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RATINGS: 263   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mar (5134) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2012
Hazy gold with a white head. Nose is apricot, tart, sour, acidic, and dry. Easy on the palate, tart, apricot, smooth finish, and sugar.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
skortila (5097) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - AUG 10, 2014
Bottled @ De Molen 2nd Tuesday Tasting. The aroma has aprikots, some toasted malts. Clear, golden coloured beer with a white head. The taste is sweet, has apricots, some lactic tones there, some toffee maltiness. Not my cup of tea.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ClubGonzo (5089) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2012
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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (4917) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 10, 2013
Good bottle, standard Sam Smith throwback label; foggy gold. Pleasantly sour, pickled apricot aroma. Sweet and tart, you can almost feel the fuzzy apricot skin on your tongue, lightly bitter. Medium body, medium tangy finish. Thanks, LuckyDog.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (4825) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 2, 2015
Bottle from Crafty Pint, I think. Appearance - golden with a nice fluffy head. Nose - dried apricots, not much else. Taste - more of the same. Palate - close to medium bodied with a lovely tangy texture and a long dry tangy finish. Great palate, mostly on the back of the fruit I’d have to say. Overall - it’s nice but really the apricots dominate everything and if you hope to taste anything else, you’ll be disappointed.

3.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beersiveknown (4820) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAY 4, 2013
Bottle at Brighton Travelodge from Trafalgar wines
slightly hazy mid amber with rich apricot, slightly earthy nose. Sweet apricot, slightly tart, medium carbonation, long tart apricot finish. Is what it says it is but a bit too ott for me.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bamsen78 (4779) - Sřnderborg, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear golden with small white head. Clear aroma of apricot, with notes of yeast, malt and hops. Sweet flavour of apricot, with malty amd estery notes, and touches of hops and ctrus. Citric aftertaste with fruity notes. A ver nice one for the style.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUL 1, 2014
Poured light golden with a frothy off white head. Aroma of sweet apricot. Medium body, flavour is medium to heavy sweet, moderate apricot, light bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
travita (4715) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 3, 2013
Bottle. Cloudy, orange in color, whitish head. The smell is apricot, candy, fruit, sweet, and good. The taste is very apricots, sweet, fruit, and good. Overly sweet, but good apricot.


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