nickd717 (4901) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 30, 2017
Draft at The Rare Barrel. Hazy golden orange with a well-formed white head. The aroma is pretty nice, orange, peach, acetic notes, funk. Flavor has lots of apricots, medium-plus tartness, but is a little more acetic than I'd like. Medium body, nice carbonation. Good, but a little on the acetic side. JStax (7226) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - AUG 16, 2017
Bottle shared at RBSG. The beer is a clear yellow with a white head of foam. Berry and juicy sour notes in the aroma. Lots of stone fruit in the taste. Medium body and medium carbonation. hayduke (5703) - Eureka, California, USA - AUG 12, 2017
Tasting glass at the RBSG Grand Tasting. It is gold with a wiours a clear golden color with a small white head. Nose of sour apricots Medium body. Flavor is sour and apricots. Good sour. Nice apricots. j12601 (13189) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 7, 2017
Pouring at the RBSG17 Grand Tasting. Pours a hazed gold with a medium sized white head. Big apricots on the nose, sticky with some musk. Big acid, bold and aggressive, long acidity, big and funky. Long apricot tones over long acid strains and soft wood hiding in the background. douglas88 (9691) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 29, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2017 Bottle. Pours a clear golden color with a small white head. A big sour woody nose. Fresh sour apricots, woody, fresh sawdust. Very nice.
Sledutah (7894) - Utah, USA - JUL 29, 2017
RBSG Boise Grand Tasting gephross100 (943) - Bellaire, Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2017
Pours clear light golden with a medium sized white head, some lacing. Fruity, apricots, tart and dry
Blend 1 bottle thanks to CJ. Pours clear yellow with some floaties, no head. Fresh oak, apricot. Light mouthfeel, strong carbonation. koleminer20 (4091) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - APR 29, 2017
From notes. Enjoyed at Doug’s house for the Whale Tasting and Poker Night, almost 18 months in planning. 750 mL bottle. The pour is a hazy golden yellow with a small white head that fades quickly without any lace. The aroma is absolutely incredible. The apricot on this is just huge. There is a light oakiness that helps contribute, but the fleshy and bright tart apricots dominate. This smells great. The flavor is much of the same. It’s like tart and crisp apricot juice. There is a hint of oakiness on the back end, but the fruits just dominate throughout, and I love it. There is a slight addition of pit, but it balances out so well with the fruits and juiciness. The mouth feel is crisp and clean with a bright carbonation and a lingeringly juicy apricot. I just can’t get over it. Got damn. So tart and juicy. ineedbeer (2267) - Oakland, California, USA - APR 23, 2017
On tap at the brewery. RobertDale (6906) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - APR 16, 2017
Aroma is very apricot forward with some lighter oak notes. Hints of tropical fruit and citrus. Apricot character is really strong and kind of has a bit of a sulfur-like note to it, maybe from the pits?
Pours a hazy, orange with a small, thick, white head that recedes quickly to the edges and disappears. No lacing or legs.
Flavor is moderately acidic with a light sharpness to it. Some light oak and hints of funk. Rather strong apricot notes, but not over the top.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth.
Overall, a nice beer with a lot of apricot character, but for some reason it has a bit of an odd note to it in the aroma. Otherwise, its the typical Rare Barrel base, which really limits the complexity of the beer.
750 ml. shared bottle. Pours a hazy pale gold with a small white head. Aroma of fruit, funk, and wood. Taste is apricots, peaches, funk, and oak. Delicious.