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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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85
very good

367 Ratings
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Ratings: 367
Reviews: 142
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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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!    

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2010 15:35:35 | More by jampics2
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Samuel Smith's Organic Strawberry Fruit Beer from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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