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Samuel Smith
Brewed at All Saints Stamford

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

bottled
common

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.


smcolw's rating

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
smcolw (530) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 28, 2010
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.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
BiiruBierBeer (172) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Smells like raspberry jam. 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 tart raspberry jam with natural sweetness. Aftertaste is similar with just a TINY hint of bitterness and is medium to long length.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mr_Pink_152 (711) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2014
330ml from The Real Ale Store, Newark. Clear purple color, short to medium head. Slightly musty aroma, but a taste of sweet raspberry, Could be sickly is I hadn’t shared the bottle.

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
pkmd1 (23) - - AUG 21, 2014
Red color, pink head, horrible cough medicine taste. First and last try of fruit beer. I love Sam Smith but I'll stick with nut brown and taddy porter

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ATulloch (95) - Aberdeenshire, SCOTLAND - AUG 18, 2014
Bottle for Kirkwall bottle shop. Pours a ruby red with a thick frothy pink head which lasts. Aromas of raspberry, slight cherry and grassy hints. Nice bitter raspberry compot taste which sweetens near the end. Nice aftertaste. Definitely to be enjoyed in the summer sun.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MayumiH (103) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2014
Pours dark pink with creamy pink head. how pretty! Pretty much the same story as cherry one i had previously. Its like a raspberry fizzy juice but somehow its beer kind of beer.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
MarcoDL (2188) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 13, 2014
@molen tasting. I don’t understand the high rating for this one. It’s an overly sweet artificial fruit that tastes like and even has the syrupy mouthfeel of lemonade. Also has a weird note of canned peas...

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
caesar (5131) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 13, 2014
Bottled @ de Molen tasting, small sample. Clear purple color, short to medium head. Big fruity aroma of raspberry, cherry pits, marzipan, slight funky tartness, sugar. Pretty sweet fruity flavor, just slight hint of tartness. A bit too sweet and a bit too artificial fruity stuff, but I like a small glass of this. A whole bottle would be way too much.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
kermis (5078) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 12, 2014
Bottle shared at the De Molen monthly tasting. Pours clear red with a small off white head. Aroma of artificial red fruit syrup, strawberry ice cream, McDonalds strawberry McBeer-shake. Flavor is light heavy sweet. Light bodied with light carbonation. A bit cack.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jmgreenuk (4361) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 12, 2014
Bottle at the De Molen second Tuesday tasting August 2014. Poured a clear dark read colour with a thin bubbly round head. The aroma is zesty raspberry citrus. Very boiled fruit sweet like. A little artificial. The flavour is strong sweet with a sticky sickly sweet milkshake explosion palate. Medium to light bodied with average carbonation. Not for me.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
deanso (5261) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 12, 2014
Sample at the Molen monthly tasting. very thin white head. Huge raspberry aroma. Clear red pour. Lots of taspberries in the taste. A bit too sweet. Better than I was expecting for a fruit beer.


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