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Samuel Smith
Brewed at All Saints Stamford

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

bottled
common

on tap
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RATINGS: 195   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
downender (6445) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2013
Bottle from Gardiner & Haskins, Bristol. Pale amber with a slight white head and moderate carbonation. Light arma of apricot, peach juice and a hint of lemon zest, with a trace of rustic yeast. Flavour had some sweetish fruit juice to start, before some more substantial malts, and then a dryish finish which left some tannins in the mouth. Avoided being syrupy, which is commendable. Good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ianwelby (520) - SCOTLAND - MAY 18, 2013
Nearly-clear, orange beer which is quite lively. Aroma is strong apricot. Taste is a sharp, slightly sour apricot flavour and something else (almost a toasted malt undercurrent but I’m not sure if that’s what it is) with the almost pickle-y apricot flavour being what lingers. Very crisp and refreshing.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
fidelis83 (1997) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAY 14, 2013
Pours a hazy orange with a 1 finger, creamy eggshell head that has great retention and leaves nice lacing. Aroma is heavy on the apricot, some toast and tree fruit. Flavor is pretty heavy with apricot, some tart apple, toast, floury wheat, a nice, tart apricot note toward the finish along with lingering toast and light citrus notes. Excellently creamy mouthfeel, with a fittingly sharp, but fairly light carbonation and nice, fruity acidity, neutral to dry, but juicy finish. Really nice palate. Overall surprisingly good beer. I honestly wasn’t expectiong much, since I am not a huge fan of apricots, but I was very pleasantly surprised.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (4313) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 10, 2013
Good bottle, standard Sam Smith throwback label; foggy gold. Pleasantly sour, pickled apricot aroma. Sweet and tart, you can almost feel the fuzzy apricot skin on your tongue, lightly bitter. Medium body, medium tangy finish. Thanks, LuckyDog.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
keanex (1491) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - MAY 5, 2013
Neck is stamped SJ18L1.
Appearance: The body is a cloudy amber to dark orange with a frothy white head that has decent retention and settles into a thick coating on the top of the body.
Aroma: The aroma is lively, lots of apricot aroma ranging from tart to sweet, perhaps even a touch acetic. This smells wonderful.
Taste: This is lovely. The intro is sweet and fruit with the apricot which provides the main flavor here. The finish has a light tartness to it, with very mild vinegar notes.
Palate: Medium bodied with medium to high carbonation.
Overall: This is the apricot version of Duchess de Bourgonge. I greatly enjoy this, it’s a pleasant surprise!

3.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beersiveknown (3154) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAY 4, 2013
Bottle at Brighton Travelodge from Trafalgar wines
slightly hazy mid amber with rich apricot, slightly earthy nose. Sweet apricot, slightly tart, medium carbonation, long tart apricot finish. Is what it says it is but a bit too ott for me.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AdamJackson (2786) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - APR 28, 2013
Thanks Chris

A - Bright orange, light carbonation, very cloudy

S - Smells like apricot juice….all juice

T - Very sweet, like Peach Juicy Juicy box w/ a plastic straw with a shot of CO2 injected. very sweet, very "girly"

M - Nice body, clean finish

O - this is pretty good! very sweet though but uber juicy in a bad way


3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
AirForceHops (3403) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - APR 27, 2013
22 oz bottle from Bert’s Better Beers, Hooksett, NH. Nose is really all apricot. Flavor is pretty sweet. Highly carbonated fruit juice. You almost wouldn’t know it was beer. Mostly fizzy carbonated fruit juice.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerproject (129) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 13, 2013
The aroma is pretty much what you’d expect, plenty of fresh apricot. The flavor is extremely well balanced with apricot, carmel, smooth bitterness and a touch of noble hop flavor. Finishes a little sweet and tangy.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Nisse666 (4426) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 29, 2013
Bottle from Beers of Europe cons 2013-03-29 Uddingston AR: apricote pure, AP: dark golden, stouthy snowwhite fizzy white head F: apricote pure, fizzy, apricote marmealde, medium bitterness, wee tart feeling... great stuff reminds me of the childhood apricot pure


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