God what a long name. Anyway, the one thing you're going to notice is the unusually high hop content for a lager (like the regular lager), one that is more typical of ales....nothing close to an IPA, but still noticeable in the finish or mouthfeel (sorry, always wanted to use that word in a review ever since I saw it in my beer-a-day calendar...sounds like a term to describe felatio, doesn't it?). Like most Sam Smith's, this is definitely one of the better brands out there, and I believe this was better than their normal lager, which was below average. I'm not too wild about strong hop content in lagers, but this wasn't too bad.
Reviewed: August 18, 2002