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RATINGS: 277   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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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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3.6
   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.


4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
portwood (142) - 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!)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerUnited (43) - - AUG 1, 2016
Surprisingly nice lacing. Has a thick frothy white head which is very sweet and fruity. Golden translucent in colour. Aroma of apricot, fruit preserves, grain. Taste is again apricot, particularly dried apricots actually, honey sweetness and bit of sour without feeling acidic. Wheat is present as well. Slightly bitter on the finish. High carbonation, average bodied. Overall one of the better fruit beers I’ve tried and a recommended example of the style.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drmet (784) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - JUL 29, 2016
L: -pours a hazy golden with a medium,frothy,white head -medium carbonation visible S: -tangerines,apricot,acidic,lemon,lime lambic-like barnyard T: -Follows the nose plus grassy -light to medium sourness F: -medium carbonation -light to medium body O: A great fruit Beer without too much sweetness

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bartlebier (3346) - 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 (16416) - 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 (102) - - 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 (285) - 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 (3787) - 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 (109) - 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 (2249) - , 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


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