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

BA SCORE
86
very good
1,056 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:
1,056
Reviews:
579
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
12.89%
 
 
Wants:
105
Gots:
108
For Trade:
0
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Photo of scootercrabb
3.74/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.62/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RickyBfromCT
3.8/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lagerquestrian
4.15/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cristoph
4.51/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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