Samuel Smith Pure Brewed Lager

Samuel Smith Pure Brewed Lager

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Brewed by Samuel Smith Old Brewery

Tadcaster, United Kingdom

Style:  Lager

5% Alcohol by Volume

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Samuel Smith is most famous for classic ales, but it also offers what is described as “England’s finest lager.” The all-malt beer is brewed with a softer water and fermented in separately-housed stainless steel lager vessels using bottom-fermenting yeast. Rich golden color, delightful floral bouquet with lots of fruity hop character and fragrance. Poached Darne of salmon with smoked salmon mousse and tomato salad. Chilled as an aperitif, or as an accompaniment to an alfresco buffet. Mixed with lemon-lime soda or ginger ale to make a “shandy.” Serve in a wine glass-type tumbler at 40 degrees. “One of the very best British brewed lagers on the market from the company that certainly knows a thing or two about its craft.” Rohan Daft—Daft about Lager.

ID: 1051 Last updated 11 years ago Added to database 19 years ago

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Overall Rank9285
Overall Percentile79.6
Style Rank38 of 956
Style Percentile96
Lowest Score2.2
Highest Score5.0
Average Score3.336
Weighted Score3.308
Standard Deviation0.000

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  • STANG 237 reviews
    rated 3.0 5 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 4 | Flavor: 4 | Overall: 6

    Beautiful caramel malt nose. Golden beer, medium carbonation, solid white head. Bitter, thin mouthfeel. Abrupt metallic hop finish. Slight very late sweetness. Interesting take on a lager. The nose is all malt but the taste is hops.

  • ACKMAN 157 reviews
    rated 4.6 9 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 10 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 10

    Very clean and refreahing. Laces the side of my glass with rings of lace. Two finger head lingers for a long time. Nice and malty, just what I look for in a lager.

  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 3.5 11 years ago

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

    one of my earlyfavorite lagers...it's clean, refreshing, slightly sweet but with a good malt/hop balance absent from more boring variations of the style. recommended.

  • BLUESANDBARBQ 2568 reviews
    rated 3.2 12 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 6

    Pours a clear golden yellow with a nice foamy head and some lacing. Good carbonation. Aromas of sweet wet straw and malts with slight hops. Taste is a little sweet with a sweet malty and wheaty straw and some hops. Very cool label.

  • POOTZ 1565 reviews
    rated 3.0 13 years ago

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

    Bottle from IHB trade fest thanks Paul. My first Sam Smith's lager...anticipation is maxed. The pour reveals a liquid that can call itself a proper lager....straw-gold with a frothy white 3 finger cap..good lace. Aroma is a tad sweeter than I like in a lager but there are ample bready notes and some dry hay. Malty sweet with light stabs of target bittering, some floral essence here, light fruity notes???...clean finish. A substantial beer but has too many tastes in it that should not be in a lager...although it is well made and satisfying

  • STOUTLOVER72 2327 reviews
    rated 3.1 13 years ago

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

    I think the bottle I had was well past it's prime, and the unfortunate thing about SS beers is that due to the clear glass, the term "light struck" is often associated with this beer. It still wasn't a bad drop of beer, but I could see how it would clearly be better. Aroma was very mild, lightly sweet and not much else. Appearance was gold in color, clear with a soft white head (classic lager look). Mouthfeel was really nice, like a soft blanket being pulled over the tongue. Flavors were really soft, with a bit of malt sweetness and little else. A clean finish, I didn't notice the usual "crisp" finish and thought it might have something to do with the yeast. A nice session beer for sure.

  • HANTRAN 438 reviews
    rated 3.2 13 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 6

    Nice light nose of cloves lemmongrass yeast and cashews. Beautiful meringue head with moderate retention sits over a very pale and clear golden body. Leaves minimal lace. Mouthfeel is very very light, slippery water but with a very nicely done fiz. Its been awhile since I've had a lager but this flavor seems very pale. There is a hint of yeast in the middle and a tiny bit of hops at the end with a slight mineral taste throughout. Goes a bit sour at the end. I also get a hint of corn or some other odd grain flavor. Not terribly off-putting but not worth the money IMHO. I need to go back and read my review of SS organic lager, which I recall liking. I think this is its very poor cousin.

  • HONKEYMOFO 1000 reviews
    rated 3.2 13 years ago

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

    Pours light gold color with a cloud-like head with excellent lacing. Aroma of hops, and spices. Smooth yet tingly mouthfeel, kind of rich. Tastes awesome for a lager - hops, oranges, and some mustard. Great lager!

  • FOAMDOME 505 reviews
    rated 4.0 13 years ago

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

    10th of the Killer Case Club selections (Rnd 1). 12 oz brown bottle. Label says "Serve Cool." A half-inch white head faded quickly over the crystal clear, light amber body. Tiny bubbles cling to the glass at each sip, leaving no lace. This beer is all about fullness. From the first whiff, I could tell I was in for a treat. Flavor features fresh malty sweetness, with just a touch of hop presence. The overall effect is freshness and flavorful. Has a pleasantly full-feeling presence on the palate. Finishes with a sweet honey smoothness. Like a fine Koelsch, only smoother. A nice, enjoyable summer lager.

  • PKSMITH 388 reviews
    rated 2.8 14 years ago

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

    Poured a golden color, with average white head. Aroma was of straw and reminded me of a Grolsch. Very little hop profile. Average mouthfeel, a bit watery. Flavor matched that of the aroma. Straw with very little hop and a reminder of Grolsch. Not particularly impressed.

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