ThisWangsChung (747) - 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 isnít 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 Iím really glad that it doesnít 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 donít 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.
jksipa (348) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
probstblueribbon (2916) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 30, 2014
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
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.
TheJester (1873) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
550 mL bottle. Lots of apricot in this one, but somehow itís not overwhelming. And Iím not a huge fan of apricots. A little sweet, but otherwise a solid brew.
robinvboyer (3103) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear orange pour, big white head. Very sweet apricot aroma, floral honey, and light pale malts. Regular mouth feel and medium carb. The finish is not as sweet as the aroma leads on. The finish is lightly bitter, and a touch tart. The sweetness is quick, and dry, and pleasantly fruity. Nice stuff.
Rasmus40 (11199) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
DōE. Hazy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is sweet, apricot and sugar. Flavor is quite sweet. Sweet finish. A bit sticky. 240514
douglas88 (6010) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
550 ml bottle. Pours a clear copper color with a small white head. A big sweet Apricot nose. Light tannic flavors, apricot, sugary. Ok. Pretty good.
Spab (2388) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
550 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a clear, bright golden colour with moderate-sized white head with a little lacing. Aroma is sweet apricot and light grain. Flavour is quite sweet apricot with mild tartness and a touch of grainy malt. Average body. A little sweet and quite fruity but reasonably thirst-quenching on a warm day.
MayumiH (96) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Yeah so I had three Samuel Smith fruit beers so far, which are cherry. raspberry aand apricot. My favourite one is definitely apricot. I donít even like apricot but I really liked it as fruit beer. Samuel Smith did a real good job on this one. Wonderful :P
blankboy (6045) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[Bottle (550ml)] Pours a clear deep gold with an average size lasting frothy white head and some lacing on the glass. Aroma is sweet and fruity, maybe a bit tart -- itís mainly apricot and not much else. Good fruity flavour, mainly apricot along with a bit of grain and malt way in the back. Medium bodied. Simple but pretty good if you are in the right mood.
skortila (4505) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - AUG 10, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled @ De Molen 2nd Tuesday Tasting. The aroma has aprikots, some toasted malts. Clear, golden coloured beer with a white head. The taste is sweet, has apricots, some lactic tones there, some toffee maltiness. Not my cup of tea.