Beer Snob (501) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 23, 2004
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A nice try, but you'd have to like apricots to really enjoy this beer. Nice colour nice fizz, nice hint of wheat, but too fruity for me.
OKBeer (1168) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - APR 22, 2004
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark golden colour with a thin diminishing white head. Sweet apricot aroma. Lightly sweet, then a syrupy apricot flavour, finishing with a slightly acidic bitterness. Light to medium bodied and wet mouthfeel.
maeib (8051) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap - Bow and Arrow Toronto. I thought I was going to regret ordering this but it's actually a very good beer. The colour is golden and unexciting but the apricots really come through both in the smell and the flavour. But at the same time unlike some fruit beers it does have a beer taste rather than just fizzy pop. Good stuff but probably not a beer to have a session on.
Lubiere (9031) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 4, 2004
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
yellow gold beer with a strong aroma of apricot, almost unpleasant , and some malts. The taste is also very evident in the mouth, with a buttery oily overlay, which does yield any place to the bitterness. Body is rather weak.
Sanchex (224) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 24, 2004
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2004 Fantastic apricot aroma. Weak head and a pale color, really not much to look at. Nice fruity taste, subtle wheat notes. Clean finish.
Duke (117) - New York, USA - FEB 22, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not nearly as good as I had hoped. Small white foamy head. Does smell strong of peaches/apricots.Funny bitter finish. Not terible but not great.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - FEB 16, 2004
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2004 341 ml bottle. Bright orange, medium head. Gorgeous fresh apricot nose, simple and sweet but delicious. Flavor light and sweet, rather dry towards the finish, and just a bit sour, which doesn't really work. OK, below average for McAuslan for sure but I think better than its reputation.
Crockett (998) - Steelback County, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 15, 2004
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours gold, tiny soapy head. Nice sweet fruit aroma. Perfumed like shampoo. Light carbonation. It really isn't exceptional. The apricot and wheat come out. But, it's pretty boring. Easily not the best McAuslan brew.
nickchalk (229) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 13, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice golden clear colour, no head or lacing. Aroma is primarily of apricots (duh...) and moderate malts with bubble gum notes. Flavour is light and fruity, sweet, but not too much, short, slightly bitter, crisp finish. Watery, light-bodied, fizzy carbonation. Refreshing. Bottle.
hopscotch (8373) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 27, 2003
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sparkling clear, deep golden ale with a small, fizzy, white head. Good retention.
Nose is of apricot and light malt.
The flavor is lightly fruity but pretty thin.
Light-bodied with a watery mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Short, crisp, clean finish. Refreshing!