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

very good
615 Ratings
Samuel Smith's Organic Best AleSamuel Smith's Organic Best 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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-27-2001

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Poured from the quasi-imperial pint bottle into a shaker glass. A semi-aggressive pour produces a snow white head of about a half inch. The beer is an extra pale golden, slightly hazy, with medium carbonation.

Light floral aromas and touch of honey-like sweetness with a dry mineral quality are skillfully combined here. A slightly puckery pungency shines forth, a rather unique quality that I suspect stems from the yeast and stone squares.

An excellent and accessible example of an English pale ale. Lighter in color and a bit more subtle than their organic pale ale.

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Samuel Smith's Organic Best Ale from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
3.96 out of 5 based on 615 ratings.
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