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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. I’d say it is highly underrated.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - OCT 26, 2005
12oz from OhioDad. Thanks Scott! Pours a cloudy dark yellow orange color with a big rocky/frothy white head. Aroma is light hopps and some apricot and sugar. Taste is fruity, apricot, some mixed citrusy notes, a bit of malt and some sugar. Not overly powering like some fruit beers, a decent mixture actually

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 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.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
JoeM500 (1905) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - JAN 2, 2003
Nice fresh fruit nose (apricot, obviously) and a refreshing first gulp quickly relaxed my fears of it resembling some of the gross lambics from a previous festival (banana was THE WORST!). This was not offensive at all, a bit too sweet for me, but a neat treat to fill a "mix your own six pack" with.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - SEP 12, 2008
On tap at the brewpub.Wow th enose on this was wonderful!Lots of fresh apricots here with a slight hint of sweetness.Pours a golden color with a small white head.This was quite refreshing.Lots of freshness of apricots that wasn’t overpowering.It was crisp and sweet with a slight hoppy finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Panzuriel (1310) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - MAR 12, 2003
Nice light yellow beer Full head. Fruit and hops aroma. Good mellow apricot flavor. Nice light mouthfeel. Good mellow finish.

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.

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.

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.


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