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Samuel Smith
Brewed at All Saints Stamford

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

bottled
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on tap
common

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RATINGS: 197   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Handcrafted at Melbourn Brosí tiny brewery set in a time warp in Stamford using the old manually operated brewing equipment. 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, is taken to Samuel Smithís small, independent British brewery at Tadcaster. There it is blended with pure organic apricot fruit juice and a previously cellared organic 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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Bamaboy1975 (242) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Instant "wow" upon first sniff and then a bigger "WOW" upon first sip. This is like drinking fresh, crisp, sweet apricots perfectly in season. Reminiscent of an English Perry with more freshness, sweetness and bite. The color is apricot in hue (obviously right?), the liquid flows nicely into the Spigelau austrian crystal beer snifter I used to serve this gem of a brew. If you are into fruit brews, lambics, ciders or just want to try something new and delicious, Sam Smith is your boy. Not overly sweet or overly fruity...great Sunday sipper. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
GoufCustom (883) - HONG KONG - DEC 13, 2013


550 ml bottle bought at Gorgeous Wine & Cigar in Yuen Long.

Looks: Translucent apricot - honey amber colour with traces of yeast sediments; Three-quarter finger head and soapy white foam which last for about 40 seconds; Small sticky lacing with notable fizzy carbonation.

Aroma: Fragrant apricot jam, sugar, fresh apricot, orange peels, floral nectar, light malt and faint grass.

Taste: Nice strong sweet + tart apricot flesh / jam and juice, orange marmalade, orange peels, molasses, apple wine, strong tannic, light ale malt, light earth, lemon and light grass.

Body: Mid to light, with thin and slightly slick palate.

Palate: An initial burst of refreshing and very rich apricot jam and flesh. Sweetness is strong but was instantly balanced by equally strong tartness, followed by orange marmalade, and then the apple cider taste and strong tannic sat in. This is amazing!

Hoppiness: Light grass nose, lemony and light grass taste. Bitterness is replaced by chop licking strong tannic finish.

After Taste: Fairly dry, nicely sweet and tart to mouth.

Comments: Looking for an excellent fruit beer? Look no further: rich smell and taste of refreshing apricot and orange marmalade, with good balance of cider-like tartness and tannic. A very complex fruit ale and worth savouring each sip. Highly recommended!

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
arkotramathorn (41) - Eau Claire, USA - JUN 14, 2012
Pours orange gold with thick white head. Aroma of smokey apricots and wheaty beer, hint of yeast in the background. Tastes of apricot is not at all overpowering, its very nicely balanced with the beer. Apricot mixed with slightly yeasty breadiness, and a nice beer crispness to back up the sweetness that coats your tongue from the apricots. I donít know if I can say anything bad about this, I really enjoyed this beer and its by far my favorite "fruit" beer, though it doesnt behave like other fruit beers.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
HuskerTan (573) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Bottle. A- Apricots, wheat. A- Peach color, cloudy liquid, white head. T- Apricots, subtle spices, slightly sweet, slightly tart. P- Light body, average texture, average carbonation, fruity finish. O- If you donít like fruit beer you havenít had Samuel Smithís offerings. The apricot tones here are done so well itís almost unbelievable.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
BiiruBierBeer (249) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Smells like apricots. 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 apricots with natural sweetness. Extremely pleasant aftertaste like a tart peach.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (5945) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 22, 2013
hot damn boy howdy!! .. pours a deep yellow gold .. medium head, solid lacing .. . very pure apricot jam flavour .. . such a brave chin ball boy! .. . a great beer, sam smiths was a gateway beer and they continue to impress me .. . . .
sometimes the new girl does things the old girl wouldnít, so thatís nice.
her eggs are better, her bacon crunchy.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Slipstream (2076) - USA - AUG 11, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2013 Amazing aroma to start things off - flowers and fresh apricots, followed by yeast and wheat. A pretty foamy head atop a butterscotch colored pour. It tastes really good - sweet and tangy, with apricot juice, honey, chamomile, and lemon zinger tea. Some flavoring were added, which should nullify the "organic" label, but donít let that stop you from trying this excellent fruit beer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (2840) - Michigan, USA - APR 12, 2014
550 ml bottle into imperial pint glass, bottled on 6/24/2013. Pours lightly hazy bright gold color with a 2 finger fairly dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with some moderate streaming carbonation. Aromas of huge apricot, peach, orange, pear, honey, wheat, bread, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Fantastic aromas with great balance of juicy apricot, fruity yeast ester, and malt sweetness; with great strength. Taste of big tart apricot, peach, orange, pear, wheat, honey, bread, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Fair amount of fruity tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of apricot, peach, pear, apple, wheat, honey, bread, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic robustness of juicy apricot, fruity yeast ester, and pale malt sweetness; with a great malt/tartness balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth and fairly slick/syrupy mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a fantastic fruit beer. Tons of robust and balanced tart apricot and pale malt sweetness; and extremely smooth to drink. A highly enjoyable offering.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
unclemattie (4267) - Georgia, USA - MAY 21, 2012
550mL bottle. Pours cloudy yellow with a touch of pink. Looks like Apricot juice. Thick creamy white foam. Aroma of apricot puree, loads of fruit. Distant floral hops? No essence of malt. Tastes mildly sweet, a touch of fruit tartness. Again it tastes like apricot nectar. So good and fruity, it feels healthy; like a smoothie. Thick texture, heavy bodied, light ABV. Apricot has dominated the existence of all the senses in this beer, in the best ways possible. Very refreshing, an excellent fruit beer. (3342)

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rodisian (66) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 7, 2013
Aroma of apricots; tastes is mostly apricot with a bit of wheat - and even those are the dominate flavors it somehow tastes ícomplexí. Finishes sweet yet tart. A delicious & very sweet apricot beer.


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