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Samuel Smiths Organic / Old Brewery Pale Ale

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


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RATINGS: 1136   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mile (2734) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 17, 2014
Bottle. Light amber, small to average and fully diminishing head. Moderate, malty and sweetish aroma, some caramel - toffee, some floral fruitiness and light notes of wood. Body is medium, malty and sweetish flavor, some caramel - toffee and some floral fruitiness and light notes of wood. Finish is average, malty and lightly sweetish - sweetish, light caramel with some floral fruitiness, faint hoppyness. Sweetish bitter with caramel. Floral fruitiness with caramel just do not work for me. Could use more bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JonnyConga (51) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2014
Bottle from a posh beer shop in east grinstead uk. Pours a full pint, clear light brown with a slight head. Malty aroma. Taste is malt and a slight caramel. Decent pint. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
AgentAle (401) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 9, 2014
Aroma is a sweet maltiness. Some nice notes deriving from the famous ground water. Some light caramel notes. Taste is a rich maltiness with a nice mouth feel again from the great water source. Bitterness creeps up and finishes smooth. Body is a clear amber with a thin lace head that retains well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (2556) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 5, 2014
bottle. Golden with two finger head. Very light malt body with mild english hops. Certainly a bit reserved compared to American PAs, but this is pleasant and goes down easy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hanoi (296) - - APR 3, 2014
Nose is very malty, slight biscuit and toffee note. Taste is malt, biscuit, topee, a little red berry, with a nice slight bitter tacky finish. Mouthfeel is fine. A nice bitter masquerading as a pale ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Meilby (6347) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 27, 2014
Bottle 550ml @ My parents
Pours clear deep golden/copper with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel and grass. Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter with a grassy finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
exeter (193) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 21, 2014
The head and lacing are very pronounced. Dark copper colour. Very malty with some sweetness. Bready. Nice bitterness. More ESB than expected. If you want to know what diacetyl tastes like, this is the place.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
WheatKing (1162) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 14, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear amber, white head. Nose of hay, biscuit, berry, metallic hops. Flavour is same, light palate, very refreshing, but the metallic hops are too strong for me in the finish to really be any sort of classic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pricey290483 (78) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2014
had a bottle of this when i was out for a meal with my wife really enjoyed it nice bitter taste with a really like the after taste if you see this on sale get some you’ll not regret it

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
spacecube (651) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2014
550ml Victorian bottle, pours dark golden brown with a small foamy white head. Rich caramel & toffee malt backbone, biscuit and hints of berries and plums. Full bodied with a balanced light bitter finish. Carbonation low to average. An old recipe, but still a good one!

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