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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

932 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 932
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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johntfox

Florida

4/5  rDev +3.4%

05-21-2013 01:11:48 | More by johntfox
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AndrewMichael

Virginia

4/5  rDev +3.4%

01-28-2012 23:58:29 | More by AndrewMichael
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Blaze5445

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.4%

05-19-2012 00:38:17 | More by Blaze5445
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dansmcd

Australia

4/5  rDev +3.4%

10-08-2013 12:04:56 | More by dansmcd
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whartontallboy

New York

4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Copper-colored and clear with a big, frothy white head that held pretty well, left a generous lace, and receded slowly.

Smell is lightly bready malt, slight European hoppiness, and a little bit of yeast and nuttiness.

Flavor is clean with a slightly doughy stereotypical English malty flavor, with just a touch of butter and nuttiness in there. Finish is somewhat dry and just a little bit yeasty. Mouthfeel is medium and firm.

Overall: A very nice offering, better than most English pales I've had.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2005 03:34:32 | More by whartontallboy
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Nordicsk8er

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.4%

10-30-2012 23:22:06 | More by Nordicsk8er
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Drew966

Florida

4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Samuel Smith's Old Brewery Pale Ale pours a light copper color with a tan head from a brown half liter bottle. The aroma is malty. The flavor is dominated by malt, caramel being the lead taste, and a bit fruity and buttery too. Hops are minimal, but this is a very good English pale ale nonetheless.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2008 23:53:54 | More by Drew966
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RichD

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +3.4%

08-27-2012 02:57:26 | More by RichD
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BillRoth

Maryland

4/5  rDev +3.4%

12-05-2013 00:36:30 | More by BillRoth
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casualfan

New York

4/5  rDev +3.4%

02-15-2013 00:25:21 | More by casualfan
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thierrynantes

France

4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer bottle (35.5 cl.) purchased from Le Souffleur de bières, and tasted in 2012.

Appearance : amber color, with white foam head.
Smell : light hoppy to malty aromas.
Taste & mouthfeel : caramel and malty flavors, with a slightly bitter finish.
Drinkability : a good beer ine English style Pale Ale.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2012 19:16:35 | More by thierrynantes
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Pens1967

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +3.4%

05-26-2014 00:04:45 | More by Pens1967
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cannunzi

Florida

4/5  rDev +3.4%

05-29-2013 19:20:28 | More by cannunzi
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Zetcha7x

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.4%

03-13-2014 00:36:17 | More by Zetcha7x
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shelby415

Oregon

4/5  rDev +3.4%

02-29-2012 08:03:21 | More by shelby415
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.4%

07-24-2012 15:50:39 | More by rolltide8425
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fox227

California

4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Darkish pale ale with a healthy white head.

S: Someone else said Jolly Ranchers, and that is spot on: maybe apple flavored ones.

T: I bit of sweet/candy type flavors up front, and a mild hop bitterness is the back. That's when it's cold. As it warms, I get toasted biscuit, and a subtle green grape flavor.

M: Dry finish and medium bodied.

O: I really love flavorful English Pale and this is a fine example. Sometimes I prefer it to the American variant, as they tend to be more on the side of IPA that's toned down a bit. But this beer, with its distinctive English flavors, really is enjoyable and I will have again and again.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2012 19:26:57 | More by fox227
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CyBEERooster

Florida

4/5  rDev +3.4%

02-09-2013 04:36:23 | More by CyBEERooster
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francisweizen

Alaska

4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

As always this was a great product from Sam Smiths! A classic Engligh Pale Ale packed with flavour! This beer poured a beautiful copper colour and smelled of hops and malts. It tasted wonderfully sharp and had a nice level of carbonation as well. This had a very big creamy mouthfeel and an awesome drinkability to boot. One of the best Pale Ales!

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2002 11:05:51 | More by francisweizen
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grittybrews

Washington

4/5  rDev +3.4%

03-14-2013 15:03:44 | More by grittybrews
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WDJersey

Colorado

4/5  rDev +3.4%

05-26-2013 02:06:41 | More by WDJersey
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Blakaeris

Iowa

4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours clear copper with a huge creamy head.

Smell is mostly of earthy maltiness. Very light hop and fruit aroma and rather sweet.

Taste is dominated by the roasted caramel malt. Slightly buttery. As in the nose the hops are understated, but there is a definite fruitiness. finish has a welcome lingering bitterness.

Mouthfeel is meduim with generous carbonation.

Another solid offering from Sam Smith.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2006 20:13:34 | More by Blakaeris
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steevbr

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.4%

07-16-2013 04:52:13 | More by steevbr
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sbanacho

California

4/5  rDev +3.4%

10-12-2012 14:54:17 | More by sbanacho
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scootercrabb

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.4%

11-22-2011 23:27:52 | More by scootercrabb
Samuel Smith's Old Brewery Pale Ale from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
87 out of 100 based on 932 ratings.