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

bottled
common

on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1229   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).


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
possumjc (149) - Charleston - Mt Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JAN 4, 2004
Nice brown color with a light colored head. Malty aroma. Light caramel and malt flavors. Slight hops finish. Overall a pretty good beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jazz88 (2613) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 1, 2004
Bottle. An earthy brown color with a light foamy tan head. A strong grainy and earth malt aroma. Smooth and malty flavor.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (5215) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 29, 2003
Pourred a light brown brew with a nice head with short retention span. Floral aroma coming out of my glass is wonderful. Taste is bit sour with great hops balance. Body is medium. Overall, this is an above average english pale ale.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2003
Clear caramel color, nice white head. Mild floral hop aroma. Taste is a little weak but well balanced. Average english style pale.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
dwyerpg (4903) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 25, 2003
Kind of a bland flavor, with a shot-like finish, as my brother describes it. Overall, the worst samuel smith's i've had.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beastdog75 (363) - Brick, New Jersey, USA - DEC 23, 2003
Another good beer from Sam Smith. A good, drinkable pale ale that would be even better if on tap or served from a brown bottle. Has notes of caramel and buttery toffee. Hop presence is on the stonger side of things, and the bitterness lingers for quite awhile. Even though it was slightly skunky, it didn't carry into the flavor too much.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hangover (1092) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - DEC 14, 2003
Pours an opaque reddish-brown with a large head which recedes slowly and left some nice lace. Came in one of those holiday boxes so it's not skunked. Malty and fruity aroma... similar taste, just a slight touch of hops at the end. Smooth finish. These guys make some good beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - DEC 11, 2003
Bottled. Tawyn brew with little or now head. Old school flavour, big on the fermented fruits and malts, not so big on the hope. Decent bite and structure on the palate.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 11, 2003
55 cL bottle, pint glass, 55 degrees F. Tall, creamy, off-white head is well lasting and sits on a clear brown-red body. Cookie, molasses malt (M); flowery hops (L); raisin and toffee aromas. Rich aroma is quite pleasant. Flavor shows hints of staleness and has a grainy aspect not present in the aroma. Lightly sweet, lightly acidic flavor becomes a lightly sweet, lightly bitter, moderately acidic, lightly unclean finish. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. The bottom line is: s'alright.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
hopscotch (10142) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 30, 2003
Sparkling clear and as copper-colored as a shiny, new penny. My bottle must have been a touch lightstruck as the nose was of skunk and citrus fruit. Thin flavor with a watery palate. Well-bittered flavor carries over into a lightly bitter finish. Not one of Sam Smith's best efforts. Switch to brown bottles, please?


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