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Happy Hour: Samuel Smith Strawberry Ale

While selecting in-season strawberries at Whole Foods the other day, an unfamiliar brewski, Samuel Smith Strawberry Ale, caught my eye. Since I was surrounded by the delicate aroma of ripe berries, I couldn't resist picking up a bottle.

I was curious about the unfamiliar label, and couldn't wait to give Samuel Smith's signature strawberry beer a taste. Brewed in Stamford, England, this certified organic ale, which is made with fresh strawberry juice, only became available stateside this year. The ale has a floral, jammy bouquet that brought me right back to sniffing strawberries at the market and notes of caramel and malt to finish. It was so refreshing that I drained the hefty-sized bottle, then proceeded to trek out and pick up a fresh one.

At $5.99 for 550 ml, this seasonal sip has become my favorite nightcap so far this Summer. Have you ever tried strawberry beer?

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Midnight-Harlow Midnight-Harlow 8 years
I went to the Whole Foods in Union Square and no luck. Should I even bother going to the one on Columbus Circle?
Food Food 8 years
alcook87 - glad you liked it. That's exactly how I felt!
alcook87 alcook87 8 years
After reading this, my boyfriend and i went straight to Whole foods. He was skeptical, even though i told him you had to go back for another bottle. we went home and tried this and omg ! it was delicious, he was trying to get the last drops out of the bottle, he was kicking himself we didn't get two bottles!!! thanks for the tip on this yummy beer
Meearya Meearya 8 years
Whole Foods also sells Abita Seasonal Strawberry Ale, which is absolutely fabulous. I highly, highly recommend this one. Actually, I highly recommend all Abita beers.
ElizabethRae ElizabethRae 8 years
Abita has a strawberry beer that my dad says is amazing. It's on my list to try, but we haven't gotten it yet!
mswender mswender 8 years
I love pretty much anything from Samuel Smith! Will definitely try this soon!
shoneyjoe shoneyjoe 8 years
Samuel Smith's is a fantastic brewery. I'm not surprised that they even do fruit beers well.
mamasitamalita mamasitamalita 8 years
mmm I love fruity beers they can be so fun! I will def. try this
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