Organic Cherry Ale
Deep cherry flavor; aromatic, rich. Made from all-organic ingredients.
The History of Organic Cherry Ale
Samuel Smith's Organic Fruit Beers are brewed and fermented at Melbourn Bros. Brewery in Stamford; then blended, conditioned and packaged at Samuel Smith's Old Brewery in Tadcaster. Certified Organic by the USDA-accredited UK Soil Associaiton.
While there are older breweries in England, it would be safe to say that few breweries are so little changed as this gem at Stamford, which has stood in the center of the beautifully preserved market community since 1825. From the antique grist mill to the ancient copper vessels, Melbourn Bros. remains today, a working brewery which blends the traditions of the ancient craft with that of the early industrial revolution. Closed in the 1970s, restoration with respect for the historical brewing equipment was begun by Samuel Smith's in the 1990s.
High natural acidity makes sour cherries a great choice for creating an ultimate fruit beer. The vibrant cherry character of this beer is perfectly underpinned by deliciously complex beer notes which result from the multiple yeast strains used for fermentation.
Crackers and soft cheese before dinner; hearty beef barley soup; quiche Lorraine; fennel potatoes; glazed ham; chicken pot pie.
5/5 Stars, Highest Recommendation, Spirit Journal, December 2016
2014 World Beer Championships - 96 Points & Platinum Medal, "Superlative"
2014 US Open - Gold Medal - "Best of Show - Organic"
90 points - Draft Magazine
Product Sizes and Quantities
- 18.7 ounce (550 ml) "Victorian Pint" bottles / 12 per case
ABV: 5.1% - OG: 1.065 - IBU: 16
Ingredients: Water, organic barley malt, organic wheat malt, organic cherry juice, organic sugar, organic natural cherry aroma, organic hops, yeast.
Nutritional info: Serving Size - 12 oz. (355 ml). Calories: 250; Total Fat 0 g (0% Daily Value); Sodium 10 mg 0% DV); Total Carbohydrates 29 g (10% DV); Sugars 13.5 g; Protein 3 g (6% DV). (Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie daily diet.)
The Beers & Ciders
- Imperial Stout
- India Ale
- Nut Brown Ale
- Oatmeal Stout
- Organic Pale Ale
- Organic Apricot Ale
- Organic Cherry Ale
- Organic Chocolate Stout
- Organic Cider
- Organic Perry (Pear Cider)
- Organic Raspberry Ale
- Organic Strawberry Ale
- Pure Brewed Organic Lager
- Gift Box
- Taddy Porter
- Winter Welcome Ale
- Yorkshire Stingo
- Samuel Smith's Brewery website
- Samuel Smith Salute
- Organic Cherry retail shelf talker
- Samuel Smith family product sheet
- Samuel Smith Organic Fruit Beer product sheet
- Samuel Smith UK Soil Association Organic Certification (Expires May 31, 2017)
- EU list of organic certifying agencies, showing UK Soil Association.
- USDA Nat'l Organic Program page, showing USA & UK equivalence agreement.