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Samuel Smiths Organic / Old Brewery Pale Ale

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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Tadcaster, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 1226   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle: Filtered
Name changed from Old Brewery Pale Ale to Organic Pale Ale in 2011.
Ingredients: Water, malted barley, yeast, hops.
Brewed with well water (the original well at the Old Brewery, sunk in 1758, is still in use, with the hard well water being drawn from 85 feet underground); best barley malt, yeast and aromatic hops; fermented in ‘stone Yorkshire squares’ to create a full, rounded flavour and after-taste.
Best served at about 51°F (11°C).


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mabel (7315) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 31, 2015
[7278-20150605] Bottle. Grainy honeyed crumbs aroma. Clear, golden amber body with a quick foamy white head. Grainy honeyed bread flavour. Medium body. Average. (6/3/6/3/12) 3.0

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KW92 (523) - Warszawa, POLAND - JUL 23, 2015
******************PIWO DEGUSTOWANE PRZED ZAŁOŻENIEM KONTA. (data degustacji: 20.12.2014)******************

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rjplumer (666) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 8, 2015
Bold sweet dark fruit aroma. Dark ruby colored body with a strong one in head that fades to a light coating. Smooth malt taste with a light fruit sweetness. Some bitterness in the back of the palate. Finishes on the dry side with a malt background.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
mecafilo (137) - Perugia, ITALY - MAY 29, 2015
Bottle @ home. Pours with a glowing clear orange colour, medium rocky white head. Aroma is medium malty, with notes of bread, and slightly tomedium hoppy, with notes of herbs. Taste is medium sweet, medium bitter, quite intense and well-balanced. Medium to full body, creamy texture, average carbonation, medium lasting malty finish. Very good session beer.

2.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
huineman (416) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 29, 2015
Dark amber, ivory head. Attractive aromas of pears simmered in red wine, wheat flour, milk chocolate and raisins. Low carb. Flat and short-lived. Low bitterness. Taste isn’t so attractive.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sandog_au (37) - Gladstone, AUSTRALIA - MAY 20, 2015
Pours a dark copper with an off white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is strong malt, slight raisin and maybe slight bread. Flavour is upfront malty plums with a slight warm bitter finish. Not really in the true style of a pale ale in my opinion.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tayeth (490) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - MAY 18, 2015
Sehr angenehmer Malzduft mit leichten Aromen nach Zuckerrübensirup. Im Geschmack dann vordergründig viel Karamell, leider im Nachgeschmack irgendwie zu bitter.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gueuze (616) - - MAY 18, 2015
Karamellig-nussiger Geruch. Im Geschmack dann ein wenig seltsam, wenig bitter. Leicht sauer. Trocken, aber recht langweilig.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MayumiH (379) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2015
550ml bottle at home. Slight malt. Mildly hoppy, mildly bittersweet. Light body. Smooth finish. Enjoyable enough.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Randy4Beer (361) - - MAY 1, 2015
A beer wearing a beautiful dark copper skin. Thin white head that doesn’t last long but does leave decent lacing behind. Light but steady carbonation bubbles rise. Aromas are on the light side. There is a bit of nuttiness, maybe some ripe red fruits, and a hint of malts. The tastes start off a bit weak and mainly bready, but finish very strong, with red berries dancing in the throat on the swallow. Really nice finish on this beer. I’d have to admit, I’d buy more of this one.


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