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RATINGS: 299   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Bamaboy1975 (242) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Instant "wow" upon first sniff and then a bigger "WOW" upon first sip. This is like drinking fresh, crisp, sweet apricots perfectly in season. Reminiscent of an English Perry with more freshness, sweetness and bite. The color is apricot in hue (obviously right?), the liquid flows nicely into the Spigelau austrian crystal beer snifter I used to serve this gem of a brew. If you are into fruit brews, lambics, ciders or just want to try something new and delicious, Sam Smith is your boy. Not overly sweet or overly fruity...great Sunday sipper. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
GoufCustom (1918) - HONG KONG - DEC 13, 2013

550 ml bottle bought at Gorgeous Wine & Cigar in Yuen Long.

Looks: Translucent apricot - honey amber colour with traces of yeast sediments; Three-quarter finger head and soapy white foam which last for about 40 seconds; Small sticky lacing with notable fizzy carbonation.

Aroma: Fragrant apricot jam, sugar, fresh apricot, orange peels, floral nectar, light malt and faint grass.

Taste: Nice strong sweet + tart apricot flesh / jam and juice, orange marmalade, orange peels, molasses, apple wine, strong tannic, light ale malt, light earth, lemon and light grass.

Body: Mid to light, with thin and slightly slick palate.

Palate: An initial burst of refreshing and very rich apricot jam and flesh. Sweetness is strong but was instantly balanced by equally strong tartness, followed by orange marmalade, and then the apple cider taste and strong tannic sat in. This is amazing!

Hoppiness: Light grass nose, lemony and light grass taste. Bitterness is replaced by chop licking strong tannic finish.

After Taste: Fairly dry, nicely sweet and tart to mouth.

Comments: Looking for an excellent fruit beer? Look no further: rich smell and taste of refreshing apricot and orange marmalade, with good balance of cider-like tartness and tannic. A very complex fruit ale and worth savouring each sip. Highly recommended!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
cattaneopapa (379) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 19, 2016
Pours a hazy golden colour with 1-1/2 finger of lasting head. Aroma of apricots and honey.Taste matches the aroma with some refreshing citrus notes. Moderate carbonation. Excellent fruit beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
arkotramathorn (41) - Eau Claire, USA - JUN 14, 2012
Pours orange gold with thick white head. Aroma of smokey apricots and wheaty beer, hint of yeast in the background. Tastes of apricot is not at all overpowering, its very nicely balanced with the beer. Apricot mixed with slightly yeasty breadiness, and a nice beer crispness to back up the sweetness that coats your tongue from the apricots. I dont know if I can say anything bad about this, I really enjoyed this beer and its by far my favorite "fruit" beer, though it doesnt behave like other fruit beers.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
HuskerTan (2082) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Bottle. A- Apricots, wheat. A- Peach color, cloudy liquid, white head. T- Apricots, subtle spices, slightly sweet, slightly tart. P- Light body, average texture, average carbonation, fruity finish. O- If you dont like fruit beer you havent had Samuel Smiths offerings. The apricot tones here are done so well its almost unbelievable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
BiiruBierBeer (1027) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Smells like apricots. Texture is kind of watery, light foam, and very little fizz, kind of like drinking soda after it is almost (but clearly not) flat. Tastes like apricots with natural sweetness. Extremely pleasant aftertaste like a tart peach.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lbianchi66 (379) - FRANCE - AUG 19, 2015
Robe orange Abricot marqu. Lgrement aigre mais aussi sucre sans excs. Bien quilibre. Enfin une bonne bire aux fruits!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
minutemat (5146) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2015
Bottle @ Shrewsbury Beer Share, Aug 15, courtesy of Mike S. Cant actually recall having an apricot beer before. This is lovely. Vibrant apricot taste, its almost like an apricot juice drink than a beer. But as I love fruit, and smoothies, I cant help falling in love with this. Delish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
drpimento (3464) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 2, 2016
Very good. Aromas fresh, ripe apricots, yeast, and a hint of malt. Flavors similar to nose, mostly sweet offset with a bit of tart and just right carbonation. Slightly chewy. Excellent finish. Goes great with an aged cheddar.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (8296) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 22, 2013
hot damn boy howdy!! .. pours a deep yellow gold .. medium head, solid lacing .. . very pure apricot jam flavour .. . such a brave chin ball boy! .. . a great beer, sam smiths was a gateway beer and they continue to impress me .. . . .
sometimes the new girl does things the old girl wouldnt, so thats nice.
her eggs are better, her bacon crunchy.

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