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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: 178   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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Handcrafted at Melbourn Brosí 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 Smithís 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.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerBeforeH20 (128) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 21, 2014
Hazy golden pour with a thin but hearty head. Aroma is a great blend of sweet but slightly tart apricot, really pleasing. Taste is sweet without overdoing it on the apricot, with a nice malt balance. Mouthfeel is very smooth and exceedingly drinkable. This is great stuff, will go back for more soon.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JStax (2981) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Poured from a refrigerated bottle into a brandy snifter. Pours a partly hazy orange color with a white head of foam. The aroma is as much like an apricot as anything else I have ever had. More than FouíFoune even. Thereís not much in the way of tartness, although there is just a hint. Taste is like biting into a fresh apricot. This beer is great! I wouldnít mind having some more of it.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Nisse666 (4211) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 29, 2013
Bottle from Beers of Europe cons 2013-03-29 Uddingston AR: apricote pure, AP: dark golden, stouthy snowwhite fizzy white head F: apricote pure, fizzy, apricote marmealde, medium bitterness, wee tart feeling... great stuff reminds me of the childhood apricot pure

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bill Becker (329) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - DEC 25, 2013
A clear and bright straw gold colour, thereís a small head of foam that dissipates quickly, leaving very little lacing behind. Can the smell get any more apricot-y than this? Wow. Nice mix of sweet and tart going on. The taste leans more to the sweet side but itís not even close to being too sweet. Nice tartish notes help with the balancing act and the bit of wheat I get also helps. Love this. With the very low bubble activity seen, I thought maybe the carbonation would be too low but itís just right.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DroolYeast (220) - Odder, DENMARK - APR 23, 2014
355 ml bottle. Aroma of a lot of sweet apricot. Pours clear golden with white head. Virtually none lasting. Vinous sour fruity taste. Sweet apricot. Lemon. Finish of sour and sweet apricot. Ends dry. Sparkling lively carbonation. Sweet sugarwater texture - thicker than watery.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MayumiH (103) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2014
Yeah so I had three Samuel Smith fruit beers so far, which are cherry. raspberry aand apricot. My favourite one is definitely apricot. I donít even like apricot but I really liked it as fruit beer. Samuel Smith did a real good job on this one. Wonderful :P

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
SSSteve (3771) - - APR 15, 2012
bottle. cloudy gold with a large, fluffy, stable white head. strong, apricot nose. creamy and full bodied. drinks like juice. sweet but not overly so. lots genuine apricot flavors over a bright, well made, hefty, wheat beer. i think these samuel smith fruit beer offerings have all been great.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rubbishystuff (1846) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2012 At Red Lion on Rockwell. Some apricot ales taste like beer with some apricot in them but this is more like sparkling apricot juice with some beer in it. Cloudy orange-yellow. As a beer Iím not sure how to judge it but as a beverage as a whole it is delicious. Just enough bitterness from the beer to keep it from being cloying. Wonderful summer drink. Serving: Bottle Had some again, it is so refreshing and good. Fantastic stuff.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
rumproasts (2879) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 19, 2012
bottle. golden orange with small head. huge apricot flavor. not very beer like, but very tasty.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2013
500ml bottle into a Duvel tulip. A: Pours a hazy amber color. The head is a three finger white shade. As it recedes, it leaves behind plentiful lacing on the glass. S: Apricots. Okay, there isnít much else to the aroma - but this singular quality is pulled off extremely well. I also notice a bit of cream and cherry esters, as well. T: Much like the nose, the flavor profile is pretty much an apricot bomb with only an augmenting cream note to break up the monotony. The general flavor profile is 90% sweet and 10% tart, but Iím really glad that it doesnít come off in an artificial manner, too. Simple? Yep. Sweet and not very beer-y? Of course. Enjoyable? Oh fuck yes. M: The texture is medium bodied and crisp. Some finishing dryness does a good job of scrubbing off any overdone syrupy-sweet linger - still, this one is pretty damn sweet on the back end. I donít really notice the carbonation because of the aforementioned sweetness. O: Admittedly, the sweetness means that that the first half of the bottle is more pleasurable/drinkable than the second half. Nonetheless, as a fruit beer, this one is hard to beat. I would absolutely buy this again.


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