jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 22, 2003
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Both the aroma and taste are dominated by apricot. Not much hop flavor. Light bodied. Mouth-feel similar to that of a an ESB.
happy4hops (376) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUL 19, 2003
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
With a good pour a good head follows.Never had a problem w/ this unique brew.The apricots smell of sufites though(problem#1?)Good orange almost Ipa appearance.Taste is good fake apricots w/ anchor style malts & some decent hops.A beer that has not let me down so far after all these...beers
MaBeer1972 (1822) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 18, 2003
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2003 What on Earth is this stuff? I was at a party last year when someone handed me one. It tastes like it's 150 years old! Pure crap! Unfortunately this is the lowest rating this site will allow me.
jwest (10) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - JUL 18, 2003
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very fruity. Other reviewers says it's apricot, so I'll go along with that but the aroma and flavor are more of a generic fruitiness. Mouthfeel is sweet and a touch too watery. Best described as drinkable and interesting but not distinguished.
1more4dessert (334) - Upstate, New York, USA - JUL 16, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A light ale with a hint of non-synthetic apricot essence. Not overly sweet. A bit to thin and hop starved for my taste.
JCW (1278) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 15, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2004 Looks like a pale ale. Smells something like an English ale or ESB, except that there is more of a fruity aroma of apricots. Flavor is sweet and fruity. The finish is fairly dry with mild amounts of bitterness. Thanks ScottVacula!
tmhst30 (10) - Prospect Park, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2003
3.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On of the few "fruity" beers that I've ever tasted that I actually like. The apricot essence is subdued enough as not to overpower.
DrinkingbuddyD (129) - Warsaw, New York, USA - JUL 7, 2003
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I wasn't to impressed here. Orangish color, fruity aroma, no head. Begins with a wierd fruityness and the rest of the flavor is just kind of watery and boring. It kind of tasted like an imcomplete pale ale. Maybe not bitter enough for me.
CapFlu (5101) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 4, 2003
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
(Bottle) Must have got a bad bottle? Strange aroma... hops but some odd Hawaiian Punch additive. Pours copper with dissipated white head. Finishes dry. Average.
andy609 (143) - Auburndale, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 1, 2003
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2003 This beer is one of my favorites. The smell is great, like apricots. Since most of taste is smell, it tastes great too, plenty of sweetness and bitterness. Pours a very nice head.
This continues to be one of my favorite beers. Tastes like a pale ale until the big apricot finish. Classic brew.