Organic Cherry
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)

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Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
England, United Kingdom
Fruit and Field Beer
Ranked #58
Ranked #19,383
3.84 | pDev: 13.02%
Apr 16, 2022
Jun 25, 2007
Very Good
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Notes: None
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4.48/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Christianriveraaa

Look: Poured from a pint bottle - Very dark red pour almost like a medium light brown color. About a finger length of foam rose to the surface.
Smell: Getting fruity aromas, definitely getting cherry, strawberry, even apricot.
Taste: Wow!!! HUGE sweet taste of cherries. Definitely tastes like a better version of Hawaiian punch.
Feel: light bodied beer, almost no carbonation on the tongue.
Overall: This beer was actually 9.5/10 for me. It surprised me on how good it was. Definitely should buy it!

Apr 16, 2022
4.18 by Roejogan from Canada (BC) on Dec 08, 2021
4 by Aeroscorp from Tennessee on Sep 20, 2021
4 by arzt from Germany on Jul 23, 2021
4 by KT3418 from Colorado on Jul 11, 2021
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3.27/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by Sigmund from Norway

330 ml bottle, at The Chandos (a Samuel Smith’s pub), London. ABV is 5.1%. Red colour, moderate pale pink head. Strong aroma of preserved cherries / cherry liqueur / cherry chocolates with marzipan. Medium sweet flavour of cherries and almond essence / marzipan. A nice change-of-pace beer, when you are tired of the usual English bitters.

May 31, 2021
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4.09/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by HardTarget from Texas

Appearance: Red, almost pink glass, holds a solid halo of pink foam that laces the glass. Murky, with a soft glow.

Aroma: Cherries, lots of them. Floral, sweet, Hawaiian Punch, cherry juice.

Taste: Sweet, fruity, not all cherry, some apple, grape, and a generic "fruit juice" taste. Slight bitter sour grape skin note at the finish, but finishes lighter than expected.

Mouthfeel: Juicy, low carbonation, medium body, slight pucker.

Overall: Fruit bomb, and a well done one. Super sweet, a dessert beer for sure, best shared. I can see getting more.

May 31, 2021
4.23 by LasVinny from Nevada on Mar 19, 2021
3.32 by WynnO from Florida on Feb 25, 2021
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4.58/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by PurpleZeppelinK from Texas

My go to for a nice treat. I love cherries and this ale is not far from straight cherry juice. I've shared with others who'd never try it otherwise and they loved it.

Feb 06, 2021
3.25 by vladn from England on Dec 20, 2020
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4.06/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by warrenc from Oregon

Wow, that is a lot of cherry! There is matured malt character behind an almost syrupy sweet cherry. I am a huge fan of cherries so I like this, but if I want hops and malt body, I'll stick to the nice English bitter.

Aug 02, 2020
4.11 by misteil from Ireland on Mar 20, 2020
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3.09/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
by deleted_user_995920

Pours a ruddy amber color,with a massive creamy, foamy head which has a red tinge. All I am picking up on is cherry.Feel is creamy cherry,some hops,full bodied, creamy. Overall this takes like I burped after eating a cherry Rolaid. The cherry taste is nasty, A very artificial cherry flavor like in medicine eg; Cherry Pepto Bismol. I love cherries of all varieties and somehow they made this taste like cherry medicine. C'mon, how many hundreds of years do you need to make a palatable brew?

Dec 03, 2019
3.98 by Hockey_Fan from Maryland on Oct 29, 2019
3.39 by BarryMFBurton from Indiana on May 09, 2019
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4.45/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Rodmiller77 from Iowa

Very good cherry. Also mixed with the choclate Stout was amazing

Mar 03, 2019
3.77 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut on Jan 13, 2019
Photo of Ivory_Soul
4.78/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by Ivory_Soul from California

My absolute go to craft beer. I picked this up randomly one day and fell in love with it. It has such a refined sweet cherry taste but is also slightly tart and has a full body and mellow hops at the end. It smells fantastic and it one of the few beers I can accidentally chug if I'm not careful and go for another.

Dec 25, 2018
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4.35/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by JelickNight from Washington

Crisp and refreshing, sweet but not overpowering. One of the best cherry beers out there.

Nov 02, 2018
4.32 by norinco from Ohio on Aug 30, 2018
4.25 by paulish from New York on Aug 29, 2018
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3.69/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by HoppingMadMonk from New Jersey

While it had a really nice appearance and a very good feel to it the flavor was slightly off Putting. Aroma was cherry candy and juice. Taste was very similar,as it warmed some grain/cereal and malt came through but the cherry dominated. It tastes almost like sparkling cherry juice, not fruit beer

Jun 03, 2018
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4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by EMV from Pennsylvania

Poured from a tall bottle into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Clear copper maroon pour with 2 fingers of pink tinged head. Falls fast... solid lacing.

S: Cherry juice. Fruity and sweet.

T/F: Simple... sweet/tart cherry, light grains... but mostly fruit juice. Not too sweet which is nice. Light bodied... effervescent carbonation.

O: A really tasty cherry fruit beer. Great flavor.. not to sweet... delicious.

