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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - NOV 17, 2005
This beer pours out looking very nice; great amber hue. The aroma is predominatly malts w/ some hops in there. The taste is more balanced, and close to being perfectly so. The Golding and Fuggles hops bite nice, but dont stick around too long. Regardless, very enjoyable and a little under-rated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
victorsampson96 (56) - 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 summers 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. Its not delicious, but pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zlotta (2875) - Hagen / Bonn, 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drmet (922) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
john44 (2986) - 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)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PanMarek (401) - 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 Morses favorite.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Senka (1080) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phfyysik (1192) - 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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
laminarman (32) - - JAN 2, 2017
Pours a darker caramel color than expected. Frothy head. Roasted, caramel, nutty and toasty nose. Dont even think of this as a Pale Ale like youd 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ludos68 (50) - - 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 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
lesifflebiere (1817) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 23, 2016
Belle robe translucide couleur rubis tirant lgrement sur lorang, avec une mousse rare de couleur crme. Mince et peu odorante, nanmoins des notes de sucre dorge et de baies ressortent. Les armes se poursuivent dans la bouche, sucre dorge, fraises et canneberges, les malts sont dfinitivement en vedette, la finale houblonne est retenue. Nanmoins, les saveurs sont exceptionnelles, elle gote claire et veloute, cest une grande russite sur presque tous les plans.

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