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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: 207   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stravale (2315) - 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, it’s maybe too sweet but it’s a fruit beer. It was better than I expected because I’m not a big fan of apricot

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
finol (2286) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 7, 2014
Bottle. Pours hazy yellow. Very smooth, fruity and balanced. A bit too much punch and too Little beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vignale (2279) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 24, 2014
Flaska från bier-deluxe. Gyllenfärgad med högt vitt skum. Aprikosdoft- och smak som samspelar bättre med ölet än de andra fruktölen från Melbourn Bros. Har funkar maltens knäckighet riktigt bra ihop med aprikoserna och kärn- och skalbeskan stramar upp den annars väl söta drycken lite. Bör drickas riktigt välkyld en varm dag.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BOSSbrewer (2148) - Arkansas, USA - SEP 22, 2013
Pours a hazy brown with minimal head. Aroma of apricots with some citrus and some grass. Floral hops. Not very bitter. Dry finish. Nice beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boozedude (2134) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - FEB 23, 2013
pours cloudy orangeis amber, white head... taste and aroma is a strongapricot, very good for a fruit beer.. love it

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Slipstream (2126) - USA - AUG 11, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2013 Amazing aroma to start things off - flowers and fresh apricots, followed by yeast and wheat. A pretty foamy head atop a butterscotch colored pour. It tastes really good - sweet and tangy, with apricot juice, honey, chamomile, and lemon zinger tea. Some flavoring were added, which should nullify the "organic" label, but don’t let that stop you from trying this excellent fruit beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gerbeer (2107) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 9, 2014
550 ml bottle. Pours a clear gold with moderate head that settles quickly. Aromas of fresh apricots and a bit of fuzzy peach. Flavors of fresh nectarine with only a note of the beer from the body and a bit of toasted malts. Well carbonated. An extremely good alcoholic fruit drink. Beer? I don’t know ,but well done.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
fidelis83 (2067) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAY 14, 2013
Pours a hazy orange with a 1 finger, creamy eggshell head that has great retention and leaves nice lacing. Aroma is heavy on the apricot, some toast and tree fruit. Flavor is pretty heavy with apricot, some tart apple, toast, floury wheat, a nice, tart apricot note toward the finish along with lingering toast and light citrus notes. Excellently creamy mouthfeel, with a fittingly sharp, but fairly light carbonation and nice, fruity acidity, neutral to dry, but juicy finish. Really nice palate. Overall surprisingly good beer. I honestly wasn’t expectiong much, since I am not a huge fan of apricots, but I was very pleasantly surprised.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blklab2007 (2049) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 17, 2015
Bottle poured a golden in color with a thick layer of white head that retained well. Aroma has jammy fruit, fruity sweetness, cream cheese, and some malts. Mouth feel is medium light with good carbonation. Flavor again is led by the fruit, more juice than fresh fruit, some sweetness, and some underlying malt. Just too much juice for me.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EdKing (2025) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2013
Bottle from Whole Foods Kensington, London. Colour is almost clear golden amber, thin head head. Nose is very fragrant apricot, but there’s also some mango, like a mango lasso drink. Some lactic. It’s very sweet fresh apricots. Taste is sweet sugary apricot, almost like a fruit drink, but nicely balanced is a light to medium beer backbone and some light tartness to temper the sweetness. Crisp lagerish backbone.


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