Samuel Smith's Organic Best Ale - Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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4/5 rDev +0.3%
Appearance: pours a thick, sudsy cream colored head that recedes slowly with mild lacing. Color is a mostly clear rich amber with moderate carbonation streaming.
Aroma: raisins, apricots, toffee, yeast rolls.
Mouthfeel: light bodied with a bit of ale fluffiness and a mostly dry finish.
Flavor: initial flavor is the sweet barley malt-- toffee, caramel, and white bread. The middle has some butterscotch and fruity esters with a earthy hop bite in the finish.
04-27-2014 18:15:49 | More by Foyle
4.11/5 rDev +3%
A: Pours a golden yellow color with a fingers worth of head that fades down to a tiny layer of mini bubbles
S: Pale English malt, some grassy, floral, and earthy hops, a burst of fruitiness, and some graininess all come out
T: Follows the nose. Starts off with a good bit of fruit and grain combo along with some floral notes, followed by the earthy and grassy hop notes. Finishes with a light sweetness and a touch of diacetyl
M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation
O: Extremely well balanced, with the malt and hops working very well together. Nice and easy to drink to boot. Definitely recommended for fans of English ales
04-23-2014 06:29:31 | More by BEERMILER12
5/5 rDev +25.3%
A beautiful amber color with a highly carbonated massive white head. This beer is perfect to me. Like nothing I have ever tasted before, a truly unique brew that is incredibly balanced and still complex and interesting to taste. My expierence in pale ales has been Sierra Nevada/West Coast type stuff, and dont get me wrong, I love the brews that come out of the West coast but this is just so different yet still so enjoyable to sip on. Go buy one! Cost me 3.50 at PW Mart in Poway CA, a decent price for a really outstanding beer.
04-06-2014 03:52:08 | More by theteleman
5/5 rDev +25.3%
The smell is fantastic. A nice deep rich candy malt smell with a slight floral smell. I also get the yeast in there as well. On the first sip I get a nice carbonation and slight hop bite with a very rich malt candy flavor that is out of this world. Its so smooth.. It ends with a tinge of floral bitterness.
I also get a slight salty taste but in the best way possible probably from the hard well water they use in the beer. This is my favorite malty forward beer I've ever had. Maybe I'm biased though because I'm a big organic food advocate and saw organic and instantly wanted to try it. but wow what a difference.
This is definitely not an American beer by any standard. Not to say American beers aren't balanced but this is the best balanced beer I've ever had. Definitely one of my favorites of all time.
03-07-2014 02:25:13 | More by thebrood1987
4.13/5 rDev +3.5%
Big white head settles to a decent lacing above a clear caramel golden colored beer.
A light nutty caramel malts aroma.
The taste is similar to the aroma but seems more full and brings a hint of hops along for the ride.
Light dryish aftertaste on a medium bodied beer that has a bit of tastes remaining for a bit after drinking a glass of this.
A pretty decent beer, seems sort of like a slightly watered down version of their porter, or something like that.
11-09-2013 05:35:05 | More by LXIXME
Samuel Smith's Organic Best Ale from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
89 out of 100 based on 579 ratings.