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Samuel Smith's Organic Cherry Fruit BeerSamuel Smith's Organic Cherry Fruit Beer
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Samuel Smith's Organic Cherry Fruit BeerSamuel Smith's Organic Cherry Fruit Beer

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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1/5  rDev -74%

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2/5  rDev -47.9%

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2/5  rDev -47.9%

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2.21/5  rDev -42.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Appearance - This beer is actually bronze in color and not a very pretty one at that. The head was nice though and lingered.

Smell - There's a light cherry aroma here but it is covered with earthy vegetation that almost gives it a stale character.

Taste - The sweetness here is all wrong IMO. You expect more of an earthy flavor in a Fruit Beer than say a Fruit Lambic but this is way over the top. There's almost no natural cherry flavor and what there is gets drowned out by this earthy, almost green pepper taste that is stale and unpleasing.

Mouthfeel - This is medium-bodied with some terrific carbonation that provides a light tickling in the cheeks.

Sinkability - This beer had its ups but they were far outweighed by the downs; I couldn't even finish it.

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2.25/5  rDev -41.4%

Photo of Hunter
2.65/5  rDev -31%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Appearance: deep red-copper colored brew with light pink (!) head that persists fairly well. some lacing.

Smell: More subtle than a lot of fruit beers. Still, fruit is the only aroma one gets from the nose.

Taste: Bleh - overpowering sicky-sweet fruit and little else.

Mouthfeel: a little cloying, like cough syrup

Drinkability: Way too heavy in the fruit department. Sam Adams Cherry Wheat is more subtle, and that's saying something since that one's pretty strong too.

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2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

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2.78/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

Sampled on 6-16-09

Pours a neat red/pink color, with a bubbly but thin white head and small bits of chunky lacing.

Smell is strong cherry, sweet, but in a wine-like way. Slightly sour, with a clean and fruity finish.

Taste is all cherry juice with a hint of beer in the very back. The flavor is good, but it's not beer.

Mouthfeel is thin and well carbonated, but the flavors stick to your tongue, which is enjoyable.

Drinkability sucks (as a beer, good as a fruity girl's drink).

Overall, a bomber of Smirnoff is much cheaper.

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2.9/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of froghop
2.95/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

pours a clear dark red with a thin white head that dissipates quickly, and a little lacing.

smell is of cherry and a little malt.

taste is sweet, cherry, some malt, ends a little dry.

overall good for a fruit beer, a little too sweet, and a little too much cherry.

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2.95/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Shared a bottle at Marrika's, Lexington. Boy you have got to like cherries to enjoy this beer. The beverage is all about it.

As most fruit beers do, this beer is completely dominated from nose to finish with cherry character. It's to the point that any base beer is no longer evident. Strong, tart, and sharply acidic notes of cherry soda, caugh drops, and fresh cherries. In one sip, the beer takes on an artificial sweet cherry flavor; while alternating the next with fresh cherry tastes.

The feel of the beer again take a soda twist on things, leaving a thin sugary feel on the mouth and a prickle of carbonation that is accented by the acidity of the cherries. Could use some malt character from the base beer. Finishes with the lingering strong cherry taste and cherry soda pop feel.

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2.96/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

22 ounce bomber poured into a New Belgium Globe.

A: Pours a hazy ruby-red hue with a thick frothy white head on top. The lacing clings to the glass nicely. 4.0

S: Muted scent of cherries and a mild smell of some bread/yeast. 3.0.

T: This beer starts rather thin and watery, some bready flavors are in the background, and then a strong cherry presence arrives and overwhelms everything else. Fortunately, I do like cherry, but you can't enjoy this beer if you don't. 3.0

M: This beer has a lively carbonation in the background, and a thick cherry finish that coats the tongue. 3.0

D: This is ok, but it just doesn't have much that makes me go *wow*... I grew tired of it within 8-12 ounces, and still had 10+ ounces to go in the bomber. 2.5

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2.96/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

330ml bottle served in a thumbler glass.

A: Pours a deep red cherry color forming a medium pink bubbled aired head. Good retention and some spotty lacings left in the glass

S: Very sweet and syropy ib the nose. Cherry juice.

T: Sweet upfront. Sweet cherry syrup, again

M: Light body and medium carbonation. Syrupy and fruity aftertaste

O: Too sweet and syrupy for my taste. Artificial. Not going for this one anymore

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2.98/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A- dense pink tinted foam sits atop an almost vermilion colored slightly hazy brew, and the suds settle fast to a thin sheen surrounded by a nice soapy ring. some sheets of lace stick after i drink.

S- tart cherry sourness makes my face tingle. also some cherry candy and cough drop aroma in there as well. a faint undertone of toasty malt and nothing is evident beyond that.

T- very flavorful to say the least, the cherry is powerful and dominant, on both sweet and sour sides of the spectrum. perhaps this brew was blended to be as mild as possible to allow for a more intense cherry flavor. beer flavor is there... somewhere, in the far distance, somewhere over yonder, but the more sips i take the more it seems like cherry juice and soda water. only the slightest sense of malt is perceived, and very very soft earthy bitterness in the cherry cherry finish.

MF- juicy, cloying, and medicinal, makes me feel sugary and sickly. don't like it.

D- samuel smiths is definitely one of my favorite breweries but this is not the beer for me. i feel terrible giving such a low rating, but it must be done. there is so damn much cherry that the beer cannot even compete and it gets a little overwhelming for my taste in a beer of this nature.

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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