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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
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Ratings: 369
Reviews: 144
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 16.14%
Wants: 12
Gots: 17 | 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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heatherishoppin

Massachusetts

3.98/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Nice color but a bit cloudy possibly because of the strawberry?.It smells pretty amazing. There is a very strong stawberry smell with a more subtle malt smell. However, I would like to smell the hops although I dont think that was their goal for this beer. The taste is nice. It is very sweet but also complex. The strawberry really hits you at the end.

For the type of beer it is, they do it well. However, fruit beers is not a beer I would frequently choose. I do find them interesting and love the idea of brewing with fruit but I always find myself searching for a bit more hops. It must be possible to balance out the sweetness of the fruit with some more hops!

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2012 23:40:32 | More by heatherishoppin
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outdoor7or24

Georgia

1/5  rDev -73.5%

07-23-2012 22:05:33 | More by outdoor7or24
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tdm168

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - pale copper amber with a big cap of foamy, dense, off white head that has great retention

S - strawberries, a bit grainy, a hint of metal

T - grainy, big juice-like strawberry character, very sweet

M - medium bodied, smooth, well carbonated

This to me is different from all the fruit beers that Samuel Smith's offers. It's not nearly as sweet though still juice-like, and it has an underlying graininess to it which is off putting. I probably won't have this again.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2012 20:45:45 | More by tdm168
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Norton21

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5.8%

07-08-2012 04:05:49 | More by Norton21
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thain709

Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a clear, golden yellow body that allows you to see all the carbonation bubbles...the white head is flimsy and doesn't retain very well, but it does allow some lacing

S - The aroma reminds you of opening a jar of Smucker's Strawberry jelly...they strawberry never comes across as fake which is very pleasant

T - Again, the strawberry flavors never come across as fake...the flavor reminds you, again, of strawberry jelly...it's almost like you can taste the black seeds even...there is a toasted malt presence in the background that actually gives off a nice flavor that pairs well with the fruit...there is a bit of syrup in the finish

M - Light bodied...nice carbonation...solid strawberry flavor...slight syrupy finish

O - This was a pleasant fruit beer that really brought out true strawberry flavors...the only complaint I have was the syrupy finish the beer had...one would be enough for me though

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2012 20:13:00 | More by thain709
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caverog

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

07-03-2012 04:01:40 | More by caverog
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starkmarvelo

Texas

4.15/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance- Copper color with a slight haze. Nice loose head that lingers a while. You can see a lot of carbonation coming up.

Smell- Strawberry preserves. Exactly like that.

Taste- not as sweet as in the nose but nice sweetness still. This thing has a ton of strawberry flavor up front and in the middle with a light malt towards the end to remind you that it's still a beer. No hops. That's ok :-)

Mouthfeel- Thin to medium with lot of carbonation. A lot like a sparkling Muscat.

Overall- I liked this one a lot, then again I love strawberries. Serve cold as a dessert beer or if you want something sweet. One is okay. More than that it could become cloying. One of my favorite fruit beers though.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2012 22:52:55 | More by starkmarvelo
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edwardprung

California

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

06-27-2012 05:01:50 | More by edwardprung
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BeerForMuscle

New Jersey

4.05/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

550 ml rustic English bottle.

A - A nice effervescent pour of an amber bodied brew. Fizzy, patchy head fading to a thin lace.

S - This one is almost a dead ringer for strawberry preserves. So succulent and sweet, fruity and wonderful. Hardly a waft of beer ingredients, but not upset about that.

T - A perfectly smooth ale, with a subtle bitterness and sweet grain taste mixed with a huge strawberry explosion. The strawberry flavor isn't one of a candy-like or fake syrup kind. It's more the actual taste of real strawberry preserves. Definitely not any fresh strawberry here but in my opinion, strawberry preserves are the king of all preserves/jams/jellies. This is a pretty sweet beer but it's super balanced and delightful. Something close to this level of sweet fruit enjoyment would be Fruli.

M - Crisp, clean, effervescent and smooth. Light-medium bodied with a clean finish and a hint of dryness.

O - A truly enjoyable beer. Sam Smith is renowned for good brews and I'd rank this up there with the best of what they offer. This isn't one of those cheap beers with crummy fake fruit syrup flavor. Whether you like fruit beer or not, I'd recommend this one.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2012 17:59:26 | More by BeerForMuscle
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Gambrinus1184

Connecticut

3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16.9 ounce bottle into a 6-ounce tasting glass.

