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Columbus Apricot Ale

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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07/5   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
dwyerpg (5683) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 13, 2008
Smells like apricots. Flavor is also dominated by apricots, much more than I can drink; way too fruity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
heemer77 (5297) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - OCT 14, 2005
Slightly couldy medium orange colored body. The head is thick with a slight off white coloring. The aroma is almost overpowering with the apricots. There is also a little bit of fresh grass. The taste is definitely apricot tart. But there is also some grassy freshness. A little note of lemonbread is in the aftertaste. This is your beer is you like apricots.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aurelius (5094) - 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 arenít overdone. A bit too tart and abrasive in the finish. Medium body.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jsquire (4167) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
1FastSTi (3360) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DarkElf (3059) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
MIBRomeo (2570) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OhioDad (2492) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - OCT 8, 2002
Lightly sweet - I love apricot, and a nice change from the typical raspberry beers. The first sip ended with an odd hop kick and I said "uh-oh, thereís gonna be trouble", but after that it balanced out o.k. This could be a nice Sunday brunch beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łůdż, 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, Iím not sure. But it is far better than I anticipated. Iíll get it again.

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