Samuel Smith's Old Brewery Pale Ale - Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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Reviews by Kallessin:
4.55/5 rDev +17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
Pours a clear deep amber/copper color with a fluffy/creamy off-white head that settles to a substantial film over the top with some nice lacing on the glass. Very few bubbles visible.
The sweet caramel malty aroma is the most prominent. There's also a moderate amount of floral/herbal hops.
Sweet malty caramel flavors up front, then it quickly goes to some mild bitter flavors with a light fruitiness in the background. I also get a slightly dry biscuit character. Very well balanced.
Medium body with high sharp carbonation. Fairly dry with a lingering finish.
Very well balanced flavors make this a great drinkable session beer.
Serving type: bottle
03-14-2010 15:00:24 | More by Kallessin
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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)
87 out of 100 based on 932 ratings.