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

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

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BA SCORE
85
very good

369 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 369
Reviews: 144
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 16.14%
Wants: 12
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster) visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: bark on 01-24-2009)
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AyeMito

Maryland

4.76/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Definitely my favorite Fruit beer ever. Hands down. The first thing I noticed is its smell. I got strong notes of strawberry jam and honey with a slight citrus undertone. It smells absolutely delicious to say the least. The taste is very similar as well. I get creamy strawberry notes with honey, citrus, wheat and smooth malts to finish it off. Truly a masterpiece in my opinion. This is how Fruit beer should be in my head.

Serving type: growler

07-29-2014 02:41:25 | More by AyeMito
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T6PP

Massachusetts

3.13/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The appearance of this beer is good, it has a nice clean look to it and a nice gold color. The beer smells of fresh strawberries and smells really good. The taste on the other hand isn't that great. The first sip is good but as you start to drink it more and more the sweetness of the beer is almost too over powering. By the end of the glass I was just happy to be done with it. For me it was way to sweet of a beer

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2014 11:21:42 | More by T6PP
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Keepnitrl

Washington

4/5  rDev +5.8%

07-25-2014 15:42:40 | More by Keepnitrl
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DGreene697

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +19%

07-19-2014 00:45:01 | More by DGreene697
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sabitu

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

07-17-2014 21:20:18 | More by sabitu
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noperative

Louisiana

2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

07-17-2014 00:30:46 | More by noperative
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msambita

Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

07-16-2014 23:50:14 | More by msambita
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RRC03

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

07-10-2014 20:27:55 | More by RRC03
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drwatson32

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +19%

07-10-2014 17:20:57 | More by drwatson32
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atlbravsrno1

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -20.6%

07-10-2014 15:53:15 | More by atlbravsrno1
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meanmutt

Ohio

4/5  rDev +5.8%

07-05-2014 00:44:01 | More by meanmutt
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Phocion

Minnesota

4.05/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I picked this one up out of sheer curiosity. I've been seeing it for years and have always wondered, but never actually followed through. 550ml bottle, no date. Poured into an Imperial nonic. Hazy medium-amber with a solid finger and a half of creamy white head. Excellent retention and chunky strips of lacing.

The nose is filled with strawberry jam. Light, biscuity pale and lightly toasted malts are in the background.

The flavor is right where he nose hinted: strawberry and biscuit. Almost like strawberry jam on a scone. Despite its lack of complexity, it must be said that this tastes like real strawberries as opposed to a very artificial flavor I've seen in many fruit beers. Slightly tart finish, almost more reminiscent of a framboise than anything I'd expect from a strawberry-flavored beer.

Mouthfeel is wonderful. Light-medium body with subdued carbonation. Nice soft, velvety, and creamy mouthfeel.

Overall, this is not a complex beer, but it is a good beer. It's hard to figure out just how much fruit to add, and it's difficult to find a balance between sweetness and tart. This beer does pretty well. Fruit beers are very hit-or-miss with me, but Sam Smith's has yet to disappoint.

Also, this would make an excellent beer float.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2014 23:31:52 | More by Phocion
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DrNikFeelGood

Texas

4/5  rDev +5.8%

07-02-2014 00:28:28 | More by DrNikFeelGood
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Jmbbabson

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -20.6%

06-29-2014 17:13:27 | More by Jmbbabson
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AdmiralOzone

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +5.8%

06-29-2014 11:02:07 | More by AdmiralOzone
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superspak

Michigan

4.33/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle into imperial pint glass, bottled on 10/1/2013. Pours lightly hazy orange copper color with a 2 finger fairly dense light pink head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big juicy strawberry, white sugar, light caramel, bread, and light herbal. Fantastic aromas with huge strawberry presence and balanced malt sweetness; with great strength. Taste of big juicy strawberry, sugar, light caramel, bread, and light herbal. Some slight earthy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of strawberry, white sugar, light caramel, bread, and light herbal on the finish for a while. Fantastic robustness and balance of juicy strawberry flavor and malt sweetness; with minimal cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly syrupy mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a fantastic fruit beer. Huge robustness of strawberry flavors and balanced malt sweetness; and extremely smooth to drink. A highly enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2014 02:56:02 | More by superspak
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jrempel

Quebec (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +19%

06-28-2014 19:41:24 | More by jrempel
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Malfunkt

Alberta (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +19%

06-22-2014 00:10:46 | More by Malfunkt
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jsh420

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +19%

06-21-2014 03:48:24 | More by jsh420
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Scelous

California

4.5/5  rDev +19%

06-20-2014 23:30:35 | More by Scelous
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blaine_brown

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5.8%

06-19-2014 21:04:30 | More by blaine_brown
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.25/5  rDev -14%

06-18-2014 19:12:16 | More by russpowell
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ThaHealer

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

06-15-2014 01:20:25 | More by ThaHealer
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Ejayz

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

06-14-2014 14:25:56 | More by Ejayz
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carmike813

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5.8%

06-11-2014 00:09:23 | More by carmike813
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Samuel Smith's Organic Strawberry Fruit Beer from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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