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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

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RATINGS: 159   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
keanex (1379) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - MAY 5, 2013
Neck is stamped SJ18L1.
Appearance: The body is a cloudy amber to dark orange with a frothy white head that has decent retention and settles into a thick coating on the top of the body.
Aroma: The aroma is lively, lots of apricot aroma ranging from tart to sweet, perhaps even a touch acetic. This smells wonderful.
Taste: This is lovely. The intro is sweet and fruit with the apricot which provides the main flavor here. The finish has a light tartness to it, with very mild vinegar notes.
Palate: Medium bodied with medium to high carbonation.
Overall: This is the apricot version of Duchess de Bourgonge. I greatly enjoy this, it’s a pleasant surprise!

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jjgmd (1358) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Shared with Zach and Brandon, pours a hazy apricot color with a nice white head. Nose is sweet, fruity and grainy. Taste is very sweet, sugary and fruity. Finishes on the same tasting notes. Ok if you like sweet fruit ales. Quaff score 6 / 10

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
zgaier (1315) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Poursa golden with a white head and sweet fruit apricot aroma. Taste is very sweet as well with lots of apricot and tartness leading to a sweet, fruity finish

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Block (1313) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - APR 21, 2014
Sweet with a nose and flavor of apricot. Not sure how much the organic characteristic comes into play. Sweet, refreshing, and overall a good fruit beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rand (1250) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 23, 2014
Bottle 355 ml from Bier-Bienne (CH). Muddy golden blonde with a nervous crackling and a compact white head. Soft fruity aromas of apricot, jam, lemon, wood. The taste is very fresh, sweet and fruity with a present acidulity, nice balance sugar-acidity. Bitterness of almond-kernel, hints of vanilla, wheat and fruity Lambic.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
bth122 (1226) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2013
Bottle. Poured a honey golden color with one finger tall head. Awesome apricot aromas with sugar candy notes. Medium sweetness. Light sour notes. Light carbonation. Nice apricot/peach notes. Not too artificial either. Love Samuel Smith beers!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mittenator (1203) - Michigan, USA - JUL 5, 2013
Bottle. Hazy gold with an off white head. Apricot and sweet jam aromas. Fruity and really sweet.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsmerig (1198) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2013
Pours a pale golden yellow with a white head. Aroma intense with fresh apricots. Taste is very sweet followed by a slightly tart orange citrus turn. Ends up a little to much towards the sweet note. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lagerboy (1171) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 3, 2014
550 ml bottle. Mostly clear yellow orange, smaller foamy white fading head. Tantalizing apricot aroma. Sweet apricot juice taste and not much else. Softer than average carbonation, lighter bodied, no discernible malt or hop presence. Tart finish. Good for what it is. LBW (Lagerboys Be Wary)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
The_Bish (1124) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2013
This is nicer than I hoped. Some funk and sourness to it with lots of apricot. I think more beer-wise than some are giving credit, though I don’t think credit is the right word. What I mean is, that they’re wrong. This is reasonably beery.


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