Samuel Smith's Organic Raspberry Fruit Beer | Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)

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Samuel Smith's Organic Raspberry Fruit BeerSamuel Smith's Organic Raspberry Fruit Beer
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
England, United Kingdom
samuelsmithsbrewery.co.uk

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by TKempe on 01-20-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
511
Reviews:
176
Avg:
3.85
pDev:
11.95%
 
 
Wants:
39
Gots:
78
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Foppaberg
4.15/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VoxRationis
3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Decanted into a conical pint glass.
A: Garnet colored with subtle upward clearing of carbonation, a one inch head, and significant Belgian lacing.
S: Raspberry, peach, and sea salt overpower the malt or hop aroma.
T: Very tart with raspberry flavor predominating, but peach and lemon drop notes.
M: Medium bodied with persistent, even robust effervescence.
O: This is the best of the Samuel Smith Organic Fruit Beers, having tried several.

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Photo of nater919
3.87/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.12/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Beautiful pinkish-red blush. Effervescent bubbles float up to help suppliment the bubble gum colored head.

Nose : Lots of ripe, tart raspberries, slight vinegar, more residual sweetness.

Flavor : much of the same; tart rasperries, some raspberry soda, club soda, light vinegar notes but only faintly. Delicious. Not quite as fulfilling and fruity as Raspberry Tart by New Glarus, but still does okay when there's none around.

Feel is heavily carbonated, with a sweet tannin pucker on the finish as if I just ate raspberries. Astonishing.

Overall, a very tasty beer with not many flaws or issues to speak of. I'll buy more, and more, and more.

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Photo of trevorpost
3.42/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Victory_Sabre1973
4.11/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This beer pours a nice red color. Not very clear.
The head was 1 finger. White. Frothy, and didn't last too long.
The nose is really strong with tart raspberries. Really fruity.
The taste is actually pretty mild. I was expecting to be hit hard with the raspberry, but it was mellow. It was there, but didn't hit you over the head with a 2x4. Some tartness, but there's a lot of sweetness also.
Feels pretty good going down. Not too watery. Some carbonation feeling going down.
Overall a good choice, and I'm very happy I got it.

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4.51/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

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4.43/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

L: Transparent dark red/pink with a creamy, sticky PINK head. Leaves lots of lacing. Looks marvelous.

S: Raspberry yogurt, raspberry jam; seedy raspberry puree. Smells sweet, jammy, and slightly tart all at once. Slightly chemically, too, almost like an artificially sweetened raspberry toothpaste.

T: Raspberry jam. Raspberry yogurt. Raspberry puree. Mostly sweet, cooked, and jammy raspberries, with the seeds. Slightly tart on the backend. No real malt character to speak of. Maybe faint brown bread. Slightly artificial raspberry taste on the finish. Raspberry toothpaste. Strawberry candy. Raspberry flavored cotton candy.

F: Medium-light body, smooth, crisp and refreshing, nice bubbly carbonation.

O: One of the best fruit beers in recent memory, the best raspberry beer I've had that's not one of the sour ones. Comparable for me to Founders Rubaeus, but even better. Simply delicious.

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Photo of ThePopeFromTV
2.92/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

I'm honestly not the type to rate a beer on its appearance or smell or feel. I've had a lot of fruit beers in my lifetime; many miss the mark, many play it safe, and some hit the nail on the head for the perfect balance of fruit and beer.

This Samuel Smith Raspberry was disappointing enough for me to register an account on here and want to warn people. It was tart, unpleasant, and had a reminiscent tinge of cough syrup that thankfully faded before the aftertaste developed. This and their Apricot beer have turned me away from this brewery's fruit beer selection permanently. I paid $6.50-$7.00 per bottle and thank god I didn't buy other flavors. I'd actually be upset with the waste of money.

The taste was a 2 because I didn't even finish the beer, but I know I could've. That's the only difference between a 2 and a 1 to me.

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3.58/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Miami66
4.8/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of stephenlee
3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of DS31
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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3.22/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.61/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.84/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.19/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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3.81/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.52/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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Samuel Smith's Organic Raspberry Fruit Beer from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
3.85 out of 5 based on 511 ratings.
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