Samuel Smith's Old Brewery Pale Ale - Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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4/5 rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Appearance: A light brown/amber color. Good head retention and lacing.
Smell: Biscuity malts, with a little bit of sweetness.
Taste: Considerably malty, per the English pale ale style. Slightly sweet, also a little buttery taste. That signature Tadcaster well water taste comes through more than with some Samuel Smith beers. Good hop flavor provides a slightly bitter aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: Smooth, but that goes without saying for any Samuel Smith beer. One of the more carbonated beers I've encountered from this brewery.
Drinkability: Full malt and hop flavors, but nothing offensive, plus a low ABV, make this a beer one could drink several of.
Notes: This is one of my lesser favorite beers I've had from Samuel Smith. However, this is more of a commentary on my preference, or lack thereof, for pale ales, and not on the beer itself. When I do crave an English pale ale in the future, I most likely will drink this. I'll also have to try Samuel Smith's organic version of a pale ale to compare the two.
Serving type: bottle
01-25-2010 04:13:37 | More by Josievan
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