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

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86
very good

407 Ratings
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Ratings: 407
Reviews: 164
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 12.24%
Wants: 24
Gots: 20 | 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

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(Beer added by: TKempe on 01-20-2009)
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3.04/5  rDev -20.8%
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%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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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%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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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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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.72/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Here's a great recipe. RASPBERRY FRUIT BREAD
1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
½ cup cornmeal
½ cup rye flour
1 heaping tablespoon baking powder
1heaping teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon sugar
1 ½ teaspoons salt
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 egg, beaten
¾ cup – 1 cup mixed dried fruit, chopped (be picky about this-Whole Foods or Trader Joe's)
1 bottle (1 pt. 2.7 oz) Samuel Smith’s Raspberry Ale
Heat oven to 350. Mix together thoroughly all ingredients, put in loaf pan,bake 1 hr.

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Samuel Smith's Organic Raspberry Fruit Beer from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
86 out of 100 based on 407 ratings.