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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 2.84/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.8   SEASONAL: Summer   ABV: -
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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (6858) - Alamo, California, USA - SEP 5, 2012
Draft. Light hazy amber beer with an off-white head. Light apricot aroma. Apricot and light malt flavor with light wheat. Medium-light bodied. Easy drinking. Apricot and light malt linger with light wheat.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Zymurgeist2 (1053) - Redwood City, California, USA - NOV 10, 2011
On tap at the brewery. Hazy light gold color. The apricots are not really noticeable here after slightly showing themselves on the aroma. Very thin and watery mouthfeel.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
anders37 (16927) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - DEC 24, 2008
Draft @ the brewpub. Pours a hazy yellow color with a small fast disappearing white head. Has a wheaty malty fruity apricot aroma. Sweetish fruity malty apricot flavor. Has a sweetish wheat malty apricot finish.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
19Ei8hty (1171) - Washington, USA - JUL 23, 2008
Very sweet, light apricots, nice wheat malt finish. Somewhat grainy and light bodied.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2413) - California, USA - JUL 5, 2008
Golden color. Aroma is lighter fruits, mainly apricots. Light wheat notes, some pale malt backing, light grassy hops. Sweetish finish, very drinkable. Yeah, another one of ’those’ beers.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 28, 2008
On tap at Bend BrewPub in Bend, OR--Poured a light copper body with a small white head. Mild is an understatement to the apricot presence in this brew. Cereal, crisp, grainy nose and body. Weak and uneventful, though quite sessionable.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
DarkElf (3035) - La Jolla, California, USA - AUG 25, 2005
(Draft: Bend Brewing Company in Bend, OR) The description for this beer says just a hint of apricot, and thatís all I can taste. Barely a hint. Itís pretty light in flavor all around, mildly sweet and grainy, minimally bitter, with apricot sneaking in there. Really, the apricot is so light, it just tastes vaguely fruity. Fairly light bodied, not surprising since itís a summer seasonal, with hardly any aftertaste. The nose is equally light, with just a touch of sweet fruitiness. Cloudy golden colored body has almost no head, and the few whitish bubbles hugging the side are unable to leave any lacing. One of the lightest apricot beers Iíve had, but thankfully, lacking the gagging perfume quality often found in this style. Itís hard to find anything offensive with this beer, which I canít say for many other apricot beers, so this is an easy drinker for the hot summer.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
IndianaRed (2518) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 12, 2005
On Tap at the brew pub. Hazy pale yellow/amber with a smal off-white head. Slight traces of lacing. Very mild maly aroma with only a hint of the fruitiness. Flavor was similar. Nor hops, light soft malt flavors and barely a trace of the namesake fruit componant. Soft, unfiltered feel and unremarkable otherwise.


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