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Samuel Smith
Brewed at All Saints Stamford

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

bottled
common

on tap
available

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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 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.


2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
41cubs (249) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 17, 2009
This is a real take it or leave it kind of deal for me. Raspberry all over the place here. Not enough ale to balance, overall enjoyable but nothing shines through the sweetness. 90% wine cooler, 10% ale. Thank You samuel smith. 2009 16 oz.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thornecb (4315) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 14, 2009
Pours a deep red into an english pint. Frothy pink head with medium retention recedes to skim surface. Raspberry puree aromas. Strong sweet raspberry from front to back turning to a slightly seedy and stale sour finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dionysus (1448) - Arizona, USA - JUL 8, 2009
Bottle pours red with a feminine pink head sitting atop. As far as fruit ales go, not too shabby. Start with a decent ale and add good fruit, youíre bound to come up with something drinkable. Aroma is heavy in raspberries, similar to the nose on a decent lambic. Easy drinking for those who like fruit in their beer. Only complaint is they tend to become extremely cloying, the more you drink.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rynoplasty (700) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 7, 2009
Pours hazy reddish brown with an off white head. Aroma is rasberry puree and malted wheat. Flavor is also rasberry puree with light malty notes. OK.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - JUL 7, 2009
Sampled in a bottle. Pours dark red and very acidic. Overall not to bad. I judge fruit beers based on drinkability and flavor quality. The flavor is really good but the drinkability is a little rough afterwards. Overall, not too bad, but only one for this brew.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2009
Bottle, from Caponeís (Norristown, PA). Pours ruby amber, capped with a modest sized pink head. Sweet-tart raspberry candy aroma up front, with some caramel and yeast in the background. Flavor initially exhibits a nice natural raspberry flavor that is nicely balanced with citrus and caramel, unfortunately it becomes far too sweet and nearly cloying towards the finish. Sweet-tart raspberry lingers on the palate. Medium bodied and very drinkable; this had a lot of potential but wound up too sweet for my palate.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
grandet (501) - Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 5, 2009
Bottle from jessup plaza. Poured a red color with a huge fluffy white head. Aroma is lots of raspberry. Smells like a lindemans. Taste is similar with lots of raspberry notes and alittle sweetness on the back side. ehh

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cheap (3971) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2009
Big brown odd shaped bottle. Lucious raspberry fruity aroma. Smells like many real lambics Iíve sampled. Cloudy dark looking beer with an alabaster pink head. Delicious raspberry taste amoung other ale attributes, fairly nice! For over 5%, hides the alky content very well. Enjoyable, perhaps a very nice holiday beer. Could drink this stuff all day. Fruity and friendly, a character that is lacking in most fruit beers which lack real fruit character. There is this slight hint of bitterness in the background that keeps you alert to the fact that it is an ale. Good tingle carbonation on the palate. Finish is quite good except for that average bitter ale bite building on the center of the tongue. Not bad overall and I found this to be a beer worth itís $!

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
IrishBoy (3805) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 2, 2009
500 ml bottle from GM LIquors. Nose of raspberries with moderate sweetness. Clear raspberry red with a moderate pinkish head. Flavor is raspberry with a mild tartness, not as sweet as their strawberry.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
aletales (73) - , Oklahoma, USA - JUN 21, 2009
pink head reminded me of Lindemanís Framboise. Some sweet malt behind lots of fruit in the nose. Nice body with a strong raspberry flavor and sweet finish.


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