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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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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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threedaggers

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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5/5  rDev +29.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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ZachRusk

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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New Mexico

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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drbenderdo

Michigan

4/5  rDev +3.4%

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Pitcairn

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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humulusphile

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

12-17-2013 06:35:46 | More by humulusphile
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kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.4%

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gmerrick

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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BillRoth

Maryland

4/5  rDev +3.4%

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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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dbaker61

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.4%

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Croatia (Hrvatska)

3/5  rDev -22.5%

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New Jersey

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Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -22.5%

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Michigan

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Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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CalgaryFMC

Alberta (Canada)

4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle purchased from Oak & Vine on 16 Ave in Calgary, only place so far in this city I have found this classic. Pours an amazing bronze amber hue, almost marmalade orange, with a lot of white foam. I had to rush to contain the initial fizzy blast but things very quickly settled down. Aroma was heady and multifaceted, with sweet malts, stone fruits, and earthy hops predominating. This beer is a classic quintessential English ale, with ample character and complexity. Earthy woody English hops lead the way with a hint of apricot (Goldings aroma) against a rich toffee backdrop, considerable crystal malt sweetness but a lot of hop character to provide balance. Some sour crabapple and marmalade citrus flavors add complexity. Dark fruit (raisin) character and diacetyl butterscotch emerge in the finish, along with a mineral bite and old wine fermented notes. Great tapestry of English beer flavors. Body medium thick, with a lingering syrupy sweetness. Lots of residual sugars here. I am an unabashed Samuel Smith fan and this is one of the classics of the genre. Bottles may come off as a bit "old" in flavor but the overall effect is that of a timeless examplar of one of the great beer styles of the world.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2013 02:04:18 | More by CalgaryFMC
Samuel Smith's Old Brewery Pale Ale from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
87 out of 100 based on 932 ratings.