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RATINGS: 247   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
Handcrafted at Melbourn Brosí 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 Smithís 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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheHopster (960) - 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 (2212) - 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 (1639) - 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, itís a pleasant surprise!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerandhockey8 (289) - Three Forks, Montana, USA - AUG 25, 2013
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoshuaStranger (189) - - JAN 31, 2014
Pours an orange colour with little head. Sweet smell of apricots. Tastes sweetish,apricots but never too mellow or overdone...all in all very balanced as a dessert beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gerbeer (2567) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 9, 2014
550 ml bottle. Pours a clear gold with moderate head that settles quickly. Aromas of fresh apricots and a bit of fuzzy peach. Flavors of fresh nectarine with only a note of the beer from the body and a bit of toasted malts. Well carbonated. An extremely good alcoholic fruit drink. Beer? I donít know ,but well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bulk_Carrier (3013) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - MAY 17, 2014
Todayís live review looks like its going to be this nice looking brew. I poured this into a pint glass. The appearance was a light somewhat hazy yet transparent golden yellow to almost orange color. There is a one finger white foamy head that steadies itself for a good minute and a half before slowing concaving into the body and ends up leaving a nice clingy foamy lacing. The smell is basically a good authentic smelling apricot, exactly as Samuel Smith calls for. There isnít much else going on in the smell. The taste was basically sweet through the apricot notes but ends up giving a tad of a decent sour flavoring in it. The aftertaste is basically sweet apricot and ends up leading to a sweet dry finish. On the palate, it sits very light on the body and shows an extremely nice sessionable aspect well worth consuming on a mid May day. The carbonation is smooth and tends to hit the spot refreshing-like. Overall, I say this is a good apricot beer as it does everything one asks for from Samuel Smith, well worthy of having again and well worthy of having as a dessert beer on a nice Summerís evening.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beer0clock (142) - Canterbury, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2014
Golden yellow, carbonated with lots of tiny bubbles, small white head which leaves miminal lacing, smooth, easy drinking, served in a very pretty glass, very good, tasty beer but it should be as at over £5 for only 5.1%! 500ml I think. Bottle at gazebo Kingston.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DarkSong (335) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - NOV 15, 2014
It pours gold with a large white long lasting head. It has a nice apricot aroma. The fruit and beer flavors blend wonderfully in this beer. It tastes like fresh apricot and has a tart fruit flavor. This is one of the best fruit beers Iíve ever had.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hyperdellic (1) - Hammond, Indiana, USA - DEC 24, 2014 does not count
Stumbled upon this one just by chance. IT IS Delicious. Very smooth and sweet, with a nice tartness in the finish. Great chilled or warm. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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