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RATINGS: 285   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Seeing (10) - - OCT 14, 2015
Aroma: apricot fruit Appearance: golden, Taste: light sweetness, medium sourness, Palate:light body, thin feel, average carbonation, Overall: Obviously fruit beer and easy for taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Quick3Beers (986) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 16, 2016
Pours a slightly hazy light amber/yellow from a bottle. This is a surprisingly well-balanced fruit beer. Lots of up front apricot aroma and flavor, but also a nice malt backbone to let you know this really is beer. Also, the apricot tastes more rounded, like real fruit or juice was used as opposed to extract or "natural" flavor. Very good beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
portwood (190) - Markham, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 3, 2016
Smell: ripe apricot, honey, lemon/lime. Palate: sweet, moderate carbonation, lightly sour. Finish: apricot peel, slightly bitter, dried fruits. ("best before date on neck": SA18P1, whatever that "date" means!)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
high_on_hops (809) - Burlingame, California, USA - MAY 25, 2012
Pours a cloudy orange-gold with a white head and lacing. It smells like a bag of rich dried apricots. The flavor is tart, with strong apricots and a bit of yeast, maybe some hops, and a slightly syrupy mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
S_Side_Smitty (715) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JUL 23, 2012
Pours a cloudy apricot color with a thick white head. Aroma is fermented fruit (almost like a cider), sour & yeasty. Taste is sweet apricots up front transitioning into light malts for the finish. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
poisoneddwarf (2297) - Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, USA - JUL 29, 2012
18.7 oz bottle rated yesterday. Looks like pureed apricots--cloudy, same hue of orange; has a collapsing white head. Aroma is apricoty, biscuity. Taste is mostly tart with a dry finish; flavor is apricots with a tinge of metal. Has a definte British flavor; reminiscent of Sam Smith’s other brews. Definitely enjoyable, but maybe not as good as I was hoping.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jahshuwuh (565) - USA - AUG 17, 2012
Nice peach apricot smell, finger head, lacing that dissipates rather quickly but nice. Light tartness and sweet taste. Very good, surprised me. Good citrus aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheHopster (1057) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - AUG 23, 2012
;bottle ). A delicious apricot ale with great balance of tart and sweetness. Aroma is distinctly apricot. The flavor follows true. Good palate. Well done. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boozedude (2228) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - FEB 23, 2013
pours cloudy orangeis amber, white head... taste and aroma is a strongapricot, very good for a fruit beer.. love it

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
keanex (1790) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - MAY 5, 2013
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!

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