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Samuel Smith
Brewed at All Saints Stamford

Style: Fruit Beer
Tadcaster, England
Serve in Flute, Shaker

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 160   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Handcrafted at Melbourn Bros’ tiny brewery set in a time warp in Stamford using the old manually operated brewing equipment. finest organically grown barley and wheat are used to create a complex ale which having undergone primary and secondary fermentation with different yeasts and extended maturation, is taken to Samuel Smith’s small, independent British brewery at Tadcaster. There it is blended with pure organic apricot fruit juice and a previously cellared organic brew - creating an unparalleled fruit ale. The smooth distinctive character of the matured ale serves as the perfect counterpoint to the pure organic fruit juice.


3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Khaggerty118 (66) - Olney, Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2013
Pours an aesthetic apricot butterscotch. Lovely deep apricot caramel aroma. Extremely flavorful sweet apricot taste. You can tell it has apricot juice added and not just apricots added in fermentation. Too sweet for me to enjoy this. It is exactly what it says it is and does a good job at it, I just think the apricot is too overwhelming. It tastes more like a off-center apricot juice drink than beer.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
degbert (1075) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 25, 2013
Bottle. Pours a hazy -- well -- apricot colored. (Duh, huh?) Head is high and white with large grains and lace. The nose is superlative -- avoiding the candied extremes that fruit beers are prone to. This just smells like apricot preserves, rich, floral, and sweet. Apricot is dominant on the front of the palate, but a malty and bitter midpalate finishes with more clean, vibrant fruit. Anyone who wants to make a fruit beer should drink this first.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Majin (256) - West Des Moines, Iowa, USA - FEB 23, 2013
pours a light yellow cloudy color with a strong jam apricot aroma. flavor is sweet fruity apricot pretty much what you would expect. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boozedude (1677) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - FEB 23, 2013
pours cloudy orangeis amber, white head... taste and aroma is a strongapricot, very good for a fruit beer.. love it

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rodisian (66) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 7, 2013
Aroma of apricots; tastes is mostly apricot with a bit of wheat - and even those are the dominate flavors it somehow tastes ’complex’. Finishes sweet yet tart. A delicious & very sweet apricot beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tommann (2627) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2013
355ml bottle. Pours gold with no head. Aroma is lagery corn and apricot yoghurt. Taste is sweet apricot to start and an intense apricot yoghurt finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jkwalking05 (3646) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 3, 2013
Cloudy golden orange with a decent white head. Aroma is of apricot. Taste is of apricots, slightly tart.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
travita (3857) - Frisco, Texas, USA - FEB 3, 2013
Bottle. Cloudy, orange in color, whitish head. The smell is apricot, candy, fruit, sweet, and good. The taste is very apricots, sweet, fruit, and good. Overly sweet, but good apricot.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmohno (1053) - Iowa, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Cloudy Pale orange.Some froth,leaves a little frothy decending lace. Aroma is strange/unique. Its got a fruitlike aroma but the apricot is kind of mutated with some dyacytal/woodines/butterscotch/tartness.Maybe even some leather. Some mineral/light grassyness even. Taste is good with a fruit/cider like quality. Tart and sweet. Some butterynotes,apricot with woody dry -butterscotch,apple cider. Pretty tastey.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Bottled, thick cloudy orange with great looking white foam, frothy, apricot jam on the nose with sour apricot and leather flavors


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