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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1221   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bartalone (41) - Alabama, USA - APR 4, 2015
I like this Samuel Smith Pale Ale of organic nature portion – it looks good, smells good, tastes good and has much flavor and vigor for pale ale variety of beverage. What I like most is that it is smooth and has a beauty color. It makes me remember my dear friend Giovanna who had similar color to her skin as Samuel Smith beverage and at same time had beauty hair that is color of head from ale. Giovanna was very special in that she had this mix of hair and skin in all natural with no help from bottle. I think the sayings is the carpet match color with table cloths! This make me think of special times when we dance and she move her glorious butt-cheeks to the smooth voice of Louis Prima as we drink much and laugh with youth and desire for one of each other. While Giovanna was beauty all over, she has special round buttocks that make tear come to eye it is of such beauty like art or food. I drink this fine ale and think of Giovanna’s glorious butt-cheeks and smile.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ClubGonzo (4550) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 31, 2015
Bottle from Utobeer, London. Pours a crystal clear light copper-hued body with a medium creamy white head. Nose is red berries, nuts, muscovado sugars, caramel and hints of wet grass and herbs. Taste is caramel, burnt sugar, wet grass and hints of grains, straw and nuts. Light to medium body, medium carbonation. A pretty straightforward, yet pleasant classic ESB from the oh-so-classic Samuel Smith brewery. Quite nice, yet rather predictable of course.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
joejames (310) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2015
Bottle to shaker glass. Pours clear copper, two finger quick light beige head, no lacing but good retention. Aroma of caramel. Taste is rather sweet, only just a tad of bitterness. Light bodied, moderate carbonation. chalky mouth feel. Finishes sweet with a touch of earthy bitterness. Tasting notes of toffee, hazelnut, melon, herbs and bread. Good example of the style.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cokemonkey11 (147) - - MAR 20, 2015
Bottle, Hendersons, Edinburgh City. Pours red with a perfect head, subsiding at an average pace. Smell is distinct and peppery, fantastic. Taste is sweet and malty, finishing mostly simple. Great.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
47574xeCD (555) - God’s Country, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2015
500ml bottle at home. Light chestnut gold with white head. Malty yeasty notes with an old slipper thrown in. Didn’t enjoy this.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alteregoo (238) - POLAND - MAR 11, 2015
Barwa jest bursztynowa, herbaciana, klarowna, piana bujna, ale nierówna, średnio pęcherzykowa, błyskawicznie opada do minimalnej koronki. Aromat stonowany, wyraźnie słodowy, miodowy, karmelowy wzbogacony o delikatne zioła od chmielu, ocierające się wręcz o oregano, bazylię, majeranek. W smaku podobnie, solidna słodowo-karmelowa podstawa skontrowana lekką goryczką o ziołowym profilu. Nagazowanie średnie, alkohol niewyczuwalny. Pijalne angielskie lekkie jasne piwo o karmelowo-ziołowym profilu...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maltser85 (337) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - MAR 9, 2015
Not a bad beer. Good example of an Extra Special Bitter. This beer is still marketed as the Old Brewery Pale Ale and they also market the organic....ah ratebeer. Anyway, pours a deep copper color with a one finger khaki colored head. Aroma is sweet, fruity and caramel. Taste is more of the same. Some earthy herbal type hop presence floating around, but the malt dominates. Sweet caramel, burnt sugar notes. Slight chalkyness to the beer from the water in the well. Crisp and clean. Solid.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkempa (20) - - MAR 8, 2015
I did not enjoy this as much as other Samuel Smith offerings. It tasted a little off. Maybe I just don't like organic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
KajII (799) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - MAR 7, 2015
It pours a hazy orange/brown with a white frothy head and had hints of bread malts, herbal hops and a big note of caramel. This is a bold malty brew with a pronounced caramel sweetness and a mild hop backbone. A tasty easy to drink brew with a low ABV, which allows for the consumption of multiple beers... www.facebook.com/KAJIIsBeerReviews

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
lebermilz (75) - GERMANY - MAR 5, 2015
Clear, copper colour, white head. Toffee, strawberry. Creamy mouthfeel, moderate bitterness, average carbonation. But with all these sweet aromas and smoothness there’s no sweetness, it’s rather refreshing.

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