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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

941 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 941
Reviews: 657
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.89%
Wants: 31
Gots: 17 | 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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FLBeerGuy

Florida

4/5  rDev +3.4%

07-20-2013 21:50:49 | More by FLBeerGuy
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steevbr

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.4%

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

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

07-13-2013 01:30:47 | More by crobinso
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jewellrunner

Missouri

3/5  rDev -22.5%

07-13-2013 00:25:12 | More by jewellrunner
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jakubh17

Oklahoma

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

07-08-2013 04:40:12 | More by jakubh17
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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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JamLand

Hawaii

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

06-30-2013 17:30:18 | More by JamLand
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TwoForty

Florida

5/5  rDev +29.2%

06-30-2013 02:18:45 | More by TwoForty
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IchLiebeBier

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Appearance: Amber/copper; huge foam on bottle opening, but didn't last in glass

Aroma: Malty; dried fruit; hints of butterscotch

Taste: Sligthly dry, bitter start moving quickly into malty, juicy, vinous fruit mid; finishes with a dry, nutty flavor

Remarks: Pretty well balanced; pretty good flavor overall

Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; disregard those scores

06-15-2013 22:24:06 | More by IchLiebeBier
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SoCalBeerIdiot

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

06-12-2013 19:08:02 | More by SoCalBeerIdiot
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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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2beerdogs

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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

Tennessee

3.49/5  rDev -9.8%

550ml bottle into an English pint.

Pours a crystal clear deep copper with a one finger fluffy off-white head. Ok head retention with a few streaks of lacing.

The aroma I feel is a little on the weak side and is full of dark fruit, caramel, and toast. I would have liked it all to be just a little more forward, however.

This same lack of excitement carries over into the taste. Nice dark fruit and some grassy hops up front quickly followed by toast and burnt caramel. A nice moderate bitterness lasts throughout adding to the burnt character. Full, slick mouthfeel ending with a bit of stickyness.

Overall, a decent offering from Samuel Smith but I find it a bit lacking. There are better examples out there.

06-04-2013 01:35:55 | More by rangerred
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cannunzi

Florida

4/5  rDev +3.4%

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

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

05-28-2013 06:40:33 | More by DrunkenMonk
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Bnoise11

California

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

05-28-2013 03:26:46 | More by Bnoise11
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kp29

Arizona

2.75/5  rDev -28.9%

05-27-2013 05:44:41 | More by kp29
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WDJersey

Colorado

4/5  rDev +3.4%

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

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

05-25-2013 01:17:16 | More by Dapperticus
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kvnstfrd

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

05-23-2013 04:27:48 | More by kvnstfrd
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johntfox

Florida

4/5  rDev +3.4%

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

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +3.4%

05-18-2013 22:16:05 | More by mattparsons
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Xzfgiimtsath

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

05-17-2013 12:40:10 | More by Xzfgiimtsath
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KStark

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

05-13-2013 14:33:46 | More by KStark
Samuel Smith's Old Brewery Pale Ale from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
87 out of 100 based on 941 ratings.