550 mL bottle in the usual Sam Smith’s fruit series presentation. This bottle came from Horrocks in Battle Creek, MI.
Aggressive pour serves up a pitted white head that is not too well retained, on top of a pretty, bright orange body. Tiny amounts of lace. Nose offers a light, generic fruit note.
I’ll say one thing about the Sam Smith’s fruit beers, they certainly bring a genuine fruit flavor to the party. Now, is that something that I want or care for in many instances, well no, but it’s hard to knock a beer that does exactly wha tis says on the label. Good, solid, genuine apricot flavor, and one can almost feel that drying skin of the fruit in the mix.
Easy drinking, bright and light in the mouth with energy.
Finishes with a nice balance of lightly sweet fruit and some clean lines of refreshing zing. Good stuff, even if it’s not stuff that I want very often.
Something that I think I may have been aware of in the past but was reminded of by the label, is that there is a connection between Melbourne Bros. Brewery and Sam Smith’s. I remember the Melbourne Bros beers quite well from days gone by.