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

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86
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1,049 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
Ratings:
1,049
Reviews:
578
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
12.89%
 
 
Wants:
104
Gots:
106
For Trade:
0
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Photo of leinie13
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VoxRationis
2.59/5  rDev -31.8%
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 +19.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Darandos
2.19/5  rDev -42.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.25

Photo of Oleg85
3.62/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wdf210
4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HorseheadsHopHead
3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Clear gold, small rising bubbles, huge fluffy white head that dies down into a tight packed and creamy one, with copious lacing left behind.

S: Awesome Noble hop presence. Floral, grassy, lemony. A bit of lemon pepper and lemongrass zestiness. Sweet honey, grainy malt, golden bread crust, wheat husks. Czech pilsner-like aroma in the best.

T: Golden honeyed malt. White bread. Grains and minerals. Flowers, dried grass, a touch of white pepper and lemon zest. A bit on the sweet side, but light and crisp.

F: Light, but lots of carbonation helps it roll smoothly on the tongue. Refreshing, and would pair very well with most food.

O: An upper tier Euro Pale Lager, almost a solid Czech pilsner. Comparable to Bitburger or a very fresh Stella Artois.

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Photo of ummswimmin
3.73/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of littledreamer87
3.61/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tjcarbone
3.28/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Completely agree with the Bros.

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Photo of DBosco
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

550 ml bottle, photo needs an update - looks like the label for Samuel Smith's Pure Brewed Lager Beer with the word Organic jammed in. A dense yellow with a head that vanishes; only a small amount of carbonation with small bubbles. Very clean lager smell. Taste is very clean, lager with some bitter hops, slightly sweet apple. Mouthfeel is great, bubbly refreshing and clean. This is a great beer, very drinkable, I cannot find much fault with it.

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Photo of WCKDVBZ
3.42/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Fourlives
4.26/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Just want to get out first that this is a go to beer for me when I'm trying to tone my palette down from a beer that's too hoppy. Poured cold into a Stella glass with about a half inch head and some lacing. Initial scent is of good 2-row pale malts, a little rye and just good, clean, bready goodness. As it warms, you can smell the grains better. There's a low IBU after that is really non-invasive to the organic lager experience of this brew. This is a really good session beer that you can sip on and won't lose its mouthfeel. Lastly, the reason I rate this beer so highly is that it is a very good and consistent beer that justifies itself as a good lager.

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Photo of ThePold
3.72/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Can't tell if it's old or not. Bought at a Wegmans warm stock area in Virginia with no obvious sell by date. It's pale and has almost no head. Two of the 6 bottles foamed up upon ooening. It's a decent lager. Looks watery with little carbonation. Meh.

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Photo of BcCraft710
4.21/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sokol_1993
3.87/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Quite a strange brew, very mineralty, with some earthy notes. Somehow this beer reminds me a lot of corn, corn taste corn husk. Feeling like I was on a corn field.
Not your everyday lager at all. It's bustling with taste. But still manage to be quite crisp and easy to drink.

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Photo of mackz
3.82/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of PJCarnell
3.79/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BrazilianAussie
4.07/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of aleigator
2.22/5  rDev -41.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Pours a bright golden-yellow color with a thin, stable white head.

Smells of wheat and sweet toffee, with the toffee sweetness being very prominent on the nose. Pretty muted apart from that.

Has a very high carbonation among a fizzy, overly light body, showcasing the same sweetness from the nose.

Tastes of water, an effervescent carbonation rushing over the tongue, leading to sweet malts and a whiff of hay, while finishing watery.

Tastes thin, fizzy and boring, this manages to develop almost no noteable taste at all.

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Photo of seedyone
4.72/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

From bottle at home. Lovely clear gold that shows the champagne-style bubbles rising to form tight suds for lightly laced tracings on the glass.

The aroma has a minerality with virtually no yeasty notes, yet they are present on the tongue. Aftertaste is lingering & malty. Not what I would call your typical lager, by American standards. There is nothing 'flat' here as there are in many others. It's viscous, very lively & refreshing. It's substantial character will reduce some gulpers to sippers as each mouthful has plenty to offer.

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Photo of Griphon
3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dreizhen
3.7/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nrod
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of utopiajane
4.04/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours like spun gold and just bright with a white head that fell fast. No lacing. Lots of bubbles very active. malt is just rich and breaddy and has depth. the hops are soft and have an earthy spice. The bubbles are perfect and crisp. The beer finishes malty and with a glimpse of the cooler herbal side of the hops. Malt is soft and expansive and I am sure that is because of some kind of special water. No diacetyl. No dms, no esters form yeast. A mild tingle from bubble finishes this beer.

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