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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1153   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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).

Cakes' rating

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cakes (358) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2011
12 oz Bottle. Englishy-copper hue with a well lasting thick head. Hint of caramel. Definately old school, kind of a "dusty" taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HampshirePhil (135) - Portsmouth/London, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2014
550 ml bottle - Very faint hoppy aroma, malt tastes with carbonated whiskey appearance. Little head. Not bad

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrunoSanchez (70) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (7295) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Japalo (1093) - DENMARK - JUN 20, 2014
Bottle@home. Clear copper. One finger foam. Disappears quick. Toffe caramel biscuit bread leads. Not much hoppyness. Malty taste as the aroma. Hoppy bitterness with a smooth nearsweet finish. Classic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Masterkush7 (494) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 6, 2014
Bottle. Light amber, small to average and fully diminishing head. Moderate, malty and sweetish aroma, some caramel - toffee, some floral fruitiness and light notes of wood. Body is medium, malty and sweetish flavor, some caramel - toffee and some floral fruitiness and light notes of wood. Finish is average, malty and lightly sweetish ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
AAEA (83) - California, USA - JUN 4, 2014
550ml ($5.99) Little expensive for what you’re getting. still a good beer. taste is honey ~ish malts but weak 5% makes this a borderline non man beer. worth trying out once.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
saintjulien (86) - - MAY 29, 2014
cereal, grass, herbs, hazy, orange, hazy, light sweetness, bitter, medium sourness, medium body, thin feel, average carbonation

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
Artichoke (60) - California, USA - MAY 28, 2014
Three finger head, pale light gold. Light milky body, metallic sweet citrus. Not much bite, little finish. Bland.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
darkseduction (582) - Zweibrücken, GERMANY - MAY 22, 2014
Flasche 355ml. Schönes antikes Etikett. Im Antrunk wie erwartet obergärig, leicht säuerlich spritzig. Schöne Karamellmalznoten. Süffig, erinnert stark an Düsseldorfer Altbier. Hopfennoten sehr dezent, kommen bei Fullers ungleich schöner zum Vorschein. Alles in Allem solide, sehr begrüßenswert die traditionelle Herstellungsweise.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdiBeer (875) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2014
Aroma: light flowery hops, strong bread malts. Appearance: dark amber, medium frothy white head. Taste: light sweet. Palate: strong bread malts, little caramel, low carbonation, pretty fully bodied. Overall: great ESB, well balanced aroma and palate. Bottle from Whole Foods Market, Kensington.

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