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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: 136   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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tommann (2487) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2013
355ml bottle. Pours gold with no head. Aroma is lagery corn and apricot yoghurt. Taste is sweet apricot to start and an intense apricot yoghurt finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
drjay44 (2481) - Salida, Colorado, USA - APR 21, 2012
UPDATED: APR 25, 2012 550 ml. bottle. Pours a medium lasting ivory head, with attractive lacing, over a cloudy, amber orange (SRM 10) body....nose is apricot, hints of cereal....taste is apricot, light sweetness, finishing with light tart acid...mouth feel thick, carbonation adds nice tingling spritz. This is a well done Fruit Beer. There is enough character from the apricot, and adequate acid to help balance the sweetness that comes naturally from the fruit. This is the best of the fruit series so far. BJCP 7/3/13/4/6

3.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beersiveknown (2473) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAY 4, 2013
Bottle at Brighton Travelodge from Trafalgar wines
slightly hazy mid amber with rich apricot, slightly earthy nose. Sweet apricot, slightly tart, medium carbonation, long tart apricot finish. Is what it says it is but a bit too ott for me.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vtafro (2455) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 21, 2012
Bottle. Hazy golden pour with white head. Fruit forward apricot aroma. Flavor is soo sweet it almost comes off as tart, apricot sweet tones.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pintbypint (2379) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 27, 2012
550ml brown bottle. Hazy gold pour, somewhat noisy white cap that settles to a nice inch or so of rocky foam. Strong apricot fruit nose, jammy, floral. taste has some fruit sweetness up front, gains the tart and tangy character from the fruit midway, slight lemony note, dries up a bit in the finish, notes of grainy malt. Medium body and carbonation. Fruits hit their mark here, tastes pretty natural and not overly sweet. Well done, would drink this again.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aniela (2301) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 27, 2013
Bottle. Hazy yellow beer with a lacy offwhite head. Apricot aroma. Tart apricot flavour with some peach notes. Nice fruitbeer :-)

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (2203) - Michigan, USA - APR 12, 2014
550 ml bottle into imperial pint glass, bottled on 6/24/2013. Pours lightly hazy bright gold color with a 2 finger fairly dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with some moderate streaming carbonation. Aromas of huge apricot, peach, orange, pear, honey, wheat, bread, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Fantastic aromas with great balance of juicy apricot, fruity yeast ester, and malt sweetness; with great strength. Taste of big tart apricot, peach, orange, pear, wheat, honey, bread, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Fair amount of fruity tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of apricot, peach, pear, apple, wheat, honey, bread, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic robustness of juicy apricot, fruity yeast ester, and pale malt sweetness; with a great malt/tartness balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth and fairly slick/syrupy mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a fantastic fruit beer. Tons of robust and balanced tart apricot and pale malt sweetness; and extremely smooth to drink. A highly enjoyable offering.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (2124) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2014
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; clear golden yellow pour with big fluffy white head, sweet apricot jam aroma, taste is very sweet big apricot taste a hint of tartness and malty backbone.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AdamJackson (2099) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - APR 28, 2013
Thanks Chris

A - Bright orange, light carbonation, very cloudy

S - Smells like apricot juice….all juice

T - Very sweet, like Peach Juicy Juicy box w/ a plastic straw with a shot of CO2 injected. very sweet, very "girly"

M - Nice body, clean finish

O - this is pretty good! very sweet though but uber juicy in a bad way


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BenH (2014) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 10, 2012
Bottle. Pale yellow with no head. Massive apricot aroma, a little lactic. Taste has sharp apricot, little yoghurty. Tangy. Ok


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