Samuel Smith's Organic Apricot Ale - Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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4.2/5 rDev +8.5%
Pint bottle into an Imperial pint glass
A - Crystal clear gold with a short, white head that laces the glass.
S - An odd, interesting fruity smell with a slight spiciness on warming up a bit.
T - Very apricotty and a hint of malt.
M - Big in the mouth without overwhelming or cloying.
O - Didn't care much for it the first time. Must've been an odd bottle. This one was very enjoyable. Would love to taste a bit more malt, though- it's more fruit forward than I'd like. Yet again, the old brewery at Tadcaster refuses to disappoint.
05-31-2014 00:02:36 | More by TheVenerableMead
4.21/5 rDev +8.8%
A - Orange, slight haze, mostly transparent, with a short white head that fades out to a thin layer with very minimal lacing.
S - Fruit bomb, mostly of the beer's namesake, but also of other stone fruits, like peaches. Yeasts throw off sour elements, also. Very reminiscent of fruit lambics, which is a good, good thing.
T - Sweet and sour, apricot without the texture that puts me off the fruit. Finish is fairly standard turn toward the sour.
M - Acidic, but very clean, mild carbonation.
O - I love good fruit beers, and this is a very good fruit beer. The apricot is delicious, and fully realized. I will definitely get this again; it is top notch.
04-17-2014 23:55:01 | More by Tsar_Riga
4.33/5 rDev +11.9%
550 ml bottle into imperial pint glass, bottled on 6/24/2013. Pours lightly hazy bright gold color with a 2 finger fairly dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with some moderate streaming carbonation. Aromas of huge apricot, peach, orange, pear, honey, wheat, bread, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Fantastic aromas with great balance of juicy apricot, fruity yeast ester, and malt sweetness; with great strength. Taste of big tart apricot, peach, orange, pear, wheat, honey, bread, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Fair amount of fruity tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of apricot, peach, pear, apple, wheat, honey, bread, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic robustness of juicy apricot, fruity yeast ester, and pale malt sweetness; with a great malt/tartness balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth and fairly slick/syrupy mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a fantastic fruit beer. Tons of robust and balanced tart apricot and pale malt sweetness; and extremely smooth to drink. A highly enjoyable offering.
04-15-2014 03:51:23 | More by superspak
3.76/5 rDev -2.8%
A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. ApricotGolden color with a thick white head.
S: Heavy apricot aroma.
T: Tastes like I am taking a bite out of an apricot. Samuel Smiths really did the apricot justice.
M: Medium bodied finish
O: One of my favorite fruit beers. Everything I want to come through in a fruit style beer did.
04-09-2014 01:43:58 | More by Reed_iTap
Samuel Smith's Organic Apricot Ale from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
87 out of 100 based on 261 ratings.