Organic Raspberry | Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)

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3.87/5
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529 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:
#11,041
Reviews:
184
Ratings:
529
pDev:
11.89%
Bros Score:
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Photo of HorseheadsHophead
4.43/5  rDev +14.5%
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 -24.5%
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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Photo of TheBigBoy
3.58/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Miami66
4.8/5  rDev +24%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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3.22/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.61/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.84/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.19/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.52/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.31/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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4.15/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.02/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.09/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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3.83/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.49/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.74/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.92/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L: Pours a beautiful blood red as if it were beet juice. Minimal head recedes quickly leaving almost no surface haze.

S: Definitely raspberry from the second you open it and some malt on the nose too. Not super fragrant once in the glass and sitting for a minute.

T: Wow, pleasantly surprised. I like this more than the strawberry fruit ale they offer. Has a very natural taste of ripe red raspberries. I am surprised they pulled that off so well. Non beer drinkers who like fruit wine would love this beer.

F: Typical Samuel Smith but a tad bit bigger bubbles. I would have preferred smaller bubbles to round out the raspberries ripe profile with a touch of zing across the tongue. You get a little of that here.

Overall this gives me hope that I might like other fruit ales. I found the strawberry fruit ale from Samuel Smith to be natural tasting but a bit to bright and sharp. This is much more rounded and rich tasting. Would be great for a summer BBQ with pork.

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4.71/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.16/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Organic Raspberry from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 529 ratings