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

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83
good

103 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 103
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 15.03%
Wants: 2
Gots: 15 | 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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2/5  rDev -45.4%

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2.48/5  rDev -32.2%

cody4prez, Sep 01, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

clarknova, Oct 25, 2013
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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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2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

Noelito76, Jan 25, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18%

jsh420, Mar 19, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18%

cfalovo97, May 19, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This one didn't impress me much, but it's drinkable. i have liked other Sam Smith's beers better. To be perfectly honest, I was steered to try this because "it was a perfect example of diacetyl." Now I can finally be certain of what they meant, and what that flavor is. I suppose it's not a bad taste, but it's not my favorite either. I certainly wouldn't turn down a glass of this, but I'll seek out other brews from this brewery in the future..

AlCaponeJunior, Mar 10, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18%

RoyFokker, Apr 28, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18%

Luiz0930, Jan 27, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18%

Kerrie, Sep 15, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18%

ThirstyHrothgar, Apr 05, 2014
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3.08/5  rDev -15.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Mmcdonald79, Jun 07, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

mattday25, Jul 25, 2014
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3.43/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle

A - Dark orange/ambar color with a decent off-white head. Not that much retention and/or lacing

S - Toasted malts with caramel touches. There's a scents from citrusy hops, and an earthy presence, but not so prominent as the malts

T - Mostly toasted sweet malts. The hops are there to balance the malts, but they're mostlu present at the dry, bitter finish.

M - Medium body and medium carbonatation. Creamy but not that smooth texture

O - Not an spectacular beer, in the sense that none of its ingredients really stand out, but it's an nice balanced ale. Maybe I wouldn't choose it if others are available, but i wouldn't mind drinking it again

Leviathan5, Feb 21, 2014
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Samuel Smith's Organic Pale Ale from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
83 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.