1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

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

Not Rated.
Samuel Smith's Organic Apricot AleSamuel Smith's Organic Apricot Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
88
very good

226 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 226
Reviews: 65
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 14.32%
Wants: 15
Gots: 15 | 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)
View: Beers (27) |  Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 226 | Reviews: 65 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of kjkinsey
kjkinsey

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

03-26-2013 21:59:20 | More by kjkinsey
Photo of Stinkypuss
Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

3.99/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

LOOK: Pours a cloudy peach color, sporting a creamy white froth that leaves some lace. Appears almost like a smoothy of some sort.

SMELL: Fruity nose of honey apple crisp, apricots and faint grain chiming in to remind that this is still a beer.

TASTE: The apricot notes apparent in the smell are even more pronounced in the taste. Tart, juicy apricot, with a bit of pit like mineral note, but it is very subtle. A touch of biscuity malt, grain and yeast lend all of the beer like character, and there is a very small bittering note. Other than that its tart, juicy apricot all day.

FEEL: Light to medium bodied, medium carbonation. This brew drinks easily and effortlessly.

OVERALL: A proper early-day beer, this apricot ale has genuine flavor and quality character. Fruity, but still balanced and full, making it very drinkable. I had this paired with a spicy tuna and crab salad sushi roll, and it paired decently, making for a quite solid lunch. Good beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2013 17:03:50 | More by Stinkypuss
Photo of Ankur
Ankur

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

03-24-2013 13:47:09 | More by Ankur
Photo of scratch69
scratch69

Missouri

4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured a bottle into a mug.

Appearance- Cloudy yellow-orange with a fingers worth of off-white head. Fair amount of lacing.

Smell- Fruity apricot aroma.

Taste- Sweet apricot flavor with a faint hint of floral hops at the finish.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied and sticky with an average amount of carbonation.

Overall- Great tasting fruit beer. It tastes more like fruit juice than beer, but it is still delicious.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2013 03:26:15 | More by scratch69
Photo of alelover
alelover

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

03-19-2013 01:42:32 | More by alelover
Photo of Metalaero
Metalaero

New York

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

03-17-2013 18:30:55 | More by Metalaero
Photo of Kerrie
Kerrie

Michigan

4/5  rDev +2.3%

03-14-2013 01:01:19 | More by Kerrie
Photo of RobertColianni
RobertColianni

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.3%

03-13-2013 02:41:11 | More by RobertColianni
Photo of KTCamm
KTCamm

New Jersey

3.79/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the Sam Smith signature bottle into a pint glass.

Pours murky hazy cloudy yellowish brown with no foam. Malty fruit nose. Apricot comes through. The taste is a tart fruity apricot. The fruit is punchy - malt tries to hold it back, but it keeps popping through. Strong citrus. Nicely blended. Works for what it is.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2013 13:53:33 | More by KTCamm
Photo of match1112
match1112

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

03-03-2013 00:29:19 | More by match1112
Photo of thebends1
thebends1

Michigan

4/5  rDev +2.3%

02-25-2013 16:28:41 | More by thebends1
Photo of Gavage
Gavage

New Jersey

4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours a slightly hazy orange color with a 1" head that slowly falls to a thin surface covering.

Smell: apricots and more apricots.

Taste: the apricot flavor is very strong and quite pleasant. Some grass and wheat tones linger in the background. Very little bitterness here as this beer is very sweet.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Very crisp and prickly throughout with a dry finish. Long lasting apricot aftertaste.

Overall: one of the better fruit-centric beers I have had in a while. If you enjoy apricots, this one is worthy of a try.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2013 17:37:02 | More by Gavage
Photo of brock146
brock146

Minnesota

4.13/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Looks like an apricot! Cloudy and murky.

S - Smashed apricots, sweet fruit scent.

T - Like biting into a fresh, ripe apricot with a slight sourness. Sticky and a little bit of booze in the middle.

