Samuel Smith's Organic Apricot Ale - Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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4.2/5 rDev +8.5%
A clear and bright straw gold colour, there's a small head of foam that dissipates quickly, leaving very little lacing behind.
Can the smell get any more apricot-y than this? Wow. Nice mix of sweet and tart going on.
The taste leans more to the sweet side but it's not even close to being too sweet. Nice tartish notes help with the balancing act and the bit of wheat I get also helps. Love this.
With the very low bubble activity seen, I thought maybe the carbonation would be too low but it's just right.
Another winner of a Fruit Ale from Samuel Smith. No surprise there.
12-25-2013 18:42:38 | More by Bitterbill
4.06/5 rDev +4.9%
Poured from an 18.7 ounce bottle into a tulip. The bottle is dated SF11L1, which, I believe, means this was bottled on June 11, 2012 - about a year and a half ago.
Appearance: Pours a very hazy orange-cream color and leaves a finger of white, sticky head which lingers for a little while.
Smell: Sweet apricot dominate the aroma profile, some malt, a hint of wheat.
Taste: Big sweet apricot. This tastes like apricot juice - and pretty good apricot juice. A little bit of grassy wheat in the flavor, but it takes a back seat. Alcohol is hidden. Reminds me a little bit of a mimosa, with the sweet fruit and carbonation - very different for a beer. Refreshing. Finishes just a touch sour.
Mouth-feel: Medium carbonation with a creamy, medium body. Similar to a lightly carbonated juice. Finishes smooth.
Overall: While relatively simple (apricot) in its flavors, it is well done for what it is. There are no obvious flaws, and this one is very refreshing. Apricots come out in a nice way, and this is not overwhelming. This one's closer to apricot juice than what people think of when they hear the word "beer".
12-01-2013 23:05:52 | More by Resuin
3.98/5 rDev +2.8%
Poured from a 1 pint 2.7 oz bottle in to a tulip glass.
A- Pours a hazy orange gold body with less than a finger of head that disappears instantly.
S- Holy apricots! The nose is straight apricot juice. Sweet, sours, and fresh.
T- Just like the nose indicated. Almost like a carbonated apricot juice. Again, sweet, sour, and fresh. Nothing more, nothing less.
M- Medium bodied and ever so slightly creamy. Easy on the way down.
O- This almost doesn't taste like a beer, but I'll gladly drink more of it.
12-01-2013 01:58:17 | More by tviz33
3.93/5 rDev +1.6%
A - Very hazy in color with just a thin layer of head that settles to a mild lace ring. Huh it looks old.
S - Also a clue that it's old very faint if any actual apricot flesh, some wheat base, and sweet malts.
T - Makes up for the smell 100%. Very sweet apricot taste balanced with some sweet malts and mild hops. It doesn't seem to have much wheat but it's there too. Love it.
M - Very crisp easy going fruit beer with light to medium body.
Overall I would pick it up again to drink it side by side with the cherry. Great fruit beer.
11-13-2013 06:03:05 | More by DrDemento456
5/5 rDev +29.2%
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.
10-02-2013 23:03:34 | More by Brouwerij78
Samuel Smith's Organic Apricot Ale from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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