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 (9228) - 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 (3740) - 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 (1016) - 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.
guinness4life (37) - USA - MAY 1, 2002
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Way too fruity for my palate, interesting but wouldn’t purchase. I really do not like it due to sickening sweetness. In all fairness though, a well produced beer, but very weird taste, tastes like going camping i.e: very fruity and herbal with an almost raspberry aftertaste. Good beer if you want to get in touch with nature. Others try before you buy. Completely one of a kind though.
bhenry76 (101) - Landenberg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fruity but not too sweet...not bad...probably won’t order it again
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - APR 22, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2003 Adequate apricot beer - certainly one of a kind. Not as good as a Lindemans lambic, for sure, but decent. First gulp, good. Fifth gulp, somewhat cloying.