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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
common

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RATINGS: 197   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (7037) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 7, 2014
Bottle, shared around the table at game night (Caverna!). Mellow golden body average white head. Full on apricot aroma, natural but sweet, with bready undertones. Sweet juicy apricot opens the palate, but there is a nice malt structure here that shares equal billing-- this isn’t just a fruit juice fizzy drink-- and best of all, there is a nice bitterness in the finish. There is no comment on the label about the hops used in this beer, but they impart a balance that make this fruit beer such a pleasure. A great patio brew.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joergen (21533) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2014
Bottle at Ølfestival 2014. Clear yellow coloured with a small white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of apricots. Fruity flavour of apricots. Fruity finish.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ungstrup (29851) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2014
Bottled. A yellow beer with a white head. The aroma has notes of apricots. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of apricots.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Borup (6310) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2014
Bottle at CBF 2014. Golden colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of apricot, yeast, herbal and bitterness.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
igneous1 (1506) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - MAY 22, 2014
clear, golden, thin white head. aroma of apricots and malt. flavor has plenty of apricot. does have a bit of fruit juice quality to it, but is quite refreshing.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bulk_Carrier (2277) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAY 17, 2014
Today’s live review looks like its going to be this nice looking brew. I poured this into a pint glass. The appearance was a light somewhat hazy yet transparent golden yellow to almost orange color. There is a one finger white foamy head that steadies itself for a good minute and a half before slowing concaving into the body and ends up leaving a nice clingy foamy lacing. The smell is basically a good authentic smelling apricot, exactly as Samuel Smith calls for. There isn’t much else going on in the smell. The taste was basically sweet through the apricot notes but ends up giving a tad of a decent sour flavoring in it. The aftertaste is basically sweet apricot and ends up leading to a sweet dry finish. On the palate, it sits very light on the body and shows an extremely nice sessionable aspect well worth consuming on a mid May day. The carbonation is smooth and tends to hit the spot refreshing-like. Overall, I say this is a good apricot beer as it does everything one asks for from Samuel Smith, well worthy of having again and well worthy of having as a dessert beer on a nice Summer’s evening.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdiBeer (1560) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2014
Aroma: massive apricots, milkshake sweets, light sours. Appearance: clear gold, small white creamy head. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: intense apricots, light sours appearing towards the medium-long end. Overall: great Fruit Beer, not too sweet, very refreshing. Bottle from Whole Foods Market, Kensington.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
merc7186 (2257) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - MAY 9, 2014
Aroma: Peach, Apricots, Wheat Appearance: Cloudy Golden Straw Hue, Passes Some Light, Thick White Head, Great Lacing Taste: Sweet Peach Juice, Wheat Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Light to Medium Bodied, Semi Sweet

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sturmthis (615) - Ohio, USA - MAY 8, 2014
550ml bottle. Golden color with almost no head. Sweet apricot aroma. Sweet apricot taste, but not overpowering. Another enjoyable beer from them.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DroolYeast (298) - Aalborg, DENMARK - APR 23, 2014
355 ml bottle. Aroma of a lot of sweet apricot. Pours clear golden with white head. Virtually none lasting. Vinous sour fruity taste. Sweet apricot. Lemon. Finish of sour and sweet apricot. Ends dry. Sparkling lively carbonation. Sweet sugarwater texture - thicker than watery.


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