Saturday, July 14, 2012
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Yes I have posted about Samuel Smith's fruit ale before, their strawberry ale. This isn't as good as some of their others, but I still would turn this ale down. Cherries tend to have a strong flavor to them especially in a juice form, but here it cheer and the beer go well together, hand in had even. This fruit ale is 5.5% abv. It pours a nice deep red cherry red with a somewhat medium white head that is briefly there. Well yes there is a nice cherry scent to this and it is just strong enough, not over powering. Now you think this can't be good, it's going to taste like fizzy cheery soda, well I said this is a Samuel Smith's brew not a Carolina Strawberry blonde, that is a soda. But this has a perfect balance of cherries, hops, barley, and malt. But it's not as good as there other fruit ales like the strawberry or the apricot ale. That is all due to fact that the cherry fruit has a stronger and sweeter flavor to it. This is still good as the other fruit ale's that they brew. The aftertaste of this ale is sweet with cherries and a slight alcohol hit, but it all finishes nice crisp and refreshing. You would think that cherries and beer wouldn't go together, but they do nicely with this, but I don't think beer should be brewed with cherries. It is good just not as good as it should be. I like this one yes I do, but not top choice among Samuel Smith's fruit ales, but certainly better than other fruit beer out there. Cheers! Please drink responsibly!