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RATINGS: 304   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 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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3.5
Iphonephan (7287) - Jackson Hole/McLean, 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.

3.2
caesar (7286) - 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.

4.1
JStax (7181) - 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.

3.6
wlajwl (7075) - 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
HogTownHarry (7065) - Toronto (Harbourfront), 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
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 9, 2012
Bottle, enjoyable but would not overly seek it out again. Floral and buttery apricot. Liquid flintstones vitamins. Sweet, really sweet but I like it

3.7
McTapps (6976) - 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.

3.5
AshtonMcCobb (6916) - 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.

3.6
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.


3.4
Patrickctenchi (6732) - 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.....


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