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

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86
very good

421 Ratings
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Ratings: 421
Reviews: 169
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 12.24%
Wants: 27
Gots: 24 | FT: 0
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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:
Beer added by: TKempe on 01-20-2009

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Photo of CAD22
3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.4/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brewstradamus
4.43/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HoistinBrews
3.98/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of PaulsBrew
4.37/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Inglum515
4.08/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tastybeer
4.04/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Very pretty deep red clear beer and foamy pink head. Big head until it fades to a 1/8" fine bubbled layer. Lace is spotty. Juicy raspberries waft right out the glass. Sooooo fruity and mouthwatering. Rhubarb pie comes to mind big time, and that's including the doughy crust. Smells like a raspberry Danish as well. Taste is sweet, not overwhelmingly so, a little tart, and loaded with fruity juiciness. It's like the best fruity soda ever. Mouthfeel is a touch syrupy fitting with the pie filling concept, smooth, and sticky. A fun change of pace in the beer world.

Photo of Neil_Pfeifer
4.18/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lianne_Weaver
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Vukusich
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of relement
4.66/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Delicious. Not too sweet. Very filling flavor. Purchased from PJ's liquor in Saint Augustine.

Photo of JJfreeou21
4.13/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Extremely fruity almost wine cooler experience if not for the unquestionable quality . Well executed but does not resemble anything close to a beer.

Photo of Torey
3/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Good but very fruity in all aspects

Photo of HarryPotHead
3.12/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not quite what I was expecting...this was my first go around with fruit beers. Not sure I will be back. Too tart with a strange lingering aftertaste. I was expecting more of a subtle flavor...like the way a chocolate stout or vanilla porter will have just a hint of those flavors. Not so much here...The raspberry flavor dominates to the point where it doesn't even taste like beer.....tastes more like juice than beer. Worth trying but definitely not my cup of tea.

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Eaglefan344
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of wrightst
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of aj_tuna
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of Hellpop65
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of interzen
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Bought from The Little Delicatessen in Tadcaster, a couple of doors down from the brewery.

355ml bottle poured into a Vedett glass.

Actually brewed in Stamford (Lincs) rather than in Tadcaster, it's not a fruit beer in the Belgian style rather a beer with added fruit juice. Not to say that it's bad, but comparing it to a Belgian fruit beer is missing the point by a wide mark.

That said, it *looks* like a Belgian framboise, being deep red with a vaguely pink head. Smell of raspberries (obviously) but not in an artificial way. Tastes of raspberries too, strangely enough - sweet and slightly bitter but without that lambic 'edge' and it certainly doesn't taste like something with an ABV just north of 5%.

Eminently drinkable although some might find the aftertaste is a bit cloying.

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Razspurru

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of Furlinator
3.24/5  rDev -15.6%

Pours a hazy dark magenta copper. The 1/4 inch khaki head fades to a thick cap on top and leaves curtains of lace.

The smell is dominated by ripe raspberry and apple juice with a grainy finish.

The taste is of ripe raspberry, apple juice and a hint of generic grains.

The texture is light bodied with medium carbonation.

Cloyingly sweet and slightly tart, this has very little beer or ale characteristics, aside from a faint grain taste and aroma.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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Samuel Smith's Organic Raspberry Fruit Beer from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
86 out of 100 based on 421 ratings.