Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - OCT 8, 2016
This was poured into a nonic pint glass.
The appearance was a ruddy burnt orange color with a slight transparency about it. Carbonation could be seen rising at a moderate pace to hit a slim finger’s worth of white foamy head. Dissipated at a nice pace. Moderate lace.
The aroma starts and finishes with sweet apricot. Not much else there, slight grassy hops, somewhat.
The flavor is all about the apricot. Grassy hops try to blend on into the aftertaste and on into the finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with a great sessionability about it. Low carbonation.
Overall, fantastic sessionable apricot ale. Maybe not so much more going on, but I won’t knock it for lack of other hopeful necessities. It’s good for what it is, so lap it up on a hot day.
BREWMUSKCLES (2729) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 1, 2016
refreshing and with a nice authentic apricot flavor and good body and malt at the finish. surprisingly good at the brewery on tap. DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2012
Poured into a pint glass.
2.0 A: Clear light orange color. Two fingers of fizzy white head that falls super fast and leaves just a whisp or two of lacing.
3.0 S: Smells of moderate apricot and a light graininess underneath. Not much else going on. Fortunately, the apricot is powerful enough for the nose on this to be sufficiently decent.
2.0 T: Unlike the nose, the apricot in the taste fails to even achieve half-assdom. That coupled with the lack of anything interesting underneath, puts this at the level of shitty fruit beer. Clean, weak, and boring.
2.0 M: Lighter body. There’s way too much carbonation. Indeed, this is easily BMC level. No creaminess and the carbonation makes this hard to put down easily.
2.0 D: We’ve all seen this plenty of times with fruit beers, so I doubt I’d need to explain why this beer sucks much. I was super pissed to find that this was the mystery beer in my mixed twelve pack.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 08-01-2012 03:37:02 murphym45 (769) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 10, 2011
On tap at the brewery. Pours gold with a creamy off white head. Aromas of pale malt and apricot. Light bodied, refreshing, fruity. Faint bitterness on the finish. I enjoyed this beer, refreshing with a nice apricot presence without being overdone, a pretty solid summer beer. zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 8, 2009
Twelve oz. bottle, 10.03.09. Pours cloudy gold, white head. Aroma is apricot and malt. Flavor is malty, hoppy, apricot. On the bland side but at least this isn’t offensive.
Haslinger (961) - The World of Beer, Texas, USA - SEP 10, 2009
On tap at Middle Ages brewery. Decent mildly fruity aroma. Very sweet apricot taste. Sweet but not artificial tasting. Too sweet for my liking but a very solid fruit beer for sure mabel (9245) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 18, 2009
[2349-20090731] Tap. Fruity apricots aroma. Lightly hazy, light brown body with quick creamy off-white head. Lots of sweet apricot and fruit flavour. Medium body. Nice and refreshing, judging from the ratings here it looks like it may have improved slightly.
jercraigs (10731) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 4, 2009
(@ Middle Ages; Syracuse, NY)
2009-07-31. Golden body with a modest white head. Aroma is very fruity, apricots, touch of yeast. Flavour is similar, muted malt is overshadowed by dominant fruit, apricots. Very light bitterness. Average palate. Okay, I am not particularly an apricot beer fan. On tap at the brewery williamherbert (1546) - Syracuse, New York, USA - AUG 3, 2009
Traffic-light amber color. Ivory head disappears quickly. Clear and watery. The sweet fruity apricot smell is balanced by a bready, wheat-like yeast. The fruit smells fresh and not saccharine. Excellent for style. The taste is an excellent handshake between the slightly sour and sweet apricot, and the bready, estery yeast. The balance is crucial and keeps this beer from tipping toward saccharine. A nice, solid brew. The feel is thick but smooth. The yeast adds a necessary dryness. It’s a solid fruit beer. Balance is the key, and the sweet/dry sides make it repeatable. dberger624 (1028) - Voorhees, New Jersey, USA - FEB 4, 2007
Draft at the Grey Lodge in Philly. Apricot juice is fizz. Nothing really going on here.