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Melbourn Bros.
Samuel Smith’s Organic Apricot Fruit Beer

Samuel Smith’s Organic
Apricot Fruit Beer

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...

Melbourn Bros. Apricot

Melbourn Bros. Apricot

Won't be everyone's cup of tea, but I enjoyed it. Extremely attractive pour, especially the golden, crystal clear body. Good head, but lace is scant and quickly gone. Aroma has obvious fruit, but to me it's a little more like a mild, low alcohol, scrumpy apple nose. Taste too is obviously fruit, and although less apple like it is still not easy for me to pin down as *specifically* Apricot. Drinks very easy with a big sweetness but at the same time it has a pleasing tang of sharpness at the...

Melbourn Bros. Apricot

Melbourn Bros. Strawberry

Orange pinkish body with an impressive head and nice lacing. The lacing has a pink tinge to it. Massive strawberry nose. Is this good or bad?? It's very, very sweet with an alco-pop taste, but a sufficiently tart finish to make you take notice. Beer? Well, it is so strawberry infused that it is difficult to tell. I guess women will love it, blokes won't. Very sweet but I suppose it has a novelty factor. Certainly you could open peoples eyes by telling them that this is beer, but it's very...