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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

385 Ratings
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Ratings: 385
Reviews: 144
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 16.14%
Wants: 13
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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3/5  rDev -20.6%

07-10-2014 15:53:15 | More by atlbravsrno1
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

07-05-2014 00:44:01 | More by meanmutt
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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.

07-04-2014 23:31:52 | More by Phocion
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

07-02-2014 00:28:28 | More by DrNikFeelGood
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3/5  rDev -20.6%

06-29-2014 17:13:27 | More by Jmbbabson
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

06-29-2014 11:02:07 | More by AdmiralOzone
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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.

06-29-2014 02:56:02 | More by superspak
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Quebec (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +19%

06-28-2014 19:41:24 | More by jrempel
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Alberta (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +19%

06-22-2014 00:10:46 | More by Malfunkt
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4.5/5  rDev +19%

06-21-2014 03:48:24 | More by jsh420
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4.5/5  rDev +19%

06-20-2014 23:30:35 | More by Scelous
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

06-19-2014 21:04:30 | More by blaine_brown
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3.25/5  rDev -14%

06-18-2014 19:12:16 | More by russpowell
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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

06-15-2014 01:20:25 | More by ThaHealer
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

06-14-2014 14:25:56 | More by Ejayz
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

06-11-2014 00:09:23 | More by carmike813
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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.

06-09-2014 20:46:57 | More by pat2407
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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

06-09-2014 20:31:33 | More by skydogpenn
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5/5  rDev +32.3%

06-08-2014 07:16:47 | More by Deatherage
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4.5/5  rDev +19%

06-08-2014 03:23:15 | More by WuBByG999
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

06-05-2014 12:41:03 | More by Soterios
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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.

05-30-2014 01:28:37 | More by djn4
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British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

05-18-2014 08:32:13 | More by Aggro
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

05-15-2014 04:18:22 | More by semaj
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Puerto Rico

3.31/5  rDev -12.4%

Presentation: 19.2 oz brown bottle, served in a pint glass.

Appearance: Cloudy amber color, with a one finger head that dissolves into a layer of foam that stays over the beer at all times. There's no lacing at all on the glass.

Smell: It smells strongly of strawberry hard candy. It's a very sweet scent.

Taste: Very sweet, just like the nose. Strawberry and malt flavors are all that's here, there's no bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Creamy, smooth, with high carbonation. It gets quite cloying after a while, but it's not a big issue.

Overall: A very sweet beer with huge strawberry flavors and scents. Not revolutionary or special to be honest, but a very fun experience and a must have for fruit beer lovers.

05-11-2014 03:56:22 | More by VoodooBear
Samuel Smith's Organic Strawberry Fruit Beer from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
85 out of 100 based on 385 ratings.