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

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Samuel Smith's Organic Strawberry Fruit BeerSamuel Smith's Organic Strawberry 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:
No notes at this time.

Added by bark on 01-24-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
536
Reviews:
172
Avg:
3.81
pDev:
15.22%
 
 
Wants:
32
Gots:
97
For Trade:
0
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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.26/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Samuel Smith's Brewery "Samuel Smith's Organic Strawberry Fruit Beer"
550 ml brown glass bottle
$5.99 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Look: Somewhat hazy golden orange body beneath a finger-thick head of foamy white. Better than average head retention and lacing.

Smell: Distinct sweet strawberry over a mild grainy malt base.

Taste: As the aroma suggests with a thin edge of acidity but very little bitterness. Definitely a fruit beer, and very much a dessert beer although you could drink it as-is.

Feel: Medium leaning medium-light in body with a moderate carbonation that leaves it delicately bristling at first and then almost creamy and smooth.

Overall: An impressive fruit beer that's clearly on the sweet side but which doesn't appear fake despite the use of "natural flavors".

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Photo of stephenlee
3.94/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.68/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This was poured into a nonic pint glass. The appearance was a nice looking hazy dark orange to brown color with a nice two and a half finger white foamy head that lasts for about a good thirty second before it dissipated into a lumpy foaminess. The lacing was there and fairly thick in parts. The smell was all about the strawberries. They came across super sweet. The taste was sweet strawberries and it had a nice long sweet strawberry aftertaste that seemed somewhat refreshing as well. The wasn’t much of any finish. On the palate, this one sits about a light to medium in body and shows a decent sessionability about it. The carbonation feels pretty light but still decent for the style. Overall, what a nice strawberry beer. This one is definitely well worthy to have again and will most likely show up on Summer evenings after dinner.

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Photo of VoxRationis
2.91/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Decanted into a tulip pint.
A: Pours golden to amber with a 1/2 inch off white head but little lacing.
S: Strongly favors strawberry with apple/pear notes; saccharin sweet.
T: Again strawberry flavor really crowd out anything but the bitterness (presumably of the pips). Very strong (not pleasant) sour aftertaste.
M: Medium bodied. Retains effervescence. Syrupy though.
O: Tastes rather artificial. Unlike a good e.g. lambic, hard to even think of as an ale; reminds me more of medicine I would have consumed as a child.

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Photo of ImperatorScab
4.84/5  rDev +27%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Photo of cryptichead
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Victory_Sabre1973
4.32/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This beer is a reddish color, and murky. The head is white, 2 finger, and very frothy. The nose is brimming with strawberry, which makes sense. The taste is very fruit forward. You just get pelted with the strawberry flavor. In a way, it's like drinking juice. It is a thick feeling beer. Overall, very delicious.

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Photo of Scruffy82
4.72/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of muswellbeerbelly
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sweemzander
3.23/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Sabre311
4.64/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of freewill35
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Marius
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle shared thanks to sjogro. Clear amber with a thin white head. Notes of strawberries, strawberry bubble gum, sugar. Medium body, medium to low carbonation and a sweet finish.

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Photo of FatsoSvuLLo
3.02/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of rjp217
3.2/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of joberlander
4.06/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Scotty_Karate
4.67/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of buschbeer
4.2/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

550 ml bottle
Served in a Samuel Smith pint glass

This beer pours amber with golden highlights. It is topped with an inch of beige head that leaves a little lacing.

I get a huge strawberry aroma.

It tastes like a strawberry smoothie. It has metric tons of strawberry flavor with a little tartness in the finish.

Medium mouthfeel

If you like strawberries, then this is the beer for you. It is quite refreshing on a 90° day.

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Photo of Frank69
4.06/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.2/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a brilliant orange, with a one finger, white head.
Smells of immense strawberry jam. Tough to beat this smell.
Taste is a little overbearing strawberry. The malt could have been amped up a good amount.
Very crisp and refreshing.
Wonderful fruit beer.

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Photo of Libeertarian
3.32/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

From notes taken 06/20/16:

Served in Samuel Smith pint glass. Caramel-amber, that is, orange/pinkish, color, mirky-clear. Fluffy, biscuity, beige head of moderate retention. Strong strawberry aroma, more so frozen, thawed, frozen, and thawed strawberry. Smells very sweet and tart, but also the onset of fruit fermentation. Much the same on the palate, some faint bitterness suggestive of hops perhaps. As others have stated, could use less fruit or more malt. Still, a treat. Body is medium to full, with sloshy, tingly, but soft and consistent carbonation.

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Photo of Wer34truh
4.08/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pretty weird beer. Drinks more like carbonated strawberry juice. Quite delicious though, one of the best radler-esque beers I've had.

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Photo of EdgarGerik
4.28/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sweffin
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OKbrew89
3.8/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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