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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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BA SCORE
86
very good

475 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 475
Reviews: 303
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 12.76%
Wants: 35
Gots: 16 | 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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jaydoc

Kansas

4/5  rDev +4.2%

01-05-2014 03:40:38 | More by jaydoc
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tard24

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

01-02-2014 09:24:39 | More by tard24
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HRamz3

Pitcairn

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

12-18-2013 14:33:09 | More by HRamz3
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ptarmigan98

Manitoba (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

12-14-2013 17:47:23 | More by ptarmigan98
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CreekyJarls

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +4.2%

12-11-2013 02:04:53 | More by CreekyJarls
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muswellbeerbelly

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.2%

12-09-2013 01:51:59 | More by muswellbeerbelly
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Beric

Illinois

4.2/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Serving: Bottle into footed pilsener glass
Enjoyed: 6 December 2013

Appearance: Pours a pale golden yellow, crystal clear, with some nice lines of carbonation coming up from the bottom. Looks exactly as you would expect an EPL to look like. Huge three finger head slowly subsides to a one-half finger head that sticks around. Incredible lacing.

Smell: Clean and spicy. Smells very clean, beery, with minor noble hop notes. No skunk or weird funkiness happening in this one.

Taste: Although EPLs are a style regularly ridiculed on BA, this one is a league above all others. This is my gold standard for EPLs- magnificently brewed with good balance between golden malts and hop bitterness. The flavors in this one are very subtle. Most importantly, unlike mass-produced EPLs like Stella Artois or Heineken, this one continues to taste magnificently pure and clean even as it warms up, rather than getting weird earthy, funky tastes like the mass produced ones.

Mouthfeel: Light and bubbly, just as you'd expect from an EPL.

Overall: The gold-standard for Euro Pale Lagers, in my book. A great beer in an underappreciated style. This one really showcases the subtleties pale lagers can have if brewed correctly and this is indeed a masterful example of such.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2013 15:11:50 | More by Beric
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BillRoth

Maryland

4/5  rDev +4.2%

12-05-2013 00:38:43 | More by BillRoth
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DrewSnyc667

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.2%

11-29-2013 21:18:49 | More by DrewSnyc667
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mizx

United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev +4.2%

11-24-2013 23:02:35 | More by mizx
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Beefytits4

Illinois

3/5  rDev -21.9%

11-03-2013 22:45:27 | More by Beefytits4
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wonothesane42

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

10-20-2013 20:49:59 | More by wonothesane42
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RedneckBeerz

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.2%

10-20-2013 07:14:41 | More by RedneckBeerz
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Summer92

Mississippi

4/5  rDev +4.2%

10-20-2013 01:44:52 | More by Summer92
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BeerBucks

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

10-17-2013 00:24:28 | More by BeerBucks
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Mantooth

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

09-24-2013 20:16:45 | More by Mantooth
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ToddThompson

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

09-24-2013 19:58:55 | More by ToddThompson
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metter98

New York

3.73/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is crystal clear light yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high off white head that died down, leaving a thin head covering the surface and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light aromas of floral and grassy hops are present in the nose along with a touch of nondescript malts.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste is a bit grassy and has some flavors of pale and bready malts along with a light to moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels a bit shy of being medium-bodied and very clean on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a very drinkable and well-crafted all-malt lager. There's nothing in the way of "off flavors" that are often attributable to some of the beers in this style.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2013 19:29:41 | More by metter98
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hansavijaticar

Croatia (Hrvatska)

2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

09-18-2013 19:32:34 | More by hansavijaticar
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zachgroves

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

09-16-2013 23:57:36 | More by zachgroves
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runawaycyborg

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

09-16-2013 21:18:11 | More by runawaycyborg
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saburky

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

09-12-2013 14:06:27 | More by saburky
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ghostdog

New York

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

09-05-2013 11:13:07 | More by ghostdog
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smithj4

New York

4/5  rDev +4.2%

08-30-2013 01:36:11 | More by smithj4
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outsider

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

08-26-2013 19:14:01 | More by outsider
Samuel Smith's Pure Brewed Lager Beer from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
86 out of 100 based on 475 ratings.