Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 4, 2002
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2005 The beer escapes the 12-ounce brown bottle a limpid amber color with a modest sized frothy light tan head after its decomposition the lace forms a thin concealing sheet upon the glass. Nose is heavy on the apricots, fresh and crisp, sweet with the start sweet and the malt profile decent, the top fair to middling in feel. Finish has a pronounced acidity with the hops light in spiciness, the aftertaste tart and dry, a drinkable beer, but nothing I would drink on a regular basis.
Troobie99 (60) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 12, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Itís hard to get too excited about a beer this pedestrian, but one thing should be noted: of all the American fruit ales that befouled taplines and grocery shelves, this is the best. Apricot was a good fruit to use because it tends to marry nicely with the malt rather than turning the beer into a kiddie drink. Well, itís still pretty much that, but itís all right on a blazing day.
iggysam2000 (38) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 6, 2002
3.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very good smell, super strong apricot smell, flavor isnt to strong with apricots a little bit, ok flavor, but an overall good beer, if your looking for a fruit beer iíd go with a reasberry or something with a strong fruit flavor rather than just smell but overall ok
bigal9699 (152) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 3, 2002
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
If I had to drink a fruit beer, this would be it. Apricots are not overwhelming, but compliments the beerís clean and crispt taste. Solid.
beersnob99 (2) - USA - MAY 30, 2002 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Iím not a big fan of fruit influenced beers, but this beer is excellent. The apricot aroma is very fresh and braced me for a beer that does not skimp on the apricots. The flavor is neither subtle nor sweet, both a pleasant suprise. Great summer refresher.
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 28, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
I really enjoy apricots. This beer if good if you are in need of something refreshing...technically, I think it lacks a good malt profile, and after a while the apricots become obsessive. I can only drink one, maybe two of these before I am ready to move on. Lately, however, they are refreshing after working in the heat.
thefatguy (34) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 22, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice Ale. I love apricots, so this is very good.
joet (2492) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - APR 27, 2002
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
A local beer, weak body, sours easily, very temperature sensitive, not much back end. Fake apricot aroma ístainingí the glass with adhesion and persistence.
bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - APR 22, 2002
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Too stong on the apricots for my taste. I mean seriously - this tastes like carbonated apricot juice.
Dogbrick (10713) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 19, 2002
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Letís see. I like beer. I dislike apricots. Apparently I dislike apricots more than I like beer. Points for color that matches the flavor though.