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

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Samuel Smith's Organic Raspberry Fruit BeerSamuel Smith's Organic Raspberry Fruit Beer

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BA SCORE
86
very good

374 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 374
Reviews: 158
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 12.24%
Wants: 21
Gots: 14 | 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: TKempe on 01-20-2009)
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blue-dream

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.2%

08-19-2014 10:38:14 | More by blue-dream
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2.6/5  rDev -32.3%

08-19-2014 07:38:52 | More by WestBeerdedman
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Srkolodn

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

08-18-2014 12:20:19 | More by Srkolodn
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djjumper

Nebraska

4/5  rDev +4.2%

08-17-2014 20:01:58 | More by djjumper
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modidia

New York

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

08-17-2014 00:44:24 | More by modidia
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LodiRigglesbee

Indiana

2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

08-16-2014 02:27:16 | More by LodiRigglesbee
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Brenden

Ohio

3.49/5  rDev -9.1%

This one looks like a raspberry soda might, only quite a bit thicker and with a reasonably substantial ecru head. I might call it mauve, or something close with maybe a bit more red to it. Lace is small, tight and bubbly but better than average in quantity.
I like the sweet smell and taste mingling with the tartness, and the raspberry is certainly fresh. This one does have the least character from the base beer coming through between the others I've tried (apricot and strawberry, to this point). It does offer a crackery sort of malt and a bit of dusty earth, so I do get it. The other beers do have quite a fruit presence while allowing the beer to shine more effectively, though.
It's light to medium bodied and just short of spritzy. It does lean toward a soda-like feel but eases off the bubbly carbonation just at the precipice. As it is, it's a nice and refreshing apartif or dessert-type beer that can also be enjoyed alone or with the main course.

08-12-2014 21:37:34 | More by Brenden
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Seabass1964

Arkansas

4/5  rDev +4.2%

08-11-2014 04:31:11 | More by Seabass1964
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superspak

Michigan

4.1/5  rDev +6.8%

550 ml bottle into imperial pint glass, bottled on 9/17/2013. Pours fairly crystal clear dark ruby red color with a 1-2 finger dense light pink head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big tart raspberry with a good amount of fruity/sugary sweetness and some light bread. Very nice aromas with big authentic fruit presence and a nice fruit/sweetness balance; with great strength. Taste of big tart raspberry with moderate fruity/sugary sweetness, light bread, and slight herbal hops. Slight earthy herbal bitterness on the finish with a fair amount of fruit tartness; with lingering notes of tart/sweet raspberry flavors on the finish for a good bit. Great robustness of authentic raspberry flavors; with a great sweetness/tartness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, fairly crisp, and lightly syrupy mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent fruit beer as expected. All around great robustness and balance of authentic tart raspberry and fruit/sugary malt sweetness; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

08-06-2014 23:19:54 | More by superspak
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foxyaardvark27

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

08-04-2014 15:36:12 | More by foxyaardvark27
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Chilly_E

Arizona

4/5  rDev +4.2%

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Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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Washington

4/5  rDev +4.2%

07-31-2014 05:49:18 | More by NickThePyro
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BIll_Currie

Wyoming

3/5  rDev -21.9%

07-24-2014 18:35:23 | More by BIll_Currie
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andyjeigh

Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

07-19-2014 16:51:31 | More by andyjeigh
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atlbravsrno1

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -21.9%

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Pens1967

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

07-03-2014 02:07:22 | More by Pens1967
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AdmiralOzone

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

06-30-2014 00:44:17 | More by AdmiralOzone
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jrempel

Quebec (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

06-29-2014 11:43:13 | More by jrempel
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ThaHealer

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

06-27-2014 00:16:34 | More by ThaHealer
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gonzo000

Massachusetts

3.53/5  rDev -8.1%

a. Red/maroon in color. Pinkish 2 finger head when poured into a tulip glass. Not much lacing.

s. All raspberry, but a tart raspberry

t. All raspberry. Not many ale characteristics. Tastes more like a raspberry wine than a raspberry bear. To prove this point, I had my wife try it. She likes wine, hates beer. She enjoyed this.

m. Mouthfeel is actually quite nice. Even though the head dissipates, there is carbonation and balance.

o. Good beer with minimal beer qualities - which is like an oxymoron, but true.

06-25-2014 21:16:20 | More by gonzo000
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tallfellapgh

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.2%

06-25-2014 02:35:50 | More by tallfellapgh
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utfiero

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

My rating is relative to other fruit beers.

Color- ruby red. Full light pink head.

Aroma- raspberries!

Taste- the essence of raspberry, so clean, balanced sweetness, finishing ever so slightly tart.

Poured from 550 ml bottle into a Scotch whiskey glass. Tasted June 2014.

06-23-2014 21:39:59 | More by utfiero
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jsh420

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

06-22-2014 01:58:20 | More by jsh420
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Samuel Smith's Organic Raspberry Fruit Beer from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
86 out of 100 based on 374 ratings.