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RATINGS: 155   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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An artful interpretation of a Belgian-style Saison created with Apricot Puree and Black Pepper. Aged for 6 months in third-use French Oak Chardonnay barrels.Delicate flavors and aromas of oak, apricot, chardonnay, and pepper intertwined in the barrel to achieve a flavor profile that is simultaneously complex and delightful.

2012 Los Angeles International Commercial Beer Competition Gold Medal Fruit Beer
2011 Los Angeles International Commercial Beer Competition Silver Medal Fruit & Vegetable Beer 2012 Los Angeles International Commercial Beer Competition – Gold Medal – Fruit Beer 2014 Los Angeles International Commercial Beer Competition – Silver Medal – Fruit Beer


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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
italianjohn (2351) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2012
Hazy golden blonde pour, thin ring of white head and light sticky lacing ... aroma of apricots, fruity saison yeast and sour .... light chardonnay and oak ... taste is very dry and oaky with grapes, sour, light bitter and peppery bite with the spicy saison yeast coming out as well .... finish is lightly bitter and spicy ... apricots kind of get lost a little in the flavor, but its a solid sessionable brew


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ben4321 (4027) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Bottle shared at Dave’s Bachelor Party, 9/27/14. Thanks to whoever shared this.
I enjoyed this beer quite a bit. The fruity flavors and the barrel aging worked extremely well together. I found the aroma to be the standout component. Really quite an excellent brew.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Elwood (3311) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Serving: 750 ml. bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours a hazy copper color with a pillowy white head. The nose starts off with the oaky chardonnay notes and transitions to dried apricot and a touch of pepper. The barrel character shares even space with the yeast and fruit notes on the palate. Nice interplay of flavors here. Light and soft on the tongue with just enough dryness on the back end. A rather tasty beverage.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jbuskirk (455) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - OCT 11, 2014
First of all, props to Nebraska Brewing for making an extremely sexy Farmhouse Ale. Even by high Saison standards, Apricot Au Poivre is drop-dead bodacious. Aroma is yeasty and fruity - no big surprise there but it’s quite good. Yeast really owns the flavor here. It’s sour (lemon and vinegar sensations), a touch spicy, fruity, and earthy. I like the use of apricot here, it creates a uniquely citrusy flavor and helps to mellow the big yeasty tastes. While I’ve had heavily yeast-focused beers that I’ve liked more (Belgian brews and Boulevard’s Tank 7), Apricot Au Poivre is undoubtedly among the best of Nebraska’s beers - I mean the state as a whole, not just the brewery. The name can make things confusing.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HuskerTan (516) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - OCT 11, 2014
Bottle. A- Funk, apricots, peaches, chlorine, white wine. A- Orange color, cloudy body, white head. T- Funky, brett, white wine, subtle woodiness, apricots. P- Medium body, average texture, medium carbonation, funky finish. O- My 500th rating. Had to make it a local Nebraska brew and one of the best beers from Nebraska according to statistics. I was excited to pop this one open and get to drinking. Overall, it left me pleased but not overly excited. The pepper and spice was so subtle it was hardly noticeable. Nothing other than the funk and some apricot flavor stood out. Just didn’t live up to the expectations I had, especially for over $20 a bomber. I’d still like to try the Black Betty though.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DuffMan (6886) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 2, 2014
Bottle, shared with Ferris and Parksy. Very hazy orange-kissed gold with some fine particles toward the end. Nice head retention. Lightly funky, notes of hay and apricot, with lovely wood and peppercorn notes in the finish. Elegant and interesting.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (4500) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 27, 2014
Bottle - Funky stone fruit and lots of tropical fruit. Cloudy and particulate orange with a white head. Peppery, grass and stone fruit. Dry finish and effervescent. Really nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Salmoniform (832) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - SEP 8, 2014
Poured from bottle to glass. Hazy golden hue with fizzy white head. Aroma is straw, lactic, apricot, peppercorn, funk. Mouthfeel is great with a medium light body and sharp carbonation. Taste is dry throughout with a nice tannic finish. Overall this is a good brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ineedbeer (792) - Oakland, California, USA - AUG 23, 2014
From a 750 ml bottle. Aroma is rather fruity with some nice apricot character. Light notes of other stone fruit notes as well as some grain character. Pours a hazy, pale, golden orange with a small, thick white head that exhibits nice retention. Moderate lacing and medium sized legs. Flavor has some light grain notes with medium light apricot character. Light bitterness with a drying finish. Hints of other stone fruit and medium light phenolic character. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall, a rather nice beer but the flavor lacks the complexity and slightly citrus character that I prefer in most fruit saisons. A touch on the harsh and astringent side overall.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JBPortland (842) - Portland, Maine, USA - AUG 7, 2014
750ml bottle pours semi clear hazy pale orange with 2 finger head. Nose is rustic grain, dough, apricot, fruit, hay. Taste is similar with nice juicy apicot and fruit notes, held up by a soft earthy grain and light doughy malt. Finish is dry, with some soft barrel notes and fruity apricot. Quite good!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lukaduke (2244) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUL 2, 2014
Poours a slightly hazy dull golden color with two fingers of fizzy suds. Nose has lots of funky apricot, wet barrel and foggy field grain. Palate follows with heavy vinous tannic notes that start out very tight but open nicely and shine some rustic grain and chardonnay character that priovide a nice base for the juicy apricot notes to round out the palate and add a pleasing balance to the funk. Very nice.


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