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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 16   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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!

iowaherkeye's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
iowaherkeye (2703) - 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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (8982) - Reno, Nevada, USA - NOV 19, 2015
Nice fresh fruit aroma - like you’re in the field. Medium bodied and easy drinking. Slightly sweet and tart. Light hops. I’d get again if it were 12 oz.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (12540) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 11, 2015
Bomber poured a hazy yellow with a lasting white head. Aromas of wheat, apricot and light yeast. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth with a dry lightly tart finish. Flavors of wheat, apricot and light yeast with a smooth dry lightly tart lingering apricot finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (11659) - Escondido, California, USA - SEP 12, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours cloudy yellow with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is moderate apricot, earthy wheat malt. Flavor is medium sweet and lightly tart apricot, earthy wheat malt and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (9651) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 26, 2015
22 oz bottle. (Beverages 4 Less) Santee, CA.
Cloudy yellow colour with a small frothy white head. Super tart and sour aroma with mild fruitiness in the aroma. Really Berliner Weisse style. The flavour is tartness, sourness, bitterness and fruitiness. Less apricots in the aroma or the flavour than I thought. But it’s a nice brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thegreenrooster (3810) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 31, 2015
Pour is a cloudy yellow with a small white head. Aroma has plenty of fruit. Apricot’s I guess. It’s been a while since I’ve had a fresh one. Flavor is a nice and fresh apricot fruitiness with a bit of citric tartness after the swallow. Not your typical fruity wheat beer with some artificial flavoring added. This is real, fresh and flavorful.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BOLTZ7555 (3003) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 14, 2015
Hazy light honey pour with a decent ivory cap. Tons of juicy apricot is enjoyed both in the nose and flavor but the base beer just doesn’t spin me in circles. Not a bad beer on a hot AZ summer day...might have to revisit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - DEC 30, 2014
Not bad at all. Truth in advertising -- wheat, apricots, blah blah blah. I wouldn’t me a bit less sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SHIG (4378) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - DEC 19, 2014
Bottle at Anchorage Sept ’14 Tasting: Poured a hazy yellow color with a white head. Aroma was fruit filled apricot. Nice soapy wheat and fruity apricot taste, definitely not your ordinary fruit added wheat beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4198) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 20, 2014
Bottle (thanks to goodbyeohio for sharing)... Poured hazy, pale yellow with a white head. This was awesome stuff and worked well in hot weather. Apricots dried it out, and created a wonderful stone fruit flavor to match the wheat characters. Some estery notes too. Smooth and easy drinking and came off as a session even with its 7.2%. Could drink a ton of this stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - DEC 12, 2013
Interesting fruit beer, on tap at the commons ale house, hmmm decent and drinkable

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