Samuel Smith's Old Brewery Pale Ale - Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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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
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
Samuel Smith's Old Brewery Pale Ale from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
87 out of 100 based on 941 ratings.