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
Gots:
96
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0
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Ratings: 535 |  Reviews: 171
Photo of Gambrinus1184
3.8/5  rDev 0%
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 +18.4%

Photo of JohnQVD
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Mullinger1980
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of odualum13
4.75/5  rDev +25%

Photo of jtierney89
3.3/5  rDev -13.2%
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 +16.3%
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 -1.3%

Photo of bonbini26
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of doucmehu
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of PEIhop
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of jsisko01
2.85/5  rDev -25%
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 +25%

Photo of WritersBlock
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of HxC90
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of RickS95
3.41/5  rDev -10.3%
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 -21.1%

Photo of flagmantho
3.8/5  rDev 0%
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 -7.9%

Photo of KyleBatten
1.25/5  rDev -67.1%

Photo of TheMultiYeast
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of Swim424
3.95/5  rDev +3.9%
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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Photo of OldTime
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of DerikC
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of jk3
3/5  rDev -21.1%

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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