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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.


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. Iíd say it is highly underrated.

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.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (8054) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2006
Thanks to Ohio Dad for this. The pour was hazy dark copper with 2-finger white head. Nice big apricot aroma, with some perfumy florals, berries, caramel malt. This aroma is outstanding. The flavor was fruity, with a lot of natural apricot flavor, plus a good amount of peaches, some caramel malt, and subdued finishing hops. Medium palate. Well done.

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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - JAN 12, 2004
Had this at the Brewpub as my appetizer. Nose of citrus & pine. Light apricot tones are present also. Light sparkling golden amber. The thin white frothy head is quickly diminishing with light lacing. The brew starts spicy with a heavy acidic middle and a toasty apricot finish. The medium creamy and lively body feels slightly cloying at the finish. A very good fruit beer.

3.5
   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.

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.

3.5
   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 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.

3.5
   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.


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