glider (57) - Shrub Oak, New York, USA - OCT 15, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
An interesting blend of sweetness + hops. The flavor and pull of the brew was fascinating - it may be the hype but it is a mysterious beer.
raymow (1597) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2003
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I could have sworn I tasted some strawberry flavor in this beer but everyone else has been mentioning the flavor and aroma of apricots. Maybe since I've never tried apricots I thought of strawberries? Anyway, I very much enjoyed this beer - can't wait to have another.
scoobyluv (511) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 2, 2003
2 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
thin head over a light amber coloring. smells like a garbage container and it tastes like a licking a dirty ashtray filled with water.
amx1970390 (480) - Southampton, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2003
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
I did not know that this was classified as a fruit beer, If i knew that from the start, I might have had a better opinion of it. Aroma was fruity and floral, definately apricot. Taste was an odd mix of a pale all with artifical flavoring. I think this beer is riding on a marketing fad and will not stand the test of time.
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 16, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice fruity hoppy aroma. Good blend of hops and apricots. Flavor starts out with some hops that leads into a fruity sweetness with some lingering bitterness.
RichardGretton (4739) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden beer with a lightly hopped aroma, and a watery/lightly hopped flavour. Overall a plain beer.
drinkbeer (283) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - AUG 28, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Initial impression after first sip was that this beer was similar in malt character to a newcastle brown ale. I got that slightly roasted, smokey malt flavor. But ooh wait! after a few more sips I tasted a definite apricot flavor that coated my palate with a sugary fruit flavor. It wasn't overpowering though...just a hint of nectar. Thanks for sharing Meg!
quantum24 (32) - New York, USA - AUG 25, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pale orange with a slight haze, nice white head. mild apricot aroma, slightly malty and acidic, fruity (apricot), with a mild bitter finish. typical magic hat, not great, but drinkable. (good beer when hosting a party many "beer drinkers" like it)
egajdzis (6434) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy amber color with a small head and a slight apricot aroma. Taste was that of hops and dominated by apricots. A decent beer!
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Definite apricot aroma. Oaty, lightly sweet maltyness, slightly grainy. Mild apricot flavour, with a refreshing crisp-ish finish, low bitterness. It was definitely not as sweet as i expected, easy to drink, easy to enjoy. (Bottle-GBBF 03')