BuckeyeBoy (5962) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 4, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle pours out a hazy apricot topped with a small white head. Nose is light stone fruit banana spice barrel notes and some tartness funk. Taste is more of the light apricot yeast wood and light tartness.
popery (1993) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 6, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. The beer is a light gold. Liquid is moderately hazy. Fairly large white head. Puffs up nicely with fine bubbles. Some lacing, good retention. The aroma is quite nice. Sweet apricots on top of muted peppercorns. The barrel is medium-light in strength but adds a nice level of complexity to the beer with grapes, mild pleasant butter and light oak. Just a hint of sourness. The taste has moderate tartness. A bit less apricot flavor. A bit more pepper, a bunch more oak. Finish has more bitterness than I’d prefer. It’s pleasant but could use a bunch more stone fruit juiciness. Light-medium body. Lower carbonation than expected. Fairly soft feel. Solid apricot sour.
floydslip (342) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 25, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy apple cider colored beer with a medium foamy bright white head that lasts. Subtle nose of vanilla, sweet cream, and a hint of fruit, but all of it is quite light. Flavor is more rich with bright apricot, lemon curd, and a bit of white vinegar with little of the creamy notes from the aroma. I really don’t pick up the pepper, but there is a slight spicy bite in the aftertaste. Good beer.
shoulderbroken (3755) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 20, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the Watery Hole. Aroma is loads of apricot, peach too, no pepper. Very strong and boozy aroma. Taste is similar, some creaminess, fruit again, of course, maybe a touch of pepper at the end, but can hardly get it. Bit too full bodied for me.
Cavie (4305) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 15, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Kool Keg. Fairly clear orange yellow color. White head. Woody notes upfront. Fruity notes apparent; wine. Flavor is Woody, fruit and grapes, saison zest, easy finish. Nice. Some vanilla as well.
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jinroh (1175) - ESTONIA - JUL 14, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nicely hazy and dirty orange. Bit of foam. Fruity aroma, some sour notes but not too much of them. Taste is nicely funky, farmhouse style. Fruity and has still some malty backbone. Long malty and reward finish. Pretty nice actually.
TimE (5033) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 1, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
dirty amber color. Lovely sour dry nose with oak and peaches and a bit of funk. Medium full body with tons of oak. Dry funky and tart. Big lingering peach finish. Very very nice
tfratzke (97) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAY 9, 2016
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma of white wine, fruit, banana. Appearance is a murky pink orange with white head. Taste is peppery tart fruit. Some banana and clove. Slight oakiness. Nice lively carbonation. This is awesome.
rougeau13 (2592) - Richmond, Texas, USA - APR 10, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from whole foods. Chardonnay barrel aged. Hazy apricot color with a white head. Aroma of Chardonnay, apricot, light pepper and bread with a hint of banana. Tastes yeasty, fruity, and grainy with some subdued woody wine barrel and pepper. Semi-dry, a little fizzy, medium bodied. Pretty good.
KansaiBeerLvrs (4589) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 23, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nebraska Abricot au Poivre aged in Chardonnay barrels. 6.8%
This beer pours a beautiful honey gold with a thick white head that leaves soapy lacing behind.
Great aroma of fruity Chardonnay, white pepper and apricots. A bright joyful aroma.
Effervescent with a surprising tart fruity hit, then soft oak and pepper plus funk. A somewhat sweet tartfruit characteras well.
It finishes really dry, if you know a white wine drinker who hates beer give them this and you’ll change their mind in no time.
Wonderful with dinner, classing up my humble donburi.