Aniela (2230) - Skövde, SWEDEN - JUL 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy yellow beer with a lacy offwhite head. Apricot aroma. Tart apricot flavour with some peach notes. Nice fruitbeer :-)
mcberko (4844) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at PIB, pours a cloudy golden orange with a small white head. Aroma brings out pungent apricots, with not much else. Flavour is similar, with loads of apricot, with a medium residual sugar quality. Very fruity and mildly sugary. Very drinkable and enjoyable. Great stuff.
Sammer (967) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUL 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Taste is peach and apricot infused champagne, with a fizzy mouthfeel. Decent fruit beer.
vvesside (256) - California, USA - JUL 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tons of apricot and orange flavor, interesting fermentation.. somewhere between champaign and a really subtle sour/wild ale. Great beer.
Mittenator (883) - Michigan, USA - JUL 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy gold with an off white head. Apricot and sweet jam aromas. Fruity and really sweet.
Miked1687 (477) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle into glass. Extremely Hazy orange pour with a small white head that leaves a bit of lacing. Nose is dominated by fruit, apricot. Taste is overwhelming apricot, not much else. Little to no alcohol presence. Tastes good but too fruity? No beer characteristic.
bth122 (1035) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Poured a honey golden color with one finger tall head. Awesome apricot aromas with sugar candy notes. Medium sweetness. Light sour notes. Light carbonation. Nice apricot/peach notes. Not too artificial either. Love Samuel Smith beers!
ThisWangsChung (638) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle into a Duvel tulip.
A: Pours a hazy amber color. The head is a three finger white shade. As it recedes, it leaves behind plentiful lacing on the glass.
S: Apricots. Okay, there isn’t much else to the aroma - but this singular quality is pulled off extremely well. I also notice a bit of cream and cherry esters, as well.
T: Much like the nose, the flavor profile is pretty much an apricot bomb with only an augmenting cream note to break up the monotony. The general flavor profile is 90% sweet and 10% tart, but I’m really glad that it doesn’t come off in an artificial manner, too. Simple? Yep. Sweet and not very beer-y? Of course. Enjoyable? Oh fuck yes.
M: The texture is medium bodied and crisp. Some finishing dryness does a good job of scrubbing off any overdone syrupy-sweet linger - still, this one is pretty damn sweet on the back end. I don’t really notice the carbonation because of the aforementioned sweetness.
O: Admittedly, the sweetness means that that the first half of the bottle is more pleasurable/drinkable than the second half. Nonetheless, as a fruit beer, this one is hard to beat. I would absolutely buy this again.
UncleKorm (484) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAY 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber bottled poured a clear golden hue w/ thin white head. Light apricot aroma. Wonderful tart apricot flavor. Light bodied and light carbonation.
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SudsMcDuff (5375) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 22, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
hot damn boy howdy!! .. pours a deep yellow gold .. medium head, solid lacing .. . very pure apricot jam flavour .. . such a brave chin ball boy! .. . a great beer, sam smiths was a gateway beer and they continue to impress me .. . . .
sometimes the new girl does things the old girl wouldn’t, so that’s nice.
her eggs are better, her bacon crunchy.