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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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
iowaherkeye (2696) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ADfan (616) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
mjg74 (2492) - La Mesa, California, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (9437) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
mexicelt (14) - - AUG 10, 2012
Pours a hazy light golden color. With a thick four finger head. Good retention. Smells of fermented wheat,lemon and apricot. Tastes of apricot, wheat, grass, and yeast. Apricots linger strong on the palate. An excellent summer brew. Soft and flavorful

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (6004) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUL 1, 2012
Bottle. Hazy golden color with off white head. Apricot, tart wheat, bready, fruity aromas. light body, average carbonation. Very tasty tart pale wheat, bready, fruity apricot flavors--good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joeneugs (3475) - Livermore, California, USA - APR 8, 2012
Bottle. It pours cloudy light orange with a small white head. The aroma is bready with apricots and oranges. The flavor is light and effervescent with apricots, wheat and a light tartness with more bread in the finish. Amazingly light and refreshing for the high ABV. No sweetness. I really like this brewer. Underrated in my opinion.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerguy101 (5287) - Newark, California, USA - APR 5, 2012
This is the 2011 release. Sampled on 3/31/2012. This fruit wheat pours a cloudy orange gold/apricot color from a 22oz bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is fruity and wheaty, apricot and semi-sweet. A medium bodied fruit wheat beer The malts are cereal, fruity and semi-sweet, with a nice clean apricot flavor. The hops are herbal and earthy. Decent carbonation. Flavors might be a little muted, as this is a year old bottle. Nice apricot flavors though. Not too sweet. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markwise (4543) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 14, 2012
Bomber courtesy of hophead22. Cheers, Tim! Pours a hazy yellow with a white head. Nose is apricot, wheat, bread, and citrus. Flavor is similar with apricots up front, orange and citrus in the mid, and bready grains in the finish. Apricots linger around the finish. Medium in body and a wonderful fruit flavor.

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