Organic Strawberry | Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)

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Brewed by:
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
England, United Kingdom

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by bark on 01-24-2009

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Ratings: 548 |  Reviews: 179
Photo of zeff80
3.13/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A - Poured out a clear, copper color with pink highlights. It had a small, off-white head of bubbly foam that left little to no lacing on the glass.

S - It smelled of strawberry. Like some fake strawberry juice.

T - It tasted of sweet strawberry. Really that's it. It's not a great strawberry flavor like a fresh strawberry.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A light to medium bodied ale with a dry finish.

O - This is an okay ale. I liked the apricot ale much better.

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Photo of beerman240
3.77/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A. Peachy caramel with pretty nice head. Looks more like wine

S. Holy strawberry Batman! Reminds me of a strawberry faygo. With a hint of honey

T. Strawberries! No malt or hops. Not my favorite. Tastes more like a sweet wine..

M. Fairly fizzy,acidic

O. This "beer" was tastey but didn't quite hit the spot..maybe if it were a higher proof..If I was to get more,I would find a way to cook with it

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Photo of Christinadstone
4.49/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

One of the best fruit beers I have ever had. Smells delicously fuity but the taste is subtly sweet. Perfect balance of fruit and hops and extremely drinkable. Unique flavor, yet not over the top like some fruit beers. I wish they were located locally so i could take a visit to the brewery.

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Photo of beerdhabelly
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of heatherishoppin
3.99/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Nice color but a bit cloudy possibly because of the strawberry?.It smells pretty amazing. There is a very strong stawberry smell with a more subtle malt smell. However, I would like to smell the hops although I dont think that was their goal for this beer. The taste is nice. It is very sweet but also complex. The strawberry really hits you at the end.

For the type of beer it is, they do it well. However, fruit beers is not a beer I would frequently choose. I do find them interesting and love the idea of brewing with fruit but I always find myself searching for a bit more hops. It must be possible to balance out the sweetness of the fruit with some more hops!

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Photo of outdoor7or24
1/5  rDev -73.8%

Photo of tdm168
3.49/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - pale copper amber with a big cap of foamy, dense, off white head that has great retention

S - strawberries, a bit grainy, a hint of metal

T - grainy, big juice-like strawberry character, very sweet

M - medium bodied, smooth, well carbonated

This to me is different from all the fruit beers that Samuel Smith's offers. It's not nearly as sweet though still juice-like, and it has an underlying graininess to it which is off putting. I probably won't have this again.

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Photo of Norton21
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of thain709
3.82/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a clear, golden yellow body that allows you to see all the carbonation bubbles...the white head is flimsy and doesn't retain very well, but it does allow some lacing

S - The aroma reminds you of opening a jar of Smucker's Strawberry jelly...they strawberry never comes across as fake which is very pleasant

T - Again, the strawberry flavors never come across as fake...the flavor reminds you, again, of strawberry's almost like you can taste the black seeds even...there is a toasted malt presence in the background that actually gives off a nice flavor that pairs well with the fruit...there is a bit of syrup in the finish

M - Light bodied...nice carbonation...solid strawberry flavor...slight syrupy finish

O - This was a pleasant fruit beer that really brought out true strawberry flavors...the only complaint I have was the syrupy finish the beer would be enough for me though

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Photo of caverog
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of starkmarvelo
4.18/5  rDev +9.4%
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 +11.3%

Photo of BeerForMuscle
4.06/5  rDev +6.3%
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 -0.5%
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 +17.8%

Photo of JohnQVD
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Mullinger1980
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of odualum13
4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

Photo of jtierney89
3.3/5  rDev -13.6%
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 +15.7%
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 -1.8%

Photo of bonbini26
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of doucmehu
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of PEIhop
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of jsisko01
2.85/5  rDev -25.4%
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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Organic Strawberry from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 548 ratings