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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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396 Ratings
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Ratings: 396
Reviews: 160
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 12.24%
Wants: 20
Gots: 18 | 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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Photo of brentk56
3.78/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Oh my, a gusher, and then when it pours into the glass, the big head just fritters away into nothingness; by the way, the color of the beer is ruby red, with a slight tawny edge

Smell: Raspberry juice; mostly sweet but a little bit tart

Taste: Just like the smell - sweet raspberry juice with a bit of a tart finish

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with low to moderate carbonation

Overall: Not bad for a fruit beer but certainly not something I would likely seek out again

brentk56, Jun 24, 2012
Photo of RickS95
2.8/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Looks less like a fruit beer than other fruit beers. It's mostly dark brown, with just some lighter red hues. The head is thin and white with a pinkish hue.

Smell is overwhelmingly raspberry. You can almost smell the acid. Slightly biscuity scent.

Tastes like raspberry juice. Nothing else.

Starts off very sweet and ends almost dry, with an acidic tart pucker.

I'm not a fan of most beers flavored with fruit juice. I don't mind a fruit beer, but I'd prefer the fruit be added instead of fruit juice. This is mostly raspberry juice thrown into an ale.

RickS95, Jun 10, 2012
Photo of WVbeergeek
4.35/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep murky ruby tinted boy with a pink colored head forming thick, 500ml bottle this could be a whole lot of fruit beer. Fine even lacing dispersed nicely, aroma is full of tart raspberries and fruit jam with an earthy seed based accent. Light airy fruit with tart perfume like notes of raspberry fruit, a very nice smelling beer. Flavor wise it's extremely tart bordering sour, finishes dry after the fruit sugars subside with the sweetness. Much like fermented fruit juice, in this case tart raspberries. A bit of lactic yogurt like flavors amongst the fruit and malt interplay absolutely no hop profile to speak of. Dry finish, body has sturdy champagne like carbonation, medium bodied a bit cloying. Overall a very drinkable fruit ale, I don't find many out there, but this one is enjoyable natural fruit flavors provide for a nice beer experience.

WVbeergeek, Jun 08, 2012
Photo of Rukasu
3.45/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Dark maroon color with a frothy two finger light pink head.

S - Brilliant crisp, fruity sweet smell. Equal parts raspberry and candied violets.

T - Mildly sweet, slightly tart yet still very fruity. One wouldn't know there was any alcohol in it, let alone that it was a beer. Taste very much like sparkling cran-raspberry juice. Also get a lot of violet candy (google it)

M - Light and crisp, great for summer, like sparking juice.

O - A bit sweet for little more than a small glass of it, couldn't imagine drinking the entire bottle by myself, but a nice, not at all artificial tasting fruit beer.

Rukasu, May 30, 2012
Photo of Mullinger1980
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Mullinger1980, May 23, 2012
Photo of touchet20
4/5  rDev +4.2%

touchet20, May 20, 2012
Photo of RyanRiley
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

RyanRiley, May 10, 2012
Photo of dgeebs07
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

dgeebs07, Apr 19, 2012
Photo of smithmd4
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

smithmd4, Apr 09, 2012
Photo of cisteve
4/5  rDev +4.2%

cisteve, Apr 07, 2012
Photo of smi
3/5  rDev -21.9%

smi, Apr 06, 2012
Photo of RobertMathison
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

RobertMathison, Apr 01, 2012
Photo of KevdoggNasty
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

KevdoggNasty, Mar 31, 2012
Photo of lilnicky068
4/5  rDev +4.2%

lilnicky068, Mar 23, 2012
Photo of drwolfe
4/5  rDev +4.2%

drwolfe, Mar 20, 2012
Photo of robieobie1
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

robieobie1, Mar 15, 2012
Photo of JohnK17
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

JohnK17, Mar 15, 2012
Photo of Dunns1027
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Dunns1027, Mar 11, 2012
Photo of RyanBeer13
4/5  rDev +4.2%

RyanBeer13, Mar 07, 2012
Photo of dbrauneis
3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear ruby red in color with light amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a finger tall off-white/pinkish colored foamy head that reduces to a thin layer of bubbles across the entire top of the beer with a thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate lacing is observed.

S: Aromas of sweet and tart raspberry and slightly vinous. The malts/hops are hidden in the aroma but the overall smell is delicious.

T: Slight hints of sweet malts but the flavor is dominated by both sweet and tart raspberries - a very natural fruit flavor. Very enjoyable and I like the tartness of the raspberries showing through.

M: Medium bodied with significant amounts of carbonation. Crisp.

O: Very easy to drink and very enjoyable - could easily be a beer that you had multiple times in a session. Probably my favorite of the three Same Smith Organic Fruit Beers. I have had this beer multiple times and will likely get it again. I think this beer pairs well with mild and sharp cheeses.

dbrauneis, Mar 04, 2012
Photo of Demarais
2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

Demarais, Feb 28, 2012
Photo of bvdubn
4/5  rDev +4.2%

bvdubn, Feb 22, 2012
Photo of choover14
3/5  rDev -21.9%

choover14, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of Danny1217
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Danny1217, Feb 04, 2012
Photo of adroits123
1/5  rDev -74%

adroits123, Feb 01, 2012
Samuel Smith's Organic Raspberry Fruit Beer from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
85 out of 100 based on 396 ratings.