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RATINGS: 301   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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 Smith’s 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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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 isn’t 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 I’m really glad that it doesn’t 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 don’t 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.

k0mpsa (2925) - Tuusula, FINLAND - JUN 25, 2017
Bottle from rimi, tallinn. Hazy yellow color, white head. Aroma has sweet apricot, some wheaty notes, some pineapples. Fresh sweet apricot taste, some tart notes, some pineapples, some wheat.

gromimd (3) - - MAY 26, 2017 does not count
Heavy notes of apricot, extremely fruit forward and sweet, but pleasant character, great ale backbone, not bitter or sour in the slightest, crowd-pleasing! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

hauxe (712) - Butzbach, Hesse, GERMANY - MAY 6, 2017
Been eyeing this one for nearly a year in the cellar, but was never all all enthusiastic about trying it. As the expiration date has now just passed, it is time to face the call of duty. Pours hazy light orange from bottle and leaves a frothy white head that soon fades. The aroma is fairly one-sided with lots and lots of apricot. The taste is the beer’s strength, being both tart and sweet yet not overly so of either. Lots of apricot and citric flavor, with lesser notes of honey and pineapple.The prickly carbonation and nicely balanced mix of flavors make this one both interesting and refreshing. Won me over despite initial skepticism. Good!

The_Osprey (7886) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2017
April 2017 - 355ml bottle at home in Ricmond, as ’Samuel Smiths Organic Apricot Handcrafted Fruit Beer’, 5.1%, BB Oct 2017. Base brewed at Melbourn Bros Stamford and then blended at Old Brewery at Tadcaster. Pours a hazy grapefruit orange, lightly sparkling with a foamy off-white head. Aroma is mostly apricot yoghurt with some creamy vanilla vibes. Nice. Body is frothy with soft carbonation. A bit rough on the teeth this one. Taste has more apricot yoghurt, fruit salad chewy sweets, some peach slices in syrup. But mostly dried apricot. Not offensively sweet given the style. Quite well balanced and has a lot of flavour to it. Fun but not something I’d want to drink regularly.

msbernac (2575) - Krakow, POLAND - MAR 31, 2017
Bottle Aroma-fruits, Appearance-golden, hazy, white foam, Taste-heavy cloying sweetness, medium sourness, Palate-medium body, sticky, average carbonation, long finish, Overall-refreshing but too sweet

Aggiebob (1102) - 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.

chinchill (4939) - 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.

sulawang (1155) - - 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.

planky84 (3215) - 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.

unclefrito62 (269) - 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.

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