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

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very good

386 Ratings
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Ratings: 386
Reviews: 160
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 12.5%
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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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

TheSamKuehn, Today at 01:42 PM
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3/5  rDev -21.9%

tpacek, Friday at 08:03 PM
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

thatoneguymike, Sep 03, 2014
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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.

fudsquat, Sep 03, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev -1%

Dweedlebug, Aug 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Elicoleman, Aug 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

While I'm not a big fruit beer fan, this one has me torn a bit. I'm not sure if it reminds me of a juice when I was younger, or dare I say it, my palate may be evolving? I think as of now it is the former of the two. Very sweet and crisp with little fireworks bubbles in the center of the glass once the head dissipated. Not too bad, once and a while for now.

GameOfBeers, Aug 26, 2014
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4.56/5  rDev +18.8%

grahamboudreaux, Aug 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

zestar, Aug 22, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

MacStinson, Aug 22, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Nunya, Aug 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

blue-dream, Aug 19, 2014
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2.6/5  rDev -32.3%

WestBeerdedman, Aug 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Srkolodn, Aug 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

djjumper, Aug 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

modidia, Aug 17, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

LodiRigglesbee, Aug 16, 2014
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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.

Brenden, Aug 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Seabass1964, Aug 11, 2014
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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.

superspak, Aug 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Chilly_E, Aug 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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Samuel Smith's Organic Raspberry Fruit Beer from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
86 out of 100 based on 386 ratings.