Samuel Smith's beers are all well-made examples of traditional styles, and this organic “pure” lager is just another testament to that. It's classic and clean, with a bright gold color that looks like lager perfection. The nose offers light scents of fresh grain, pale malt, biscuit, grass and a touch of honey. Those notes continue on to the palate, but marry with richer notes of spicy, herbal hops and bready yeast. Medium carbonation and a clean finish make this one easy-drinking beer.
European Pale Lager
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Managing Editor, Print, and Tasting Director
Reviews wines from South Africa and Languedoc-Roussillon.
Buzzeo joined Wine Enthusiast Magazine
in 2006 as a tasting coordinator, and eventually became Tasting Director and Senior Editor, responsible for overseeing all aspects of the tasting and review program. Most recently, Buzzeo assumed the role of Managing Editor. Since coming to Wine Enthusiast
, she has made it one of her personal missions to promote the acceptance of cross-drinking, encouraging everyone to embrace finely crafted libations across all beverage categories. Buzzeo is also an avid homebrewer and a member of the AHA (American Homebrewers Association).