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Samuel Smith's Organic Apricot Ale - Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)

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Samuel Smith's Organic Apricot AleSamuel Smith's Organic Apricot Ale

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BA SCORE
87
very good

261 Ratings
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Ratings: 261
Reviews: 69
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 14.21%
Wants: 16
Gots: 20 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster) visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: minterro on 03-19-2012)
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Tennessee

4/5  rDev +3.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -28.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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Tennessee

3.92/5  rDev +1.3%

08-23-2014 20:32:32 | More by grahamboudreaux
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California

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

08-22-2014 06:33:56 | More by zestar
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Pennsylvania

3.72/5  rDev -3.9%

08-20-2014 00:47:29 | More by Otis6996
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blue-dream

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.4%

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AlpacaAlpaca

New York

4/5  rDev +3.4%

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moarmare

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

08-18-2014 13:00:23 | More by moarmare
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andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

08-16-2014 04:18:35 | More by andrenaline
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Rawbster

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

08-15-2014 02:18:08 | More by Rawbster
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

3.69/5  rDev -4.7%

650ml Bottle from the Ottawa LCBO for $5 or so

Appearance - Gold colour with an average size white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some great lacing. The head lasted for around 4-5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Apricots, breads/grains

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste breads/grains, apricots, and some light hops. There is also a bit of corn and a honey sweetness.

Overall - Pretty decent for a fruit themed beer. Not cloying and fairly refreshing. Not my favourite style of beer, but this seems well done.

08-13-2014 00:08:48 | More by spinrsx
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valianes

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

08-12-2014 07:05:02 | More by valianes
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DenisKolkin

Ontario (Canada)

4.15/5  rDev +7.2%

550 ml bottle purchased for under $5 CDN at the LCBO. Served fairly cold into a pint glass.

Appearance - Crystal clear, very pale orange and gold mixture. Millions of bubbles continuously stream to the top. Two fingers of fluffy white head are formed and slowly recede leaves little bits of lacing behind.

Smell - Big apricot nose, and there are hints of what seem like cherry, upon review it is just a ton of apricot. There's a trace of a sweet caramel mixture in there too. Not overdone but subtly excellent.

Taste - Again a plethora of fresh apricot hits the tongue and excites the tastebuds without overwhelming them. The taste recedes to a faint apricot aftertaste, just as reminder that it is there. It's almost like a spiked apricot juice with beery goodness.

Mouthfeel - Well carbonated but with a light body, the finish is sweet but not overly decadent. Quite smooth.

Overall - This isn't something I'd want to drink every day, since I enjoy apricot, but not daily. At the same time it's so well executed that it would be impossible to pass up if I ran across it sometime in the future. A masterful fruit beer that illustrates what fruit beer can be.

08-11-2014 18:42:28 | More by DenisKolkin
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.4%

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Oregon

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Nebraska

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Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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smittybu

Ontario (Canada)

2.94/5  rDev -24%

Very sweet, think they could go without the use of sugar. Smells like (you guessed it) apricots, almost like a dried kind. Could use more of the ale which is present but subtle. Has potential to be good but needs to be rebalanced. Also not a fan of mixing beers after they've fermented. Worth a try on a hot day but in my opinion not anywhere near as good as the st-Ambroise apricot wheat ale which is probably found most places this is (in Canada). Cheers!

08-03-2014 22:00:01 | More by smittybu
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Texas

3.25/5  rDev -16%

08-02-2014 00:55:16 | More by kds2437
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Samuel Smith's Organic Apricot Ale from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
87 out of 100 based on 261 ratings.