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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

312 Ratings
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Ratings: 312
Reviews: 136
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 13.91%
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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ReefRunner

Delaware

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

12-24-2012 23:21:12 | More by ReefRunner
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JKAllen


3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

12-24-2012 18:25:52 | More by JKAllen
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

12-17-2012 22:26:31 | More by stereosforgeeks
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Derranged

New York

3.58/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from an 18 ounce bottle into a Samuel Smith's pint glass.

A- Reddish-brown with a thick, pinkish-white head. Lots of lacing on the glass.

S- I caught some floral hoppy notes but mostly cherry juice.

T- This kinda shifted around. For most of the pint I got cherry juice, with some medicinal cough syrup bitterness at the end of some sips. Some sips I got the flavor of cherry pie.

M- Thin and carbonated.

O- This was a strange, kind of like cherry soda for the most part. It wasn't bad but this isn't something I would drink very often.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2012 12:44:23 | More by Derranged
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jumbopanda

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

12-16-2012 04:54:18 | More by jumbopanda
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Aaron_Ramson

California

4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up from a local BevMo as an impulse buy while searching for barleywines. The label is attractive with an Olde English feel. This beer was very different than what I am used to in a beer! The appearance is a medium ruby color; it poured with a pink head that dissapeared quickly, leaving a nice web of lacing on my tasting glass. It smelled of candied cherries; tart and sweet with no hop or grain aromas detected. The taste followed the nose; sweet and tart, not quite a sour beer but enough acidic qualities to give me a very slight mouth pucker. It was medium-thin in the mouthfeel with a good level; of carbonation. I enjoyed drinking this and it is a very good example of how a fruit beer should be done. I sum it up as an almost-sour beer...

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2012 04:40:24 | More by Aaron_Ramson
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ChicagoNick

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

12-12-2012 20:10:04 | More by ChicagoNick
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Liquoric3

Germany

4/5  rDev +5%

12-04-2012 19:21:06 | More by Liquoric3
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Garrett092112

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

12-01-2012 04:06:25 | More by Garrett092112
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Jamesthebrit

Michigan

2.25/5  rDev -40.9%

11-25-2012 17:59:01 | More by Jamesthebrit
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TerryB

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

11-20-2012 18:42:30 | More by TerryB
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rodrigueZflyingf0x

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5%

11-17-2012 18:44:24 | More by rodrigueZflyingf0x
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500ml bottle.

This beer pours a somewhat hazy medium ruddy amber hue, with three fingers of dense, kind of creamy off-white head, which leaves a whole lot of old-growth branched lace around the glass as it slowly ebbs southward.

It smells strongly of cherry pie - semi-sweet, saucy cherry puree, flaky, biscuity pastry, all tempered with a dash of kirsch liqueur, and a softly bitter leafy hoppiness. The taste is more slightly adult-oriented cherry bakery good - a nice fruitiness, soft pastry sweetness, mild vegetal character, and subtle alcohol edge. Some further ethereal leafy hops help round out the idea that this a bit more than just dessert in a bottle.

The bubbles are quite tame, I might even toss out 'inert' at this point, the body a hefty medium weight, though the acidity of cherries choose to arise at this particular point, cutting into the perceived smoothness of it all. It finishes off-dry, the cherry sweetness still the most prominent factor, the graininess, tame booze essence, and attendant leafy hops all on the wane.

Par for the course for these Sam Smith offerings - big namesake fruitiness, tempered by their own intrinsic qualities, and an additional pale malt goodness, played out by just the right amount of booze and hops. Crude, that sounds, but crude, it ain't.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2012 06:02:42 | More by biboergosum
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Cymbeline168

California

4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

10-27-2012 05:51:58 | More by Cymbeline168
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M_C_Hampton

Georgia

3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured from a 550 mL bottle into a pint glass. Color was rather red, more resembling cherry soda than beer. Sightly hazy. Good 1.5" head that left good lacing but was slightly salmon colored.
S: Cherry, but nice like a fresh bowl. Not like Robitussin. Some grain, similar to a cherry muffin. The smell of cherry really stands out above everything else.
T: Sweet cherry up front that fades to a tarter flavor midway through. Again a fresh baked muffin thought appears possibly from the addition of wheat in addition to barley during brewing. Slight bitterness present as if from the stones of the cherries. Sour aged ale notes similar to a Belgian Oud Bruin. Not much by way of hops.
M: Feel is a bit flat to me for the emphasis on fruit flavor. It coats the mouth OK, but the aftertaste doesn't emphasize the fruit. Finish is more oaky and wine-like than I expected.
O: I think Samuel Smith's got a bit over complicated here. Combining the qualities of a wheat beer that has undergone two fermentations with cherry juice and further bending that result with a cellar aged ale left me wondering why they went through so much trouble to get the final product. It's not a bad beer, and I do like cherries. There are just some interesting qualities that are being covered up and/or conflicted in the taste at the front of the mouth and upon swallowing. Why not make a good English mild, add cherry juice, and second a bottle fermentation?

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2012 03:35:33 | More by M_C_Hampton
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lmundane

New York

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

10-24-2012 00:35:50 | More by lmundane
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skaboom420

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

10-22-2012 00:36:11 | More by skaboom420
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bzach

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

10-16-2012 09:32:47 | More by bzach
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IvoryFoxhole

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

10-03-2012 18:56:08 | More by IvoryFoxhole
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Beeradelphia

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

09-28-2012 09:00:16 | More by Beeradelphia
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tubeyes

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

09-23-2012 20:00:32 | More by tubeyes
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jwc215

Wisconsin

3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Samuel Smith pint glass:

Pours dark pink with a light pink thick head. Ample lacing sticks, especially as it progresses.

The smell if of cherry juice with a musty/yeasty undertone. It has a tart/sour aroma that is not too powerful.

The taste is of tart cherries with sweet cherry juice. A well-balanced ale shines through enough, with an earthy/slightly musty touch, to let you know you are drinking an ale, not just cherry juice. Finishes with a pleasant touch of dryness to keep the sweetness balanced.

It has a smooth, malty body. Nicely carbonated, with a soft spritz rather than a fizz.

The sweettart cherry juice stands out without leaving the ale aspect. If you want a cherry ale, this is a solid choice. Well above the average fruit beer!

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2012 20:49:13 | More by jwc215
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear cranberry juice color with a foamy reddish-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of cherries, cherry juice, and some slight metallic aromas. Taste is of cherries, cherry juice, and some cherry Jolly Rancher flavors. There is a bit of malt in there as well. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2012 04:10:53 | More by UCLABrewN84
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Musicjack


3/5  rDev -21.3%

09-09-2012 07:03:44 | More by Musicjack
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djaeon

California

3/5  rDev -21.3%

09-08-2012 23:43:49 | More by djaeon
Samuel Smith's Organic Cherry Fruit Beer from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
86 out of 100 based on 312 ratings.