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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: 138   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2013

Bottle 330ml.

Unclear medium orange yellow colour with a large, frothy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, apricot, apricot sweet, apricot tart, apricot fruity. Flavour is moderate sweet and light bitter with a average to long duration, apricot bitter, apricot sweet. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. Quit refreshing... [20121206]

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
yespr (29691) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 10, 2012
33 cl bottle. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is citrusy and sweet apricot. Sweet, citric and apricot dense. Lingering sweet and citric finish. A bit too perfumed for me.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (13425) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2013
17th January 2013
Cloudy gold - orange beer with a small white head. Palate is smooth. Intense tangy apricot underpinned by creamy malt. Finishes sweet and tangy. Great creamy fruit beer and one in the eye for beer snobs! Ha!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (13204) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 10, 2012
bottle at home ... golden yellow ... soft sweet apricot ... rich apricot nose .. very sweet and citrus ... juicy fruits .. loads of fruit ...

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (12676) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2013
Bottle from Trafalager Wines, Brighton. Clear gold with lasting white head. Apricot jam on aroma. Yes quite sweet but not overly cloying. Even a touch of sourness on the finish. It’s lovely. Apricot jam beer. Lovely.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10367) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 23, 2012
Bottle from Malt & Vine. Pours hazy "apricot" gold with a 4 finger creamy beige head. The aroma is apricot skin. Med body, almost. Flavor is apricot and mixed grain. Surely wheat is there. It’s neither sweet nor bitter. Fairly floral as well as apricot. Certainly a nice drink.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (9883) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2013
Bottle at home in London with Lyoli. Pours clear gold with a small, fading white foam head. Nose has some rotting fruits, vague sugary apricots. Medium to big sweet flavor, some faintly tangy apricot. Light to medium bodied with average carbonation. Sweet and lightly tangy finish, sugry apricot. It’s a touch artificial and syrupy, but the tartness makes it alright.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rlgk (9495) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - DEC 31, 2012
Bottle at a Samuel Smith-pub quite close to Charing Cross. Hazy apricot color, with a very nice lasting offwhite head. Apricot aroma, orange, peach, malty, biscuits, rather on the sweet side. Apricot flavor, sweet, oranges, citrus notes, sugary, banana notes, pine apples. Rather sweet fruity, but somehow it gets away with it.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
NielsenRatings (8279) - 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. I’m not digging it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (7950) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 13, 2012
Bottled sample at Whole Foods Market Charlottesville. Pours a hazy orange color with a thin white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of apricots, tropical fruits, caramel. The taste is fruit rollups, apricot and a hoppy finish. Medium bodied. Pretty tasty.


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