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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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391 Ratings
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Ratings: 391
Reviews: 144
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 15.87%
Wants: 14
Gots: 24 | 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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Reviews by jampics2:
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4.28/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

16.9 oz bottle at the Beer Engine.  Poured into a pint glass.  

Samuel Smith has teamed up with the Melbourne Brothers to create these organic fruit beers.  They're basically simple, pale beers with little hops and fruit juice added.  The beer looks nice in the pint glass - it's orange and amber with a red hue, not an artificial pink or red.  It has a beautiful head and wonderful lace is left behind.  The beer is cloudy, either due to the fruit juice or because it's unfiltered, but either way we're off to a good start.     

The smell is simple and straightforward and I bet you can guess what it smells like - yep, strawberries!  For the most part, that is all, but there's a touch of cotton candy as well.  The beer is sweet but not too sweet in the nose.

The taste follows with juicy and sweet strawberries and a kiss of sweet malt.  A touch of cotton candy and maybe some sweet melon as well.  It's much more of a foo-foo, pinky-up drink that some fruit beers, but it never looses sight of being a beer.   

The body is lightly sticky but good, and features nice carbonation and a medium body. Not too sparkling but creamy from the denser base beer.  It's quite nice, and comparisons to strawberry whipped cream aren't out of the question.  A good fruity beer and probably the best in the series as the raspberry wasn't great but the cherry was.  This is sweet and would go nicely with some chocolate for dessert.  A great one from Tadcaster!    

jampics2, Oct 11, 2010
More User Reviews:
Photo of brownbeer
3.78/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours light amber with a thin dirty dishwater head.

Smell is quite good with creamy vanilla and strawberry.

Tastes like a blend of those candies that have the wrapper that looks like a strawberry and strawberry ice cream. Sweet.

Smooth body with high drinkability if you like strawberries. A nice summer treat with not a lot of complexity.

brownbeer, Aug 12, 2009
Photo of tbryan5
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

tbryan5, Jun 17, 2013
Photo of sabitu
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

sabitu, Jul 17, 2014
Photo of djn4
3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

First review. Love the bottle, somewhere between a bomber and a regular 12 oz. The smell of this beer is very noticeable, unlike some beers that do not smell like their underlying fruit. This one IS strawberries. Taste was good, but a strong sourness lingered. Not like drinking a lambic. Overall a good fruit beer.

djn4, May 30, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

RoninBirdman, Aug 19, 2013
Photo of JakerLou
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

JakerLou, Jun 18, 2013
Photo of tigg924
4.1/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: high carbonation, 1 inch head, re/orange in color, clear

Smell: strawberries and light toasted malt

Taste: big time strawberries both sweet and tart with a little toasted malt

Mouthfeel: tart and sweet. The sweetness never gets to the cloying level, high carbonation, medium-light body

Overall: This one is a very good fruit beer that screams strawberries. It is both tart and sweet. A great dessert beer, the alcohol is not noticeable. I could have several.

tigg924, Apr 15, 2011
Photo of Mora2000
3.48/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a yellow-orange color with an white head. The aroma is strawberry nothing else. The flavor is the same as the aroma. I get a lot of strawberry notes but nothing else. The beer is just as fruity as the Samuel Smith Organic Raspberry, but doesn't seem to be as well executed. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Mora2000, Aug 11, 2010
Photo of NoetheMatt
4/5  rDev +5.8%

NoetheMatt, Jun 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

wer, Dec 22, 2012
Photo of beerman240
3.73/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A. Peachy caramel with pretty nice head. Looks more like wine

S. Holy strawberry Batman! Reminds me of a strawberry faygo. With a hint of honey

T. Strawberries! No malt or hops. Not my favorite. Tastes more like a sweet wine..

M. Fairly fizzy,acidic

O. This "beer" was tastey but didn't quite hit the spot..maybe if it were a higher proof..If I was to get more,I would find a way to cook with it

beerman240, Aug 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Sobertso, Aug 16, 2012
Photo of WVbeergeek
4.03/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

When I saw this at my local I thouht the only other Strawbeery brew I've sampled was Melbourn Bros, and a I continued to read the labeled this one is still brewed a Melbourn Bros just it's blended and bottled and Sammy Smith's plant. Appears a brilliant copper amber hue with a big off white tan head forms thick with sturdy flowingcarbonatin. Head sticks around for ahile leaving nice chunky scattred lacing clinging to my La Fin du Monde chalice. Aromatics explode like fresh strawberr jam as soon as I cracked the 550 ml bottle. Smells and tastes like a dessert beer, no real hop nose or breadiness just strawberry flowing fruitines. Flavor is solid not toothache sweet but it would best be served after dinner with a dessert. A mild earthiness and mineral water tone appeas in the finish along with the strawberry tartness going on...nicely balanced experince that I don't get from many fruit infused brews. Mouthfeel is medium bodied carbonation going strong but not overly done. Drinkability overall as stated is better in small portions and for the price I can see why, definitely would go over great with the ladies buy one for grandma on Mother's Day.

WVbeergeek, May 24, 2010
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Codester, Mar 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

sgttibbs, Jun 08, 2013
Photo of Arherring
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Arherring, Sep 30, 2013
Photo of JMS1512
3.25/5  rDev -14%

JMS1512, Apr 27, 2013
Photo of benalbert
4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

benalbert, Apr 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

SMKilp, Jun 21, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

nhirsch04, Oct 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

JamesStreet, Jun 30, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

intoxabroad, Oct 23, 2012
Photo of biboergosum
4.33/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

550ml bottle. A sort of collaboration fruit ale, its component parts brewed in different locations, and brought together for assembly at Tadcaster. I likes me some strawberries, so onwards and upwards!

This beer pours a slightly hazy golden orange amber hue, with three fingers of lazily puffy, and pleasantly foamy off-white head, which leaves some random streaky, sudsy lace around the glass as it evenly subsides.

It smells of softly sweet wheat malt, and, oh, who am I kidding - it was clear straight from the cap pop - fresh, semi-sweet strawberry juice, very much like a Campino candy, and not much else. The taste is consistent, that much is certain - pure strawberry juice, with its alluring balance of mild fruity sweetness and off-setting acidity, a bit of further strawberry jam complexity, all blended seamlessly with an understated, well rounded grainy wheat malt, full stop, and simply so.

The carbonation is quite mild, just a lulling frothiness playing off the pervasive fruit, the body medium-weight, smooth, creamy and, yes, fruity. It finishes more than a tad off-dry, the heady fruitiness rather slowly fading out, yet still begging for a hasty replenishment.

Having had a few strawberry-infused beers, my only usual complaint is the varying cloying sweetness, despite the tasty strawberry component. This beer corrects that imbalance absolutely, and should, if it's not abundantly clear by now, not be consumed if you are anything less than equivocal on the single-fruit guest star.

biboergosum, Nov 28, 2009
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

BC65, Aug 15, 2014
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Samuel Smith's Organic Strawberry Fruit Beer from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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