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Samuel Smith
Brewed at All Saints Stamford

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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 273   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jdavidh (134) - California, USA - MAY 12, 2013
This was amazing - one of the best fruit beers I’ve ever had. The nose was crisp and refreshing, and heavy with strawberries. Appearance was a phenomenal, deep red. Taste was off the charts - extremely tart, just the right amount of sweetness. Loaded with lots of tingling carbonation.
It’s not really all that beery, but it’s a phenomenally refreshing and delicious beverage.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
spacemonster (74) - Igo, California, USA - MAY 2, 2013
Look? this is a wonderful ale. So so delicious! It’s well under-rated. Holy moly It’s tasty. Doesn’t get any better than this.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
nellycale (171) - Caledonia, Minnesota, USA - APR 30, 2013
Hasy Honey/copper hue with thin off-white head. Fruity but not pungent aroma. Well balanced mouthfeel. Lingering enjoyable palate. Overall quite a tasty beer that's not too fruity and still has an ale taste. aroma is - My favorite thing about this beer is that it doesn’t have a hint of artificial taste. It has a nice balanced mouthfeel as well, not too alcoholic, but you don’t forget that it’s an ale, either. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Europa326 (9) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 18, 2013 does not count
The term "Fruit Beer" has become something of an insult. Well, nowhere is it more apparent that a fruit beer can be an enjoyable, pleasant, or even fun that at the bottom of one of these babies. I’ve had the pleasure of tasting this brew twice, once when I was just starting to try beer (when I correctly identified it as a good sweet starting point) and then once again after being very satisfied with the Sam Smith Oatmeal Stout. It was just as fun and tasty as I remembered. Pop that cap and you’ll swear you were standing over a pot of cooking strawberry jelly. It’s SUPER intense, and very pleasant. The taste is malty and sweet, it hits your taste buds like a tangy carbonated strawberry juice, and then settles into a malty smooth beer with just the kind of aftertaste you’re looking for. There’s nothing artificial about this, its just good beer, and good fruit, combined to make (what else?) a good fruit beer. Not the best choice for someone looking for a bitter beer, and not a good choice for someone looking to get drunk. This is a beer to sit with and enjoy: a sweet reward after a long day, and a personal favorite of mine.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wordthief (5) - Texas, USA - APR 17, 2013 does not count
Take it for what it is! This is a fruit beer. Every other fruit beer I’ve had (except for lambic) has been ’just a little fruit smell’ or ’just a little fruit taste’. This stuff is just too cool. If you want a genuine, well crafted, fermented fruit beverage, this stuff is unstoppable. Lambics don’t have the beer edge that this has. They get the fruit aspect, and they’re bubbly but they’re closer to wine. Fruit beer, people! And at the quality Sam Smith seems to deliver on consistently.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheHOFF43 (1674) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - APR 14, 2013
Sample at brewfest. Lots of strawberry flavor and aroma on this one. Decent, but too sweet and tastes almost fake.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
pentaz (949) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 25, 2013
Bottle. Pours hazy golden with almost no head. Aroma is dominated by strawberry youghurt, artificial sweetener, a little tart fruit, some malt. Taste is medium sweet. Body is light+, texture is slick, carbonation is soft. Finish is strawberry, light fatty and dry.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Caytinator (813) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 22, 2013
Honey-colored, clear, no head. I was a bit skeptical, but I should have known that Sam Smith’s would bring it. The aroma is - well, strawberries - fresh ones, too. My favorite thing about this beer is that it doesn’t have a hint of artificial taste. It has a nice balanced mouthfeel as well, not too alcoholic, but you don’t forget that it’s an ale, either.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (6697) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 20, 2013
Bottle. Reddish-amber beer with a cream head. Big strawberry aroma. Strawberry and light malt flavor. Medium bodied. Strawberry and light malt linger with light earthiness.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Bamaboy1975 (242) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - MAR 9, 2013
An opaque copper color, frothy head with high retention, and heavy lacing. Smells like strawberry jam! Tastes like strawberry jam as well. I have a sweet tooth and I'm loving this right now. If you're one to dislike sweet things, I wouldn't recommend it, but it is highly recommended to anyone who does. While it says it's made with fruit juice, it doesn't taste artificial to me, which is a huge plus. Like a heavily carbonated juice. I can't believe I didn't try this sooner! I kept passing it up for the other Sam Smith stouts (also awesome) but I'm interested in their other fruit beers now. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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