Samuel Smith Organic Lager

Samuel Smith Organic Lager

Rated 3.178 by BeerPals

Brewed by Samuel Smith Old Brewery

Tadcaster, United Kingdom

Style:  Lager

5% Alcohol by Volume

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Lightly kilned organic lager malt grown in the UK is the main ingredient, with a substantial addition of organic Vienna malt and organic hops from New Zealand. Certified organic by the USDA-accredited UK Soils Association. A full-bodied lager with lots of malt and hop character. A touch hoppier than many lagers yet perfectly balanced. As an aperitif, or with Quiche Lorraine, Crab Louis, poached salmon, or grilled halibut. Serve in traditional Samuel Smith tulip glass.

ID: 920 Last updated 1 year ago Added to database 21 years ago

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Overall Rank21332
Overall Percentile57.4
Style Rank158 of 1014
Style Percentile84.4
Lowest Score2.2
Highest Score3.9
Average Score3.192
Weighted Score3.178
Standard Deviation0.400

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  • VIPINVELP 2001 reviews
    rated 2.4 9 years ago

    Aroma: 4 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 4 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 5

    Pale yellow clear poor, small foam. Shallow taste, not bitter. Drinks down smoothly, no long lasting taste. Not a good example of what the Brits can brew.

  • MITCHFORGIE 683 reviews
    rated 3.0 11 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    A lager, about as average as they come. Corn, skunky, lame.... why dont I dig lager like every other man on the planet? Its just boring and bloating and fizzy, like soda pop with less excitement. too bad....

  • SIGMUND 5268 reviews
    rated 2.8 12 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 5

    550 ml bottle, at Café Luna, Aalborg. ABV was 5%. Golden colour, big to moderate white head. Moderate aroma of flowery and grassy hops. Allegedly "a touch hoppier than many lagers", I still find the flavour rather bland and boring. More malts than hops though. At least there are no offensive side flavours.

  • STOUTLOVER72 2327 reviews
    rated 3.5 13 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Not sure exactly how fresh this bottle is, but I was pleasantly suprised at how tasty it was, and the hop levels were clearly noticeable. The beer's best character was the flavor, which had a pleasant fruityness supplied by the yeast that matched really well with the hops used. It really breaks the standard "lager" mold with hop level, so it was really welcome. Aromas carried the cereal-like malts with some light flesh fruits, and a touch of grass. Very enjoyable beer.

  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 3.4 13 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    good organic beer...consistantly good, a feat in itself. i like the organic ale just a touch better, but they are both qute enjoyable. this one is just a touch more bitter and lighter in color.

  • SUDSMCDUFF 3781 reviews
    rated 2.9 14 years ago

    Aroma: 5 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 6

    bought in to complete the samuel smith line up ... a prettty decent lager ... a good bitterness level ... low lacing ... a good organic that dosn't remind me of hippies .. not much else to this beer, to sum it up: a simple non offensive organic-fad lager from tadcaster..5%..

  • BLUESANDBARBQ 2568 reviews
    rated 3.1 14 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Pours a nice clear golden yellow with a thin white head and some lacing. Good carbonation. Aromas of slightly sweet malts and slight hops. Taste is very average with a balance of malts and slight hops. A very average lager.

  • MMMMBEER 1119 reviews
    rated 3.2 14 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    This was a bit of a let down, it was ok but coming from Samuel Smith I was expecting better. Light copper body with a very noisy white cap. Very mild aroma that was slightly musty, apple, honey, some grass. Some skunk coming through in the flavor. This taste like most other Euro lagers but this is of slightly higher quality. Dark mildly bitter malts, apple, skunks, mild hop bite. Never want to drink this again but it was ok for the style I guess.

  • YUMBEER 275 reviews
    rated 2.5 14 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 4

    A lager with very little flavor or aroma. Golden colored and a bit thin on the body and reminds me of the latin american lagers. It does pairs well with spicy food.

  • PHISHPOND417 3045 reviews
    rated 2.8 14 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 6

    Pours a bright golden colour with a fairly large white head. aroma is a little grainy, and at times a little yeasty as well. initial malted taste followed up by a stale hop flavor. fulfilling on the palate, plenty of carbonation but just not enough flavor for me.

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