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Samuel Smith
Brewed at All Saints Stamford

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

bottled
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RATINGS: 377   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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Bottle: Pasteurised;
Also known as Organic Raspberry Handcrafted Fruit Ale
A product of England this is an ale brewed with raspberry juice and natural flavours added. Brewed at All Saints in Stamford Lincolnshire and blended and bottled at Samuel Smith’s Brewery. The 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. This beer is blended with pure organic raspberry fruit juice and a previously cellared 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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RichTheVillan (2428) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2014
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; red/brown pour with pink fluffy head, sweet and raspberry aroma, taste is quite sweet with raspberry some tartness, pale malt.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dogbomb (922) - ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2014
Bottle. Red purple pour with a decent fuzzy pink head. Nose of raspberry pavlova. Taste is tempered raspberries and a touch of malt. Not grimace inducing and not just sweet. A decent fruit beer, with lots of refreshment.

3.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 16/20
manisthebeer (240) - squamish, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 11, 2014
very well done smooth ale not to sweet not bitter at all very mild sourness amazing beer literally pink with an even pinker head and just amazing full raspberry flavor

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
swalesaint (9) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2014 does not count
Not something you could drink all night. The other half liked it though so maybe worth another go

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vlan1 (187) - Eastern Shore, Maryland, USA - FEB 4, 2014
Bottle pours blood red with a pink head. Aroma of raspberries. Taste is.........you guessed it tart raspberries. There is a faint earthy almost ashtray like aftertaste on the tongue. Disappears quickly but not sure where it comes from. Good beer but the weird aftertaste knocks it down a bit.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gerbeer (1666) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 1, 2014
550 ml bottle. Pours a dark jammy red with moderate pink head that settles quickly. Aromas of raspberry and strawberry jam. Follows through with a similar thick raspberry flavor. I don’t know if this is a beer or a fruit drink - but it’s enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pictoman (429) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 25, 2014
Poured from 550mL bottle. Medium dark red with pink head. Aroma of actual fresh raspberries, no concentrate noticeable whatsoever like most other raspberry beers. Taste does seem to have a little extra sweetness added, but it still gets that sweet and tart nature of raspberries to show through. Medium body, finish a little on the shorter end of things. Definitely one of my top fruit beers.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Weidemann (6) - USA - JAN 11, 2014 does not count
Quite wonderful aroma, appearance, and flavor. A truly fruity delight that has an appropriate medium tartness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TwoSipDip (8894) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 5, 2014
Bottle @ home, picked up at Supermarket Liquor Fort Collins. Pours a hazy plum appearances with an off white / a touch pinkish head. Juicy, tart, raspberry / cranberry, slightly sweet aroma. Somewhat goopy, raspberry purée, plum, tart berry, soda-like flavor. Best of the fruit renditions I’ve had by Samuel Smith. Pretty good.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbuskirk (404) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JAN 1, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2014 No fruit extract here! Samuel Smith’s Organic Raspberry takes the natural approach without any shortcuts. And I must say, the difference is clear. The raspberry taste in this beer is simply awesome. It’s a bit tart but it also has a lot of rich sweetness without being overbearing. Admittedly these beers usually aren’t my thing, but Samuel Smith’s take on the style is expertly done.


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