Samuel Smith's Old Brewery Pale Ale
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Pours a brilliantly clear red copper color with voluptuous sand colored cap of foam that hangs about for half a minute. This is a gorgeous beer. Aromas of baked bread, some apple, and biscuity. The flavors are muted with a crispness that hits hard and then mellows out. It's slightly grainy and caps on the middle with peat character, which almost introduces a note of smokey grass. It could even be reminiscent of tea. After all, it's an English ale, so that kind of flavor profile wouldn't be surprising. The pale ale ends with a lingering bready sweetness with low hop influence. There's nothing too special going on here, unfortunately, but it at least is a balanced brew. You won't get anything bad here, just nothing outstanding.
Beer Description from Brewery
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. Screenshot 2015-03-17 18.40.38Best served at about 51F (11C).