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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: 203   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SaintMatty (5564) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
caesar (5403) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 11, 2014
Bottled @ de Molen tasting, small sample. Clear yellow color, short to no head. Aroma of pure apricot juice, yoghurt, bit flowery. Taste is quite sweet from apricot, light sourness. Almost like a cider. A small glass is actually quite nice and it could even improve with double the alcohol, more viscous and serving as a dessert. I doubt I would be able to finish a whole bottle, so for drinkability it gets -0.3 in overall.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerguy101 (5319) - Newark, California, USA - APR 11, 2012
Sampled on 4/11/2012. This fruit beer pours a hazy apricot color from a 500ml bottle. Medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is apricot, fruity, malty and sweet. A medium bodied fruit beer. The malts are fruity and sweet. The hops are earthy. A very nice apricot beer. The apricot flavors are semi-sweet and very natural tasting, it tastes just like a perfectly ripe apricot, neither too sweet nor too tart. Nice soft carbonation. Lower ABV could make this a good session ale, but I am not sure just how many of these I would want to drink in one sitting. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suttree (5289) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 12, 2012
These Sam Smith Fruit beers have been interesting, to say the least. Some are cloying, some are understated. This one may be the best one (I think. I need to check my ratings...). Nice palate - light without being fizzy. Smells great, of course, but one dimensional. Taste is Apricots, a little honey, and apricots.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5136) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2013 Sampled from a 16 oz brown bottle this beer poured a hazy apricot color with a trace foamy white head that faded quickly and left no lacing. The aroma was sweet apricot, sugar and a touch of yeast. The flavor was very sweet apricot jam with a tart and sour middle followed by sugar and more apricot. Long sweet sugar and apricot jam finish. Fairly full bodied and syrupy. Excellent.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mar (4967) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2012
Hazy gold with a white head. Nose is apricot, tart, sour, acidic, and dry. Easy on the palate, tart, apricot, smooth finish, and sugar.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2012
500ml Bottle: Aroma of apricot and apricot juice. Poured a muddy amber/brown/apricot color with a medium-sized, creamy, dense, white head that diminished but lasted throughout. Cloudy. Sparkling. Very good lacing. Flavor is heavily sweet. Tastes of apricot. Light to medium body. Average texture. Average carbonation. Apricot finish is heavily sweet.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (4920) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 20, 2014
Bottle: Poured a bright clear golden color ale with a generous white foamy head with good retention. Aroma of fresh apricot notes is very nice with nice fruity ester notes. Taste is also dominated by fresh apricot notes with some light cereal notes and some fruity ester. Body is about average with good carbonation. Well made with nice fresh apricot notes and with good balance of residual sugar notes.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
McTapps (4749) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - JUN 26, 2014
Pours out of the bottle in hazy orange colour with low head and medium body. Aroma of apricot jam and leaves. Taste of fresh apricots, apricot jam, sugar, leaves, mild hops. Easy and nice to drink, enjoyed it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MichaelAwesome (4744) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUN 26, 2014
Wonderful brew which reminds you of a sweetish lambic rather than a cheap fruit beer. Full apricot with balanced carbo, some sweets and slight bitterness in the end. Classy one.


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