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Columbus Apricot Ale

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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Not syrupy sweet like most fruit beers, this is for beer drinkers! Just a hint of apricot gives this delicious medium-bodied ale a wonderful aroma and a unique finish. Try it! Available on draft and in bottles.


2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
kathouse (1106) - Nevada, USA - DEC 29, 2003
An unusual fruit beer. Sits very pale without a head. Kinda like M.J. Aroma is very pleasant. Apricots and plums come out in both the aroma and taste. Mildly sweet with light body. The problem is no carbonation to speak of. Leaves a sour finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DarkElf (3035) - La Jolla, California, USA - NOV 2, 2005
(12 oz bottle: Obtained in trade with OhioDad, thanks Scott!) I was very impressed with this beer when I poured it and took my first whiff. Mmm, fresh apricots! But ahh, the power of suggestion. Taking a sip, it has quickly come to me that what Iím smelling and now tasting isnít fresh apricots. Iíll be nice and say itís really, really overripe fruits, and not just apricot, but Iím actually getting a lot more mango here. The beer is somewhat grainy and fairly sweet, but not overly so, and bitterness is light. Medium bodied. The body is bright orange and quite cloudy in appearance. A tall, off-white head nearly overflowed the glass on the pour, but has slowly settled to a wide ring. Only a few splotches of lace stick to the glass. Next time, they should use fresh fruits rather than scour the orchard grounds for fly-infested fruit that fell off the tree.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
1FastSTi (3341) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 20, 2005
Pours to a hazy apricot colored body with a huge white head thatís foamy and frothy. It spewed all over when I opened it. Was hard to control. It looks quite nice... The aroma is definitely dried apricots and mango with some soapy characteristics. The flavor isnít really bad. I get raw barley and apricots. There are definite fake aromatics in it. The palate is tingly and carbonated.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
dkoonce (911) - Peopleís Republic of Athens, Ohio, USA - OCT 9, 2006
Very light: color and body. Wow, thi sbeer smells like apricot. This beer tastes like apricot. Despite the rating, I almost couldnít finish this beer.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
frankenkitty (1959) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - JUL 16, 2007
Served a bright, clear amber with only a wispy film for a head. Fruity aroma with apricot & strawberry. Fruity flavor, not overpowering with a defined wheat base. "Spritzy" due to a highly carbonated mouthfeel. Not a bad fruit beer, but it is a brewpub cop-out.

<font size=-4>On draught at <a href=http://ratebeer.com/Place/ohio/columbus/colum Columbus Brewing Company, Columbus, Ohio 43215</font>

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jsquire (3562) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - NOV 22, 2009
On tap at the CBC. Gold color with a thin white head. Thick apricot jam nose. Tastes of oppresive fruit syrup over a light ale. This beer is all about the apricots. Not the nasty artificial flavors that ruin many fruit beers, but still not a compliment to me. There is some home made bread under the jam, but I find the apricot too heavy handed.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
gerdy555 (163) - Ohio, USA - DEC 4, 2003
pours golden with a white head. aroma is kind of skunky which is weird. flavor is not what i ecpected at all. I can't taset any apricots. kind of hoppy. reminds me of a run of the mill amber.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - JUN 13, 2010
Poured into a Sam Adams pint glass it produced a finger worth of white head that settled to a thin lace. The body of the brew was a apricot color how appropriate. It had aroma of apricot and flavors of apricot thatís about it for this brew. Oh ya good carbonation and light in the mouth. Now I am not to keen on extract added fruit craft beers. Use the real thing brewers please it is much better, and more in the sprit of a craft product. Ok enough of a rant Serving type: bottle

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - NOV 28, 2005
Gee, thanks Blake :) . Pours a slighlty hazy orange color, huge white head. Aroma is of dried up apricots, and rotten grass. Flavor is acidic, apricots, wheat, sour body, not much here to enjoy.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
MIBRomeo (2567) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 20, 2005
light orange cloudy color huge foamy white head well laced. Smells terrible like dried appricots sugar and shit. Palate is thin and highly fizzy. Sweet apricot and stale water flavor. This stuff is bad.


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