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Samuel Smith
Brewed at All Saints Stamford

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

bottled
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RATINGS: 284   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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Bottle: Pasteurised.
The small and historical All Saints Brewery is located in Stamford, Lincolnshire - a region famous for excellent fruit. The Samuel Smith’s Organic Fruit Beers are brewed and fermented there, then transferred to Samuel Smith’s Brewery, in Tadcaster, for conditioning, aging, and packaging. The complex multiple yeast strains used to ferment these beers lead to a beautiful marriage with pure, rich Certified Organic fruit. Tasting notes: Strawberries offer a soft and subtle flavour, making the character of this fruit beer extremely sophisticated and refined. The smooth malt and aromatic strawberry flavours merge together in an elegant fashion, with the fresh flavours of ripe strawberries shining through.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (6291) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 24, 2009
550 ml bottle from Keller’s IGA. Pours clear, deep red gold with a frothy white head with a pink tint. Powerful aroma of strawberry, and reminiscent of every sweet form of strawberry, like strawberry snow cone, candy, bubble gum, soda, jelly, and so on. But I still kind of liked it anyway. The flavor isn’t as potent as the smell indicates, and has a more natural taste - does the ’organic’ label more justice than the aroma does. Also a little hops and malt. Light-medium body. Sweet, bitter, and sour. I enjoyed this more than I expected, especially after the first nose.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gary07734 (500) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2009
Pours red tinged gold with a white head, aroma is strawberry ice lollies, vanilla. Taste is suprisingly good, distinct and tons of stawberry (not too articifial tasting like many fruit beers). Flavours of cream, vanilla, strawberry sweets dominate, but then some malt and hops towards the end. Creamy texture. Really enjoyable for the single bottle, not something to drink several of.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SSSteve (3740) - - AUG 20, 2009
a different appearance than the cherry and raspberry with a gold/amber hue and a white head. aroma is was fruity with some strawberry notes but it’s got nothing on that raspberry. flavor is good sweet strawberry and some pale malt. quite sweet and jelly like. light to medium bodied. excellent, well done, beer although i’m not sure anything can top that raspberry!!

3.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BigBen2120 (688) - Derry, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 17, 2009
550ml brown bottle obtained at McKinnon’s in Salem, NH - split with user CheckMate. Dark amber bordering on copper translucent body with a good inch of relatively short-lived off-white head. Smells like a fresh sugared strawberry, like strawberry shortcake, sweet but not syrupy. Tastes sweet and somewhat bitter like a slightly under-ripe strawberry with sugar on it. The sweetness and bitterness are a little overwhelming at first, bordering on cloying. Medium to near-full mouth feel, with lower carbonation than expected. A lighter body and more carbonation would aid the drinkability considerably. A little sweeter and thicker than expected. A solid fruit beer nonetheless though, smells great and tastes good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - AUG 7, 2009
Bottle, shared with my brother-in-law Larry in Estes Park, CO. Pours a thin amber with a hollow, puffy head of off-white. Aroma is strawberry jam, leafy malt, and strawberry bubble gum. Flavor is strawberry jam, sweet, fruity hops with a slight sour cherry finish. Tingly, Sprite-like mouthfeel. A tad shy of a lambic but not bad.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (186) - reno, Alabama, USA - AUG 6, 2009
i don’t want to know how my friend knows this, but this beer smells like an "11 year old’s lip gloss". admittedly it was a natural strawberry aroma, but one you could smell from across the room once it was poured. holy cow. the color was a little reminiscant of a wine cooler with a thin-medium body and a strong strawberry and malt flavor, and little else. not as dynamic or complex as the raspberry or cherry. also not something i’d turn down on a hot day, but not something i’ll buy again at $5.99 either. well crafted, just not my thing.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Slipstream (1995) - USA - AUG 5, 2009
Astonishing strawberry aroma - sour, sweet, and floral with a touch of cheese and honey. Orange-red pour and a lovely old time label. The strong berry flavor leaves no doubt that this is a fruit beer. It is a little candy-like and very summery, and would make an excellent dessert beer. I am still scratching my head over why this and other fine fruit beers get low ratings. Maybe most Ratebeerians are biased toward heavy, hoppy beers. Yet some of them, like New Glarus’s, score pretty high. For my money, this stuff is every bit as good, and organic too.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
brewbyj (2) - Iowa, USA - AUG 4, 2009 does not count
1pt bottle at Old Chicago. Seen it at Beer Crazy and mistakenly ordered on this occasion as I wasn’t planning on spending that much on my drink. Most notable was it tasted more like strawberry soda than beer, but that may be my inexperienced taste

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
guerinfbfan (110) - Elmwood Park, Illinois, USA - JUL 30, 2009
Pours a pinkish-red with a small white head. You get a deep aroma of strawberries. The taste is pure strawberry, a bit too much strawberry for me. If your a strawberry lover than this one is definitely the beer for you.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cybercat (3228) - Georgia, USA - JUL 29, 2009
Pours a clear, slightly reddish golden amber with a fairly thick but not persistent pale yellow-orange head. Aroma is strong, but the strawberry scent overwhelms it. I love strawberries, but I still prefer beer that smells like beer. Flavor, however, is fairly malty with a strong fruity overtone of strawberry and hints of banana. Texture is fairly smooth and tingly. OK if you like strawberries.


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