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

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RATINGS: 1180   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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3.2
   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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (5977) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 17, 2014
"i like this one every once and a while as a change of pace to the american pales. it’s a very good example of the english style, but that style isn’t usually incredibly appealing to me...i like my pales hoppy. great malt flavor, though, if a little thin."

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
eduardovl (865) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
Small bottle served in a chalice. A: Beautiful clear amber color with a small yellow head. Small retention and not much lacings left S: Delicious smell of toffee, roasted caramel malts, herbs and earthy yeasts T: Also delicious taste of roasted caramel malts and hops. Citrus bite and "hoppy" end M: Light body. Low carbonation. Balanced bitterness. A bit molasses. Quite refreshing O: Good drinkability. Quite light and refreshing beer but at the same time with strong British personality. An authentic British Ale. Light in alcohol, balanced bitterness, dry taste, good perfume of earthy yeasts and fresh hops. Recommended [ BA Review @ 4/18/2010 ]

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jksipa (383) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 8, 2014
Bottle from the LCBO. Mostly clear deep orange with a small tan head that lingers. Nose is caramel and fruit with pear and green apple making appearances along with a light yeast background. Lightly sweet toffee balanced by a light bitter fruitiness. Mouth is medium light and thin with soft carbonation. Decent enough bitter but I wouldn’t go out of my way for it.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
solvaris (106) - - OCT 5, 2014
---- personal review, no claim to be representative or neutral ---- repost undesired --- ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (2690) - Michigan, USA - SEP 22, 2014
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 11/13/2013. Light gusher upon opening. Pours slightly hazy deep orange/copper color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a small amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of caramel, toast, biscuit, nuttiness, pear, apple, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance of bready malt, earthy hops, and yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of caramel, toast, biscuit, nuttiness, pear, apple, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Light earthy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toast, biscuit, nuttiness, pear, apple, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice robustness and balance of bready malt, earthy hops, and fruity yeast ester flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth and lightly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 5%. Overall this is a damn nice English pale ale! All around great balance and robustness of bready malt, earthy hops, and fruity yeast ester flavors; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JDBaker11058 (1313) - Maryland, USA - SEP 14, 2014
Appearance: clear reddish/pinkish brown, creamy light tan head. Aroma: fruity and malty, with notes of cherry, marmalade, caramel, raisin, and light vanilla. Taste: as the aroma indicated, with the addition of a few earthy, mellow hop notes. Finish: smooth, with lingering light fruity and malty sweetness; palate is full and creamy. Notes: Tastes like a Bass Ale, but only much, much better.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gopherfan99 (496) - CROATIA - SEP 11, 2014
Bottle; pours amber with a tan head; aroma is sweet malt, caramel, and a hint of hops; taste is sweet with malt and caramel, then becomes a little bitter before a semi-dry finish. I do admit that I was expecting more a pale ale from reading the label but this definitely more of an ESB and a decent one at that.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Block (1432) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - SEP 7, 2014
I don’t know, seemed like a pretty regular pale ale. I didn’t taste any outstanding distinctions that I could contribute to the organicness or the brewing process.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kerenmk (2422) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 5, 2014
Bottle shared at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Murky amber, white film. Ripe fruit and cooked pear and plum and then some spices in the nose, oxidized taste - fruity and old and sweet. Medium-bodied, long fruity finish and carbonated.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tomer (1746) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - SEP 2, 2014
At a tasting, thanks kerenmk, small stable bubbly head, hazy deepish orange colour, aroam of wood, caramel and toffee with hints of fruit, flavour of bread, caramel toffee and some fruit and butter in the back. Quite drinkable but a bit bland.


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