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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
BA SCORE
3.88/5
Very Good
399 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#8,751
Reviews:
104
Ratings:
399
pDev:
13.92%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
31
Gots:
82
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 399 |  Reviews: 104
Photo of MouldyCrow
3.99/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ajdemma
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dustin_A_Stoutdrinker
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lionhawk
4.14/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Sonofcur
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I love apricot, so if you put it in a beer from a brewery I appreciate then what could go wrong. This is a great beer for a hot spring/summer day!

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Photo of abeeronthebeach
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jakemn91
4.16/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of metter98
3.92/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is relatively clear yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that died down, leaving a thin head covering the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate to strong aromas of apricots are present in the nose.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste is dominated by flavors of apricots and has slight hints of associated sweetness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I really enjoyed this beer because the smell and taste was like natural (and not artificial) apricots. The beer is very drinkable and isn't that sweet.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of LXIXME
4.18/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A bright golden colored beer with small carbonation bubbles lifting themselves into a thin froth covering this Samuel Smith offering. Pours with a big head that falls at a decent rate but not to quickly which allowed me to snap a few pictures before just some lacing remained. Light apricot aroma with just hints of other qualities coming through which also transfers to the taste, which is a pleasing light apricot. I don't know if they brew the apricot in or if its a syrup added later (which is quite the trend) but whichever this is done pretty darn well.

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Photo of Sammy
3.89/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Huhzubendah
3.06/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bright orange sunshine body with a thin white collar. Sweet apricot aroma. Sugary, candied fruits, dried apricot. Some nice things going on. This is a suitable beer for one who gravitates toward the sweeter side. Personally, I find this cloying. A few ounces is more than sufficient. A bottle to be shared several ways.

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Photo of steverx8
3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hohnbaum
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nodder
4.3/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Garvey
4.2/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.4/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Nose strong Apricot, malt, buttery, faint biscuit, maybe some vanilla or honey. Taste Apricot, Peach, honey, slight tartness, syrupy sweet.

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Photo of rphx88
4.08/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NickThePyro
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of misternebbie
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dawardster
4.12/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ale_Dog
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It's sweet but very pleasant. Great brunch beer

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Photo of OKFine
3.6/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Vukusich
4.38/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SVance
3.58/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrewShalvoy
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%

Samuel Smith's Organic Apricot Ale from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 399 ratings
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