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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

449 Ratings
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Ratings: 449
Reviews: 149
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 15.83%
Wants: 20
Gots: 53 | FT: 0
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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:
Beer added by: bark on 01-24-2009

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Ratings: 449 | Reviews: 149
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2.08/5  rDev -45.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A - Poured from a bottle into a chalet. Poured a hazy amber with reddish highlights. Head was ginormous with sticky lacing all around the glass.

S - Sweet and sour strawberries up front followed by...strawberries. Almost a smell similiar to a starwberry wine cooler. This has an attractive scent to it.

T - Straight up sweet strawberry soda. I can't really taste any malts in there. It kind of tastes like a strawberry cough syrup to the end of it.

M - Carbonated like a soda with sweet feeling left in the mouth.

O - I think I'd rather drink a BL lime over this. This actually made my stomach turn a little. I think the smell of this beer might give me a gag reflex. Not my thing, but if somebody wants a strawberry beer...are there many other options?

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3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From Notes: Had this beer with salmon. Poured from bottle into a stem glass.

Appearance: Nice red color, not blood red but still an artificial color.

Aroma: Cool aid and or air freshener strawberry, maybe a hint of real fruit somewhere. Carbonation is crazy on this beer it looks a lot like some sort of ginger ale.

Mouthfeel: light mouthfeel and highly carbonated.
Taste: Very sweet, kind of pleasing…… Ok, this beer tastes surprisingly good and it pairs well with fish.

Overall: I was completely surprised with this fruit beer. I will buy this again sometime.

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4.42/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had an amber color and a hazy consistency. There was an inch of foamy, fairly long-lasting head. Good lacing.

S: As you might expect, the strawberries take center stage in the aroma. A powerful scent.

T: Like the smell, the taste was dominated by strawberries, but there was a hint of malt in this as well. Not exactly a complex beer, but pretty tasty nonetheless.

M: A well-carbonated beer with a somewhat slick finish. Light- to medium-bodied.

O: This is a thoroughly enjoyable beer. If you like strawberries check it out.

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look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From the pour, we see that it is a hazy shade of orange. The head still has not subsided, and it's leaving lace on the sides of the glass. The aroma is of strawberry preserves. This is a very strong and good aroma. Taste is berries up front. I got a slightly sour note, but it was quick and went away. Overall I'd give this beer another go around. Very good.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- a hazy bright orange with a small head and lace on the glass.

S- tons of strawberry, jam, some sour notes, very sugary.

T- the strawberries really come through, but it is more of a strawberry syrup, I would prefer a natural strawberry, but it is still nice. It is very sweet, but a nice dose of tartness at the end balances it out.

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3.48/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

English pint sized bottle (no date) poured into a Tulip stout glass.

Appearance: Slightly hazy orange-copper beer with a hint of strawberry juice color when you pour it - that tiny bit of pink/orange/yellow that you see with that type of juice. The beer had a thin white skin of foam across the top, with a few tiny strands of persistent lacing here and there.

Smell: Definite strawberry - like a strawberry lifesaver hard candy. It's quite sweet and concentrated, and comes across as a little bit artificial. It's not that fresh strawberry fruit smell, but there is no mistaking what's in this beer from that smell.

Taste: Strawberry again. It is much like drinking a glass of strawberry juice. If there is beer in there, it's very well hidden. You get the strawberry up front, then more sweetness in the middle (some caramel type malt flavors) along with more strawberry, and then some sour twang at the end. As it warms up the caramel in the middle becomes more notable and some buttery flavors come out too finally making you think that there is a beer in here. The sweetness is not cloying, but it is still a very lopsided flavor profile beer. But maybe that's the point.

Mouthfeel: Decent carbonation for an English ale - sticky and a little chewy, and, definitely juice-like.

Overall / Drinkability: I think one has to be in the mood for this beer. This beer truly is a good blend of strawberry juice and beer, but the flavor is lopsided. You really have to like strawberries to like this beer in my opinion. The beer is there for the alcohol and the carbonation, and the color and the head - but that's where it ends. Wider flavor profile when it's near room temperature, but still, it's strawberry juice in beer, not beer brewed with strawberries and that's an important distinction in my opinion. So an interesting flavor beer, but not something I'm really crazy about or I would pick up again.

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Samuel Smith's Organic Strawberry Fruit Beer from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
85 out of 100 based on 449 ratings.