Monday, May 5, 2008

Samuel Smith's Pure Brewed Lager

Name- Pure Brewed Lager
Brewer- Samuel Smith
Country- Great Britain
Type- Lager
Alcohol Content- 5%
Summary - Lightly Carbonated with a clear golden hue. Taste is spread across the palette evenly with a nice floral bouquet, but not fruity in any way. A hoppy character is emphasized for sure, but not overly hoppy... just right.

This is perhaps the finest lager I've ever had. It clearly sets the standard. I feel any description I give for this beer is inadequate and will not do it justice. I first came across it in college during my days working at a restaurant and a brew pub, having a single pint between shifts. Nothing made the long hours or the heat bearable like this beer. I've always felt that having more than two of these in a sitting would be a waste, as it's smooth, mellow taste would be lost on those becoming inebriated. This beer is truly a reward at the end of a long day.

Because I did this review at the end of the day, I have not taken a photo... I will update this post with one... for now, the picture you see is from the Merchant du Vin site, American importer of Samuel Smith's line. On the linked page, they give meal suggestions to compliment this brew, but I personally suggest you not taint your taste buds with anything when enjoying this lager.


Mike said...

I will have to give this one a try the next time I take a visit to Total Wine. I look forward to a posting on Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout.

Dan Farrell said...

the next one will likely be hoegaarden (because it's already in the fridge) and then after that I'll definitely do the Sammy Smith's Oatmeal Stout.

Thanks for checking this out!