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Samuel Smiths Organic / Old Brewery Pale Ale

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

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RATINGS: 1280   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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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1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
HuskerTan (1793) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
caribou43 (706) - Lausanne and 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jabah (416) - 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.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (21974) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jookos (5738) - 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.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerRenter76 (842) - Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2016
Another solid brew from samuel smith, organic ale poured an aberish yellow body, not much carbonation, head or lace left behind. Aroma of sweet malts and the flavor follows the smell with caramel and a little honey coming though as it warms. Overall not my favorite from this brewer but not too shabby. Originally rated on 10/15/08.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mister_Li (1027) - GERMANY - SEP 3, 2016
Klares Bernstein mit durchschnittlicher Schaumkrone. Malzig, Karamell, Nsse, leicht fruchtig, sehr sffig.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
k0mpsa (2530) - Tuusula, FINLAND - AUG 26, 2016
Bottle at pudel, tallinn. Aroma has malts and hops, some fruits. Nice crispy hops, fruits, malts.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
phillybass (115) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2016
So very much an English ale. Mild to r extreme. More malt than hops. But still a good ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kauge (1648) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 6, 2016
Bottle from Selver in Tallinn. BB Dec 2016. Pours clear mahogany/coppery orange with big creamy white head. Nice aroma of English yeast, earthy, black tea, strawberry-like sweetness. Tastes likewise, with an earthy bitterish finish. Carbonation moderate, body lightish medium. Sessionable. Really nice.


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