Samuel Smith's Organic Strawberry Fruit Beer | Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)

Samuel Smith's Organic Strawberry Fruit BeerSamuel Smith's Organic Strawberry Fruit Beer
BA SCORE
66%
Liked This Beer
3.81 w/ 538 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:
No notes at this time.

Added by bark on 01-24-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#14,655
Reviews:
173
Ratings:
538
Liked:
355
Avg:
3.81/5
pDev:
15.22%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
33
Gots:
98
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 538 |  Reviews: 173
Photo of starkmarvelo
4.18/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance- Copper color with a slight haze. Nice loose head that lingers a while. You can see a lot of carbonation coming up.

Smell- Strawberry preserves. Exactly like that.

Taste- not as sweet as in the nose but nice sweetness still. This thing has a ton of strawberry flavor up front and in the middle with a light malt towards the end to remind you that it's still a beer. No hops. That's ok :-)

Mouthfeel- Thin to medium with lot of carbonation. A lot like a sparkling Muscat.

Overall- I liked this one a lot, then again I love strawberries. Serve cold as a dessert beer or if you want something sweet. One is okay. More than that it could become cloying. One of my favorite fruit beers though.

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Photo of edwardprung
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of BeerForMuscle
4.06/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

550 ml rustic English bottle.

A - A nice effervescent pour of an amber bodied brew. Fizzy, patchy head fading to a thin lace.

S - This one is almost a dead ringer for strawberry preserves. So succulent and sweet, fruity and wonderful. Hardly a waft of beer ingredients, but not upset about that.

T - A perfectly smooth ale, with a subtle bitterness and sweet grain taste mixed with a huge strawberry explosion. The strawberry flavor isn't one of a candy-like or fake syrup kind. It's more the actual taste of real strawberry preserves. Definitely not any fresh strawberry here but in my opinion, strawberry preserves are the king of all preserves/jams/jellies. This is a pretty sweet beer but it's super balanced and delightful. Something close to this level of sweet fruit enjoyment would be Fruli.

M - Crisp, clean, effervescent and smooth. Light-medium bodied with a clean finish and a hint of dryness.

O - A truly enjoyable beer. Sam Smith is renowned for good brews and I'd rank this up there with the best of what they offer. This isn't one of those cheap beers with crummy fake fruit syrup flavor. Whether you like fruit beer or not, I'd recommend this one.

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Photo of Gambrinus1184
3.8/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16.9 ounce bottle into a 6-ounce tasting glass.

A: Well-carbonated amber body with a hint of pinkish red beneath a frothy head of rose colored foam which stuck around nicely.

S: Sweet, fruity strawberry aroma rises with other juicy malt aromas and some toasted breadiness.

T: Medium-toasted malts give off some baked bread flavors to go hand in hand with subtle, strawberry juices. Minimal bitterness with a somewhat buttery, fruity and syrupy finish.

M: Pretty well balanced with a little more sticky sweetness from the strawberry juice than the hops could handle.

O: Not a bad fruit beer at all and one that's preferable to many North American extract wheat varietals. The 5.2% ABV make this offering a nice after dinner drink for summer either with a strawberry shortcake or slice of watermelon.

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Photo of WhiskeeTango
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of JohnQVD
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of Mullinger1980
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of odualum13
4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

Photo of jtierney89
3.3/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear orange hue with a soft peach head, nice sticky lacing. Smells of fresh strawberry sherbert or strawberries and cream even.

Brisk carbonation with a body on the thinner side of medium. Sweet strawberry flavor throughout, silky mouthfeel. Some pale malt shines through and a touch of either yeast bite or hop kicks in to remind you it's still a beer. The snap at the end balances the beer pretty well with only a touch of lingering sweetness.

Good balance and refreshing. Doesn't taste artificial like other fruit beers but it is very close to tasting like sparkling strawberry juice.

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Photo of cindyjeffsmith
4.42/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: straw colored, nice big white head. Loads of bubbles.
Smell: Straight up sweet strawberries. Simple and wonderful.
Taste: More of the same. Simple and delicious.
Overall : this is dangerously drinkable. I love a complex barrel aged stout but I can't imagine a better fit for this hot May Ga. Evening.

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Photo of Hanzo
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of bonbini26
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Photo of doucmehu
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Photo of PEIhop
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of jsisko01
2.85/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appearance - Pours an orangish/apricot color with a half inch thick, off-white head that dissipates instantly.

Smell - Very sweet and I can only detect strawberry aromas..

Taste - WAY too fruity.. Extremely sweet and you have to really love strawberries to enjoy this beer. Slightly bitter in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with mild carbonation.

Overall - I'm honestly grossed out by this beer... I can't handle more than a couple sips of it lol.

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Photo of Josiah2729
4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

Photo of WritersBlock
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of HxC90
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of RickS95
3.41/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From the look I would guess this to be a regular IPA as opposed to a fruit ale. It pours an apricot color with a fleeting, bright white head.

Nose is all strawberry juice. You can pick it up as soon as you pop the cap, the smell turns the room into a strawberry field. A bit too strong.

You really have to like fruit to enjoy this beer. It's extreme fruit juice. There is some carbonation and it makes it hard to distinguish this as a beer as opposed to some ridiculously sweet soft drink. There are some spices I picked up as well, cinnamon maybe, but this is all strawberry.

Very carbonated, very sweet with some spices and the carbonation added for balance. Slightly tart finish.

It's not something I'd want to have every day, but would make a good beer for the warmer weather months. Not bad, just a bit extreme in all characteristics.

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Photo of smi
3/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of flagmantho
3.8/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 550mL bottle into a pint glass. Bottle overflowed annoyingly upon opening.

Appearance: light orange hue with a light haze and a finger of pillowy white foam. Leaves a nice lace on the glass.

Smell: light, sweet strawberry aroma. Surprisingly fresh and pleasing.

Taste: sweet strawberry flavor which is almost creamy. There's a touch of tartness there as well which brings out the freshness. It's a bit cloying, though, and too sweet for me.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good level of carbonation and concomitant creaminess. I like it.

Overall: this is a tasty and drinkable fruit brew. It's a bit on the sweet side, but that's not unusual for the style. If you like strawberries, you should like this beer.

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Photo of bh123
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of KyleBatten
1.25/5  rDev -67.2%

Photo of TheMultiYeast
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Swim424
3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

poured from bottle into ommegang chalice

A-red orange, very clear, slight head that fell quickly

S-smells like strawberry jelly. Extremely sweet

T-very sweet. strawberries all the way through. Maybe a bit of malt towards the finish as well.

Mf-very carbonated. thin body. very smooth. not much aftertaste.

O-pretty good. Very sweet. best fruit beer I have had. To much carbonation, but besides that a pretty good beer.

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Samuel Smith's Organic Strawberry Fruit Beer from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
Beer rating: 66% out of 100 with 538 ratings
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