Samuel Smith's Old Brewery Pale Ale - Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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Reviews by Cozzatoad:
3.88/5 rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
355ml bottle, best before april 2012
A- Deep and slightly hazy copper colour. Huge and healty off-white that shows very good retention throughout the whole tasting, while also leaving some nice amounts of lacing on the sides of the glass
S- Soft and slightly earthy combination of bready and caramel malts, with some light background fruity notes. Has some kind of a buttery feel to it
T- Biscuity malts with sweet notes of caramel and maybe honey. A slight leafy/earthy feel from the hops (Fuggles?) may be noticed. Some delicate fruity undernotes show up as the smell suggested. Finishes surprisingly quite dry, with a nice hint of clean hop bitterness that makes you longing for another sip. Perfect balance between sweet and bitter notes. Not extra flavourful or complex but somehow still highly satisfying
M- Medium bodied with low to medium carbonation. Soft, butterish mouthfeel on both tongue and palate. Dry on the finish and in the aftertaste as already mentioned
O- A very fine, perfectly balanced ale that manages to feel highly satisfying despite not having loads of flavours or high compexity. Highly drinkable and even decently refreshing
Serving type: bottle
03-26-2012 19:28:03 | More by Cozzatoad
More User Reviews:
3.1/5 rDev -19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Bottle purchased at Jembetat in Rochester, NY.
Pours a clear light amber, with a big 1.5 inch head, and a little bit of lacing.
Smells like fruity English yeast, some slight skunkiness, and biscuity malts. No hop flavors in the aroma.
There's a bit more hop flavor in the taste, but it seems faded. When combined with the slight touch of skunkiness, it's easy to see that this might be an old bottle. It was sitting in a glass display case, after all. Still tastes alright, but has sort of an unpleasant astringent skunky aftertaste. The fruity English yeast flavors are on full display here, with some tea-like hop flavors. The malt flavor is light, but biscuity.
This one is medium bodied, and starts out with a crisp mouthfeel that unfortunately devolves later in the sip into sort a sweet honeyish and skunky mouthfeel. Medium carbonation.
I've had much better from Sam Smith's- I'd like to try this in England, possibly- this was likely an old bottle.
Serving type: bottle
07-11-2014 17:54:23 | More by GreesyFizeek
Samuel Smith's Old Brewery Pale Ale from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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