BOSSbrewer (1248) - Arkansas, USA - SEP 22, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy brown with minimal head. Aroma of apricots with some citrus and some grass. Floral hops. Not very bitter. Dry finish. Nice beer.
keanex (1232) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Neck is stamped SJ18L1.
Appearance: The body is a cloudy amber to dark orange with a frothy white head that has decent retention and settles into a thick coating on the top of the body.
Aroma: The aroma is lively, lots of apricot aroma ranging from tart to sweet, perhaps even a touch acetic. This smells wonderful.
Taste: This is lovely. The intro is sweet and fruit with the apricot which provides the main flavor here. The finish has a light tartness to it, with very mild vinegar notes.
Palate: Medium bodied with medium to high carbonation.
Overall: This is the apricot version of Duchess de Bourgonge. I greatly enjoy this, it’s a pleasant surprise!
The_Bish (1124) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is nicer than I hoped. Some funk and sourness to it with lots of apricot. I think more beer-wise than some are giving credit, though I don’t think credit is the right word. What I mean is, that they’re wrong. This is reasonably beery.
bth122 (1110) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Poured a honey golden color with one finger tall head. Awesome apricot aromas with sugar candy notes. Medium sweetness. Light sour notes. Light carbonation. Nice apricot/peach notes. Not too artificial either. Love Samuel Smith beers!
jsmerig (1102) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a pale golden yellow with a white head. Aroma intense with fresh apricots. Taste is very sweet followed by a slightly tart orange citrus turn. Ends up a little to much towards the sweet note.
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DasBierChef (1080) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - APR 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a surprisingly well done beer. The apricot consumes everything but not in an unpleasant way. Well done.
Mittenator (1050) - Michigan, USA - JUL 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy gold with an off white head. Apricot and sweet jam aromas. Fruity and really sweet.
Lagerboy (1026) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
550 ml bottle. Mostly clear yellow orange, smaller foamy white fading head. Tantalizing apricot aroma. Sweet apricot juice taste and not much else. Softer than average carbonation, lighter bodied, no discernible malt or hop presence. Tart finish. Good for what it is. LBW (Lagerboys Be Wary)
Sammer (1006) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUL 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Taste is peach and apricot infused champagne, with a fizzy mouthfeel. Decent fruit beer.
jmohno (996) - Iowa, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy Pale orange.Some froth,leaves a little frothy decending lace.
Aroma is strange/unique. Its got a fruitlike aroma but the apricot is kind of mutated with some dyacytal/woodines/butterscotch/tartness.Maybe even some leather. Some mineral/light grassyness even.
Taste is good with a fruit/cider like quality. Tart and sweet. Some butterynotes,apricot with woody dry -butterscotch,apple cider. Pretty tastey.