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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
peteinSD (1416) - 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.

   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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (9102) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (8965) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 8, 2013
Bottle:   Pale straw, extremely hazy, thick, moderate to large frothy white head, spotty lacing.   Fruity nose, seems like Apricot or even immature peach.   Not as bright as I was hoping tho.   Big wheaty mouthfeel, sweet, soft fruitiness that at this time seems a bit non-descript.   It doesn’t scream Apricot to me.   However, as it warms it becomes a bit more apparent.   Because of its big wheatiness, this one is fairly full bodied.   Backside is clean, lingering Apricot, albeit a bit subtle.   Very surprised to see this is 7.2% as it doesn’t drink like it at all.   Thanks Ron for the bottle!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11317) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 20, 2012
22oz bottle-shared by jtclockwork-white-cloudy straw. A-apricot, lt malt/wheat. T-apricot/lemon, lt malt/wheat, some spice @backend.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BucannonXC5 (990) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 1, 2012
22-oz.bomber into a pint glass at my house on Dec. 1, 2012 (purchased for $4.99 at Bine and Vine in Kensington (San Diego, Calif.) on Nov. 29, 2012. Hazy straw grapefruit with a finger of light gray head that dissipated very quickly. No retention on the top or on the sides. Smelled apricot, peach, pear, sour fruit, wheat, lemon grass, honey and some skunkiness. Tasted similar to the nose. Got sour fruit, tart fruit, apricot, pear, peach, lemon grass and still that slight bit of skunkiness. Light body. Thin texture. Fizzy (high) carbonation. Abrupt finish. Decent beer overall. Probably about what I expected, but I’d have it again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hombrepalo (1911) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2012
Champagne like pour with light carbonation. Sweet peach and wheat aroma, Flat fruity starts out fruity peachy but then ends with a messy malt aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
J_man (760) - Tustin, California, USA - NOV 9, 2012
Wheat beer aroma with a touch of ripe fruit. Cloudy pale yellow with a soapy white head. Smooth witbier taste with a nice touch of orange and apricot and a mild tart/sourness. Reminds me a lot of their Orange Wheat beer with a bit more fruit. The extra alcohol is completely hidden. Delicious and refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
1FastSTi (3341) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 8, 2012
Lots of apricots! Clean wheaty finish. Super easy drinking. I saw no flaws in this beer and quite enjoyed it.

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