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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

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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4/5  rDev +4.4%

bunta, Feb 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

lr300, Feb 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

djchrismac, Feb 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

skydogpenn, Feb 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Luiz0930, Feb 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

tyleeis, Feb 14, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +24%

Feel_the_Darkness, Feb 05, 2014
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4.01/5  rDev +4.7%

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.

BeernerdJeff, Feb 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

John_Squires, Feb 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

rc51sport, Feb 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

FilumDee, Jan 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

osant37, Jan 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

ColForbinBC, Jan 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

mattmarka1, Jan 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

pmorris71, Jan 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

jaydoc, Jan 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

tard24, Jan 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

HRamz3, Dec 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

ptarmigan98, Dec 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

CreekyJarls, Dec 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

muswellbeerbelly, Dec 09, 2013
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4.2/5  rDev +9.7%

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.

Beric, Dec 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

BillRoth, Dec 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

DrewSnyc667, Nov 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

mizx, Nov 24, 2013
Samuel Smith's Pure Brewed Lager Beer from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
86 out of 100 based on 489 ratings.