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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
1,222 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:
#12,126
Reviews:
699
Ratings:
1,222
pDev:
12.27%
Bros Score:
4.1
 
 
Wants:
58
Gots:
116
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Photo of obywan59
3.19/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Great appearance. Golden amber in color and nearly clear with a 3 finger thick light tan head and great lacing.

Metallics and tart citrus both in aroma and taste with an off bitterness.

Medium full in body and rather high carbonation

No date on the bottle, but I think my sample was well past it's prime. Flat in taste and aroma, I'll try it again sometime, and hope for a fresher bottle. 1st disappointment ever from Samuel Smith. It was nothing like the description and the positive reviews, just a fluke.

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Photo of puck1225
3.67/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Copper colored with a thin head and head. Sweet malty smell. Good clean taste, grassy, lemony, and malty. A bit thin but enjoyable.

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Photo of DoctorRobert1969
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Samuel Smith is a great brewery and this one is my go to English Pale.

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Photo of Phoodcritic
3.92/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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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Photo of q33jeff
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

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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 1,222 ratings
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