madmitch76 (16802) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
17th January 2013
Cloudy gold - orange beer with a small white head. Palate is smooth. Intense tangy apricot underpinned by creamy malt. Finishes sweet and tangy. Great creamy fruit beer and one in the eye for beer snobs! Ha!
EdKing (2038) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Whole Foods Kensington, London. Colour is almost clear golden amber, thin head head. Nose is very fragrant apricot, but thereís also some mango, like a mango lasso drink. Some lactic. Itís very sweet fresh apricots. Taste is sweet sugary apricot, almost like a fruit drink, but nicely balanced is a light to medium beer backbone and some light tartness to temper the sweetness. Crisp lagerish backbone.
Beerandhockey8 (236) - Three Forks, Montana, USA - AUG 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
From 22oz bottle to flute. Pour is a very deep dull orange. Nose is of obvious apricot. Taste is very sweet, light body with a champagne-like carbonation to finish. Refreshing beer, very impressive what this brewery can do with fruit beers.
matthewjk (958) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Yet another sweet and summer-satisfying fruit beer from Samuel Smith. Probably a little too sweet, but very refreshing during summerís last stand. Difficult to dislike, but not what most would call excellent beer.
HogTownHarry (6199) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
August 21, 2013 - bottle, at Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese. Murky orange-gold with a minimal white head. Aroma is pretty pungent - slightly unripe apricot and lemon, just a little grassiness to make it smell vaguely beer-like. Taste - pretty solid - ripe apricot and mild but present funk, not much alcohol - maybe a bit like a tart apricot and wine concoction, but actually pretty damned drinkable. Thick body, some acidity, high, light stinging carbonation and a quick sweet/tart fruity finish. I like this better than their others.
danlo (1433) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml bottle. Orangey golden-yellow colour, white foam head that dissipates and aroma of sugary apricot & syrup. Taste is sweet fruity apricot with flowery hop and yeasty notes, some tartness and light bitterness. Light bodied, well carbonated, crisp dry sourish finish. Quite drinkable.
Slipstream (2142) - USA - AUG 11, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2013 Amazing aroma to start things off - flowers and fresh apricots, followed by yeast and wheat. A pretty foamy head atop a butterscotch colored pour. It tastes really good - sweet and tangy, with apricot juice, honey, chamomile, and lemon zinger tea. Some flavoring were added, which should nullify the "organic" label, but donít let that stop you from trying this excellent fruit beer.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5188) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2013 Sampled from a 16 oz brown bottle this beer poured a hazy apricot color with a trace foamy white head that faded quickly and left no lacing. The aroma was sweet apricot, sugar and a touch of yeast. The flavor was very sweet apricot jam with a tart and sour middle followed by sugar and more apricot. Long sweet sugar and apricot jam finish. Fairly full bodied and syrupy. Excellent.
Ed5388 (2407) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
550ml bottle. Pours a clear golden yellow color with a small fizzy white head. Aroma of fresh ripe apricots and light malts. Tasted is of sweet ripe apricot, floral hops, with minimal bitterness.
M - It was fairly crisp and sharp. A light bodied ale with a dry finish.
milewide (1653) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wonderfully cloudy amber color. Average head. Fine sweet ale and fruit taste. However, the apricot taste was muted.