This guest beer review of Samuel Smith’s Organic Cherry Fruit Ale is by our friend Jason Fimbrez! Jason responded to our recent call for guest posters, and so here it is for you enjoyment! Thanks Jason!
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I was roaming around a local store when I came across Samuel Smith’s Organic Cherry Fruit Ale. I typically don’t go for the fruity types of ale but this one piqued my interest after reading the label and noticing it was also on sale, I figured I would give it a shot.
After getting home and letting it chill, I poured the ale into a 20oz English Pub glass using the proper pour technique. The color of the ale was a dark ruby red while there was very minimal head on top. There was a decent amount of lacing left on the glass after the pour.
Before tasting the ale, I was hit with the smell of cherries. The fragrance wasn’t overpowering but noticeable. After taking my first taste, I was pleased with the flavor. You definitely notice the cherry flavoring on your palette and the ale goes down smooth with no discouraging bite or bitter after taste.
As I continued to drink the cherry fruit ale, the lacing within the glass continues to remain consistent. Finally, I let the beer almost come to room temperature and the flavor profile and smoothness were unchanged.
It should also be mentioned that Samuel Smith’s Organic Cherry Fruit Ale is also certified organic by the UK Soil Association which is accredited by the USDA. So, for those of you who are supporters of anything organic, you can take comfort in knowing this particular ale has been certified organic from an accredited agency!
This beer is something I would definitely purchase again. I have yet to find another “fruity beer” that tastes as good and smooth as this offering from Samuel Smith. That being said, I think I would only enjoy this particular ale and flavoring during the spring and summer months in Arizona.
I would rate it 3.5 stars out of 5. If you’ve enjoyed this particular offering from Samuel Smith, I would like to read your feedback.