Organic Pale Ale | Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)

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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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4.58/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

AROMA: Quite fruity/estery, and slightly grassy to balance.

APPEARANCE: Golden straw, topped with a creamy head (with excellent retention).

MOUTHFEEL: Rich and creamy.

TASTE: The overwhelming flavor is banana/ester, with some lemon. The hops provide enough bitterness to balance, but not enough to notice.

An exemplar of the English pale ale style. This is a beer where the hops play second fiddle to the yeast, with excellent results. Ester and fruit dominate both aroma and flavor. The real highlight of this beer, though, is its rich, velvety mouthfeel. This is definitely one I will buy again.

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

This is my 4th type of Samuel Smiths, got it on sale or I wouldnt have tried it otherwise.

A: Beer pours a dark, golden copper color with a solid 1 inch creamy, mocha tinted head.

S: Aroma is pretty faint, but I get some apple and some slightly roasted malts with a hint of toffee and brown sugar on the back end.

T: The flavor starts out with a crumbed apple pie, with whipped cream on top. Also get some brown sugar, caramel or toffee and a little bit of yeast flavor.

M: A little bit more of a malty flavor that is in most pale ales, some creamyness and a hint of subtle spice make this a slow sipper for me.

O: Not too familiar with a lot of English style ales except for Brown ales and Stouts. But as far as a Pale ale goes, it has a nice twist to what im used to drinking. Not quite 6 pack worthy, but good for an English style bomber.

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

Bottle: very solid 550mL embossed brown bottle. An old-school medicinal-style label - a quirky and, to be honest, awesome package.

Appearance: a light amber honey colour, fantastic 1.5-finger creamy head with good retention and lacing.

Aroma: sweet toffee and caramel malts and some light fruits. Not overwhelming, to be honest.

Taste: this is more like it. Bread malts join the toffee and caramels and, more importantly, a wealth of fruits and floral hops back them up. A very nice combination of flavours.

Aftertaste: all of the flavours linger fantastically well. One can simply enjoy sipping this lovely ale and enjoy over a long period. Which is for the best really, considering the price.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, nice and smooth. The carbonation is reasonably light too, making it a fantastic slow-sipper.

Overall: a fantastically well put together English Ale. Nice winter sipper - certainly not a sessional ale.

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Organic Pale Ale from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 1,579 ratings