dfinney23 (3395) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 15, 2012
The apricot is quite subtle, more of a general sweet/sour fruit salad of a beer. A little funky. Very nice. BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 28, 2012
75cl, Vintage 2010, at 8.4%Vol, exclusive American brew, with apricots, thx to Secret Santa!, complex sour fruit brew, sour/fruity and slightly woody/floral, balanced, cloudy, small head, good brew, yet very expensive! Reynolds314 (3470) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 10, 2012
Aroma of rich ripe apricots and fleshy over ripe tropical fruits. Taste is light tart and medium sweet with some white grapes and light vanilla sweetness. World class stuff! crosamich (433) - Twin Falls, Idaho, USA - MAR 31, 2012
2009 from the bottle, Nov2010. This one could serve as a Flanders for aficionados or noobs. bright orange color. Aroma is more funk than fruit, however, neither is too strong. By style, expect more sour and fruit-forward but still a good beer nonetheless. Apricot is in the background here. easy-drinking Radek Kliber (7470) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAR 22, 2012
Bottle 750 ml (2008 Vintage)
Suttree (6484) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 11, 2012
Aroma mid light tartness, light peach with hop notes. Very gentle hints of oak. 7+
Appearance bright amber gold look. Medium plus head. Sparse lace.
Flavor and Palate : medium bodied. Sourness up front with zesty feel. Bit dry on top end. Fruity notes with zesty sourness blended with alcohol.
bottle from curly - thanks! 2010 edition. Cloudy, bubbly appearance, with a huge head. Smells, not surprisingly, like apricots. Flavor is apricot, some oak, and a little bit baby aspirin. There is a weird mix of fresh apricot an some artificial flavors. Still, very tasty! robinvboyer (4740) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 21, 2012
Hazy orange, small beige head. Big tart aromas of apricots and many tropical fruits. Big funky esters. Carb is a tad high. Sourness and tartness are great, not over the top, just right. Touches of barnyard funk. Great stuff. Sammy (12616) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 19, 2012
Tim’s bottle, 2008 vintage, that has mellowed out as we shall see. Orange coloured body, understated carbonation. Very malty, subdued acidity. Very good drinkability. barncatmatt (2287) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 11, 2012
750ml bottle shared by jsprime. 2009 version. hazy deep orange with a lasting off white head. big sour acid and apricot nose. intense sourness, lots of fruit, very flanders pale from a base beer stand point, well integrated fruit. nice stuff. drunkenpolack (319) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 2, 2012
2009 Bottle. Apricot Ale pours well an apricot color. Go figure! It’s cloudy and nicely carbonation. A small white head forms but goes bye bye rather quickly.
Smell has a nice deep fruitness about it. Apricots definitely take center stage here but I picked up some lemon and pear. Right behind is a good amount of funk and a nice backbone of malt and oak. Smells great.
In the taste you’re greeted with the nice lactic acidic kick. Not overly sour but enough to wake up my taste buds. Mix in the lovely apricot taste with the oak and funk and you have a nice mixture here. It’s sour for sure but I feel like everything balances out the beer perfectly. Just lovely. The almost 9% alcohol was very well hidden. Dangerous!
Mouthfeel is medium bodies, dry, and has a good amount of carbonation.