Samuel Smith's Organic Lager - Beer Review
Samuel Smith’s Organic Lager Beer, brewed in the oldest brewery in Yorkshire in the U.K
I generally prefer something with a little more bite to it, but Samuel Smith’s Organic Lager Beer has such a lively, interesting flavor that I feel compelled to recommend it to beer lovers everywhere. It really is perfect when you’re in the mood for something a little lighter, or if you are used to bland, mass-produced beer and would like to try something a bit more sophisticated that is not bitter.
Beer has it in common with people that sometimes sophistication brings a bitterness with it, but with Samuel Smith’s Organic Lager this is simply not the case.
With a slightly sweet bouquet and nearly transparent golden color, as soon as you pour it you know that this is not going to be a heavy beer. It does develop a respectable head in short order while its effervescence has good longevity over the course of drinking a pint bottle - better than some of the ales I’ve enjoyed.
The flavor with its hints of ginger and or lemon is complex and a bit on the sweet side, but fresh and clean. As the label aptly puts it, a little happier than other lagers. No hint of skunk out of the bottle, and it is very gentle going down. The beer has a light, pleasant finish and mellow, though somewhat lingering aftertaste.
Fairly light on alcohol at 5%, I find that a bottle leaves me refreshed rather than sleepy, and with a clear head rather than a fuzzy one. Feeling like that, a second bottle is certainly not out of the question, though personally I usually limit myself to one beer a night. I mean, how many carbohydrates do you need? Beer in moderation is not bad for you. No fat, no cholesterol, and some doctors say that three beers a week can help you live longer - at least they said that last week. That is, I think I heard them say that: I’m not sure how many beers I’d had at the time...
I was originally attracted to Samuel Smith’s Organic Lager because I am a crunchy granola tree hugger who meditates, and the idea of ingredients that have not been previously poisoned with insecticides appeals to me. Samuel Smiths’s offers a line of organic ales, flavored and otherwise, as well as a stout and a cider. I have looked in vain for beers brewed by other breweries that actually bear the USDA certified organic moniker. If you know of any, please inform me as I would be happy to try them.
Okay, maybe a little too happy :)
I unreservedly recommend Samuel Smith’s Organic Lager for the sophisticated (or wannabe sophisticated) beer drinker.
Oh, and buckaroos, remember to drink responsibly.