Samuel Smith Organic Strawberry Ale
18 oz. Bottle
|Region||United Kingdom, England|
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.
Although this is made in the same style as the brewery's Apricot Ale, it comes off with a sweeter profile thanks to aggressive characteristics of strawberry jam and fruit-drink mix. The mouth is light and easy, a result of fairly high carbonation, and the effervescence manages to keep the sweet strawberry-syrup flavors that carry through to the finish from coming off as too cloying.