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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

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 397   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bruno1378 (126) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 18, 2011
This was about what I expected, but probably a bit better. Delicious raspberry aroma. A cloudy maroon color. Sweet and a bit sour. The raspberry flavor is good, not too overwhelming.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Boutip (4738) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 17, 2010
Bottle: Poured a deep red color ale with a large pinkish color foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of fresh sweet raspberries is quite refreshing and totally dominated the aroma. Taste is also dominated by huge aroma of pure raspberry juice with light tart notes and dry malt base that is not able to come out of the fruit base. Body is abut average for style with good carbonation. I must admit that this was quite well made with loads of raspberries and no fake syrup taste. Remind me of when I had fresh raspberry juice at my grand-mother place 15-20 years ago.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RyanMM (411) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - AUG 14, 2010
Pours cloudy ruby, full pale pink head. Maintains moderate lacing. Aroma is slightly malty but bursting with raspberry. Sweet as all get out, hint of sour towards the finish. Really tasty stuff, like the cherry one I could drink this on a hot summer day all day long.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brenn79 (1526) - Idaho, USA - MAR 4, 2011
16.9 oz. bottle- Pours dark red with a reddish head and nice lacework, aroma is tart raspberries. The flavor is again tart raspberries and cherries, very nice. The palate is medium body, high carbonation, finish is nice. Overall I loved this beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
daniel0017 (389) - Yukon, CANADA - NOV 14, 2012
Cloudy ruby red complexion with small carbonation and slight bubbly pinkish head. Raspberry, apple and cherry to the nose with notes of vanilla and cedar. flavor is sweet, tart and deliciously dry finish. mouthfeel is lightly effervescent and lively, leaving a medium lasting tart aftertaste. Delicious brew. Thank you Samuel Smith.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bukowski9 (129) - Piqua, Ohio, USA - SEP 7, 2009
Bottle pour.Dark red with a pinkish white head.Aroma was sweet raspberries with some wheaty undertones.Flavor was all raspberries with a nice lingering finish.I really enjoyed this and will definitely drink again.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackEyePA (573) - USA - MAR 24, 2011
Absolutely awesome. So well done. The color is reddish brown, but nice. The aroma is all natural fruit. Strawberry jumps out. Clean natural fruit and slight malt sweetness is there. This is the most well blended and most natural but sweet enough brew I ever had. Almost perfect, well done.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rwgould (331) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 30, 2011
Appearance: Dark orange, frothy pink head. Aroma: Raspberries! Not sickeningly sweet though. Hints of others: ginger, wheat, hay. Very nice. Palate: Very smooth. Bit of a bit at the end. Nice finish. Taste: Tangy and sour, sweet. No bitterness. Best fruit beer I’ve ever had. Not that complex, but very refreshing, and definitely not flat or dull.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rman18 (311) - Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - OCT 21, 2011
I’m not a big fan of fruit beers but this is probably the best fruit beer that I have ever had. I had it from a bottle that my wife was enjoying. It has a nice raspberry flavor which is definitely not artificial and not over whelming. Its has the right amount of sweetness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
denzo45 (40) - Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2012
For a fruit ale, this is probably the one to model after. I couldn’t tell of any malt, hops, or yeast character. I mostly got a sparkling fruit juice flavor to it.


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