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. McTapps (6856) - 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. wlajwl (6744) - 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. HogTownHarry (6622) - 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. blutt59 (6562) - 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
Patrickctenchi (6554) - Cox’s 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..... MichaelAwesome (6516) - 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. AshtonMcCobb (6501) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 2, 2015
Bottle from Crafty Pint, I think.
Appearance - golden with a nice fluffy head.
Nose - dried apricots, not much else.
Taste - more of the same.
Palate - close to medium bodied with a lovely tangy texture and a long dry tangy finish. Great palate, mostly on the back of the fruit I’d have to say.
Overall - it’s nice but really the apricots dominate everything and if you hope to taste anything else, you’ll be disappointed. Suttree (6358) - 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. JStax (6357) - 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 Fou’Foune even. There’s 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 wouldn’t mind having some more of it.