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

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RATINGS: 1165   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).


mattern33's rating

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mattern33 (99) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2013
Bottle. Medium amber cloudy color. Good head. Yeasty initial aroma; little to no hop aroma. More malty than hoppy but well balanced. Lingering malty taste. Unique beer.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bosskie (381) - 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 (30) - - 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 (478) - 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 (744) - 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 (2219) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
crlnts (275) - 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 (1116) - 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 (2195) - 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 (3083) - 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.


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