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Samuel Smith's Organic Best Ale - Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)

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BA SCORE
89
very good

571 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 571
Reviews: 370
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 12.78%
Wants: 36
Gots: 10 | 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 02-27-2001)
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Zraly

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4.43/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pretty gold orange with an ample two-finger head. Nice notes of bread and malt linger upfront.

Very clean, easy fruity esters dominate the flavor profile, topped of with a mineral finish that has a beautiful saline quality to it. Soft butterscotch and bread notes in the middle. Subtle hops off a perfect dry down leaving you with the most balanced tasting ale...perhaps ever. Body is on the higher end of light. Carbonation is perfect for style. So smooth it makes me mad.

The ultimate session ale. Not only that, but an ale to "check your head" on and remember what it tastes like to drink a well-made, no-frills, honest-to-goodness ale. Excellent.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2011 22:14:45 | More by Zraly
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Samuel Smith's Organic Best Ale from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
89 out of 100 based on 571 ratings.