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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1275   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tfontana (696) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 25, 2016
Bottle pour. Aroma is dark fruits, caramel and noble hops. Appearance is cloudy brown (like a dark cider) with minimal head, no noticeable sparkle and no lacing. Taste is as aroma--a bit like a rich, dessert wine. Palate is medium bodied with average carbonation and pleasant sweet finish. Overall, a nice, authentic European representative of the style. Unique and good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
melush (2838) - SPAIN - FEB 16, 2016
Bottle 50cl / Botella 50cl. @ Cerveceria Internacional, Sevilla, España. A: Amber / Ambar. T/S: Malt, caramel, sweet / Malta, caramelo, dulce.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DandyWolfFloyd (1041) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2016
Aroma - sweet caramel malt and some toast. Appearance - the body is a slightly hazed amber. Head is 1 1/4" and head, tight and settles slowly. Sudsy lacing. Taste - malted barley, toffee, and classic English hops (Fuggles & East Kent Goldings). Slight nuttiness as it warms. Palate - between light and medium bodied, texture is smooth almost soft, the carbonation is soft, and finish is slightly tannic.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tightslice (962) - 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 (518) - 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 (482) - 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 (2529) - 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 (7925) - 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.

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