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

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83
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114 Ratings
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Ratings: 114
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 14.75%
Wants: 2
Gots: 18 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: clarknova on 10-25-2013)
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4.3/5  rDev +17.5%

MEVorp, Today at 04:27 AM
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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

tappangordo, Friday at 12:46 AM
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

Loveyourbeer, Nov 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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.

archyquaffer, Nov 11, 2014
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3.78/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

550 ml bottle served cold into a pint glass. Purchased for under $5 CDN from the LCBO.

Appearance - clear amber color, limited bubbles, two fingers of so of frothy off white head. Smooth lacing remains behind slathered all over the the inside of the glass.

Smell - bait fruity,a bit like apricot or peach, then some floral notes shine through. An underlying caramel sweetness throughout. Definitely malt heavy based off the nose.

Taste - malty, with a bit of hops to cut through the decadence. Some fruit like apricot and peach in small doses and a green tea element in there too. Pretty tasty and reasonably complex. A little bit of raisin as the beer warms too.

Mouthfeel - smooth, reasonably carbonated, yet fairly light body. Eminently quaffable.

Overall - a pretty damn solid English pale ale, from the guys you'd expect to do a good job on it. While I won't be purchasing this all the time, partially due to price and partially due to availability, but this is definitely a well executed pale ale.

DenisKolkin, Nov 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

550ml bottle. Mar15. Pours a bright, deep copper colour with a foamy, light tan head which lasted well and left some lacing. Earthy aroma of caramel and raisins. A mild sweetness is followed by a slightly astringent bitter finish and a hint of nuttiness (so to speak). Soft mouthfeel, light to medium body and very gentle carbonation. I appreciate that this beer is true to style and very well made, it just didn't leave me craving more.

magpieken, Nov 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Bf_89, Nov 02, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18%

robotiks, Oct 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

athomasPSU, Oct 28, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

hopmashian, Oct 27, 2014
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3.08/5  rDev -15.8%

mjacquard, Oct 21, 2014
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3.69/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

nodder, Oct 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

CraigTravor, Oct 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

RedAleMan, Oct 05, 2014
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2.64/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

This one is a bit of a shocker for me. It's a great looking beer, but after that I can't think of too many brews that I've come across that are so utterly devoid of character. Has a whiff of sweet malt to it and a similar hint of malt to taste. A slightly bitter finish, maybe a touch of raisin. But any of that only comes across if you squint while you drink.

Looks awesome, but then nada. Disappointing.

TerryW, Oct 05, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev +12%

Cycle69, Sep 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

BigGold, Sep 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 11/13/2013. Light gusher upon opening. Pours slightly hazy deep orange/copper color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a small amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of caramel, toast, biscuit, nuttiness, pear, apple, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance of bready malt, earthy hops, and yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of caramel, toast, biscuit, nuttiness, pear, apple, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Light earthy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toast, biscuit, nuttiness, pear, apple, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice robustness and balance of bready malt, earthy hops, and fruity yeast ester flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth and lightly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 5%. Overall this is a damn nice English pale ale! All around great balance and robustness of bready malt, earthy hops, and fruity yeast ester flavors; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

superspak, Sep 27, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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Samuel Smith's Organic Pale Ale from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
83 out of 100 based on 114 ratings.