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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).


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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
high_on_hops (614) - Burlingame, California, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Pours a nice copper color with an off-white head and some lacing. It has a mild aroma of pale malts and some earthy hops. The flavor is sweet malts up front balanced by the earthly hops leading to a mild sweet aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
azzie (230) - - AUG 28, 2014
Bottle 0.5 l. Clear amber liquid with big foam. Medium body and carbonation. Medium to heavy sweetness, a bit too sweet. Not bad.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
HammerTroll (460) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 27, 2014
Hazy golden/amber color, small off-white head. Slightly hoppy and bitter. Taste is mild, fruity and caramel. Watery, thin body, average carbonation. OK, I guess, but expected more.
(Dobro Pivo Pri Ščurku 0,55l bottle)

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
veceo (511) - CROATIA - AUG 23, 2014
Clear deep amber color, average sized off white head. Light to medium body, soft carbonation. Aroma of caramel, malt, hops. Medium sweet, light bitter taste. Thin bodied and watery, but still solid.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
DSG (5750) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 22, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks kerenmk. Hazy deep golden-copper. Stale aroma of cardboard with malt and a bit of honey. Sweetish flavor with cardboard, malt, a bit of fruitiness and a bitterish finish. Medium-bodied. Seems old.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
The Etruscan (528) - Tuscany, ITALY - AUG 21, 2014
Beige foamy head. Dark amber colour. Aroma is malty, fruity with peach, dried fruits and caramel notes. Flavor is malty too with strong caramel tones, slightly fruity, ending in a caramelly finish. Light to medium bodied.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bosskie (383) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 16, 2014
Beautiful red colour, weak head, light carbonation. Smell is caramel and when pears. Toffee pear. Like pear juice. Nicely fizzy, dry with a good bitter wstery balance. Typical British ale. Taste gets better as it gets warmer.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mydogjet (31) - - AUG 8, 2014
From the "past best before bin" at grain and grape. Best before 3 months ago. Deep amber colour. Hints of biscuit and floral on the nose. Good body with mild spiciness. An ok beer. Probably better if it was drunk 6 months ago.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Danev76 (508) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 8, 2014
Fruity aroma with noticeable citrus. Dark amber colour with excellent head. Nice warm roasted flavours with a malty finish. Medium to heavy body with medium carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rob_D_UK (752) - Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2014
Moderate head. Toffee, caramel and hop aromas that develop in the mouth with a slight saltiness before becoming hoppier in the dry bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beergeek23322 (2235) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - AUG 1, 2014
12/31/2009. From bottle. Amber color, white head. Caramel, light fruit, malt and hops. Nice balance and pretty smooth.


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