Samuel Smith's Old Brewery Pale Ale - Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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4.78/5 rDev +23.5%
A: Clear reddish orange with a fantastic head. Big bubbles mostly - dissipates in a marbled fashion. Good retention and lacing.
S: Smells really good for a pale ale - caramel and maybe some toffee malts, with nice-smelling English hops in the background.
T: I didn't get it from the smell, but caramel and a slight amount of coffee dominate the taste! Flowering hops and sweet caramel malt come in second. Finishes with a sweet and slightly smoky bread flavor. Slight alkaline taste that is evident in the first to drinks. A fine pale ale - my favorite so far.
M: Medium-light and perfectly carbonated. No way to improve this area.
D: Goes down smoother than other pale ale's I've tried. No problem finishing this one. My girlfriend even stole some from me - and she doesn't usually like beer!
10-11-2007 01:02:10 | More by ralree
4.7/5 rDev +21.4%
A truely great beer from one of the great breweries
A- copper brown with a nice off white head.
S- some nice clean hops, not overpowering or overly bitter, just a strong clean hops smell
T excellent. Clean and crisp upfront with a nice hop bite in the back. Spot on for the style
M- balanced with just the right amout of carbination
D- an easy drinking ale that goes well with any food pairing or very quaffable all on its own
07-29-2007 13:51:28 | More by mcarroll10177
4.68/5 rDev +20.9%
550ml brown bottle from Lou's in Augusta. Red-copper translucent body with around an inch of initial off-white head that dissipates rather quickly. Smells caramelly and fruity, with hints if a peaty quality. A roasty maltiness dominates the flavor with hints of fruit, diacetyl (coming through as a very pleasing butterscotch flavor). No one quality of the flavor overpowers another I would say. A nice balance and a medium-bodied mouthfeel make this extremely drinkable. Definitely glad I finally tried it, and I'm sure the brown bottle helped the flavor. A new favorite!
08-01-2007 01:38:22 | More by MrHurmateeowish
Samuel Smith's Old Brewery Pale Ale from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
87 out of 100 based on 941 ratings.