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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

300 Ratings
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Ratings: 300
Reviews: 78
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 14.73%
Wants: 21
Gots: 34 | 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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2/5  rDev -48.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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.

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2.93/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

Photo of smittybu
2.94/5  rDev -24%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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!

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3/5  rDev -22.5%

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3/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

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3/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

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Samuel Smith's Organic Apricot Ale from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
87 out of 100 based on 300 ratings.