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RATINGS: 459   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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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 Smiths 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.

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3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
GarrettB (1500) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 3, 2012
May 13th, 2011 - Well known for their dark beers and stouts, its rarer to find one of Samuel Smiths 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 brews 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 Im standing in the shallow end of the pool. This also reminds me Hansenss 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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tapefuzz (202) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 6, 2016
550mL bottle. Pours a cranberry-colored dark red with a foamy medium pink head. Aroma is raspberry syrup/jam. Taste is similar with tart but sweet raspberry and a little malt. Decent bitterness in the finish. Medium body. Average carbonation. Sticky, creamy(isn) mouthfeel.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
JPDIPSO (5796) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 28, 2016
Amber color with hues of red when held to the light. Light pink head. Concentrated raspberry scents. Too industrial for my liking. Herbal and medicinal are the things that pop into the mind with the first sip. Things do not change much after that. Industrial raspberry brew. 4/11

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ogre71 (318) - Utah, USA - SEP 21, 2016
Its good even thou I had to double check the bottle and make sure it wasnt a wine, actually an ale strong raspberry flavor would recommend.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dermi (1159) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 13, 2016
355 ml, bottled. Pours clear red with a medium white head. Aroma: Pleasant raspberry. Taste: Medium sweet. Raspberry, malt. Slight tartness. Palate: Medium body, mildly tart finish, raspberry aftertaste. Nice fruit beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
WaddlingPlatypus (145) - Durham, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2016
355ml bottle at the Swan and Three Cygnets, Durham. Pinkish-red colour with a thin white head. Aroma of strong, sweet raspberry gin. Tart notes of raspberry jam, balanced by the faint bitterness and light notes of a pale ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ManVsBeer (8816) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2016
Bottle from Keelham Farm Shop, Thornton. Deeper clear red with a thin head. The raspberry is light, slightly tangy, with a light sweetness in taste, and a light sourness in its aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kauge (1649) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 25, 2016
Bottle from Sip in Tallinn ( 4.20). BB Dec 2016. Pours expectedly pinkish-purplish red; nice white head with shade of pink. Good lace. The aroma is of extremely lovely raspberry jam - and I love raspberry jam! The cane sugar adds a rather strong touch of candy-like effect but thats on a tolerable level. Tastes as nice, the raspberry is soft and ripe, jammy and sugary sweet. Extremely soft on the palate with very fine carbonation. Becomes more and more candy-like as it warms, but despite that Im really loving this (perhaps especially after an unusually sporty day).

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
szeli (262) - GERMANY - JUL 4, 2016
Schn s, aber mit angenehmer leichter Sure. Himbeere sehr intensiv zu schmecken, Hopfen zum Schluss leicht bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
77ships (8396) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUN 28, 2016
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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
martjoobolut (3398) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 24, 2016
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.


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