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Samuel Smith
Brewed at All Saints Stamford

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

bottled
common

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RATINGS: 196   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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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.


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   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 isn’t 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 I’m really glad that it doesn’t 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 don’t 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BOSSbrewer (1990) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
high_on_hops (672) - Burlingame, California, USA - MAY 25, 2012
Pours a cloudy orange-gold with a white head and lacing. It smells like a bag of rich dried apricots. The flavor is tart, with strong apricots and a bit of yeast, maybe some hops, and a slightly syrupy mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
S_Side_Smitty (488) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JUL 23, 2012
Pours a cloudy apricot color with a thick white head. Aroma is fermented fruit (almost like a cider), sour & yeasty. Taste is sweet apricots up front transitioning into light malts for the finish. Good stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
poisoneddwarf (1767) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jahshuwuh (431) - USA - AUG 17, 2012
Nice peach apricot smell, finger head, lacing that dissipates rather quickly but nice. Light tartness and sweet taste. Very good, surprised me. Good citrus aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheHopster (834) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - AUG 23, 2012
;bottle ). A delicious apricot ale with great balance of tart and sweetness. Aroma is distinctly apricot. The flavor follows true. Good palate. Well done. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boozedude (1998) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - FEB 23, 2013
pours cloudy orangeis amber, white head... taste and aroma is a strongapricot, very good for a fruit beer.. love it

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
keanex (1503) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - MAY 5, 2013
Neck is stamped SJ18L1.
Appearance: The body is a cloudy amber to dark orange with a frothy white head that has decent retention and settles into a thick coating on the top of the body.
Aroma: The aroma is lively, lots of apricot aroma ranging from tart to sweet, perhaps even a touch acetic. This smells wonderful.
Taste: This is lovely. The intro is sweet and fruit with the apricot which provides the main flavor here. The finish has a light tartness to it, with very mild vinegar notes.
Palate: Medium bodied with medium to high carbonation.
Overall: This is the apricot version of Duchess de Bourgonge. I greatly enjoy this, it’s a pleasant surprise!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerandhockey8 (233) - Three Forks, Montana, USA - AUG 25, 2013
From 22oz bottle to flute. Pour is a very deep dull orange. Nose is of obvious apricot. Taste is very sweet, light body with a champagne-like carbonation to finish. Refreshing beer, very impressive what this brewery can do with fruit beers.


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