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Samuel Smith
Brewed at All Saints Stamford

Style: Fruit Beer
Tadcaster, England
Serve in Flute, Shaker

bottled
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RATINGS: 229   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Patrickctenchi (4722) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAR 4, 2013
Pours completely opaque dark yellow. Aroma is strongly apricot. Taste is slight wheat, almost invisible under the syrupy, nectary, sugary apricot. Wonderful taste...just way too much of it.....

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vtafro (4693) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DutchDrebus (4679) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - FEB 14, 2015
Bottle @ Dutchdrebus and Ansjelaahs Fruity Valentines tasting. Clear golden colour with a small to medium sized white head that doesn’t last. Smells yogho yogho, apricot, peachy, sweet, syruppy. Tastes sweet but slightly sour at the same time, natural, apricot, peach, nice. Refreshing. Medium body, soft carbo.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (4637) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 10, 2013
Good bottle, standard Sam Smith throwback label; foggy gold. Pleasantly sour, pickled apricot aroma. Sweet and tart, you can almost feel the fuzzy apricot skin on your tongue, lightly bitter. Medium body, medium tangy finish. Thanks, LuckyDog.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ClubGonzo (4617) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 20, 2015
Bottle from Utobeer, London. Pours a clear golden body with a medium creamy off-white head. Nose is strong apricot tones, grape peel, pale malts, wine gum and hints of butterscotch. Taste is apricot, butterscotch, pale malts and hints of wine gum and straw. Medium body and carbonation. Quite a pleasant apricot beer, which is a rare genre to a) make and b) pull off properly. Another smooth English beer from Samuel Smith.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
burg326 (4558) - Florida, USA - SEP 21, 2012
Bottle bought at whole foods, poured a light golden color with aromas of all apricot preserves. Not much in the aroma, it translates to the flavor, sweet apricot jelly, annd light grain. Ok beer overall.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wlajwl (4537) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 2, 2012
Aroma is yeast and apricot juice/skin. The flavor is apricot juice and a big sweetness/sourness that dominates into the finish. Not exceptional but pretty good still.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
AirForceHops (4385) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - APR 27, 2013
22 oz bottle from Bert’s Better Beers, Hooksett, NH. Nose is really all apricot. Flavor is pretty sweet. Highly carbonated fruit juice. You almost wouldn’t know it was beer. Mostly fizzy carbonated fruit juice.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
travita (4375) - Frisco, Texas, USA - FEB 3, 2013
Bottle. Cloudy, orange in color, whitish head. The smell is apricot, candy, fruit, sweet, and good. The taste is very apricots, sweet, fruit, and good. Overly sweet, but good apricot.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (4360) - 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.


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