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

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RATINGS: 1191   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).


ianwelby's rating

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ianwelby (536) - - 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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GuideDogSaint (481) - Xiamen, CHINA - DEC 18, 2014
550ml bottle from BePLUS, Xiamen. Pours dark amber with a dissipating white head. Slightly off aroma of caramel and malt. Bittersweet finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cfrancis (2499) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 16, 2014
Pours deep copper with a big frothy white head. Aroma is sweet caramel malts and floral and fruity hops. Taste is fruity and floral hop bitterness with caramel sweetness.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pumpkin87 (18) - - NOV 28, 2014
Pours a beautiful clear coppery amber, with medium off-white head that reduces but persists. Aroma is malty, roasty, earthy. Taste follows suit with nuts, dough and a hint of caramel, leading to sweet-sour finish. A cut above the average pale ale without being exceptional.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leafs93 (1742) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2014
Pours amber with small slightly off white head. Aroma is caramel, roast, almond and a touch of hops. Taste is mild bitterness with light sweetness . Light bodied with soft carbonation, crisp finish.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
zvikar (3615) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - NOV 22, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks kerenmk. Pours yellow to orange with a beige head, aroma of honey, butter, caramel and toffee, flavor is slightly sour with caramel and toffee, light bodied.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hidden_Pooch (410) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - NOV 21, 2014
Pours a wonderful clear ruby amber with a nice size frothy head. Aroma is of toffee, caramel, skunk, earth, and leather. Good skunk though. Tastes of toffee, caramel, leather and spices. Has a medium body with a smooth low carbonated mouth feel and finishes with a big toffee aftertaste lingering on your tongue.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
UXO (407) - CANADA - NOV 18, 2014
Pours clear pale amber with two fingers of loose white head diminishing gradually to a thick skim, light lacing. (3/5) Nose is bready malt, earthy hops. (6/10) Taste is moderate sweet, mild bitter. (6/10) Medium body, low carbonation, off-dry finish. (3/5) Not much to say about this one - pretty standard EPA/ESB. The character is dominated by malt, and the low carbonation makes the body tend a bit to the flat and boring. (12/20)

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HourGlass13 (128) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 15, 2014
Pours a pale yellow copper with light foamy head. Nice and clear though, it is a nice looking beer. Aroma is bread, and hops. Taste is some what balance between hops and malts. The hops are not over the top but definitely present. Typical for the type of English beer. Malts have a slight biscuit dry taste. Mild, smooth with a dry finish. Nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewGoblin (463) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - NOV 15, 2014
Appearance is gorgeous clear dark copper with a creamy off-white head. Fine notes of earthy and spicy hops paired with biscuit, whole wheat bread, toffee and honey malts. A nice bittersweetness strikes me foremost with a smooth biscuity, toffee finish that’s well balanced by residual bitterness. Some chompiness in the palate makes this a great lunch....beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
magpieken (69) - - NOV 6, 2014
550ml bottle. Mar15. Pours a bright, deep copper colour with a foamy, light tan head which lasted well and left some lacing. Earthy aroma of caramel and raisins. A mild sweetness is followed by a slightly astringent bitter finish and a hint of nuttiness (so to speak). Soft mouthfeel, light to medium body and very gentle carbonation. I appreciate that this beer is true to style and very well made, it just didn’t leave me craving more.


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