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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
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mattern33 (106) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2013
Bottle. Medium amber cloudy color. Good head. Yeasty initial aroma; little to no hop aroma. More malty than hoppy but well balanced. Lingering malty taste. Unique beer.


3.8
gripweed57 (2452) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JUL 13, 2017
From old tasting notes. Clear amber orange color with a creamy beige head. Majestic toasted malt aroma. Toasted malt flavor with a splendid balance hops and malt. Very light carbonation let’s all the flavor come through. Very tasty.

3.5
Davros IX (354) - Hertford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2017
Bottle at the Rising Sun in Smithfield. A nice dark colour in the glass and a good head. The beer was way too cold and I didn’t get many flavours from it initially, but there was a pleasant mouth feel. As the beer warmed the bitter hops started to appear in the flavour alongside a very nice texture of malt. It’s a strong one at 5% and more "hairy chested" than your typical pale ale, but still a pleasant beer.

3.4
Thomas_W1 (841) - Rastatt, GERMANY - JUN 27, 2017
Flasche 0,355l: Dunkler Bernstein, Kupfer, klar, kräftiger stabiler feinporiger Schaum; frische + sehr fruchtige Nase, sehr würzig, dunkle/eingelegte Früchte, Malz, Malzzucker, Karamell, leichte Röstaromen, angenehme Hopfennoten; frischer + fruchtiger Körper, dunkle Früchte, Hopfennoten, Malz, Getreide, angenehme Säure, cremig, kräftige Kohlensäure, kräftige Röstaromen, Kaffee, kräftige trockene Bitterkeit; angenehmer trockener Nachgang mit Röstaromen

2.9
neur0 (1266) - GERMANY - JUN 21, 2017
(Flasche) Es hat eine kupferne Farbe, ist klar filtriert mit einer fast weißen Schaumkrone. Das Aroma ist karamellig, würzig und leicht oxidiert. Der Geschmack ist schlank, leicht karamellig, bitter und metallisch im Nachgeschmack.

3.7
lello4ever (987) - ITALY - MAY 11, 2017
Colore ambra rossastra, quasi limpida, schiuma finissima di un colore crema, piuttosto ampia. Aroma di malto, deciso, caramello. Bevuta tipica inglese, corpo watery con punta di alcol al palato. Dolce, malto, terra, e una discreta secchezza. Carbonazione medio bassa. Piacevole.

3.4
Jury (288) - RUSSIA - APR 26, 2017
Приятно& пиво, красивы& цвет, аромат и натурал& вкус, качеств& пиво!

3.4
victorsampson96 (103) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2017
(355 ml bottle) Clear copper-red beer, with fine carbonation, and a dense off-white head. The aroma is reminiscent of any British beer garden on a summer’s day: hefty crystal malt and yeast, with a lingering scent of East Kent Goldings. Overall, this beer is more aromatic on the nose than on the palate: fresh biscuity malt, mineral water, spiced apple, elderflower and blackcurrant, with hints of orange and grapefruit. The finish is dry, bringing out dank oak, herbs and caramel. Fairly light-bodied, but smooth drinking. It’s not delicious, but pleasant.

3.4
Zlotta (3271) - Hagen / Düsseldorf, GERMANY - MAR 18, 2017
0.355 l bottle from local ’trinkgut’, best before December 2017. Clear, dark brownish amber with a medium large, foamy, almost stable, off-white head. Sweetish, grassy-spicy, slightly floral and a bit fruity aroma of caramel, elderberry and some orange blossom. Slightly sweetish, quite dry, grassy-spicy, floral and a little fruity taste of caramel, orange blossom, elderberry, rose hips and hints of spruce, followed by a short, medium bitter, very dry and quite grassy-spicy finish. Almost medium-bodied, a bit astringent and slightly effervescent mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Very nice!

3.8
drmet (964) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - MAR 15, 2017
L: -pours a clear amber-red with a medium,foamy,offwhite head -low to medium carbonation visible S: -cherries,strawberries,caramel,plums, spicy T: -plums,strawberries,spicy,slightly grassy,cherries,nutty -finishes very dry -medium bitterniss for the style F: -medium carbonation -light to medium body O: A really solid English Bitter.Carbonation may be a bit high for the style.

3.4
john44 (3101) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2017
Bottle. Dark Amber in colour. Malts (buttery, nutty, caramel malt) dominate. With hops (dry, dusty, earthy hops). Smooth and sweetish. Nice malt/hops balance. Dry malty finish. Very drinkable. (2008)


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