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

Samuel Smith's Organic Cherry Fruit BeerSamuel Smith's Organic Cherry Fruit Beer

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BA SCORE
85
very good

292 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 292
Reviews: 134
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 13.72%


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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Reviews by Josievan:
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Josievan

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Beautiful ruby red color and fluffy light pink head.

Smell: Lovely aroma of candied cherries, if pretty one-sided.

Taste: Candy-like sweetness, similar to that of a cherry Jolly Rancher. Mildly tart. The sweetness is certainly the dominant flavor, but it's not at all overbearing. The flavor seems to pinpoint a certain spot on my tongue and gently nip it with each swallow.

Mouthfeel: I'm surprised by how much of a body this has. It's medium-bodied but slightly syrupy. Good level of carbonation.

Drinkability: This beer's sweetness doesn't cloy after one bottle, which is a good sign of drinkabiity. Still something this candy-like is not meant to be drunk in large quantities.

Notes: Wow, will I ever learn? I was hesitant about the last Samuel Smith beer I tried, and it turned out great. I was again hesitant with this one, which also turns out to be superb! Samuel Smith, I promise to doubt you no more! When a brewery makes great stouts and great fruit beers, you know you're onto something.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2010 23:04:45 | More by Josievan
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kmahe

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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JamieDuncan

Maryland

4.7/5  rDev +24%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Picked this one up because Samuel Smith seems to be my favorite brewery and I also tend to like fruit beers, and I had not tried this one yet. Plus, it was priced at $3.44 for 550, perfect. Great looking beer with the dark color and an interesting pinkish head, result of the cherry I am sure. Smells more cherry than beer, which isn't all bad. Taste is similar to the smell, more of a cherry juice than beer, but absolutely delicious. Absolutely perfect with salsa and chips. I really like this a lot and at that price I am going to swing by and grab a few more to keep in the fridge for hot days when I want a beer, and sweet. It will be an alternative to their organic chocolate as desert beer. Plus, at that cost it is a great value. If you like fruit beer you will love this, if not, then still worth a try I would think.

Serving type: bottle

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.21/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Samuel Smith - Samuel Smith's Organic Cherry Fruit Beer, poured into a Lawson's tulip.

Look - Pours a hazy dark pink/ruby with a small pinkish white foamy head that dissipates quickly. Some lacing. This resembles many of the fruit lambics I have had, in a good way.

Smell - Sweet and tart cherry with a touch of booze, at least I can tell it's going to have a "beerishness" to it.

Taste - Tart and full cherry flavor, super concentrated, truly a cherry ale!

Mouthfeel - Medium-bodied with low carbonation. Rests tart, a sipper but quite tasty.

Overall - This is terrific, no artificial BS here. It's certainly a heavy brew, not really light and refreshing, but it definitely captures real cherry flavor and presents it quite well.

Serving type: bottle

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Samuel Smith's Organic Cherry Fruit Beer from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
85 out of 100 based on 292 ratings.