downender (6804) - 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.
swoopjones (6760) - 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
slowrunner77 (6738) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
"another well made fruit beer by Sam Smiths (i also liked the cherry and raspberry). the aroma is wonderful...more juice than beerlike, but just exploding with fresh apricot and a slightly tart aroma. body is fuller than expected, as is the look (no-seein through color of apricot juice). the flavor is nice...almost too much fruit, pretty sweet with a hint of tartness and hops and wheat. i wish these were not a couple bucks more than SSmiths regular stuff, but i may revisit the three...this is good. a touch less sweet and a bit more sour and this could be frikkin incredible."
drowland (6673) - Georgia, 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 isn’t really my thing but this isn’t atrocious.
SudsMcDuff (6673) - .....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 wouldn’t, so that’s nice.
her eggs are better, her bacon crunchy.
blankboy (6444) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[Bottle (550ml)] Pours a clear deep gold with an average size lasting frothy white head and some lacing on the glass. Aroma is sweet and fruity, maybe a bit tart -- it’s mainly apricot and not much else. Good fruity flavour, mainly apricot along with a bit of grain and malt way in the back. Medium bodied. Simple but pretty good if you are in the right mood.
deanso (6353) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sampled @ the Molen monthly tasting.
very thin white head. Low carbonation. Apricot aroma and taste. A little sweet. Not bad.
5000 (6300) - 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.
HogTownHarry (6199) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
August 21, 2013 - bottle, at Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese. Murky orange-gold with a minimal white head. Aroma is pretty pungent - slightly unripe apricot and lemon, just a little grassiness to make it smell vaguely beer-like. Taste - pretty solid - ripe apricot and mild but present funk, not much alcohol - maybe a bit like a tart apricot and wine concoction, but actually pretty damned drinkable. Thick body, some acidity, high, light stinging carbonation and a quick sweet/tart fruity finish. I like this better than their others.
blutt59 (6167) - 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