Organic Strawberry
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)

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Fruit and Field Beer
Ranked #45
Ranked #21,376
3.86 | pDev: 15.28%
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
England, United Kingdom
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VoxRationis from New York

2.91/5  rDev -24.6%
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.

Apr 30, 2017
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MNAle from Minnesota

3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Reviewed on May 9, 2018. Date code SF09Q1 (June 9 2017), so it is 11 months old. Strongly strawberry aroma with some shortcake bread. Hazy, cloudy amber with a short off-white head, disappearing quickly to a thin bubbly cap and a bubbly ring. As with the aroma, the taste is strongly strawberry, not artificial, but real strawberry juice taste, somewhat sweet, with just a hint of tartness in the finish. With every sip, the intake of the aroma is fruity strawberry, and the taste follows in kind. Very smooth, juice-like mouth feel. It tastes more like a strawberry beverage than it does a beer (it is not sweet enough to be called a strawberry soda, but it is in that direction). I bought this out of curiosity. I normally avoid fruit beers, but if you like the taste of strawberries more than beer, this is very tasty. As I said earlier, genuine strawberry, not artificial. It's just not for me. However, I will attempt to rate it for what it is, a strawberry ale. It would easily be at least 3/4 of a point lower on my "I like it" rating. I'm glad I tried it, but I won't be buying any more for me. My wife really likes it, however, so I may buy more anyway!

May 17, 2018
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Boblemo from Iowa

4.71/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

It is my favorite fruit flavored beer. It really tastes like strawberry. I order it by the case.

Apr 28, 2015
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BEERchitect from Kentucky

3.97/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Undoubetly the best of the three Organic Fruit Beers that Samuel Smith is currently producing. The base beer shows through while the strawberry character remains light, fresh, and balanced.

Fresh and vibrant strawberry character takes the lead with both the nose and taste while the sweetness of the malts provide a subtle structure that organizes the beer behind the scene. Stopping shy of soda pop or artificial taste, the beer has a sense of true fruit character that is lacking in most fruit beers. The delicacy of the strawberries leaves enough beery character to appreciate beyond the strawberry additions.

Light and refreshing on the palate with a soft maltiness and lemony crispness and acidity. Finishes with a light and clean strawberry linger.

The beer fares about as well as Abita Strawberry Harvest but with more strawberry flavor where Abita's has a better beer balance.

May 15, 2009
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James121 from Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Absolutely fantastic taste.. American beers or ales can not compare to the masters for Europe Almost everything Samuel smiths makes has that taste of perfection smooth fruity flavor mmmmmmm

Oct 30, 2015
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EMV from Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a mini-bomber into a Duvel tulip

L: Murky brown pour... pink-ish around the edges. Fluffy white head leaves solid lacing.

S: Strawberries.. light grains, but mostly fruit.

T/F: Follows the nose. Cracked grains... strong strawberry. Sweet and slightly tart. Mild citrus in the background. Rather 1-dimensional but delicious/tasty. Light bodied.

O: Delicious fruit beer with enough going on to be interesting. Enjoyed it a lot more than I thought I would and definitely not the 'strawberry soda' you see with other attempts at the style.

Mar 20, 2018
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ChrisCage from Canada (AB)

4.41/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A- Pours a pinkish tone that is somewhat hazed....not sure if from chilling for from yeast....I'll go with the latter! The color of the head is just off white and starts about two fingers thick and really holds its form, leaving behind a thick one finger thick film over the brew! Carbonation is aggressive by looks and the lacing is somewhat modest....with small patches sticking to my glass....

S- This really smells like strawberries and cream! Underlying aromas of yeast, caramel and a syrupy note are included....the finish is non existent really....this is just pure freshly pressed strawberry juice that has been fermented into a simply yummy smelling brew!

T- Flavors follow the aromas very precisely! There is a fresh creamy tart strawberry fruit flavor that is simply refreshing and is very much like juice or a strawberry soda! Yeasty malt is noted....fresh barley grains and a rhubarb quality are blended into this as well. Excellent!

M/O- Heavy carbonation and a full dessert like body make this an ideal summer sipper or would go with strawberries and cream dessert! Alcohol is very well hidden and one really wouldn't know this is a beer without knowing. This is very delectable and I'd recommend....a great beer to get into craft and yet another great offering from Sam Smith!

Aug 27, 2015
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Fatty_Mccracken from Illinois

4.04/5  rDev +4.7%

Oct 11, 2014
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Zaphog from Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Jul 01, 2013
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misternebbie from Pennsylvania

3.43/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Feb 02, 2015
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Elicoleman from Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Aug 29, 2014
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3.56/5  rDev -7.8%

Oct 07, 2014
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vicsju1991 from Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Mar 25, 2013
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responder343 from Illinois

1/5  rDev -74.1%

Oct 29, 2014
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brock146 from Minnesota

4.33/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Copper in color with reddish white head

S - Smells like strawberry jam!

T - Sweet like strawberry candy with a hint of fermented alcohol flavor.

M - Smooth and carbonated, sticky feel.

O - A terrific fruit ale. Samuel Smith's delivers another fantastic beverage. I love this brewery.

Feb 20, 2013
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Killswitch from Florida

4.2/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Dec 24, 2014
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GBallHead from Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Sep 11, 2013
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jpuetz from South Dakota

3/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Aug 05, 2015
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shelby415 from Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Feb 29, 2012
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4.48/5  rDev +16.1%

Oct 03, 2014
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TheMultiYeast from Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Mar 18, 2012
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JKG from Florida

4/5  rDev +3.6%

Sep 28, 2014
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Vylo from New Jersey

4.44/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dec 23, 2015
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4.28/5  rDev +10.9%

Oct 26, 2014
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jrfehon33 from Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Sep 09, 2014
Organic Strawberry from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 589 ratings