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Monteiths Brewer’s Series Unfiltered Apricot Wheat

Formerly brewed at Monteiths Brewing Co. (DB Breweries)
Style: Fruit Beer
Greymouth, New Zealand
Serve in Flute, Shaker


on tap


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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 2.87/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.84/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 14   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Based on a traditional Bavarian Hefeweizen with added sweetness. Sun-ripened Otago apricots balance the tart, clove and banana flavours of our wheat malt and special yeast. Overlaid with a fine, noble hop to create a fresh, spicy finish. Perfect for that moment when you get to the bach.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (34322) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2012
Bottled. A hazy yellow beer with a white head. The aroma has notes of apricot and wheat. The flavor is sweet with notes of apricot and wheat, leading to a dry finish. The body is light.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (21427) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Draft at Beervana. Hazy yellow color, medium white head. Aroma of fresh fruit, citrus. Taste is softly sour apricot, white bread dough. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gnoff (9569) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 22, 2013
Draught at Royal Albert Hotel, Sydney, on July 17, 2013.
Clear straw yellow color, white head. Sweet, sugary, fruity, apricot taste. Apricot aftertaste. Medium to fizzy mouthfeel, low bitterness. Sweet, fruity, apricot scent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mkel07 (5152) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 3, 2013
500ml bottle from BWS Liquor Store. There is a lot of fruitiness in the aroma and the beer is a honey amber colour with a decent white head that quickly fades. Flavour s at and you can taste the apricot, sweet almost like apricot jam.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beersiveknown (5053) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JAN 27, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2013 Bottle at hotel in Auckland, from New World Metro
Hazy pale amber with fluffy white head that collapses to a lacing and peachy aroma. Sweet died apricot nose with a touch of sourness, initially sweet then dry and custardy, residual apricot sourness and a fairly brief finish. Not enough weiss yeast character really.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 10, 2013
Frothy head gold pour medium carbonation aromas strong apricotwheat mild banana the flavours soapy grainy wheat apricot comes through well creamy note mild banana and clove yeast taste smooth on palate the finish not bad on the palate best aftertastes yeast grain apricot a creamy note okay

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 25, 2012
So this is unfiltered. So why does it pour surprisingly clear? It has a persistent white head and has good evident carbonation. Aromas tend strongly toward apricot and carry very little else. The apricot smells natural (thankfully) and would be endearing to novice beer drinkers and appreciators of fruit alike. The mouthfeel is full and fluffy as I expected and had very gentle to bugger-all wheat character. There is a slight bitterness there, but it isn’t knockout material. A definite summer beer or good for charming the pants off a ladyfriend, but not something designed to withstand critical appraisal.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bif (2044) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 13, 2013
Pours a hazy honey golden color, with a small head that fades quickly. Aroma of apricot with a bit of citrus an banana in the background. Taste of mild apricot, some citrus and fresh wheat. Nice bitterness and a clean finish. Fairly light body, crisp and refreshing. I am not a fan of fruit beers but this one I actually did enjoy as the apricot was subtle on no extra swetness to spoil it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lunkie (1813) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAY 29, 2013
Clear yellow amber colour poor head and lacing. Sour fruit apricot malt aroma. Apricot hop malt flavour. Flat palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sevenlee (1762) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - APR 13, 2013
Pours a hazy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is light wheat, plenty of apricot, yeast and cloves. Taste is light sweet of fruit leading to a light yeasty and fruity finish. Not bad.

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