BucannonXC5 (1214) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 1, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
hombrepalo (1971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
J_man (860) - Tustin, California, USA - NOV 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
1FastSTi (3358) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lots of apricots! Clean wheaty finish. Super easy drinking. I saw no flaws in this beer and quite enjoyed it.
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Shooter42 (131) - California, USA - OCT 10, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
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.
jtclockwork (12131) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 8, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - SEP 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - SEP 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
ADfan (737) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.