smcolw (529) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 28, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Huge PINK head; leaves good lace. Without light, the liquor has ruby color. With light, it appears a clear, soda-pop red.
Sweet fruity aroma, like a raspberry candy, not like the raw fruit. Light sourness in the background.
Like a sweet framboise. There’s a touch of sourness, but it is the story of the berry here. Again, the flavor is closer to a raspberry candy. Would make a good dessert beer with cheese.
RichTheVillan (1971) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; red/brown pour with pink fluffy head, sweet and raspberry aroma, taste is quite sweet with raspberry some tartness, pale malt.
dogbomb (834) - ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Red purple pour with a decent fuzzy pink head. Nose of raspberry pavlova. Taste is tempered raspberries and a touch of malt. Not grimace inducing and not just sweet. A decent fruit beer, with lots of refreshment.
manisthebeer (240) - squamish, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 16/20
very well done smooth ale not to sweet not bitter at all very mild sourness amazing beer literally pink with an even pinker head and just amazing full raspberry flavor
swalesaint (8) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2014 does not count
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Not something you could drink all night. The other half liked it though so maybe worth another go
vlan1 (127) - Eastern Shore, Maryland, USA - FEB 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours blood red with a pink head. Aroma of raspberries. Taste is.........you guessed it tart raspberries. There is a faint earthy almost ashtray like aftertaste on the tongue. Disappears quickly but not sure where it comes from. Good beer but the weird aftertaste knocks it down a bit.
Gerbeer (1425) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
550 ml bottle. Pours a dark jammy red with moderate pink head that settles quickly. Aromas of raspberry and strawberry jam. Follows through with a similar thick raspberry flavor. I don’t know if this is a beer or a fruit drink - but it’s enjoyable.
pictoman (327) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from 550mL bottle. Medium dark red with pink head. Aroma of actual fresh raspberries, no concentrate noticeable whatsoever like most other raspberry beers. Taste does seem to have a little extra sweetness added, but it still gets that sweet and tart nature of raspberries to show through. Medium body, finish a little on the shorter end of things. Definitely one of my top fruit beers.
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.
NielsenRatings (8119) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ home, picked up at Supermarket Liquor Fort Collins. Pours a hazy plum appearances with an off white / a touch pinkish head. Juicy, tart, raspberry / cranberry, slightly sweet aroma. Somewhat goopy, raspberry purée, plum, tart berry, soda-like flavor. Best of the fruit renditions I’ve had by Samuel Smith. Pretty good.
jbuskirk (274) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JAN 1, 2014
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.