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

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RATINGS: 1160   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).


hfmejias' rating

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
hfmejias (683) - Dover, Delaware, USA - APR 28, 2013
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured a reddish brown with a nice tan head a decent lacing. Aroma of dark fruit and malts. Taste is mostly caramel malts, nice bitterness from hops. Super smooth and easy drinker; very enjoyable I liking this one a lot.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
crlnts (218) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 25, 2014
Small off-white head. Clear amber. Aroma is yeasty, fruity, dry grape. Malt dominating in the flavor. Light bitterness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GBZ59 (1094) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - JUL 21, 2014
Botella de 355ml. Vaso Tubo con pie. Aromas de malta tostada y caramelo al destapar. Color ámbar profundo y anaranjado con apariencia nublada. Espuma marfileño-amarillenta, corona cremosa y una amplia redecilla en las paredes. Aromas de malta caramelo y azúcar moreno con leve cítrico subyacente. Entrada vivaz que presenta sabores de malta y dulces que preceden a un ascendente amargor cítrico. Cuerpo medio-pleno y carbonatación moderada a moderadamente alta. Notas de chocolate y galleta que permanecen en el amargo/dulce final. Retrogusto prolongado y malteado. Mineralizada, plena de sabor y saciante!! 355ml bottle. Footed Stange glass. Caramel & toasted malt aromas are displayed as cap is removed. Deep orangish amber color & cloudy appearance. Yellowish off-white foam, creamy crown & wide web on sides. Caramel malt, brown sugar aromas & slight citric on the back. Crispy upfront shows malty & sweet flavors followed by increasing citric bitterness. Medium to full body. Moderate to moderately high carbonation. Some chocolate hues & biscuit notes into a bitter/sweet finish. Long malty aftertaste. Mineral & hard, pleintful & thirst quenchy!!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
POLK (2155) - Hørning, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2014
Clear amber very light hoppy English pale ale. Slightly bitter taste of burnt caramel, lacking hop. Drunk close to BB date.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
micronaut129 (241) - chalfontborotowntonbergville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2014
Pours a dark copper with light carbo’s and a rather inadequate foamy head. Nice and clear though. Smells a bit on the bread side hops are understated. Taste is balance between hops and malts. The hops are understated which is normal for the English version and perfectly fine here as well. Malts have a slight biscuit taste. Mild in flavor, smooth and balanced with a dry finish. Good lacing. drink up old boy

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (2928) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 15, 2014
550ml bottle from Cornelius. Pours clear copper, short-lived white head. Aromas of toffee apples, digestives, light herbs, butterscotch. Taste is too sweet for me, chewy to boot. Finishes sweet. Disappointing.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vignale (2004) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 14, 2014
Flaska från bier-deluxe. Bärnstensfärgad, klar, lågt skum. Nötig doft, med en rejäl dos smörkola. En maltfokuserad pale ale. Rund, mjuk munkänsla smak av rostat bröd, rostade mandlar, hasselnötter, karamell, smörkola, shortbread, butternut pumpkins. Lätt beska. Trevlig.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
SilverfoX (217) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2014
woody, malt whiskey aroma from a mahogany colour body sticky foamy white head, light sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, this is another quality samuel smith product really good stuff.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HampshirePhil (138) - Portsmouth/London, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2014
550 ml bottle - Very faint hoppy aroma, malt tastes with carbonated whiskey appearance. Little head. Not bad

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrunoSanchez (76) - Fermo, ITALY - JUN 28, 2014
Ale inglese ambrata oscura con schiuma aderente leggermente beige. Al naso sentori di caramello. In bocca corpo medio alto e bilanciata abbastanza bene forse un po tendente verso la dolcezza. Il sapore buono e caramelloso con un finale "metallico" che secondo me è un segno di birra un po troppo vecchia. Mi aspettavo di più da una birra di questo famoso birrificio. La prossima volta che mi capita la riassaggio x controllare di nuovo.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (7387) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Bottle. Toffee barley malt and hay aroma. Dark amber with small head. Mildly sweet toffee malt and lightly bitter herbal hay flavor. Nice.


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