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RATINGS: 292   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sigmund (6894) - Tau, NORWAY - APR 12, 2015
355 ml bottle, ABV 5.1%, at Robert Raikes House (a Samuel Smith pub), Gloucester. Served ice cold. Golden colour, moderate white head. Distinct aroma of apricots. The flavour is medium sweet, not cloying, with distinct apricots throughout. Low bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUL 14, 2012
Bottle: This is one smooth brew, lots of Apricot and not the fake stuff either. Dark straw in color, very thick, moderate frothy white head, nice lacing. Nose is a little dank, has an Apricot aroma and also a bit of fruity cheese and tootsie roll, surprisingly enough. Just like with New Glarus, had you given this to me and not told me what it was I wouldnt think of it as beer. Liked this one.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vtafro (6862) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 21, 2012
Bottle. Hazy golden pour with white head. Fruit forward apricot aroma. Flavor is soo sweet it almost comes off as tart, apricot sweet tones.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
caesar (6741) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 11, 2014
Bottled @ de Molen tasting, small sample. Clear yellow color, short to no head. Aroma of pure apricot juice, yoghurt, bit flowery. Taste is quite sweet from apricot, light sourness. Almost like a cider. A small glass is actually quite nice and it could even improve with double the alcohol, more viscous and serving as a dessert. I doubt I would be able to finish a whole bottle, so for drinkability it gets -0.3 in overall.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Idiosynkrasie (6687) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - APR 18, 2015
355ml bottle. Clear, golden colour with average, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Sweet-ish, fruity, apricot aroma. Taste is sweet-and-sour fruity, apricot notes, slightly prickling sherbet character. Not too sweet, without artificial touch, slightly monotonous. OK.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marduk (6589) - Reval, ESTONIA - SEP 19, 2015
355ml bottle. Clear golden color. Medium size, bubbly head, stays. Sweet, strong apricot, fudge, jelly in aroma. Sweet, dried apricots, slightly acidic, some lemon perhaps in taste. Long lasting apricot in aftertaste. Apricot everywhere.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
McTapps (6559) - Reutlingen, GERMANY - JUN 26, 2014
Pours out of the bottle in hazy orange colour with low head and medium body. Aroma of apricot jam and leaves. Taste of fresh apricots, apricot jam, sugar, leaves, mild hops. Easy and nice to drink, enjoyed it.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Nisse666 (6551) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 29, 2013
Bottle from Beers of Europe cons 2013-03-29 Uddingston AR: apricote pure, AP: dark golden, stouthy snowwhite fizzy white head F: apricote pure, fizzy, apricote marmealde, medium bitterness, wee tart feeling... great stuff reminds me of the childhood apricot pure

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (6546) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2015
19th Aug 2015: shared bottle at the Aug Shrewsbury bottle exchange meeting, cheers Mike. Not a beer I would buy myself, I was pleased to see this and the Cherry version for five of us the try. Poured a clear golden colour with a weak white wisp on top. Very Apricot in all aspects and I have to say a lot better than I expected (not so keen on the Cherry option). Says Apricot on the label and it packs a good Apricot punch, I like Apricots!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blutt59 (6516) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Bottled, thick cloudy orange with great looking white foam, frothy, apricot jam on the nose with sour apricot and leather flavors


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