ThisWangsChung (836) - 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.
Rask0lnikov (739) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 24, 2016
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
355ml bottle. Rather pale yellow colour. Medium white head. Sweetness and apricots in the aroma. Some sour notes too. Slightly sour apricoty beginning. Fruity in the middle. Apricots and slightly sour notes in the end. The palate is sweet. Rather light bodied, medium carbonated, drinkable fruit beer. Nothing special. The sweetness was too intensive.
thellgren (810) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 17, 2016
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
0.355 l bottle from Alko Arkadia, Helsinki. Appearance is cloudy and yellow. Taste has obviously apricot. This is somewhat dry but still a bit too sweet for me. I would like some more wild yeast or acidic micro-organisms. Leave the cane sugar out. please.
Blueshawk (349) - Bad Bellingen, GERMANY - SEP 14, 2016
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
- trüb goldene Farbe mit leichter Schaumbildung
- Aromen nach Aprikose, Honig und grünem Apfel
- passend spritzige Carbonisierung
- der Antrunk hat einen leicht vergorenen Apfelmosttouch
- erst in der Mitte gewinnt die Aprikose dann die Oberhand
- und genau hier wird mir das Bier dann eine Spur zu süßlich
- im Abgang wird die Süße durch die Hopfenbitternis etwas nivelliert
Fazit: Interessantes Fruchtbier, mit einem etwas zu süßen Touch
FinnIckler (43) - GERMANY - SEP 5, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Drinks of the World Winterthur. Pours hazy orange with fast depleting head. Smells of apricot with hints of citrus and banana. Taste starts wonderfully refreshing, with hints of citrus and sweetness. Body is full of apricot and just a bit of bitterness. Finish is sweet and a bit sour.
Great Beer for the summer, it’s really refreshing and tastes great. Will try the whole organic fruit beer range when I get the chance!
drpimento (3125) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 2, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very good. Aroma’s fresh, ripe apricots, yeast, and a hint of malt. Flavor’s similar to nose, mostly sweet offset with a bit of tart and just right carbonation. Slightly chewy. Excellent finish. Goes great with an aged cheddar.
RobBestwick (831) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 24, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
550ml bottle. Sweet apricot aroma. Cloudy dark orange in colour with a small creamy head. Moderate carbonation. Mild apricot flavour with a touch of sourness. Medium body. Sweet finish.
portwood (169) - Markham, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 3, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smell: ripe apricot, honey, lemon/lime. Palate: sweet, moderate carbonation, lightly sour. Finish: apricot peel, slightly bitter, dried fruits. ("best before date on neck": SA18P1, whatever that "date" means!)
TheBeerUnited (47) - - AUG 1, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Surprisingly nice lacing. Has a thick frothy white head which is very sweet and fruity. Golden translucent in colour. Aroma of apricot, fruit preserves, grain. Taste is again apricot, particularly dried apricots actually, honey sweetness and bit of sour without feeling acidic. Wheat is present as well. Slightly bitter on the finish. High carbonation, average bodied. Overall one of the better fruit beers I’ve tried and a recommended example of the style.
drmet (809) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - JUL 29, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
-pours a hazy golden with a medium,frothy,white head
-medium carbonation visible
-tangerines,apricot,acidic,lemon,lime lambic-like barnyard
-Follows the nose plus grassy
-light to medium sourness
-light to medium body
A great fruit Beer without too much sweetness
bartlebier (3402) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - JUL 23, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml gorgeous bottle bbNOV17, BierH. Bref: would make a great dessert contrast of funky-sweet natural apricot flavours to Cantillon’s FouFoune. - So this is only bottled at Samuel Smith, brewed and blended on the basis of some sort of organic wheat ale by Melbourn Bros? Ingr?: 4% apricot concentrate and extract...somehow less than the 15-20% fruit in fruit lambiek, yet just as aromatic. Nose: reminds me of "confituurke" aka apricot jam-slathered Belgian pastry...sweet apricot jam, candi sugar, natural apricot peel and stones included. Drinks astoundingly uncloying, if fruity-sweet. Apricot yoghurt and quark dessert comes to mind on account of the wheat porridge underneath. - Will revisited teamed up with FouFoune!