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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1153   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bamsen78 (2885) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - FEB 7, 2014
Bottle. Pours slightly hazy amber with airy but stable light beige head. Clear aroma of hops, with notes of fruit, malt, and caramel. Bitter, hoppy flavour, with notes of fruit, flowers, and malt. Bitter and sourish aftertaste, A nice one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnar (5096) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JAN 31, 2014
Bottled gift from Siri, Thanks. Pours clear copper with a nice looking creamy beige head. Aroma of caramel, weak hops. Taste is moderate sweet, nice light dry & bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoltonDK (555) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 25, 2014
Bottle at home. Malty nose, sweet sour. Dark amber color, white head. Medium body, caramel, hay, sugar. Real english ale ! :) Bolton Brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reimer96 (1159) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 24, 2014
Pours a clear copper with a small white ring of head that leaves bits of spotty lace. Aroma of caramel, toffee, grassy and earthy like hops. Taste is caramel, grass, earth, steamed veggies and some biscuit. Overall a very well balanced English pale ale with the focus on malt and a good hop presence in the background.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EtTuCthulhu (989) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - JAN 23, 2014
This beer has a brownish orange color with a large off-white head, and the aroma blends nutty and pale malts with floral hops. The taste is mildly sour and slightly sweet, and the palate fuses a sour yet malty finish, slick texture, medium body, and a soft carbonation with a bite.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
beerbrains (22) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 22, 2014
Faint aroma of grass with a little sweetness; dark golden color, translucent, short white head that thins out quickly; light taste - so light that it barely tastes like anything, light body, thin texture and no finish. Unfortunately, I would not buy or drink this again; no aroma and no taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
klaing (116) - Florida, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Clear amber with moderate head. Fragrant biscuit and mineral on the nose. Sweet biscuit with berry tang. Gentle carbonation. Dry mineral finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TwoSipDip (8880) - 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 (3000) - 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 (744) - 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!

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