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Samuel Smith Organic Best Ale

Samuel Smith Organic Best Ale

Samuel Smith Organic Best Aleuel

Samuel Smith actually boast a full line of organic beers, including chocolate stout, cherry, strawberry, and apricot. This the the Best Ale.

Very clear for an ale. Aroma is mostly toasted malt and butterscotch candy. The butterscotch flavor carries through, blending with grassy hops. Very smooth. There is a hint of lemon in the finish. And that classic English hard water, as well.

Overall, I thought this was fine. Definitely not bad, but I don’t think I’ll be getting a craving for it again. Just didn’t have enough flavor for me.

Grade: C

 

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Laverstoke Park Farm Organic Real Ale

Laverstoke Park Farms Real Ale

Laverstoke Park Farms Real Ale

The more I’m reading about Laverstoke Park Farm and their Organic Real Ale, the more I’m intrigued. This isn’t necessarily a brewery, but all the ingredients are from their organic farm. Interesting stuff. I believe this is only the second organic beer I’ve had.

Pours a cloudy orange with a fluffy ecru head. Crisp, clean flavors of caramel, grassy hops, even a bit of apple. Very earthy and, well, organic.

It doesn’t exactly have big, bold flavors, but it’s not bad. At 5% ABV, this would be a very nice lawn mower beer. Or a gateway into craft beer for the uninitiated.

Grade: C

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