Samuel Smith's Old Brewery Pale Ale - Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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Reviews by NiceTaps:
4.25/5 rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured into a room temp pint glass from a 500ml bottle.
A- a very dark copper color with a fluffy 2-finger, mocha-colored head. There is some lacing and the bubbles are visible. It really looks good.
S-sweet malt as soon as I opened the bottle. In the glass i get some more sweet maltiness plus a little fruit and maybe even a bit-o-honey. It is clean and crisp.
T-The sweet fruity upfront malt has a roasted character balanced by a slightly bitter hop finish. Nice.
M- The carbonation holds up and that balanced flavor and finishing bite give a full-bodied feel. This is not a watery brew.
O- A solid English Pale Ale. Drinkable and tasty.
Serving type: bottle
04-21-2012 22:39:42 | More by NiceTaps
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.