Samuel Smiths Organic / Old Brewery Pale Ale

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1285   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
laminarman (16) - - 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 (37) - - 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 (1747) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rondphoto (4229) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
BrewWhatIWant (58) - 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. Its maltier, crisper, with a more noble hop character and the corn flavour is quite perceptible. All in all Im not a fan.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
HuskerTan (1847) - Kearney, 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 Ive had. Basically a malt bomb and not very tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
caribou43 (767) - Lausanne, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jabah (427) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - OCT 24, 2016
Seemed a little ho-hum for Samuel Smith compared to their others that I sampled. Mild on hops. An English Pale Ale vs. APA so that is expected. Semi-clean feel and refreshing finish. A decent daytime or summer beer, but not really one Id return to.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (22500) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 23, 2016
Bottle. Clear amber color, medium white head. Aroma of light caramel. Taste is lightly burnt sweet caramel, light body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jookos (5886) - FINLAND - OCT 21, 2016
Bottle. Amber. Malty slight huskey, light earthy, bit metallic, woody. Med bodied, bitters, dryness in finish. English tasting. Cant help thinking about that stone tank- note on the bottle. Serms to have a cementy stony feel to it now. Probably just imagining it.

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