Definitely an eye catching label. Unfortunately, the appeal ends there. Sorry Sam, this doesn't cut the mustard with your usual product quality. This was either gone bad or just too overhopped for a lager. A bit too ale-like for my taste (when I'm sampling a lager, that is...nothing wrong with ales). This was like a Beck's that had been sitting on the shelf for a presidential term or two. Not deadly, but loses points for not living up to the standard that Sam Smith's set.
Reviewed: October 25, 1998