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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

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 174   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
scooterbub (823) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - JAN 16, 2014
550ml bottle. Pours a hazy golden yolk color with a one inch white head that lasts. Taste is of apricots, grass, citrus, wood and some nice sweetness. Nice apricot and wood aroma. Both the aroma and taste come across as tart tart. Has a nice full body that slightly coats the mouth. The finish is a bit tart, sour, bitter and dry.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
adnielsen (9025) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 4, 2014
Bottle @ home, picked up at Supermarket Liquor Fort Collins and shared with LeninCat. Pours a bit hazy yellow appearance with a white head. Kind of soapy/floral, peach/apricot, apple aroma with maybe a faint hint of diacetyl. Tangy apricot/apple fruity, vanilla, a bit acidic, a bit buttery flavor. Fair amount of sweet, sour, and candy notes. Iím not digging it.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (7992) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Clear golden color with a medium thin white head that dissipates quickly to an outer ring. Short strings of lacing. Apricots and malt in the nose. Light-bodied with flavors of sweet apricots, toasted malt and a touch of grass. The finish is sweet with a pure apricot aftertaste. Decent overall.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
HuskerTan (489) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Bottle. A- Apricots, wheat. A- Peach color, cloudy liquid, white head. T- Apricots, subtle spices, slightly sweet, slightly tart. P- Light body, average texture, average carbonation, fruity finish. O- If you donít like fruit beer you havenít had Samuel Smithís offerings. The apricot tones here are done so well itís almost unbelievable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jesterdeal (1842) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - DEC 29, 2013
A pleasant surprise. Aroma is freshly cut apricots with just a hint of lemon. Pours hazy yellow with a big frothy head. Taste is fresh apricot, some noticeable stale bread finish. Great fresh fruit mouthfeel. Was very happy with the showcase of the fruit. I will be looking for this again.

3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
honest_silu (56) - Jeddah, SAUDI ARABIA - DEC 25, 2013
Oh sweet Samuel Smith, man of brown nut ale in large bottle. Much sweet juicy smell like hairs of beauty lady or even exotic perfume. Kisses on tongue with many bubble like champagne and wine of sparkle. Not a favourite beer, but have delish taste.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bill Becker (310) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - DEC 25, 2013
A clear and bright straw gold colour, thereís a small head of foam that dissipates quickly, leaving very little lacing behind. Can the smell get any more apricot-y than this? Wow. Nice mix of sweet and tart going on. The taste leans more to the sweet side but itís not even close to being too sweet. Nice tartish notes help with the balancing act and the bit of wheat I get also helps. Love this. With the very low bubble activity seen, I thought maybe the carbonation would be too low but itís just right.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
apickles (109) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2013
Very sweet nose. Lagery orange colour with a very small head. Nice sweet apricot flavour. a slight fizz. Overall very nice but sweet.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gegwilson (1026) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2013
Bottle in Colpitts, Durham. Deep golden colour with a diminishing white head. Unsurprisingly the aroma is all apricot. Some bitterness comes through at first before a big sweet, juicy apricot finish. this was surprisingly enjoyable as I donít really like apricots!

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
GoufCustom (804) - HONG KONG - DEC 13, 2013


550 ml bottle bought at Gorgeous Wine & Cigar in Yuen Long.

Looks: Translucent apricot - honey amber colour with traces of yeast sediments; Three-quarter finger head and soapy white foam which last for about 40 seconds; Small sticky lacing with notable fizzy carbonation.

Aroma: Fragrant apricot jam, sugar, fresh apricot, orange peels, floral nectar, light malt and faint grass.

Taste: Nice strong sweet + tart apricot flesh / jam and juice, orange marmalade, orange peels, molasses, apple wine, strong tannic, light ale malt, light earth, lemon and light grass.

Body: Mid to light, with thin and slightly slick palate.

Palate: An initial burst of refreshing and very rich apricot jam and flesh. Sweetness is strong but was instantly balanced by equally strong tartness, followed by orange marmalade, and then the apple cider taste and strong tannic sat in. This is amazing!

Hoppiness: Light grass nose, lemony and light grass taste. Bitterness is replaced by chop licking strong tannic finish.

After Taste: Fairly dry, nicely sweet and tart to mouth.

Comments: Looking for an excellent fruit beer? Look no further: rich smell and taste of refreshing apricot and orange marmalade, with good balance of cider-like tartness and tannic. A very complex fruit ale and worth savouring each sip. Highly recommended!


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