GarrettB (1041) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
May 13th, 2011 - Well known for their dark beers and stouts, itís rarer to find one of Samuel Smithís fruit beers on the shelf. This is a somewhat sad state of affairs. Samuel Smith handles the fruit style with aplomb, demonstrating balance in skill and adaptability. The brewís body is very dark purple and cloudy, almost magisterial, with slight hues of pink trailing from the beer and threaded throughout the foam. Fresh and flowery, the Organic Raspberries appear, though not as raspberries, but plying smells of thick strawberry jam and deep, ripe cherries. The mouthfeel is almost all carbonation and mineral water, and the fruit flavor makes me feel like Iím standing in the shallow end of the pool. This also reminds me Hansensís soda, though not quite as unpleasant. The taste falls a little short, but after taking in the entire bottle, I think this is a satisfactory fruit beer, if a little light and ephemeral.
Bov (9556) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - SEP 28, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
from Bier-Bienne - cloudy reddish-brown beer under a long lasting pinkish foam; solid aroma of raspberries bubblegums; hugely sweet, medium-bodied and juicy; light herbal finish with strong notes of raspberries sweeties and lot of residual sugars
zach8270 (3489) - Henrietta, New York, USA - SEP 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle - 500 ml) Pink pour with a lightly pink head. Light raspberry jam aroma. Rather sweet but a tad tart. Big raspberry flavor at the start with a lightly tart finish and a fruity but tart aftertaste.
BiiruBierBeer (177) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 21, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
Mr_Pink_152 (723) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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 hadnít shared the bottle.
pkmd1 (23) - - AUG 21, 2014
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
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
ATulloch (106) - Aberdeenshire, SCOTLAND - AUG 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
MayumiH (111) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
MarcoDL (2239) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 13, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
@molen tasting. I donít understand the high rating for this one. Itís an overly sweet artificial fruit that tastes like and even has the syrupy mouthfeel of lemonade. Also has a weird note of canned peas...
caesar (5185) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 13, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
kermis (5270) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 12, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.