Samuel Smith's Organic Raspberry Fruit Beer
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The beer pours a deep clear reddish raspberry color with a light purple-pink crown of foam. The nose burst forth with a juicy jammy raspberry aroma, quickly dominating the senses with pleasurable sensations. On the palate, it's full on fruit, like you're biting into a fresh raspberry, along with a nod to some mild cherry character. There's quite some carbonation, which helps to give it a soda-like quality. Luckily the sweetness drops off fairly quickly and ends clean, without a hint of sticky syrup or lingering artificial flavors. Unlike raspberry lambics, the beer is neither sour nor tart, and maintains its drinkability. It is undoubtedly one of the more remarkable fruit oriented beers I've had, in the fact that the fruit is so well elevated yet still in the realm of having the qualities of a beer.
Beer Description from Brewery
Handcrafted at the tiny All Saints Brewery set in a time warp in Stamford using the old manually operated brewing equipment. Finest organically grown barley and wheat are used to create a complex ale which, having undergone primary and secondary fermentation with different yeasts and extended maturation, is taken to Samuel Smith's small, independent British brewery at Tadcaster. There it is blended with pure organic cherry, strawberry, raspberry or apricot fruit juices and more organic beer to create fruit beers of considerable strength and flavour. The smooth distinctive character of the matured beer serves as the perfect counterpoint to the pure organic fruit juice.