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

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BA SCORE
89
very good

579 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 579
Reviews: 370
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 12.78%
Wants: 41
Gots: 14 | 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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Foyle

Wyoming

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
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BEERMILER12

Maine

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
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agentorangebitter

South Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +19%

04-23-2014 02:01:45 | More by agentorangebitter
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DaveMiller

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +0.3%

04-13-2014 23:05:27 | More by DaveMiller
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theteleman

California

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
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swgwilt

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

03-23-2014 14:49:16 | More by swgwilt
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afsdan

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

03-22-2014 23:10:17 | More by afsdan
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jim_carignan

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

03-19-2014 22:30:52 | More by jim_carignan
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nhartke

Arizona

4/5  rDev +0.3%

03-15-2014 15:32:50 | More by nhartke
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thebrood1987

New Jersey

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
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berkshire413

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

03-05-2014 22:19:46 | More by berkshire413
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MrBeto

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

03-01-2014 21:40:18 | More by MrBeto
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AugustusRex

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

02-11-2014 01:32:13 | More by AugustusRex
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Wobbly

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +19%

02-08-2014 16:35:12 | More by Wobbly
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TheDoctor

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev +0.3%

02-04-2014 05:12:52 | More by TheDoctor
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Tumble

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

01-30-2014 22:08:03 | More by Tumble
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Hardcore

Hawaii

4/5  rDev +0.3%

01-29-2014 05:22:08 | More by Hardcore
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mattmarka1

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

01-16-2014 06:24:37 | More by mattmarka1
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JamieDuncan

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +19%

12-26-2013 04:51:37 | More by JamieDuncan
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BillRoth

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

12-05-2013 00:37:37 | More by BillRoth
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dbaker61

Ohio

4/5  rDev +0.3%

11-23-2013 14:57:14 | More by dbaker61
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dirtyharry2489

West Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -6%

11-18-2013 04:29:41 | More by dirtyharry2489
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muswellbeerbelly

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

11-15-2013 02:41:15 | More by muswellbeerbelly
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LXIXME

New Mexico

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
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lehueve

Mexico

3.75/5  rDev -6%

11-04-2013 23:48:59 | More by lehueve
Samuel Smith's Organic Best Ale from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
89 out of 100 based on 579 ratings.