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RATINGS: 283   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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Handcrafted at Melbourn Bros’ 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 Smith’s 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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Nisse666 (6245) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 29, 2013
Bottle from Beers of Europe cons 2013-03-29 Uddingston AR: apricote pure, AP: dark golden, stouthy snowwhite fizzy white head F: apricote pure, fizzy, apricote marmealde, medium bitterness, wee tart feeling... great stuff reminds me of the childhood apricot pure

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (6200) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - OCT 24, 2013
From a 550 ml bottle shared in Avon NC. Pours clear gold with an off white head. Aroma of apricot and honey. Flavors of apricot jam. Sweet but not overly cloying. Medium to heavy bodied. Moderate carbonation. Sweet finish.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
AirForceHops (6192) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - APR 27, 2013
22 oz bottle from Bert’s Better Beers, Hooksett, NH. Nose is really all apricot. Flavor is pretty sweet. Highly carbonated fruit juice. You almost wouldn’t know it was beer. Mostly fizzy carbonated fruit juice.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suttree (6075) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 12, 2012
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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Patrickctenchi (6037) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAR 4, 2013
Pours completely opaque dark yellow. Aroma is strongly apricot. Taste is slight wheat, almost invisible under the syrupy, nectary, sugary apricot. Wonderful taste...just way too much of it.....

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (5898) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 20, 2014
Bottle: Poured a bright clear golden color ale with a generous white foamy head with good retention. Aroma of fresh apricot notes is very nice with nice fruity ester notes. Taste is also dominated by fresh apricot notes with some light cereal notes and some fruity ester. Body is about average with good carbonation. Well made with nice fresh apricot notes and with good balance of residual sugar notes.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wlajwl (5778) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 2, 2012
Aroma is yeast and apricot juice/skin. The flavor is apricot juice and a big sweetness/sourness that dominates into the finish. Not exceptional but pretty good still.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DutchDrebus (5563) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - FEB 14, 2015
Bottle @ Dutchdrebus and Ansjelaahs Fruity Valentines tasting. Clear golden colour with a small to medium sized white head that doesn’t last. Smells yogho yogho, apricot, peachy, sweet, syruppy. Tastes sweet but slightly sour at the same time, natural, apricot, peach, nice. Refreshing. Medium body, soft carbo.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thornecb (5500) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 4, 2012
Pours hazy apricot into an English pint. Bright white head with excellent retention recedes leaving scant sheets. Apricot and sour cream aromas. Sour apricot upfront turning creamy in the lasting fruit finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ClubGonzo (5420) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 20, 2015
Bottle from Utobeer, London. Pours a clear golden body with a medium creamy off-white head. Nose is strong apricot tones, grape peel, pale malts, wine gum and hints of butterscotch. Taste is apricot, butterscotch, pale malts and hints of wine gum and straw. Medium body and carbonation. Quite a pleasant apricot beer, which is a rare genre to a) make and b) pull off properly. Another smooth English beer from Samuel Smith.


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