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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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very good

388 Ratings
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Ratings: 388
Reviews: 144
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 16.14%
Wants: 14
Gots: 23 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

msambita, Jul 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

RRC03, Jul 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +19%

drwatson32, Jul 10, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.6%

atlbravsrno1, Jul 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

meanmutt, Jul 05, 2014
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4.05/5  rDev +7.1%

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.

Phocion, Jul 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

DrNikFeelGood, Jul 02, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.6%

Jmbbabson, Jun 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

AdmiralOzone, Jun 29, 2014
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4.33/5  rDev +14.6%

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.

superspak, Jun 29, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +19%

jrempel, Jun 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +19%

Malfunkt, Jun 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +19%

jsh420, Jun 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +19%

Scelous, Jun 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

blaine_brown, Jun 19, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14%

russpowell, Jun 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

ThaHealer, Jun 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Ejayz, Jun 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

carmike813, Jun 11, 2014
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4.79/5  rDev +26.7%

If you're looking for a refreshing beer for the summer....THIS IS IT! I bought this on a whim since I love the Organic Chocolate Stout and was not disappointed. It pours to a golden amber with an absolutely perfect head. The aroma is strictly strawberry and it goes down almost as fast as you can drink it.
I am usually a dark/stout drinker and this ale has converted me...give it a try.

pat2407, Jun 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

skydogpenn, Jun 09, 2014
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5/5  rDev +32.3%

Deatherage, Jun 08, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +19%

WuBByG999, Jun 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Soterios, Jun 05, 2014
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3.88/5  rDev +2.6%

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
Samuel Smith's Organic Strawberry Fruit Beer from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
85 out of 100 based on 388 ratings.