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Samuel Smith's "Organic Raspberry Ale"
Fruit Beer (ABV 5.1%)

[Best served in a Flute]

Rating: 3.2/5.0

Aroma: 8/10
Appearance: 4/5
Taste: 6/10
Palate: 3/5
Overall: 11/20

The pour was a medium to dark red almost a cranberry in color with an average sized (1-2 finger) fizzy pink head that dissipated quite quickly and had fair lacing.

The aroma was extremely strong with the scent of Raspberry's and had a mild sweet yeast odor to it and not much else.

It tasted moderately sweet and slightly malty with a nice dose of Raspberry from beginning to end with a hint of yeast at the finish that left the flavor lingering on the taste buds for a nice long time after the swallow.

Mouthfeel was light to medium in body and slightly watery in texture yet had a dry feel to it at the finish with a nice lively carbonation.

Overall kind of a sweet brew with a lot of flavor, but it is more like Lambic than a Fruit Beer. Although it might be quite tasty mixed with a dry stout.


1 comment
  • Mark
    Mark Did you like this? I keep meaning to pick up a bottle.
    January 24, 2010