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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1229   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 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 (11475) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
y0cola (361) - fremont, California, USA - OCT 5, 2003
Had a nice orange color like in the picture with a thick lasting white head. didnt really deliver lots of variety but did have a nice strong pale ale taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brownaler (378) - Topsail Beach, North Carolina, USA - OCT 2, 2003
Forms a large, white head with a nice amber body. Has a nice warm taste that has a hint of staleness, possibly from the clear bottles.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - SEP 29, 2003
I personally think that the commercial description is way off on this one and I am a big fan of SS beers, but this was very boring and bland, with little to no hoppiness present. Over the tops with semi-sweet maltiness, and a kind of doughy aftertaste. Has that distinct SS flavor to it, but there is no saving grace with this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - SEP 29, 2003
Dark amber color just like in the picture. Aroma is malty for an EPA, usually they have more hops than this. Not too many hops and very bland. Washes down some chili very well.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 27, 2003
Pours a darker amber with small head, leaving just a trace of lace. Little malt aroma. Bitter malt flavors finishing kind of watery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drinkbeer (283) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - SEP 20, 2003
Not too bitter or complex for a pale ale. It has that distinct "Sam Smith" smooth and hollow malt flaver. A nice beer with fine food.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FezMonkey (268) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 3, 2003
Nice copper color with long lasting head. Flavor is decent with a slight sour aftertaste.

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