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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1226   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   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 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wnp22 (693) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - NOV 18, 2003
Tasted in Toronto from LCBO. Reddish / borwn / copper colour, clear appearance. Very thin but persistent light white head. Sweet malty scent with a spicy balance. Slight caramel hint in the aroma. Taste is initially bitter, with a balance of malty sweetness and spice in the end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cartoonkhaki (1221) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2003
Dark amber with large puffy beige head. Decent hoppy aroma fruity. Hoppy flavour slight metalic notes slight caramel notes. Dry bitter. Quite enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 6, 2003
Rich, bright amber. Finger of beige foam. Fruity (orange, cherry), earthy (hopsack?), spicy, caramel aroma. Medium, slightly resiny feel. Buttery, toffee & caramel flavour which is also spicy & fruity (green apples). Finish is earthy & moderately hoppy. Nicely balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
auto (163) - California, USA - NOV 4, 2003
nutty smell, light brown colour. taste of fruits right after swallowing the liquid beverage. took forever to get the damn bottle cap off! fuck you bottle cap!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jerohen (2071) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - NOV 2, 2003
Clear brown coloured, sparkling. Weak nose. Hoppy, bitter flavour. Very nice easy to drink beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkover (1528) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 28, 2003
Amber color with a big beige head. Malt aroma. Flavor of malt, nuts and mild hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GermanBrews76 (680) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 27, 2003
orange/copper body, dense, off white head. fruity and aloral with some carmel. same old familiar sammy smithnose. malty sweet. flavor holds well for the clean mouthfeel. a solid session ale

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 22, 2003
Bottle pours a clear amber with a loose and tall off white head; very little lace. The aroma is slightly floral and a touch fruity. The flavor is rather long lived that starts out malty sweet and finishes hoppy dry with a touch of sour in the middle - not sure I like the progression. The body is quite light. Overall, this is OK, but I will not go out of my way to seek it out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (11396) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2003
Bottled, Pasteurised. Brown amber beer with short lasting head. Sweet malty beer, toffeelike, fruity, carbonated. Pleasant bitter finish though boiled tinny.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thehoff (596) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 6, 2003
Pale brown, red tinting. Grey-brown head, quarter inch. Smells sweet, tinny, cardboard? Quite bitter tasting, long finish. OK.

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