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Samuel Smith's Organic Pale Ale - Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)

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83
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134 Ratings
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Ratings: 134
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 15.07%
Wants: 3
Gots: 24 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster) visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: clarknova on 10-25-2013

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3.33/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

mid level carbonation. finger and and a half head. light lacing. toasted notes. fruity. wet finish.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.15/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.09/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.88/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of peensteen
3.73/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pale copper-amber colour, just over one finger of white head, little lace. Smell is malty with a bit of a toffee and caramel, fruity as well, earthy and lightly metallic hops. Taste is fruity with a light bitterness up front, malty-toffee like sweetness, light fruity earthy points as well, overall flavours were fairly muted but well balanced. Lightly carbonated, medium-full body. Solid stuff and very easily drinkable, would have liked more pronounced flavours though.

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3.61/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.63/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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5/5  rDev +37%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.6/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.52/5  rDev -3.6%

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1.5/5  rDev -58.9%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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4.3/5  rDev +17.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

Poured from the 550 ml bottle into a shaker pint glass. In addition to the typically cool old timey label with Yorkshire rose is a "USDA Organic" sticker. I got a mild gusher upon opening. An easy pour produces about a one inch head that proves fairly sticky. The beer is a slightly hazy ruddy pale brown with rather high carbonation.

Subtle floral and tea-like hop aroma-flavors with a rich caramelly malt base. A nice fruity pungency evocative of apricot underlies everything and contributes to an illusion of sweetness belied by the dry mineral finish.

Another excellent and accessible beer from Sam Smith (more and more available in my area). I continue to be intrigued by the whole Yorkshire square method of brewing, and how this obviously contributes to the unique qualities manifested in the beer. This beer was very reasonably priced at 4-something for the bomber. Purchased at Front Street Market in Butte, Montana.

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Samuel Smith's Organic Pale Ale from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
83 out of 100 based on 134 ratings.