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
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3.82/5
Very Good
542 Ratings
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:
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Added by bark on 01-24-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#14,006
Reviews:
176
Ratings:
542
pDev:
15.45%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
33
Gots:
100
Trade:
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Ratings: 542 |  Reviews: 176
Photo of Suds
3.1/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Fruit beers are hit and miss for me...they often overdo the fruit notes, and become undrinkable. I think this one comes close to crossing that line. This brew is an amber-gold color with a tall white head. A bit haze clouds the clarity. The aroma is all fruit...it's not a fresh strawberry, but rather a chewy-candy strawberry scent. The taste is sweet and fruity, with hints of tartness in the mid-taste. Just shy of cloying. I don't see the appeal.

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Photo of Grateful423
4.87/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

If I could put this beer into an I.V. and let it drip away I would but that still wouldn't do this beer justice, not to mention you'd never get to taste all of those amazing strawberry notes that hit your palate from every sip. This juice... I meannn Beer, is brewed with some wonder craftsmanship. Sammy Smith knocked this one out of the park. Conclusion: HEADY....

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Photo of TomTrocc
4.79/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MisterBanks6
4.24/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark orange and amberish colour with not much of a head. Plenty carbonation and full of flavour, obviously Strawberry. The smell is of strawberry tart with hints of strong maltiness. The texture is fizzy which smoothens off to reveal the sweet strawberry and pastry type flavour. Was expecting it to be sickly and overly sweet, but was wonderfully balanced.

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Photo of akopczyk
4.51/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: slightly hazy orange-gold to copper amber filled with rapidly rising bubbles under a 1/2" cream colored collar with poor retention

S: like sticking your nose into a bowl of fresh strawberries with fresh baked biscuit in the background.

T: Strawberry tart flavors mingle with malty sweetness in an exquisite balance

F: body and carbonation are medium

O: The strawberry in this beer is big but it does not overwhelm the malt

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.26/5  rDev +11.5%
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 +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.68/5  rDev -3.7%
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 -23.8%
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 +26.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Photo of cryptichead
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Victory_Sabre1973
4.32/5  rDev +13.1%
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 +23.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of muswellbeerbelly
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sweemzander
3.23/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Sabre311
4.64/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of freewill35
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Marius
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
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 -20.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of rjp217
3.2/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of joberlander
4.06/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Scotty_Karate
4.67/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of buschbeer
4.2/5  rDev +9.9%
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 +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Samuel Smith's Organic Strawberry Fruit Beer from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 542 ratings
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