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

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Samuel Smith's Organic Pale AleSamuel Smith's Organic Pale Ale

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Ratings: 70
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 15.04%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
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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:
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(Beer added by: clarknova on 10-25-2013)
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5/5  rDev +39.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +32.3%

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4.7/5  rDev +30.9%
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!

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2014 21:20:11 | More by stuarthyde
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4.51/5  rDev +25.6%
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!


Serving type: bottle

11-30-2013 00:47:56 | More by RonaldTheriot
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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

12-30-2013 22:37:28 | More by bubseymour
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4.41/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Color- nutty light brown. Medium but thick head.

Aroma-sweet and nutty.

Taste- Very malt forward, a gentle giant. Starts malty, rich and buttered toast. Then, it mellows and finishes with a lingering grainy perfection. An excellent brew which reminds me of a holiday in the UK. This malt forward pale ale is not an IPA but may be a good transitional brew for those wishing to acquaint themselves with ESBs and IPAs, a stepping-stone to hoppier cousins.

The 5.00% ABV makes this a great session beer.

Poured from 550 ml bottle into a Liefmans Goudenband glass (my preferred all purpose beer tasting glass). Tasted on 2/14/14.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2014 16:18:27 | More by utfiero
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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

11-30-2013 15:31:21 | More by lakeylake
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4.2/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: Clear amber/caramel color with spongy head and clumps of lace.

Aroma: Fruity aroma of champagne, soured grapes, green tea, and a soft mineral/cellar smell.

Taste & Mouthfeel: Flavor on the tongue is that of rich butterscotch/caramel, with a strong grainy, caramel malt presence in the finish. Some spicy hop through the nose, with sweet honey throughout, and earthy mineral/cellar flavors in the finish. Smooth texture.

Final Word: Very balanced, very complex, very drinkable! Highly recommended! My favorite part of this beer was its complexity, as each sip stayed interesting and presented new flavors! The sweetness of honey and caramel; the spicy hop; the grainy malt; and the earthy mineral flavors of the well water and “stone Yorkshire squares” (fermenting vessels made of slate) all mesh perfectly and create a profile that’s constantly surprising you. However, even with all of the complexity in the flavor, the beer remains light and drinkable, which makes it a versatile choice good for any situation! Snag a fresh bottle (very important for this one!), chill it to fifty degrees, and share at your earliest opportunity!

Serving type: bottle

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.95/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I was at Country Garden Six-Pack today, scouting for new and different things, when I came across this one, tucked away in a corner cooler, crying out for me to bring it home.

From the bottle: "Organic Pale Ale"; "Samuel Smith's Pale Ale captures the true soul of beer. It is brewed with hard well water, best organic malted barley, yeast and organic aroma hops. Fermentation in 'stone Yorkshire squares' creates a full-bodied rounded palate. It has a fresh maltiness that reminds you that good beer is a product of the soil -organically nurtured."; "'Stone Yorkshire squares' at the Old Brewery are used to ferment all Samuel Smith's bottled ales."

I let it warm slightly as I got engrossed in watch World Cup action, but I still created two dense fingers of tawny head that fell fairly quickly once I began the pour. The lacing in its wake was decent, but not stellar. Color was a deep-amber, bordering on copper (SRM = >13, < 17) with NE-quality clarity. Nose was very sweet, almost honey-like, which I associate more with a lager, but with a slightly buttery, somewhat nutty accent also. Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium and the taste was like buttered nut bread. Wow! It was highly quaffable, and I drank over half of it down as I was typing. I would characterize the finish more as semi-sweet than semi-dry, although an argument could be made for both. It really had more of a nutty, malty aspect though and I was pleasantly surprised by this one.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2014 19:40:44 | More by woodychandler
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3.94/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a Guinness pint. Boasts a lovely hue of orange-red with a soft glow due to slightly compromised clarity. The head lays thick and goopy with an antique yellow-white color.

Buttery malts, toast, and an English flair of nutty yeasts. Biscuity and lightly roasted with an attenuation of hops.

Nice and dry with a fruity ester, not unlike artificial strawberry, that smooths out in front of a toasty malt backbone. Plenty of English nuttiness with a stocky bitterness that evokes some good early-boil hopping. A bit floral with carryover notes of canteloupe and peppermint leaf. Has a slight tannic acidity, like red apple skin or over-steeped black tea. Quite nice.

Superbly smooth-bodied with a medium to medium-light level of carbonation. Rather mellow. Has the drinkability of a good mild or semi-hoppy pale.

Another solid Sammy that I'll remember to look for again. This is a standard that I waited all too long to review. Makes me want to buy their India Pale Ale and do the same. I'll see if I can find a fresh one. In the interim, I have a bottle of year-plus old Stingo in the closet worth drinking. Until then, cheers!

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2013 22:14:53 | More by thecheapies
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Samuel Smith's Organic Pale Ale from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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