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Samuel Smith's Pure Brewed Lager Beer - Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)

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Samuel Smith's Pure Brewed Lager BeerSamuel Smith's Pure Brewed Lager Beer

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489 Ratings

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Ratings: 489
Reviews: 303
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.79%
Wants: 37
Gots: 18 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster) visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-10-2001)
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4.22/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: 12 oz brown bottle that has green and gold foil of hop vines and barley shoots on top, no freshness date to be found.

Appearance: Pale yellow straw with a white well retaining lace.

Smell: Clean lager smell with slight hop and malt aromas. Smell like fresh cut hay and cooled biscuits.

Taste: A complex dryness with beautiful malt flavour and even semi grassy hop bitterness. The full pale malt spectrum is in the flavour ... malt, husk, grain, etc. Semi clean palate through and through ... hop character stay for a bit. Finish is clean with a hint of grain.

Notes: This is a good classic lager from a legendary brewery ... though there are lots of other lagers that are comparable at a cheaper price. Top notch of an English Lager ... give it a try.

Jason, Aug 07, 2002
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3/5  rDev -21.7%

calebv2, Saturday at 06:09 PM
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

OsoRojo, Sep 06, 2014
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3.08/5  rDev -19.6%

speterson1, Sep 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Irrationalist, Aug 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

zestar, Aug 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

MacStinson, Aug 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Wobbly, Aug 17, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +14.9%

BC65, Aug 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

blbarnett3, Aug 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Brewsed, Aug 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

tykechandler, Aug 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

kowens1389, Aug 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

BeenTired, Aug 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

thatoneguymike, Jul 30, 2014
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4.36/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I was definitely pleased when I had this after work a few weeks ago. It is fresh, crisp, and sweet with notes of caramel and honey. I feel its simple enough that all the ingredients blend perfectly with each other and no one part is overwhelming. Its fresh and herbal to start finishing with a smooth caramel spice. I will without a doubt be drinking plenty of these this autumn!

AyeMito, Jul 24, 2014
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5/5  rDev +30.5%

OkieMik, Jul 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

JohnK17, Jul 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

atlbravsrno1, Jul 10, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +24%

Zachariah1978, Jul 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

LaughingZebra, Jul 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Sspeer1, Jul 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

jklecko2, Jun 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Necronomad, Jun 20, 2014
Photo of kflorence
3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a crystal clear, light wheat in color with a good amount of creamy head atop. Carbonation looks lively, lots of creamy lace is present as you drink, gradually sliding down to head level. Head retention is great, probably the best I've seen in this category. Looks the part of a refreshing lager!

S: Sweet malts, light grains (corn is especially predominant), with lots of grass and notes of honey, apple and white grapes. No hint of skunk and not overly astringent (though more so as it warms). Classic European pale lager characteristics.

T: Follows the nose well. Lots of sweet malts and grains up front followed by lots of grass, apple, butter and even a bit of corn as it opens up on the tongue. Lingering flavor is butter, corn and sour apple. Very clean on the palate with no metal and no skunk. Everything you want from a pale lager and nothing you don't.

M: Very light with strong carbonation. While this is to be expected from the style, I don't particularly care for strongly carbonated brews. It's thin and watery with a tiny bit of butteriness. Very smooth, finishes crisp and dry.

O: This is a classic European pale lager that excels in appearance and drinkability. Very sessionable and quite modest, it delivers a distinctive pale lager flavor without the downsides that accompany many and would pare nicely with a variety of foods, especially light meats and anything greasy (I'd love to wash down some fish and chips with this one). I've come to expect this level of quality from Samuel Smith and they again did not disappoint here. Extra kudos for brewing organic. Cheers!

kflorence, Jun 08, 2014
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Samuel Smith's Pure Brewed Lager Beer from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
86 out of 100 based on 489 ratings.