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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
Reviews:
171
Ratings:
500
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
20.31%
 
 
Wants:
37
Gots:
74
For Trade:
0
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Photo of WVbeergeek
4.35/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep murky ruby tinted boy with a pink colored head forming thick, 500ml bottle this could be a whole lot of fruit beer. Fine even lacing dispersed nicely, aroma is full of tart raspberries and fruit jam with an earthy seed based accent. Light airy fruit with tart perfume like notes of raspberry fruit, a very nice smelling beer. Flavor wise it's extremely tart bordering sour, finishes dry after the fruit sugars subside with the sweetness. Much like fermented fruit juice, in this case tart raspberries. A bit of lactic yogurt like flavors amongst the fruit and malt interplay absolutely no hop profile to speak of. Dry finish, body has sturdy champagne like carbonation, medium bodied a bit cloying. Overall a very drinkable fruit ale, I don't find many out there, but this one is enjoyable natural fruit flavors provide for a nice beer experience.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.15/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Samuel Smith’s Organic Raspberry Ale has a medium, fizzy-ish, pink head, a clear, ruby red appearance, and low-level lacing left behind. The aroma is of strong raspberry juice with bread. Taste is a one-two punch of acidic & sweet raspberry juice and bready malt. Bitterness is low. Mouthfeel is medium, and Samuel Smith’s Organic Raspberry Ale finishes dry and highly drinkable.

RJT

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Photo of 911CROFT
4.4/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

355ml bottle into a snifter glass. Paid £2.30 for a single bottle.

Pours a deep, rich red body, that when held to the light turns to a bright, pinkish ruby. A three-finger in height, pink-tinged, white foamy head disappears quickly leaving a small amount of soapy lacing.

Aromas of fresh, tart, cooked raspberries hit the nose as soon as the bottle is open. The taste follows suit, with a deliciously long, smooth, tangy, sweet natural raspberry flavour, followed by a tart, zingy, slightly earthy and dry finish. Light bodied with a generous amount carbonation it manages to avoid feeling cloying despite being fairly sweet.

Overall this is an excellent beer. True to the fruit, massively easy drinking and refreshing. Would recommend.

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Photo of oberon
3.6/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I split this bottle with my wife thinking this ale would be geared more for her,I actually didnt think it was all that bad.Poured the color of a pepperment stick (not the white part of course),with a nice tight pink colored head atop,aromas of candied sweet raspberries with faint caramel-like sweetness.Flavors start out very sweet and sticky but ends with a nice tart finish,more like fresh raspberries.Not something I could drink much of,but for what it is its pretty good.

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Photo of DanGeo
3.83/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tbryan5
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of GameOfBeers
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

While I'm not a big fruit beer fan, this one has me torn a bit. I'm not sure if it reminds me of a juice when I was younger, or dare I say it, my palate may be evolving? I think as of now it is the former of the two. Very sweet and crisp with little fireworks bubbles in the center of the glass once the head dissipated. Not too bad, once and a while for now.

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Photo of RoninBirdman
3/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of JakerLou
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of tigg924
4.2/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: high carbonation, 1 inch head, dark red in color, clear

Smell: tart raspberries and sugar

Taste: big tart raspberries...a bit of caramel malt, and sugar.

Mouthfeel: tart and sweet. The sweetness never gets to the cloying level, high carbonation, light body

Overall: The Sam Smith organic fruit line all seems to follow in the same pattern. Very good, fruity, sweet beers that all taste like beer still as opposed to wine coolers. This one has a bit more tartness than the others and is my favorite of the pack, but all make excellent dessert beers. I will be having this again.

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Photo of aquazr1
3.6/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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

Good but very fruity in all aspects

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Photo of Mora2000
3.8/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a reddish-purple color with an off-white head. The aroma is strong raspberry with not much else. The flavor is identical to the aroma. Other than a lot of raspberry, I don't get anything else. The beer is very sweet and tastes more like raspberry juice than any kind of a beer. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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Photo of tummy345
4.46/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JohnnyBarman
3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured a lovely dark red - almost purple, ruby when held to the light. About a half-inch of light pink foam, good retention and some lacing. Looks unlike any beer I've tried before, but still looks good.

Nose is mostly raspberry with just a touch of lemon tartness. Not getting anything 'beer' in here, but I happen to really enjoy raspberries, so I'm digging this. They smell geniune, which is a big plus.

Again, the taste is all raspberry - lovely and tart. Not overly sweet or else I doubt I could finish the whole bottle. Nor is it as tart as a lambic or sour. Just a tasty flavor of raspberry. Finishes dry and puckery.

Mouthfeel is highly carbonated, which is again probably a good thing, or else it would have the consistancy of a raspberry cooler. Medium body, dryness in the finish.

It's hard to for me to really call this a beer, since the raspberry flavor doesn't accentuate - it dominates - the ale. Other fruit beers are a little bit more subtle, blending wheat or classic ale flavors with a fruit backing. Still, whatever it is Sam Smith's did, they did it well. The raspberry flavor is fresh, real, tart, not overlysweet, and with good carbonation. I rated the drinkability for this a bit low because finishing the bottle will be tough. It's refreshing, certainly tasty, but a hard taste to stick with. I'll certainly drink this again, but I'll be sharing!

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Photo of NoetheMatt
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of rob133
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of wattoclone
5/5  rDev +30.2%

Photo of wer
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of stephenlee
3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of RyanPS
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of HoppySeb
4/5  rDev +4.2%

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

Photo of valkyre65
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of tallfellapgh
4/5  rDev +4.2%

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