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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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BA SCORE
86
very good

327 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 327
Reviews: 139
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 13.65%
Wants: 10
Gots: 12 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

jsh420, Jun 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

seavercm, May 21, 2014
Photo of puboflyons
3.56/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

The mouthfeel is in the medium range but it is heavier than I expected it to be. Smooth too.

Cherry fruit flavors with a tart finale. Cherries are one of my favorite fruits so unlike some fruit beers I have a higher tolerance for cherry beers. It was a welcome beverage on a warm night like tonight.

puboflyons, May 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

sonnydeezy, May 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Jules11788, Apr 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

kmahe, Apr 18, 2014
Photo of JamieDuncan
4.7/5  rDev +23.4%
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.

JamieDuncan, Apr 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

RoyFokker, Apr 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

GOBLIN, Apr 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

ChaseBeer, Apr 08, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

harpus, Apr 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

swgwilt, Mar 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

tommyguz, Mar 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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4/5  rDev +5%

Karibourgeois, Mar 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

swimfire, Mar 07, 2014
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4.21/5  rDev +10.5%
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.

JMScowcroft, Mar 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Troublebar, Mar 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

falcon1, Feb 28, 2014
Samuel Smith's Organic Cherry Fruit Beer from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
86 out of 100 based on 327 ratings.