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:
33
Gots:
98
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 536 |  Reviews: 172
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

Photo of GrumpyGas
2.47/5  rDev -35.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

No.
Light caramel color and virtually no head, but there is some carbonation. The aroma is strawberry, as is the flavor. Sweet.
Feel is light to medium and the finish is clingy sweet.
The sweetness could use a bread malt correction. (A shortcake maybe)

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Photo of Jcarriglio
3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of the_awesometeer
3.28/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

The beer is a nice amber color with a white foamy head. The beer smells only of strawberries and is extremely sweet. The beer tastes extremely sweet as well, it is barely any resemblance of beer. Not a huge fan of all fruit styles and this one might be a little too much fruit for me.

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

Photo of heysuz
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brittanylicious
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StringsAreWings
3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Holy sweetness Batman!

L: Pours with a nice two finger head and the color is just a beautiful transparent gold but the receding head leaves almost no lacing.

S: Smell is definitely strawberry but there is the lightest scent of rust as well.

T: Tastes so sweet. VERY strawberry with a fresh and tart flavor. More natural tasting than strawberry soda but more concentrated too. This is like a summer dessert beer. One of the fruitiest tasting beers I have tried.

F: Feel is typical of Samuel Smith with a little added zing to the carbonation caused perhaps by the tartness. Very lively and effervescent but with a medium sized bubble.

Overall this is your best bet if you know someone who likes sweet things but is not a beer person so to speak. It would be great as a dessert after a summer BBQ or maybe as a single on a hot summer day to cap off another beer or two that had less of a sweetness. I can't see drinking multiples of these unless you have a super sweet tooth!

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Photo of Dr_Bahmbay13
4.39/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

These are the God Fathers of fruit beers and it shows in the categories

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Photo of Jaypeajus
4.75/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Well the label does not lie..strawberry out the Ying yang. While not my overall favorite style I was in the mood for a sweet light beer. And this smells more of strawberry than does an actual ripe fresh cut strawberry. I rated it so high cos that's clearly what it was supposed to be. Nice and tart. I thought it would be more red than it was but that was the only slight let down.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.31/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours golden blonde with a tall fluffy head.

Smell is of strawberry pop, freshly diced strawberry, and lemon lime soda.

Flavor is a mixture of mildly metallic malt and an explosion of strawberry flavor. Subsequent sips diminish the metallic malt and bring forward the wonderful halved and quartered strawberries we all know and love.

Feel is easy and creamy and crisp, a touch clammy, but really awesome nonetheless.

I'd buy this again. What an awesome Strawberry ale.

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Samuel Smith's Organic Strawberry Fruit Beer from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
3.81 out of 5 based on 536 ratings.
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