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Samuel Smith's Organically Produced Lager Beer - Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)

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Samuel Smith's Organically Produced Lager BeerSamuel Smith's Organically Produced Lager Beer

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BA SCORE
86
very good

588 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 588
Reviews: 354
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.86%
Wants: 47
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:
Beer added by: Bitterbill on 02-26-2001

No notes at this time.
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Ratings: 588 | Reviews: 354
Photo of terence
2/5  rDev -47.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Better than the typical American lagers, but not saying much. Pretty average, nothing too exciting. A lot of carbonation.

Photo of Theogre83
4.27/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of njbusa
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Premo88
4.13/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into pilsener

L: 100% clear dark yellow/gold (no amber) with 1-inch head of white foam off a hard pour; some sticking off head; beer keeps a good skin as hundreds of bubbles fly up the middle of the column ... shows a ton of carbonation; keeps a thick collar of white and is lacing in a fantastic way. beautiful brew.

S: bread malt ... very sweet and fruity, almost like plums or apples; lemon; sour apple ... pretty interesting notes, little to no hop presence of the typical European lager kind; apricot/peach; call me crazy, but it's giving off a tomato sauce note -- I'd swear it smells like a pepperoni pizza (namely the pizza sauce) from Blue Baker's in College Station, TX ... yeasty, thin crust, almost sun-ripened tomato like ... I swear I'm not making this up

T: lemon apples ... sweet at times from loads of bread malt flavor; lots of fruit sweetness at times, but it also has a slight earthiness to it that tames the sweet ... over time becomes almost entirely peachy/apricoty ... very fruity ... any hop presence is only remarkable in how it keeps the flavor from becoming too sweet -- can't really taste the hops, which isn't a bad thing

F: pretty solid all around, even after a pretty hard pour ... good carbonation but a soft feel around the crispness ... again, interesting

O: interesting keeps coming up and up with this brew, for it's got a lot of smell and taste notes and even a mouthfeel that is different from anything else I've had ... not 100% unique, not completely different but still different. the peachy/apricot flavor slowly takes hold, but the grain and lemon flavors, the bread malt and the mix of many different aroma notes make for a cool path to the leveling out fruitiness. great brew.

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Nose grains, sweet malt, light fruit, bready, cereals. Taste light lemon, herbal grassiness, sweet malt, hay, biscuits, & hoppy bitter finish

Photo of misternebbie
3.55/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Antc2382
4.16/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I smell/taste the slightest hint of honey. This is a really nice, crisp light beer. Very sessionable

Photo of Mebuzzard
4.36/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rick778
3.12/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Martelljw2
3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Axnjxn
3.8/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MrTransistor
4.3/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BlackhammerOhio
3.3/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sean_cruise
4.41/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wrightst
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of aj_tuna
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of JuicesFlowing
4.04/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a dimpled mug.

Look: Clear golden body. White head. Little to no lacing.

Aroma: Clean, sweet, and grainy. Malty.

Taste: Very sweet up front with clean malts and grains. A touch of tang in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, light bodied.

Overall: A very easy to drink beer, very clean, light, and tasty. On the sweet side.

Photo of Hellpop65
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of guyute13
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of Joshmistake
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of Larry_Moon
5/5  rDev +31.2%

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.

Photo of athomasPSU
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of SysopChris
4.2/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of JB62
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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Samuel Smith's Organically Produced Lager Beer from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
86 out of 100 based on 588 ratings.