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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: 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).


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29287) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 13, 2003
An amber beer with a beutiful head. The aroma is light with notes of the nice maltblend. The flavor is flat but of a good maltblend and slightly bitter - a fine flavor. Clearly above an average beer - but not a super beer.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjw2000 (72) - USA - MAY 3, 2003
Deep golden red copper color with substantial cream colored head. Faint but sweet aroma of malt and some other aroma - bread? Flavor begins malty and sweet with fruit and caramel. Slightly tangy hops also apparent. Middle and finish seem predominantly rich, malty, and somewhat dry. Body is a bit creamy and very pleasant

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Panzuriel (1308) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - APR 13, 2003
Nice coppery colored liquid with a good head. Sweet malty aroma and a nice sweet malty taste. Nice hops with a good bitter taste on the finish. Very good.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aubrey (3432) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - APR 8, 2003
Clear copper with a thin head. Healthy carbonation up front, becomes maltier and thickens through the sip. Caramely-sweet at first, carbonated in the middle, and bitter at the end. Delicate, fruity notes dance here and there. Very mild bitter notes come up in the finish. Aftertaste is bitter and sweet.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
freekyp (1485) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - APR 7, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2005 Nice coppery color with thick, but quickly dissipating head. Apple notes in aroma and flavor. Slightly sour with medium hop bitterness. Solid pale malt underpinning..

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
CapFlu (4521) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 6, 2003
(Bottle) Pours a large, foamy head with a copper body. Lasting head. Golding hops nose. Sweet hop flavour with slight malt finish. Somewhat bitter.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hotstuff (4092) - Indiana, USA - MAR 31, 2003
I found this brew to have a very smooth flavor and a fruity aroma.No overwhelming bitter aftertaste.While I wouldn't consider this to be an outstanding brew, it is one that I would consider drinking for the evening.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thedm (4935) - Fort Wayne, USA - MAR 31, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2003 Ah much better than that Budweiser I just had. The aroma was hard for me to place, but its color is a nice amber brown and yielded an invigorating head of small to medium light brown bubbles. A slightly above average taste yet very drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 28, 2003
Finally I decided to buy this beer after seeing it on the shelf for over 2 months. The body is browny red and clear. The head was huge but settled to a nice size and had great lacing. Aroma was quite hoppy and floral, perhaps even a tad spicy. Flavour is smooth and hoppy. Finish is fluffy and delicate. Extremely well balanced beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 27, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2003 Samuel Smith has created some fantastic beers; this Pale Ale is no exception. This Ale has a smooth copper-amber color, and no bitter bite. A must try beer.


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