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


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RATINGS: 731   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Bottle: Pasteurised.
Sold as Organic Best Ale in the UK, and as Organically Produced Ale in USA.
Ingredients: Water; Organic malted barley; Yeast; Organic hops; Seaweed finings; Carbon dioxide.
A delicately flavoured golden ale in which subtle fruity esters from the Samuel Smith yeast strain interact with a background of maltiness and hops.

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kenter2000's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kenter2000 (75) - , Wisconsin, USA - OCT 5, 2012
a gentle beer, light Carmel notes, light taste in general, small malts, harsh palate without the reward that a more thoughtful complex ale might give.

Bill Becker (2010) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 26, 2017
From Sep 2007 Purchased at Bi-Rite in Casper for US$3.29 It pours from 550ml bottle a clear gold with a nice thick head of foam that shrinks *very* slowly and ends up as a fine solid layer with good lacing. The second pour gives me a hazy brew and that's fine by me. The smell is a mix of malt sweetness and hop citrus that is light on the nose. The taste has a very good malt flavour up front with some caramel, some bread, a touch of fruit, and some roasted malt.The hops throw in some good citrus notes that help balance the malt and the end result is a very nice, flavourful and very drinkable Pale Ale. The finish is bitter but nice, the mouthfeel is spot on for the style and the carbo is light. Very good stuff!

PanMarek (465) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2016
Clear, dark yellow with moderate, beige foam. Toffee hops dominate the nose with grassy hops and a little spice. Medium body, light fizz, slightly watery but with a dry finish.

rjplumer (1238) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 5, 2015
Has a butter toffee like aroma. Soft hazy cinnamon colored body. Just a light pencil line thick head. The butter toffee carries over on the taste too. Has slippery mouth feeling. Fairly clean finish and goes down smooth. A fairly simple but respectable brew.

Closs_the_man (9) - Bluffton, South Carolina, USA - AUG 29, 2015 does not count
High drinkability, decent taste, not great alone, but pretty good with food. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

obguthr (6831) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - FEB 14, 2015
Buttery honey, tart lemon, butterscotch nose. Hazy amber, thick head. Honey and butterscotch. Lemongrass finish. Medium body, smooth, soft carbonation. Sweet with a slightly bitter end. Rich and malty but with a bit of diacetyl.

HarryPlopper (57) - - JAN 8, 2015
Nice smooth pale ale. Not too bitter, smooth mouth feel. Copper color. Banana scent and taste, some spice notes.

Erzengel (9779) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JAN 3, 2015
* Old rating from 2010. Mild-weiches, leicht malziges Bier. Sehr mild, fruchtig, lecker!

slowrunner77 (13206) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 17, 2014
"now that’s the stuff. sam smith’s organics are all a fragrant, fresh, and flavorful shot in the arm for lighter beers. usually when i crave a lighter beer, it’ll be one of these, just don’t expect more than a nice session ale

eduardovl (1490) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2014 330ml bottle served in a tulip glass. A: Pours a beautiful and clear amber/copper color forming a medium, solid and thin bubbled beige head. Medium to low retention and lots of spotty soapy lacings left in the glass S: Strong toffee and caramel malts in the upfront. Notes of brown sugar and brown bread. Great flowery hops. English character T: Strong caramel malts and sweet grains upfront. Notes of toffee, brown sugar, citrus hops. A bit fruity too, with some notes of grapes and plums. Mild hops bitterness: herby and a bit citrus (Again, strong British hops character). In overall, a dry but smooth beer in the mouth M: Light body. Medium carbonation. A bit sticky and molasses with a malty and mold bitter aftertaste O: Good drinkability. Very refreshing beer. Strong British personality. World class British Pale Ale [ BA Review @ 4/19/2010 ]

Oldschool_Mike (368) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 27, 2014
Bottle to pint glass. Aroma very mild stone fruit and caramel. Nice deep amber colour. Taste is mild stone fruit and hops with a touch of caramel sweetness. Very good beer. -- rated via 'Find A Beer' for Blackberry 10

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