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RATINGS: 297   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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Handcrafted at Melbourn Bros tiny brewery set in a time warp in Stamford using the old manually operated brewing equipment. finest organically grown barley and wheat are used to create a complex ale which having undergone primary and secondary fermentation with different yeasts and extended maturation, is taken to Samuel Smiths small, independent British brewery at Tadcaster. There it is blended with pure organic apricot fruit juice and a previously cellared organic brew - creating an unparalleled fruit ale. The smooth distinctive character of the matured ale serves as the perfect counterpoint to the pure organic fruit juice.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2013
500ml bottle into a Duvel tulip. A: Pours a hazy amber color. The head is a three finger white shade. As it recedes, it leaves behind plentiful lacing on the glass. S: Apricots. Okay, there isnt much else to the aroma - but this singular quality is pulled off extremely well. I also notice a bit of cream and cherry esters, as well. T: Much like the nose, the flavor profile is pretty much an apricot bomb with only an augmenting cream note to break up the monotony. The general flavor profile is 90% sweet and 10% tart, but Im really glad that it doesnt come off in an artificial manner, too. Simple? Yep. Sweet and not very beer-y? Of course. Enjoyable? Oh fuck yes. M: The texture is medium bodied and crisp. Some finishing dryness does a good job of scrubbing off any overdone syrupy-sweet linger - still, this one is pretty damn sweet on the back end. I dont really notice the carbonation because of the aforementioned sweetness. O: Admittedly, the sweetness means that that the first half of the bottle is more pleasurable/drinkable than the second half. Nonetheless, as a fruit beer, this one is hard to beat. I would absolutely buy this again.


3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aggiebob (1017) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - FEB 21, 2017
Bottle. The color is a yellow gold with a nice white head and minimal lacing. The aroma has fruity apricot notes with a mild tartness. Very light and enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chinchill (4685) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 15, 2017
500 (?) ml bottle. Hazy golden body with a durable white head, Decent lacing. Nice aroma of ripe apricots and baked bread. Flavor; tart-sweet through the finish; tart and mildly bitter in the aftertaste, Plenty fruity wih very ripe apricot flavor, Excellent mouthfeel; smooth, medium body with near perfect, lively carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sulawang (1132) - - FEB 12, 2017
Visual: (cellared for 4 years). Pours cloudy pale apricot orange with a smallish dissipating head, thick ringed retention, half lacing, clusters and of very active streams.

Nose: fragrant unfiltered tangy apricot puree, slight alcoholic edge. (lvl-9)-pungency

Attack: crisp, thicker, mild fizzy-tingly, bright-fruity tangy

Mid-palate: background subdued barley malt, sweet wheat malt, (lvl-4-sweetness), soft unintrusive sour, very fruity apricot puree

Finish: subtle bitterness, a bit of wheat malt palate dry

Summary: Super fruity and a whole lot of authentic apricot flavour with enough grain malts to balance it out. Very easy drinking, but I find the finish somewhat short.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
planky84 (3059) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2017
Bottle from the Beer Gonzo Web Shop. Hazy orange pour with a wispy white head. Apricot and honey aroma and flavour. Exceedingly fruity, smooth and easy drinking. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
unclefrito62 (225) - Stow, Ohio, USA - FEB 3, 2017
550 ml bottle. Very little white head. The aroma is amazing! The scent of apricot fulfills your nose. Peachy in color and the taste of apricots for sure. Smooth on the palate with a nice body to this beer. Overall I really like this beer, I could drink a lot of this nice brew. Would be great in the hot summer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SarkyNorthener (4335) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2016
Bottle shared thanks to bjammin, cheers Ben. Pale yellow beer with small head. Aroma of apricot, syrup and honey. Taste is apricot, sweet and some tangy notes with malts. Good.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
seymour (1957) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - NOV 27, 2016
Poured from a cool brown glass pint bottle into a nonic pub glass, mostly-clear amber colour with off-white foam, lasting with lace. Delicious aromas and flavours: rich malts, caramel, biscuits and honey, toast with marmalade, grassy, black pepper, ripe juicy apricot fruit essence perfectly melds with the fruity ale yeast esters. Medium body and carbonation, well-rounded mouthfeel, lingering bittersweet and fruity aftertastes. Fantastic.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
visionthing (5079) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 25, 2016
35,5cl bottle from Rimi, Tallinn. Pours close to completely clear golden with a modest, white head. Surprisingly fruity aroma - ripe apricots all the way. Almost a bit too much for my taste, but feels quite natural somehow. Medium sweet with apricot dominated flavour and some acidic notes. Quite refreshing and fairly easy to drink.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
caribou43 (848) - Lausanne, SWITZERLAND - NOV 21, 2016
I took this bottle from the beer of the world in Zrich. I drank it relax at Bonfol. In my point of view, it is a nice beer, perfect for the dessert. If I compare with the Belgians, they are not this side sour, due to the way to make the beer differently and due to the water that it is giving one side really mineral. The taste is again mineral, decent touch of apricot, giving a nice sweetness, malt, few hop, regular carbonation, pleasant orange/yellow color, good stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
EithCubes (5753) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 11, 2016
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2016 550mL bottle, my 125th from England. Nose is very strong apricot-peach, syrupy and medicinal. Pour is a slow gusher with plenty of carbonation, clear fiery golden-orange in the class with a large and incredible, jiggly-rocky meringue head -- one of the most attractive beers of the year, without a doubt. Cloyingly sweet at times, just jammy at others, peach and apricot with candied orange peel, very low bitterness, but a dry/stiff feel to the body even if theres sugar. A bit childish, but I settled in and quite enjoyed it -- certainly beats the #9 clones. [2016.11.11: 3.5]


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