Organic Pale Ale | Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)

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3.87/5
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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:
Known as Organic Best Ale in the UK.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-27-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#10,154
Reviews:
892
Ratings:
1,578
pDev:
12.4%
Bros Score:
4.1
 
 
Wants:
133
Gots:
137
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Photo of SLewis
4.24/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Barleycorn
3.78/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JBudraux
4.08/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beginner2
3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
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 -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of atsir
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of samEBC
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ghirsh
4.28/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sjccmd
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
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 +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of beerhunter13
3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MycoBeer
2.62/5  rDev -32.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of SGT_Cookie
4.02/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Fargrow
4.17/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Libeertarian
3.79/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Peach-toned amber, mostly clear, but a little dull. Second pour from large bottle much more cloudy. Head is tan and uniform, retains well. Smells like tea, water, with faint caramel and raisin notes. Similar palate, caramel much more pronounced to the point of being candy-like. Biscuity backbone. Distinct suggestions of juicy apple and stone fruit, but not approaching the intensity of caramel or the earthen, leafy, even almost spicy hops. Sweet for the most part but long-lasting bitter finish. Fuller medium-bodied ale, medium carbonation, semi-astringent.

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Photo of Hendry
4.43/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mjurney
4.91/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance:
Copper color, a bit hazy. Highly carbonated. Thick frothy head.

Aroma:
Toffee, caramel, bready, bright fruit, very crisp.

Taste/Finish/Body:
Very rich bready malt, toffee, caramel, nutty. Fruity, apple and pear. Hop bitterness is mild-medium, leafy, tea-like, earthy. Finish is crisp, yet pretty dry. Body is full, refreshing, crisp, high drinkable.

Overall:
It's a world class beer!!

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Photo of stevoj
3.25/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Was expecting something more bitter from this one, and style is more akin to a lager or pilsener. Interesting flavor, mild bitterness on the palate, which lingers long afterwards. Big, fluffy, billowing head on rough pour, with lots of thick lacing. Very interesting beer.

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Photo of CMC73
3.79/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CharlesStenner
3.31/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zylod
3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Devil_Doc
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jcarriglio
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Benny_Efkola
4.39/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Honestly, I can say that Samuel smith brewery is my fave ! I mean, like everything I've tried from this majestic brewery is just aces! I f'n live their brews!

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Photo of Caesars0331
3.56/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Organic Pale Ale from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 1,578 ratings