Samuel Smith's Old Brewery Pale Ale - Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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Reviews by jjm2503:
4.23/5 rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a 550ml bottle into a glass.
A: A thick head tops this dark amber- almost reddish ale. Light lacing on the glass once the head recedes.
S: Smells sweetly malty right off the bat with hints of apple and banana.
T: Very similar to the smell up front with an almost apple cider like sweetness. This goes away quickly as roasted malts and a dash of hops dominate the bittersweet finish. Surprisingly complex aftertaste which leaves you wanting another sip.
M: Feels medium bodied and creamy in the mouth with a nice carbonation.
O: I have to say that this was a surprisingly drinkable Pale Ale. Quite complex and uniquely different than an American style pale ale. I will be sipping this again.
Serving type: bottle
06-01-2012 02:35:38 | More by jjm2503
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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 932 ratings.