NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 28, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Courtesy of Ohiodad. Sweet:::drumroll:: apricot aroma. Actually a very aromatic beer and it smells good. Large fluffy white head on a cloudy tea colored body. Ok it is thin, but very refreshing and the fruit element knows its place. Apricot, cereal grains and malt are there together. Very crisp finish that tastes more like the apricot skin than the flesh. This is a very well done Fruit Beer. I’d say it is highly underrated.
SuIIy (1984) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - OCT 26, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz from OhioDad. Thanks Scott! Pours a cloudy dark yellow orange color with a big rocky/frothy white head. Aroma is light hopps and some apricot and sugar. Taste is fruity, apricot, some mixed citrusy notes, a bit of malt and some sugar. Not overly powering like some fruit beers, a decent mixture actually
frankenkitty (1958) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - JUL 16, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Served a bright, clear amber with only a wispy film for a head. Fruity aroma with apricot & strawberry. Fruity flavor, not overpowering with a defined wheat base. "Spritzy" due to a highly carbonated mouthfeel. Not a bad fruit beer, but it is a brewpub cop-out.
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MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - FEB 22, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber. Impressive head, thick and creamy, decent staying power. Nose fruity and bitter, flavor similarly so. Very authentically apricot. Tart and bitter stuff. Very toasty at the end, decently balanced. Not bad.
JoeM500 (1902) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - JAN 2, 2003
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice fresh fruit nose (apricot, obviously) and a refreshing first gulp quickly relaxed my fears of it resembling some of the gross lambics from a previous festival (banana was THE WORST!). This was not offensive at all, a bit too sweet for me, but a neat treat to fill a "mix your own six pack" with.
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - SEP 12, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub.Wow th enose on this was wonderful!Lots of fresh apricots here with a slight hint of sweetness.Pours a golden color with a small white head.This was quite refreshing.Lots of freshness of apricots that wasn’t overpowering.It was crisp and sweet with a slight hoppy finish.
Panzuriel (1225) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - MAR 12, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice light yellow beer Full head. Fruit and hops aroma. Good mellow apricot flavor. Nice light mouthfeel. Good mellow finish.
brentfeesh (1206) - Gadsden, Alabama, USA - JUN 9, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
An 8 year boycott ends. Served in a pint at the CBC. Golden pour with plentiful carbonation. Great aroma! Lots of very noticeable apricot. A light apricot flavor that is slightly sweet with touches of grain. There is no way this is real apricot, but the essence that they use really works well. Medium semi-dry body and mouth feel. Wet finish. Good brew.
hershiser2 (1147) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 2, 2004
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Paid $1.39 for a 12-oz single.
Nice golden copper look (looks like Yuengling Traditonal Lager without a head).
Does have a NICE apricot scent- not some cheap extract flavoring they added to try to make it smell like what it's supposed to be.
Taste is between a 3 and 3.5. Nothing great here- has a small apricot taste, with the typical apricot bitterness, but for some reason, it doesn't overimpress me. Not saying it's bad, but it's not mindblowing.
Not a bad brew- if you like apricots (I do), but I've had better apricot brews. I'd buy this again though.
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 31, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at brewpub. Amber body, slight apricot nose, smallish white head. Apricot is more assertive in the flavor; base beer is pretty neutral.