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

Samuel Smith's Pure Brewed Organic Lager BeerSamuel Smith's Pure Brewed Organic Lager Beer
BA SCORE
65.6%
Liked This Beer
3.81 w/ 1,064 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:
#13,148
Reviews:
580
Ratings:
1,064
Liked:
698
Avg:
3.81/5
pDev:
12.86%
Alströms:
4.17
 
 
Wants:
107
Gots:
110
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,064 |  Reviews: 580
Photo of ckollias
3.03/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Enjoyed this 12oz bottle out of a large snifter glass.

A: Pours a light golden hue with a thick, frothy, white head that slowly dissipates leaving a nice trail down the glass and ending in a solid lace.

S: Grainy malt aroma slight hops– not much of a nose here.

T: Crisp fresh brew – malty character with a hoppy background.

M: Thin body and medium carbonation.

O: Not a huge fan of this beer – it’s cool it is organic but. First beer by Samuel Smith that disappointed me.

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Photo of Dope
3/5  rDev -21.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of dansmcd
3.23/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a very clear and light pale gold, looks like sparkling apple juice. One finger of frothy white head which fades rather quickly but leaves behind some spotty lacing.

S - Mild. Green apple, hay and lemon. Clean but faint.

T - Some citrus, light rice and apple skin. Malted barley provides the backing. Nice enough and perfectly sessionable but fairly bland.

M - Moderately carbonated, light body, nice for the style. Slightly acidic.

O - Yeah, they don't make any crap beers at Sam Smith's but this one is pretty forgettable.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of metter98
3.78/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is clear light yellow in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high bright white head that slowly died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: There are aromas of grainy malts and grassy hops in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has flavors of grainy malts along with a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied, a bit crisp and clean on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink and definitely tastes organic with all-malt flavors.

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4/5  rDev +5%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Photo of JerzDevl2000
3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up in Totowa recently since I never had this before and this was lighter than the other Sam Smith's beers that I've had before. I was never a fan of this style, given how similar and "skunky" the popular examples of this are but after having enjoyed this bottle, I can say that this was by far and away the best example of a Euro Pale Lager that I've ever had!

The pour to this was what I expected when I bought this beer - golden, clear, and foamy. Not a lot of lacing though but the carbonation was good for a beer that was this clear in appearance. Lots of grass and straw here with a good malt balance and a slightly sour aftertaste. This blew the green-bottled beers of this style and there was just enough body here to keep this from feeling watered-down.

The alcohol was spot-on too and had I hard another bottle, I would have downed that after finishing this. I wish more lagers were this floral and easy to drink. There's nothing flashy here but this was enjoyable and ups the ante for a style that doesn't get a whole lot of love!

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.83/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

18.7 oz. bottle. Samuel Smith's Organic Lager has a thick, creamy, white head and a slightly hazy, extremely bubbly, straw appearance, leaving lots of thick lacing behind. The aroma is sweet barley malt, biscuit, and just a touch of stinging hops. Taste is wonderful- sweet barley malt, sugar, water, and good hop balance. Mouthfeel is light, and Samuel Smith's Organic Lager finishes crisp, clean, refreshing, ultra drinkable, and mostly dry. Overall, this is a most excellent beer!

RJT

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear honey color with a 1/2 inch foamy white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy patches of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, and some grassy and hay aromas. Taste is much the same along with a slight fruity flavor. There is a mild herbal hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good and easy drinking beer that is pretty refreshing.

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.38/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a beer mug.

A: Pours a medium straw color with perfect clarity and intense looking carbonation. The head is a two finger white color with surprisingly decent retention.

S: Very grassy and zesty, almost to the point of having a slight 'skunk' to it (it's not a bad skunk, though). There are also slight hints of fruitiness in the scent. Solid enough.

T: The grassiness moves down to the taste buds, augmented by a light malt backbone and a hint of fruitiness. It's almost like bizarro Heineken in a manner, refreshing and easy to drink without being offensively skunky.

M: Has a nice thickness, especially for a lager, without being overly bloated. It isn't overly carbonated, allowing it to go down in an incredibly easy manner.

O: Quite a good thirst quencher, but a little expensive for what it is. At least it offers enough over the Heinekens of the world to make it worth it.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

Samuel Smith's Pure Brewed Organic Lager Beer from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
Beer rating: 65.6% out of 100 with 1,064 ratings
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