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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
available

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RATINGS: 186   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   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.


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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ianwelby (497) - - 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.


1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
aumentm (44) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 17, 2014
One of the oldest breweries . Aroma is amazing but not huge fan of the taste. Somewhat earthy and thought it was a bit roasty.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
wheresthepath (1568) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2014
Bottle at the RISC Global Café, Reading. Hazy gold with a thin white head. Lovely fresh natural apricot taste up front, with a creamy vanilla behind - like an apricot and créme pat tart. So far so good - put then unfortunately someone seems to have smothered it with a sackload of white sugar. A hint of sour tartness in the finish doesn’t quite compensate. Don’t quite know what to make of this - reduce the sugar and it could be great. Unfortunately, as it stands at the moment it feels like it’s dissolving my teeth. Shame; the apricot in it was really good.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
solvaris (106) - - OCT 5, 2014
---- personal review, no claim to be representative or neutral ---- repost undesired --- ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rederic (2984) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 2, 2014
550ml bottle, honey gold color, with a pillowy white head. Nice juicy apricot fruity nose, with an apricot cake, faint vanilla, apricot pie accent, with a subtle dried apricot granola bar, apricot mousse, pale, wheat malt note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate, with a good sweet fruity apricot puréed, peachy, faint pineapple, wheat apricot cookie dough, light wheat pale, munich malt character, with a faint orange candyish lollipop, subtle sweet and sour apricot flavour, leading towards a sweet juicy, fruity apricot finish.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cfrancis (2402) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 28, 2014
Pours cloudy gold with a big pillow white top. Aroma is sweet apricot and cereal malts. Taste is cereal malts topped with tart and sweet apricots.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (5805) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
"another well made fruit beer by Sam Smiths (i also liked the cherry and raspberry). the aroma is wonderful...more juice than beerlike, but just exploding with fresh apricot and a slightly tart aroma. body is fuller than expected, as is the look (no-seein through color of apricot juice). the flavor is nice...almost too much fruit, pretty sweet with a hint of tartness and hops and wheat. i wish these were not a couple bucks more than SSmiths regular stuff, but i may revisit the three...this is good. a touch less sweet and a bit more sour and this could be frikkin incredible."

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SaintMatty (5380) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 22, 2014
355ml Bottle - Golden with a slight haze and lively carbonation. Apricot, peach and a hint of honey in the aroma. Apricot dominates in the taste along with some hints of golden syrup.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
BiiruBierBeer (177) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Smells like apricots. Texture is kind of watery, light foam, and very little fizz, kind of like drinking soda after it is almost (but clearly not) flat. Tastes like apricots with natural sweetness. Extremely pleasant aftertaste like a tart peach.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
bunget (560) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 18, 2014
550ml bottle. Clear straw body, big white fluffy head with good retention. Aroma of wet cardboard, grains, vinegar, apricots and ammonia. Taste of sweet grains, artificial sweeter, apricot jam. Oily.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jksipa (381) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle from the LCBO. Clear pale gold with a small white head that fades quickly. Nose is apricot with peach and tart cherry with light honey and caramel. Medium sweet with apricot and honey. Not as sweet as the nose would imply with a good tart middle and a chewy finish. Mouth is medium and slick with average carbonation. Nice and smooth and not overpowering.


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