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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

366 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 366
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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psoriasaurus

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +19%

02-11-2014 19:23:52 | More by psoriasaurus
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Zdrummer15

Pennsylvania

3.76/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

550 ml bottle to Samuel Smith imperial tulip pint glass

Appearance: orangish with a red hue mixed in, bubbly white head

Smell: pure, almost overpowering strawberry smell. I can't get much else through it

Taste: again, pure strawberries up front with a little bit of hoppy flavor to balance it out on the finish. Much less overpowering than the smell

Mouth feel: light and crisp, as expected. Goes down super easy

Overall: not my favorite style, but I get cravings for a fruit beer once in a while and this one is what they say it is. Genuine strawberry through and through

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2014 05:54:34 | More by Zdrummer15
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Luiz0930

California

3.25/5  rDev -14%

01-23-2014 07:55:10 | More by Luiz0930
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LeahM

New York

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

01-20-2014 01:26:51 | More by LeahM
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SocalKicks

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

01-19-2014 17:39:00 | More by SocalKicks
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spikechiquet

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +19%

01-17-2014 01:40:05 | More by spikechiquet
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CreekyJarls

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +5.8%

01-13-2014 04:29:53 | More by CreekyJarls
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ajmkendrick

Washington

2/5  rDev -47.1%

01-07-2014 06:41:22 | More by ajmkendrick
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erialbill

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +5.8%

01-05-2014 13:54:41 | More by erialbill
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brandon911

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

01-05-2014 07:06:30 | More by brandon911
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jaydoc

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

01-05-2014 03:40:01 | More by jaydoc
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drbenderdo

Michigan

4/5  rDev +5.8%

01-03-2014 16:25:16 | More by drbenderdo
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Nordicsk8er

Massachusetts

3.55/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Wow. When they say strawberry, they're not kidding! Just upon opening the bottle, even before the first pour, the sweet scent of fresh strawberries wafts from the bottle. Pouring into a glass only amplifies the strawberry-ness of this brew. The flavor lives up to the aroma, almost to a fault. The strawberry flavor is so forward it perhaps gets in the way of the beers other characteristics. This was, however, an enjoyable drink and worth a try for sure. After all, what's not to like about the flavor of fresh organic berries? I'd like to pair it with sweeter dessert foods next time instead of savory foods.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2013 01:31:50 | More by Nordicsk8er
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abarlow03

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

12-29-2013 20:26:01 | More by abarlow03
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MrBoh

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

11-28-2013 16:11:59 | More by MrBoh
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Guitars_and_beer

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

11-25-2013 15:00:53 | More by Guitars_and_beer
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DrinkNewport

Rhode Island

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

This is a strawberry fruit beer that tastes like...strawberries. It bears mentioning because my biggest gripe with "flavored" beers is that often-times, they have the name of a flavor written all over them, even smell like that flavor...and then you sip it and it tastes like unflavored beer.

This beer has a ruby-red pour that most should find entirely suitable for the style and a light head.

It smells like strawberries.
It tastes like strawberries...and beer.
Feels like...carbonated strawberry juice.
Overall? This is the best strawberry beer I've had. (Sample Size:1)

Why drink this beer? Because if you show up at a party with Redd's Strawberry Ale, your friends will hit you with sticks.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2013 05:01:07 | More by DrinkNewport
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mfnmbvp

Illinois

4.3/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. Another organically produced fruit beer from Samuel Smith's that I have overlooked for far too long. My label is a little different than the bottle pictured and says Samuel Smith's Organic Handcrafted Fruit Ale, no abv listed on the bottle, so my faith is in BeerAdvocate here. Excited to finally have this bottle, expectations are high.

Poured into an over-sized wine glass.

A - Pours a lightly murky orange colored body with perhaps a faint tint of pink thrown in there. Two fingers of fluffy off-white / tan head falls to a film. Looks pretty nice for what it is.

S - Smells of beautiful freshly cut strawberries and white sugar hits you immediately after uncapping the bottle. 'Vinous', juicy, and sweet smelling. Just a bit of dusty yeast presence to remind you that you are smelling a beer.

T - Ah yes, very lovely. Just how I'd hoped it would taste. Authentic strawberry juice, white sugar, strawberry jam, and some grapes. Very natural nasting, and not artificially sickening, if anything.

M - Just the right amount of fruity tartness / sugary sour. Finishes mostly clean with just a bit of sugary fruity stickiness on the palate.

Overall, another very nice organic outing from Samuel Smith's, who quickly became one of my favorite breweries last year, and continues to occupy that spot with mostly nothing but awesome beers. Can't wait to try more of these.

Samuel Smith's Organic Strawberry Fruit Ale ---4/5.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2013 18:31:45 | More by mfnmbvp
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Zach122

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

11-17-2013 04:41:43 | More by Zach122
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blue-dream

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5.8%

11-17-2013 00:12:48 | More by blue-dream
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timmy2b

New York

2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

11-14-2013 23:50:38 | More by timmy2b
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Bear1964

Nebraska

4/5  rDev +5.8%

11-10-2013 22:55:32 | More by Bear1964
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

3.25/5  rDev -14%

11-10-2013 02:19:53 | More by mothman
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AnthonySkatz

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

11-03-2013 21:49:20 | More by AnthonySkatz
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Carl_R

Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

11-01-2013 23:19:34 | More by Carl_R
Samuel Smith's Organic Strawberry Fruit Beer from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
85 out of 100 based on 366 ratings.