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

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RATINGS: 1169   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).


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jeffwhalen (45) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2003
I love a good pale ale, and this is defineitely one of the best.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Merc (313) - Pullman, Washington, USA - JAN 17, 2003
Quintasential english pale. Almost amber in colour and character. A bit nutty, nice and sweet, appropriately hopped.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 17, 2003
Malty, hoppy aroma, copper colour, a huge toffee head. Malty, nutty flavour, good hop aftertaste. Smooth, balanced, as always well crafted.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
HarmonKill-a-Brew (407) - Wilmar, Arkansas, USA - JAN 14, 2003
Damn! Those Brits sure know how to make balanced brews! I love it!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheRimmer (483) - Florida, USA - JAN 13, 2003
Malty sweet nose. Extremely clean beer, and oddly has a nuttier taste than the nut brown. I can’t discern much difference between this and the winter welcome, they’re almost identical. Medium to small body and not very rich. Kind of bland at times. Simple and easy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
trappist12 (200) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JAN 11, 2003
very tasty beer that has a clean aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jayb0 (1022) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JAN 7, 2003
Back to an old favorite: amber-tawny color with a nice head dying down to a resilient lace. Nice aroma of malt and spice. Looks appetizing and it is. A nice change from the aggressivley hopped american pale ale’s, this beer is perfectly balanced with pale malts and fruity hop character. Clean as a whistle with balanced flavors all through the finish. It will be gone faster than you want it to be.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - JAN 5, 2003
Nice to look a with lots of head and aroma. I found this a bit dull, the flavor just did not strike a chord. Wasn’t bad but I would not go out of my way to hunt it down again.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
raymow (813) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2003
Not as strong as the other pale ales I’ve tried. The color seems a bit off - guess I’d like it a bit darker. The aroma reminded me of a wine. Overall though, very good - great flavor!

3.3
   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.


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