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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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86
very good

389 Ratings
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Ratings: 389
Reviews: 160
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.27%
Wants: 21
Gots: 15 | 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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2.5/5  rDev -34.7%

LodiRigglesbee, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of Brenden
3.49/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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
Photo of Seabass1964
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Seabass1964, Aug 11, 2014
Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

foxyaardvark27, Aug 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Chilly_E, Aug 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

nerual96, Aug 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Snatchanosis, Aug 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

NickThePyro, Jul 31, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.7%

BIll_Currie, Jul 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

andyjeigh, Jul 19, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.7%

atlbravsrno1, Jul 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Pens1967, Jul 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

AdmiralOzone, Jun 30, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

jrempel, Jun 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

ThaHealer, Jun 27, 2014
Photo of gonzo000
3.53/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

gonzo000, Jun 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

tallfellapgh, Jun 25, 2014
Photo of utfiero
4.25/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

utfiero, Jun 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

jsh420, Jun 22, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +24%

blueberryann, Jun 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Bluegrass49, Jun 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

ThaJokerWild, Jun 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

MarkyMOD, Jun 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

HoppySeb, Jun 09, 2014
Samuel Smith's Organic Raspberry Fruit Beer from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
86 out of 100 based on 389 ratings.