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RATINGS: 236   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   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 (7054) - 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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mr_h (3745) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - AUG 20, 2015
355ml bottle at home, from Good Spirits Company, West Nile Street, Glasgow, potent apricot, fruity aroma, golden amber, dispersing bubbly white head, no lacing, apricot flavour, a bit gassy, very sweet

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (4998) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2015
19th Aug 2015: shared bottle at the Aug Shrewsbury bottle exchange meeting, cheers Mike. Not a beer I would buy myself, I was pleased to see this and the Cherry version for five of us the try. Poured a clear golden colour with a weak white wisp on top. Very Apricot in all aspects and I have to say a lot better than I expected (not so keen on the Cherry option). Says Apricot on the label and it packs a good Apricot punch, I like Apricots!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lbianchi66 (123) - FRANCE - AUG 19, 2015
Robe orangée Abricot marqué. Légèrement aigre mais aussi sucrée sans excès. Bien équilibrée. Enfin une bonne bière aux fruits!

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sinfull (1117) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - AUG 9, 2015
Golden/orange color,nice white head.strong aroma of apricot jam, which brought me back for 15 years into my mom’s kitchen )). Rather sweet taste with light fruity tartness, apricots dominate.Thanks for flashback into childhood:-).

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
niquillis (1846) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2015
Bottle at Congress, Longton. Pours apricot with a white foam. Apricot aroma, sickly sweet, apricot syrup. Hard work, far too sweet.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
a_sully (308) - - JUL 17, 2015
Clear yellow body with a very thin white head. Very strong sweet aroma of apricot. Sweet taste with overwhelming apricot. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (6648) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 5, 2015
Bottle at the Golden Ball, Scarborough. Pours clear pale gold with a thin white head. Aromas of apricot, sucrose, muller fruit corners. Taste is sweet fruit, apricot puree, baby food. Sweet finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tightslice (469) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUN 20, 2015
Bottle from Whole Foods Market in Redwood City, CA. A somewhat skimpy ale heavily weighted with apricot. Mostly delicious and refreshing but would have loved to had something more unctuous. Great if you’re in the mood for a summer-shandy-type-situation.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
HenrikSoegaard (11760) - Randers, DENMARK - JUN 12, 2015
Bottle. Frothy White good mostly lasting head. Orange colour. Lioght malty and hopy moderate apricut aroma. Light sweet and bitter powerfull apricut flavor. Average light bitter fniish. Watery palate.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
colui72 (326) - HONG KONG - JUN 12, 2015
Nice summer fruit beer. Apricot rules aroma and taste, sweet. Golden hazy appearance, thin white head. Very pleasant.


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