RateBeer
overall
84
95
style
Serve in Flute, Shaker

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 232   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   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.


crazyvin's rating

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - NOV 10, 2012
500ml bottle. Body had a nice cloudy golden hue with a white head that had good retention and great lace. Aroma had a complex aroma with some nice apricot notes, there was a nice acidity to it reminding me of citric acid. Some mild malt notes. Flavor had a nice sweetness to it, apricot flavor really played well with the malts, but the yeast really complemented the apricots adding some nice almost wild yeast characteristics. Finish was nice and sweet. Mouthfeel was full.


2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
niquillis (1802) - 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 (276) - - 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 (6343) - 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 (429) - 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 (11492) - 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 (259) - HONG KONG - JUN 12, 2015
Nice summer fruit beer. Apricot rules aroma and taste, sweet. Golden hazy appearance, thin white head. Very pleasant.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thegreenrooster (3537) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 25, 2015
Pour is a clear-ish yellow with a small white head. Aroma is a floral apricot. Flavor is also a nice apricot without the sweetness of the strawberry beer. This one I would get again. Nice mild apricot flavor with a more dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (8332) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2015
Cask at The Captain Kidd, Wapping, London, Saturday 23rd May 2015 Warm gold in colour with a slim white head. Lots of apricot on the nose and really apricot in the mouth although a rather different beast to Fou Foune, very pleasant but quite sweet, juicy apricots aplenty. A7 A4 T7 P3 Ov14 3.5

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GreatDane1632 (1058) - Alabama, USA - MAY 14, 2015
Rated from notes taken 22 Apr 2012 -- Bottle poured into a pint glass. The beer is much like the organic cider in appearance and aroma. Pleasant for both. Flavor is pretty strong fruit flavor, but not excessive or overdone like some mass produced American examples. Very nice beer to drink.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rxeight (1891) - Illinois, USA - MAY 11, 2015
It’s good. But it’s not a beer. It’s juice. Like from a juice box. The kind where it says it’s apricot juice, but it’s really 97% Apple juice, and they add some apricot concentrate to try and fool you into thinking it’s apricot juice. Apricot, tough of sweetness and tartness.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 » 24


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50