penguinfinity (107) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 25, 2013
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Smells of apricots and oranges. Pours clean with no head; slightly translucent light orange color. Tastes fruity with a little space. It does a lot of good things but together they don’t add up to a good beer.
bulldogops (1048) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 12, 2014
2.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Rating #963 - February 10, 2014. $12.99 CAD for 6 341ml bottles at Coop (sale price). Did not know this was a fruit beer until opening, expectation of an APA may have resulted in lower than justifiable rating. But then again, I really don’t have to justify myself to you, internet. Pours a golden yellow with a bubbly white head. Aroma is sweetened apricot jelly, pale malt. Palate is more of the sugary apricot with some mild grassy, earthy hops. One of the worst apricot beers I’ve tried, way behind Alley Kat, Pyramid, St. Ambroise. Not impressive.
nakedwhendrunk (2200) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAR 28, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Reviewed from notes.
The appearance had a caramel brown colored body, decent off white head dissipated very quickly, no lacing.
The smell had apricot and malts.
The taste was extremely sweet through fruits and malts, noted alcohol.
The palate sat about a light to medium, semi-sessionable, alcohol felt, bland and watery aftertaste and finish.
Overall, its decent for the style, I think Magic Hat did what they wanted. This is their flagship beer, but for me, probably won’t come back to, honestly not that thrilled.
mikske79 (1246) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 1, 2014
2.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
De geur is heel goed, een echt abrikozenbier maar de smaak daarentegen is een serieuze tegenvaller.
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - DEC 15, 2002
2.2 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Never has a beer’s aroma made me pour it out. I do not want to describe this catastrophe, for fear of reliving it. The flavor was sweet and pleasant.
daalamar (405) - new albany, Indiana, USA - FEB 5, 2004
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
This wasn't what I thought it was going to be. Fruity with a crisp finish. If I wanted alcohol in my fruit juice I'd make a mixed drink...
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 12, 2005
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Robe blonde claire surmontée d’une mousse généreuse qui s’estompe lentement en dentelle. Arômes de pain et de malt. Âcre au goût, elle n’affiche que peu de richesse... et ou est le goût d’abricot???
beerlover82 (220) - Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2006
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Light golden-amber with minimal head that fazes out quickly. OK lacing, with aroma of fruit and sweetness. Taste is sweet and fruity(maybe apricot???), a little thin-bodied. Not too impressed, as I am not a fan of fruit beers.
acertain (249) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 9, 2006
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
My god; this was horrible. Admittedly I was too impatient and didn’t let this warm up beyond about 42 degrees, so maybe it would have been wonderful warmer, but I almost gagged when I swallowed the first mouthful. I tried one more to see if I could come up with some descriptive terms to use here, but it wasn’t worth trying any harder. Fruit? Didn’t smell or taste any. Mostly tasted like a bad American Pale Ale to me.
omhper (19696) - 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.