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RATINGS: 274   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.


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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
downender (7795) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, - MAY 19, 2013
Bottle from Gardiner & Haskins, Bristol. Pale amber with a slight white head and moderate carbonation. Light arma of apricot, peach juice and a hint of lemon zest, with a trace of rustic yeast. Flavour had some sweetish fruit juice to start, before some more substantial malts, and then a dryish finish which left some tannins in the mouth. Avoided being syrupy, which is commendable. Good.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bartlebier (3303) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - JUL 23, 2016
355ml gorgeous bottle bbNOV17, BierH. Bref: would make a great dessert contrast of funky-sweet natural apricot flavours to Cantillon’s FouFoune. - So this is only bottled at Samuel Smith, brewed and blended on the basis of some sort of organic wheat ale by Melbourn Bros? Ingr?: 4% apricot concentrate and extract...somehow less than the 15-20% fruit in fruit lambiek, yet just as aromatic. Nose: reminds me of "confituurke" aka apricot jam-slathered Belgian pastry...sweet apricot jam, candi sugar, natural apricot peel and stones included. Drinks astoundingly uncloying, if fruity-sweet. Apricot yoghurt and quark dessert comes to mind on account of the wheat porridge underneath. - Will revisited teamed up with FouFoune!

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerhunter111 (15451) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JUL 22, 2016
Leicht trübes goldenes Bier mit mittelgroßen weißen schaumkrone. Geruch sehr fruchtig, frische Aprikosen, süß. Geschmack nach süßen Aprikosen, frisch und natürlich, okay.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
daigoon (87) - - JUN 30, 2016
0.335l bottle. Bright hazy orange color, white head with some lacing. Taste is nice but almost feels like syrup.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
cattaneopapa (277) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 19, 2016
Pours a hazy golden colour with 1-1/2 finger of lasting head. Aroma of apricots and honey.Taste matches the aroma with some refreshing citrus notes. Moderate carbonation. Excellent fruit beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jandd1983 (3740) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - JUN 12, 2016
Sample. It poured a golden color with a white head. The aroma was of fruit sweetness and malts. The taste was similar to the aroma with more fruitiness, malts and apricots. Interesting.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maits (57) - ESTONIA - MAY 31, 2016
Orange and yellow hazy beer. Little white head vanished quickly. Lots of apricote in aroma, also some grain. Taste is fresh, bitter and apricote. Nice fruit beer for summertime.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thorongil2 (2209) - , Ontario, CANADA - MAY 30, 2016
(bottle) hazy yellow orange colour with a medium tall, white head; aroma of apricots, pits, grain; intense sweet and sour flavour with a short, light bitter finish

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Foerdifuxx (205) - Franconia, GERMANY - MAY 30, 2016
Slightly hazy, orange golden beer with a medium, good lasting, creme coloured head. Aromas of apricot jam, wheat, bit of yeast. . Apricot jam in taste, sweet-sour overall, acidic in finish. Creamy texture, medium body, average carbonation. Too much fruit for my taste...a solid lemonade though.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cokemonkey11 (457) - - MAY 30, 2016
Brown bottle, 355ml. Pours medium hazy, medium dark yellow with a medium thick white head subsiding slowly. Scent is medium apricot jam and light pilsener yeast. Taste is very apricot jam and light light ethanol. Finish is clean and simple. Very good!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rondphoto (3851) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAY 24, 2016
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Aroma of apricot and light malt. Cloudy light amber color, smooth white head that stays, small waves of lace. Taste is mild malt infused with solid natural apricot flavoring. Maybe a bit of bittering in the end. This is more about the apricot than it is beer, but it refreshes, and drinks easy.


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