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Hangar 24 Local Fields: Polycot

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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 16   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Polycot is a wheat beer brewed with hundreds of pounds of organic apricots grown in Southern California’s High Desert. We brew this beer during the very small window of time when the apricots are at their peak of freshness, usually early July. The pureed apricots add a wonderful fruit flavor to the beer and combine with the wheat for a refreshing tart finish. This beer goes down smooth, but at over 1.5 times the alcohol of the Orange Wheat, it will sneak up on you. Additional Information: The name Polycot (Poly=Many cot=Apricot) is a modification of the original name Paulycot. Paul-yicot was named for owner Ben Cook’s friend Paul who provided the apricots for the initial batch. Hangar 24 would also like to acknowledge and thank the many volunteers who spend hours pitting (and de-stickering) thousands of apricots for the brew. We couldn’t make this wonderful beer without you!


3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4099) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 20, 2014
Bottle (thanks to goodbyeohio for sharing)... Poured hazy, pale yellow with a white head. This was awesome stuff and worked well in hot weather. Apricots dried it out, and created a wonderful stone fruit flavor to match the wheat characters. Some estery notes too. Smooth and easy drinking and came off as a session even with its 7.2%. Could drink a ton of this stuff.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DedicatedToFun (2122) - Santa Monica, California, USA - DEC 12, 2013
Interesting fruit beer, on tap at the commons ale house, hmmm decent and drinkable

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrymel (1477) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Lists itself on the bottle as a “wheat-wine style ale brewed with fresh apricots” Bottled: unk Pours a light golden hazed ale with scatter surface white foams. Smells of wheat, pepper, a little sugar, some hints of apricot blossoms (rather than the meaty fruit I do so love) and a hint of almost American yeast. Pleasant, but simple nose. Flavor is nice and fruity now, a good hit of apricots, very sweet, however. A little bit of the wheat character in the back. Full bodied with low carb and a watery finish. Of the wheatwines I’ve had, this one is pretty decent, but nonetheless, this just may not be my style. Serving type: bottle 09-14-2012

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
merc7186 (1957) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 7, 2013
A: Hazy Golden Straw/Orangish Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head Ring, Minimal Lacing S: Wheat, Apricots T: Apricots, Oranges, Wheat M: Average Carbonation, Light to Medium Bodied, Mildly Sweet Overall, a nice refreshing wheat ale, very drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (6302) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 25, 2013
Bottle from Capitol Beer, Sacramento. Pours cloudy golden with a thick white head and a fruity aroma. There is a light malt flavor with a pleasant apricot taste. A bit thin but quite refreshing.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (9728) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 21, 2013
A hazed golden ale with a thick frothy off white head. In aroma, a light grassy malt with light peaches, powdery, OK. In mouth, a sweet fruity malt with peaches, light soapy notes, grassy, OK. Bottle at Downtown Brew fest LV 2013.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
peteinSD (1333) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 29, 2013
On Tap. Very attractive hazy orange and yellow color with a white head. Light tart, slight apricot, and clean, light grain in the aroma. Taste is very clean with light tart fruit (hard to pick out apricot), dry grain, and perhaps some residual lemon. Not quite a fruit beer but certainly not a hefeweizen. Decent.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rocketman2013 (108) - Texas, USA - AUG 16, 2013
Served on tap. Light sweet aroma. Very cloudy almost milky, pale yellow, light head with persistent lacing. Tart fruity taste of apricots. Thin feel and high carbonation goes with the fruit well. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (8159) - San Diego County, California, USA - AUG 9, 2013
Tap at Beachwood Seal Beach. Cloudy full haze glowing gold. Webby lace. Estery but sticky malty nose. Taste is bright, mildly buttery with a finish of juicy and tangy yellow fruit. Peaches and bananas here. Actually pretty good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (7572) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Sample at Kinetic Brewing Company. Cloudy bright yellow-gold pour with a medium white head that diminishes steadily. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of wheat, apricot and herbs. Medium body with flavors of yeast, apricots and bready malt. The finish is fruity with an apricot and yeast aftertaste. Decent all around.


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