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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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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 31, 2008
Draft at brewpub. Amber body, slight apricot nose, smallish white head. Apricot is more assertive in the flavor; base beer is pretty neutral.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brentfeesh (1207) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - JUN 9, 2008
An 8 year boycott ends. Served in a pint at the CBC. Golden pour with plentiful carbonation. Great aroma! Lots of very noticeable apricot. A light apricot flavor that is slightly sweet with touches of grain. There is no way this is real apricot, but the essence that they use really works well. Medium semi-dry body and mouth feel. Wet finish. Good brew.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BuckeyeSammy (543) - Palo Alto, Ohio, USA - APR 6, 2008
Apricot not too overpowering, more of a golden ale then a fruit beer. Lighly bitter kick on the tail end, good warm weather. Apricot undertones. A little bland.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
BabyJoe692 (109) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - JAN 6, 2008
Draft. A light bodied beer. Fruity aroma. Tastes fruity but not too sweet.

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>

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jvittorio4187 (255) - Boardman, Ohio, USA - APR 4, 2007
Slight head. Unbelievable apricot and fruit on the nose with a hint of syrup. Apricot is very bold. A little spice balances it out.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blkitson (158) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - FEB 14, 2007
Smells great, taste is a little bit to be desired. Who came up with putting fruit in beer? What’s next, watermellon or mushmellon?

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerVirgin72 (880) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - JAN 20, 2007
Poured from bottle at local Rest. Pale Golden Copper color...Smelled WONDERFUL like appricots and Peaches. The flavor was the same with maybe a hint of vanilla. I really liked this beer. Very easy to drink and the fruit flavor was not overwhelmingly sweet.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Braudog (5838) - Glenville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2006
Draft 4 oz sample at the brewpub, 10/23/06: Bright gold with a thin filmy head. Fruity aroma of an apricot grove. But flavor is more musty like a not-quite-ripe piece of fruit. Comes off actually with a sharper bitterness than many fruit-beers.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
dkoonce (911) - People’s 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 couldn’t finish this beer.


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