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Samuel Smith
Brewed at All Saints Stamford

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

bottled
common

on tap
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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 Brosí 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 Smithís 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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stravale (1883) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - JUL 28, 2013
Bottle from Beer Hive, Edinburgh [230713]
Amber golden yellow, clear, bubbly white head that dissipates to thin layer, good colour
Aroma - Huge sweet apricot juice, slight touch of yeast and cereal underneath
Taste - Apricot, little tart, sweet , good flavour, mostly apricot but a hint of a beer base underneath (slight cereal) which works well with the apricot
Palate - Soft carb, medium body, oily texture, sweet palate, little fruity syrup. Finish - sweet apricot and a soft bitter beer tail
Overall - Good apricot flavour, itís maybe too sweet but itís a fruit beer. It was better than I expected because Iím not a big fan of apricot

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aniela (2301) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 27, 2013
Bottle. Hazy yellow beer with a lacy offwhite head. Apricot aroma. Tart apricot flavour with some peach notes. Nice fruitbeer :-)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (5362) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 21, 2013
Bottle at PIB, pours a cloudy golden orange with a small white head. Aroma brings out pungent apricots, with not much else. Flavour is similar, with loads of apricot, with a medium residual sugar quality. Very fruity and mildly sugary. Very drinkable and enjoyable. Great stuff.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sammer (1006) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUL 16, 2013
Bottle. Taste is peach and apricot infused champagne, with a fizzy mouthfeel. Decent fruit beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vvesside (256) - California, USA - JUL 9, 2013
Tons of apricot and orange flavor, interesting fermentation.. somewhere between champaign and a really subtle sour/wild ale. Great beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mittenator (1091) - Michigan, USA - JUL 5, 2013
Bottle. Hazy gold with an off white head. Apricot and sweet jam aromas. Fruity and really sweet.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Miked1687 (606) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 18, 2013
Bottle into glass. Extremely Hazy orange pour with a small white head that leaves a bit of lacing. Nose is dominated by fruit, apricot. Taste is overwhelming apricot, not much else. Little to no alcohol presence. Tastes good but too fruity? No beer characteristic.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
bth122 (1141) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2013
Bottle. Poured a honey golden color with one finger tall head. Awesome apricot aromas with sugar candy notes. Medium sweetness. Light sour notes. Light carbonation. Nice apricot/peach notes. Not too artificial either. Love Samuel Smith beers!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2013
500ml bottle into a Duvel tulip. A: Pours a hazy amber color. The head is a three finger white shade. As it recedes, it leaves behind plentiful lacing on the glass. S: Apricots. Okay, there isnít much else to the aroma - but this singular quality is pulled off extremely well. I also notice a bit of cream and cherry esters, as well. T: Much like the nose, the flavor profile is pretty much an apricot bomb with only an augmenting cream note to break up the monotony. The general flavor profile is 90% sweet and 10% tart, but Iím really glad that it doesnít come off in an artificial manner, too. Simple? Yep. Sweet and not very beer-y? Of course. Enjoyable? Oh fuck yes. M: The texture is medium bodied and crisp. Some finishing dryness does a good job of scrubbing off any overdone syrupy-sweet linger - still, this one is pretty damn sweet on the back end. I donít really notice the carbonation because of the aforementioned sweetness. O: Admittedly, the sweetness means that that the first half of the bottle is more pleasurable/drinkable than the second half. Nonetheless, as a fruit beer, this one is hard to beat. I would absolutely buy this again.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
UncleKorm (644) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAY 23, 2013
Bomber bottled poured a clear golden hue w/ thin white head. Light apricot aroma. Wonderful tart apricot flavor. Light bodied and light carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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