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RATINGS: 244   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
Handcrafted at Melbourn Bros’ tiny brewery set in a time warp in Stamford using the old manually operated brewing equipment. finest organically grown barley and wheat are used to create a complex ale which having undergone primary and secondary fermentation with different yeasts and extended maturation, is taken to Samuel Smith’s small, independent British brewery at Tadcaster. There it is blended with pure organic apricot fruit juice and a previously cellared organic brew - creating an unparalleled fruit ale. The smooth distinctive character of the matured ale serves as the perfect counterpoint to the pure organic fruit juice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
solvaris (149) - - OCT 5, 2014
---- personal review, no claim to be representative or neutral ---- repost undesired --- ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rederic (3222) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 2, 2014
550ml bottle, honey gold color, with a pillowy white head. Nice juicy apricot fruity nose, with an apricot cake, faint vanilla, apricot pie accent, with a subtle dried apricot granola bar, apricot mousse, pale, wheat malt note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate, with a good sweet fruity apricot puréed, peachy, faint pineapple, wheat apricot cookie dough, light wheat pale, munich malt character, with a faint orange candyish lollipop, subtle sweet and sour apricot flavour, leading towards a sweet juicy, fruity apricot finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cfrancis (2756) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 28, 2014
Pours cloudy gold with a big pillow white top. Aroma is sweet apricot and cereal malts. Taste is cereal malts topped with tart and sweet apricots.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (7440) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
"another well made fruit beer by Sam Smiths (i also liked the cherry and raspberry). the aroma is wonderful...more juice than beerlike, but just exploding with fresh apricot and a slightly tart aroma. body is fuller than expected, as is the look (no-seein through color of apricot juice). the flavor is nice...almost too much fruit, pretty sweet with a hint of tartness and hops and wheat. i wish these were not a couple bucks more than SSmiths regular stuff, but i may revisit the three...this is good. a touch less sweet and a bit more sour and this could be frikkin incredible."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SaintMatty (6052) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 22, 2014
355ml Bottle - Golden with a slight haze and lively carbonation. Apricot, peach and a hint of honey in the aroma. Apricot dominates in the taste along with some hints of golden syrup.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
BiiruBierBeer (670) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Smells like apricots. Texture is kind of watery, light foam, and very little fizz, kind of like drinking soda after it is almost (but clearly not) flat. Tastes like apricots with natural sweetness. Extremely pleasant aftertaste like a tart peach.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
bunget (699) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 18, 2014
550ml bottle. Clear straw body, big white fluffy head with good retention. Aroma of wet cardboard, grains, vinegar, apricots and ammonia. Taste of sweet grains, artificial sweeter, apricot jam. Oily.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jksipa (563) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle from the LCBO. Clear pale gold with a small white head that fades quickly. Nose is apricot with peach and tart cherry with light honey and caramel. Medium sweet with apricot and honey. Not as sweet as the nose would imply with a good tart middle and a chewy finish. Mouth is medium and slick with average carbonation. Nice and smooth and not overpowering.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
probstblueribbon (3348) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 30, 2014
500 mL bottle from LCBO served cool in a tulip glass. Clear deep golden with a full white head. Tons of apricot, peach, artificial and natural, buttery diacetyl, not very nice. Medium body, fairly full carbonation. Sickly sweet, mostly artificial apricot/peach, less buttery than the nose, still not very nice; quite sweet with no bitterness and a long, possibly artificial stone fruit finish. Alco-pop for sure. No thanks.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheJester (2218) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 30, 2014
550 mL bottle. Lots of apricot in this one, but somehow it’s not overwhelming. And I’m not a huge fan of apricots. A little sweet, but otherwise a solid brew.

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