Organic Cherry
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)

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Style:
Fruit and Field Beer
Ranked #51
ABV:
5.1%
Score:
86
Ranked #17,426
Avg:
3.86 | pDev: 12.95%
Reviews:
172
Ratings:
466
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Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
 
England, United Kingdom
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  23
Gots
  65
SCORE
86
Very Good
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Reviews by BeerWithMike:
Photo of BeerWithMike
4.96/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Sampling right now on 2/6/16. Comes in a single 550ml (18.7 ounce) bottle for $5.99 at Hy-Vee. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a large "ROCK BOTTOM MUG CLUB" handled-glass stein.

Brew pours a hazy reddish-'wine' in color with a good 3+-finger foamy/creamy off-white head. LOTS of ring-like lacing is seen after each sip. Aroma is of LOTS of freshly-picked ripe cherries with some sweet malt. Taste follows the nose and isn't as sweet as it sounds. Slightly tart BUT goes down so easy. Medium-bodied with perfect carbonation. Fantastic brew!

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.26/5  rDev -15.5%
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 acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of Futbolmanby
3.96/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of swgwilt
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of kitschiguy
4.43/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

355ml bottle into a 350ml beer glass.

Poured a ver red, dark brown with a tight frothy red-tinted head. Leaves a fine film down to the last drop. Lots of lacing. Very nice.

Lots and lots of cherry on the nose with a malty nuttiness coming through. Nice.

Extremely smooth and creamy, lots of cherry some malts, low bitterness. Sweet but drying. Perfect for me Lovely!

Absolutely lovely beer - I could drink this all day. I checked the website and apparently this is made with real cherries!

Highly recommended.

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Photo of vfgccp
3.84/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A – Brown amber with peach highlights. Rose-white, loosely bubbled head leaves a nice lace.

S – Medicinal black cherry aroma.

T – Soft black cheery and pear with a great, brown bread, malt backbone. Touch of cinnamon and honey.

M – Soft and well carbonated. Medium light body. Sweet cherry finish.

O – The nose is artificial in an awful way, but the flavors are fantastic.

Paired well with an earthy double cream and an 12 mo aged gouda. A blue cheese was a little too big for it.

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Photo of PJCarnell
3.87/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of bubseymour
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of GlennWB
4.37/5  rDev +13.2%
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 heysuz
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Patrickd
4.94/5  rDev +28%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of fox227
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of James121
4.9/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is a very cool looking beer in a glass. nice foamy head.. Smooth going down. but im a cherry freak. so i think it needs a little more cherry than beer part. But over all if your looking for real cherry and real sweet beer. this is your ticket to good times. Youll love the light red foam head on it. thats a very cool effect.

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Photo of Pexkool
4.65/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a bright cherry red color with a thin white head. Pleasant to the eye.

S - Cherry and malt notes with a faint tartness, perhaps honey or citric notes.

T - Tastes like a Tootsie Pop, but not so overwhelming; malt and citric flavors are present and quite pleasant.

M - Pleasant carbonation and tartness; you could drink a whole four pack of these and still want some more thanks to the little ABV it has.

Overall, a good fruit beer, tastier than other fruit beers I've had, but still not on the top of my list; would definitely recommend it, and search similar beers because Samuel Smith does not disappoint.

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Photo of Brandon632
2.9/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of jwps214
2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

Photo of OriginalWayOut
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of soupieman
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Martine
4.28/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
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 Black_Dog37
3.31/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of casualfan
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of biblioluke
4.86/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of cakennedy
3.55/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured out of the pretty tall bottle that Samuel Smith uses for all the beers. Some head.

Its pinkish, but it was hard to tell because the bar had fairly bad lighting. It smells like delicious cherries, which was surprising because usually I hate anything cherry flavored, and other cherry wheat beers I've had before didn't taste good.

This beer tastes very strongly of cherries and sweetness, its definitely not a "beery" beer. Luckily for me I love sweets, so I thought it was very tasty. On the other hand, my boyfriend did not like it as much, as he thought it was much too sweet. Oh well! More for me.

One thing to note is that its quite carbonated! aka, you'll burp a lot. Also, I don' t think I could have had more than the 1/2 of the 22oz. bottle. Its far too sweet to drink a lot of. However, its overall a tasty fruit beer that I would definitely get again when in the mood.

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Organic Cherry from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 466 ratings