Trooper11 (468) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - OCT 1, 2006
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Slightly cloudy Amber-orange brew. Average foamy white head. Very sweet fruity aroma, like mixed berries. Bitter raspberry flavor. Initially has a fizzy feel that really isn’t too pleasing. If it wasn’t there this would be a very nice fruit beer.
rlgk (17322) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 1, 2006
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
(Stockholm Beer Festival 2006) Amber, white head. Frtuiy aroma fom peach, apricot, honey, nectar and pumpkin. Sweet fruity flavor with some pumpkin and also spicy notes.
MadIndian (2720) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2007 Bottle, pours a hazy orange with a weak head. Smells of fruit, like a peach. Taste was thin. It’s just ok. Not for me.
gputty (456) - Virgina Beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 30, 2006
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
From bottle. Pours clear dull orange with white head. Nose is perfumey apricot. Flavor is weak candy apricot, a cheap version though. Body is thin with not much of a finish. Too much fake apricot and not much else.
omhper (23008) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 30, 2006
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
[Bottled at Stockholm Beer Festival] Hazy golden. Rich apricot jam aroma. Sweet with rounded mouthfeel. Not sticky, but soo much apricot jam that it covers everything else, turning out one dimensional.
mhoster56 (34) - Fleetwood, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2006
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
This "fruit beer," which it is not truely at all, is rather lousy. In most pubs this beer is sold as a lager or a brown ale. From the moment it touches one’s tongue, an immediate spalsh of perfume is noted. The uninformed novice may understand that scent/taste to be "fruitiness." I fouthrightly disagree. The odors and flavors are much more flowery than fruity. I would imagine a better flavor could be attained from drinking old rose water from a vase. This beer leaves a soapy coating on the roof of the taster’s mouth as well. Overall, considering the pricetag on a pint of this in Philadelphia is over five dollars, this is a beer to avoid.
Arayaga2 (2102) - portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 26, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Weak willed (like most of MH’s beers) with a pleasant apricotty aroma. Delicate fruity flavor same as aroma. This is a watered down refreshment beer that is best consumed in place of perrier.
dwh50 (47) - Clay, New York, USA - SEP 22, 2006
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 4/20
Obviously I did not like this beer. The aroma was reminiscent of lemongrass. A hazy gold color, a decent head, but I did not like the flavor which reminded me of green tea. As far as I was concerned, its strongest point was the palate. If had good mouth feel dispite its flavor. All in all I’d drink a lite american lager before I’d drink this again.
dmradus (227) - Ithaca, New York, USA - SEP 18, 2006
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a golden-orange with a significant off-white head. I pick up a bit of sweet malt in the nose, as well as a significant smattering of - what else - apricots. This falls apart for me in tasting: I really can’t enjoy this brew. It is watered-down and seems to straddle the line between a full-blown fruit and a poorly conceived pale, rendering the flavors muddled and indistinct. Overly sweet apricot tones, sweet malt, and not enough hop bitterness to offset it all.
Parrothead (294) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Hazy, orange/auburn color, decent head. Hops in front like a pale ale, then comes the apricot, then....well, I’m not sure what that is at the finish. Nice beer.