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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1238   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   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).

beerbrains' rating

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
beerbrains (26) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 22, 2014
Faint aroma of grass with a little sweetness; dark golden color, translucent, short white head that thins out quickly; light taste - so light that it barely tastes like anything, light body, thin texture and no finish. Unfortunately, I would not buy or drink this again; no aroma and no taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
FraekkeFyr87 (184) - - OCT 3, 2015
The aroma is full of caramel and butter. The color is caramelish and red. The taste is full of caramel and the finish is abrupt and almost nonexisting. Not an impressing beer at all.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maekchu (2832) - Hirakata, JAPAN - OCT 2, 2015
Bottle. Sweet malty nose, spicy, mild hop note. Deep orange/amber color witth ruby highlights. Malty, caramel, minerally, with a gentle, almost dank, fruitiness. Finish is more or less dry. Thin-medium body. This one is on the edge of being too sweet, but it has a lovely bittering hop complement. Soild stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stouby (4128) - Holbæk, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2015
Bottle at DØE tasting. Clear golden-red. Aroma medium malty (caramel, bread) and hoppy. Flavor medium sweet and bitter. Light to medium body.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Marduk (4205) - Reval, ESTONIA - OCT 1, 2015
355ml bottle. Clear deep amber/light copper color. Small size, beige head, stays. Caramel, dirty cloth, malts, wet dog hair and some rotten vegetables in aroma. Not particularly good start. Caramel malts, brown sugar, spicy hops in taste. Brown sugar and malty aftertaste. Soft carbonation. Bland brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
evitzius (20) - - SEP 26, 2015
Degusowane 26.09.2015. Zapach suszonych owoców, piana ?adna lecz po chwili opada, w smaku z balansowanie pomi?dzy goryczka a s?odkoscia.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FatPhil (11508) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 24, 2015
355ml bottle (Koht, Tallinn) (5+:4:5:3:11=2.8+)
Sweet emasculated malts in the aroma. Lovely gold, tight head. Watery palate. Bland malts, sweet taste. Gutless. Dead.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thirstyrabbit (1485) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 18, 2015
Bottle. Copper body, medium tall cream-coloured head. Aroma has earthy malt and simple earthy hops. Taste has soft maltiness and dry woody hoppiness which later turns a bit too stiff. Feels a bit more bitter than a standard uh... Bitter. Clean but generally unadventurous and at times even lifeless. I have never had a Samuel Smith beer before and this did not turn out to be a very impressive starter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
martjoobolut (1780) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 17, 2015
0,355L bottle. Pours amber with beige head. The head stays for a long time. Aroma is sweet, caramel, fruits, herbal. Flavor is very sweet, bitter, fruits, plum. Finish is dry bitter. Body is on thin side. Overall: good, nicely balanced, easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BadAprilia1000 (379) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 7, 2015
Pours a gorgeous clear copper brown with a good off white head. Aroma is malty, bready, doughy, grainy, and a hint of fruit leather/dehydrated fruit. Taste is caramel, light bitter, malt and dough, fruity. Very good and extremely drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Listigovers (545) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 29, 2015
Reddish amber with offwhite head. Smells of fresh bread, tastes bready, very malty, but dry malts, nothing too sweet. Medium bodied, rich flavour and texture, grains, and a good balance of hop bitterness in the end. Good complex flavour, very nice one tastes like a classic to me.

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