Have you ever walked by the same beer in the aisle and thought to yourself “next time I’ll get that,” or were you always too timid to try? Be adventurous and try new beers! For the longest time I have always looked at the Samuel Smith beers with amazement and intrigue, and I finally decided to go for it and buy one of them, particularly the Old Brewery Pale Ale.
This beer is full bodied with a clean finish and nice aromas. The real lure of this beer is that it is from a very old brewery, as Samuel Smith’s Old Brewery Pale Ale is made at the Old Brewery Tadcaster. How old is the brewery? It was established in 1758, how cool is that!
On the back of the bottle is a quick write up about the brewery, and the water they use is from the same hard well that was used in 1758. They also use what are called “stone Yorkshire Squares” to ferment the beer, which creates a uniquely balanced ale.
In the glass it has a nice amber color which goes well with the changing of the season. It holds a nice head in the glass which shows that this is a well crafted beer. The taste starts with nice warm malty tones on the palate only to finish with a slight hoppy bite, that remains on the palate only to entice you to have another sip.
With the weather starting to get colder darker beers seem to work and as we are in autumn this Samuel Smith’s Old Brewery Pale Ale is a great choice. Also its pretty cool drinking a beer from a brewery that was established before the United States was formed.
The Beer Buyer Overall Rating: 4.0 Pints out of 5
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