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


on tap

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RATINGS: 734   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.

kenter2000's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kenter2000 (48) - , Wisconsin, USA - OCT 5, 2012
a gentle beer, light Carmel notes, light taste in general, small malts, harsh palate without the reward that a more thoughtful complex ale might give.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Closs_the_man (9) - Bluffton, South Carolina, USA - AUG 29, 2015 does not count
High drinkability, decent taste, not great alone, but pretty good with food. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
obguthr (4907) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - FEB 14, 2015
Buttery honey, tart lemon, butterscotch nose. Hazy amber, thick head. Honey and butterscotch. Lemongrass finish. Medium body, smooth, soft carbonation. Sweet with a slightly bitter end. Rich and malty but with a bit of diacetyl.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HarryPlopper (49) - - JAN 8, 2015
Nice smooth pale ale. Not too bitter, smooth mouth feel. Copper color. Banana scent and taste, some spice notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Erzengel (6248) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JAN 3, 2015
* Old rating from 2010. Mild-weiches, leicht malziges Bier. Sehr mild, fruchtig, lecker!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (7885) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 17, 2014
"now that’s the stuff. sam smith’s organics are all a fragrant, fresh, and flavorful shot in the arm for lighter beers. usually when i crave a lighter beer, it’ll be one of these, just don’t expect more than a nice session ale

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
eduardovl (1148) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2014 330ml bottle served in a tulip glass. A: Pours a beautiful and clear amber/copper color forming a medium, solid and thin bubbled beige head. Medium to low retention and lots of spotty soapy lacings left in the glass S: Strong toffee and caramel malts in the upfront. Notes of brown sugar and brown bread. Great flowery hops. English character T: Strong caramel malts and sweet grains upfront. Notes of toffee, brown sugar, citrus hops. A bit fruity too, with some notes of grapes and plums. Mild hops bitterness: herby and a bit citrus (Again, strong British hops character). In overall, a dry but smooth beer in the mouth M: Light body. Medium carbonation. A bit sticky and molasses with a malty and mold bitter aftertaste O: Good drinkability. Very refreshing beer. Strong British personality. World class British Pale Ale [ BA Review @ 4/19/2010 ]

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Oldschool_Mike (208) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 27, 2014
Bottle to pint glass. Aroma very mild stone fruit and caramel. Nice deep amber colour. Taste is mild stone fruit and hops with a touch of caramel sweetness. Very good beer. -- rated via 'Find A Beer' for Blackberry 10

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darkmagus82 (2093) - - AUG 17, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 12-11-12 Poured from bottle into pint glass Appearance – Pours a lightly hazed light orange amber color with a two finger white head. The head has a good level of retention, slowly fading to give a nice level of lacing. Smell- Wow. I was not expecting the huge fruit aroma that was in this one. An apple aroma mixed with some peach and pear are big and bold. Mixed with these are hints of caramel as well as a light bready smell. Taste – The taste begins with a bready and fruity sweet flavor. The fruit flavor is initially of a peach and apricot flavor, but transitions to a more apple flavor as the taste advances further. Upfront there is also a caramel sweetness that soon gets overwhelmed by the apple. Toward the end the flavor has a malty and cider like taste. A light bitter citrus and herbal flavor come to the taste at the very end with it slightly leveling out some of the sweetness. Mouthfeel - The body of the beer is on the slightly thicker and creamier side with a carbonation level that is on the average side. While the carbonation level is average, it consists of tiny little bubbles that seem to tingle the tongue. This when combined with the slightly creamier body, is wonderful for the fruit flavors of the brew. Overall – This beer has a fabulous nose and feel. The taste is not quite up to the former two but is still rather good. One to try if you have the chance.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Danev76 (505) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 8, 2014
Light hoppy aroma. Cloudy amber colour with poor head. Nice and malty up front with smooth but bitter finish. Medium body with low carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
drpimento (2641) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 28, 2014
I guess it's an okay beer and if you want to support organic that's a plus but there's not a whole lot going on here. Had a nice off White head that lasts a while and some lace, color is clear amber. Aroma is Malt & fruit. Flavor is like aroma not very complex straightforward some carbonic tang, a little bitterness that's about it. Body is decent. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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