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

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RATINGS: 1287   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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).

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3.2
Lubiere (13905) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 17, 2004
Amber red coloured, no head. Aroma of malts and gin. Slightly oxidized. Nice whiskey malts tatse with smoked peat, and a light sourness. Medium bodied.

3.7
mutant (854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 12, 2004
Chestnut with dissapearing head. Lots of malt and fruit in the nose. Flavour has a big burst of caramel sweetness, then some hops and lots of woody bitterness in the finish. Very good indeed.

3.4
Kinz (3786) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - APR 11, 2004
An old standby from the dark ages when there were no micros. Copper color (look at the bottle in the picture!), good creamy head. Aroma is faint, a bit of that apple note that you really only get in Brit beers. Flavor is of mild toffee, a touch of apple, and bit of earthiness, with the signature Samuel Smith's buttery finish. Nicely restrained. "No sex please, we're British."

3.9
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - APR 9, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2004 Great por with a thick rich head. Very little lacing. Great bitter taste. Closer to a bitter than a pale ale. taste is of slightly roasted chocolate and fruiity. Very clean smooth finish. Great clean, bitter beer.

3.5
DocLock (10683) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2004
This one tastes more like a British mild/bitter than a pale to me. Pours a "JAck Daniels" color. Tastes very dry, with hints of caramel, hops, and cognac. Finishes dry, smooth, and slightly tart.

3.6
Wheatsheaf (104) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 1, 2004
Bottle. A copper ale with an earthy hop and malt aroma. Some caramel makes an appearance up front before becoming increasingly dry and minerally. A crisp, biscuity maltiness and moderate hop bitterness lead into the dry finish. A solid, flavourful, English pale ale (which is what you would expect from this brewery). If you can get a bottle that hasn’t been in the light, great; if you can get a fresh bottle, even better.

3.7
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2004
A dark pale ale??? Aroma and flavor is made up by fruit, and toasted malt with spices. The bitterness is very powerfull.

3.4
MullMan (1099) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 27, 2004
off white head that thins quickly, light bronze color. mild hop taste, long hop aftertaste

3.7
KarmanGhia (276) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 22, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2005 This has a hoppy aroma. It pours darker than I expected - like a brown amber with a slightly offwhite head. There is an amazingly smooth malty flavor balanced out very nicely by innoffensive hops. It is slightly fruity somewhere in there and a tad roasty in the finish - sweet and balanced. Oh my, this has a very full mouthfeel! I can’t afford to love this!

3.3
ClarkVV (6708) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 15, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2005 2003 bottle. Color of gilded-gold like you see in fancy theaters (deep and colorfull burnished, yet usually somewhat dulled). Good white head. Aroma of sharp crisp yeast and hops, very grainy, almost herbal smell and some light buttered wheat bread. Flavor begins overly dry for an EPA, with the malt coming on very late. Lots of graininess in the texture, lightly astringent and quite bitter. Medium body, light carbonation.


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