Organic Strawberry
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)

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From:
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
 
England, United Kingdom
Style:
Fruit and Field Beer
Ranked #66
ABV:
5.1%
Score:
86
Ranked #19,903
Avg:
3.83 | pDev: 15.4%
Ratings:
600
Status:
Active
Rated:
May 31, 2022
Added:
Jan 24, 2009
Wants:
  39
Gots:
  118
SCORE
86
Very Good
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Notes: None
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4 by Bigmoist from West Virginia on May 31, 2022
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4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by LiquidAmber from Washington

Poured into a Samuel Smith pint glass. Pours a lightly hazy, medium peachy amber with an initially fizzy, two finger white head that dissipates to patches with light lacing. Aroma of light lager malt and strawberry. Flavor is light lager malt with a touch of biscuit and strawberry juice. Sweet at first, but somewhat dry finish with lingering strawberry. Medium bodied with light creaminess and active carbonation. A solid strawberry fruit beer with a subdued malt base. Although sweet as expected, this has a pleasant, somewhat dry finish with a touch of tartness that I enjoyed more than many fruit beers. A solid, refreshing offering from Samuel Smith.

May 12, 2022
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4.61/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25
by Christianriveraaa

Look: Very light brown almost amber pour from a pint bottle - refrigerated.
Smell: Getting huge aromas of fruity strawberries, not much else besides this but smells VERY good.
Taste: Wow! Tastes just as advertised, this is a fruity beer but is VERY good. I'm a huge stout drinker but will definitely find myself getting this beer quite often along with the organic chocolate stout.
Feel: Medium carbonation on the tongue - medium to heavy bodied beer. Very easy to drink, so tasty - definitely would consider this a desert beer.
Overall: This is so good! I really didn't expect this to be this good! Very easy to drink, tastes just as advertised. Definitely don't pass this beer up if you see it!

Apr 21, 2022
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3.84/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by dd53grif from Michigan

Pours a medium gold color with a foamy head that lasts quite a while. Aroma and taste of sweet vanilla and strawberries. Tastes like strawberry jam. Interesting brew.

Mar 26, 2022
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4.27/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by eppCOS from Colorado

This is fantastic fruited ale. Maybe my current favorite that isn't a sour style. Tremendous. Strawberries for days...

Mar 06, 2022
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4.09/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Sabtos from Ohio

Lightly foggy ambered peach with a short khaki foam head settling to a thin film and condensed ring.

This is the closest thing to New Glarus's Strawberry Rhubarb, and it's actually pretty stunning how on point that association is after a second, third and fourth sip. Let's not mention the fact that I've never had this and I don't even know how or why, considering my love for Samuel Smith's stout and fruit ales. Okay let's mention it.

Wild strawberry jam flavors abound in this lightly effervescent and quaffable ale. Its mild sweetness is contrasted by a faint toast in the finish.

Dec 31, 2021
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3.92/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by hardy008 from Minnesota

Pours a hazy dark amber color with a small off white head which fades quickly. Has a strong pleasant strawberry smell. Tastes just like it smells, with plenty of strawberries and I really can't detect anything else. Light to medium bodied. Not overly sweet, not much of an aftertaste. A nice pleasant beer.

Dec 21, 2021
 
4.54 by markallmon from Tennessee on Dec 16, 2021
 
5 by Dalkri from Massachusetts on Nov 01, 2021
 
4 by Aeroscorp from Tennessee on Sep 20, 2021
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4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by BerkeleyBeerSleuth from California

Reddish copper color with a thin white head. Strong aroma of strawberry. Smell of herbal hops. Nice sweet malt base. Taste is pretty similar to the aroma and definitely has a fresh roadside strawberry stand fruitiness to it. Fruit flavors predominate, it's not the most dynamic beer but if you are looking for something different and refreshing this will hit the spot.

Sep 05, 2021
 
3.19 by arzt from Germany on Jul 23, 2021
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2.73/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
by Sigmund from Norway

355 ml bottle, from Voldby Købmandsgård, Denmark. ABV is 5.1%. The colour is more brown than red, with a moderate off-white head. Strong aroma of strawberry jam and artificial "strawberry" candy, not fresh strawberries. The flavour has also notes of strawberry jam, but is not quite as sweet as I feared, and there are actually some hints of malts and hops to remind you that this is a beer. Refreshing when cold.

