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RATINGS: 297   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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3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
unclefrito62 (203) - Stow, Ohio, USA - FEB 3, 2017
550 ml bottle. Very little white head. The aroma is amazing! The scent of apricot fulfills your nose. Peachy in color and the taste of apricots for sure. Smooth on the palate with a nice body to this beer. Overall I really like this beer, I could drink a lot of this nice brew. Would be great in the hot summer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chinchill (4635) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 15, 2017
500 (?) ml bottle. Hazy golden body with a durable white head, Decent lacing. Nice aroma of ripe apricots and baked bread. Flavor; tart-sweet through the finish; tart and mildly bitter in the aftertaste, Plenty fruity wih very ripe apricot flavor, Excellent mouthfeel; smooth, medium body with near perfect, lively carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aggiebob (975) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - FEB 21, 2017
Bottle. The color is a yellow gold with a nice white head and minimal lacing. The aroma has fruity apricot notes with a mild tartness. Very light and enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (14622) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 23, 2012
Bottle from Malt & Vine. Pours hazy "apricot" gold with a 4 finger creamy beige head. The aroma is apricot skin. Med body, almost. Flavor is apricot and mixed grain. Surely wheat is there. Its neither sweet nor bitter. Fairly floral as well as apricot. Certainly a nice drink.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - APR 29, 2012
This is a surprisingly well done beer. The apricot consumes everything but not in an unpleasant way. Well done.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheCametron (2454) - CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 16, 2012
Bottle. Cloudy yellow with a generous white head. Nice apricot aroma. Odd becasue I wouldnt previously have thought of apricots as having a very distinctive aroma. Flavour is a supreme balance of malt and fruit with a touch of wheat. The apricot is very well rendered. A touch oversweet on the finish. This is probably the best fruit beer Ive tasted.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pintbypint (3438) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 27, 2012
550ml brown bottle. Hazy gold pour, somewhat noisy white cap that settles to a nice inch or so of rocky foam. Strong apricot fruit nose, jammy, floral. taste has some fruit sweetness up front, gains the tart and tangy character from the fruit midway, slight lemony note, dries up a bit in the finish, notes of grainy malt. Medium body and carbonation. Fruits hit their mark here, tastes pretty natural and not overly sweet. Well done, would drink this again.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
degbert (1763) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 25, 2013
Bottle. Pours a hazy -- well -- apricot colored. (Duh, huh?) Head is high and white with large grains and lace. The nose is superlative -- avoiding the candied extremes that fruit beers are prone to. This just smells like apricot preserves, rich, floral, and sweet. Apricot is dominant on the front of the palate, but a malty and bitter midpalate finishes with more clean, vibrant fruit. Anyone who wants to make a fruit beer should drink this first.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zacgillbanks (4868) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2013
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. Golden coloured with a very strong aroma of apricots which follows though into the rich fruity apricot flavoured body. Theres a warming sweetness followed by a slight tart and biscuity finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (5178) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 10, 2013
Good bottle, standard Sam Smith throwback label; foggy gold. Pleasantly sour, pickled apricot aroma. Sweet and tart, you can almost feel the fuzzy apricot skin on your tongue, lightly bitter. Medium body, medium tangy finish. Thanks, LuckyDog.


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