A: Well-carbonated amber body with a hint of pinkish red beneath a frothy head of rose colored foam which stuck around nicely.

S: Sweet, fruity strawberry aroma rises with other juicy malt aromas and some toasted breadiness.

T: Medium-toasted malts give off some baked bread flavors to go hand in hand with subtle, strawberry juices. Minimal bitterness with a somewhat buttery, fruity and syrupy finish.

M: Pretty well balanced with a little more sticky sweetness from the strawberry juice than the hops could handle.

O: Not a bad fruit beer at all and one that's preferable to many North American extract wheat varietals. The 5.2% ABV make this offering a nice after dinner drink for summer either with a strawberry shortcake or slice of watermelon.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2012 23:03:18 | More by Gambrinus1184
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WhiskeeTango

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +19%

06-05-2012 16:11:12 | More by WhiskeeTango
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JohnQVD

New York

4/5  rDev +5.8%

06-02-2012 16:51:33 | More by JohnQVD
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Mullinger1980

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

05-23-2012 02:34:58 | More by Mullinger1980
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odualum13

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

05-21-2012 23:01:00 | More by odualum13
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jtierney89

New Jersey

3.3/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear orange hue with a soft peach head, nice sticky lacing. Smells of fresh strawberry sherbert or strawberries and cream even.

Brisk carbonation with a body on the thinner side of medium. Sweet strawberry flavor throughout, silky mouthfeel. Some pale malt shines through and a touch of either yeast bite or hop kicks in to remind you it's still a beer. The snap at the end balances the beer pretty well with only a touch of lingering sweetness.

Good balance and refreshing. Doesn't taste artificial like other fruit beers but it is very close to tasting like sparkling strawberry juice.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2012 03:04:34 | More by jtierney89
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cindyjeffsmith

Georgia

4.43/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: straw colored, nice big white head. Loads of bubbles.
Smell: Straight up sweet strawberries. Simple and wonderful.
Taste: More of the same. Simple and delicious.
Overall : this is dangerously drinkable. I love a complex barrel aged stout but I can't imagine a better fit for this hot May Ga. Evening.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2012 22:18:38 | More by cindyjeffsmith
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Hanzo

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

05-06-2012 11:57:11 | More by Hanzo
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bonbini26

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -14%

04-25-2012 13:49:01 | More by bonbini26
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doucmehu

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -14%

04-22-2012 18:59:28 | More by doucmehu
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

04-21-2012 01:16:22 | More by PEIhop
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jsisko01

Michigan

2.8/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appearance - Pours an orangish/apricot color with a half inch thick, off-white head that dissipates instantly.

Smell - Very sweet and I can only detect strawberry aromas..

Taste - WAY too fruity.. Extremely sweet and you have to really love strawberries to enjoy this beer. Slightly bitter in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with mild carbonation.

Overall - I'm honestly grossed out by this beer... I can't handle more than a couple sips of it lol.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2012 03:18:57 | More by jsisko01
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Josiah2729

Tennessee

4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

04-14-2012 04:41:10 | More by Josiah2729
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WritersBlock

Texas

4/5  rDev +5.8%

04-09-2012 23:52:09 | More by WritersBlock
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HxC90


4.5/5  rDev +19%

04-08-2012 23:50:48 | More by HxC90
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RickS95

Indiana

3.43/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From the look I would guess this to be a regular IPA as opposed to a fruit ale. It pours an apricot color with a fleeting, bright white head.

Nose is all strawberry juice. You can pick it up as soon as you pop the cap, the smell turns the room into a strawberry field. A bit too strong.

You really have to like fruit to enjoy this beer. It's extreme fruit juice. There is some carbonation and it makes it hard to distinguish this as a beer as opposed to some ridiculously sweet soft drink. There are some spices I picked up as well, cinnamon maybe, but this is all strawberry.

Very carbonated, very sweet with some spices and the carbonation added for balance. Slightly tart finish.

It's not something I'd want to have every day, but would make a good beer for the warmer weather months. Not bad, just a bit extreme in all characteristics.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2012 03:15:09 | More by RickS95
Samuel Smith's Organic Strawberry Fruit Beer from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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