booyaatribe (453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 12, 2001
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Way fruity. Not too shabby, but
only once in a while. Not beer-like
enough for normal consumption.
Kaya161 (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 30, 2001
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Way too intense for me. The apricot aroma and flavour overpowers with just a slight wheaty taste at the end. I like my fruit flavours much more subtle.
Indra (2594) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - MAY 19, 2001
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2005 Very interesting, for a fruit beer. Super cloudy, apricot-colored, even! If I have to have a fruity beer, I wouldn’t be sad if it was this one. (Lambic of course would be the best... 8)
Oakes (12234) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 18, 2001
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2006 Hazy peach colour. Big apricot aroma, kind of syrupy but not much else. Big sweet apricot taste, hint of wheaty tartness. Sweet & tart finish, still with lots of apricot. That’s really about it. Pleasant, refreshing, drinkable but not terribly exciting unless you like apricot.
Original rating: Back in the day, before the likes of New Glarus and Quelque Chose, this was considered a definitive North American fruit ale. It is unfiltered, has a peachy colour, and strong sweet apricot flavours, which fall away towards the finish. Ar 7 Ap 4 Fl 7 P 4 Ov 14 = 3.6
groovinhigh (170) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - APR 5, 2001
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The Apricot and sweetness is a bit to overpowering. A well made beer, but I would prefer better balance.
opiate (199) - Sandy, Utah, USA - DEC 15, 2000
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a great summer beer. The nose on this beer is delightful, very fruity. It literally smelled like I had just opened a jar of apricot jam. The pleasant surprise came when drinking this mellow, smooth ale. The surprise is that the apricot flavor wasn’t overpowering. It was a great balance, with a terrific apricot finish. If you don’t like fruit beers you probably wouldn’t buy this anyway. But for those of us who do like an occasional fruit beer, this is one of the best.
karl (158) - Glendale, New York, USA - NOV 18, 2000
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
boto (1827) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - NOV 8, 2000
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very refreshing, but the apricot taste is a little strong. Magic Hat #9 is much better!
Bov (9331) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 2, 2000
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
honey colour, strong apricot aroma, disgusting flavor with plastic aftertaste
PhillyBeer2112 (2517) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - AUG 22, 2000
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: OCT 11, 2004 This bere smells far better than it
tastes. (nice apricot aroma). The flavor
is dry and moderately fruity, but not
very interesting (actually quite boring, with
the apricot flavors being very attenuated
and almost unpleasant). Almost a waste of a
mediocre wheat to start with, and a
questionable choice of fruit.