Organic Cherry | Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)

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Brewed by:
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
England, United Kingdom

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by mdagnew on 06-25-2007

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Ratings: 454 |  Reviews: 168
Photo of NotNice75
4.37/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jmdrpi
4.06/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of ordybill
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of XsoldoutX
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Maillard
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of maxarvo
3.86/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of DoctorRobert1969
3/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of obywan59
4.05/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.26/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of samEBC
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.26/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of deniro
4.09/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.34/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

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Photo of nater919
3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of VoxRationis
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Decanted into a tulip pint glass.
A: Slightly hazy light ruby color with frothy, persistent pink head.
S: Cherry and biscuit.
T: Cherry at the front, with molasses and anise on the back end.
M: Medium body, but with a syrup quality in feel. Nicely persistence effervescence.
O: Drinks like a cherry soda, but much fuller bodied and less sweet. Enjoyed it; not for every day, but for an occasional treat.

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Photo of brittanylicious
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of heysuz
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DanGeo
3.74/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OriginalWayOut
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sweemzander
3/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Holderness
3.61/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

L -- Pours a dark reddish amber with a 1.5 finger pink-hued head. Literally the color of cherry blossoms, very pretty
S -- Smells strongly of cherries and malts. Somewhat overly cherry-like. Smells a little fake
T -- Just like those Blue Sky black cherry spritzers you can find at your local co-op. Literally cannot perceive any alcohol
F -- Fizzy and soda-like. Sour finish
O -- More of a soda than a beer


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4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GlennWB
4.37/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

One of the better cherry beers.10-2016

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Photo of Zimmerman
4.6/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Eyes and Nose: Pours ruby red with a bubbly pink head that holds for some time. Brilliant cherry and sugar notes with a touch of grape must.

Mouth: Feels like a cross between a juice and a sparkling wine, though not as effervescent.

Tart and sweet cherry flavor, balanced with a decent malt that makes this an incredibly smooth fruit ale. Subtle notes of grape, sugar, and yeast with a numbing sensation on the tip of the tongue.
Rating: This is like drinking grandma's cherry pie at Christmas. Make sure to grab a proper tulip or goblet so you can really enjoy te full bouquet of this beer. Just sweet enough to be a treat, while still being a good malty ale.


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