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

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133 Ratings
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Ratings: 133
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 15.3%
Wants: 3
Gots: 25 | 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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Reviews by TheHammer:
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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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.

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of JC333
3.52/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of tappangordo
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Loveyourbeer
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of mick_cooper
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of tommybrew
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of stuarthyde
4.7/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This beer was recommended to me by one of my customers.

I ordered it and when the bottle arrived I was surprised by the label (old school).

The color and taste were very good! I have since recommended this beer to all of my beer drinking friends.

I have taken the next step and also purchased this beer to have in my refrigerator at home.

I have also tried several of their other Organic beers as was not disappointed!

Photo of JahTurbo
4.16/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ImperatorScab
3.63/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of sonofliberty2
3.6/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of robotiks
3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of mscudder
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of erialbill
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Toteezz
4.1/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of kowens1389
4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.51/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Samuel Smith Organic Pale Ale has a very thick, frothy, cream-colored head, a hazy, bubbly, amber appearance, and heavy lacing left behind. The aroma is sweet, malty, bready, and a touch sour. Taste is of those elements, with a wonderful, straight-forward hop bitterness (no pine or grapefruit with this beer). Mouthfeel is medium and soft, and Samuel Smith Organic Pale Ale finishes semi-dry, rich, smooth, and refreshing. This is a wonderful beer, and I strongly recommend it!

RJT

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3.45/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

550ml Bottle: BBD Jul 14, poured into an over sized UK pint sleeve on 17th Nov 13.

Nice orange amber body, clear and clean, on top a full off-white foaming head.

Malty nose, bread dough and dry biscuits though, not sweet or molasses style. Some fruit esters in the aroma too.

The taste was also malt led, the malts however were semi-sweet compared to the smell and there is a caramel feel to the biscuit flavour. Those fruit esters are in the taste, giving the beer an extra dimension within the taste. The hops were very under-stated although there is a mild hop finish.

The body hides the alcohol nicely and this is an easy going beer which I really enjoyed.

Photo of Mmcdonald79
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 133 ratings.