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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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - DEC 26, 2002
margarine yellow, brassy as a new trombone, head shows obligatory white top, neither slacking off nor doing back-flips to impress. light fruity sweetness of caramel is enhanced with some apricot-- no rocket science here. i use íapricotí as a discriptor fairly often to articulate various dark fruity malt aromas, so, in theory, itís not a bad fruit to use deliberately as an agent of flavoring. good carbonation, sweetness and bitterness all crowd on the front seat and donít bicker. the echo of hops was pleasant, as was my surprise with this modest, quenching beer.

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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nuplastikk (4399) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 8, 2009
Draft at the brewpub. Filtered, slightly hazy orange color. Not aggressively fruited, the apricot is actually quite well incorporated. A nice sour tangy aftertaste. Easy drinking stuff. Sweet, malty, watery body. Unique.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dogbrick (8141) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 27, 2002
Definitely better than Pyramidís version, as the apricot flavor is much more subdued. Pretty orange hue and minimal head/lacing. Stong apricot in the nose that luckily does not translate much to the taste.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
edden (926) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 28, 2003
9/28/03: bottle.
bright orange-brown body. no head, no lacing. hoppy, apricot nose. spice and hops to the taste with additional evidence of malt. finish has notes of honey and additional spice.

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.

3.3
   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. Iím 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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
heemer77 (5100) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
donvitozou (141) - memphis, Tennessee, USA - JUL 19, 2006
not bad for a fruit beer. from 12oz bottle. clear amber with some head. apricot flavor is faint but nice. the fruit blends with the hops well. im not usually a fan of fruit beers but this one wasnt bad

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Braudog (5743) - Hampton, Virginia, 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.


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