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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

305 Ratings
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Ratings: 305
Reviews: 79
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 14.73%
Wants: 22
Gots: 37 | 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:
Beer added by: minterro on 03-19-2012

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3.86/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nice golden color with good clarity. Plenty of visible bubbles. Thick, white head with exceptional lacing.

Fresh, juicy apricot aroma with floral, grassy hints.

Juicy, nectar - like apricot flavor. Just a tad sweeter than I would prefer but not unpleasant. Hint of grassy hops, not quite enough to balance. Overwhelming apricot flavor but it's a good flavor.

Medium bodied. Well carbonated. Finish is slick and nectary.

Basically what I expected but good nonetheless. This would be a good model for other fruit beers to follow.

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Photo of Brenden
4.35/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This one really is the color of apricot, or very close to it, and murky. It grows a fluffy, slightly tinted head to a full finger's height with very good retention and plentiful fluffy patches of lacing that cling to the glass.
This beer is all about the apricot, but in such a way that it's very much still a beer. It's just so fresh and full of apricot one might forget from time to time. There's flesh and juice with a little bit of fruity sourness to it in light levels. The fruit really is infused in a way few fruit beers manage. It pulls together tart, sweet and sour along with malty grains in a way that don't interfere. It's by no means overly sweet, either. The aroma doesn't have the full malty effect to as high a degree of efficiency as the flavor, but it's close.
This beer, light to medium-bodied, is extremely crisp without going overboard on the bite and very bright as well. It's essentially semi-dry, with more dryness leading into the finish than at any other point.

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4.8/5  rDev +24%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Color- hazy gold. Medium head.

Aroma- tart apricot preserves.

Taste- a beautiful apricot nectar! Starts sweet then turns mildly tart finishing with a long balanced apricot earthiness. Wonderful! 14 IBUs

Poured from 550 ml bottle into a Liefmans Goudenband glass (my preferred all purpose beer tasting glass). Tasted on 1/31/14. Purchased locally Spec's.

The high rating is relative to other fruit beers. Please take that into account in interpreting this review.

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4.2/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

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Samuel Smith's Organic Apricot Ale from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
87 out of 100 based on 305 ratings.