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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1276   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 20, 2004
The clear glass bottle always makes me wary but here goes. Clear sparkling copper body. The light tan head is large and frothy. This beer looks very appealing in my Samuel Smith’s pub glass. The aroma is caramel malt pure and simple. The flavor is better then I remember from my college days, caramel malt balanced by just enough bitter English hops (EKG?). It is really quite a pleasant beer. The body is medium and a bit lively with the carbonation. The finish is smooth and refreshing. Just make sure the bottle is kept out of the light. I bought the “gift-pack” which came in a box with the pub glass and a few coasters. The box was probably key to keeping this one fresh and good.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - JAN 18, 2004
a light pale ale aroma was sweet with some caramel notes. Taste seem very plain just basic maltiness and a slight hop presence. After taste was hoppy with a slightly offenesive, kind fruit aspect.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AlabastorJones (814) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 12, 2004
This is a great pale with a lot of character, there's a distinct chocolate/coffee flavor that sets it apart from other pales i've sampled.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Garrat (1334) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2006 Bottle.Fizzy bland and boring.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
firemedic713 (169) - Palm Bay, Florida, USA - JAN 7, 2004
I have yet to try a bad Sam Smiths. This ale was no exception. Nice balance between malt and hops. nice colar and flavor.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
heemer77 (5294) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JAN 5, 2004
Yet again, I am completely underwhelmed by a Samuel Smith's beer. Immediately, the smell of sweat socks hit me and soured me for the rest of the bottle. Taste is smoother than the smell. Nice ruby-brown color with almsot no head. Lots of carbonation.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nexxus (261) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - JAN 5, 2004
Clear amber with a medium white head. Slightly skunky aroma with malt and nut notes. I was afraid to buy this because of the clear bottle and my unfamiliarity with the liquor store. The flavor is still decent - malty, bready and nutty. Medium watery body with a moderate amount of carbonation. A little disappointing, I will have to rerate this later.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
possumjc (149) - Charleston - Mt Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JAN 4, 2004
Nice brown color with a light colored head. Malty aroma. Light caramel and malt flavors. Slight hops finish. Overall a pretty good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jazz88 (2668) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 1, 2004
Bottle. An earthy brown color with a light foamy tan head. A strong grainy and earth malt aroma. Smooth and malty flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (5940) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 29, 2003
Pourred a light brown brew with a nice head with short retention span. Floral aroma coming out of my glass is wonderful. Taste is bit sour with great hops balance. Body is medium. Overall, this is an above average english pale ale.

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