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Samuel Smith
Pale Ale

Copper-colored; rich caramel malt flavor; sophisticated.

The History of Pale Ale

Beers were dark before the Industrial Revolution. With the introduction of inexpensive clear drinking vessels, translucent beers became fashionable. When this sparkling amber beer was produced, it was declared pale to differentiate it from porter.


Captures the soul of beer. It has a fresh maltiness that reminds you that good beer is a product of the soil. Beautiful balance of malt and fresh hops.

Serving Suggestion

Rare roast beef with Yorkshire pudding, roast chicken, cheese, smoked salmon, Dungeness crab salad, bouillabaisse, sushi, New York steak; spicy foods such as Mandarin cuisine; aged Yorkshire-style roast beef en croƻte; tandoori chicken salad and pork stroganoff. Traditionally served in nonik glasses.


"Top 25 Beers of 2011" - Wine Enthusiast Magazine

94 Points - "Classic," Wine Enthusiast Magazine, September 2011.

"1001 Beers You Must Taste Before You Die," selection, A. Tierney-Jones, 2010

Gold Medal - World Beer Championships

Sante Gold Star Award

Bronze Medal - US Beer Open 2009

Product Sizes and Quantities

  • 18.7 ounce (550 ml) "Victorian Pint" bottles / 12 per case
  • 12 ounce (355 ml) bottles / 6 - 4 packs per case


ABV: 5.0% - OG: 1.047 - IBU: 31

Samuel Smith Old Brewery Pale Ale

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