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

BA SCORE
86
very good
1,057 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:
1,057
Reviews:
579
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
13.16%
 
 
Wants:
106
Gots:
108
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,057 |  Reviews: 579
Photo of rodbeermunch
3.43/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Yellow pour, a little more substantial looking than AAL, over an inch of white head, above average lacing and retention. Aroma was like nothing going on, didn't have the skunkiness of a lot of Euro lagers.

Taste was crisp and a good lesson in the different yeast strains, as it stands out here. Grassy metal notes.

Its a pretty good beer, expensive format. Not a lot of hop flavors, but the bitterness is in the right range.

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Photo of Libeertarian
3.46/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Golden amber, just lighter than natural honey, and mostly clear, with wispy off-white head of moderate retention. Smells honey-like, with white bread and grain notes. Taste is more grainy, and less honey or bread like. Hops are subdued, but seem almost menthol-like, could be influenced by honey suggestions. Fairly dry finish. Medium-bodied, could be on the lighter side but carbonation effervesces to cream and velvet, quite crisp.

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Photo of smi69
3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JDaniel502
4.4/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

The smell of this beer was faint but pleasant. The impression after my first sip was a light and gentle carbonation and a light body. The taste can be described as cereal with mild hints of grain.

This was a very clean lager and may very well become my go to light beer . I very much enjoyed it!

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Photo of stevoj
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reminds me of a nice German helles lager, very much cereal grains, but full of flavor. Tends to the sweet side, with a bit of bitter dryness at the end. The way lagers should be done.

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Photo of mkh012
3.65/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Hard to review a lager for look and smell. Very light yellow. Almost no smell. Just some vague sweetness and grass.

Taste is very well-balanced though. Probably better than any American adjunct lager. Easy drinking, light, clean finish. Doesn't become any harder to drink as it warms like some American macros do. A good summer beer. More respectable and substantive than your average lager, but hard to rave about something thats main merit is being inoffensive. If I'm looking for something light and easy drinking, I would go with a hefe instead.

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Photo of canarycommotion
4.75/5  rDev +25%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Bouleboubier
3.86/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

(bottle code SG2161 - poured into a shaker)

L: just about crystal-clear, pale, grainy yellow-gold... 1/2" of eggshell white foam - loose, open suds... no lace

S: smells like an industrial lager from Germany, say Bitburger? Becks?... little bit of sulfur, little less grain husk in the background... at its foundation is a pleasant cereal malt with flourishes of vaguely tobacco-y, grassy hops floating atop

T: mmm, pretty nice... dry, delicately bitter, peppery finish - pretty darn dry throughout... the malt flavor is sanded down pretty flat... very clean, quenching taste - wasn't expecting it to be so clean - it could use more malt depth, but I think I have a Helles in mind

F: flat-chested, on the lighter side of light-bodied... maybe the most mild of residual sugars and oils, but altogether notably damn dry... beware of how easy it knocks back

O: like a step above BMC, not too far off from Stella perhaps... it being organic, it'll get more play from me than those others

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Photo of monk2021
4.58/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of billybob
4.19/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ironGEEKpete
4.27/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance (Look): poured into 20-ounce Arc International Luminarc Gravity Glass, yellow color, clear, one to one-half finger foamy white head, quickly dissipated to nothing more than a thin ring border around the glass, similar effervescent effect, lively up front, but rapidly dropped off to barely perceptible activity, exception being when contents are swirled

Smell: sweet, malty, bread, hint of honey

Taste: sweet and malty, appears to match Ba description for the style, bitterness was a bit much, but that's more personal preference than actual level of

Mouthfeel (Feel): very crisp, definite fizz party on the palate if allowed to linger before swallowing, light

Overall: A tad too much crispness and bitterness, although it grew on me over time. Being health conscious I appreciate the organic ingredients. Appearance was adequate, not remarkably enticing. This won't replace my go-to lager, but I plan to partake again from time to time.

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Photo of louislouis91
4.38/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jcarriglio
4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of JBudraux
4.41/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Greasy
3.84/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ArchimedesSox
2.6/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Clear golden straw, 1 inch white head, no lacing

S: Sweet malts, slight hops

T: Sweet maltiness, hop bitterness in middle of taste and hangs around, not bad but not the best tasting lager I've had

M: Light to medium

O: A decent lager but I've had better lagers that are widely available American beers. Will not go out of my way to have again.

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Photo of mwckiltedsavage
3.61/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jkrug5
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of paulish
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beaulabauve
4.32/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Andrewbeardman
4.02/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Samuel Smith's Pure Brewed Organic Lager Beer from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
3.8 out of 5 based on 1,057 ratings.
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