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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

483 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 483
Reviews: 303
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 12.76%
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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BeernerdJeff

South Carolina

4.01/5  rDev +4.4%

Appearance- pours a brilliant golden color with a great white head of three fingers. A lot of bubbles, so good carbonation. As head fades, there is a nice cling around the sides of the glass.

Smell-there is a slight bread smell with a hint of hops coming through. Not strong and not complex to the nose. Seems simple and very light.

Taste-where the beer lacks in smell, it makes up for in taste! The malty goodness hits first followed by hops. Though a hearty malt flavor, it's just right. Great balance in flavor. Seems to be made from simple, basic ingredients but Samuel Smith has been able to bring out full flavor in this beer.

Mouthfeel- light and smooth. Can really feel the carbonation on the tongue. Has a nice linger, not too much and not little. Very drinkable and very refreshing.

Overall, I am very much a fan of this lager-quickly becoming one of my favorites! Highly recommend this one.

02-04-2014 22:03:32 | More by BeernerdJeff
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John_Squires

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

02-03-2014 04:09:49 | More by John_Squires
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rc51sport

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

02-01-2014 22:02:30 | More by rc51sport
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FilumDee

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +4.2%

01-25-2014 21:16:09 | More by FilumDee
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osant37

New York

4/5  rDev +4.2%

01-20-2014 00:34:58 | More by osant37
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ColForbinBC

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +4.2%

01-18-2014 14:46:44 | More by ColForbinBC
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mattmarka1

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

01-16-2014 06:25:47 | More by mattmarka1
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pmorris71

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

01-15-2014 23:47:53 | More by pmorris71
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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

Massachusetts

4.2/5  rDev +9.4%

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.

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
Samuel Smith's Pure Brewed Lager Beer from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
86 out of 100 based on 483 ratings.