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 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
martpez (118) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2015
Pours a wondeful dark caramel colour with a reasonable head. Old fashioned taste rather dull from a normally excellent brewery. Decent but nothing special.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
___Steve___ (71) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2015
Ruddy unfiltered brown orange colour. Tan off-white large bubble foam head. Mild subdued aroma of mainly apple notes which is doubled down in the flavour of the first taste. Slight hoppiness as the brew reaches the back of the tongue followed by a toasted malt finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Buukwurm (42) - California, USA - OCT 12, 2015
Pours a caramel brown. Frothy head that quickly dissipates. An upfront sour taste that is unpleasant, followed by an equally unpleasant astringent aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
suurjuust (2791) - ESTONIA - OCT 8, 2015
Dark clear amber beer, medium off-white head. Nose is malt and caramel, fruit and herbal notes. Flavor is caramel, fruit and malt. One-note hops in the finish. All the elements are there, but the whole thing feels flat.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
FraekkeFyr87 (319) - - OCT 3, 2015
The aroma is full of caramel and butter. The color is caramelish and red. The taste is full of caramel and the finish is abrupt and almost nonexisting. Not an impressing beer at all.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maekchu (3400) - Hirakata, JAPAN - OCT 2, 2015
Bottle. Sweet malty nose, spicy, mild hop note. Deep orange/amber color witth ruby highlights. Malty, caramel, minerally, with a gentle, almost dank, fruitiness. Finish is more or less dry. Thin-medium body. This one is on the edge of being too sweet, but it has a lovely bittering hop complement. Soild stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stouby (4427) - Holbæk, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2015
Bottle at DØE tasting. Clear golden-red. Aroma medium malty (caramel, bread) and hoppy. Flavor medium sweet and bitter. Light to medium body.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Marduk (6142) - Reval, ESTONIA - OCT 1, 2015
355ml bottle. Clear deep amber/light copper color. Small size, beige head, stays. Caramel, dirty cloth, malts, wet dog hair and some rotten vegetables in aroma. Not particularly good start. Caramel malts, brown sugar, spicy hops in taste. Brown sugar and malty aftertaste. Soft carbonation. Bland brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
evitzius (21) - - SEP 26, 2015
Degusowane 26.09.2015. Zapach suszonych owoców, piana ?adna lecz po chwili opada, w smaku z balansowanie pomi?dzy goryczka a s?odkoscia.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FatPhil (13584) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 24, 2015
355ml bottle (Koht, Tallinn) (5+:4:5:3:11=2.8+)
Sweet emasculated malts in the aroma. Lovely gold, tight head. Watery palate. Bland malts, sweet taste. Gutless. Dead.

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