tommann (3012) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml bottle. Pours gold with no head. Aroma is lagery corn and apricot yoghurt. Taste is sweet apricot to start and an intense apricot yoghurt finish.
drjay44 (2996) - Salida, Colorado, USA - APR 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 25, 2012 550 ml. bottle. Pours a medium lasting ivory head, with attractive lacing, over a cloudy, amber orange (SRM 10) body....nose is apricot, hints of cereal....taste is apricot, light sweetness, finishing with light tart acid...mouth feel thick, carbonation adds nice tingling spritz. This is a well done Fruit Beer. There is enough character from the apricot, and adequate acid to help balance the sweetness that comes naturally from the fruit. This is the best of the fruit series so far. BJCP 7/3/13/4/6
GregClow (2988) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the LCBO. Clear & bright orange-gold body with a good sized white head. Aroma of apricot nectar and lightly toasted grain. Flavour is a great combo of a clean, simple golden ale and fresh apricot notes that start quite sweet, but develop a nice tartness in the finish, where a bit of Earl Grey tea comes through as well. Really nice stuff - one of the best non-lambic fruit beers I’ve had in quite some time, in fact.
jbruner (2985) - Athens, Georgia, USA - AUG 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a hazy golden yellow from the bottle with thin white head and light lacing. Aroma is overpoweringly fresh apricots. Taste is holy shit apricot and more fresh apricot with a slightly sour sweet finish. Much better than expected.
pintbypint (2976) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
550ml brown bottle. Hazy gold pour, somewhat noisy white cap that settles to a nice inch or so of rocky foam. Strong apricot fruit nose, jammy, floral. taste has some fruit sweetness up front, gains the tart and tangy character from the fruit midway, slight lemony note, dries up a bit in the finish, notes of grainy malt. Medium body and carbonation. Fruits hit their mark here, tastes pretty natural and not overly sweet. Well done, would drink this again.
Spab (2845) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
550 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a clear, bright golden colour with moderate-sized white head with a little lacing. Aroma is sweet apricot and light grain. Flavour is quite sweet apricot with mild tartness and a touch of grainy malt. Average body. A little sweet and quite fruity but reasonably thirst-quenching on a warm day.
Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2013
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from Ashley. Light, weird pour with a big white head. Aroma is apricot and sweetness. Taste is kinda off, more apricot, and an unpleasant finish.
Embrouille (2831) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled 33cl. Rating number 2800. A very approachable beer for almost anyone I would imagine. Sweet but not artificial. Good in itself but I can’t seem to find the right setting to drink a beer which is that filling at 5.1 ABV.
Bulk_Carrier (2781) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - MAY 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Today’s 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 isn’t 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 Summer’s evening.
cfrancis (2729) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 28, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours cloudy gold with a big pillow white top. Aroma is sweet apricot and cereal malts. Taste is cereal malts topped with tart and sweet apricots.