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

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127 Ratings
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Ratings: 127
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 15.34%
Wants: 3
Gots: 23 | 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:
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(Beer added by: clarknova on 10-25-2013)
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3.64/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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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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3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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.

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Samuel Smith's Organic Pale Ale from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
83 out of 100 based on 127 ratings.