Organic Pale Ale

United Kingdom
Samuel Smith's Organic Pale Ale beer
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
89
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20
Description 

Brewed with well water (the original well at the Old Brewery, sunk in 1758, is still in use, with the hard well water being drawn from 85 feet underground); best barley malt, yeast and aromatic hops; fermented in ‘stone Yorkshire squares’ to create a full, rounded flavour and after-taste.

Profile

ABV: 
5.0%
IBUs: 
31
Served at: 
40 - 45° F
Malts: 
Crystal
Judges Review 
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Judges Rating:
89
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

The aroma of this beer initially came across as a mélange of fruit: strawberries, raspberries, cherries, and stone fruit with a touch of honey. The flavor features nutty, biscuity malt with hints of caramel and toffee that fade as a sharp wave of minerally bitterness washes through mid-taste. Earthy, herbal hop flavor is subtle and includes a touch of fresh mown hay. The moderate alcohol presence makes this a very sessionable beer. The beer is sensitive to temperature and less chill makes for a more appealing overall balance for this fresh, approachable example of an English ale.