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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: 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.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
harrisoni (13215) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2008
Twickenham Brewery tasting 08. Red, with thin pink/beige head. Bit sweetish. Raspberry, pippy, but utterly drinkable. Bit too sweet mind.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yngwie (13127) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 30, 2009
Bottle. It pours a hazy, red body under a a small, pinkish white head. Raspberry, sweetness, berry-like sourness and jam on the nose. A bit weak. The flavor is sweet and raspberry-ish, with some sourness. It lacks a bit, but is quite decent. Medium body with some acidity. Sweet, berryish finish. A quite decent one, even though it lacks something in both aroma and flavor. (090228)

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 6, 2010
(500ml bottle) Pours a ruby red body with a medium pink head. Aroma of raspberries, earth, and grass. Flavor of artificial raspberry, light citrus, and wheat.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thewolf (11114) - Kolding, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2008
Bottle, bought @ LIVA, Kolding.
Pours clear red, some bubbles sticking to the insides of my glass. A bubbly pink head on top - that actually stays for a surprising amount of time. Aroma is sweet and fruity, good raspberries and a slight citric tartness behind it. Fine mouthfeel. Flavour is lightly dry, some subdued tartness and a good sweet touch of raspberries. These beers, like the old Melborne are great alternatives/entries to a world of lambic. Good appetizer drinks as well.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christian (11021) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2011
Deep red with a small pink head. Strong raspberry aroma with a touch of mint and a hint of cellar. Dry and slightly tart flavour of raspberry, mint and wood, with a touch of sweet malt

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Name: Raspberry
Date: June 08, 2011
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting
Appearance: clear dark red, frothy off white head, drippy bits of lace
Aroma: sweet raspberry aroma with a fruity tartness
Flavor: sweet raspberry flavor, touch of tartness
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.7/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: ** /4

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chrisv10 (10755) - DENMARK - SEP 15, 2011
Bottle. Dark brown/orange with small off-white head. Aroma is fruit and raspberries. Flavour is malt, fruit, raspberries, medium sweet, little acid, little dry and a little bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (10702) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 28, 2009
Bottle from Whole Foods. Ruby liquid with a pinkish head. Raspberry is the aroma. Flavor is sweet raspberry. Not even much seed bitter. Seems med. body with frothy carbonation. Not so bad. Goes fairly well with salad. Kind of fun.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (10686) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2010
clear dark red, huge smooth pink head aroma of fresh raspberries and raspberry cake. flavor of sweet raspberries, faint sour base, good balance, very fruity. nice. great fruit beer, lots of fruit, not much bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (10607) - 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. I’m glad I shared this with my girlfriend as I don’t think I would have been able to drink it all.


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