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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1272   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2004
A dark pale ale??? Aroma and flavor is made up by fruit, and toasted malt with spices. The bitterness is very powerfull.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - MAR 27, 2004
off white head that thins quickly, light bronze color. mild hop taste, long hop aftertaste

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KarmanGhia (276) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 22, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2005 This has a hoppy aroma. It pours darker than I expected - like a brown amber with a slightly offwhite head. There is an amazingly smooth malty flavor balanced out very nicely by innoffensive hops. It is slightly fruity somewhere in there and a tad roasty in the finish - sweet and balanced. Oh my, this has a very full mouthfeel! I can’t afford to love this!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ClarkVV (5657) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 15, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2005 2003 bottle. Color of gilded-gold like you see in fancy theaters (deep and colorfull burnished, yet usually somewhat dulled). Good white head. Aroma of sharp crisp yeast and hops, very grainy, almost herbal smell and some light buttered wheat bread. Flavor begins overly dry for an EPA, with the malt coming on very late. Lots of graininess in the texture, lightly astringent and quite bitter. Medium body, light carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - MAR 8, 2004
Pours a deep golden with a big creamy head. Not much in the nose except for toasted maltiness. This is liquid bread. A wonderful balance of EKG and crystal malt. One of the classic English Pales.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jde123 (773) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 6, 2004
Oh if all pale ales were like this. I am really not a fan of pale ales, but this particular selection really stands out among the rest. Pours with vibrance, nice head, good lace. Accompanying aroma is non-existant, like all pale ales, but the color is great! Taste quite bitter, with a nice finish. I would definately recommend this one to any pale ale lovers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 5, 2004
Bright red with a sweet toasted malt aroma and a bubbly white head. Somewhat bitter taste is rounded nicely by the smooth malts. Finish is hoppy, along with a hint of vanilla. It's a little sweet, but pretty smooth overall. I'm not a big pale ale fan, but this was more appealing and better tasting than most.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - FEB 25, 2004
Clear amber color with a foamy off-white head. Malty, nutty aroma. Nice mild malt, nut, hops, and bread flavors. Medium carbonation, fairly smooth finish. A very nice pale ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sanchex (224) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 24, 2004
I was expecting something more along the lines of an India Pale Ale but was pleasantly surprised. Far from pale, this beer had a rich amber hue and a thick head. Excellent hoppiness to balance out the earthy malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dreamboat (186) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 18, 2004
Tight, long lasting head over a brown, lightly carbonated brew. Nice hoppy aroma. Well balanced brew, leaning towards the hop flavour as would be expected from the style.

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