overall
81
94
style
Serve in Flute, Shaker

bottled
available

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 301   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.

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JStax (6137) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bulk_Carrier (5934) - Essex Junction, Vermont, USA - MAY 17, 2014
Todays live review looks like its going to be this nice looking brew. I poured this into a pint glass. The appearance was a light somewhat hazy yet transparent golden yellow to almost orange color. There is a one finger white foamy head that steadies itself for a good minute and a half before slowing concaving into the body and ends up leaving a nice clingy foamy lacing. The smell is basically a good authentic smelling apricot, exactly as Samuel Smith calls for. There isnt much else going on in the smell. The taste was basically sweet through the apricot notes but ends up giving a tad of a decent sour flavoring in it. The aftertaste is basically sweet apricot and ends up leading to a sweet dry finish. On the palate, it sits very light on the body and shows an extremely nice sessionable aspect well worth consuming on a mid May day. The carbonation is smooth and tends to hit the spot refreshing-like. Overall, I say this is a good apricot beer as it does everything one asks for from Samuel Smith, well worthy of having again and well worthy of having as a dessert beer on a nice Summers evening.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DutchDrebus (5884) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - FEB 14, 2015
Bottle @ Dutchdrebus and Ansjelaahs Fruity Valentines tasting. Clear golden colour with a small to medium sized white head that doesnt last. Smells yogho yogho, apricot, peachy, sweet, syruppy. Tastes sweet but slightly sour at the same time, natural, apricot, peach, nice. Refreshing. Medium body, soft carbo.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thornecb (5856) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 4, 2012
Pours hazy apricot into an English pint. Bright white head with excellent retention recedes leaving scant sheets. Apricot and sour cream aromas. Sour apricot upfront turning creamy in the lasting fruit finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ganache (5773) - 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]

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
skortila (5733) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - AUG 10, 2014
Bottled @ De Molen 2nd Tuesday Tasting. The aroma has aprikots, some toasted malts. Clear, golden coloured beer with a white head. The taste is sweet, has apricots, some lactic tones there, some toffee maltiness. Not my cup of tea.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cybercat (5670) - Georgia, USA - JAN 14, 2015
Pours a clear, slightly golden yellow with a thick and rather persistent ivory head. Apricot overtone reaches out and touches you from a fair distance. Though quite strong and sweet, it lets through a peep of malt. Flavor is quite fruity, almost more cider or wine (Apricot cider or wine? I suppose its doable) than beer; however, the malty undertone reminds you what sort of potent potable this is. Heavy texture has some good beery fizz. Apricot in liquid form. If you love apricots, heres a brew for you.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ClubGonzo (5663) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 20, 2015
Bottle from Utobeer, London. Pours a clear golden body with a medium creamy off-white head. Nose is strong apricot tones, grape peel, pale malts, wine gum and hints of butterscotch. Taste is apricot, butterscotch, pale malts and hints of wine gum and straw. Medium body and carbonation. Quite a pleasant apricot beer, which is a rare genre to a) make and b) pull off properly. Another smooth English beer from Samuel Smith.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Inbreak (5650) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - MAR 11, 2016
11.03.2016, 0,35l bottle @ home:
Nice creamy mediumlasting head, hazy. Aroma is slightly sweet fruity, apricot jam, grain, fruit stones, soda powder, sour apricot winegum. Taste is slightly sour-ish sweet fruity, apricot jam, hay, weeds, fruit stones, soda powder, grain, sour winegum. Little bitterness, slightly watery mouthfeel. Fair enough.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
burg326 (5464) - Florida, USA - SEP 21, 2012
Bottle bought at whole foods, poured a light golden color with aromas of all apricot preserves. Not much in the aroma, it translates to the flavor, sweet apricot jelly, annd light grain. Ok beer overall.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 « 5 6 7  8  9 10 11 » 31
Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5