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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1175   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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).


2.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
DrinkingbuddyD (129) - Warsaw, New York, USA - JUN 25, 2003
Clear bottle = bad. The first thing i noticed about this was its strong skunky aroma. Had a brownish orange color and an impressive foamy tan head. Slight sweet and tangy flavor, but very overpowered with a skunkiness. Although it was thorougly masked with skunk, I did notice a very nutty flavor coming through. I am going to have to give this a poor rating for now. Once again: clear bottle = bad.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drewcifer85710 (158) - Youngstown, Ohio, USA - JUN 24, 2003
Well, I don't have a lot to say. This is certainly a pale ale. Actually pretty damn tasty and nicely balanced, but there's just nothing interesing going at all here. Beautiful deep gold/amber color. Sweet with fruity tones; dry finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wrath (362) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - JUN 18, 2003
Amber color with fairly large head.Sweet fruity smell.A little sour feel on the palate with a tangy malt taste. Malty dry finish

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
ross (2088) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JUN 14, 2003
a great pale ale, if you get one of these make sure you let it get ICE cold, it was a great example of an english pale ale.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (6042) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 5, 2003
Nice amber color with large but mostly diminishing head, some lacing, thin to medium -bodied. Floral and citrus nose, with a hint of grainy malt. Sweet and sour on the palate, only slighty hoppy aftertaste. A above average session ale.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
bac080 (398) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - JUN 3, 2003
I really did not like this. It reminded me of another bad beer I've had, but I can't think of it.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Frank (2873) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 1, 2003
Golden bronze (unfortunately displayed in a clear bottle). Decent head with just a little bit of lace. Nicely sweet, fruity nose with a hint of toffee and earth. Medium bodied, smooth, and round. Mostly sweet, english malts. Strong notes of toffee with a slight sour tang. Mildly bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAY 27, 2003
Sweet and always pleasing to the palate. I would love to try this beer on draft.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
humulus (339) - Salem, Missouri, USA - MAY 25, 2003
Skunky! Why do they insist on the clear glass bottle. First impression is bitter skunky flavor. Behind this is a mild malt and simple hops. The head and color are good the but the flavor doesn't back it up. What's with all the hype? Someday I'll try it fresh and perhaps change my rate, but for now, I am not impressed.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (14552) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 15, 2003
Amber color. Some maltiness in the nose and the taste but not enough to make of it a great beer…


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