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

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83
good

103 Ratings
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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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Ratings: 103 | Reviews: 15 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Mmcdonald79, Jun 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

instinct2, Jun 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

AndrewScottPentland, May 21, 2014
Photo of utfiero
4.41/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Color- nutty light brown. Medium but thick head.

Aroma-sweet and nutty.

Taste- Very malt forward, a gentle giant. Starts malty, rich and buttered toast. Then, it mellows and finishes with a lingering grainy perfection. An excellent brew which reminds me of a holiday in the UK. This malt forward pale ale is not an IPA but may be a good transitional brew for those wishing to acquaint themselves with ESBs and IPAs, a stepping-stone to hoppier cousins.

The 5.00% ABV makes this a great session beer.

Poured from 550 ml bottle into a Liefmans Goudenband glass (my preferred all purpose beer tasting glass). Tasted on 2/14/14.

utfiero, May 19, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18%

cfalovo97, May 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

FadetoBock, May 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

MHoe, May 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Svendozen, May 06, 2014
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5/5  rDev +36.6%

freemanj54321, May 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

quilty, Apr 29, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18%

RoyFokker, Apr 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

IanSpindler, Apr 26, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18%

jbexphys, Apr 15, 2014
Photo of delta490
3.66/5  rDev 0%
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.

delta490, Apr 06, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18%

ThirstyHrothgar, Apr 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

mick_cooper, Mar 28, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

aldabears1, Mar 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Exeter, Mar 22, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18%

jsh420, Mar 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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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Troublebar, Mar 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

MrBeto, Mar 01, 2014
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4.7/5  rDev +28.4%
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!

stuarthyde, Feb 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

bunta, Feb 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

HabiMendes, Feb 22, 2014
Samuel Smith's Organic Pale Ale from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
83 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.