Samuel Smith's Old Brewery Pale Ale - Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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Reviews by the Alström Bros:
4.1/5 rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Presentation: 12 oz clear bottle that has gold foil on top, no freshness date to be found.
Appearance: Bright and copper colored with sea foam like off white lace.
Smell: Hint of hops with a light jolly rancher candy like fruitiness.
Taste: Medium bodied and a dryish mouth feel show on the palate, subdued fruitiness and a malty sweetness holds the front with a mellow biscuity malt taste. Hop bitterness and a slight husk flavour help to balance. A little grainy in the finish with a true pale ale dryness in the end.
Notes: Clean to the tongue with lots of complexity, perfect quaffing material ... A Pale Ale to reckon with.
Serving type: bottle
03-14-2002 21:42:47 | More by Jason
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.