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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
535
Reviews:
171
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
15.26%
 
 
Wants:
32
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96
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Photo of Jcarriglio
3.95/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of the_awesometeer
3.28/5  rDev -13.7%
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 +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of heysuz
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brittanylicious
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StringsAreWings
3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
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 +15.5%
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 +25%
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 +13.4%
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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Photo of BeerWithMike
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sampled last Sunday on 2/7/16, the day after I tried their 'Organic Cherry Ale". Comes in a single 550ml (18.7 ounce) bottle for $5.99 at the local Hy-Vee. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a handled-glass stein.

Brew pours a slight reddish-amber in color with close to a 2-finger creamy/foamy head that settled down to still several mm after a few minutes. A decent amount of lacing was seen after each sip. Aroma is of strawberries of course with some sweet malt. Taste follows the nose and isn't as sweet as it sounds. Slightly tart BUT goes down so easy. Medium-bodied with perfect carbonation. A very tasty brew just like their Cherry Ale and also top quality. Overall another fantastic brew by this English brewery.

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Photo of Demi
3.3/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of TheProgGuy
3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Vylo
4.44/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chrishiker1409
3.7/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L: Copper yellow. Fairly highly carbonated. Not much head which quickly dissipates. Leaves a little faint lacing down the glass.

S: Strawberry, lemon, but not very strong.

T: Strawberry with a bit of tartness on the end.

F: Smooth and crisp. Very much like a lager.

O: Not a big fan of this style and I didn't much care for this at first, but enjoyed it more as I drank it. I thought the opposite would happen. I plan to try all the fruit beeers from Samuel Smitth over the next year .

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Photo of Stinger80OH
4.14/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of teromous
4.54/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Hazy orange colored body with a ton of visible carbonation despite the lack of clarity. Thick off-white head with a bit of tan in it.

Aroma: When pouring this beer the whole room fills with the aroma of strawberry. It's pretty crazy. The beer itself has a souring strawberry aroma that is addictive. There is this cream aroma as well. Maybe it's in my mind...I don't know. It smells amazing.

Taste: It has a huge strawberry flavor. It tastes like fruit roll-ups. This thing is insane. It is a kick in the face with flavor. It doesn't leave much beer flavor behind...it's like strawberry soda. It's very good.

Mouthfeel: The carbonation is great for this beer. Everything really lines up. It has a souring sensation that cuts the sweetness and gives it more complexity.

Overall: If you are looking for something that tastes like strawberry this is for you. Nothing compares. To me it is a bit like alcoholic strawberry soda but this is a beer, it is made with natural organic ingredients, and at the end of the day if you are looking for strawberry this is what you are looking for. It is overly sweet and lacks balance but again if you are really looking for something that screams "strawberry" this is it. I would highly recommend it to strawberry lovers. To those who place beer first I would caution you to consider that this tastes very much like a soda, but I would still recommend this overall.

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Photo of Azpittil57
3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beerboy21
4.02/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TK317
4.69/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of James121
5/5  rDev +31.6%
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

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Photo of chessiejackson
4.15/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Keystrokegraffiti
2.97/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

Too sour for me, but was happy to taste the strawberries.

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Photo of mrjosephruiz88
3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IckyT2012
3.6/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ChrisCage
4.41/5  rDev +16.1%
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!

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Samuel Smith's Organic Strawberry Fruit Beer from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
3.8 out of 5 based on 535 ratings.
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