eve (240) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - FEB 28, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at House of Brews in NY, a tangy sour apricot-y aroma with thin head. Tastes of fruit and bread or yeast rolls with a light apricot flavor, less than in the aroma and certainly not overwhelming like some apricot beers. Palate is smooth and velvety with bright orchard fruit and just enough crisp hops for balance, melting into a soft mellow finish. Nicer than I expected.
outerupt (133) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 23, 2006
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz. bottle and on tap. Better on tap by far, though neither format offers an exceptional beer. Very light body and an underwhelming nose of seemingly artificial peach and apricot. The colour is reasonably pleasant but simply isn’t backed by any substantial depth of flavour outside of a very faint note of nectarines/apricots, etc. All in all a weak drink hardly worthy of its purported "mystery."
SB (334) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2006
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured deep amber with creamy white head. Aroma very fruity. Flavor starts out sweet as expected, the fruity notes shine through what I orginally though was peaches and grapes, turns out to be apricot. Good mallty tones throughout, apricot not overpowering at all. Nice mix of flavors. Sweet aftertaste. Dry finish, light mouthfeel. Smooth to drink.
GirlyBeer (190) - Old Orchard Beach, Maine, USA - FEB 20, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
It has a nice, mellow, somewhat fruity aroma. Orangy color. Flavor that’s not overpoweringly apricot. Refreshing.
pierogy (15) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 18, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very good ale with formidable flavor on its own. The hints of apricot do not interfere with the ale flavor. Very smooth taste and finish. Has a much thicker body than Pyramid Apricot - a comparable, yet inferior beer. Great packaging adds to overall feel.
MattShizzle (587) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 15, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from sampler pack. Pretty good beer that is hard to fit into a style. Plenty of apricot flavor.
beerbomb (221) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Im giving this a higher rating than i initially thought i would- first, i tried it as the first beer of the night. the second time around, i had it following a very heavy weizenbock and a tremendous amount of apricot flavor was brought to my taste buds attention. It has a very smooth apricot flavor that blends surprisingly well with the pale ale-its definitely in the ’refreshing’ catagory so if that what youre looking for, its worth it. FYI definitely a good palate cleanser following a heavy beer.
intouch (15) - Lewisberry, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2006
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Cute packinging hides a really shitty beer. I am baffled by the positive reviews. A bunch of beer snobs?
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
whoops, thought i rated this YEARS ago. One of the better fruit beers that you run across. Feels like a pale, but just seems a little bit off. But you can’t help like it anyway
Bigsilky (327) - Charleston, USA - JAN 28, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not bad, I really do like it. Don’t think I could stick with it all night though. Nice balance between sweet malt and spricot fruit. Just enough hop bitterness to give a crisp clean finish that invites another sip.
Bartender, she’ll have another!!!