italianjohn (2377) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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
kerenmk (2612) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks Ariel. Hazy blond with a lacy white head. Peach yogurt, a little lactic aroma, apricot tartiness in the mouth. Medium-bodied, smooth, soft carbonation and vinous finish.
DSG (6352) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks Ariel. Hazy yellow-golden with a nice white head. Pleasant funky aroma with apricots, white wine, oak and light spiciness. Funky flavor, sweaty, sweetish-sourish, a bit vinous, with oak, lovely fruitiness (lots of apricot), a light alcohol hint and a dry finish. Medium-bodied. Great stuff.
alexsdad06 (5924) - Ohio, USA - OCT 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle shared by Chris. Poursa hazy golden color with a medium plus sized white head. The aroma and flavor have a mild but noticeable apricot fruity character, some vinous character, wood, mild peppery notes, very nice beer.
DrSilverworm (6982) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle, big thanks to voodoofish65usf for sharing. Golden orange color. White particles in the body. Thin off-white head, some short ropes of lace. Awesome apricot, mildly peppery nose. Moderate sweet taste, light tart. Light spicy herbalness, good pepper and belgian yeast profile. Pretty nice stuff. Pepper seems to balance out the sweetness. Good balanced stuff.
ben4321 (4100) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 19, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
jbuskirk (486) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - OCT 11, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
HuskerTan (573) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - OCT 11, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
DuffMan (7037) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 2, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
Ferris (5008) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.