crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 23, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light amber. Nice white head. Hoppy and sweet aroma. Taste has a nice bitter sweetness to it. Not too shabby.
Lubiere (13548) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 23, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy golden ale with a thick white head. Sourish apricot and lemon with wheat in aroma. Good malty base with some apricot and a good dose of sharp hops, crisp in mouth, a bit mineral. Medium bodied.
pineypower (3247) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - SEP 20, 2005
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Drank it about a million times, and now am finally rating it. Pours out a straw color with a fruity aroma. The taste isn’t overlly complex, just notes of apricot and sweet malt, agree with previous raters that it needs a kick on the hop end of things, Dogfish’s aprihop is a much better choice
clifford0163 (93) - Maryland, USA - SEP 19, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2005 the standard beer for magic hat. has a little citrus flavor to it but it could use some more hops. good beer that is always avilable.
rudolf (2360) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 18, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Candy apricot, a little lemon, toasted malt in the nose. Flavor is watered down apricot candy. A bit of straw-like malt.
jasonp (1581) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2005
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Clear copper with a small off-white head. Very faint aroma of light fruit. Flavor has notes of raspberries, strawberries and some caramel. Ends watery with no aftertaste. Moderately sweet, no bitterness detected. Medium body with a smooth texture and lively carbonation. No lacing or head retention. Drinkable but extremely boring.
punkeedo (498) - Covington, Louisiana, USA - SEP 16, 2005
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This brew is a valiant attempt at originality and quality. While it does not live up to the complexity of many Belgian and German brews, this American beer is quite nice. It is pretty complex, with hints of apricot, wheat, and hops. You can taste the "swirl" that the bottle touts in the cloudiness of the brew. You will like this if you are a fan of unique brews, particularly fruit brews or even some Belgian ales.
jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - SEP 12, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours dark gold with a small head that goes away quickly. Musty and fruity aroma, like an attic full of apricots. Flavor of apricots, biscuity malts, and caramel. If you like apricots, go for it. If you like beer, go for something else.
kari13 (1) - USA - SEP 11, 2005 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I love the apricoty after tatse of this beer... it’s not too heavy, it’s not too light... just right.
walter (359) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - SEP 5, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (thanks, Sandy!). Medium amber color. Aroma of very fresh apricot, really quite surprising in its freshness, with some slight caramel malt lingering behind it. Flavor follows: mainly just fresh apricot. Body is rather light and thin. I’m impressed with how stable the apricot flavor is-- this could easily end up tasting like a jolly rancher or be too highly hopped and bittered so as to hide all trace of the fruit. That said, I found the body just too lacking. A pleasant experience, though. Makes me want to try my hand at some peach homebrew.