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Samuel Smith
Brewed at All Saints Stamford

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

bottled
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on tap
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RATINGS: 395   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 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.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dEnk (3806) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 12, 2014
Bottle @ 2nd Tuesday tasting. Aroma is huge raspberry, quite artificial, some other sweet fruits. Flavour is quite sweet, light tangy, huge raspberry, again a bit artificial. Okay.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
finol (2167) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 7, 2014
Bottle. Pours Deep red without a head. Lots of rapsberry taste, but no beer taste. A bit too medicinal/artificial finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (2611) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jaghana (3926) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - AUG 1, 2014
Bottle 355ml, kindly shared by Dominique. A clear red beer with pink head. Nose is very fruity on red fruits, raspberries and strawberries, very sweet like. Aroma is also very fruity, sweet with acid touch, finish is again fruity but sweetness is balanced with the acidity, drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kdm1984 (664) - Missouri, USA - JUL 31, 2014
Pours to finger-length pink head with decent retention and lots of splotchy lacing. Aroma of fresh raspberries and citric acid. Flavor follows suit with some distinct tartness in the finish. Very nice, refreshing, well-made (as are all Sam Smith products) fruit beer for a hot summer day, or post-workout.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vignale (2064) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 22, 2014
Flaska från bier-deluxe. Stort rosa skum över mörkt rosevinssfärgad vätska. Massor av hallon i doft och smak och även lite fat, körsbär, lätt träig beska. Relativt söt. Mycket hallonsaftkänsla men med lite mer syra, fat och beska. Riktigt fin väl kyld i sommarvärmen.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sledutah (4690) - Utah, USA - JUL 18, 2014
550ml bottle picked up at the state store
A small gusher. Pours clear dark ruby with a medium sized light pink head and some lacing. Nice looking in the glass. Aroma raspberries, grapes, sweet and dusty. Flavor of raspberry juice, sweet, lemon and tart
Not a fan of this

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
STLGoldendog (56) - Ballwin, Missouri, USA - JUL 16, 2014
Pours with little medium carbonation and a clear raspberry color. A nice balance of sweet and tart. Light palate.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MichaelAwesome (4100) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUN 28, 2014
Übertrieben in der Säure, wenn man vorher das Apricot hatte, ansonsten sehr fruchtig, sehr belebend und stellenweise wirklich echt wirkend mit einem netten Teil von Himbeeren, wenn auch der Verdacht der Künstlichkeit genährt wird.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
McTapps (4100) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUN 28, 2014
Pours out of the bottle in a deep pink-red colour with low head and medium body. Aroma of raspberries and jam. Taste of fresh raspberries, respberry jam, syrup, leaves and juice. Easy and nice drinkable although it lacks some body. Nice one though.


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