For those of you who are not familiar with Mr. Samuel Smith’s organic beers, allow me to introduce you. Samuel Smith’s is a small independent British brewery. It was established in 1758 and it’s also Yorkshire’s oldest brewery. Cool, huh? Samuel Smith Brewery offers a variety of ales, stouts, fruit flavored, porters, pale ales, ciders and more. What attracted me to this beer was the fact that it’s organic. That, and it comes in a big pretty bottle. But seriously, I like the fact that this beer is grown without the use of artificial fertilizers or chemical sprays. Oh yeah, I should also mention that this beer is vegan too. Doesn’t seem weird when you have to mention that a beer is vegan friendly? I kind of find that a tad disturbing. Anyway.
This organic lager is brewed using lightly kilned organic lager malt from barley grown in the UK, organic hops, yeast and H2O.
As for the taste…well, it’s nothing special. There I said it. Don’t get me wrong, this lager tastes like it should — a lager. It’s got great carbonation and the taste is light with a bitter after taste that’s not too strong or overpowering for the next sip. I would drink this beer again, but I would have to be in the mood for it.
As to where to get this beer, I would say it’s kinda hard unless your in a big city. I found it in Chicago at Binnys. They do ship out beer/liquor products too, so keep that in mind. Check out Samuel Smith in all his glory at Binnys here.