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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.


3.1
   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.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - MAY 30, 2002
After trying the Pyramid version, I was scared to try this one. Luckily I was pleasantly surprised! It is actually good! Not great - but good for a fruit beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Panzuriel (1296) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tmoney99 (10551) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 26, 2006
Draft at brewpub. Amber color with a moderate white head that lasted and produced good lacing. Average sweet apricot aroma. Light to medium body. Medium sweet fruity flavor with a short thin finish. Good fruit brew, not my style.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JaBier (4854) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - SEP 10, 2010
Sample at CBC. Clear yellow/gold with a thin white head. Aroma of stone fruit and malt. Apricot flavor with sweet malt and a sweet creamy finish. Not a bad summer beer.

2.9
   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, there’s gonna be trouble", but after that it balanced out o.k. This could be a nice Sunday brunch beer!

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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BuckeyeSammy (539) - Palo Alto, Ohio, USA - APR 6, 2008
Apricot not too overpowering, more of a golden ale then a fruit beer. Lighly bitter kick on the tail end, good warm weather. Apricot undertones. A little bland.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4895) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2010
My friend Travis brought this one from out of state to the annual Memorial Day party. Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a caramel-amber color with a medium sized yellow-white head. The aroma was light sweet apricot. The flavor was tangy with faint apricot and a touch of nut. The beer turned a bit dry towards the finish and had light lingering apricot. Ok.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
chriso (7347) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2011
On tap at Columbus Brewing Co, Columbus OH, on 12 March 2010. Pale amber in colour. Loose white head. Quite fruity aroma. More so on the palate. Slightly sweet but not too syrupy or artificial. Light mouthfeel. I don’t usually like this sort of thing but this was OK.


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