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 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.
allmyvinyl (6063) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 5, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at the Golden Ball, Scarborough. Pours clear pale gold with a thin white head. Aromas of apricot, sucrose, muller fruit corners. Taste is sweet fruit, apricot puree, baby food. Sweet finish.
tightslice (385) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUN 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Whole Foods Market in Redwood City, CA. A somewhat skimpy ale heavily weighted with apricot. Mostly delicious and refreshing but would have loved to had something more unctuous. Great if youíre in the mood for a summer-shandy-type-situation.
HenrikSoegaard (11436) - Randers, DENMARK - JUN 12, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Frothy White good mostly lasting head. Orange colour. Lioght malty and hopy moderate apricut aroma. Light sweet and bitter powerfull apricut flavor. Average light bitter fniish. Watery palate.
colui72 (193) - HONG KONG - JUN 12, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice summer fruit beer. Apricot rules aroma and taste, sweet. Golden hazy appearance, thin white head. Very pleasant.
thegreenrooster (3505) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 25, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour is a clear-ish yellow with a small white head. Aroma is a floral apricot. Flavor is also a nice apricot without the sweetness of the strawberry beer. This one I would get again. Nice mild apricot flavor with a more dry finish.
Fin (8270) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at The Captain Kidd, Wapping, London, Saturday 23rd May 2015 Warm gold in colour with a slim white head. Lots of apricot on the nose and really apricot in the mouth although a rather different beast to Fou Foune, very pleasant but quite sweet, juicy apricots aplenty. A7 A4 T7 P3 Ov14 3.5
GreatDane1632 (947) - USA - MAY 14, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rated from notes taken 22 Apr 2012 -- Bottle poured into a pint glass. The beer is much like the organic cider in appearance and aroma. Pleasant for both. Flavor is pretty strong fruit flavor, but not excessive or overdone like some mass produced American examples. Very nice beer to drink.
rxeight (1856) - Illinois, USA - MAY 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Itís good. But itís not a beer. Itís juice. Like from a juice box. The kind where it says itís apricot juice, but itís really 97% Apple juice, and they add some apricot concentrate to try and fool you into thinking itís apricot juice. Apricot, tough of sweetness and tartness.
jjsint (1344) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from the Maypole, Cambridge. Yellow-orange, very clear and almost flat. Light apricot, resin, crabapple, Chardonnay in the bouquet. Mellow, subtle sour-sweet taste, which rounds to a slightly more pronounced sourness in the finish. Exceptionally tasty and more like a íproperí beer than many fruit beers.
EtTuCthulhu (1356) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - APR 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer pours a very clear golden color with a small white head that fades quickly. The aroma blends apricots and bready malts, and the taste is similar: mildly sweet and slightly sour with strong apricot flavors all the way through the aftertaste. The palate fuses a slick texture, medium-light body, and a soft carbonation.