rman18 (312) - Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - OCT 21, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
denzo45 (40) - Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUL 9, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
nike (966) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 29, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I haven’t found too many of the organic beers great yet, until this brew. With the Samuel Smith’s name, it’s 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.
Stuartyboy (1435) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JAN 26, 2013
4.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle at home predominant flavour of raspberry slightly tart and not over sweet like raspberry juice with a alcoholic kick
HuskerTan (1700) - Kearney, 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.
MetalNHopHead (1431) - Lincoln, 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.
Weidemann (6) - USA - JAN 11, 2014 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Quite wonderful aroma, appearance, and flavor. A truly fruity delight that has an appropriate medium tartness.
superspak (4675) - Michigan, USA - AUG 2, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
ronaldtheriot (1785) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - OCT 25, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Samuel Smith’s Organic Raspberry Ale has a medium, fizzy-ish, pink head, a clear, ruby red appearance, and low-level lacing left behind. The aroma is of strong raspberry juice with bread. Taste is a one-two punch of acidic & sweet raspberry juice and bready malt. Bitterness is low. Mouthfeel is medium, and Samuel Smith’s Organic Raspberry Ale finishes dry and highly drinkable. RJT