Samuel Smith's Old Brewery Pale Ale - Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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Ratings: 933 | Reviews: 657 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Loki:
4.33/5 rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Sampled from a 18.7 oz or 500 mL bottle.
Appearance: Light brown in color with a big off-white head. Webs of lacing around the glass.
Smell: Simple english malt and very delicate floral Fuggals and Kent Golding hops. This is not the hop bomb that many American Pale ales are. This is a archetype English Pale Ale.
Taste: Sweet malt that leads into a slight hop bitterness and mild dryness. Slight fruit sweentess with a grassy, floral taste that is just perceptible, but not dominant or even leading.
Mouthfeel: Solid medium body with a slight dryness and mild carbonation.
Drinkability: Wonderfully balanced and consistant. Easily a session beer that could be enjoyed everyday without tire. While not boring it is not challenging either. A beer that could be enjoyed by nearly anyone.
Serving type: bottle
11-10-2003 18:06:37 | More by Loki
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)
87 out of 100 based on 933 ratings.