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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: 136   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   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.


2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
yespr (29684) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 10, 2012
33 cl bottle. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is citrusy and sweet apricot. Sweet, citric and apricot dense. Lingering sweet and citric finish. A bit too perfumed for me.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thornecb (4164) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 4, 2012
Pours hazy apricot into an English pint. Bright white head with excellent retention recedes leaving scant sheets. Apricot and sour cream aromas. Sour apricot upfront turning creamy in the lasting fruit finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
weihenweizen (1507) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - NOV 3, 2012
Refrigerated 550 mL bottle poured into a white wine glass. Pours opaques orange with small translucent golden hightlights. Little lacing, medium body, syrupy texture, and apricot aroma. Taste is fruity rich sweet apricot. Good fruit beer, I will have another.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JStax (2601) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Poured from a refrigerated bottle into a brandy snifter. Pours a partly hazy orange color with a white head of foam. The aroma is as much like an apricot as anything else I have ever had. More than Fou’Foune even. There’s not much in the way of tartness, although there is just a hint. Taste is like biting into a fresh apricot. This beer is great! I wouldn’t mind having some more of it.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Shooter42 (124) - California, USA - OCT 10, 2012
Very well crafted brew with the taste of real fresh apricots. Extremely enjoyable and easy to drink during the summer months especially.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pintbypint (2379) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 27, 2012
550ml brown bottle. Hazy gold pour, somewhat noisy white cap that settles to a nice inch or so of rocky foam. Strong apricot fruit nose, jammy, floral. taste has some fruit sweetness up front, gains the tart and tangy character from the fruit midway, slight lemony note, dries up a bit in the finish, notes of grainy malt. Medium body and carbonation. Fruits hit their mark here, tastes pretty natural and not overly sweet. Well done, would drink this again.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vtafro (2455) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 21, 2012
Bottle. Hazy golden pour with white head. Fruit forward apricot aroma. Flavor is soo sweet it almost comes off as tart, apricot sweet tones.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
burg326 (3240) - Florida, USA - SEP 21, 2012
Bottle bought at whole foods, poured a light golden color with aromas of all apricot preserves. Not much in the aroma, it translates to the flavor, sweet apricot jelly, annd light grain. Ok beer overall.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rocbyter (1858) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - SEP 8, 2012
Baked apricot aroma. Cloudy golden color with medium white. Head. Verysweet apricot throughout.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
JHunter (675) - British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 2, 2012
pours a light yellow colour with a strong jam apricot aroma. flavour is sweet fruity apricot pretty much what you would expect


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