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

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RATINGS: 1215   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).


4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ARMed (613) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2003
An excellent beer on all fronts. The color is exceptional. Clear reddish amber beer with exellent lacing and body. Another exception beer in a series of fine beers. This one is the true essense of fine British Ale!

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bluevegie (3064) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 7, 2003
Amber to brown colour ,nutty malt flavour with a hop presence on the finish not a big fan of pale ales but this one was great.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 5, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2005 Crystal clear bronze body, rich sudsy white head, and good lacing. Nice nutty caramel malt and fruit flavors. Reminds me of caramelized apples. Medium sweetness and silky palate with a sour finish. A fine bitter.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - AUG 3, 2003
Good amber color,small white head that faded fast leaving a slight lacing.Mildly malty aroma with a nice hop presence.Nice malty flavor mild sweetness in the beginning that changes to something slightly sour then changing again to a mild bitter hop taste.The after taste was was malty and hoppy with a nice dry finish.A pretty decent brew and well worth having a few around.

3.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - AUG 1, 2003
Color is amber-red with a frothy tan head. Looks nice in my Duvel glass. Had a wiff of skunk when I popped the top, but the aroma in the glass was roasted malt. Flavor starts sweet them a mild hop bite and finishing somewhat dry. It's a keeper.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Shagnasty (130) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 1, 2003
I thoroughly enjoyed this pale. Granted I have'nt tried many pales yet, but this beer was appealing in appearance and like all Samuel Smith's had a nice frothy head that dissipates very slowly. A rather full mouth fell and a nice smooth texture, made this beer enjoyable to drink. A mildly hoppy finish, and a some what sweet aftertase. Could use more hops but still a satisfying brew.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
changxao (104) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 30, 2003
Skunkedy, skunk, skunk, skunk. Head was good lacing was good. Color was nice red/golden. The mouthfeel was good, the finish was nice and bitter, but of course skunked.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jerkadilly74 (155) - mooresville, Indiana, USA - JUL 29, 2003
I'm a big fan of this beer. Poured a lovely head with some lacing. Left a slightly malty aftertaste. Nice palate, could taste a touch of sweetness. If you like Brit beers, try this one.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 29, 2003
Pretty light amber orange-brown xtal clear colour under a large fine bubbled foamy pale orange head. Mild hops and slightly stronger malty biscuit aroma with a hint of something metallic. Soft smooth to bland palate. Mild malt and bitter flavours and classic stale bitter Brit pub finish and aftertaste. Nothing really to get excited about. It reminds me of Circle Master and Goliath more than Ripon Jewel or Adnams Extra.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
foduck (330) - Denton, Texas, USA - JUL 27, 2003
Rather unremarkable pale ale. Very mild. Malty flavor, mildly hoppy. Color the same as the picture. Kind of bland all around.


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