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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

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RATINGS: 182   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (6802) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 7, 2014
Bottle, shared around the table at game night (Caverna!). Mellow golden body average white head. Full on apricot aroma, natural but sweet, with bready undertones. Sweet juicy apricot opens the palate, but there is a nice malt structure here that shares equal billing-- this isn’t just a fruit juice fizzy drink-- and best of all, there is a nice bitterness in the finish. There is no comment on the label about the hops used in this beer, but they impart a balance that make this fruit beer such a pleasure. A great patio brew.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
McTapps (4143) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, 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 (4142) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vignale (2069) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 24, 2014
Flaska från bier-deluxe. Gyllenfärgad med högt vitt skum. Aprikosdoft- och smak som samspelar bättre med ölet än de andra fruktölen från Melbourn Bros. Har funkar maltens knäckighet riktigt bra ihop med aprikoserna och kärn- och skalbeskan stramar upp den annars väl söta drycken lite. Bör drickas riktigt välkyld en varm dag.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shaynsawchuk (491) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 3, 2014
550 mL bottle. Clear golden with a soda like white cap of head. Big fresh apricot on the nose with a definitively English feeling grain backdrop. Subtle black tea and apple. Juicy fruit and malt sweetness with gentle tannin. Moderate bodyand carbonation, slick mouthfeel. Deliciously multi-dimensional.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (3843) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
"another well made fruit beer by Sam Smiths (i also liked the cherry and raspberry). the aroma is wonderful...more juice than beerlike, but just exploding with fresh apricot and a slightly tart aroma. body is fuller than expected, as is the look (no-seein through color of apricot juice). the flavor is nice...almost too much fruit, pretty sweet with a hint of tartness and hops and wheat. i wish these were not a couple bucks more than SSmiths regular stuff, but i may revisit the three...this is good. a touch less sweet and a bit more sour and this could be frikkin incredible."

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wlajwl (3897) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeremytoni (2991) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JUN 13, 2012
From a bottle poured a hazy apricot color with a small amount of head. Nice tart apricot flavor with a lingering finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (8617) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 13, 2012
Bottled sample at Whole Foods Market Charlottesville. Pours a hazy orange color with a thin white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of apricots, tropical fruits, caramel. The taste is fruit rollups, apricot and a hoppy finish. Medium bodied. Pretty tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUL 14, 2012
Bottle:   This is one smooth brew, lots of Apricot and not the fake stuff either.   Dark straw in color, very thick, moderate frothy white head, nice lacing.   Nose is a little dank, has an Apricot aroma and also a bit of fruity cheese and tootsie roll, surprisingly enough.   Just like with New Glarus, had you given this to me and not told me what it was I wouldnt think of it as beer.   Liked this one.



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