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Samuel Smiths Organic / Old Brewery Pale Ale

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


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RATINGS: 1223   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).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
mecafilo (137) - Perugia, ITALY - MAY 29, 2015
Bottle @ home. Pours with a glowing clear orange colour, medium rocky white head. Aroma is medium malty, with notes of bread, and slightly tomedium hoppy, with notes of herbs. Taste is medium sweet, medium bitter, quite intense and well-balanced. Medium to full body, creamy texture, average carbonation, medium lasting malty finish. Very good session beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
huineman (396) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 29, 2015
Dark amber, ivory head. Attractive aromas of pears simmered in red wine, wheat flour, milk chocolate and raisins. Low carb. Flat and short-lived. Low bitterness. Taste isn’t so attractive.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sandog_au (37) - Gladstone, AUSTRALIA - MAY 20, 2015
Pours a dark copper with an off white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is strong malt, slight raisin and maybe slight bread. Flavour is upfront malty plums with a slight warm bitter finish. Not really in the true style of a pale ale in my opinion.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tayeth (485) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - MAY 18, 2015
Sehr angenehmer Malzduft mit leichten Aromen nach Zuckerrübensirup. Im Geschmack dann vordergründig viel Karamell, leider im Nachgeschmack irgendwie zu bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gueuze (608) - - MAY 18, 2015
Karamellig-nussiger Geruch. Im Geschmack dann ein wenig seltsam, wenig bitter. Leicht sauer. Trocken, aber recht langweilig.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MayumiH (348) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2015
550ml bottle at home. Slight malt. Mildly hoppy, mildly bittersweet. Light body. Smooth finish. Enjoyable enough.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Randy4Beer (350) - - MAY 1, 2015
A beer wearing a beautiful dark copper skin. Thin white head that doesn’t last long but does leave decent lacing behind. Light but steady carbonation bubbles rise. Aromas are on the light side. There is a bit of nuttiness, maybe some ripe red fruits, and a hint of malts. The tastes start off a bit weak and mainly bready, but finish very strong, with red berries dancing in the throat on the swallow. Really nice finish on this beer. I’d have to admit, I’d buy more of this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sdmmb (1218) - USA - APR 28, 2015
Drunk from 50cl bottle bought at Bierhuis, Ossett. Lovely pale ale with hoppy taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
R4N5H (255) - SINGAPORE - APR 25, 2015
355ml bottle at Alfies, Princes Building, Hong Kong on 20/04/15. Lovely reddish copper colour with a thin white head. Fruity aroma with a little malt. Medium carbonation. Flavours of apple, melon, a little caramel - sweet and light bodied. Drinkable, but a little too fruity for my palate.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
DIBBLE (101) - Worthing, West Sussex, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2015
Bottle from Pallant of Arundel, West Sussex. Bought today April 23rd 2015. Got home and noticed BBE on neck says MAR15. Hmph! Malty, reminiscent of malt vinegar aroma. Tan head dissipated swiftly to none. Clear deep copper coloured beer. Thick full slightly oily mouthfeel. Low carb fizz on tongue with a slightly acidic bite. Hops are difficult to pick out. Dry finish. Not bad but I don?t think I?m getting this beer at it?s best. As a wise friend once said "Every days a school day".

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