Organic Raspberry by Samuel Smith Old Brewery

16112738_10103915833385470_2007990980903360229_oRating: 4.75/5

Organic Raspberry by Samuel Smith Old Brewery is a 5.10% ABV Fruit Beer brewed with Raspberries

Handcrafted at Melbourn Bros’ tiny 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.

Samuel Smith beers are some of the best well crafted beers from England. Starting with their oatmeal stouts, Organic Chocolate and even their English Strong Stingo. These beers are common in many places where beer is sold and many people sometimes pass them up. Well, seeing as I really enjoyed many of their offerings, I decided to bring another one of theirs here. This one is the raspberry fruit beer. With my ever increasing love for raspberries and beer, this one was a must. Now that I finally have it ready for the site let’s check it out, cheers!

Rich raspberries, biscuit bread, citrus, strawberry vanilla, cherries, marmalade, guava hints, floral hibiscus, grapes, apricot, passion fruit and mixed berries.

Raspberries, cherries, boysenberries, currant, passion fruit, dragon fruit, guava hints, tomato hints, floral hibiscus, citrus, biscuit bread, roses, raspberry jolly ranchers, cherry cobbler, stone fruit apricot, raspberry marmalade, toasted rye bread, strawberry sundae, vanilla and Chambord liqueur hints.

Finishes with a tart raspberry flavors, cherries, citrus, passion fruit, biscuit bread and flowers. No alcohol in the taste, ruby red clear body, crisp, rich, refreshing and smooth mouthfeel along with a very easy drinkability.

A very good beer tasting exactly as intended. Essentially, this is literally pure raspberry brew. Nothing too crazy, light, and very attractive to non-beer drinkers. If this isn’t a gateway to craft beer, then there really isn’t much that can be helped. This is literally what it is going for and people that like wine and even mixed drinks will like this. Essentially, it almost feels like an alcoholic soda. Highly recommended.
Anime Corner:
Tayuya from Naruto was chosen in this pairing as I wanted to go with the whole colors of her hair and tart sour attitude to go with the flavors, ingredients and label of the beer. For being a beer that seemingly, everyone, even non craftbeer drinkers, it sure looks a lot like a gate way into the awesome world of the craft beer. Tayuya, while seeming like a regular person is actually cursed to become a demon. So like very appealing as the beer maybe, too many and maybe your inner demons would come out too!

Organic Chocolate Stout by Samuel Smith

528175_10100950627896040_153898885_nRating: 5.75/5

Organic Chocolate Stout by Samuel Smith is a 5.00%ABV Milk Stout Brewed with Organic Chocolate. 


Brewed with water from the original brewery well sunk in 1758, the gently roasted organic chocolate malt and real organic cocoa used in this ale impart a delicious, smooth and creamy character, with inviting deep flavors and a delightful finish—this is the perfect marriage of satisfying stout and luxurious chocolate that will lead to smiles and refills. Samuel Smith’s brews in traditional coppers, uses stone ‘Yorkshire Squares’ for fermentation, and ships every bottle from the brewery with great pride 

Oh my fucking GOD!!!… another epic chocolate beer….lol just like the art work of the bags of chocolate, just plug it into MY VEINS!!!….Fragrance explodes with very rich milk chocolate aromas. Taste is like nectar of gods. Chocolate, rich but not super ultra mega sweet. There is still some caramel and vanilla notes there as well. There is some roasty bitterness but it is very little. So little that it is only there balance the beer and not try and detract from the amazing chocolate flavor. It is all natural beer which totally tells any form that is not chocolate tasting to take a hike. This is so good and the only reason it has not reached chocolate rain is because even if it is rich in chocolate, it is not ultra mega sugary boozy epicness like chocolate rain. It is just to let you know look, you are looking at beer that when it says it taste like true chocolate, you better believe its gonna be chocolate. Also it is a 5.0%ABV so that is even more amazing. Doesn’t have to be super strong to pull some amazing flavor. You know what else is 5.0%ABV? Budweiser, and this is way way better than that. This has become another chocolate favorite beer of mine and is a must try..

Winter Welcome by Samuel Smith

Rating: 4.6/5

Winter Welcome by Samuel Smith is a 6.0% ABV Winter Warmer ale. Winter Warmer is a style of beer that is geared toward Christmas and the winter. This is an English style ale so it bring more of brown ale characteristic to it. Also, English Ales do not spice up their beers.


This seasonal beer is a limited edition brewed for the short days and long nights of winter. The full body resulting from fermentation in ‘stone Yorkshire squares’ and the luxurious malt character, which will appeal to a broad range of drinkers, is balanced against whole-dried Fuggle and Golding hops with nuances and complexities that should be contemplated before an open fire. 
Bottle: Pasteurised.
Each year the label has a different picture.
Ingredients: Water, malted barley, yeast, hops, seaweed finings, carbon dioxide. 

(Every year, the picture in the center changes. This year it is the Rugby pic)

If these are not using spices, this is very awesome. I heard somewhere that this is one of the best Christmas beers out there. LOL They maybe right. The interesting thing about this beer, is that it drinks like a brown ale with its grain, almonds, caramel and toffee flavors. However, what if the the caramel flavor became richer and there some banana and maybe some dark fruit notes to it. Reminiscent of a light Belgian quad almost….almost, then this is what we have here. Something about this beer and is bready, dulce de leche with minor raisin and plum flavors is very appealing to me. It is not overwhelming but enough to make it a very good beer. If you like new castle, and maybe a fan of Belgian beers, try this one. It is all around pretty good.