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

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RATINGS: 1170   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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).


2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
nfiori (2) - ITALY - MAY 6, 2014 does not count
New for me! I usually drink SM stouts. Nice foam, persistent. Red brown color once poured. Fairly smooth in the mouth, sweet @ the first sip. Bitter @ the end. Not my favorite but it’s a good choice.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
McVail (3) - - MAY 3, 2014 does not count
Had high hopes for this beer but I just don’t like it. Very malty tasting with a hint of sourness reminding me of Belgian style beers. Not for me.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
maxwelldeux (3551) - Everett, Washington, USA - MAY 1, 2014
Bottle. Pours a mostly clear amber color. Nose has some corn and grain elements to it, and reminds me a lot of a lager style. Taste is similar, slightly sweet, with a lot of the grain elements coming through. Not a huge fan of this.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
JimmyBoy74 (172) - Örebro, SWEDEN - APR 24, 2014
50 cl el furnelo London. Ljus brun färg. Doftar knappt något. Smakar tomt. Gillar inte.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mile (2966) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 17, 2014
Bottle. Light amber, small to average and fully diminishing head. Moderate, malty and sweetish aroma, some caramel - toffee, some floral fruitiness and light notes of wood. Body is medium, malty and sweetish flavor, some caramel - toffee and some floral fruitiness and light notes of wood. Finish is average, malty and lightly sweetish - sweetish, light caramel with some floral fruitiness, faint hoppyness. Sweetish bitter with caramel. Floral fruitiness with caramel just do not work for me. Could use more bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JonnyConga (81) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2014
Bottle from a posh beer shop in east grinstead uk. Pours a full pint, clear light brown with a slight head. Malty aroma. Taste is malt and a slight caramel. Decent pint. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
AgentAle (638) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 9, 2014
Aroma is a sweet maltiness. Some nice notes deriving from the famous ground water. Some light caramel notes. Taste is a rich maltiness with a nice mouth feel again from the great water source. Bitterness creeps up and finishes smooth. Body is a clear amber with a thin lace head that retains well.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (2852) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 5, 2014
bottle. Golden with two finger head. Very light malt body with mild english hops. Certainly a bit reserved compared to American PAs, but this is pleasant and goes down easy.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hanoi (380) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2014
Nose is very malty, slight biscuit and toffee note. Taste is malt, biscuit, topee, a little red berry, with a nice slight bitter tacky finish. Mouthfeel is fine. A nice bitter masquerading as a pale ale.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Meilby (7386) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 27, 2014
Bottle 550ml @ My parents
Pours clear deep golden/copper with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel and grass. Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter with a grassy finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.


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