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:
#13,538
Reviews:
173
Ratings:
538
Liked:
355
Avg:
3.81/5
pDev:
15.22%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
33
Gots:
98
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 538 |  Reviews: 173
Photo of mrjosephruiz88
3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IckyT2012
3.6/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ChrisCage
4.41/5  rDev +15.7%
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 -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TruePerception
3.87/5  rDev +1.6%
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 +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of a77cj7
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jpuetz
3/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of aaya
5/5  rDev +31.2%
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 +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Wobbly
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%
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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Photo of Lucular
4.02/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jwc215
3.86/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours hazed golden amber with a fizzy head.

The smell is of strawberry with mild caramel.

The taste is of sweet, slightly tart, strawberry juice backed by some caramel. A refreshing mineral character mixes in. A subtle earthy hop touch (along with the touch of tart) balances the sweetness in the finish (though it does remain sweet overall).

Crisp and refreshing, it is lighter bodied, but not fizzy or thin.

A well-made strawberry beer. What I especially like is how there is a solid pale ale undertone to the strawberry and the sweet strawberry leans more real than artificial. I don't know that I would want more than a bottle at a time, but it is very nice for one!

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Photo of B33rcules
4.21/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mrcraft
3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cherche
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Erik-P
3.63/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dewsby
3.33/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Honeybourne
3.37/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of Georgiabeer
3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of emptyglassagain
4.24/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 911CROFT
4.35/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

355ml bottle into a snifter glass. Paid £2.29 for a single bottle.

Pours a hazy, pink-tinged, amber coloured body that when held to the light glows orange and pink to highlight plenty of small fast rising carbonation bubbles. A two-finger in height, white foamy head reduces to a thin patchy film and leaves a small amount of lacing on the glass.

Delightful aromas of fresh, sweet, juicy strawberries and lightly toasted malts float above the glass. It smells like strawberry jam spread on a toasted butter croissant, and is enormously inviting. Taste follows the nose; sweet strawberry jam dominates, but there is still enough toasty, bready, wheaty character to balance the beer on the whole. Although slightly sugary on the palate a large amount of carbonation gives a light to medium bodied mouth feel that is crisp and refreshing instead of sticky and cloying. The finish is clean and crisp with a natural, tangy dry acidity and subtle yeast bite.

Overall this is an excellent beer from an excellent brewery. Well balanced, easy drinking and refreshing. I am yet to find a bad Samuel Smith's beer. Would recommend.

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

Photo of bnes09
4.15/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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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