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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   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!


4.1
   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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (6215) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joeneugs (3973) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerguy101 (5319) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markwise (4624) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thirdeye11 (5739) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 10, 2012
(22oz bomber 2011 vintage thanks to bu11zeye) Hazy apricot/light gold body with soapy white bubbles. Nose of perm chemicals, apricot, wheat and mildly sweet. Taste of heavy sweet apricot, wheat, peach, mango puree, and sweet finish.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Errl (1934) - Plano, Texas, USA - FEB 9, 2012
22oz bottle, vintage 2011-Thanks to bu11zeye..Pour is yellowish with about no head...Nose is peach,wheat,sugar...Taste is Sugar, apricot,wheat...Palate is light and fruity.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bu11zeye (12112) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 9, 2012
(22oz bottle, 2011 vintage) Pours a hazy maize body with a small white head. Aroma of wheat, mustiness, apricot, butter, and toasted grain. Flavor of apricot, wheat, light banana, and subtle minerals.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7898) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 8, 2011
2011 Polycot on tap at the brewery. Pours with a hazed golden hued body and a lasting white head. Aromas are grainy, wheat, a bit acidic, tart apricots, fruit skin, grape tannin. Flavors are tart, grainy, fruity, some acidity, apricots, and mild alcohol. Lively bubbles with a dry finish. Nice tartness to this. Tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
StefanSD (2218) - Lakeside, California, USA - OCT 22, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2012 650 ml bottle from bev4less. Pours a cloudy yellow color with a small white head that soon recedes to a fine film. The aroma is mild and indistinct with (perhaps) sweet malts and a hint of spice. The flavor is earthy apricots with sweet breads and some biscuit character. The palate is medium with lively carbonation. Finishes long with lingering apricots and a bit of metallic aftertaste. Overall: Very tasty apricot brew.


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