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Samuel Smith’s Old Brewery

Samuel Smith’s Old Brewery
Pure Brewed Organic English Lager

Category: Pale Lager

Date Tasted:
Country: England
Alcohol: 5%
Certified Organic
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Samuel Smith’s Old Brewery
Pure Brewed Organic English Lager

Category: Pale Lager

Date Tasted:
Country: England
Alcohol: 5%
Pale golden yellow color. Green, herbal aromas of aroma of thyme-chive focaccia, honey buttered raisin bread, and damp earth with a soft, crisp, fizzy, sourish light-to-medium body and a tingling, perplexing, roasted sweet potatoes, stewed veggies, and newspaper finish. An earthy, grainy beer for the table.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Funky & Malty
Aroma Aroma: aroma of thyme-chive focaccia, honey buttered raisin bread, and damp earth
Taste Flavor: roasted sweet potatoes, stewed veggies, and newspaper
Bitterness Bitterness: Low
Enjoy Enjoy: with food
Recipes Pairing: Acorn Squash Soup, Cream of Mushroom Soup, Brie
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An earthy, grainy beer for the table.

The Producer or Importer

Merchant du Vin

The Producer or  Importer
119 1st Ave SO, Suite 400
Seattle, WA 98104
USA
1 253-656-0321

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Pale Lager

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Serve in a Mug
True to their name, pale lagers are pale in color and range in alcohol from 4-6%. These beers are generally light to medium-bodied with a light-to-medium hop impression and a clean, crisp malt character. Pale lagers are the standard international beer style as exemplified by products from Miller to Heineken. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Brooklyn Brewery Brooklyn Lager, Birra Moretti Lager and Damm Estrella Damm Lager.