Jun 02, 2021
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3.89/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by imnodoctorbut from Texas

poured a clear pinkish-red tinged gold body with an off-white head that has no retention and leaves no lacing as it settles to a pronounced halo

aroma is caramel and strawberry and vanilla; the strawberry is familiar but definitely funked up and tart. all of that said, the aroma is very muted and barely there.

taste is strawberries, vanilla, and caramel - like the aroma but much more lively. it's pretty sweet, smooth, and plucky. juicy as well, though that runs thinner as it comes up to room temp.

mouthfeel is higher carbonation with a medium body. I wasn't expecting such a full/thick brew here but it's got a weight to it for sure. it's a pillowy and smooth ride overall with a fairly dry finish and a little bit of strawberry/vanilla funk lingering in the aftertaste.

overall:
an enjoyable brew for sure, bigger than you might initially think, with a lovely balance going on with the vanilla/caramel notes, though all of this does go on to make for a very sweet experience with less tart than you may associate with the fruit. if you dig strawberry, dive in, though there are several others that nail the experience of "strawberry beer" in much more interesting ways.

Apr 08, 2021
 
4.35 by ZombiePlus from California on Mar 19, 2021
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4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by DrBeergood from Ohio

L: Going to enjoy this one at room temp. It's so incredibly foamy that I immediately regret this decision. It's orange (red+yellow) ale with an off-white khaki head (and lots of it). It's clear, filtered.

S: Fermented strawberries dominate the nose.

T: Strawberry shortcake, complete with cream. It's quite nice.

F: Sweet fluffy and creamy. Not tartness.

O: It's a dessert brew (Low ABV and high sweetness), and mildly pretentious,

Jan 27, 2021
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4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

A - Light strawberry colored with slight haziness and thin lacing.

S - Strawberry on the nose....period. Not overwhelming but with the appropriate amount of aromatic presence.

T - Delicate to moderate strawberry from start to the end and finishes on the sweeter side but with a subtle and appropriate delicate bitterness.

M - Medium body.

O - This beer is really well done with just enough sweetness without being cloying or over the top. Refreshing and recommended.

Nov 14, 2020
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3.68/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by Thomas_Wikman from Texas

I am drinking organic strawberry a fruit and field beer from Samuel Smith old brewery, ABV 5.10%. It contains strawberry juice. The flavor is wheat crackers, strawberry jam, a bit sweet, not too much. Reminds me of Lindemanns strawberry.

Look: orange to amber with a thick white head

Aroma: strawberry

Taste: wheat crackers, strawberry jam, a bit sweet, not too much.

Body/Overall: medium body, easy drinking

Oct 06, 2020
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4.97/5  rDev +29.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by JoeMurphy from Tennessee

Appearance: Amber colored, clear body; off-white head that retains well and leaves some nice lacing.

Aroma: Straight-up strawberries; cream; a little; a little malt.

Taste: strawberries; cream; very sweet; some faint grain.

Mouthfeel and finish: full and savory.

Overall, a perfect beer for the style.

Aug 28, 2020
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5/5  rDev +30.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by LUSCIOUSLSA from California

SO delicious!

Jun 09, 2020
 
3.83 by beaulabauve from Louisiana on May 03, 2020
 
4 by Danzifer from Ohio on Apr 07, 2020
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3.71/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by WeissDavis from Georgia

L: Wonderful look that well displays the characteristics of its juice and ale mix background. Poured from a bottle into a tulip, pours honey-golden and is mildly translucent in this glass with ~3in. girth. The head and carbonation both minimal, with what little head that pours receding quickly other than a thin layer that sticks to the meniscus. Lacing is minimal and bubbles are small.
S: Oh my gosh, like walking into a beer candy store; hits my nose like a lambic minus the wacky (but lovely) yeast funk that's characteristic of a lambic. Malty with a slight tinge of yeast but a buttery and full jam scent prevail to win my heart within this brew's tantalizingly sweet aroma.
T: Well balanced, I get an interplay of the ale and jam tastes throughout. If I had to choose I'd say I taste the untouched ale more on the mouth hit and sit and the sweeter notes of the strawberry tend to come out on and following the finish. This beer is a fair bit sweet but well balanced with a mild bitterness that doesn't let you forget its presence (in a great way).
F: Light, and with more carbonation in the mouth than is available to the eyes. I can imagine myself really enjoying this smooth fruit and field on a summer's day, and I thoroughly desire to return with a summer review of this brew in continuation of this out of place winter-time visit.

