GarrettB (920) - 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.
BeerandBlues2 (9097) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Meilby (6453) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 27, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
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.
thorongil2 (1078) - , Ontario, CANADA - MAR 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle) clear bright red colour with a small pink head; aroma of raspberries;nice balanced flavour with a long light bitter sweet flavour
shawnchasse (1) - Burlington, Connecticut, USA - MAR 20, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is a favorite at our house for an easy to drink relaxing beer. The raspberry flavor and aroma is strong but not overpowering.
Mark_Eck (239) - - MAR 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark red. Strong aroma of raspberries. Taste is sweet and tart raspberries
RichTheVillan (2125) - 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 (863) - 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 (9) - 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 (152) - 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.