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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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284 Ratings
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Ratings: 284
Reviews: 75
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 15.03%
Wants: 18
Gots: 24 | 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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4/5  rDev +3.6%

philbe311, Sep 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

abex44, Sep 10, 2013
Photo of Tone
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear, copper/gold color. 3/4 inch head of a white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of apricot, sweet malt, slight pale malt, and a hint of caramel malt. Fits the style of a Fruit / Vegetable beer. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with a low carbonation level. Tastes of strong apricot, sweet malt, slight pale malt, and a hint of hop. Overall, another Sam. Smith fruit beer that tastes exactly like the main fruit. Not exactly a well-rounded beer, but the fruit flavors and aromas are immaculate.

Tone, Sep 09, 2013
Photo of Chucker17
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Chucker17, Sep 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

st9647v3, Sep 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

blange3, Sep 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Lob, Aug 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

smartassboiler, Aug 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

NYR_Rob, Aug 07, 2013
Photo of mrfrancis
4/5  rDev +3.6%

mrfrancis, Aug 05, 2013
Photo of CajunMary13
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

CajunMary13, Jul 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

JohneHoodlum, Jul 28, 2013
Photo of BeerWithMike
4.63/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Comes in a larger 1 pint, 2.7 ounce bottle. Pours a very hazy yellow-burnt orange, just like would be expected for a glass of apricot nectar except with a foamy head and the lacing. Lots of aroma of course that is very pleasing to the nose! Taste like the the smell with just a tad of bitterness that is actually perfect. A couple of years ago, I didn't want to try a fruit-type ale but have really grown to love them!

BeerWithMike, Jul 25, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.3%

timjim1327, Jul 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

DmanGTR, Jul 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

sarick84, Jul 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

JakerLou, Jul 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Phillyz, Jun 22, 2013
Photo of Tucquan
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Tucquan, Jun 19, 2013
Photo of Samuel906
4.06/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

I was looking for something light and refreshing for a hot summer day, and I found it in this beer. I love apricots and this beer gives you plenty. A full nose reminiscent of some apricot marmalade with some notes of wheat. Taste is sweet and crisp, like carbonated juice, with some tangy and tart notes, and a great wheat background. It could be a little too sweet for some. This beer is refreshing, and well carbonated.

Samuel906, Jun 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Giantspace, Jun 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

ajzy, Jun 01, 2013
Photo of PHBoiler
4.71/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

bottle shared into tasting (5 oz) glasses

The beer pours a hazy orange with a thin off-white head. The scent is better than opening a bag of dried apricots. The nose is almost sweet as well. The taste is like the best apricot you've ever had. The sweetness is well beyond a typical apricot and into the dried fruit taste. This beer is just an incredible dessert. The only thing stopping it from being a 5 is that it's tough to really even call it a beer. If you like apricots, you absolutely have to try this brew.

PHBoiler, May 27, 2013
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1.5/5  rDev -61.1%

Damian74Shensky, May 04, 2013
Photo of ChrisCage
4.15/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Poured into my English Ale Pint glass. It pours a beautifully hazy golden color that looks a lot like apricot nectar. The head is excellent as well, starting off about two fingers in thickness and retains like a proper English Ale should...down to about a half finger thick...the color of the thick foam is off white with hints of copper lingering within. Lacing looks to be good as well with plenty of sticky stringy bubbles clinging to the side of the glass.

S- This has one very dominant aroma...fresh pressed apricot fruit! The sweet nectar permeates the nostrils with delight, and in the background are whiffs of malt, earthy apricot kernel and a mildly drying hop cone smell right at the end.

T- The flavors of the beer follow the aromas closely with a noticeable exception. While again, the dominating character on the palate is apricot, I find it to have a tang to it that doesn't quite match what eating a fresh piece of the fruit would be like, and this in turn provides a slightly sour flavor. Other than this, the malt gently finds its' way to the palate and the finish isn't bitter at all, but rather like in the aroma, I find the hop profile to be more drying. Not bad overall flavor-wise!

M- This beer is very creamy and easy going on the palate, with very fine carbonation striking my tongue. The result of this is a definite medium bodied beer that had a very refreshing, fruity character.

O- The drinkablility of this beer is quite good, but it's not something that I could drink rather quickly or in large quantities. I think if the weather was really warm, this makes a great patio beer. The alcohol is very well hidden and it's a very smooth drinking beverage. My only knock is that the flavor feels slightly forceful and I'd like it even better if it was a little more subdued....still, a very good apricot fruit beer by comparison! Of course I always like the idea that all ingredients used are organic....something that should be commonplace!

ChrisCage, Apr 30, 2013
Samuel Smith's Organic Apricot Ale from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
87 out of 100 based on 284 ratings.