Samuel Smith's Old Brewery Pale Ale - Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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Reviews by fank2788:
4.1/5 rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
550ml bottle poured into a pint glass
Old brewery pale ale pours a beautiful deep red copper with a slight white head which laces a bit. The smell is a bit week but I can dectect low levels of bready malts, light malts and floral hops. The taste is classic pale ale light maltiness with a fair bit of floral hops. The finish is dry with no aftertaste. The mouthfeel is good for a pale ale, good levels of carbonation with a body that is light enough to make drinking enjoyable. On to drinkability this is really hard to top, this is a very solid pale ale.
Serving type: bottle
01-06-2007 15:00:33 | More by fank2788
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4.03/5 rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Bottle purchased from Oak & Vine on 16 Ave in Calgary, only place so far in this city I have found this classic. Pours an amazing bronze amber hue, almost marmalade orange, with a lot of white foam. I had to rush to contain the initial fizzy blast but things very quickly settled down. Aroma was heady and multifaceted, with sweet malts, stone fruits, and earthy hops predominating. This beer is a classic quintessential English ale, with ample character and complexity. Earthy woody English hops lead the way with a hint of apricot (Goldings aroma) against a rich toffee backdrop, considerable crystal malt sweetness but a lot of hop character to provide balance. Some sour crabapple and marmalade citrus flavors add complexity. Dark fruit (raisin) character and diacetyl butterscotch emerge in the finish, along with a mineral bite and old wine fermented notes. Great tapestry of English beer flavors. Body medium thick, with a lingering syrupy sweetness. Lots of residual sugars here. I am an unabashed Samuel Smith fan and this is one of the classics of the genre. Bottles may come off as a bit "old" in flavor but the overall effect is that of a timeless examplar of one of the great beer styles of the world.
Serving type: bottle
10-27-2013 02:04:18 | More by CalgaryFMC
Samuel Smith's Old Brewery Pale Ale from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
87 out of 100 based on 910 ratings.