boozedude (1494) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours cloudy orangeis amber, white head... taste and aroma is a strongapricot, very good for a fruit beer.. love it
keanex (1144) - 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!
Beerandhockey8 (157) - Three Forks, Montana, USA - AUG 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
From 22oz bottle to flute. Pour is a very deep dull orange. Nose is of obvious apricot. Taste is very sweet, light body with a champagne-like carbonation to finish. Refreshing beer, very impressive what this brewery can do with fruit beers.
beerguy101 (5244) - 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.
Suttree (4744) - 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.
magsinva (826) - Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from app vintner - pours a cloudy peach with a white head. Aroma apricots, wheat, and malt. Taste is sweet with a nice bite. Palate is syrupy. Overall, one of the few apricot based beers that tastes like apricots!
weihenweizen (1390) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Refrigerated 550 mL bottle poured into a white wine glass. Pours opaques orange with small translucent golden hightlights. Little lacing, medium body, syrupy texture, and apricot aroma. Taste is fruity rich sweet apricot. Good fruit beer, I will have another.
thornecb (3986) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
In bottle at Craig’s. Pours a blonde colour with a fair white head. Aroma of apricot, orange sherbet, caramel and alcohol. Similar flavours with mild carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. Nicely tart to finish.
fidelis83 (1739) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAY 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy orange with a 1 finger, creamy eggshell head that has great retention and leaves nice lacing. Aroma is heavy on the apricot, some toast and tree fruit. Flavor is pretty heavy with apricot, some tart apple, toast, floury wheat, a nice, tart apricot note toward the finish along with lingering toast and light citrus notes. Excellently creamy mouthfeel, with a fittingly sharp, but fairly light carbonation and nice, fruity acidity, neutral to dry, but juicy finish. Really nice palate. Overall surprisingly good beer. I honestly wasn’t expectiong much, since I am not a huge fan of apricots, but I was very pleasantly surprised.