yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - JUL 30, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Samuel Smithís Organic Cherry Fruit Beer is a clear, dense, brownish cherry red ale with a fluffy, light pink head that becomes dense and has excellent retention and lacing. It has a strong aroma of cherries and wood. It has a very light sweetness, like caramel. Itís medium bodied and incredibly smooth with a very clean finish. It tastes pretty sweet. Cherry is at the forefront and itís perhaps a bit candy-like. There are notes of caramelly malt and wood. Thereís not really any bitterness until the finish, where itís light and perhaps grassy. Wow! Itís very fruity!
bw1982 (113) - , Arizona, USA - JUL 27, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
550 ml bottle. Pours a very pink ruby color, the 1.5 inch thick head is white with some rose blush running through it. The aroma is strong, very cherry, but nothing else. The cherry smell is very nice. The flavor is very similar, strong sweet cherry flavors but not much else. There is a hint of bitterness on the end, but not enough to balance the sweetness upfront. I was very skeptical of this beer, and while it was very sweet i was pleasantly surprised. It might be a little better with some depth of flavor, but itís not as bad as the average would indicate, at least to me.
ghawener (1542) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - JUL 23, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: I always judge beers within their style, most beers brewed with fruits will come from Belgium I feel that Samuel Smith is doing a good job with this style. Not too sweet, still light and refreshing. I would like a bit more sourness and tart notes. Drank in San Diego.
thornecb (5013) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 21, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours bright blood orange into a shaker. Pink head with excellent retention recedes leaving slight spiders. Cough syrup cherry aromas. Smooth with front to back sour cherries, slight bitter cherry finish.
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - JUL 21, 2009
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nose of light cherry at pour, after the brew breathes, the aroma is just like cherry cough drops. Pours a clear ruby with copper highlights. The mostly diminishing beige frothy head leaves no lace. The front is very sweet and fruity with a high acidity in the middle. The finish is sharp and brief. The light body is lively and feels sticky at the finish.
RSRIZZO (1905) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUL 16, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Color is a bright ruby amber with good carbonation and a tight fluffy head that has a tinge of pink to it. Aroma is a tart wine like cheery scent. Taste is sweet and fruity. Starting with a lighter body it goes down easy with a kind of creamy feel. Finish is a bright sweet cherry that has a slight tart bite on the end and a very mild caramel tasted taste in the back ground. After taste is dry as the cherry hangs on a bit. Wow this is a kick ass fruit ale, light and easy with great fruit flavor that doesnít over power.
JaBier (5912) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 12, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Winking Lizard Crosswoods location. Opaque red with a big pink head. Sweet and tart cherry aroma with some yeast. Cherry flavor with a hint of tartness, but still very sweet. Very kool-aidish.
Homebrewerguy (305) - Oil City, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 9, 2009
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
aroma is intense cherry so I was hoping for something like Lindemans. No such luck. Although the flavor was good and flavorful, it had a strange tart edge to it that I found oddly out of place and not at all like a Lambic. The sweetness tasted artificial.
heemer77 (5210) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUL 8, 2009
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Slightly hazy bright red colored body topped with a lightly pink colored head. The up front sweet cherry smell is tempered with some malty caramel. There is also a little bit of dried hay. Inviting nose. The taste is bitter with cherry pits and a strong green woody note. There is also a little bit of some old abc gum. This starts out nice enough, but itís one dimension of fruit just isnít as pleasurable as some other cherry beers I have tried. Still, it is good to get something different.
dionysus (1475) - Arizona, USA - JUL 8, 2009
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours deep red with a rusty pink head. As far as fruit ales go, something always scares me about cherry. Start with a decent ale and add good fruit, youíre bound to come up with something drinkable as long as you keep it away from medicinal. Aroma is heavy in cherry, but almost reminiscent of cough syrup. The raspberry was much better. This one quickly becomes cloying.