Samuel Smith’s
Organic Pale Ale

I have to admit I’m not 100% sure that this beer is any different to this, but for now I’ll add it as a separate beer and see if I can get some confirmation. I have a feeling that it might be the same, because I know for a fact I’ve drunk this many times before, and I would most likely have taken some notes. However, in the beer advocate db (yes I still look at that from time to time) they are listed as two different beers. I’m unconvinced.

355 mL bottle, part of a recent Half-Time purchase.

Standard, English Pale Ale pour, i.e., lighter than a bitter but still with the requisite attributes of clarity, light orange brown color and a lovely, white head. Retention great, lace better than average.

Big hop/malt balance on the nose, the beer smells like a brewery!

Malt backbone holds up what little bitterness there is, and the beer is smooth as silk. In fact so smooth that this bottle almost feels like a nitro pour. As it warms it gets more cask-like, always the sign of a great beer that the cask elements get relocated in the bottle. More malts break over the palate constantly, and the beer has a long finish of light bitterness among the sweet aftertaste.

Yorkshire Squares and all, this is difficult to fault in any way.

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07/08/2023
Format:
bottle
ABV: 5.0 %
Appearance: 4.5
Taste: 5.0
Mouthfeel: 4.5
Smell: 4.5
Overall: 4.5
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