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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: 160   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   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.


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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
fidelis83 (1910) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAY 14, 2013
Pours a hazy orange with a 1 finger, creamy eggshell head that has great retention and leaves nice lacing. Aroma is heavy on the apricot, some toast and tree fruit. Flavor is pretty heavy with apricot, some tart apple, toast, floury wheat, a nice, tart apricot note toward the finish along with lingering toast and light citrus notes. Excellently creamy mouthfeel, with a fittingly sharp, but fairly light carbonation and nice, fruity acidity, neutral to dry, but juicy finish. Really nice palate. Overall surprisingly good beer. I honestly wasn’t expectiong much, since I am not a huge fan of apricots, but I was very pleasantly surprised.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vignale (2003) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sic1314 (3114) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUL 1, 2014
Poured light golden with a frothy off white head. Aroma of sweet apricot. Medium body, flavour is medium to heavy sweet, moderate apricot, light bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MichaelAwesome (3641) - Wanne-Eickel, 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 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
McTapps (3641) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9465) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours lightly hazy orange with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is apricot, biscuit malt and light spicy hops. Flavor is apricot dominant, lightly sweet malt, light hops and bitterness with a sweet finish. Light body and medium carbonation.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Bov (9335) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 22, 2014
from Bier-Bienne - hazy dark orange beer with a little foam left; sugary ice cream aroma of apricots; hugely sweet, sticky and medium-bodied, lot of residual sweetness and long artificial notes of apricot - no, thanks

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
zgaier (1333) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Poursa golden with a white head and sweet fruit apricot aroma. Taste is very sweet as well with lots of apricot and tartness leading to a sweet, fruity finish

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jjgmd (1376) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Shared with Zach and Brandon, pours a hazy apricot color with a nice white head. Nose is sweet, fruity and grainy. Taste is very sweet, sugary and fruity. Finishes on the same tasting notes. Ok if you like sweet fruit ales. Quaff score 6 / 10

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
caesar (4957) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 11, 2014
Bottled @ de Molen tasting, small sample. Clear yellow color, short to no head. Aroma of pure apricot juice, yoghurt, bit flowery. Taste is quite sweet from apricot, light sourness. Almost like a cider. A small glass is actually quite nice and it could even improve with double the alcohol, more viscous and serving as a dessert. I doubt I would be able to finish a whole bottle, so for drinkability it gets -0.3 in overall.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dEnk (3734) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUN 10, 2014
Bottle @ 2nd Tuesday tasting. Aroma is huge apricot, like those cheap little puddings, not much else. Flavour is sweet and tangy, cider like, light wort note. Okay. More a cider or lemonade.


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