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:
No notes at this time.

Added by bark on 01-24-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
535
Reviews:
171
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
15.26%
 
 
Wants:
32
Gots:
96
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 535 |  Reviews: 171
Photo of rderedin
3.3/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TruePerception
3.87/5  rDev +1.8%
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 +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of a77cj7
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jpuetz
3/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of aaya
5/5  rDev +31.6%
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 +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Wobbly
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
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 +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jwc215
3.86/5  rDev +1.6%
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 +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mrcraft
3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cherche
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Erik-P
3.63/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dewsby
3.33/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Honeybourne
3.37/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of McBraniel
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Georgiabeer
3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of emptyglassagain
4.24/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 911CROFT
4.35/5  rDev +14.5%
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 +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bnes09
4.15/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kkmiller76
4.18/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jasonboerner
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very good beer. Strawberry is strong. Very flavorful

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Photo of jason_nwx
4.16/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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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