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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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69 Ratings
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Ratings: 69
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 15.04%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | 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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quilty

Illinois

4/5  rDev +11.4%

04-29-2014 08:40:23 | More by quilty
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RoyFokker

California

3/5  rDev -16.4%

04-28-2014 02:48:36 | More by RoyFokker
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IanSpindler

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

04-26-2014 02:55:20 | More by IanSpindler
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jbexphys

Maryland

3/5  rDev -16.4%

04-15-2014 01:08:13 | More by jbexphys
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delta490

Virginia

3.66/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured a slightly cloudy amber with a foamy white head. No retention but just a hint of lacing. The aroma has light notes of darker fruits but a pretty strong note of diacetyl. The taste is pretty mild as well. I was hoping for more of the "Best Bitter" styles I got familiar with in England, and while this one seems like it should, it just falls short. It does improve as it reaches it proper temp (closer to 55F). It's got a nice weight to the body but even when it gets to a better temperature, it's just lacking in the full, rich deep flavors normally associated with the style.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2014 21:50:59 | More by delta490
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ThirstyHrothgar

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -16.4%

04-05-2014 00:26:32 | More by ThirstyHrothgar
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mick_cooper

United Kingdom (England)

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

03-28-2014 21:38:56 | More by mick_cooper
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aldabears1

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

03-22-2014 21:35:54 | More by aldabears1
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Exeter

Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

03-22-2014 03:51:54 | More by Exeter
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jsh420

Illinois

3/5  rDev -16.4%

03-19-2014 03:16:08 | More by jsh420
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AlCaponeJunior

Texas

3/5  rDev -16.4%
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..

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2014 15:55:49 | More by AlCaponeJunior
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China

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

03-06-2014 05:23:40 | More by Troublebar
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MrBeto

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

03-01-2014 21:44:49 | More by MrBeto
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stuarthyde

Ohio

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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bunta

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

02-28-2014 00:33:33 | More by bunta
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Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +11.4%

02-22-2014 05:28:20 | More by HabiMendes
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Leviathan5

Austria

3.43/5  rDev -4.5%
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

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2014 13:29:20 | More by Leviathan5
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RyanByorick

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

02-21-2014 02:07:53 | More by RyanByorick
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Rumlibeers

Switzerland

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

02-20-2014 21:13:19 | More by Rumlibeers
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kmos27

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

02-18-2014 03:23:40 | More by kmos27
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New York

3/5  rDev -16.4%

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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

02-01-2014 20:38:50 | More by erialbill
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Netherlands

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

01-28-2014 13:15:51 | More by BJSmit
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California

3/5  rDev -16.4%

01-27-2014 08:04:12 | More by Luiz0930
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Iowa

2/5  rDev -44.3%

01-26-2014 05:32:50 | More by Rosstheboss
Samuel Smith's Organic Pale Ale from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
82 out of 100 based on 69 ratings.