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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

362 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 362
Reviews: 142
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 16.14%
Wants: 11
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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California

3/5  rDev -20.6%

05-29-2013 22:18:16 | More by Liondiscs
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Waveoff

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

05-26-2013 05:23:04 | More by Waveoff
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TrappistJohnMD

Mississippi

3.81/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours golden with slight white head in wine glass.

Smell is tart strawberries and not much else for me.

Taste is sour with lots of strawberry but not overpoweringly so. Light bitterness in the finish. Very tangy and sweet.

Mouthfeel is prickly with lots of carbonation.

Overall this was good. Shared a bottle with my wife and would have trouble finishing a whole bottle myself.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2013 03:46:49 | More by TrappistJohnMD
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -14%

05-17-2013 23:13:38 | More by kylehay2004
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twenty5

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -20.6%

05-15-2013 18:24:38 | More by twenty5
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Tmckeithan

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5.8%

05-15-2013 02:42:40 | More by Tmckeithan
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ajtorres311

Florida

4/5  rDev +5.8%

05-10-2013 17:05:49 | More by ajtorres311
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

04-29-2013 00:01:45 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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JMS1512

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -14%

04-27-2013 22:48:26 | More by JMS1512
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Caskaway

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5.8%

04-24-2013 10:56:10 | More by Caskaway
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smartassboiler

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5.8%

04-21-2013 07:27:17 | More by smartassboiler
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JHurley

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

04-21-2013 01:44:45 | More by JHurley
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constantine_272

Oregon

3.66/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Hazy red with light cream head. Good semi-sticky foam retention.

S: Sweet strawberry. Almost like syrup. Mild vanilla.

T: Sweet up front and finishing very sweet. Reminds me of a strawberry Italian soda. Mild tart sourness finishes longer. Hard to pick out much more than sweet. The mild tartness is its saving grace.

M: Light and crisp and epravescant. Would be great served freezing on a hot summer day.

O: I liked it but it lacked a depth of flavor; the strawberry took over. Well done for a fruit beer, but I prefer a little more sour or a little less sweet.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2013 02:29:19 | More by constantine_272
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DrunkenMonk

California

4.5/5  rDev +19%

04-10-2013 04:13:52 | More by DrunkenMonk
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shehateme

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -20.6%

03-30-2013 21:21:05 | More by shehateme
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wrightst

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

03-28-2013 21:48:43 | More by wrightst
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bigbeers84

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +5.8%

03-26-2013 09:42:58 | More by bigbeers84
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vicsju1991

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +19%

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Phillyz

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +19%

03-24-2013 01:09:13 | More by Phillyz
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Hendry

Vermont

4.09/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A friend recently stated that some beers are meant to "share," and Sam L. Smith's Organic Starwberry Ale fits squarely into that category. Not so much because of the quality, but the drinkability factor: a little of this goes a long way!

Pours into the glass an opaque dark red color with a tiny white head, has the aroma of Swiss strawberry jam with a yeasty-barley funk to it. The flavor and the mouthfeel is not far off from a Belgian Lambic fruit brew, and any British Ale qualities are that were once present before the organic strawberry juice was added are lost in the mix.

By itself, and particularly followed by another beer, this bottle is a chore to get through. I would recommend this as a desert beer or one to share with a freind or two. With a price tag of $3.59 for the 16.9 oz bottle, the gamble is small and might be worth a try for a change of pace, but overall not nearly as drinkable as the Wells Banana Bread Beer which does not wallop your palate and still retains the quality of a decent British Ale.

One last caveat: Sam L. Smith's never dates their product, so there is an inherent roll of the dice as to the freshness of what you are purchasing whenever buying this brand, and is not a positive attribute by any means. Keep in mind I have always been a fan of their original Pale Ale and recognize their Stouts/Porters are highly regarded.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2013 05:09:21 | More by Hendry
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BlackAura

Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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Florida

4/5  rDev +5.8%

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Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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draftpunk

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

03-08-2013 20:04:55 | More by draftpunk
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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

03-03-2013 00:28:12 | More by match1112
Samuel Smith's Organic Strawberry Fruit Beer from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
85 out of 100 based on 362 ratings.