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

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

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86
very good

308 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 308
Reviews: 135
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 13.68%
Wants: 9
Gots: 10 | 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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flagmantho

Washington

4.47/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from 550mL bottle into a pint glass. I'm already excited about this one; I love cherry beer.

Appearance: nice tawny amber; the red is not extreme by any means. There is a slight pinkish cast to the (sizeable) head which, with the tan, makes it almost a salmon color. Nice.

Smell: some malt and hints of citrus, but mostly, we're talking big barrels of natural cherries. I live in a region rife with seasonal fruit stands selling cherries in the summer, and this beer smells like a fresh bag of 'em. Delicious.

Taste: wonderful cherry taste with just a little tartness. It's Samuel Smith, so I'm betting the beer underneath would be delicious on its own, but the cherry is really the forefront here. There is a nice malt flavor toward the end which I like, but it's definitely not the star here.

Mouthfeel: medium/medium-light body with a fairly hefty amount of carbonation; more than I was expecting. There's a nice creamy mouthfeel here which I quite enjoy.

Drinkability: I know, because of my love of cherries, that the above probably skews high for this beer. But I have conserved a 5.0 rating for the pure-preference part of the review, Drinkability, because I am pretty sure I could drink this stuff to the exclusion of all other liquids.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2010 04:50:26 | More by flagmantho
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From the 550 ml. embossed bottle. Sampled on May 15, 2014.

It poured a slight cloudy reddish-amber with a decent beige head that fades after a few moments. It has a nice beer appearance.

Tart cherries and cherry juice are the most abundant scent on the nose but at the same time I do clearly pick up a little yeast and malt in the background.

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Samuel Smith's Organic Cherry Fruit Beer from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
86 out of 100 based on 308 ratings.