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RATINGS: 284   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
Handcrafted at Melbourn Brosí tiny brewery set in a time warp in Stamford using the old manually operated brewing equipment. finest organically grown barley and wheat are used to create a complex ale which having undergone primary and secondary fermentation with different yeasts and extended maturation, is taken to Samuel Smithís small, independent British brewery at Tadcaster. There it is blended with pure organic apricot fruit juice and a previously cellared organic brew - creating an unparalleled fruit ale. The smooth distinctive character of the matured ale serves as the perfect counterpoint to the pure organic fruit juice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thegreenrooster (4030) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 25, 2015
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
SSSteve (4006) - - APR 15, 2012
bottle. cloudy gold with a large, fluffy, stable white head. strong, apricot nose. creamy and full bodied. drinks like juice. sweet but not overly so. lots genuine apricot flavors over a bright, well made, hefty, wheat beer. i think these samuel smith fruit beer offerings have all been great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mr_Pink_152 (3886) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2014
Bottle from Melbourne Bros in Stamford. Pale gold colour. The aroma has plenty of apricot. Taste is more beery than I feared. Great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jandd1983 (3861) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - JUN 12, 2016
Sample. It poured a golden color with a white head. The aroma was of fruit sweetness and malts. The taste was similar to the aroma with more fruitiness, malts and apricots. Interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bulk_Carrier (3828) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - MAY 17, 2014
Todayís live review looks like its going to be this nice looking brew. I poured this into a pint glass. The appearance was a light somewhat hazy yet transparent golden yellow to almost orange color. There is a one finger white foamy head that steadies itself for a good minute and a half before slowing concaving into the body and ends up leaving a nice clingy foamy lacing. The smell is basically a good authentic smelling apricot, exactly as Samuel Smith calls for. There isnít much else going on in the smell. The taste was basically sweet through the apricot notes but ends up giving a tad of a decent sour flavoring in it. The aftertaste is basically sweet apricot and ends up leading to a sweet dry finish. On the palate, it sits very light on the body and shows an extremely nice sessionable aspect well worth consuming on a mid May day. The carbonation is smooth and tends to hit the spot refreshing-like. Overall, I say this is a good apricot beer as it does everything one asks for from Samuel Smith, well worthy of having again and well worthy of having as a dessert beer on a nice Summerís evening.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Enjoyit (3756) - Vadum, DENMARK - MAR 5, 2015
Clear golden of color with a white head. An aroma of appels, citrus and apricot. A flavor sweets, apricot, appels and dry mouthfeel.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
probstblueribbon (3722) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 30, 2014
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrTipple (3669) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2014
Aroma: massive apricots, milkshake sweets, light sours. Appearance: clear gold, small white creamy head. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: intense apricots, light sours appearing towards the medium-long end. Overall: great Fruit Beer, not too sweet, very refreshing. Bottle from Whole Foods Market, Kensington.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Huhzubendah (3541) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 4, 2015
Bright orange sunshine body with a thin white collar. Sweet apricot aroma. Sugary, candied fruits, dried apricot. Some nice things going on. This is a suitable beer for one who gravitates toward the sweeter side. Personally, I find this cloying. A few ounces is more than sufficient. A bottle to be shared several ways.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bartlebier (3496) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - JUL 23, 2016
355ml gorgeous bottle bbNOV17, BierH. Bref: would make a great dessert contrast of funky-sweet natural apricot flavours to Cantillonís 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!

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