Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - MAY 17, 2017
Reviewed from notes.
This was poured into a tulip because I thought this was a Belgian ale.
The appearance was a hazy sort of copper color with a finger’s worth of quickly dissipating head. Mild stringy lace.
The aroma had some apricot, dough/white bread, light hay/grassiness, some bubblegum and a touch of herbal quality underneath.
The flavor was moderately malty sweet with the apricot super sweet and the grassiness coming across really dry. Apricot sweet aftertaste flowing into the finish.
The palate was about medium bodied with a decent sessionability about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt fine.
Overall, I wanted to like this one, probably based on the idea, but somehow seemed like the apricot didn’t want to blend as well in the flavor. Also, I missed the memo - there was coriander supposed to be in this? Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 25, 2010
Allentown. Pours a medium copper with some chill haze and a thinning head. Aroma is medium apricot essence, seems slightly fake, with some doughy toasted malts, wheat character, yeasty phenolics and even a hint of salt? Flavor is more apricot with some pineapple it seemed, crackery dull malts, and light peppery yeasty spicy notes. A slight bit slick. kramer (6682) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2010
On tap, Bethlehem. Slightly hazy copper body with a small fizzy off-white head. The nose is full of over-ripe apricots. Lighter coriander and some caramel malt. Smells kind of like a fruit smoothie. The flavor is like biting into a fresh apricot in mid-summer, very natural tasting. Estery, with the coriander coming out a bit more on the finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, not clingy at all with a lingering spicy finish. Overall, a pretty damn good for a fruit beer. hopdog (12953) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2010
On tap at the Bethlehem location. Poured a medium golden color with an averaged sized off white head. Yep, aromas and tastes of apricot and coriander/spices. Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2009
Draft at Allentown Pours a good amber gold with a white head. Aroma is definetly fruity with the major one being apricot. Flavor was apricot with hints of spicies. Had good carbination and an alright mouthfeel. Light bodied and a decent finish. This is not what I would seek out in a beer but it really was not bad.
jcwattsrugger (12517) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 16, 2009
on tap-pours a white head and hazy gold/amber color. Aroma is mild apricot/peach, medium malt. Taste is apricot/lemon/peach pit, medium malt, coriander/somewhat sweet, peppery. Finishes slightly tart/tangy/grass, Ok effervescence. Slightly syrupy mouth feel, medium body. TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - FEB 6, 2009
On tap at Bethlehem locaiton. Pours a translucent copper with golden notes and a medium creamy white head that laced. Aroma of light apricot, Belgian yeast esters, bready malt and a touch of the coriander. Flavor of dougy malt, very like corriander and apricot and Belgian yeast spicy notes there as well. Kind of reminds me of a Belgian single ale with just a faint touch of the fruit and spice. DocLock (10970) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2007
Draft at BBW. Medium goldish pour with very little off-white head. I got a spicy and fruity aroma, with definite apricot and some pale malt. The flavor started spicy, and then the apricot kicked in, all the while retaining a very refreshing quality. Medium to light palate heft. User37895 (3042) - - JUN 6, 2006
Hey, I’ll admit it, I liked this one. The appearance was the weakest part, very little head and no lacing. The aroma was spicey, coriander most prominent over the light fruity aroma (although w/o the description, I couldn’t identify apricots specifically). Flavor came across as a witbier with apricots lightly mixed in (again, the fruits didn’t dominate this one). A little more fruity and sweet than the average witbier, but a neat twist on the style. Couldn’t drink as many of these strait on through, like I could wits, but a nice finishing drink. Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 14, 2005
Pours orange with a thin white head. Smells of coriander and oranges. Taste is initially soappy before mellowing out to reveal the apricot.