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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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very good

502 Ratings

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Ratings: 502
Reviews: 306
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 12.76%
Wants: 38
Gots: 25 | 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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Photo of Jason
4.22/5  rDev +9.9%
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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4.44/5  rDev +15.6%

Ramalangan, Nov 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Stigh, Nov 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

MarkWalker6, Nov 13, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +14.6%

Foxtrot084, Nov 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

cassandra, Nov 08, 2014
Photo of Larry_Moon
5/5  rDev +30.2%

This is just my favorite beer ........ever. Such a simple brew solution yet the product of this labor is perfect! It's the only lager I've ever found to have malty legs. Its perfect blend of barley and hops gives you the sense that its malty and bitter attributes are released on to your taste buds for an epic battle (which is ultimately just won by the hops army). The finish is crisp but doesn't leave your tongue feeling dry. The complexity of the competing flavors makes for a fantastic taste interrupted by nothing as the malted barley and hops in this beer are organic. It clearly makes a difference. I would enjoy this beer in the company of the most boring and annoying people in the world.

Larry_Moon, Nov 07, 2014
Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle into lager glass, bottled on 11/15/2013. Pours fairly crystal clear pale golden color with a 1 finger dense white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings down the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of lemon, cracker, biscuit, light honey, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance of pale malt, earthy hops ,and yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of lemon, cracker, biscuit, light honey, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Light earthy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, cracker, biscuit, light honey, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Very nice balance of pale malt, earthy hops, and yeast ester flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Very clean and robust flavors for a pale lager as well. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and slightly bready mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 5%. Overall this is an excellent pale lager style. All around great balance and robustness of pale malt, earthy hops, and yeast ester flavors; and very smooth, crisp, and clean to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

superspak, Oct 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

BeerForMuscle, Oct 21, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev +5.2%

Nickgiraud, Oct 17, 2014
Photo of OsoRojo
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Everything about this beer is above-average for the style. Refreshing every time, consistency matters. Organic ingredients, why don't we see more of this happening? This is my go-to lager when I need a break from IPAs and Stouts. Highly reco!mended

OsoRojo, Sep 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

BigGold, Sep 27, 2014
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3.14/5  rDev -18.2%

OKCNittany, Sep 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Loveyourbeer, Sep 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

pasjc2001, Sep 20, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.9%

calebv2, Sep 13, 2014
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3.08/5  rDev -19.8%

speterson1, Sep 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Irrationalist, Aug 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

zestar, Aug 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

MacStinson, Aug 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Wobbly, Aug 17, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +14.6%

BC65, Aug 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

blbarnett3, Aug 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Brewsed, Aug 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

tykechandler, Aug 10, 2014
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Samuel Smith's Pure Brewed Lager Beer from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
87 out of 100 based on 502 ratings.