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Samuel Smith
Brewed at All Saints Stamford

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

bottled
common

on tap
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RATINGS: 380   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drowland (5981) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - DEC 22, 2009
Bomber (2009) into a pint glass. Pours a deep red, almost purple. The aroma is fruity and sour with tons of raspberry flavor and a bit of malt and hop. Not bad for what it is.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
5000 (6211) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - DEC 19, 2009
Bottle:   Heavy red tinted amber, fairly clear, moderate spritzy pink hued head, spotty lacing.   Nice raspberry aroma.   Reminds me of New Glarus, but not as over the top.   Wow, quite the Raspberry flavor.   Doesn’t seem artificial, its a little tart, a little sweet.  This is not your average fake fizzy stuff.   Very much like a softer version of New Glarus’ Raspberry Tart.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Has a bit of perfume like floralness on the backside.   Enjoyed this one more than I thought.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerguy101 (5277) - Newark, California, USA - DEC 6, 2009
Sampled on 12/6/2009. This fruit beer pours a dark reddish (raspberry) color from a 550ml bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is raspberry, malt and sweet. A medium bodied fruity beer. The malts are raspberry, fruity and semi-sweet. There is a touch of tartness here. Again there is some malt in the background, but the fruit flavor dominate. Nice carbonation. Good balance. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
coldbrewky (1419) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - DEC 5, 2009
Bottle via the rip and run. Expected semi murky pinkish red, Thin thin film with carbonation lily pads. Nose of you guessed ti...raspberry. Body is light plus and tart...duh. sweet tones abound in finish. A lighter version of Lindemans lambic without the cork.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nuffield (3666) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 27, 2009
I visited Melbourn in Stamford back when it was independent of Samuel Smith, but I was reasonably pleased to see it picked up by Samuel Smith, if only because it offers the possibility of being more accessible. Say what you will, these can be very satisfying fruit beers. In this case, the raspberry notes are luscious and lingering, with the classic Melbourn smoothness in the palate (though there is some tingling carbonation, too) and a well balanced flavor profile. I had this with a chocolate truffle and it was an excellent way to finish the evening.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 20, 2009
Remarks Thin foamy mild lace pink head.Clear dark bright purple red color.Huge raspberry floral fruit front.Slightly sour mild sweet surprisingly thick rich raspberry malt body.Dry sweet clean citrus spice crisp refreshing end.Over the top raspberry, but tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4843) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2009
Sampled from a 550 ml brown bottle this beer poured a vibrant pink-fuchsia with a huge dark pink head. The aroma was musty, tart and fruity. The flavor was tart raspberry jam with notes of sugar and must. The finish was medium length berry. Fairly full bodied. Very one dimensional but quite pleasant. Good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
satan165 (1019) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - NOV 13, 2009
pour is dark translucent maroon. aroma is of pure delectable raspberry jam with twist of orange essence to boot. flavor is overpowering raspberry with any beer like elements stomped to death by a melee of fruit. palate is the star, while sticky an off note reminiscent nearly of raspberry seeds saves things to an extent.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cybercat (3227) - Georgia, USA - NOV 6, 2009
Aroma is very strongly of raspberry - and I love raspberries! There are hints of malt and yeast. It pours clear and a color right on the border between dark copper and mahogany. Head is off-white and fairly thick. Flavor is malty with a firm overtone of raspberry, a little sweet and a little sour; finish is quite fruity-sweet. Texture is smooth and a little fizzy.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TheBeerGod (5184) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 30, 2009
Bottle. Maroon bodied not unlike a red cough syrup. Tall beige and red colored head. Nose is grainy bread, raspberry jam and sugary sweetness. Taste is also very sweet but tasty, not unlike Lindemans fruit lambics. Raspberries/berries with grainy , bready notes, sugary berry jam, and light tartness. Bod is light and very bubbly with a mild tartness.Ends with more raspberry and berry sweetness and tartness, bready malts, and slight grainy flavors and raspberry jam. Not too terrible but if you’re going for a dessert beer, it could be a bit better.


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