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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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sendbeer

Georgia

4/5  rDev +3.4%

12-15-2012 05:40:02 | More by sendbeer
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WilstonOreo

Germany

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

12-11-2012 12:14:28 | More by WilstonOreo
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GotWad629

Massachusetts

3.58/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice amber/copper color with a thick creamy white head

Smells of malted barley, pine, earthy hops, caramel, and vanilla

Tastes is extremely smooth, slight hint of caramel, pine, and vanilla

A nice medium mouthfeel

Overall a well balanced and easy drinking brew. A good break from the super hopped up American pale ales. Just what I would expect from the Brits, balance and modesty.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2012 04:00:44 | More by GotWad629
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cliff1066

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

12-09-2012 19:01:02 | More by cliff1066
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MelissaMonosoff

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -22.5%

12-09-2012 03:40:16 | More by MelissaMonosoff
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saburky

Ohio

3/5  rDev -22.5%

12-06-2012 00:28:51 | More by saburky
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WebGuyMike

Florida

4/5  rDev +3.4%

12-05-2012 22:03:52 | More by WebGuyMike
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zenithberwyn

California

4/5  rDev +3.4%

12-03-2012 07:54:39 | More by zenithberwyn
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swungomonkey


3/5  rDev -22.5%

12-01-2012 04:14:31 | More by swungomonkey
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beergoot

Colorado

3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a beautiful, exceptionally clear copper color crowned with a rich, creamy, dense, sticky and faintly tan head. Richly sweet caramel malt prevails with a faint apricot presence (not very sweet or anything, but still a very light and subtle fruit scent) underneath; sweet sticky bun. Nice light, sweet, grainy malt flavor overall; soft caramel at first; bread-like; nice fade-in of hop bitterness gently complements the malt sweetness. Medium-body, clean, semi-dry finish.

A most enjoyable beer; nicely balanced with a low-key complexity.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2012 22:06:41 | More by beergoot
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KalanM

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

11-30-2012 03:36:54 | More by KalanM
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401J


4.23/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 22oz bottle into a wine glass on a snowy new england night in the colonial seaport town of Bristol, R.I. while watching The Voice with my auburn haired mistress.

This beer pours a beautiful sharp orange color with a nice head of some unorganized larger bubbles.

The nose is mild of vanilla and hints to me that this brew will have a creamy fell to it.

Upon tasting, I am treated to a mouthful of balance. I get all of the vanilla and cream mouthfeel I had hoped for then a late introduction to hops that do not overstay their welcome and fade at the most appropriate of times.. Lovely

This, to me, is the benchmark for pale ales in my young beer tasting career..

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2012 14:54:36 | More by 401J
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Thunderballroom

New York

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

11-28-2012 03:42:56 | More by Thunderballroom
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Kahlerbock

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

11-26-2012 03:39:32 | More by Kahlerbock
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Swervine44

California

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

11-22-2012 20:45:06 | More by Swervine44
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arfenhouse

California

3/5  rDev -22.5%

11-20-2012 08:51:46 | More by arfenhouse
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sneaks2210

New York

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

11-17-2012 17:23:52 | More by sneaks2210
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adamcthomp

Spain

4/5  rDev +3.4%

11-16-2012 12:16:01 | More by adamcthomp
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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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flyingpig

United Kingdom (Scotland)

4.35/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle (550ml from Fenwick, Newcastle):
A bright red to orange coloured amber with a thumb sized, bubbly white head that settles to a thin lacing around the top.

Mix of malts and fruity hops that make the beer seem quite lively and refreshing. There is some roasted malts, brown sugar and some good fruit smells in the mix as well as some good toffee notes from the middle towards the end.

Fruity with some apples initially followed by a great toffee, a lot of fruity hops and earthy malts flavour mixed with some sugary sweetness to it as well. A great balance and a touch of bitterness right at the end round things off rather nicely.

Medium and quite smooth tasting as well as being very sweet and well-balanced. There is a touch of spice and a nice good amount of carbonation.

Very enjoyable beer with a great fruity flavour and plenty of hops on top of a strong malt base. Everything was well-balanced and worked well together giving a lingering, sweet hoppy taste.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2012 14:05:05 | More by flyingpig
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abcdefghijkyle

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.4%

11-03-2012 00:19:14 | More by abcdefghijkyle
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Nordicsk8er

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.4%

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

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

10-29-2012 17:53:56 | More by jheezee
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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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Sinophile

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +29.2%

10-19-2012 20:10:07 | More by Sinophile
Samuel Smith's Old Brewery Pale Ale from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
87 out of 100 based on 933 ratings.