GarrettB (1408) - 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, 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.
szeli (253) - GERMANY - JUL 4, 2016
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Schön süß, aber mit angenehmer leichter Säure.
Himbeere sehr intensiv zu schmecken, Hopfen zum Schluss leicht bitter.
77ships (7429) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUN 28, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared. BBF 04/2017. Deep red ruby amber, little white head. Nose is extremely sweet artificial cheap raspberry jam, low metallic qualities. Taste is low metallic, extremely sweet artificial raspberry jam, chemical, candy,.. massively sweet cheap jam & sugar body. For an extremely sweet fruit beer, this is actually pretty decent, huge candy & sweet jam but in a passable fashion.
martjoobolut (2799) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 24, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (from SIP, Tallinn). Pours dark red. Aroma is very sweet, raspberry jam, some wheat. Flavor is sweet and sour, raspberries, some wheat. Overall: ok, like liquid raspberry jam.
RobertDale (5258) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUN 8, 2016
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at Waldo Hopfest 2016. Comes a clear dark red with a small pink head. Aroma and taste of raspberries. Mostly on the sweet side. Nice in small doses.
stouby (4416) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home. Clear red with a small pink head. Aroma medium of raspberries, light acidic. Flavor medium raspberries, light acidic and dry. Light body.
Maits (57) - ESTONIA - MAY 31, 2016
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Purple red coloured beer, no head. Low carbonation. Aroma is sweet and rasberry. Taste is fruity, too sweet for me.Easy drinkable fruit beer, but reminds me cider.
EdKing (2355) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2016
2.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle from Whole Food Market - Kensington. Pours clear deep reddish to pink, medium white foam head. Nose is very sweep, syrupy raspberry, fresh sour raspberry. Taste is very cloying, almost to the point of being medicinal. Raspberry syrupy, sugary sweetness, cough medicine, fresh rasperry, slight sour. Way too cloying for me.
jjsint (2171) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Raspberry fruit beer… and when if it got warm I wouldnt drink much more. In memoriam Prince. Anyway…. Bottle at All Saints Brewery, Stamford. Reddish black-pudding brown with a tidy pinkish head. Less fruit in the aroma than I’d have expected. There is however a massive biscuity malty note with berry jam at best a side order and at worst an afterthought. The taste is raspberry-licious without being overpowering. Stodgy jammie dodger aftertaste. Pretty good if somewhat inconsequential.
daigoon (86) - - APR 16, 2016
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
355 ml bottle
Red/pinkish head and clear red color. Initially taste like raspberry ice-cream or similar. Sweet taste, as easy to drink as cider.
Florya (1618) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 14, 2016
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
How : bottle Appearance : almost clear deep red with a small pinkish head. Aroma : candy, white sugar, raspberry jam, red berries and caramel. Palate : light body, average carbonation.