Recommendations & Reviews

REVIEW: Samuel Smith’s Brewery Beer – Yorkshire, ENG

Let’s follow The Beer Maven off to England! Continue reading to learn about Yorkshire’s oldest brewery… Samuel Smith’s Brewery and some of The Beer Maven’s favourite beers she tried while there.

REVIEW: Samuel Smith’s Brewery Beer – Yorkshire, ENG

Samuel Smith’s Brewery Tour – England

I went to England for this review to Yorkshire’s oldest brewery to be exact and tasted Samuel Smith’s Breweries Organic Chocolate Stout and Organic Strawberry Ale. My new friend Tim told me English beer drinkers don’t have the same taste palate as us North Americans when it comes to English beers. But I feel strongly that Samuel Smith’s is one we could both enjoy.

 

Samuel Smith’s Beer Reviews:

 

Organic Strawberry Fruit AleSamuel Smith’s Brewery

I started off with The Organic Strawberry fruit ale, 5.1 % alcohol.
This sweet Ale is a beautiful golden color with a light lingering head that leads way to medium lacing. The smell is sweet and the berry taste comes before the ale. It’s akin to a freshly picked strawberry and finishes so clean it leaves you wanting more oomph. I enjoyed this beer from start to finish but with Fruli’s Belgian Strawberry beer as my standard of strawberry ales I would appreciate a fuller bouquet in Samuel Smith’s.

samuel-smiths-brewery-organic-strawberry-fruit-ale-beer

Organic Chocolate StoutSamuel Smith’s Brewery

My trip to England and Samuel Smiths Brewery finished with their friggin fantastic Organic Chocolate Stout 7% alcohol. This brew is deep brown in color with a ¼ inch head. I’m going to go with the guys on this one and wish for more. It has an intoxicating distinctive toasted malt and chocolate scent. The flavor here is mostly malted with a lingering smokiness to it that is a marriage of roasted marshmallows and dark chocolate. I normally reserve stouts/porters for the evening or on a frigid Calgary winter day but the lightness of this beauty allowed me to thoroughly enjoy it sitting in the glorious Canadian sunshine lounging in my backyard. My overall thoughts are I would definitely buy this again should I be in the search of light refreshing stout and it would be best suited for a beginner stout drinker as a gateway to dark beer enjoyment.

samuel-smith-brewery-organic-chocolate-stout_

 

Now that you’ve read a little bit about Samuel Smith’s Brewery in England, check out more of The Beer Maven’s reviews:

Top 5 India Pale Ales
Big Rock Beer & Cider Review
Grizzly Paw Brewing Company Brewery Tour
11 of the Best Porters, Stouts and Black Ales

Related Posts

Recommendations & Reviews

Tofino Brewing, Super Tuff Review

I had a guest join me, Joe from Brewgames.ca and we got to review the anniversary beer from Tofino Brewing. Did it wow us? Watch below to find out:

Recommendations & Reviews

10 Beers to Drink on Chinese New Year: Year Of The Pig

Chinese New Year 2019 falls on Tuesday, February 5th. 2019 is the Year of the Pig! What better way to celebrate than with these 10 great pig-inspired beers!

Recommendations & Reviews

REVIEW: Cold Garden, Cool Runnings Stradler

“Feel the rhythm, feel the rhyme get on up” it’s delicious beer time! COOL RUNNINGS!

Beer Banter

3 Perfect Beer Styles to Drink on International Workers’ Day

Hats off to the workers! You worked hard today, and everyday! These 3 beer styles with their labourer origins are the perfect way to celebrate your hard work and International Workers’ Day.

Recommendations & Reviews

VIDEO: No Fun Zone Blonde Stout by Twin Sails Brewing Beer Review – Port Moody, BC

Dan Crocker, A.K.A. booze reviews, is the king of beer reviews. Watch Dan’s video below to find out if Twin Sails Brewing’s No Fun Zone Blonde Stout is worth trying.