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Samuel Smith
Brewed at All Saints Stamford

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

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 380   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


GarrettB's rating

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
GarrettB (998) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 3, 2012
May 13th, 2011 - Well known for their dark beers and stouts, it’s rarer to find one of Samuel Smith’s 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 brew’s 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 I’m standing in the shallow end of the pool. This also reminds me Hansens’s 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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vignale (2003) - 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 (4314) - 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 (40) - 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 (3609) - Wanne-Eickel, 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 (3624) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrFecesious (926) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 21, 2014
Bottle. Delicious. Pretty sweet. Sticky. Delicious. My moustache will provide much enjoyment later.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hockeybeerguy (1635) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUN 18, 2014
Live review. This is poured into a nonic pint glass. The appearance is a nice looking hazy red color with a thick two and a half fingered reddish white foamy and bubbly head. Once the head starts to die in a concave sort of fashion, there’s a ton of thick foamy lacing (nice show!). The smell has a ton of raspberry up front in a sweet sort of way. The taste is sweet raspberry with a decent wheat kick near the end. On the palate, this one sits about a light to medium in body with a decent sessionable aspect about it. The carbonation seems to be extremely smooth in this one. Overall, I like it. This is a pretty good raspberry ale with a decent refreshing quality that’ll make your summers enjoyable.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beerhunter111 (6900) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAY 20, 2014
Rötliches Bier mit ordentlicher Schaumkrone. Geruch süß nach Himbeeren, etwas malzig, hopfig, so ist auch der Geschmack.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (9454) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 17, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours clear ruby with a medium, frothy pink head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is raspberry, light cracker and biscuit malt with faint earthy hops. Flavor is raspberry, lightly tart, malt backbone, faint hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Meilby (7279) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 27, 2014
Bottle 355ml @ My parents
Pours slightly hazy red with a pink head. Aroma has notes of malt. artificial raspberry and hint of sourness. Taste is light to medium sweet, light bitter and light sour. Body is light, texture is thin, carbonation is soft.


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