Style: Fruit/Vegetable Beer
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “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.”
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This brew poured with a two finger, cream-colored head that dissipated slowly and left some lacing on the glass. The body was a cloudy chestnut color with a pink tinge. The carbonation was generous on this bad boy. The nose was all raspberry, almost like a lambic. The taste was nicer than the nose (and I didn’t mind the nose). I got tart raspberries with a touch of mineral water and bitterness. The body was medium thickness with moderate carbonation. The finish was long with tart raspberries. Although this beer is all about the fruit, I enjoyed it. Since it was very similar to a lambic, I can’t see having more than one. Try it if you see it!
Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0