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

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83
good

126 Ratings
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Ratings: 126
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 15.62%
Wants: 3
Gots: 20 | 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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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.

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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.

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A: Very minimal bloom, which dissipates very quickly. Minimal lacing. Lovely amber/deep orange appearance, typical of the style.

S: Slightly nutty, very malty, but with floral undertones from the organic hops.

T: Strong flavors of nutty malt are balanced by some slightly fruit flavors from the choice of hops.

M: Full bodied and substantial, but still fairly refreshing. Two or three pints could be consumed in a typical session.

O: A lovely, well balanced beer of the highest order. I am consistently surprised and dismayed how so many reviewers tend to marginalize certain British styles (especially bitters and pale ales) and breweries. If this were an American beer, I think it would be more highly rated by people.

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Samuel Smith's Organic Pale Ale from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
83 out of 100 based on 126 ratings.