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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1272   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tightslice (890) - Redwood City, California, USA - JAN 29, 2016
Bottle from Willow’s Market in Menlo Park, CA. Aroma is caramel, malts, mild dirty/earthy hops. Taste is heavy, chewy caramels, lozenges. A gritty, toothy Pale Ale most likely brewed to be appreciated in a dark English bar by men far more ferocious than myself.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
badhack (499) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 7, 2016
Copper brown in color. Tastes of malt, caramel, english hops. A bit heavy on the palette, slightly chewy even. Refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BreWedge (474) - goose bay, Newfoundland, CANADA - DEC 29, 2015
1 pt, 2.7 fl oz bottle. Pours a clear amber with a massive beige head. Aromas are lactic sour and chalk. Tastes are biscuit, subtle caramel malts, lightly bitter and dry. Light body, assertive carbonation, and a medium dry finish. Sessionable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lundberg (5) - esbjerg, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2015 does not count
I think its history is exciting. I love the taste, but its flavor is not very kræftig. Slightly syndt when it is otherwise so good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
manthropology (8) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 4, 2015 does not count
Caramel, malty, nice bitterness and a slightly off putting sourness. Overall nice beer

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bpreo (2496) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - NOV 26, 2015
Good, because it’s Samuel Smith, but fairly average when you think about it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (7846) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2015
Bottle from Gardiner & Haskins, Bristol. Deep copper in colour, with a short-lived, off-white, head. Sweetish malty aroma with some plum fruit and a hint of liquorice. Flavour had caramel, more fruit and solid malts, before a decent, bitter, finish. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VamboladeTolly (1480) - Tartu, ESTONIA - NOV 12, 2015
Bottle. Pours clear amber with small head.Aroma is sweetish, caramel, hay, slight toffee. Taste is sweet and slightly bitter, caramel,hay, candy, Thin to medium body. slightly bitter finish. Ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
niquillis (2344) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2015
Bottle from Congress, Longton. Pours copper with off white fizz. Over carbonated, sweet malty pale. Some butterscotch on the finish. Grows on you as it goes but nothing much better than average.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
agent_persik (668) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 1, 2015
Dark amber clean color, medium beige head. Aroma of malt, caramel, grain, English hops, some fruity and herbal notes. Sweet lightly dry taste with medium bitterness in finish and aftertaste. Thin to medium body, average carbonation. Nice bitter.

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