Organic Strawberry Ale
The subtle but compelling flavors of strawberry in delicious organic ale.
The History of Organic Strawberry 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; they are Certified Organic by the USDA-accredited UK Soil Association.
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.
Strawberries offer a soft and subtle flavor, making the character of this fruit beer extremely sophisticated and refined. The smooth malt and aromatic strawberry flavors merge together in an elegant fashion, with fresh, ripe strawberries shining through.
Roast spring lamb with orange-horseradish cream; Waldorf salad; scones or fresh plump strawberries and cream.
4/5 Stars, Highly Recommended, Spirit Journal, December 2016
Gold Medal - World Beer Championships, 2011
First place, fruit beer category - US Open Beer Championship, 2009
Best of Show, Organic - US Open Beer Chamipionship, 2013
Product Sizes and Quantities
- 18.7-ounce (550 ml) "Victorian Pint" bottles / 12 bottles per case
ABV: 5.1% - OG: 1.065 - IBU: 14
Ingredients: Water, organic barley malt, organic wheat malt, organic strawberry juice, organic sugar, organic natural strawberry aroma, organic hops, yeast.
Nutritional info: Serving Size - 12 oz. (355 ml). Calories: 231; Total Fat 0 g (0% Daily Value); Sodium 13 mg (1% DV); Total Carbohydrates 27 g (9% DV); Sugars 12.2 g; Protein 2 g (4% DV). (Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie daily diet.)
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- Organic Perry (Pear Cider)
- Organic Raspberry Ale
- Organic Strawberry Ale
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- Samuel Smith's Brewery website
- Samuel Smith Salute
- Organic Strawberry 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.