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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

516 Ratings

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Ratings: 516
Reviews: 311
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 12.76%
Wants: 44
Gots: 27 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-10-2001

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Photo of misternebbie
3.36/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Armen
4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Ale_Dog
4.03/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Rich and smooth, almost a
Honey sweetness to it.

Photo of MakeMineADoubleJack
4.13/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tomvanconant
4.68/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Very crisp clean and fresh tasting.

Photo of vince_arch_beer
3.38/5  rDev -12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Great, crisp flavor at first sip with a sweet tail at the end. Very beautiful color, quite clear with an SRM around 8-12. Very low hop/bitterness. Carbonation is beautiful and mouthfeel is exactly what I'd expect from a lager.

What makes this bottle of beer go over the edge is the bottle design as well as its organic nature. You can taste the quality and craftsmanship, no additives or preservatives (or at least the chemical ones).

Photo of thegodfather1076
4.3/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Presentation: Very nice label in the Samuel Smith traditional style with very vibrant, colorful, and eye-catching graphics. Front label gives a bit of info on the beer, states “USDA Organic” and “Serve Cold”. Back label gives ABV info, web info, a bit of brewery info, a nice back story and description of the beer, states “USDA Organic”, and has a nice graphic. Has “Samuel Smith” and “Bottled at Yorkshires oldest brewery est. 1758” embossed on the bottle.

Appearance: A semi-aggressive pour from its 550ml brown bottle into a 13oz stemmed pokal led to a 3 finger white frothy head of a light airy density atop an almost perfectly clear yet slightly hazy pale golden yellow beer. Head retention was a very good 4min 59sec before fading to thick ring and coating with excellent lacing.

Smell/Aroma: Smell is very clean with a floral grassy hop aroma with a nice light malt sweetness and a bit of perhaps white grapes and light fruit.

Flavor/Taste: Taste is of floral and grassy hops on the front end with a sweet malt grain flavor. Mid point has a very grainy malt flavor that begins to come to the fore front while still giving a bit of grainy hop bitter notes. Back end is dominated by grainy malt sweetness with just a slight floral hop bite. Finishes with a grainy aftertaste. Very clean on the palette.

MouthFeel/Drinkability: Medium bodied with an above average amount of carbonation. Has a crisp clean mouthfeel that is highly refreshing and highly drinkable.

Overall/Comments: This is one of the better beers I have had in quite a while. Beer is very drinkable with spot-on flavor and nose. A prime example of the style. This a must try lager. Consumed 1/8/14. Classified as a Euro Pale Lager @ 5% ABV.

Photo of PatGreer
4.05/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Slatetank
4.11/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I am surprised it took me this long to review this but I had this chance so here goes, enjoyed chilled in a 1/2pint from the 500ml.

Golden color with thin 1/2 finger white head with great clarity in body and visible carbonation rising to a fine bead collar and lace that clings in a ring. The smell is mildly fruity with English yeast aroma and light herbal hop scent with slight sweet grain essence with light floral hop accent. The feel is mildly fruity from yeast with medium high carbonation and light toasted dry malt middle with semi-bitter and dry finish with very lightly spiced finish.

The taste begins with malt that is mild and yeast fruitinesss with a slight apple/pear quality wiht subtle sweetness level and a hint of spice in the periphery with a slight toasted grain flavor in the middle. The flavor is on the dry side with herbal hops adding to the flavor with mildly bitter taste as it finishes. Overall I consider this very good - a clean lager with a lot of flavor -excellent drinkability for the style

Photo of Hdempsey
3.48/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of Kyboy17
4.28/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of buzzy
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of 302BeerGuy
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of avitallo
3.2/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of Ramalangan
4.44/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of Stigh
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of MarkWalker6
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of Foxtrot084
4.4/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of cassandra
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Larry_Moon
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

This is just a great beer. 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.

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.

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of Nickgiraud
4.04/5  rDev +5.2%

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

Photo of BigGold
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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