M - Apricot flavored smoothie. Thick and bubbly.

O - Another very good fruit beer by Samuel Smith

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2013 20:52:35 | More by brock146
Photo of IRONRakkasan
IRONRakkasan

California

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

02-03-2013 21:55:35 | More by IRONRakkasan
Photo of CheapBeerBuzz
CheapBeerBuzz

California

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

02-02-2013 02:19:06 | More by CheapBeerBuzz
Photo of mfnmbvp
mfnmbvp

Illinois

3.68/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1 pint 2.7 fl oz bottle, no bottled on date present. Uncapped and poured into my Firestone Walker pint glass which is now my only surviving glassware.

A - Pours a rich orange-ish mango color, with no real head at all, just a slight fizz. Reminds me of a slightly more orange looking Mango Kombucha that I've drank before. Basically looks like a nice glass of juice more than it does an actual beer. Managed to get about a finger's worth of light creamy doughy looking head on the second pour.

S - Definite fresh apricot scent for sure. Mild tartness has my taste buds tingling in anticipation. Can't wait to try it. Some type of a creaminess begins to emerge as it warms.

T - Juicy sticky fresh apricot flavor. Wonderful carbonated tartness hits just the right level. This is what I would call a very legitimate fruit beer, compared to some of the swill that calls itself such. Apricots and cream flavor begins to emerge near the end.

M - Smooth, light, clean, and tart. Little bit of some sticky fruit sugars left over, but in all it is a great feel.

Overall a very well-balanced well-crafted apricot beer, with a nice modest 5.10% abv, although I couldn't see myself drinking very much of it. Almost too sweet and juicy to be called beer, but a very unique and enjoyable gourmet beer experience. A nice buy, good price at about 6 dollars a bottle for an imported organic beer. Definitely a beer to try at least once.

Samuel Smith's Organic Apricot Ale ---4/5.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2013 22:57:10 | More by mfnmbvp
Photo of


3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

You rated this beer. Consider writing a review.

01-29-2013 21:17:28 | More by
Photo of pweis909
pweis909

Wisconsin

4.41/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy and gold with a big white head that leaves lacy patterns on the glass. Smells and tastes of apricots. Go figure!. The apricot flavor is accompanied by a moderate sourness that makes this beer enjoyably refreshing. The beer seems slightly sweet up front but the sourness dries out the finish. No noticeable hop presence. Well balanced. Quite nice.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2013 21:13:37 | More by pweis909
Photo of Lanstrum
Lanstrum

Ohio

5/5  rDev +27.9%

01-27-2013 18:03:39 | More by Lanstrum
Photo of rmarks9
rmarks9

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

01-27-2013 17:32:07 | More by rmarks9
Photo of skaboom420
skaboom420

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

01-22-2013 23:12:28 | More by skaboom420
Photo of TheNakedStiletto
TheNakedStiletto

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

01-21-2013 16:20:57 | More by TheNakedStiletto
Photo of GoodyGoodman
GoodyGoodman


4/5  rDev +2.3%

01-21-2013 07:28:52 | More by GoodyGoodman
Photo of davewlfpckfan29
davewlfpckfan29

Massachusetts

3.46/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This beer is worth trying.

Samuel Smith does a really nice job incorporating the Apricot taste, not to mention an 'organic' ale.

The smell is a really strong, pleasant apricot fruity smell.

A nice looking pour, un filtered and very carbonation that lingers for a long time, even as the beer sits.
It tastes like a fruit juice! Maybe an orange juice or hmm.. Apricot juice?
Sweetness right off the bat, but not a lingering sweetness.

A velvety mouthfeel, very thick and heavy. In a good way

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2013 05:07:23 | More by davewlfpckfan29
Photo of dc4three
dc4three

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.3%

01-16-2013 01:45:35 | More by dc4three
Samuel Smith's Organic Apricot Ale from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
88 out of 100 based on 226 ratings.