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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: 178   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheCametron (1780) - CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 16, 2012
Bottle. Cloudy yellow with a generous white head. Nice apricot aroma. Odd becasue I wouldn’t previously have thought of apricots as having a very distinctive aroma. Flavour is a supreme balance of malt and fruit with a touch of wheat. The apricot is very well rendered. A touch oversweet on the finish. This is probably the best fruit beer I’ve tasted.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
weihenweizen (1735) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - NOV 3, 2012
Refrigerated 550 mL bottle poured into a white wine glass. Pours opaques orange with small translucent golden hightlights. Little lacing, medium body, syrupy texture, and apricot aroma. Taste is fruity rich sweet apricot. Good fruit beer, I will have another.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
poisoneddwarf (1714) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - JUL 29, 2012
18.7 oz bottle rated yesterday. Looks like pureed apricots--cloudy, same hue of orange; has a collapsing white head. Aroma is apricoty, biscuity. Taste is mostly tart with a dry finish; flavor is apricots with a tinge of metal. Has a definte British flavor; reminiscent of Sam Smith’s other brews. Definitely enjoyable, but maybe not as good as I was hoping.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rbrazell (1654) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - AUG 5, 2012
Murky orange pour with a large thick white head that laces. Nose is very juice apricot juice with some subtle sweet malt in the background. Flavor is nicely balanced sweet tart apricot juice with notes of grapefruit and more citrus. Medium light bodied with moderate carbonation. Pretty damn tasty fruit beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BOSSbrewer (1637) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Errl (1595) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2012
Pour is a hazy yellow..taste is spice,acidic,apricot,nail polish remover..Taste is fruit,sugar,apricot, tart,earth

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brenn79 (1521) - Idaho, USA - JAN 4, 2013
18.7 oz. bottle- Pours a muddy hazy orange with a very thin tan head that reduces immediately to bug bubbles on the rim. The aroma is apricots actually, tart, very fruity, appealing. The taste is the same, tart apricots, they really resonate, no complex flavors, it actually tastes like apricot juice with some carbonation. Body is medium to almost thin, carbonation is medium. Overall this is really good, would be a great summer drink, I almost feel like it should have ice cubes in it, it doesn’t have much of a beer flavor.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
milewide (1513) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Wonderfully cloudy amber color. Average head. Fine sweet ale and fruit taste. However, the apricot taste was muted.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dynamiteninja (1511) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2013
Bottle. Gold body. Medium white head. No retention. Nose is apricots, sulphur, hops, floral, elderflower. Sweet and tart. Dry finish. Fizzy mouthfeel.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
igneous1 (1497) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - MAY 22, 2014
clear, golden, thin white head. aroma of apricots and malt. flavor has plenty of apricot. does have a bit of fruit juice quality to it, but is quite refreshing.


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