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Samuel Smiths Organic Best Ale / Organically Produced Ale

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

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RATINGS: 724   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle: Pasteurised.
Sold as Organic Best Ale in the UK, and as Organically Produced Ale in USA.
Ingredients: Water; Organic malted barley; Yeast; Organic hops; Seaweed finings; Carbon dioxide.
A delicately flavoured golden ale in which subtle fruity esters from the Samuel Smith yeast strain interact with a background of maltiness and hops.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
miquelcrush (40) - Granollers, SPAIN - APR 14, 2014
Bon color i bon escuma, pel que fa a l’aroma és bastant fluixet i en gust és un pel aigualida. Buen color y buena espuma, el aroma es flojo y en gusto un pelo aguada.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hockeybeerguy (909) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - FEB 21, 2014
The appearance has a hazy golden/blonde colored body with a one and a half fingered white foamy head that dies within about a minute leaving some nice clingy creamy looking lacing. Light carbonation is seen rising at a moderate pace. The smell is mainly sweet through the malt and the grain coming through in a clean yet somewhat soapy way like most English Bitters do, also I got some light corn as well. The taste is sweet through the English malts and gives off a creamy English malty aftertaste that just clings around the mouth. She has a dry bitter (but in that English sort of way) finish. On the palate, she sits a light to medium on the body, comes across somewhat sessionable, and has a carbonation that is actually somewhat smooth and ends up showing a nice creamy sort of aspect that I usually get when I have an English bitter. Overall, wow with the extremely low ABV, one would think this would be extremely sessionable however, because the way it sits on my mouth, its not as sessionable as one would think as there seems to be just enough to give it a heavier sort of feel. I would most likely want this again with some fish and chips.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
czar (3784) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 18, 2014
pours unclear light orange with a small white cap, some retention and lacing. lightly doughy and breadied toasted nutty caramel malts, mild fruity notes - juniper berries, bitter herbs, chalky, hint of metal, mild earthy ntoes. smooth mouthfeel, clean yeast. moderate carbonation, light body, dry herbal-grassy and slightly astringent finish. like a slightly watered down version of their pale ale. no flaws but a tad boring. ok.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (5425) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 15, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig, Karamell, fruchtig. Geschmack trocken fruchtig, malzig, Karamell.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
ads135 (2579) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JAN 29, 2014
I liked this bitter quit a bit. Mild and a bit watery, but the malty body and light fruity aftertaste were nice.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Funkatrocious (84) - - DEC 30, 2013
Pour from bottle in Cottage Grove Wisconsin. Amber pour with good off white head. Smells malty and is with a light but unsatisfying bitter finish. Weird fruity sweetness. No good for me... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
foyle (187) - Wyoming, USA - NOV 22, 2013
Appearance: pours a thick, sudsy cream colored head that recedes slowly with mild lacing. Color is a mostly clear rich amber with moderate carbonation streaming. Aroma: raisins, apricots, toffee, yeast rolls. Mouthfeel: light bodied with a bit of ale fluffiness and a mostly dry finish. Flavor: initial flavor is the sweet barley malt-- toffee, caramel, and white bread. The middle has some butterscotch and fruity esters with a earthy hop bite in the finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dynamiteninja (1390) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2013
Bottle. Amber body. Medium white head. Red fruit, hops, malt, spice. Bittersweet. Dry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sinfull (710) - Lviv, UKRAINE - NOV 15, 2013
Amber color , with mid-sized off-white head. Aroma of caramel malt and fruits. Taste of roasted caramel with bitter hoppy finish. Long bittersweet aftertaste. Nice bitter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
armandch (28) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Fruity aroma with beautiful color. Smooth and easy to drink. However the taste is plain like wind. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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