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

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BA SCORE
87
very good

954 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 954
Reviews: 656
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.89%
Wants: 33
Gots: 20 | 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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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.

GreesyFizeek, Jul 11, 2014
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Samuel Smith's Old Brewery Pale Ale from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
87 out of 100 based on 954 ratings.