Samuel Smith's Old Brewery Pale Ale - Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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Reviews by hanco005:
3.98/5 rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
I bought this as a gift set (to myself) and it came with 3 bottles of Samuel Smith beer, 2 coasters and a pint glass. 550 ml bottle poured into the pint glass that came with the gift set.
Apours slightly hazed copper with a 2 inch thick foamy off white head that lasts for a very long time, laces in thick layers
Smild citrus, some pine, then some sweet caramel tones come through, faint whiffs of alcohol mix in as well
Tinteresting and good, caramel sweetness is balanced well by some floral hoppy flavors, very well balanced, finishes just a tad on the bitter side
Moverall smooth, but just a hint of chalk on the swallow, medium bodied, good carbonation
Dits good and worth the try. Id have it again for sure.
Serving type: bottle
10-19-2006 13:12:13 | More by hanco005
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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 933 ratings.