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

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86
very good
1,205 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
Ratings:
1,205
Reviews:
691
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
12.24%
 
 
Wants:
57
Gots:
111
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 1,205 |  Reviews: 691
Photo of vladdswrath
3.4/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours hazy and copper, with a perpetual bubble show climbing up the glass and feeding the dense but short lived head. Nose is sweet, sort of raisiny, buttery biscuits. Taste is not quite as sweet as it smells and what is there fades quickly into a very dry, slightly carmel finish. Mouthfeel is thin and dry with lots of carbonation and a prominent mineral tang. All in all it's a pretty tame, low ABV drink, which of course being an English Pale Ale was probably exactly what they were going for...

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Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.92/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bryanzk
3.77/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Platonis
3.94/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of warpedrevolution
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cycle69
3.92/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of erk0607
3.62/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Look: Medium light-brown with an offwhite, short lived foam head
Smell: Not very strong, floral hoppy notes
Taste: Sweet, hoppy is the first thing you notice, light zest followed by some additional bitterness
Feel: Super light, fluffy, soft carbonation, soapy
Overall: Pretty good, definitely flavorful and better than your mass market beers, but not a superstar

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Photo of wpreynolds
2/5  rDev -47.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Jodio
3.87/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ThemThangs
4.23/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Short but dense head. Smells kind of earthy and sweet like I expect in a British beer, but there is also some kind of fruity smell in there. Taste is subtly sweet, with notes that remind me of bread, caramel, nuts, leather, malt, earthiness, and hay. Not bad. This is getting even better as it warms up a little in the glass. Very easy drinking.

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Photo of swgwilt
3.81/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of scratch69
3.82/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jame515
3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jw4free
4.13/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SLewis
4.24/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Barleycorn
3.78/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JBudraux
4.08/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beginner2
3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Reviewed in Roger Protz' CAMRA classic "300 Beers To Try Before You Die!"
Also listed in the "1001.'

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Photo of DerwinWentworth
3/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of atsir
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of samEBC
3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ghirsh
4.28/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sjccmd
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Aroma of raisins, toffee, and almonds. Green and herbal hops. Berry-like yeast esters. Some minty and spicy. Just a hint of bubblegum. Sweet and bready. Caramel and treacle. Somewhat steely.

Pours clear amber. Ruby highlights. Small off-white head with some lacing. Good retention.

A rush of fruits and bread. Berries and apricots with toast. Firm bitterness but leans towards malt. Herbal fruity hops. Washes away quickly leaving residual hop bitterness and caramel malts. Finish is quite dry.

Medium light body with low carbonation. Rich and juicy upfront finishing dry and steely.

Ridiculously balanced but complex. Juicy malts and fruity hops blend into each other nicely.

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Photo of Carolvs
3.89/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of beerhunter13
3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Samuel Smith's Old Brewery Pale Ale (Organic) from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
3.84 out of 5 based on 1,205 ratings.
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