Apr 17, 2018
4.29 by MugillaGorilla from Alabama on Apr 15, 2018
4.37 by NotNice75 from Iowa on Feb 20, 2018
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4.06/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

500 ml bottle

pours a deep garnet red color, pinkish colored head that's fizzy and bubbly. rich aroma of sweet cherries. taste is fairly sweet too - fruity without being cloying. medium bodied, slick mouthfeel.

Feb 08, 2018
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4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by ordybill from Georgia

Poured from A 500ML bottle into a tulip glass. The appearance is a semi-clear rose color with a small pink colored head. The aroma is cherries and a faint wine backdrop. The taste is sweet cherry with a nice ale finish.

Feb 03, 2018
4 by XsoldoutX from Pennsylvania on Jan 22, 2018
3.5 by Maillard from Ohio on Jan 21, 2018
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3.86/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by maxarvo from England

A solid fruit beer. Their apricot is nicer and more delicate; depends how much you like cherry flavour. As it's authentically cherry flavour, it tastes and smells a lot like certain medicines. A very good fruit beer. Like any Sam Smith's, smells and tastes unnervingly like the fruit, but this is not their nicest beer. All their beers are great, but this may be their least nice.

Jan 06, 2018
3 by DoctorRobert1969 from California on Nov 28, 2017
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4.05/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by obywan59 from Virginia

Red in color with moderate haze. A 3 finger pink head leaves decent lacing.

Smell is maraschino cherries, and if I use my imagination, chocolate covered cherries.

Sweet cherries, tart cherries. More sweet than tart. Very fruity, just the occasional barest hint of bitterness.

Medium bodied, minimally crisp and rather creamy with a bit of syrup. Drying in the end.

One of the best, if not the best, of the fruit beers I've tried. Nicely done.

Nov 21, 2017
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by pat61 from Minnesota

L: hazy dark cherry red under a 2" pink tinted foam blanket with good retention

S: very big cherry aromas but biscuit aromas in the background evoke a fresh cherry tart

T: cherry biscuit up front but become much more cherry dominated in the middle and then it ends with cherry pie

F: very creamy mousse-like texture and very soft carbonation in a medium body

O; cherry is very big but does not completely dominate the malt

Sep 28, 2017
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4.26/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

Samuel Smith Old Brewery "Organic Cherry"
550 ml brown glass bottle, production coded but without freshness dating
$5.99 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Look: Very hazy ruby red body beneath a full head of frothy pinkish foam.

Smell: Cherry. Sweet cherry, even Maraschino cherry. Some grainy malt.

Taste: As the aroma suggests without change. Very cherry. Some malt, some minimal bitterness. More malty in the finish with a touch of grassy/leafy hops, and surprisingly semi-dry.

Feel: Medium bodied and gently crisp then smooth and almost creamy.

Overall: An exceptional fruit beer that should probably be reserved mainly as a dessert beer but which could be pulled out now and again as something different to break things up.

Aug 07, 2017
4 by samEBC from Belgium on Jul 06, 2017
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3.26/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3
by hoptheology from South Dakota

Awesome beet red/red zinfandel colored body with a bubble gum pink head. Head lasts awhile and leaves lace on the sides of the glass.

Aromas of bright cherries, fresh clean rubber, musty wood flooring, horehound, and cherry bubble gum.

Flavor is like cherry cough drops. Very medicinal both on the front and back end. In the middle I get only a dash of fresh cherry, followed by mineral water, and the 0 calorie lemon-lime sparkling water. It's both very artificial tasting and medicinal.

Feel is pretty good - it's got the right amount of carbonation, and a nice fruity stickiness to it that adheres to the gums and teeth.

Overall, this is probably the worst Sam Smith fruit beer and not worth its price tag.

Jun 28, 2017
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4.09/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by deniro from New York

Right after opening the bottle you get the cherry right off the bat. Pours an absolutely beautiful red color and got a nice head.First sip and it's almost like a cherry soda drink if that's how I can explain it best. A nice tart aftertaste to it. Not overly sweet which I'm very happy about. I don't want to feel like I'm drinking a wine cooler and the tartness balances this out perfect. Fruit beers are something I have to be in the mood for and drink in a very rare blue moon but I'll definitely revisit this one again as most others I've tried in the past I can't say the same about. Definitely give it a try. A good go to on a hot Summer afternoon.

Jun 17, 2017
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4.34/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

This was poured into a nonic pint glass. The appearance was a super nice two and a half fingered white to a tint of reddishness in the head. The head must have lasted for at least a good three minutes before it even decided to dissipate. Once it did, there was a super thick amount of lacing gracing the sides of the glass very nicely. The smell was tart cherries. The taste was tart, sweet and has a touch of sourness but in a good way to complement the flavoring. With a slight refreshing yet crisp cherry aftertaste, the finish ends up being quick and refreshing. On the palate, this one sits about a medium on the body with a superb sessionability about this one. Wow, I feel like I could pound this all day! Overall, I didn’t expect this one to be so sessionable. This is an exceptionally well done beer and should be the benchmark for cherry beers.

Jun 17, 2017
3.95 by nater919 from New York on Jun 16, 2017
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