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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
PanMarek (438) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2017
Pours light brownish and translucent with a thick, beige foam that fades. Caramel / fruity malt in the nose with a little earthiness. The malt dominates the flavor, with a little floral hops to provide an edge. Medium body, light fizz. Very well-balanced and drinkable. Inspector Morse’s favorite.

3.4
Senka (1082) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 7, 2017
355cl. BBE 3/17 Pours amber/orange clear, with thin head. Aroma of faro sugars, sweeter side of malt and a gentle whiff of hops. Aroma is thin due to BBE. Malty, gently bitter, sweet and feels like an old ale, rather than ESB. Mild carbonation, smooth, medium bodied brew. Thx to K, for positive surprise.

3.3
phfyysik (1269) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JAN 22, 2017
Pours light brown/amber with medium beige head. Aroma is fruity, mango, tropical fruits, some citrus, light malts, light floral. Taste is fruity, citrus, raisin, dried tropical fruits, floral, cherry, soft, some bitterness, light cream. Fruity and easy drinkable beer!

3.2
laminarman (32) - - JAN 2, 2017
Pours a darker caramel color than expected. Frothy head. Roasted, caramel, nutty and toasty nose. Don’t even think of this as a Pale Ale like you’d get in the states. Round soft palate, pleasingly drinkable but a rather short experience as it fades quickly. Has a mild bitterness to the finish.

3.7
ludos68 (55) - - DEC 31, 2016
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2017 Birra dal colore ramato, limpidissima con un cappello di schiuma fine, cremosa, non molto persistente. Sia al naso che in bocca non è molto prodiga di aromi e sapori: sono presenti note di malto, caramello, floreali ma molto lievi per poi virare decisamente verso un buon amaro non molto invadente. Birra semplice e beverina.

3.8
lesifflebiere (1887) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 23, 2016
Belle robe translucide couleur rubis tirant légèrement sur l’orangé, avec une mousse rare de couleur crème. Mince et peu odorante, néanmoins des notes de sucre d’orge et de baies ressortent. Les arômes se poursuivent dans la bouche, sucre d’orge, fraises et canneberges, les malts sont définitivement en vedette, la finale houblonnée est retenue. Néanmoins, les saveurs sont exceptionnelles, elle goûte claire et veloutée, c’est une grande réussite sur presque tous les plans.

3.7
rondphoto (4431) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - DEC 7, 2016
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Aroma of slightly toasted malt. Hazy amber brown color, creamy smooth beige head that sticks at 1/2", bands of lace. Taste is toasted caramel malt that adds yeast and then, light bittering in a long finish. Crisp, malt forward, and also light and easy drinking.

2.3
BrewWhatIWant (211) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 3, 2016
Pours copper colour with a thin off white head. Malty aroma. Taste is bready malt with hints of caramel, honey, corn, pear, dry white wine and floral hops. The finish has a crispness reminiscent of lagers. Carbonation is high for English ales, body is light to moderate. This is a very atypical English ale. It’s maltier, crisper, with a more noble hop character and the corn flavour is quite perceptible. All in all I’m not a fan.

1.9
HuskerTan (2201) - Ravenna, Nebraska, USA - NOV 24, 2016
Bottle. A- Subtle caramel, malty. A- Dark amber color, clear liquid, off white head. T- Malty, subtle burnt caramel, mild bitterness. P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, malty finish. O- This was maybe the worst of any of the Sam Smith beers I’ve had. Basically a malt bomb and not very tasty.

3.7
caribou43 (1024) - Lausanne/Sevilla/Lima, SWITZERLAND - NOV 10, 2016
I bought this bottle at the drink of the world in Zurich. I drank it before to eat a raclette. In my opinion, it is a decent beer. We could say that the taste is close a mix between an ale and a German bock. It is malty, hop, a little smocked, nuts. The finish is really dry, well balanced. The body is copper, middle/low carbonation, thin and white foam, there is a side with the water mineral.


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