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Samuel Smith's Organic Cherry Fruit Beer - Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)

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86
very good

332 Ratings
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Ratings: 332
Reviews: 140
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 13.65%
Wants: 10
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster) visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mdagnew on 06-25-2007)
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4/5  rDev +5%

jaymo18, Monday at 04:14 AM
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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

HarmonMW, Oct 18, 2014
Photo of superspak
4.23/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

550 ml bottle into imperial pint glass, bottled on 9/20/2013. Pours slightly hazy dark ruby red color with a 1-2 finger dense light pink head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of sweet and tart cherry, cherry skin, apple, light caramel, toast, bread, light herbal, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance of authentic cherry notes and moderate bready malt sweetness; with great strength. Taste of big sweet and tart cherry, cherry skin, apple, light caramel, toast, bread, light herbal, and yeast earthiness. Slight earthy herbal bitterness and a fair amount of tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of sweet/tart cherry, cherry skin, apple, light caramel, toast, bread, light herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic robustness and balance of big authentic fruit flavor with moderate bready malt sweetness; with a good sweetness/tartness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and lightly creamy/syrupy mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an awesome fruit beer. All around great robustness and balance of authentic cherry flavor and moderate bready malt sweetness; and very smooth to drink. A highly enjoyable offering.

superspak, Oct 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

rob111270, Oct 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

t2grogan, Oct 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Chris_S, Sep 19, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev -1.3%

stomioka, Sep 18, 2014
Photo of Gear54
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

From a 550 ml bottle into a samuel smith pint glass. Beer is a deep red copper color. Foam is pink!! No lace from this beer.

Wow this beer is so sweet. Reminds me of cherry wine from travers city Michigan. Lots of carbonation on the toung as well. Twang of viniger here as well

The best I can describe the smell is cherry and cranberry. No malts and no hops.

Very unique for me. I can't say I've ever had anything like this. I love Sam smith and this is a cool beer from a classic brewer.

Gear54, Sep 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Elicoleman, Aug 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

22Blue, Aug 29, 2014
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4.92/5  rDev +29.1%

grahamboudreaux, Aug 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

zestar, Aug 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

Brandiwolf, Aug 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

blue-dream, Aug 19, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.3%

ncstateplaya, Aug 15, 2014
Photo of gonzo000
3.39/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

a. Cherry red, two finger head that reduces but remains.

s. Cherry, cranberry, cough syrup.

t. Sometimes wonderful, sweet cherry beer - sometimes cough syrup, sometimes good tart cherry beer. Careful what you eat while enjoying this. Profile is all over the place.

m. Good.

o. Good beer that I would not pass over if offered up, but would not seek.

gonzo000, Aug 13, 2014
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3.86/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Agree with another review, this is in between a sweet fruit beer and a fruit-flavored beer. I am having it at a point I debated having a sour, and while this is not a sour, my palate was pleased with it.

Pours a deep red, with a fair amount of carbonation. The smell is rich cherry pie, including an oatmeal crisp (topping) smell.

The taste of chert is almost wine cooler-esque, but the feel it much drier. I do get fair carbonation for a beer, any more I think could tip it to a spritzer. I also get an interesting graham cracker-like taste underneath the cherry.

For what it is, I think this works, but you should be ready for a fruit beer, to be sure. I'd go for this again in a specific case.

cjgiant, Aug 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Berls_McSquirrels, Aug 06, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

kds2437, Aug 02, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

TastyIsBeer, Jul 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

MahjongNucleus, Jul 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

This is an interesting fruit beer, but very different from a lambic or a syrupy flavored beer. The beer is a beautiful red and smells/tastes of cherry juice. The beer is sweet but not overly suite. The one down side is that the beer could use a little carbonation.

Friction4now01, Jul 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

jrempel, Jul 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

HoistinBrews, Jul 11, 2014
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Samuel Smith's Organic Cherry Fruit Beer from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
86 out of 100 based on 332 ratings.