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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

269 Ratings
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Ratings: 269
Reviews: 73
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 13.95%
Wants: 17
Gots: 20 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -16%

Treb0R, Dec 13, 2012
Photo of kylehay2004
3.18/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

single finger frithy head on a cloudy orange body. good lacing. the aroma overwhlems with sweetness of apricot of course and some candy sugar. flavor is also very sweet with tons of apricot on what seems like a witbier base with candy sugar. mouthfeel of light to medium body and moderate carbonation. basically this one is too sweet. the apricot is there and tastes good, I just cant handle the sweetness.

kylehay2004, Dec 08, 2012
Photo of fox227
3.25/5  rDev -16%

fox227, Dec 06, 2012
Photo of MudDrinker
4/5  rDev +3.4%

MudDrinker, Nov 29, 2012
Photo of Cylinsier
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bigger bottle, 16 oz maybe?

Pours a hazy yellow orange with minimal lacing for a head.

Tart and sweet fruit smells, like lemon and orange.

A sweet and tart apricot flavor are everpresent, fresh and clean. Fruity sweet, but nothing artificial about it, and it's not overbearing.

Lighter body with a poppy carbonation.

If you don't like sweeter fruit beers, this will not be for you. But if you do like fruity beers like lambics, then this is about as good as it gets for my money. The apricot balances the sweetness with a natural tartness that really makes this a treat. There are few if any fruit beers I can think of to put ahead of this one.

Cylinsier, Nov 14, 2012
Photo of DasBoot2112
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

DasBoot2112, Nov 10, 2012
Photo of ridgeline23
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

ridgeline23, Nov 03, 2012
Photo of CommonRider
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

CommonRider, Oct 29, 2012
Photo of mychalg9
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

mychalg9, Oct 28, 2012
Photo of Hacksaw34
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Hacksaw34, Oct 27, 2012
Photo of cmonfradi
4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

cmonfradi, Oct 23, 2012
Photo of imperialking
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

imperialking, Oct 22, 2012
Photo of TheMultiYeast
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours hazy yellow orange with a small white head and little lacing.

Smell is sweet, slightly bready, plenty of apricot

Lots of apricot in taste, light sweetness, clean pleasantly tart finish

Feel is crisp, refreshing, tart, well carbonated...Good stuff!

TheMultiYeast, Oct 21, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -16%

Lee45102, Oct 07, 2012
Photo of GarthDanielson
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a tumbler pint, the beer is an unfiltered, pale, cream-yellow coloring with a thin, white filmy coating on the surface. Aromas more reminiscent of a lambic, with tangy sweet and tart apricot characters, as well as a touch of citrus. Flavors are smooth and sweet, with an underlying sugary sweet feel. Apricot is the backbone, with a subtle tapering to the sweetness that blends with the carbonated, light mouthfeel. Much more subtle and drinkable than I was expecting from the nose. The aftertaste is a slight linger of the fruit sweetness that is kept light by the effervescence of the brew. Slightly lingering tang on the finish, but clean overall. This is a legit apricot brew.

GarthDanielson, Sep 30, 2012
Photo of jwc215
3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours clouded deep yellow with a thin white head that hangs on. Some lacing sticks.

The smell of apricot is robust. There is a nice musty-ish, yeasty, "ale" character underneath to let you know it's a beer and not a fruity malt drink.

The taste is of apricot is strong upfront, with some tart balancing the sweetness. The malt, yeast and mild hop touch underneath combine nicely with it. A refreshing dryness pulls through in the finish. The apricot is strong, but not overpowering enough to make it only about the apricot.

It is smooth with a medium body and mild to medium carbonation.

A nicely done fruit beer! If you like apricots and ales, I certainly recommend this. The one 550 ml bottle was enough for me, in a good way.

jwc215, Sep 24, 2012
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1.25/5  rDev -67.7%

Yodo, Sep 24, 2012
Photo of biboergosum
3.78/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

550ml bottle.

This beer pours a very cloudy, murky, dark golden, burnished yellow colour, with two fingers of dense, puffy, off-white head, which renders some heavy-laden spectral lace around the glass as it readily sinks away.

It smells of sweet, fruity mashed apricot, pastry-esque, bready pale malt, a bit of that peaches & cream manna essence, and very subtle earthy, leafy hops. The taste is quite sugary sweet right off the bat, with the fruity apricot and the vanilla cake-like maltiness conspiring to send you off to your dentist, a further generic orchard fruitiness adding just a twinge of the acidic to the mix, and some muffled leafy, almost woody hops struggling to be heard.

The carbonation is present, purposeful, but still dutifully in the background, the body a sturdy, sugary medium weight, with an equally attendant smoothness. It finishes with a welcome diminishing of the fruity sweetness, to a level more engendering of the desire of another gulp. Wait, ohhh....

A decent fruit ale, of the apricot drupe stripe, which kind of grows on you, as one becomes acclimated, I suppose, to the saccharine nature of it all. Anyway, tasty, if you're into this sort of thing, but one (actually a wee bit less) would be more than enough for me, in no bad way.

biboergosum, Sep 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

GMB, Sep 22, 2012
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3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a cloudy peach to pale orange in color with a light amount of visible carbonation near the surface of the beer. The beer has a finger tall creamy off-white head that slowly reduces to a thick film covering the entire surface of the beer with a medium sized thick patch and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of sweet apricot that strengthens as the beer warms and opens up. There are some lighter aromas of peach and vanilla but the dominant aroma is that of apricot.

T: Like the smell, the taste of this beer starts out with a nice sweet apricot flavor - it is a really enjoyable and tastes very much like fresh apricot (nothing artificial here) and there is a light amount of natural tartness. Towards the finish, there is a light amount of grainy malts.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Syrupy and sticky.

O: This is my favorite of the Samuel Smith's Organic fruit beers - wonderful natural apricot aroma and flavor. Very enjoyable and easy to drink, definitely one I would get again.

dbrauneis, Sep 12, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

illini4x4, Sep 03, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

JRBecks, Sep 02, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

Stevie_Janowski, Sep 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Jakk, Aug 25, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

JohnK17, Aug 14, 2012
Samuel Smith's Organic Apricot Ale from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
87 out of 100 based on 269 ratings.