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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 16   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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!


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
1FastSTi (3344) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 18, 2012
Bottle from kasey, thanks! This one pours cloudy golden yellow with am ally white head. Nose is grainy, toasty, fruity, light citrus, sweet fruit and maybe some spiciness. Flavor is sweeter than the nose suggests. Again grainy malts, spices, fruits, toasted malts and spices either from yeast or malt or whatever. Evidently that’s an apricot flavor of fruit that I’m tasting. Medium body. Medium low carbonation. Full and alternatively flavored brew which makes it interesting. Glad to have tried this one.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Shooter42 (131) - California, USA - OCT 10, 2012
The appearance of his beer is amazing and the true color of ripe apricots. However the taste was very disappointing, as I picked up no apricot favors in this wheat beer. I will stick to drinking the Samuel Smith Apricot in the future.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jtclockwork (11029) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 8, 2012
Bottle. Pours cloudy apricot. White lacing. Nose and taste of lemon, wheat malt, cheap lemon vending machine candy, apricot and banana. Medium to medium/light body. Mild spice in finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - SEP 23, 2012
Appearance: Pours a bright yellow gold with a small white film.

Aroma: Citrus bouquet. Apricot. Beautiful.

Taste: Fruity tangy apricot jam, banana forward wheat profile. No bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied. Juicy. Moderate bubbles.

Overall: Super refreshing, and the alcohol is so well hidden.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
iowaherkeye (2698) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - SEP 1, 2012
22oz bomber, no date, $6.99 picked up this morning from Olive Tree Market in OB. Pours a little hazier than their Orange Wheat, with a tighter white head, fading to a thick ring and miniscule film. Definite apricot and wheat in the nose, just a touch tart--fairly less than the Orange Wheat. Flavor follows suit, though the malts do seem richer and add more depth, due to the alcohol. Semi-dry finish that isn’t as crisp as the Orange Wheat, bitterness peaked at a 1-2. Low carbonation with a medium body. Not quite as refreshing as the Orange Wheat, but a good beer in its own right.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ADfan (659) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 1, 2012
Hazy yellow color in the glass. Aroma of fruit and apricots explode from the glass. Taste is more apricots and a blend of other fruits. I’m not big on fruit beer’s but this is a very good blend and an excellent summer beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
mjg74 (2852) - Salem, Oregon, USA - AUG 14, 2012
Bomber from Windy City. Sweet fruit and wheat dominate the aroma of this brew. Slick wheat flavoring along with a little spice and a touch of sweetness from the apricots.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (10320) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 14, 2012
Cloudy apricot/gold pour with a white head. Loads of yeast, some apricot, wheat and lemon peel. Flavor is light, yeasty, light apricot, and wheat.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oc4111 (119) - USA - AUG 12, 2012
22oz bomber poured into a large wheat beer glass. Pours a cloudy yellow with minimal head and no lacing. Aroma is apricots, yeast, lemon. Taste is refreshing apricot, lemon, some yeast. If this weren’t 7.2% abv I think it would be the ideal summer beer.


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