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Samuel Smith's Old Brewery Pale Ale - Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)

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Samuel Smith's Old Brewery Pale AleSamuel Smith's Old Brewery Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
87
very good

933 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 933
Reviews: 657
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 30
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster) visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-11-2001)
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SpongeRuiner

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

08-31-2013 21:14:38 | More by SpongeRuiner
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Brad007

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Color: Copper/amber color with a generous head of foam.

Aroma: Bread/biscuit aromas make their presence known upfront. A bit of hop bitterness shows through as well.

Taste: Bready/biscuity taste. Very mellow. Very mild hop bitterness. More buttery than I expected (outdated?).

Mouthfeel: Bready/biscuity. Smooth. Goes down ok.

Drinkability: Still quite drinkable but not impressive beyond that. A typical british pale ale.

Verdict: Drinkable and smooth. Not much else. Classic pale ale here. It would taste better fresh but because I can't decipher the production codes, I have no clue.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2008 23:39:17 | More by Brad007
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mikepcarney

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

04-03-2012 01:22:39 | More by mikepcarney
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grumpygerman

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

02-26-2013 03:54:41 | More by grumpygerman
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OldTime

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

03-11-2012 23:17:25 | More by OldTime
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hunteraw

China

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured out of a brown bottle - is this one of the Samuel Smith's beers that recently changed from a clear bottle?

Appearance: Deep orange/amber in color, large two/three finger fluffy off-white head that exhibits excellent retention and lacing.

Smell: Sweet malt and diacetyl, a bit reminiscent of Bass in aroma (not surprising to be reminded of another English Pale Ale). Aroma is on the light side, little in the way of hops aroma - the hops character that is present is reminiscent of a pilsner somehow - maybe I'm picking up on the hops used?

Taste: Much more bitter than I had expected based on the aroma alone. Bread from the malt, diacetyl from the yeast, and a slight acidic orange juice citrusy-ness from the hops.

Mouthfeel: Creamy mouthfeel. Acidic and dry finish. Good carbonation, a little bit on the light side - good for the style.

Drinkability: Not a bad session English Pale Ale. Perhaps curiously for an American beer drinker, I think I prefer this to their IPA - I find the diacetyl lower in this one, and maybe just as bitter.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2007 23:19:15 | More by hunteraw
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chewy6935

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

11-12-2013 04:01:01 | More by chewy6935
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rcatalano

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

11-16-2012 00:40:50 | More by rcatalano
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KSather

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

07-25-2012 23:28:24 | More by KSather
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

05-25-2013 14:29:10 | More by Slatetank
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ChrisinRI

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

07-03-2014 01:57:41 | More by ChrisinRI
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BigBarley

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

10-22-2012 18:53:23 | More by BigBarley
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Tresha


3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is known as the brewery's flagship beer! When you pour it in a glass, its a copper coloured beer. The head and big and fluffy. When you gulp it, the beer will tease your palate and you will get the aroma of malt, hops and even a hint of apple. It has great flavours and aromatics. A nice drink for the holiday season!

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2012 11:54:44 | More by Tresha
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RobertColianni

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

03-18-2014 07:21:14 | More by RobertColianni
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BeerAngel

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear but dark caramel color with a 2 finger head that that leaves a lace all the way down. The appearance is beautiful! The smell is slightly fruity and lightly hoppy. The taste is consistant with the smell but also reveals a malty taste and mouthfeel. It surprisingly doesn't finish as dry/hoppy as some other pale ales that I've tried. I wasn't overly impressed, but wasn't too disappointed either. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2002 13:06:23 | More by BeerAngel
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t0rin0

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

12-27-2012 02:04:57 | More by t0rin0
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

04-05-2012 21:41:26 | More by MarkyMOD
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Necronomad

Switzerland

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

06-20-2014 02:45:43 | More by Necronomad
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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

07-08-2013 01:39:09 | More by WOLFGANG
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DeutschesBier

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

06-07-2013 15:33:37 | More by DeutschesBier
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phishgator

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into an imperial pint glass. The tight lacey white foam head is creamy in texture. The color is light copper/amber. Carbonation is pronounced. The aroma is of garden variety english hops. The taste is a splash of clean bitterness and a carmel, buttery costing of the mouth. The body is ideal for a pale ale and it is a session brew that could go on for the entire night.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2008 11:25:39 | More by phishgator
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2beerdogs

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

06-06-2013 06:02:49 | More by 2beerdogs
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gmerrick

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

12-07-2013 05:08:44 | More by gmerrick
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djkman

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

10-13-2012 21:40:16 | More by djkman
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HRamz3

Pitcairn

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

12-18-2013 14:32:19 | More by HRamz3
Samuel Smith's Old Brewery Pale Ale from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
87 out of 100 based on 933 ratings.