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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1246   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   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).

ianwelby's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ianwelby (798) - - JUN 8, 2013
Clear golden brown beer. Light malt aroma. There’s a nice balance of light, sharp hop and sweet malt. There’s a slight fizz to it as well. Both the malt and the hop last on the tongue though it’s slightly drier.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (7253) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2015
Bottle from Gardiner & Haskins, Bristol. Deep copper in colour, with a short-lived, off-white, head. Sweetish malty aroma with some plum fruit and a hint of liquorice. Flavour had caramel, more fruit and solid malts, before a decent, bitter, finish. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VamboladeTolly (913) - Tartu, ESTONIA - NOV 12, 2015
Bottle. Pours clear amber with small head.Aroma is sweetish, caramel, hay, slight toffee. Taste is sweet and slightly bitter, caramel,hay, candy, Thin to medium body. slightly bitter finish. Ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
niquillis (2123) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2015
Bottle from Congress, Longton. Pours copper with off white fizz. Over carbonated, sweet malty pale. Some butterscotch on the finish. Grows on you as it goes but nothing much better than average.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
agent_persik (593) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 1, 2015
Dark amber clean color, medium beige head. Aroma of malt, caramel, grain, English hops, some fruity and herbal notes. Sweet lightly dry taste with medium bitterness in finish and aftertaste. Thin to medium body, average carbonation. Nice bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
martpez (42) - 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___ (39) - 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 (22) - 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 (2038) - 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 (197) - - 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 (2905) - 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.

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