Samuel Smith's Organic Apricot Ale - Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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2/5 rDev -48.3%
Hazy peach color with a billowing puffy white head. Good lacing. Tons of peaches on the nose.
Medium body with big peach flavor throughout. Slight syrup like finish with what feels and tastes like a touch a wheat. Definitely tastes fresh. Slight fizziness. Tastes like peach juice with a splash of beer. Like a peach shandy. I like it a bit cause I love peaches but really this barely tastes like beer so I can barely consider it one. Tastes more like peach syrup.
06-18-2012 03:43:19 | More by jtierney89
2.93/5 rDev -24.3%
16.9 oz bottle which cost way too much at $6.49. Cloudy orange color, good head, looks nice. Smells like apricots and sugar, eh. Tastes like apricot syrup and sugar and not much else. Cloyingly sweet and unpleasant, I would never buy this again. Dry Dock does a much better job of capturing the apricot without the sguary sweetness.
04-10-2012 01:08:23 | More by ArrogantB
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
3/5 rDev -22.5%
Surprisingly good looks. As opposed to the clear fruit beers with a faint red hue, this pours a cloudy, milky, hazy golden yellow with light orange notes thrown in. So thick and hazy you can't see anything. The head is amazingly thick and fluffy, with good staying power. Looks nothing like any other fruit beer I've had.
It's all fruit in the nose, but doesn't have the fake Kool Aid smell. It's bordering on too much, but thankfully falls just short.
While I actually like the taste, it's really more of a wine cooler taste. Instead of a beer with some apricot mixed in, it tastes like apricot juice with some beer mixed in. Just the slightest bit of hop presence in the swallow.
Very smooth, fruity and sweet. Noticeable citrus bite, tart. Almost nothing from the hops and alcohol.
I had high hopes for this after seeing the appearance, but it's got some major flaws as far as being a beer is concerned. Still not a bad drink, just not a great beer.
08-02-2012 03:20:01 | More by RickS95
3/5 rDev -22.5%
First off, I have to offer a disclaimer. I didn't know anything about this beer when I opened it, and was expecting something mild and refreshing, similar to most American ap wheats. What I got was an apricot BOMB! The beer had a great fruity smell, and cloudy golden orange appearance. Nice head and lacing. The first sip was shocking! It's so over-the-top with apricot, that it was almost like drinking a hard cider. Tart (thought not pucker-inspiring) and very sweet. By the time I finished it, I liked it more than when I started. I'll have to resample this one again when I'm feeling more adventurous.
07-31-2012 20:37:07 | More by babbules
3.15/5 rDev -18.6%
Cloudy orange colored beer with a slight white colored head.
Smell is apricots. There is some acid present and some vanilla aromas. Smells a great deal like peach ice cream.
Starts out sweet with a little bit of acid to balance it out. Taste is pretty much Apricot soda. Very sweet beer. No real beer aspects to this one.
Mouthfeel is good.
Overall this is a try it once type of beer. Very sweet, probably would go well with Vanilla ice cream.
08-04-2012 00:45:47 | More by Zorro
3.18/5 rDev -17.8%
single finger frithy head on a cloudy orange body. good lacing. the aroma overwhlems with sweetness of apricot of course and some candy sugar. flavor is also very sweet with tons of apricot on what seems like a witbier base with candy sugar. mouthfeel of light to medium body and moderate carbonation. basically this one is too sweet. the apricot is there and tastes good, I just cant handle the sweetness.
12-08-2012 01:48:05 | More by kylehay2004
Samuel Smith's Organic Apricot Ale from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
87 out of 100 based on 260 ratings.