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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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very good

268 Ratings
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Ratings: 268
Reviews: 72
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 14.21%
Wants: 17
Gots: 19 | 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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Photo of superspak
4.33/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

superspak, Apr 15, 2014
Photo of vfgccp
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

vfgccp, Apr 14, 2014
Photo of Reed_iTap
3.76/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Reed_iTap, Apr 09, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

KrisBeerndt, Apr 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

deereless, Apr 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Hardcore, Mar 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

jwg782, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of StuyBeerGuy
3.91/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is a refreshing summertime beer that would pare well with dishes ranging from fresh fruit salads to crisp creme brulees and even an apricot pie in the evening. The beer pours with a soft quickly dissipating head and releases a soft but pleasant peach aroma. The flavor is forward and short with sweet peach flavors retaining some of the fleshiness of a peach skin and finishes with a tart flavor that is long in the mouth. I believe I will be enjoying this beer with a better planned dessert.

StuyBeerGuy, Mar 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

jay4321, Mar 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

tommyguz, Mar 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Eighty, Mar 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

BMart, Mar 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

57md, Mar 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Luiz0930, Mar 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Troublebar, Mar 06, 2014
Photo of bnes09
3.86/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

bnes09, Mar 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

hansavijaticar, Mar 05, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

msanborn, Mar 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

mjgrady, Mar 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

BrewClint, Feb 22, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.5%

dansmcd, Feb 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Fader, Feb 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

djrn2, Feb 16, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

psoriasaurus, Feb 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

refractor82, Feb 08, 2014
Samuel Smith's Organic Apricot Ale from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
87 out of 100 based on 268 ratings.