Taddy Lager
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)

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Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
England, United Kingdom
European Pale Lager
Ranked #56
Ranked #28,324
3.37 | pDev: 12.46%
Oct 13, 2022
Jun 17, 2011
Notes: None
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Rated: 3.5 by Ushouldbeworkinh from England

Oct 13, 2022
Rated: 2.52 by AmatuerSurgeon from Missouri

Oct 10, 2022
Rated: 3 by mpenske from California

Apr 11, 2022
Rated: 3.5 by paulish from New York

Oct 04, 2021
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.52/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
i dont know these guy to be a lager house, its their famous and classic ales that have made them known around the world, but i was excited to see a few lagers happening when we hit one of their pubs in london. this looks great, clear and bright golden under an inch of creamy white head. the yeast is curious in nose and taste to me, almost more like a fruity mexican lager than an old world english one, things like lime and papaya in here, so unexpected and kind of oddly modern, maybe just some esters from a warmer lager fermentation, not totally sure, but its different and kind of appealing. the rest of the beer doesnt really match it all that well though, like the minimal malt profile and the english bittering hops are classic, and the yeast is strange, so there is some kind of disconnect here, i dont dislike it, but its a little disjointed and it kind of heavies up a little for me, especially as it warms, no more than the sum of its parts this time. a fine afternoon pint to drink down, but i much preferred their double four lager, which has a much cleaner and more traditional complexion to it.
May 19, 2019
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Reviewed by JonnoWillsteed from England

3.39/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
L- clear, pale gold with a white head.
S- grains, mild, pleasant.
T- Light and refreshing
F- Refreshing, went well with lunch
O- A pleasant if unremarkable lager. Sessionable.
Enjoyed this week at one of their pubs, the Cittie or Yorke on Holborn in London. £3.80/pint. The tap-head showed this as being 4.5% and the brewery listing also does https://www.samuelsmithsbrewery.co.uk/product/taddy-lager/ so it appears the listing above at 3.70% is either superceded or simply incorrect.
Apr 06, 2019
Rated: 3.17 by jsbirnba from California

Jul 22, 2017
Rated: 3.25 by DbbC from Illinois

Oct 09, 2016
Rated: 3.31 by Miket13 from New York

Apr 02, 2016
Rated: 3.61 by Stillyman11 from California

Mar 17, 2016
Rated: 3.46 by tobelerone from New Jersey

Jan 19, 2016
Rated: 3.05 by CharlesStenner from England

Jan 08, 2016
Rated: 2.42 by pierluigitricoci from North Carolina

Aug 02, 2015
Rated: 3.33 by Honeybourne from Scotland

Jun 28, 2015
Rated: 3.77 by dmurray50000 from England

Jun 26, 2015
Rated: 3.4 by MisterKilderkin from California

May 26, 2015
Rated: 3.75 by njbusa from New Jersey

May 09, 2015
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Reviewed by jadpsu from Georgia

2.9/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
got in Laurel, MS.
Pours a clear golden color with a white head that quickly fades.
Aroma is fruity with apple and some pepper spice.
Taste has the pepper spice hops, corn husk and grass.
on the tart side, overall just o.k.
Dec 23, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by lillitnn92 from Virginia

Nov 21, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by His_Royal_Hoppiness from England

Nov 15, 2014
Rated: 3.25 by nobadeer from Massachusetts

Sep 01, 2014
Rated: 3.25 by Sellen from Connecticut

Jul 19, 2014
Rated: 3 by Cubro from California

Jul 16, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by Stargazer2892 from North Carolina

Jul 16, 2014
Rated: 3.25 by rabbitguy from Illinois

Jul 10, 2014
Rated: 3.25 by harpus from Alabama

Apr 20, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by kylehay2004 from Illinois

Dec 28, 2013
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Reviewed by FLima from Brazil

3.29/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Golden color with a thin head with apparent carbonation that feeds a constant head plate.
Light aroma of herbal hops and honey with hints of bready malt.
Fresh flavor of herbal hops and pale malt.
Medium body with appropriate carbonation.
A flawless straight forward lager.
Nov 16, 2013
Rated: 3.25 by FINLANDski_1619 from Wyoming

Oct 07, 2013
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Reviewed by flyingpig from Scotland

2.79/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5
Pint on Tap at The White Horse, Soho, London (£5.50):
Golden straw with a 0.5cm foamy white and holds well. The beer is clear and leave some lacing on the glass.

Light corn and lager hops with some sweetness and background fruits, mainly apple smelling though. There is some light citrus and overall the beer is quite weak on the nose.

Bland tasting with some light fruits, some corn and a medium bitterness running through it. There is some apples and a few basic hops but not much other than that.

Grainy on the palate with some semi-bitterness coming through on top of a relatively bland mouthfeel that starts sweet but quickly fades. The beer has a medium to light body and moderate carbonation.

A poor offering here and this one was especially given the reputation of the brewery and the fact I was expecting a lot better. This one was a very average beer that had nothing memorable about it and didn't do anything to grab my attention.
Sep 25, 2013
Rated: 4 by rph97 from Texas

May 10, 2013
Rated: 3.5 by mitlinks from Switzerland

Mar 15, 2013
Rated: 4.25 by Mike151014 from South Carolina

Mar 10, 2013
Rated: 2.75 by Pelicanrocks from England

Mar 03, 2013
Rated: 3 by alexworsnip from North Carolina

Jan 30, 2013
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Reviewed by DocJitsu from Florida

4/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a clear, pale golden color with huge fluffy, pure white head. The nose is comprised of unripe green grape, earthiness, and a note of banana. Mouthfeel is full-bodied, smooth, and wet. Just a bit of carbonation toward the finish for balance. Speaking of balance. Speaking of balance, a lot of mild flavor that is well-balanced. Not too much of anything. Sweetness on the front of the to the and tartness on the back. Soft notes of banana and bread emerge ever so subtly. Painfully drinkable.
Dec 11, 2012
Rated: 4 by Amalak from New York

Nov 02, 2012
Rated: 3.5 by awaer

Aug 27, 2012
Rated: 3.5 by Dunns1027 from Pennsylvania

Mar 11, 2012
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Reviewed by BlackHaddock from England

3.06/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Not sure why I had a half of this: purely to review it I suppose, plus I’d never seen it before: Half pint poured for me by an Australian young lady in the beautiful ‘Citte of Yorke, Holborn, London.

Regular pilsner/lager looks, golden, clear and clean, except it had a solid looking crown of white bubbles on top which almost stayed for the whole review, very un-lager like.

Not much in the nose, some citrusy hints but not otherwise nothing.

This is a fairly sweet lager, certainly sweeter than a typical UK brewed lager/pilsner and I found it refreshing, but only because it became a little drier towards the end of each sip.

Not harsh, but not really smooth either, a bit ‘fizzy’ to be honest: lacked that zing and sharpness this style of drink should have, comes out as a Mr Average in almost all aspects. The alcohol content didn't help its cause to greatly either.
Oct 31, 2011
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