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RATINGS: 292   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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MichaelAwesome (6483) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - JUN 26, 2014
Wonderful brew which reminds you of a sweetish lambic rather than a cheap fruit beer. Full apricot with balanced carbo, some sweets and slight bitterness in the end. Classy one.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
AirForceHops (6441) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - APR 27, 2013
22 oz bottle from Berts Better Beers, Hooksett, NH. Nose is really all apricot. Flavor is pretty sweet. Highly carbonated fruit juice. You almost wouldnt know it was beer. Mostly fizzy carbonated fruit juice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (6412) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - OCT 24, 2013
From a 550 ml bottle shared in Avon NC. Pours clear gold with an off white head. Aroma of apricot and honey. Flavors of apricot jam. Sweet but not overly cloying. Medium to heavy bodied. Moderate carbonation. Sweet finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6379) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2013
August 21, 2013 - bottle, at Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese. Murky orange-gold with a minimal white head. Aroma is pretty pungent - slightly unripe apricot and lemon, just a little grassiness to make it smell vaguely beer-like. Taste - pretty solid - ripe apricot and mild but present funk, not much alcohol - maybe a bit like a tart apricot and wine concoction, but actually pretty damned drinkable. Thick body, some acidity, high, light stinging carbonation and a quick sweet/tart fruity finish. I like this better than their others.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Patrickctenchi (6203) - Coxs Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAR 4, 2013
Pours completely opaque dark yellow. Aroma is strongly apricot. Taste is slight wheat, almost invisible under the syrupy, nectary, sugary apricot. Wonderful taste...just way too much of it.....

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suttree (6145) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 12, 2012
These Sam Smith Fruit beers have been interesting, to say the least. Some are cloying, some are understated. This one may be the best one (I think. I need to check my ratings...). Nice palate - light without being fizzy. Smells great, of course, but one dimensional. Taste is Apricots, a little honey, and apricots.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (6026) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 20, 2014
Bottle: Poured a bright clear golden color ale with a generous white foamy head with good retention. Aroma of fresh apricot notes is very nice with nice fruity ester notes. Taste is also dominated by fresh apricot notes with some light cereal notes and some fruity ester. Body is about average with good carbonation. Well made with nice fresh apricot notes and with good balance of residual sugar notes.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wlajwl (5957) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 2, 2012
Aroma is yeast and apricot juice/skin. The flavor is apricot juice and a big sweetness/sourness that dominates into the finish. Not exceptional but pretty good still.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
EithCubes (5649) - 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]

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JStax (5634) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Poured from a refrigerated bottle into a brandy snifter. Pours a partly hazy orange color with a white head of foam. The aroma is as much like an apricot as anything else I have ever had. More than FouFoune even. Theres not much in the way of tartness, although there is just a hint. Taste is like biting into a fresh apricot. This beer is great! I wouldnt mind having some more of it.


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