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RATINGS: 243   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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.

fidelis83's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
fidelis83 (2212) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAY 14, 2013
Pours a hazy orange with a 1 finger, creamy eggshell head that has great retention and leaves nice lacing. Aroma is heavy on the apricot, some toast and tree fruit. Flavor is pretty heavy with apricot, some tart apple, toast, floury wheat, a nice, tart apricot note toward the finish along with lingering toast and light citrus notes. Excellently creamy mouthfeel, with a fittingly sharp, but fairly light carbonation and nice, fruity acidity, neutral to dry, but juicy finish. Really nice palate. Overall surprisingly good beer. I honestly wasn’t expectiong much, since I am not a huge fan of apricots, but I was very pleasantly surprised.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
minutemat (2740) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2015
Bottle @ Shrewsbury Beer Share, Aug 15, courtesy of Mike S. Can’t actually recall having an apricot beer before. This is lovely. Vibrant apricot taste, it’s almost like an apricot juice drink than a beer. But as I love fruit, and smoothies, I can’t help falling in love with this. Delish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
FatPhil (11497) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 24, 2015
355ml bottle (Pudel, Tallinn)
Scary sharp aroma, i guess some apricot. And wensleydale cheese - ugh! Looks good, bright gold, but huge tight peristent spongy head. Slightly sharp, slightly sweet and sticky palate. Simple sweet malty body, and slightly fake fruit juice apricot. Remarkably drinkable considering the horror in the aroma. Slips down easily. Don’t like it, but can fight my way down.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
badhack (434) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 21, 2015
To me this tasted like an Apricot shandy. There is a ton of quite delicious apricot juice making this more of a beer cocktail. Don’t get me wrong, the apricots are delicious but it does impart a very sweet flavor. Malt is quit weak and there is some bitterness that I didn’t think flattered the beer much. There is no tartness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marduk (4203) - Reval, ESTONIA - SEP 19, 2015
355ml bottle. Clear golden color. Medium size, bubbly head, stays. Sweet, strong apricot, fudge, jelly in aroma. Sweet, dried apricots, slightly acidic, some lemon perhaps in taste. Long lasting apricot in aftertaste. Apricot everywhere.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
miyauchi38 (880) - chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 17, 2015
アプリコット&# あんずのいい&

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
martjoobolut (1780) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 17, 2015
Bottle (from Koht). Pours dark golden with whiteish head. The head stays for some time. Aroma is intense apricot, sweetness, sourness. Flavor is sweet and sour, fruits, apricot. Overall: good. It’s exactly what it claims to be - an apricot beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niko100 (2326) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 10, 2015
Hazy golden color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of sweet malt, yeast, apricots, some caramel, & spice; Flavor of slight sweet malt, yeast, fruit (notably apricots), and some hops; Dry finish; Nicely balanced; Pretty decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mr_h (3862) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (5072) - 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!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lbianchi66 (129) - FRANCE - AUG 19, 2015
Robe orangée Abricot marqué. Légèrement aigre mais aussi sucrée sans excès. Bien équilibrée. Enfin une bonne bière aux fruits!

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