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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1292   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   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 51F (11C).

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 3, 2004
Bottle. Pours nice clear amber color with a large off-white head that diminished slowly and left some lacing. Aroma is malty and a little bready with a mild dandelion bouquet (sort of pungent-bitter). Flavor is decent toasted malts with a nice hop finish, but theres a metallic flavor that kind of mucks it all up for me. Medium to light body and pleasant carbonation.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cigarsnbeer (146) - Valley City, North Dakota, USA - JUL 2, 2004
When I opened the bottle there was a slight skunk smell. Not the way to start a beer! It had a very nice amber coloring and slight lacing on the galss, but not much in the way of a head. The flavor was a very light nut flavor, albeit a watered down nut flavor. Not the best in the line, I think Ill stick to the Imperial stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hershiser2 (2793) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUL 2, 2004
Nice amber brown color, with a small head. Smell is slightly malty and nutty, as is the taste. Kind of coppery, but not bad. Not the greatest offering from SS, but its not bad by any means.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 1, 2004
Dark Amber/Copper Coloring. Small Head. Hops. Nutty.... A really decent, grab it out of the fridge anytime offering from Mr.Samuel... enjoyed taking my time with this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUN 28, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2008 [bottle - Great European Beerfest 8, Sharp Edge Tavern - East Liberty, PA] Poured a deep orangy/copper color with a thin tan head. Nice aroma, lots of sweet malts balanced well with hops and a slight nutty hint. Smooth and balanced flavor of malts and hops with a nice smooth and creamy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - JUN 25, 2004
Bottle. Deep orange and clear with a tan head. Fruity and nutty aroma with hops. Nice beer. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - JUN 25, 2004
660 ml bottle. Deep orange and clear. Slight tannish head. Aroma is fruity and nutty with a hint of hops. Flavor is more malty than bitter. I get some carmel woody notes underneath as well. Could use a bit more character, but otherwise OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lachesis (757) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - JUN 22, 2004
Light ambercolored beer with a nice appearance.Fine aromas off sweet malts and a fine touch off roasted nuts.This beer has a fine round taste off nicely roasted malts underbuild with a good dosis off fine hops.In the end it is drying out a little.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2007 A dark brown (not pale!) beerwith a fruity aroma. The taste is bitter with a hint of caramel but also some off-putting metallic notes. Drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 5, 2004
Smells slightly metallic with a sweet malty backbone. Smooth on the palate. Nice amber/honey color. Taste consists of loads and loads of sweet malt. Clearly an English pale.

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