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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1261   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - APR 24, 2004
This is about the best English pale I've ever had. Fruity, malty, smooth as silk with a slightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
civforprez (229) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - APR 23, 2004
Has a pleasant aroma, but not special, small but lasting head. Amber color. Has a very ver dry, but nicely hopped taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 17, 2004
Great copper colour, not much head retention. Biscuity aroma with some diacetyl and some stale sherry. Light on for malt, flavour-wise, but pretty hoppy. Slight acidity and mild roastiness in the back ground. Kinda complex I guess but not that drinkable really. Bit of a disappointment.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (12371) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 17, 2004
Amber red coloured, no head. Aroma of malts and gin. Slightly oxidized. Nice whiskey malts tatse with smoked peat, and a light sourness. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mutant (854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 12, 2004
Chestnut with dissapearing head. Lots of malt and fruit in the nose. Flavour has a big burst of caramel sweetness, then some hops and lots of woody bitterness in the finish. Very good indeed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kinz (3696) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - APR 11, 2004
An old standby from the dark ages when there were no micros. Copper color (look at the bottle in the picture!), good creamy head. Aroma is faint, a bit of that apple note that you really only get in Brit beers. Flavor is of mild toffee, a touch of apple, and bit of earthiness, with the signature Samuel Smith's buttery finish. Nicely restrained. "No sex please, we're British."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - APR 9, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2004 Great por with a thick rich head. Very little lacing. Great bitter taste. Closer to a bitter than a pale ale. taste is of slightly roasted chocolate and fruiity. Very clean smooth finish. Great clean, bitter beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (9363) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2004
This one tastes more like a British mild/bitter than a pale to me. Pours a "JAck Daniels" color. Tastes very dry, with hints of caramel, hops, and cognac. Finishes dry, smooth, and slightly tart.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wheatsheaf (104) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 1, 2004
Bottle. A copper ale with an earthy hop and malt aroma. Some caramel makes an appearance up front before becoming increasingly dry and minerally. A crisp, biscuity maltiness and moderate hop bitterness lead into the dry finish. A solid, flavourful, English pale ale (which is what you would expect from this brewery). If you can get a bottle that hasn’t been in the light, great; if you can get a fresh bottle, even better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2004
A dark pale ale??? Aroma and flavor is made up by fruit, and toasted malt with spices. The bitterness is very powerfull.

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