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

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BA SCORE
3.82/5
Very Good
1,085 Ratings
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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:
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Added by Bitterbill on 02-26-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#14,839
Reviews:
586
Ratings:
1,085
pDev:
12.83%
Bros Score:
4.17
 
 
Wants:
108
Gots:
112
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Ratings: 1,085 |  Reviews: 586
Photo of BcCraft710
4.21/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sokol_1993
3.87/5  rDev +1.3%
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%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of PJCarnell
3.79/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BrazilianAussie
4.07/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of aleigator
2.22/5  rDev -41.9%
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 +23.6%
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 +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dreizhen
3.7/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of utopiajane
4.04/5  rDev +5.8%
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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Photo of Rollmeaway2loadout
4.34/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jw4free
3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CodeBlack7
3.99/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sephyrott
4.01/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of AD17
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sound_Explorer
4.07/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of datalager
4.08/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Squire
3.1/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bought this because it had the words Samuel Smith and Lager on the label. Really didn't take organic into consideration. As a pale lager this one's allright. Light, clean, malt forward approach, hops there in a restrained sort of fashion. An all rounder I wouldn't mind having around if it didn't cost so darn much.

Not enough value for money here for me to be a repeat purchaser.

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Photo of tomb_ride
3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mastema
3.37/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Pours a straw yellow.
Sweet malty smell, a bit grassy as well.
Taste is smooth and grassy with a light sweet malt gain.
Crisp, clear, well done lager.

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Photo of Stillyman11
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Martine
3.77/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of headlessparrot
3.59/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Rate this one in-style, and you've got yourself a world-class beer; rate this one along a broader continuum and you're left with a solid entry in a pretty boring sub-style--a sub-style whose very trademark seems to be its blandness (what else do you get when you've eschewed flavour-altering adjuncts, spicy Pilsner hops, and/or prominent German malts?).

Definitely crisp. Tremendously clean, refreshing, and supremely drinkable (a body that is not watery, but feels light and enjoyable). Balanced, with a doughy, biscuit/cracker character and light boiled veg hopping. Signs of an almost ale-y fruity estery-ness. Nice straw-gold colour (signs of chill-haze initially that fade in a couple of moments) with moderate head. Worth trying, but not worth hoarding, and certainly not worth import prices you'll pay outside of the UK.

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Pure Brewed Organic Lager Beer from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 1,085 ratings