Beer Review: Samuel Smith’s Old Brewery Pale Ale
Since I had the Wychwood Fiddler’s Elbow English Pale Ale, I thought it would be fitting to have the Samuel Smith’s Old Brewery Pale Ale right after to get a good appreciation for the two English pale ales.
This poured a huge head, a slightly gentle pour would be prudent or you’ll end up with a 3 inch head.
Beer is a nice golden color with red hues which are really accentuated by the clarity of the beer. Great head, good head retention, and some lacing.
More malty then anything, also a bit earthy.
A malty beer, dry with some spicy hops. A bit grainy and had a bit of caramel sweetness.
A good English Pale Ale, a bit spicier then I would have expected. 5% abv makes this a pretty easy drinking session ale, b ut it was a bit thin.
Tasting Method: 550ML Bottle
My Rating: 8.5