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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1160   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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JAN 4, 2003
500ml bottle in a gift pack (box). First time I could rate it because it was not skunked. Dark gold, slight hoppy nose. Hops do not prevail as in an American pale ale. Smooth taste with a hop finish. I like APA’s better.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 2, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2005 Amber brown color topped by a thick creamy head with decent lace. Slightly sweet hoppy aroma with a lemony background and a hint of malt. Sweet malty flavor quickly turning hoppy with a hoppy finish. Medium bodied and slightly dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
groovinhigh (170) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 31, 2002
I love Sammy Smith brews... This is what an English Pale Ale should taste like.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jpknight22 (171) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 27, 2002
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2004 My favorite ale from Sammy Smith. Nice hoppy, buttery ale that isn't too acidic. What else would you expect from the Old Brewery Tadcaster?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jfishback13 (275) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - DEC 26, 2002
I don’t like Pale Ale’s, but these people, as always, know how to craft a damn good beer. Picture what you know as a Pale Ale... then throw that out the window and try this... good flavor and mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (5371) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2002
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2008 Rerate Dark copper pour, sticky, long lasting white head. Earthy aroma, some faint fruity notes. Good bitter flavor - nice and subtle. Some maple syrup notes and brief Christmas spices. Some nuttiness. Thickish mouthfeel. Original 4.4 Impressive! Nice malty aroma upon pouring from the clear (why?) bottle. Decent, even, slightly lacing head and a light copper appearance. Flavor is a perfect combination of Malts and hops with a hint of nuts coming though. Strong finish. Samuel Smith’s continues to impress me.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DankbrewedDank (162) - East Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 15, 2002
A pretty good pale. Light with mild hops and malts. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radiomgb (2227) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 14, 2002
Amber colour. Beautiful malty aroma, smooth tasting, caramel. Slight bitterness in the finish. The malts and hops are well balancesd

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
presario (4596) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 12, 2002
Served at 10C. Very nice but not excessive head. Great body, smooth and refreshing. Excellent beer. It could be my regular beer if I wasn’t on a tasting discovery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - DEC 8, 2002
A good pale ale, though not as strong as some of the other Samuel Smith offerings. Copper tan color with a quickly receding head and nicely balanced.

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