ClarkVV (3579) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 12, 2002
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2004 Light, bubbly nose with no hint of. . .anything until the body, which is extremely light and tasteless. I had to stretch to pretend i tasted some apricot. This could be one of the most tasteless yet inoffensive beers. Reminded me much like a cool tasty glass of spring water.
Heresiarch99 (4) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 8, 2002 does not count
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great summery ale - light enough to quench thirst, but rich enough taste to stay interesting. Apricot flavor is subtle, not cloying. Not overly hoppy (so many otherwise great summer beers are just too damn hoppy for me!)
LordNeuf (135) - Acton, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 7, 2002
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
I was truly disapointed in this particular beer, much like I am with many ’Magic Hat’ products. I experienced this at a pub the first time. It had a clear golden yellow look to it, and seemed to be much like any other pilsner. And then I tasted it. The beer went down with a subtle hoppy flavor. But the lingering aftertaste of citrus stayed in my mouth and totally overpowered anything beer like on the palate. I took another sip to see if perhaps the beer would be better. Instead the beers flavors blended together and it felt I was drinking a very poor excuse for a hard cider.
I handed the glass back to the bartender and told him to pour it out. And that is the first, and only time, I have ever sent back a beer.
stephen (308) - California, USA - JUL 4, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer is OK. I wish it was raspberry instead of apricot - oh well. A good base beer for a fruit beer. Like the IPA, seemed a little overfiltered and lacking body.
hopscotch (8394) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 4, 2002
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2003 This beer rocks. The aroma is of coffee and apricot. A very crisp, dry finish. Yum.
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 21, 2002
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2003 # Yuck! I feel a real fruit beer should contain real fruit, not the flavoring. This beer taste like a light hop free ale with a Jolly Rancher thrown in the fermenter.
Nate (3464) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 18, 2002
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Predominant aroma of apricot. Some hoppy character. Small head over a golden yellow beer. A bit carbed (low-medium). The fruity taste reminded me of dehydrated pears from an M.R.E. Hops. Nice beer with food. Good aroma.
HighlanderOne (936) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - JUN 6, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2012 RE RATE 5/2012. Poured from bottle. Aroma - apricots - can almost smell the fuzz. Cloudy gold, barely a head. Apricot flavor leads the way , also a bitterness, but I’m not sure if it’s apricot or hop. Slightly sweet malt rounds out the flavor and dry feel. Still a favorite summer choice.
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 20, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Good fruity type beer, but I would rather spend my money on Sam’s Summer Ale. I had this on tap up in N.H. and it was great, but then I bought it in bottles...well lets just say the tap is way better.
GregL40 (97) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 13, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good for drinking all day long on sunday during tripleheader nba playoffs.
Smooth drinking with a funky aftertaste. Aftertaste is avoidable if you refrain from food.