Organic Raspberry | Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)

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BA SCORE
3.87/5
Very Good
526 Ratings
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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:
Handcrafted at the tiny All Saints Brewery set in a time warp in Stamford using the old manually operated brewing equipment. Finest organically grown barley and wheat are used to create a complex ale which, having undergone primary and secondary fermentation with different yeasts and extended maturation, is taken to Samuel Smith’s small, independent British brewery at Tadcaster. There it is blended with pure organic raspberry fruit juice and a previously cellared organic brew - creating an unparalleled fruit ale . The smooth distinctive character of the matured beer serves as the perfect counterpoint to the pure organic fruit juice.

Added by TKempe on 01-20-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#10,408
Reviews:
184
Ratings:
526
pDev:
11.89%
Bros Score:
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Photo of Brenden
3.49/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This one looks like a raspberry soda might, only quite a bit thicker and with a reasonably substantial ecru head. I might call it mauve, or something close with maybe a bit more red to it. Lace is small, tight and bubbly but better than average in quantity.
I like the sweet smell and taste mingling with the tartness, and the raspberry is certainly fresh. This one does have the least character from the base beer coming through between the others I've tried (apricot and strawberry, to this point). It does offer a crackery sort of malt and a bit of dusty earth, so I do get it. The other beers do have quite a fruit presence while allowing the beer to shine more effectively, though.
It's light to medium bodied and just short of spritzy. It does lean toward a soda-like feel but eases off the bubbly carbonation just at the precipice. As it is, it's a nice and refreshing apartif or dessert-type beer that can also be enjoyed alone or with the main course.

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4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

550 ml bottle into imperial pint glass, bottled on 9/17/2013. Pours fairly crystal clear dark ruby red color with a 1-2 finger dense light pink head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big tart raspberry with a good amount of fruity/sugary sweetness and some light bread. Very nice aromas with big authentic fruit presence and a nice fruit/sweetness balance; with great strength. Taste of big tart raspberry with moderate fruity/sugary sweetness, light bread, and slight herbal hops. Slight earthy herbal bitterness on the finish with a fair amount of fruit tartness; with lingering notes of tart/sweet raspberry flavors on the finish for a good bit. Great robustness of authentic raspberry flavors; with a great sweetness/tartness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, fairly crisp, and lightly syrupy mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent fruit beer as expected. All around great robustness and balance of authentic tart raspberry and fruit/sugary malt sweetness; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

a. Red/maroon in color. Pinkish 2 finger head when poured into a tulip glass. Not much lacing.

s. All raspberry, but a tart raspberry

t. All raspberry. Not many ale characteristics. Tastes more like a raspberry wine than a raspberry bear. To prove this point, I had my wife try it. She likes wine, hates beer. She enjoyed this.

m. Mouthfeel is actually quite nice. Even though the head dissipates, there is carbonation and balance.

o. Good beer with minimal beer qualities - which is like an oxymoron, but true.

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Organic Raspberry from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 526 ratings