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RATINGS: 435   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nsanders (829) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAR 14, 2011
Deep red, with a pink foamy head. Aroma of raspberry and alcohol. Not too sweet, good dried deep raspberry flavor. Better than expected on account of not being overly sweet. Light maltiness with a bit of a floral finish. The light body of this beer makes it seem like it would be a good summer drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pictoman (825) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 25, 2014
Poured from 550mL bottle. Medium dark red with pink head. Aroma of actual fresh raspberries, no concentrate noticeable whatsoever like most other raspberry beers. Taste does seem to have a little extra sweetness added, but it still gets that sweet and tart nature of raspberries to show through. Medium body, finish a little on the shorter end of things. Definitely one of my top fruit beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gilvanblight (819) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 17, 2010
Dark red pour with a pink head. Smells like a wine, very fruity. Very strong rasperry taste. Non-beer like. Almost like a Cooler. That’s not really a bad thing. Pleasant and easy drinking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kdm1984 (814) - Missouri, USA - JUL 31, 2014
Pours to finger-length pink head with decent retention and lots of splotchy lacing. Aroma of fresh raspberries and citric acid. Flavor follows suit with some distinct tartness in the finish. Very nice, refreshing, well-made (as are all Sam Smith products) fruit beer for a hot summer day, or post-workout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimmay (807) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 30, 2010
550 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours deep ruby red in colour, with slightly off white head. Leaves lots of tick lacing. Aroma is dominated by sweet raspberry, but there is also a sweet malt to it. Taste is similar, with a slight bitterness in the finish. Thick mouthfeel. Quite enjoyable. Would be unbeleiveable with fresh raspberry pie!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
KajII (799) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - JAN 24, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2011 Bottle. The pour was a medium to dark red almost a cranberry in color with an average sized (1-2 finger) fizzy pink head that dissipated quite quickly and had fair lacing. The aroma was extremely strong with the scent of Raspberry’s and had a mild sweet yeast odor to it and not much else. It tasted moderately sweet and slightly malty with a nice dose of Raspberry from beginning to end with a hint of yeast at the finish that left the flavor lingering on the taste buds for a nice long time after the swallow. Mouthfeel was light to medium in body and slightly watery in texture yet had a dry feel to it at the finish with a nice lively carbonation. Overall kind of a sweet brew with a lot of flavor, but it is more like Lambic than a Fruit Beer. Although it might be quite tasty mixed with a dry stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
edsspoon (798) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2015
Bottle - plum red with a light pink fizzy head. Okay retention and some weak lace. Aroma of raspberry juice, wild flowers, grass. Taste is of raspberries, grass, earth, light tartness and a little soil in the finish. Medium body, medium carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MikeJslc (769) - USA - NOV 24, 2012
Copper/ruby, clear, off-white head. Prominent raspberry sweetness, some tannic tartness, some toasty malt and caramel. Medium body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wilderthanyou (758) - Guelph, CANADA - MAY 30, 2010
Pours a lightly hazy, pink, red, brown sort of colour with a tinted pink cap, looks like a raspberry beer pretty much. The aroma is raspberry jam, spot on. The flavour is raspberry jam, spot on, the sweetness is restrained, and the tartness ends the beer quit well. Dry finish. Well done. All and all, I would say this is one of the better fruit beers i’ve tried.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
BiiruBierBeer (738) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Smells like raspberry jam. Texture is kind of watery, light foam, and very little fizz, kind of like drinking soda after it is almost (but clearly not) flat. Tastes like tart raspberry jam with natural sweetness. Aftertaste is similar with just a TINY hint of bitterness and is medium to long length.

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