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

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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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Noelito76

New York

2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

01-25-2014 16:29:10 | More by Noelito76
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brandon911

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

01-24-2014 23:02:26 | More by brandon911
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abex44

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

01-24-2014 22:59:59 | More by abex44
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TheHammer

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +11.4%

01-13-2014 04:49:49 | More by TheHammer
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Gasc0igne

Australia

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

01-12-2014 07:19:09 | More by Gasc0igne
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Belittle

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -16.4%

01-10-2014 20:12:19 | More by Belittle
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

01-05-2014 03:40:17 | More by jaydoc
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bubseymour

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

12-30-2013 22:37:28 | More by bubseymour
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His_Royal_Hoppiness

United Kingdom (England)

3/5  rDev -16.4%

12-30-2013 01:38:28 | More by His_Royal_Hoppiness
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tommybrew

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +11.4%

12-24-2013 18:21:57 | More by tommybrew
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lakeylake

California

4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

11-30-2013 15:31:21 | More by lakeylake
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GuitarIPA

Connecticut

2.25/5  rDev -37.3%

11-30-2013 02:42:09 | More by GuitarIPA
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

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!

RJT

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2013 00:47:56 | More by RonaldTheriot
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sbanacho

California

4/5  rDev +11.4%

11-27-2013 05:23:45 | More by sbanacho
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

3.45/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

550ml Bottle: BBD Jul 14, poured into an over sized UK pint sleeve on 17th Nov 13.

Nice orange amber body, clear and clean, on top a full off-white foaming head.

Malty nose, bread dough and dry biscuits though, not sweet or molasses style. Some fruit esters in the aroma too.

The taste was also malt led, the malts however were semi-sweet compared to the smell and there is a caramel feel to the biscuit flavour. Those fruit esters are in the taste, giving the beer an extra dimension within the taste. The hops were very under-stated although there is a mild hop finish.

The body hides the alcohol nicely and this is an easy going beer which I really enjoyed.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2013 15:21:25 | More by BlackHaddock
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

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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Molson2000

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

10-29-2013 23:28:15 | More by Molson2000
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Beermaine

Maine

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

10-27-2013 20:50:24 | More by Beermaine
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clarknova

Germany

2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

10-25-2013 09:41:36 | More by clarknova
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Samuel Smith's Organic Pale Ale from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
82 out of 100 based on 69 ratings.