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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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292 Ratings
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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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3.6/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a very cherry red with an off white to pink head.

The smell had a very fresh and slightly tart cherry odor.

The flavor was very cherry, nice and fresh with a good mix of sweet and sour, finishing with a light and mild maltyness giving it just a bit of beer flavor.

The mouthfeel was light and a bit oily.

Easy to drink fruit beer, if you like cherry beer this one is solid.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2009 00:57:15 | More by bashiba
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3.03/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours dark red copper with a modest creamy head.

Aroma is dominated by cherry. Sweet and syrupy.

Taste is similar to nose. Massive cherry, initially sweet then very tart.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied.

Overall, an overwhelmingly cherry drink. Reminds me of cherry pie filling.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2009 00:57:01 | More by Blakaeris
Photo of Bitterbill


4.1/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This pours a clear red with about an inch of pinkish foam. I'm sitting here watching it and the foam is shrinking rather slowly.

The smell has a big cherry sweetness and tartness to it. Not much else going on but it is nice.

The taste matches the nose with the cherries working double duty and providing both sweet and tart notes. I can taste a touch of some wheat but it's way in the background. Nice. I like.

The mouthfeel was close to being full with a light touch of carbonation, it finishes with a nice blast of sour cherries.

Drinkability? Since I'm having a good session with this brew, I'd say very good as the fruit is done very nicely here and the brewer doesn't go off on a tangent and call it a Lambic as it isn't. Very nice for what it is.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2009 18:54:27 | More by Bitterbill
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New Jersey

3.48/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from the 500ml bottle into a pint glass. Pours a bright red/burgandy color with some quick white foam that disappated quickly.

Smell is - what else - cherries. Very powerful.

Taste is a wheaty, tart cherry taste. Notably different from a kriek - much more body, and less carbonation. There is some malt buried in here, but generally the cherry overwhelms everything.

There is a residual tartness that controls the finish.

Really have to like cherries to like this. Its a tasty beer, but not one that lends itself to multiples. A nice change of pace beer to share with the wife.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2009 01:20:33 | More by KTCamm
Photo of BEERchitect


2.95/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Shared a bottle at Marrika's, Lexington. Boy you have got to like cherries to enjoy this beer. The beverage is all about it.

As most fruit beers do, this beer is completely dominated from nose to finish with cherry character. It's to the point that any base beer is no longer evident. Strong, tart, and sharply acidic notes of cherry soda, caugh drops, and fresh cherries. In one sip, the beer takes on an artificial sweet cherry flavor; while alternating the next with fresh cherry tastes.

The feel of the beer again take a soda twist on things, leaving a thin sugary feel on the mouth and a prickle of carbonation that is accented by the acidity of the cherries. Could use some malt character from the base beer. Finishes with the lingering strong cherry taste and cherry soda pop feel.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2009 11:35:03 | More by BEERchitect
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3.13/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

05/02/09- Purchased at Whole Foods in San Mateo, CA.

Presentation- 500ml bottle with no freshness info. Poured into my Pizza Port 20oz glass.

Appearance- Pale red colored pour, relatively pink. About a 1/2 inch of quick fading head. Leaves slight spots of lace behind.

Smell- Sweet and a bit of tart semi-fresh cherry scent...that's about it.

Taste- Sadly, not a fresh realistic cherry flavor. Very imitation jolly rancher like flavor. Definite cherry, but a candied cherry flavor. Very sweet as well.

Mouthfeel- Medium carbonation level. Quite cloying and sticky.

Drinkability- Had to try it because it's Samuel Smith. Another wine cooler-like overly sweet beer. No need to try the other fruit flavors.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2009 20:32:20 | More by GClarkage
Photo of froghop


2.95/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

pours a clear dark red with a thin white head that dissipates quickly, and a little lacing.

smell is of cherry and a little malt.

taste is sweet, cherry, some malt, ends a little dry.

overall good for a fruit beer, a little too sweet, and a little too much cherry.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2009 22:00:49 | More by froghop
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3.55/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The Samuel Smith's Cherry beer poured a lovely raspberry red with not much for a head. What little there was dissipated quite quickly. It had the tight bubbles and some sudsy lacing on the sides of the glass. Nice looking fruit beer.

The aroma was, you guessed it lovely cherries. The taste was good but really sweet and was like drinking a cherry soda. I couldn't really tell the difference. It popped in the mouth and left a sweet sour bitterness on the tongue and back of the throat. Not a huge fan of fruit beers but this one isn't too bad.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2009 01:08:42 | More by cswhitehorse
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United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

300ml bottle bought from the Classic Wine, Belfast.. Brewed for Samuel Smith's by Melbourn Brothers...

Poured a deep red / brown colour... Head was creamy pink and poured big and foamy. This settled to a nice thin layer which lasted throughout... lots of clingy, sticky lacing...

Aroma - Loads of almond - like a bakewell tart, creamy cherries and some raspberries, vanilla, some biscuity notes, maybe some apple hints, slight peppery notes...

Taste – Pretty sweet, hints of spiciness, some light sourness, very strong cherry flavour, strong almond / marzipan notes, vanilla notes...

Feel - Pretty smooth and creamy... medium bodied... a little too sweet to be very drinkable..

Overall - A decent enough fruit beer - very similar to Melbourn Brothers own cherry beer. Maybe a little on the sweet side...

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2007 09:34:28 | More by mdagnew
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Samuel Smith's Organic Cherry Fruit Beer from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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