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.
pictoman (326) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from 550mL bottle. Mostly clear, light golden yellow with white head. Aroma of apricot and subtle yeast. Mild sweet apricot taste, not overbearing. Not far behind the Raspberry fruit beer from Sam Smith.
Gerbeer (1407) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
550 ml bottle. Pours a clear gold with moderate head that settles quickly. Aromas of fresh apricots and a bit of fuzzy peach. Flavors of fresh nectarine with only a note of the beer from the body and a bit of toasted malts. Well carbonated. An extremely good alcoholic fruit drink. Beer? I donít know ,but well done.
vlan1 (124) - Eastern Shore, Maryland, USA - FEB 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours a somewhat cloudy orange with a foamy orange head. Taste is spritzy citrus and apricots. Mouthfeel is somewhat dry and mildy tart.
Lagerboy (1024) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
550 ml bottle. Mostly clear yellow orange, smaller foamy white fading head. Tantalizing apricot aroma. Sweet apricot juice taste and not much else. Softer than average carbonation, lighter bodied, no discernible malt or hop presence. Tart finish. Good for what it is. LBW (Lagerboys Be Wary)
JoshuaStranger (53) - - JAN 31, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an orange colour with little head. Sweet smell of apricots. Tastes sweetish,apricots but never too mellow or overdone...all in all very balanced as a dessert beer.
60minuteman (566) - Frazer, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2014 Nice orangish color. Some head. Odd smell of barley, rice, wheat, fruits and funk. Taste is a mind blow. How do they put all that fresh apricot taste in that little bottle?? Delicious
scooterbub (773) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - JAN 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
550ml bottle. Pours a hazy golden yolk color with a one inch white head that lasts. Taste is of apricots, grass, citrus, wood and some nice sweetness. Nice apricot and wood aroma. Both the aroma and taste come across as tart tart. Has a nice full body that slightly coats the mouth. The finish is a bit tart, sour, bitter and dry.
NielsenRatings (8096) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 4, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle @ home, picked up at Supermarket Liquor Fort Collins and shared with LeninCat. Pours a bit hazy yellow appearance with a white head. Kind of soapy/floral, peach/apricot, apple aroma with maybe a faint hint of diacetyl. Tangy apricot/apple fruity, vanilla, a bit acidic, a bit buttery flavor. Fair amount of sweet, sour, and candy notes. Iím not digging it.
Dogbrick (7107) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear golden color with a medium thin white head that dissipates quickly to an outer ring. Short strings of lacing. Apricots and malt in the nose. Light-bodied with flavors of sweet apricots, toasted malt and a touch of grass. The finish is sweet with a pure apricot aftertaste. Decent overall.
HuskerTan (296) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - DEC 31, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A- Apricots, wheat.
A- Peach color, cloudy liquid, white head.
T- Apricots, subtle spices, slightly sweet, slightly tart.
P- Light body, average texture, average carbonation, fruity finish.
O- If you donít like fruit beer you havenít had Samuel Smithís offerings. The apricot tones here are done so well itís almost unbelievable.