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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1258   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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).

LeftCoastRider's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
LeftCoastRider (110) - , Washington, USA - DEC 29, 2012
12 oz. bottle. Pours a slightly cloudy copper with a medium cream colored head. Aroma of spice is pronounced; almost like a mulled wine. Cinnamon or nutmeg? Full bodied, malty, sweet with a taste of hops. Surprisingly spicy. I have mixed feelings about this beer. I like a malty, winter weather ale, but there is something almost metallic in the taste. Perhaps it’s the water. Overall, not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DwarfeD (2270) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - APR 22, 2016
50cl bottle at The Blue Posts, London. Clear dark orange with a small white head. Light to medium body with moderate carbonation. Subtle bitter tones with ditto sweetness. Caramel, fruits, malts and grain. Ok brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Erzengel (7113) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - MAR 30, 2016
*Old rating. Hints of roast, hints of nuts. A round and smooth malty brew, not too bitter, fresh, easy to drink. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tarmok (1002) - Tartu, ESTONIA - MAR 13, 2016
clear amber liquid with tan head. aroma of caramel, straw, honey, malty. taste is straw, caramel, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour. medium body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tfontana (468) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 25, 2016
Bottle pour. Aroma is dark fruits, caramel and noble hops. Appearance is cloudy brown (like a dark cider) with minimal head, no noticeable sparkle and no lacing. Taste is as aroma--a bit like a rich, dessert wine. Palate is medium bodied with average carbonation and pleasant sweet finish. Overall, a nice, authentic European representative of the style. Unique and good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
melush (2225) - SPAIN - FEB 16, 2016
Bottle 50cl / Botella 50cl. @ Cerveceria Internacional, Sevilla, España. A: Amber / Ambar. T/S: Malt, caramel, sweet / Malta, caramelo, dulce.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DandyWolfFloyd (977) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2016
Aroma - sweet caramel malt and some toast. Appearance - the body is a slightly hazed amber. Head is 1 1/4" and head, tight and settles slowly. Sudsy lacing. Taste - malted barley, toffee, and classic English hops (Fuggles & East Kent Goldings). Slight nuttiness as it warms. Palate - between light and medium bodied, texture is smooth almost soft, the carbonation is soft, and finish is slightly tannic.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tightslice (728) - Redwood City, California, USA - JAN 29, 2016
Bottle from Willow’s Market in Menlo Park, CA. Aroma is caramel, malts, mild dirty/earthy hops. Taste is heavy, chewy caramels, lozenges. A gritty, toothy Pale Ale most likely brewed to be appreciated in a dark English bar by men far more ferocious than myself.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
badhack (482) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 7, 2016
Copper brown in color. Tastes of malt, caramel, english hops. A bit heavy on the palette, slightly chewy even. Refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BreWedge (452) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2015
1 pt, 2.7 fl oz bottle. Pours a clear amber with a massive beige head. Aromas are lactic sour and chalk. Tastes are biscuit, subtle caramel malts, lightly bitter and dry. Light body, assertive carbonation, and a medium dry finish. Sessionable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lundberg (5) - esbjerg, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2015 does not count
I think its history is exciting. I love the taste, but its flavor is not very kræftig. Slightly syndt when it is otherwise so good beer.

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