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Samuel Smith's Old Brewery Pale Ale (Organic) | Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)

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Samuel Smith's Old Brewery Pale Ale (Organic)Samuel Smith's Old Brewery Pale Ale (Organic)
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3.83/5
Very Good
1,218 Ratings
Samuel Smith's Old Brewery Pale Ale (Organic)Samuel Smith's Old Brewery Pale Ale (Organic)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
England, United Kingdom
samuelsmithsbrewery.co.uk

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-11-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#11,950
Reviews:
697
Ratings:
1,218
pDev:
12.27%
Bros Score:
4.1
 
 
Wants:
58
Gots:
116
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Photo of OregonGrown7
4.13/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of irate_alien
3.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.44/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bmaslakov
4.01/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A decent refreshing pale ale. Look: nice caramel chestnut color with very little foam. Pleasant and warm aroma, reminiscent of sun-warmed wood and baguette. The taste is dominated by a pleasant hoppy bitterness with some hints of wildflowers. The malt base is quite subtle for a pale ale. Light carbonation.

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Photo of sokol_1993
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got a bottle from a local Bristol Farm.
Look: quite ironically for a "pale ale", brownish color, with a good amount of creamy head.
Taste: very sweet, full of biscuit, honey. Strong maltiness. Light hoppiness at the end.

Excellent brew, but a little bit too sweet for me.

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Photo of csmrx7
4.13/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This is a great example of a British pale, but more what an American may describe as a brown.

Pours dark copper with a sweet malty nose with some nut.

Flavor is similar with a hint of hopdry bitterness to clean the pallet.

Flavour really pops as it warms.

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Photo of Bitterbill
4.31/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Well, that was a surprise. Chilled and it gushed.

Clearish copper colour, 2 fingers of foam with lacing.

Serious English malt nose going on. Earthy, kinda sweet and nutty. Citrus hops bring a light fruitiness.

The taste is sweet(caramel), nutty, earthy, balanced by a mild citrus hop kick.

Simple effective mouthfeel..not a full body but not that far off.

Very very drinkable.

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Photo of Davedrinkinbeer
4.26/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Smell is just as one would expect, malt and nutty scent. Taste is a subdued taste of roasted nuts mostly. Mouthful has a good feel overall, light, refreshing, and leaves a light nutty aftertaste. Beer is not dry at all. This seems like a lighter version of Smith's Nutty Brown Ale to me, but is still refreshing to drink. Good Beer.

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Photo of BubbaGuppy
4.7/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of RochefortChris
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of maxist
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cyberglob101
3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerWithMike
4.35/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of igl
4.27/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of poisoneddwarf
3.59/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of waterbuffalo
4.09/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
4.09/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of VoxRationis
2.57/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A: Copper colored with good clarity; frothy tan head with medium lacing. Very inviting.
S: Very little nose to speak of.
T: Rather bland with little evident maltiness, bitterness or flavor notes. I've had tastier light lagers.
M: Medium body, good retention of effervescence. Besides the color, mouthfeel best characteristic.
O: Rather a disappointment from Samuel Smith. Could be a flat our convenience beer.

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3.16/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

**
11/27/13
Copper color. Aroma is nondescript, barley water. ....beer. Crisp refreshing ale with flavor. Caramel, barley, wheat, light citrus. A good beer to wash down some pizza.

**

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Photo of Oleg85
3.68/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ummswimmin
3.65/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drmeto
3.69/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

L:
-pours a clear amber-red with a medium,foamy,offwhite head
-low to medium carbonation visible
S:
-cherries,strawberries,caramel,plums,slightly spicy
T:
-plums,strawberries,spicy,slightly grassy,cherries,nutty
-finishes very dry
-medium bitterniss for the style
F:
-medium carbonation
-light to medium body
O:
A really solid English Bitter.Carbonation may be a bit high for the style.

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Photo of thoglund
3.94/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Andrewleto
4.06/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

What a great beer! No aftertaste , very refreshing , I imagine that that this is what beer tasted like 100 years ago in England.

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Samuel Smith's Old Brewery Pale Ale (Organic) from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 1,218 ratings
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