SSSteve (4006) - - AUG 19, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
clear reddish purple colored beer with an effervescent appearance and a cream light pink head. sweet black cherry and cookie aroma. flavor of sweet overripe black cherry and a bit of sprite. a bit too sweet. almost a creamy palate with a medium body. i remember liking the melbourn series and i bet this isn’t much different. loaded with cherries.
slowrunner77 (8402) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 6, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2014 just a hair behind the raspberry as the best of the new SS fruit beer line-up. great aroma. reminded me of New Glarus belgian Red in the look and aroma, if not nearly as good. fresh fruit abounds, with a touch of tartness. light flavor. nice finish. well made dessert beer, or summer thirst quencher.
BrewDad (5274) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUL 30, 2009
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
350ml Bottle – Gravity Beer Market – Olympia, WA
Aroma: Nice light cherry aroma and light malt.
Appearance: Clear reddish in color, Clear with a light head.
Flavor: Cherry fruit in flavor like a sprite had been added to cherry flavoring.
Palate: Dry Finish, with a OK Mouthfeel.
Overall: It was fruity and I poured most down the drain it was flat and no good in my humble opinion.
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 Smith’s 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. It’s medium bodied and incredibly smooth with a very clean finish. It tastes pretty sweet. Cherry is at the forefront and it’s perhaps a bit candy-like. There are notes of caramelly malt and wood. There’s not really any bitterness until the finish, where it’s light and perhaps grassy. Wow! It’s 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 it’s not as bad as the average would indicate, at least to me.
ghawener (1549) - 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 (5131) - 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 (1914) - 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 doesn’t over power.
JaBier (6158) - 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.