Mar 05, 2020
 
3.95 by craigbelly from Iowa on Jan 31, 2020
 
3.9 by robotic_being from Florida on Nov 01, 2019
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4.19/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by CountyWine from Connecticut

I don't understand the negative reviews of this beer. It's a strawberry fruit and field, it's a little sweet. But the tartness and mild hop bitterness balances it out well.
Light amber, nice creamy off- white head.
Aromas are mostly strawberry: Potent. Fresh, dried, jam, candy. Also a brioche.
Flavors are sweet, then a little tart. On the sweetish side but not sickly so. Most times I would probably only have one, but I could see two happening if the mood was right.
Feel is silky with a clean finish.
This not for the average IPA dude or pilsner drinker-not like most beer out there- more like lambics I've had than like other fruit and fields, which tend to be much more tart and funky. But why would anyone buy this if they didn't want something fruity?

Nov 01, 2019
 
4.17 by Thirstytraveler from Oregon on Oct 16, 2019
 
4.09 by ronniebruner from Arizona on Aug 20, 2019
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3.73/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by Mister_Faucher from Washington

A forgotten purchase I made about a week ago at Whole Foods in Lynnwood, Washington.
Rediscovered while pulling some ears of corn out of my crisper drawer. Served in a pint glass.

Look- Slightly hazy, bright red with a small, fizzy, light pink head that recedes fairly quickly and leaves minimal lacing.
A little carbonation action visible after pouring.

Smell- Fresh strawberry, strawberry hard candies, strawberry jam.

Taste- Same as the smell with a dose of overly sweet strawberry syrup that
Dairy Queen uses on their sundaes.

Feel- Refreshing and smooth initially, but quickly becomes cloying and sticky (read sickly) sweet.

O- My least favorite of their fruit ales so far.
Overwhelmingly sweet and artificial tasting. I found it difficult to finish the whole thing.

Not going back to this one as I prefer the apricot and raspberry styles.

Jul 19, 2019
 
4.15 by AnnaJepsen from Iowa on Jul 09, 2019
 
3.14 by Juno106 from Florida on Jul 04, 2019
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4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by GuyFawkes from Illinois

From old, undated notes. Poured from the bottle.

Murky red-orange hybrid.

Nice bright white head; thick lacing.

Smells like fresh strawberry jam. I can feel a boner forming.

Thin mouthfeel.

Strawberry jam taste; notes of apricot.

I like Fruli, but this makes it taste like dog vomit. Smooth, delightful. I could imagine anyone in the world enjoying this beer, which is rare.

Jun 30, 2019
 
4.2 by ian_graf from Minnesota on Jun 16, 2019
 
3.64 by Walnut from Missouri on Jun 15, 2019
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4.61/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by Bettaproger from Arizona

This British offering stands out in a landscape of American corporate microbrews. With a flavor like strawberry preserves, and a smooth finish, it's a wonderful distraction from the norm. An Amazon bottle of good time and exotic flavor.

May 20, 2019
 
3.83 by kjkinsey from Texas on May 04, 2019
 
3.83 by thingsBEER from Michigan on Mar 05, 2019
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5/5  rDev +30.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by BombardinBlueJ from Pennsylvania

My favorite beer of all time! But very pricey for beer but worth it!

Feb 23, 2019
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2.59/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25
by JonnoWillsteed from England

L- Mid chestnut, veeery slight haze to it. Pours with 3mm fine white head.
S- Strawberries, in your face rich strawberries, like opening a jar of opening jam.
T- Hmmm, not sure about this, it could be a strawberry cordial, it has a rich creaminess to it.
F- Rich, creamy, the hops seem to hide behind the fruit. I think this needs to be served very well chilled or risks being rather cloying as it warms.
O- Tastes like what it is, beer with strawberry juice added. I'm not sure why someone wanting a beer, would drink this as it's very un-beerlike.
I've had 3-4 different organic beers this week. All have spent a week or weeks settling in a cool place, despite which all have overflowed on opening. Very strange, seems to be a thing organic beers to these days!
Bought from Wholefoods, London W8. BB Nov 2019

Jan 01, 2019
Organic Strawberry from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 600 ratings