adnielsen (9533) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
jbuskirk (496) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JAN 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
HuskerTan (594) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - DEC 31, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A- Dark red color, hazy liquid, pink head.
T- Raspberries, slightly sweet, slighty tart.
P- Light body, average texture, average carbonation, tart finish.
O- A great beer. The raspberry is a little on the sour side but still very good.
alexanderj (3349) - Branson, Missouri, USA - DEC 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle; poured a ruby type color with a whitish head that has a touch of pink. Aroma of raspberry yeast, wheat, barley and must. Flavor was sweet with raspberry predominantly. Some caramel and sweet malt notes. A bit too sweet at first, but opens up well.
vikingguy (851) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - DEC 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bright red with tall foamy pink head. Raspberry jam aroma. Taste is rich raspberry. Mostly sweet but a bit of tartness balances it. Awesome flavor but only for a dessert ale.
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v8powered (127) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
2012 bottle: very fruity and sweet. Smooth overall but it made me think of drinking something other than beer. Not my type.
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ContemplateBeer (1608) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma: Fresh raspberries, not overly tart and not overly sweet; maybe a touch of mint. The base beer is completely masked. Appearance: Nearly opaque raspberry red with a pink tinted head. Flavor: Raspberry with some slight tartness; doesn’t seem to be sweetened. Simple and pure. Palate: Medium body, sticky texture, soft carbonation, long finish. Overall: Simple, clean fruit beer that’s worth a try.
Barreras (1079) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - OCT 20, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours a deep wine color with a raspberry aroma. Taste is of pure raspberry flavor with a hint of malt. Overall a decent fruit beer, I enjoyed the cherry beer more.
beertholomeus (951) - California, USA - OCT 8, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours ruby pink with pink head. Raspberry and sugar aroma and flavors. Light body and tart finish.
NasalBasil (19) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not as aromatic as the Samuel Smith Cherry Ale, but it makes up for lack of aroma with a lively and rich, fruity taste. It’s lightly carbonated which makes it a very easy drink and in my opinion, helps you enjoy the flavors of sweet raspberries. It pours a deep red with a fizzy pink head that dissolves quickly. Good brew.