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Samuel Smith
Brewed at All Saints Stamford

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

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 400   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   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.


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 couldnít tell of any malt, hops, or yeast character. I mostly got a sparkling fruit juice flavor to it.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jmagnus87 (2449) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUL 9, 2012
550ml bottle poured into a plastic cup at work. Pours a lightly cloudy dark red with about a finger of off-white head. Aroma of fresh raspberries. Taste is light sweet and medium sour. Raspberries. Medium bodied with a sticky texture. Lively carbonation and a suprisingly long finish. Overall, very good. One of the better fruit beers ive had lately.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nike (967) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 29, 2012
I havenít found too many of the organic beers great yet, until this brew. With the Samuel Smithís name, itís worth the price. Smooth. clean, crisp, great fruit taste, great overall flavor for an organic beer. I would buy a case of this, great for the october and hoilday months to come.

4.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Stuartyboy (688) - SCOTLAND - JAN 26, 2013
Bottle at home predominant flavour of raspberry slightly tart and not over sweet like raspberry juice with a alcoholic kick

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HuskerTan (523) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Bottle. A- Raspberry. 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.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbuskirk (460) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JAN 1, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2014 No fruit extract here! Samuel Smithís 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. Itís a bit tart but it also has a lot of rich sweetness without being overbearing. Admittedly these beers usually arenít my thing, but Samuel Smithís take on the style is expertly done.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Weidemann (6) - USA - JAN 11, 2014 does not count
Quite wonderful aroma, appearance, and flavor. A truly fruity delight that has an appropriate medium tartness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (2712) - Michigan, USA - AUG 2, 2014
550 ml bottle into imperial pint glass, bottled on 9/17/2013. Pours fairly crystal clear dark ruby red color with a 1-2 finger dense light pink head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big tart raspberry with a good amount of fruity/sugary sweetness and some light bread. Very nice aromas with big authentic fruit presence and a nice fruit/sweetness balance; with great strength. Taste of big tart raspberry with moderate fruity/sugary sweetness, light bread, and slight herbal hops. Slight earthy herbal bitterness on the finish with a fair amount of fruit tartness; with lingering notes of tart/sweet raspberry flavors on the finish for a good bit. Great robustness of authentic raspberry flavors; with a great sweetness/tartness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, fairly crisp, and lightly syrupy mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent fruit beer as expected. All around great robustness and balance of authentic tart raspberry and fruit/sugary malt sweetness; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cyrenaica (994) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 25, 2010
550ml bottle
5.1% ABV
I tried this beer on June 7, 2010 after purchasing from one of my local LCBO outlets. The beer poured a transparent dark red colour with a 1" pinkisk-white cap that quickly dissipated. The aroma was fresh raspberries, sweet malt, and some yeasty hints. The mouthfeel was medium bodied with medium carbonation. The flavour was raspberries, sticky sweet, some tartness, some nutty malt, and a a bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nsanders (521) - 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.


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