Organic Pale Ale | Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)

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Organic Pale AleOrganic Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
England, United Kingdom

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Known as Organic Best Ale in the UK.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-27-2001

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer bottle (35.5 cl.) purchased from Le Souffleur de bières, and tasted in 2012.

Appearance : amber color, with white foam head.
Smell : light hoppy to malty aromas.
Taste & mouthfeel : caramel and malty flavors, with a slightly bitter finish.
Drinkability : a good beer ine English style Pale Ale.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Into a pint glass. Amber to orange color with a finger and half of head. Great lacing and hold.
Lots of aroma: pear and apple mostly.
Quite malty, minimum bitterness at first, builds towards the end. Lemon.
Soft texture. Medium body, low carbonation.
Nice pale ale to enjoy the malt side of the ale without having to fight through the bitterness of American Pale Ales.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

definitely a copper colored pour with a decent opaque one finger head. the head settles nicely and rests on top, becoming a filmy attribute with minimal lacing.
definitely an 'england' style smell (i HAVE to learn my malts and hops more!) and the taste matches the slightly malty smell. typical english smells and flavors. never have been able to explain the differences between english and german brews, but i've always just preferred the german stuff.
i guess the stuff is good to drink; it's a little difficult to session on, but it's not bad overall. i remember having to cross this beer off my list at the famous DER BARON's in las vegas back in the late 80's and it was one of the special ones i looked forward to. it's a good one to try, now and then, but i dont think i want a full six pack of the stuff. maybe a whiskey chaser with it??
one more note- i noticed the pictureon the site has the words on the label with a BLACK background and the bottle i have has a BLUE background. i remember it always being black. wonder if i have something different? or did they change the color?

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A: Golden to light brownish colour, once finger thick, white head, decent head retention.

S: Very fruity and sweet, hints of caramel, only a very little hops in the smell;

T: As the smell would suggest it has a strong fruit, with decent caramel and a balanced tartness combined with a slight hop flavour in the finish. Some breadiness comes through aswell;

M: Good carbonation level, mouthfeel is rather average, nothing too special here.

O: Great Pale Ale, lovely fruit combined with caramel and balanced hops, really like the smell of it!

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Organic Pale Ale from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 1,575 ratings