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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1223   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bob32256 (171) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - AUG 26, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2004 Slight citrus smell; dark amber color; the finish is a little too sour for my taste (On re-rating, I found this much better.)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (5480) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 23, 2003
Recently got re-acquainted with this one. Brownish copper, thin but persistant head. Mossy, wet earth aroma. Full palate. Dirty, earthy malt with a slightly sour, citrusy hop finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - AUG 22, 2003
Bottled: Pours clear amber with decent white head. Good head retention. Rich aroma of malt, caramel and noble hops. Smooth medium body. Initial sweet malt taste well balanced with bitterness. Nice hoppy aftertaste. Not bad!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
NectarFarm (128) - Calgary, CANADA - AUG 16, 2003
I would get rated higher but the clear bottle gave birth to some skunks. pours a beautiful red/orange with a small white head and medium lace. Ill re-rate latter if I find an unskunky bottle. I absolutely love the butterscotch in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ARMed (622) - 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!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bluevegie (3066) - 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.

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