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Columbus Brewing 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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 28, 2005
Courtesy of Ohiodad. Sweet:::drumroll:: apricot aroma. Actually a very aromatic beer and it smells good. Large fluffy white head on a cloudy tea colored body. Ok it is thin, but very refreshing and the fruit element knows its place. Apricot, cereal grains and malt are there together. Very crisp finish that tastes more like the apricot skin than the flesh. This is a very well done Fruit Beer. Id say it is highly underrated.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (8940) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2005
Bottle acquired in trade with OhioDad (thanks!). Poured a medium and hazy amber color with a large (4.5 finger) off white head. Aromas of apricots and wet grass. Tastes of lighter apricots, light caramel, and some hops. Lightly tart and lightly sweet. Thin and watery body.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - JUN 7, 2005
12 oz bottle Pours light amber with a creamy offwhite head that stays around and laces pretty well. Aroma is of apricots, grass, and a touch of grass and a little malt behind that. Smells very outdoorsy. Flavor is delightfully apricot and some nice mild malts. Finishes well with a touch of bitterness from the balanced hops. This is quite a delicious fruit beer. Not overpoweringly sweet. You can still tell it is beer behind the fruit. I enjoyed this one for a summertime brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - FEB 22, 2005
Amber. Impressive head, thick and creamy, decent staying power. Nose fruity and bitter, flavor similarly so. Very authentically apricot. Tart and bitter stuff. Very toasty at the end, decently balanced. Not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CBCPaleAle (73) - Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2004
Amber color with pleasant apricot scent. Im generally not into the fruit flavored beers, but I do occasionally like this one. The apricot is not overpowering and you get a nice taste of hops as well. One of the few fruity beers I can have more than one of.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sfontain (807) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 8, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2004 Pours amber with a small, white head that is fairly easily resurrected with a quick swirl. Very nice aroma with the apricot; not at all fakey; full and fruity. Flavor is also apricot but not artificial or overdone; hoppy finish. Average mouthfeel. As fruit beers go, this is probably my favorite. As the description states, this is more of a fruit beer for beer drinkers. Not bad as fruit beers go.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łdż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - AUG 11, 2004
Some real serious apricot scent here, and a lot of bitterness in the flavor - could be a tad citric and sour indicating a wheat malt base, Im not sure. But it is far better than I anticipated. Ill get it again.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BennyTicklez (621) - USA - JUL 11, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2005 I enjoyed this one more than I thought I would. Pours light brown, with a small white head. Taste is heavy on the apricots. Well done. More apricot flavor than Dogfishs Aprihop.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aurelius (4178) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 30, 2004
Like many fruit beers, the aroma was quite good but then the wheels came off. Good apricot aroma. Darkish clear gold with a thin head. Tangy, hoppy and the apricots arent overdone. A bit too tart and abrasive in the finish. Medium body.

3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hershiser2 (1227) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 2, 2004
Paid $1.39 for a 12-oz single. Nice golden copper look (looks like Yuengling Traditonal Lager without a head). Does have a NICE apricot scent- not some cheap extract flavoring they added to try to make it smell like what it's supposed to be. Taste is between a 3 and 3.5. Nothing great here- has a small apricot taste, with the typical apricot bitterness, but for some reason, it doesn't overimpress me. Not saying it's bad, but it's not mindblowing. Not a bad brew- if you like apricots (I do), but I've had better apricot brews. I'd buy this again though.


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