Idiosynkrasie (7980) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - OCT 8, 2017 GarrettB (1658) - 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.
355ml bottle. Cloudy, ruby colour with small to average, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, pink-ish head. Sweet-ish raspberry aroma, notes of raspberry juice, raspberry pulp, without tart or earthy flavours. Taste is sweet fruity, notes of raspberry, raspberry pulp again, no tartness. Yummy, but slightly too sweet and restricted. Lonick (2537) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 19, 2017
Bottle @home. Pours ruby red, bubbles pink but thin did not form a real head but lots of bubbles. Nose is raspberries and caramel. Taste is the same, its tart at first but then gives way to a sweet finish. drpimento (3764) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 17, 2017
Very good beer except for some slight hints of off qualities. Princeton’s in Aroma very rich true raspberry character except for a suggestion of cleaning agents. Same thing for flavor almost perfect but some slight hints of chemicals or something. lokis333 (576) - Biržai, LITHUANIA - AUG 12, 2017
Deep red color with small pale pink foam. Aromas sweet of raspberries and throat sweets. Palate, thin with a light body and sweet finish. Taste, sweet of raspberry jam and jam tarts also candy. Overall, nice sweet tasting fruit beer but not too sugary more jammy and natural tasting but still really sweet. Rune (13510) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 20, 2017
355ml bottle shared with Steinar at Angel Inn. Fading pink coloured head, dark red coloured body, near-clear. Spotty lacing down the glass. Raspberry skins on the nose. Taste of sweet raspberries, tutti frutti like, hints of almond. Sticky sweet ending. Drinkable, but not my kind of beer. (Leeds 04.07.2017).
Ritzn (1813) - GERMANY - JUN 11, 2017
Red with medium white head. Aroma is raspberry oak yoghurt marmelade. Taste is fruity sweet and slight honey notes with lots of sour raspberries and tasty marmelade. Nice fruity finish. Drinkable fresh and deep. Excellent. MrOrla (3529) - Odense C, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2017
Bottle. Pours muddy red with a white head. Aroma of candy raspberries, sugary, red current s, saftevand. Alcopoo alike. Sweet with loads of synethic raspberries. msbernac (2864) - Krakow, POLAND - APR 23, 2017
Appearance-red, clear, rouge foam
Taste-medium sweetness, lightly sour,
Palate-light body, thin feel, average carbonation, long finish,
Overall-refreshing rebelred (15) - cork, IRELAND - MAR 4, 2017
small pours reddish colour. low hops fruit come through not over powering. Easy drinking. overall good beer.
aphasialiu (58) - TAIWAN - JAN 13, 2017