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Samuel Smith's Pure Brewed Organic Lager Beer | Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)

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Samuel Smith's Pure Brewed Organic Lager BeerSamuel Smith's Pure Brewed Organic Lager Beer
BA SCORE
3.82/5
Very Good
1,070 Ratings
Samuel Smith's Pure Brewed Organic Lager BeerSamuel Smith's Pure Brewed Organic Lager Beer
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
England, United Kingdom
samuelsmithsbrewery.co.uk

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Bitterbill on 02-26-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#13,222
Reviews:
582
Ratings:
1,070
pDev:
12.83%
Bros Score:
4.17
 
 
Wants:
107
Gots:
110
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 1,070 |  Reviews: 582
Photo of obywan59
3.71/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours straw yellow with a chunky 4 finger white head that leaves thick, sticky lacing.

Smell of sweet, nutty malts. A little fruity.

Taste is a little flat. This beer's probably past it's prime. Citric and just faintly bitter with light sweet malts.

Moderate in feel with light to moderate carbonation. Drying.

Pretty good, even though there's not much hop presence.

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Photo of AmitC
3.18/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of einman
3.78/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DoctorRobert1969
5/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

When I first tasted this, I thought "Wow, this is what a lager is supposed to taste like like and I never knew it!" So clean and refreshing. A near perfect golden lager.

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Photo of BeerAndFilm
3.94/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kurmaraja
3.71/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chossboss
3.76/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HermitDan
3.96/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rab53
3.53/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brutalist
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Branlott42
3.73/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pat61
4.29/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L: brilliant straw gold permeated by streams of rapidly rising bubbles under a 1.5" ivory cap with good retention.

S: Rich hop aromas, some floral and spice, earthy biscuit and light cracker smells rise from the glass.

T: crisp, starting lightly sweet with a faint hint of apple, light spicy floral, some bread dough and cracker malt flavors finishing bitter with a trace of tart on the finish

F: smooth, medium light bodied with medium high carbonation

O: an excellent, easy to drink International Pale Lager with some flavor

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Photo of Jcbroome
3.12/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Fettpopps
2/5  rDev -47.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of scootercrabb
3.74/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This was poured into a pilsener glass. The appearance was a nice light colored clear yellow with streams of carbonation rising at a decent pace to fill a one and a half finger white foamy head. The head dissipated within less than about forty seconds and graced the glass with a nice speckled lacing. The smell had some subtle biscuit to breadiness rolling under my nose and allowing a nice sweet honey coated hoppiness. The taste had a nice sweet fruity character over top of some light breadiness. There was a quick dry and crisp finish. On the palate, this beer was about a light on the body with a pretty good sessionability about it. The carbonation finishes fairly smooth. Overall, in my opinion, this was a good beer to have again.

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Photo of Beefstroganoff
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.62/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RickyBfromCT
3.8/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lagerquestrian
4.15/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cristoph
4.51/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of leinie13
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VoxRationis
2.59/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Decanted from a 12 oz bottle into a conical pint glass.
A: Straw to golden color, quarter inch head which dissipates quickly leaving serious lacing.
S: Light roast malt with some pitted fruit notes.
T: Light roast malt with a metallic (iron) taste throughout leading to a metallic aftertaste. No evidence of hops, really.
M: Light bodied with limited effervescence.
O: It is drinkable and would quench a thirst when chilled, but hardly distinguishable from a commercial, so-called "convenience" beer. It is at best a "run of the mill" lager.
Samuel Smith has labelled quite a number of its offerings "Organic." Aren't the vast majority of drinks made from barley (and other grains), hops, yeast, and water organic? Are the letting the bottles run "free range" before packaging them for sale. Seems a bit silly, n'est pas?

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Photo of RochefortChris
4.53/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Darandos
2.19/5  rDev -42.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.25

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Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 1,070 ratings
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