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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1175   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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).


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
darkseduction (594) - Zweibrücken, GERMANY - MAY 22, 2014
Flasche 355ml. Schönes antikes Etikett. Im Antrunk wie erwartet obergärig, leicht säuerlich spritzig. Schöne Karamellmalznoten. Süffig, erinnert stark an Düsseldorfer Altbier. Hopfennoten sehr dezent, kommen bei Fullers ungleich schöner zum Vorschein. Alles in Allem solide, sehr begrüßenswert die traditionelle Herstellungsweise.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdiBeer (1069) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2014
Aroma: light flowery hops, strong bread malts. Appearance: dark amber, medium frothy white head. Taste: light sweet. Palate: strong bread malts, little caramel, low carbonation, pretty fully bodied. Overall: great ESB, well balanced aroma and palate. Bottle from Whole Foods Market, Kensington.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ruigo (1091) - PORTUGAL - MAY 11, 2014
Shared a 355ml bottle from a friend. Pours a hazy dark copper colour with a thin off-white lacing. Aroma is malty, toffee, some caramel and wood. Soft carbonation and light to medium oily body. Taste is more bitter than sweet, but the caramel is present. Overall, a very decent beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arnold931 (545) - Iowa, USA - MAY 6, 2014
Bottle. Pours a copper with white head. Some lacing. Nose is fruity and malty. Malt really comes through in the taste.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Garrold (1332) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2014
Bottle from Blacker Hall Farm Shop, near Wakefield. Clear, amber colour. Film of off white head. Sweet malt. Toffee. Red fruit. Some butteriness. Taste starts off sweet, then light fruit bitter. More of the butter. I spent my first 20 years of beer drinking, on beer like this. It tastes ordinary...

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 (3663) - 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 (178) - 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 (2986) - 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.


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