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RATINGS: 271   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   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.


4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
cattaneopapa (273) - 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 (3690) - 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 (2184) - , 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 (192) - 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 (426) - - 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 (3749) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darkmagus82 (2218) - - MAY 20, 2016
Poured from bottle into a pint glass Appearance – The beer pours a lightly hazed yellowish color with a two finger head of fizzy white foam. The head has a good level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave a large sum of foamy lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma of the brew is huge of an apricot jam smell mixed with some other lighter peach smells. Taste – The taste begins with a sweet apricot jam taste that has a little bit of toast mixed within. The jammy sweetness fades a bit more toward the end only to be replaced by a bit of a more crisp apricot taste, giving a thick and sweet, but refreshing and authentic apricot flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average side in terms of thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is rather high. For the sweet flavors of the brew the high carbonation is great and makes for a more effervescent desert style brew. Overall – This was a rather nice desert style brew. It had an authentic apricot taste and aroma and a very nice easy drinking feel. You will want to be in the mood for a sweeter brew if you take this on, but if so you will likely enjoy this one as it is quite nice.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PintjeFritz (100) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - APR 24, 2016
A nice bottle with a lot of information, also the drink temperature is on the label. Apricot, apricot, apricot, not too sweet, ideal for summer, (I have a 0.355l bottle with best-before 30.04.2017.)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
AaronTDubs (263) - - APR 21, 2016
Hazy yellow color. Lively carbonation. Very clear apricot aroma, with a touch of caramel and some fruity yeast notes. Very sweet, but with enough acidity to balance it out perfectly. Little to know hop flavor. A bit of malt in the finish. Round mouthfeel from the wheat, but ulimately quite light. Has a rich round apricot flavor. If you like apricots, then this is good. Lack a bit of complexity, but it forgivable since it so tasty.


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