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Samuel Smith
Brewed at All Saints Stamford

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

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RATINGS: 394   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   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 Smithís 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.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
boFNjackson (4133) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 7, 2010
This is one of those beers thatís well enough made, itís refreshing and tasty to enjoy, but sometime it doesnít feel like Iím drinking beer. I wonder how this would taste as a black and tan with Oakshire Espresso Stout? Anyway, poured reddish/pink with a pink head. Fresh respberries on the nose. Soda pop like in palate and sweetness with nothing but raspberries all the way through. The good thing about this one is that it didnít come off totally medicinal like other similar fruit beers.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
minch25 (577) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 5, 2010
Pours dark red; thick even pink head. Very fruity aroma. Lots of raspberry of course. Lots of fruity raspberry flavor also, very drinkable. Not sure if itís real raspberry, but it sure is tasty. Almost no alcohol present; no noticeable hops either. I would really recommend this to any new beer drinkers looking for a tasty but non-challenging fruity beer that wonít get them drunk off their ass. Well done, Samíl Smith, well done.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (20330) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 5, 2010
Bottled@The 1st Vaasa CS/ES beer session (thanks JP). Deep bloodred colour with small pinkish/red head. Aroma is raspberries,some mild sweet malts as well as some other slight fruityness. Flavour is dry, but sweet raspberries with slight tartness as well. Some wooden, mild nutty as well as some sweet malts is also there.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
smcolw (530) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 28, 2010
Huge PINK head; leaves good lace. Without light, the liquor has ruby color. With light, it appears a clear, soda-pop red. Sweet fruity aroma, like a raspberry candy, not like the raw fruit. Light sourness in the background. Like a sweet framboise. Thereís a touch of sourness, but it is the story of the berry here. Again, the flavor is closer to a raspberry candy. Would make a good dessert beer with cheese.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardW (1514) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2010
Bottle, Rehills, Ncl. One that iíve passed over many times, but Iím pleased I finally decided to purchase one. Lovely ribena-like appearance, with a faint pink head. Soft and fruity palate with a really pleasant raspberry flavour that lingers well. There is some dryness right at the end, but overall, a very well made fruit beer that can rival its Belgian counterparts.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (10917) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 15, 2010
A: The Raspberry beer pours a deep, dark, garnet color with hints of purple. There is a large pink head which is quite fluffy. S: You can definitely tell that this is a raspberry beer. The aroma is full of sweet raspberries. There is not much else to the nose other than the sweet, fruity smell. T: The taste is almost identical to the scent. The raspberry flavor is the star of the show and it is quite sweet. M: This is quite a fizzy beer, which works well for the style. It helps to cut down on the sweetness, as otherwise this would taste like syrup. D: The beer is a bit too sweet for my tastes. I enjoy a good amount of fruit in beers, but it tends to be more in lambic form so that the tartness helps to balance things out. Iím glad I shared this with my girlfriend as I donít think I would have been able to drink it all.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DandyWolfFloyd (641) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2010
I took a look at the ratings, and I must say, I was flumoxed. Given what it is itís a great brew in my opinion. The listing notes it is a fruit beer, and not a lambic which is a notable difference. The aroma is moderately noticeable fresh raspberry fruit, full of sweet fruit esters, not much tartness or yeast shine through. The brew is a hazy reddish color with a soft pink to color. The taste is sweet raspberry fruit, along with a soft tartness. The sweetnesss of the beer can not be denied, but itís great almost like a raspberry soda, but a beer. Taste is natural and reminds me of cherry soda, but the glory of it all itís an excellent beer. Palate is light to medium bodied, high sparkly carbonation and a quick and clean finish. Probaly the best fruit beer Iíve had. I really enjoyed it, would buy a case for the ladies, and for myself

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeremytoni (2980) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - FEB 4, 2010
From a bottle poured a dark ruby color with a small head. Tart raspberry flavor with a lingering finish.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
NPRugby11 (219) - New York, USA - FEB 2, 2010
Scent is overwhelmingly ripe raspberry which leads into the taste...raspberry with just a bit of bitter ale bite on the aftertaste. Love the tartness of the raspberry, balances out the ale beautifully. This is how a fruit beer is done

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
obxdude10 (2043) - Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 28, 2010
Iím a huge fan of raspberries, so naturally I got stoked to try this beer. And I certainly wasnít disappointed. First, itís a hell of a lot better than the Organic Strawberry. This is like night and day. This Organic Raspberry is so much better. I was first impressed after popping the cap and starting to pour the beer into my glass. I love the dark reddish color of the beer, with a small, but beautiful dark pink head. The head doesnít leave much lacing around the glass though. The nose is full of raspberries, with some hints of yeast and a slight note of dry red grapes. The body is bubbly, but not overcarbonated. Itís very comparable to a sparkling wine. The flavors are obviously dominated by the raspberries, but also include some grass, yeast and grapes. The finish is very sweet and fruity. I could definitely see myself pouring some of this over a huge slice of cheesecake. The Organic Raspberry is definitely one delicious beer!


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