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
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
England, United Kingdom
samuelsmithsbrewery.co.uk

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Handcrafted in Melbourne Bros' tiny brewery set in a time warp in Stamford using the old manually operated brewing equipment. Finest organically grown barley and wheat are used to create a complex ale which, having undergone primary and secondary fermentation with different yeasts and extended maturation, is taken to Samuel Smith's small, independent British brewery at Tadcaster. There it is blended with pure organic apricot fruit juice and a previously cellared organic brew -- creating an unparalleled fruit ale. The smooth distinctive character of the matured ale serves as the perfect counterpoint to the pure organic fruit juice.

Added by minterro on 03-19-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
396
Reviews:
102
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
13.85%
 
 
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30
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80
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Photo of Knapp85
3.41/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This poured out as a very hazy orange color with a fluffy white head on top. The head retention is pretty good but it doesn't have much lacing. The smell of the beer has a subtle sourness on the nose along with the fresh fruit aromas. The taste of the beer is sweet and fruity upfront with a bit of tartness in the finish. The mouthfeel of the beer is on the thicker side. Moderate carbonation with a decent drinkablity. Overall it's pretty sweet... I can't say I enjoyed drinking the entire 16oz.'s. It's a good beer in small doses.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.45/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

1 pint 2.7 fl oz (550ml) brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a conical Guinness pint glass in me gaff in high altitude Castle Rock, Colorado. Reviewed live. Expectations are above average given the style; I like apricot beers (and have brewed one or two).

A: Pours a four finger beige head of okay cream, nice thickness, and good retention. Colour is a hazy dull nontransparent yellow-orange. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Not vibrant or particularly inviting. Looks like a weissbier.

Sm: Apricot and peach come through on the aroma quite heavily. Fresh citrus esters. Clean malts are buried beneath. Apricot is dominant. A mild strength aroma.

T: Apricot throughout the body with sweeter peach on the finish. Clean malts form the backbone, with nice cream throughout. Crisp and enjoyable. A bit of green apple comes through near the climax. It's an interesting brew, with a delightful balance - though it is too sweet on the finish. I like it. Well built for its aims; it's meant to be a refreshing easy drinking apricot fruit brew - and that's exactly what it is. Simple but nice. Some limited subtlety.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Refreshing and enjoyable. Of nice thickness. Near perfect carbonation. Fluffy and cloudlike (as pretentious as that sounds...)

Dr: Drinkable and enjoyable. An all around delightful little apricot brew. So many fruit beers come off as artificial or syrupy but this one feels genuine and really delivers on it the promise of the label. A solid brew that apricot fans will enjoy, but not a fantastic beer. It's held back by its simplicity.

High B-

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Photo of HopsAreDaMan
3.46/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Globe Drugs; (review 3 days later) My SO and I both liked; solid fruit beer; a little sweet for me. Definitely a sipper.

'Perhaps' on re-buy.

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Samuel Smith's Organic Apricot Ale from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
3.9 out of 5 based on 396 ratings.
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