ThisWangsChung (826) - 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.
Foerdifuxx (166) - Franconia, GERMANY - MAY 30, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly hazy, orange golden beer with a medium, good lasting, creme coloured head. Aromas of apricot jam, wheat, bit of yeast. . Apricot jam in taste, sweet-sour overall, acidic in finish. Creamy texture, medium body, average carbonation. Too much fruit for my taste...a solid lemonade though.
Cokemonkey11 (381) - - MAY 30, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown bottle, 355ml. Pours medium hazy, medium dark yellow with a medium thick white head subsiding slowly. Scent is medium apricot jam and light pilsener yeast. Taste is very apricot jam and light light ethanol. Finish is clean and simple. Very good!
rondphoto (3626) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAY 24, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Aroma of apricot and light malt. Cloudy light amber color, smooth white head that stays, small waves of lace. Taste is mild malt infused with solid natural apricot flavoring. Maybe a bit of bittering in the end. This is more about the apricot than it is beer, but it refreshes, and drinks easy.
Darkmagus82 (2197) - - MAY 20, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a lightly hazed yellowish color with a two finger head of fizzy white foam. The head has a good level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave a large sum of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the brew is huge of an apricot jam smell mixed with some other lighter peach smells.
Taste – The taste begins with a sweet apricot jam taste that has a little bit of toast mixed within. The jammy sweetness fades a bit more toward the end only to be replaced by a bit of a more crisp apricot taste, giving a thick and sweet, but refreshing and authentic apricot flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average side in terms of thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is rather high. For the sweet flavors of the brew the high carbonation is great and makes for a more effervescent desert style brew.
Overall – This was a rather nice desert style brew. It had an authentic apricot taste and aroma and a very nice easy drinking feel. You will want to be in the mood for a sweeter brew if you take this on, but if so you will likely enjoy this one as it is quite nice.
PintjeFritz (78) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - APR 24, 2016
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A nice bottle with a lot of information, also the drink temperature is on the label. Apricot, apricot, apricot, not too sweet, ideal for summer,
(I have a 0.355l bottle with best-before 30.04.2017.)
AaronTDubs (251) - - APR 21, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy yellow color. Lively carbonation. Very clear apricot aroma, with a touch of caramel and some fruity yeast notes. Very sweet, but with enough acidity to balance it out perfectly. Little to know hop flavor. A bit of malt in the finish. Round mouthfeel from the wheat, but ulimately quite light. Has a rich round apricot flavor. If you like apricots, then this is good. Lack a bit of complexity, but it forgivable since it so tasty.
Florya (1470) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 13, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
How : bottle Appearance : hazy light golden with a small white head. Aroma : stone fruits, honey, citrus peel , pear and candy. Palate : light body, high carbonation.
Erzengel (7296) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - MAR 30, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
*Old rating. Nice fruity apricot nose. The beer is fruity and fresh. Sweetish apricot jam, easy to drink. A bit sweetish but round, fruity and nice! Sessionable with not too much depth.
tfredvik (1641) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 28, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy yellow to orange body with an off-white head that laces the glass well. Absurdly fruity, sweet and strong aroma of sweet apricot jam and traces of apricot kernels. Also some citrus, and hints of a milk/fruit juice mix that was introduced in Norwegian grocery stores some years ago (and that of course flopped magnificently). Strong flavour of massive sweet apricot jam, with a welcome dash of refreshing citrus in the back, along with pale malts. Moderate to heavy sweet taste with a light bitter finish. Also some very vague hints of some sourness or acidity? Full body, syrupy texture, moderate carbonation. A nice one, if you like apricots.
[35.5 cl bottle, enjoyed 1 year before BB date, from Vinmonopolet Aker Brygge, Oslo]
tarmok (1044) - Tartu, ESTONIA - MAR 24, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
slightly hazy golden liquid with frothy white head. aroma of apricot, cider sour. taste of apricot, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour. light body, creamy, soft carbonation,