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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

232 Ratings
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Ratings: 232
Reviews: 65
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 14.36%
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)
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03-11-2014 06:56:28 | More by Luiz0930
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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bnes09

Illinois

3.86/5  rDev -1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2014 04:43:34 | More by bnes09
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Croatia (Hrvatska)

4.25/5  rDev +9%

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Texas

4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

03-02-2014 23:56:04 | More by msanborn
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Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

03-02-2014 00:24:28 | More by mjgrady
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

02-22-2014 14:22:29 | More by BrewClint
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Australia

3/5  rDev -23.1%

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Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

02-16-2014 23:15:12 | More by djrn2
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Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

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Minnesota

4/5  rDev +2.6%

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Ohio

4.35/5  rDev +11.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2014 21:23:19 | More by Brenden
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Texas

4.8/5  rDev +23.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

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Samuel Smith's Organic Apricot Ale from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
87 out of 100 based on 232 ratings.