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Heartland Summertime Apricot Ale

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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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A succulent summer wheat ale with a light, fruity sweetness and a pleasant bouquet of fresh apricots.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
AbbeyRoade (259) - Missouri, USA - JUL 31, 2013
Eck...this is just a plain ’ol ale. Apricot is *barely* discernable and is present as a fruity note without any particular apricot-ness. Sourness pervades the brew. Not a good drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Chapel (468) - Levittown, New York, USA - AUG 23, 2012
I’ve said it before in reviews and I’ll say it again: I have a support shop put for fit beers. This one is no exception. Some wheat flavor, but it is mostly the mild citrus of a summer apricot. A little sweet finish and it vanishes from your mouth. Ok, but forgettable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
gyllenbock (4091) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 4, 2012
On tap at Heartland Brewery and Chophouse - 43rd St, August 2012. A bit hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma and taste of apricot, malt and some light sour notes. Light mouth feel. Drinkable but a bit stale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
saxo (13458) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2012
Tap @ Heartland 43rd st. Nice head with good duration. Color is hazy amber. Aroma and taste are quite sweet with lots of apricot, notes of soap, wheat malt and hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jtclockwork (7114) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 3, 2012
Draft at brewpub. Pours apricot gold with white head. Nose and taste apricot, wheat malt, banana and hints of coriander. Lighter body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
petexner (854) - CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 24, 2011
Draft @ HB near Rockeffeler Centre. Actually I loved that brew. Fresh, fruity, smooth, nice taste and palate. Ideal summer special.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
stouby (3510) - Holbæk, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2011
Draught at Radio City. Clear dark golden with a beige head, nice lacings. Aroma moderate malty, caramel, heavy apricot. Flavor heavy sweet, light bitter/acidic. Medium body. Out of balance.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Boutip (4494) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 23, 2011
Draft: Poured a clear light orangey color ale with a small foamy head with minimal retention. Aroma of light apricot and lightly sweet malt base is OK at best. Taste is dominated by light apricot ester with a lightly sweet non-descript malt bill. Body is average with medium carbonation. This one was a non-memorable fruit beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rfg0829 (15) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 8, 2011
Aroma Fruity, pale malts, citrus Appearance Golden Amber, light white head Taste Fruity, apricots, sweet, Palate Smooth fruit finish, not too sweet, not too bitter

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ladnewton (1325) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2011
On tap at Heartland ESB, Manhattan NY on 26th July 2011. Orange body and a fair amount of mostly diminishing off-white foam. Heavy lemon and apricot scents. Sweet and acidic initial flavour in-mouth, sour lemon and apricots in finish. Medium body, and lively carbonation texture. Enjoyed as a novelty and rated as such.

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