ellolovey (289) - Georgia, USA - JUN 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy amber with a thin off white head. Smells like strawberry fanta! Fresh strawberries, strawberry syrup, and nice sweet malts. Very enjoyable! A great fruit beer! Tastes so sweet and yummy!
rumproasts (1193) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 16, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. Amber orange with small head. Huge strawberry, and doesnít taste artificial. Sweet and tart, though the sweetness is a bit overpowering.
douglas88 (4597) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - MAY 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Well designed 500 ml bottle. Pours a bright red color with a large white head. A huge strawberry nose. The flavor is also dominated by rich earthy and sweet strawberries, very distinct, light sweetness. Frankly, this is a solid beer despite being a bit sweet. Enjoyable.
gregwilsonstl (687) - USA - MAY 30, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smells like strawberry. Tastes like strawberries and chocolate. Extremely tasty. Smooth and somewhat creamy.
keanex (830) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - MAY 20, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
The neck is stamped SI04L1.
Appearance: The body is a murky brown to pink color with a tall tan head, the head has average retention but settles into a thick coating.
Aroma: The aroma is strawberry through and through, but itís more reminiscent of strawberry water ice or those strawberry dum-dum pops. It gets to be a bit too much over time.
Taste: The flavor is strong of artificial strawberry with sweet to slightly tart flavors, this is not going to be an easy finish alone unlike the apricot version.
Palate: Medium bodied, lively carbonation.
Overall: Not a huge fan of this, but it could easily be loved by those who like strawberry cocktails. This is very approachable.
jdavidh (62) - Colorado, USA - MAY 12, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This was amazing - one of the best fruit beers Iíve ever had. The nose was crisp and refreshing, and heavy with strawberries. Appearance was a phenomenal, deep red. Taste was off the charts - extremely tart, just the right amount of sweetness. Loaded with lots of tingling carbonation.
Itís not really all that beery, but itís a phenomenally refreshing and delicious beverage.
spacemonster (25) - Igo, California, USA - MAY 2, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Look? this is a wonderful ale. So so delicious! Itís well under-rated. Holy moly Itís tasty. Doesnít get any better than this.
nellycale (45) - - APR 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hasy Honey/copper hue with thin off-white head. Fruity but not pungent aroma. Well balanced mouthfeel. Lingering enjoyable palate. Overall quite a tasty beer that's not too fruity and still has an ale taste.
aroma is - My favorite thing about this beer is that it doesn’t have a hint of artificial taste. It has a nice balanced mouthfeel as well, not too alcoholic, but you don’t forget that it’s an ale, either.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Europa326 (8) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 18, 2013 does not count
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The term "Fruit Beer" has become something of an insult. Well, nowhere is it more apparent that a fruit beer can be an enjoyable, pleasant, or even fun that at the bottom of one of these babies.
Iíve had the pleasure of tasting this brew twice, once when I was just starting to try beer (when I correctly identified it as a good sweet starting point) and then once again after being very satisfied with the Sam Smith Oatmeal Stout. It was just as fun and tasty as I remembered. Pop that cap and youíll swear you were standing over a pot of cooking strawberry jelly. Itís SUPER intense, and very pleasant. The taste is malty and sweet, it hits your taste buds like a tangy carbonated strawberry juice, and then settles into a malty smooth beer with just the kind of aftertaste youíre looking for. Thereís nothing artificial about this, its just good beer, and good fruit, combined to make (what else?) a good fruit beer. Not the best choice for someone looking for a bitter beer, and not a good choice for someone looking to get drunk. This is a beer to sit with and enjoy: a sweet reward after a long day, and a personal favorite of mine.
wordthief (5) - Texas, USA - APR 17, 2013 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Take it for what it is! This is a fruit beer. Every other fruit beer Iíve had (except for lambic) has been íjust a little fruit smellí or íjust a little fruit tasteí. This stuff is just too cool. If you want a genuine, well crafted, fermented fruit beverage, this stuff is unstoppable. Lambics donít have the beer edge that this has. They get the fruit aspect, and theyíre bubbly but theyíre closer to wine.
Fruit beer, people! And at the quality Sam Smith seems to deliver on consistently.