blutt59 (5714) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled, thick cloudy orange with great looking white foam, frothy, apricot jam on the nose with sour apricot and leather flavors
downender (5275) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Gardiner & Haskins, Bristol. Pale amber with a slight white head and moderate carbonation. Light arma of apricot, peach juice and a hint of lemon zest, with a trace of rustic yeast. Flavour had some sweetish fruit juice to start, before some more substantial malts, and then a dryish finish which left some tannins in the mouth. Avoided being syrupy, which is commendable. Good.
beerguy101 (5206) - Newark, California, USA - APR 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled on 4/11/2012. This fruit beer pours a hazy apricot color from a 500ml bottle. Medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is apricot, fruity, malty and sweet. A medium bodied fruit beer. The malts are fruity and sweet. The hops are earthy. A very nice apricot beer. The apricot flavors are semi-sweet and very natural tasting, it tastes just like a perfectly ripe apricot, neither too sweet nor too tart. Nice soft carbonation. Lower ABV could make this a good session ale, but I am not sure just how many of these I would want to drink in one sitting. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.
5000 (5000) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUL 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: † This is one smooth brew, lots of Apricot and not the fake stuff either. † Dark straw in color, very thick, moderate frothy white head, nice lacing. † Nose is a little dank, has an Apricot aroma and also a bit of fruity cheese and tootsie roll, surprisingly enough. † Just like with New Glarus, had you given this to me and not told me what it was I wouldnt think of it as beer. † Liked this one.
SudsMcDuff (5000) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 22, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
hot damn boy howdy!! .. pours a deep yellow gold .. medium head, solid lacing .. . very pure apricot jam flavour .. . such a brave chin ball boy! .. . a great beer, sam smiths was a gateway beer and they continue to impress me .. . . .
sometimes the new girl does things the old girl wouldnít, so thatís nice.
her eggs are better, her bacon crunchy.
drowland (4999) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - NOV 11, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
11/10/12. Bottle sampled at Grassroots. Hazy orange yellow pour with a small yellowish head. Fruity apricot aroma with a hint of tartness. The flavor is also sweet apricot but with a bit of sour as well. Apricot isnít really my thing but this isnít atrocious.
michael-pollack (4962) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml Bottle: Aroma of apricot and apricot juice. Poured a muddy amber/brown/apricot color with a medium-sized, creamy, dense, white head that diminished but lasted throughout. Cloudy. Sparkling. Very good lacing. Flavor is heavily sweet. Tastes of apricot. Light to medium body. Average texture. Average carbonation. Apricot finish is heavily sweet.
PorterPounder (4633) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tallahassee, Fl - Liquor Loft - 500 ml bottle. Pours a cloudy medium golden-orange with a sticky white head that sticks around a while. Clean fresh apricot aroma, a hint of an orange dreamsicle. Flavor is tangy and sour with some yeasty accents, some natural tasting apricot notes, a touch of orange peel, slightly earthy. Mouthfeel is thick enough, just a trace of metal in the back end. A pleasant diversion.
Suttree (4498) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
These Sam Smith Fruit beers have been interesting, to say the least. Some are cloying, some are understated. This one may be the best one (I think. I need to check my ratings...). Nice palate - light without being fizzy. Smells great, of course, but one dimensional. Taste is Apricots, a little honey, and apricots.
swoopjones (4326) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 9, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, enjoyable but would not overly seek it out again. Floral and buttery apricot. Liquid flintstones vitamins. Sweet, really sweet but I like it