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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1136   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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
NielsenRatings (8273) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 5, 2014
Bottle @ home, picked up at Supermarket Liquor Fort Collins. Pours a bit hazy dark orange appearance with a nice cream colored head. A bit metallic, tangerine/citrus fruity, somewhat herbal hoppy, slight earthy, a bit sweet aroma. Light caramel/toffee, a touch burnt, citrusy flavor. This bottle seems a bit dated but this could be better fresh.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hermod (2810) - Vantaa, FINLAND - DEC 21, 2013
355ml bottle as Organic Pale Ale. Mahogany color, lasting, beige head, lacing. Toffeeish, caramelly, slightly nutty malty aroma. Flavor has toffee, bread, caramel and slight woody notes. Bitter finish. Excellent ESB. Just the right beer at this time for me. So tasty and drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GoufCustom (611) - HONG KONG - DEC 18, 2013

355 ml bottle as Samuel Smith’s Organic Pale Ale bought at Gorgeous Wine & Cigar in Yuen Long.

Clear dark amber colour; Very thin head and beige foam which faded in 10 seconds; Decent lacing with notable slight carbonation; Sweet aroma of ale malt, with raisins, plum, dark fruit , caramel, light toffee, chocolate, light lemon and grass; Light sweet taste of ale malt, with light metallic, biscuits, bread, light yeast, light red fruit, liquorices, lemon and grass; Medium body, thin and slightly slick palate; Mouth feel is a very dry and good malty biscuit taste, straight forward, quite fulfilling. Some bits of cherry red fruit taste, sweetness minimal, metallic is light. Good… Hoppiness is lemon and light grass in nose and taste. Pretty strong bitterness for a lasting astringent finish; Dry after taste, bitter and easy to mouth.

Comments: This one is simple, nothing fancy, just about everything is done right as a Premium Bitter. Good compliment with hearty meals, or just as fun to session. Nice one!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
martin00sr (232) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 13, 2013
Let, sød aroma, kobberfarvet pænt skum. Let smag, hvor bitterheden først afsløres diskret i eftersmagen. Ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tadahster (112) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 12, 2013
Rating due to it being traditional to style, not necessarily because it is lovely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Otterdance (164) - Norwich, Norfolk, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2013
Bottle. Nice amber brew. Sweet malt, caramel and biscuits tempered by a mild hoppy bitter finish. A little sugary and could be cleaner, but this is an ESB not really a pale ale.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
samsmith33 (314) - - NOV 27, 2013
Copper color. Aroma is nondescript, barley water. ....beer. Crisp refreshing ale with flavor. Caramel, barley, wheat, light citrus. A good beer to wash down some pizza.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beertholomeus (542) - California, USA - NOV 25, 2013
Pours a light amber color with a white head. Earthy hop, toffee and sweet malt aroma. Earthy hop, sweet malt, caramel, toffee and biscuit flavors. Medium light body and low carbonation. Sweet malt finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jrodooo5 (804) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Very nice dark copper pour with thin white head that leaves good lacing. The aroma is slightly sweet malt. The mouthfeel is excellent -quite smooth and soft yet still packed with good flavor. I’m not really getting a ton of hop presence but this is still a very good beer and basically is the definition of sessionable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kevnic2008 (7096) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - NOV 24, 2013
Dark amber,small beige head. Lightly sweet nose.Palate of malt & brown sugar with a medium hop finish

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