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: 552 |  Reviews: 180
Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.31/5  rDev +12.8%
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 +17.8%
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 -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of TheProgGuy
3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Vylo
4.44/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chrishiker1409
3.7/5  rDev -3.1%
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 +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of teromous
4.54/5  rDev +18.8%
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'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 +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beerboy21
4.02/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TK317
4.69/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of James121
5/5  rDev +30.9%
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 +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Keystrokegraffiti
2.97/5  rDev -22.3%
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 +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IckyT2012
3.6/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ChrisCage
4.41/5  rDev +15.4%
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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Photo of rderedin
3.3/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TruePerception
3.87/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Samuel Smith's Organic Strawberry Ale.

A: Orange-red in color. A bit over a finger of head. Decent lacing, but it doesn't stick. Good sheeting.

S: Now this is what I want to get from a strawberry beer. It smells like strawberry pancake syrup.

T/MF: Unfortunately, though it does come across more than other strawberry beers I've had, the strawberry flavor is quite muted. Still of the strawberry syrup vein. Dark bread-y base.

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Photo of Uconnelmo
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of a77cj7
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jpuetz
3/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of aaya
5/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Strawberry love in a large bottle. Yum. Not too sweet but just enough to feel like you're running thru a strawberry patch on a beautiful summer day. Absolutely delicious. A must remember.

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Photo of Viaduck
3.96/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Wobbly
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Outstanding fruit beer from one of the finest breweries in the world. Smooth yet complex, with a lovely bouquet and a yeasty, malty but highly refreshing flavor profile. The strawberries are naturally present but not overpowering.

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Organic Strawberry from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 552 ratings