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:
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Added by bark on 01-24-2009

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536
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172
Avg:
3.81
pDev:
15.22%
 
 
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Wow. When they say strawberry, they're not kidding! Just upon opening the bottle, even before the first pour, the sweet scent of fresh strawberries wafts from the bottle. Pouring into a glass only amplifies the strawberry-ness of this brew. The flavor lives up to the aroma, almost to a fault. The strawberry flavor is so forward it perhaps gets in the way of the beers other characteristics. This was, however, an enjoyable drink and worth a try for sure. After all, what's not to like about the flavor of fresh organic berries? I'd like to pair it with sweeter dessert foods next time instead of savory foods.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is a strawberry fruit beer that tastes like...strawberries. It bears mentioning because my biggest gripe with "flavored" beers is that often-times, they have the name of a flavor written all over them, even smell like that flavor...and then you sip it and it tastes like unflavored beer.

This beer has a ruby-red pour that most should find entirely suitable for the style and a light head.

It smells like strawberries.
It tastes like strawberries...and beer.
Feels like...carbonated strawberry juice.
Overall? This is the best strawberry beer I've had. (Sample Size:1)

Why drink this beer? Because if you show up at a party with Redd's Strawberry Ale, your friends will hit you with sticks.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. Another organically produced fruit beer from Samuel Smith's that I have overlooked for far too long. My label is a little different than the bottle pictured and says Samuel Smith's Organic Handcrafted Fruit Ale, no abv listed on the bottle, so my faith is in BeerAdvocate here. Excited to finally have this bottle, expectations are high.

Poured into an over-sized wine glass.

A - Pours a lightly murky orange colored body with perhaps a faint tint of pink thrown in there. Two fingers of fluffy off-white / tan head falls to a film. Looks pretty nice for what it is.

S - Smells of beautiful freshly cut strawberries and white sugar hits you immediately after uncapping the bottle. 'Vinous', juicy, and sweet smelling. Just a bit of dusty yeast presence to remind you that you are smelling a beer.

T - Ah yes, very lovely. Just how I'd hoped it would taste. Authentic strawberry juice, white sugar, strawberry jam, and some grapes. Very natural nasting, and not artificially sickening, if anything.

M - Just the right amount of fruity tartness / sugary sour. Finishes mostly clean with just a bit of sugary fruity stickiness on the palate.

Overall, another very nice organic outing from Samuel Smith's, who quickly became one of my favorite breweries last year, and continues to occupy that spot with mostly nothing but awesome beers. Can't wait to try more of these.

Samuel Smith's Organic Strawberry Fruit Ale ---4/5.

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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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