Samuel Smith’s Organic Cherry Fruit Beer

Drunk at the The Citte of York on Holborn in summer 2007. Reviewed from notes.
I must admit that I initially bought this beer at the bar simply to try it as a novelty. At the time I hadn’t been back to England in a very long time, and I was anxious to try as many beers that I knew I could get when I got back to the US as possible. I had low expectations, but they were handsomely exceeded.
Odd looking pour from the bottle, giving and almost brown, cloudy concoction. It reminded me of an unpasteurized cider. Almost dark bloody red. Head was minimal, lace scant. Heafty whiff of cherry essence as predicted.
Very drinkable as the combo of ripe cherries and mild alcohol combine to leave a very moreish experience. Finishes with a tart, puckering acidity that is almost wiped out immediately by a rush of sugar. Actually nicely balanced.
I dunno, fruit beer is strictly a novelty for me, but to be honest I enjoyed drinking this one.

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08/21/2008
Format:
bottle
ABV: 5.1 %
Appearance: 3.5
Taste: 4
Mouthfeel: 4
Smell: 4
Overall: 4.5
Total: 4.08
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