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Okanagan Spring Apricot Summer Weizen

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Brewed by Okanagan Spring Brewery (Sapporo)
Style: Fruit Beer
Vernon, Canada
Serve in Flute, Shaker

bottled
common

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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.79   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Our Brewmaster had added his own twist to this traditionally-brewed Weizen, which pours to a cloudy, golden amber colour. The result is a craft brew with a hint of apricot to give it a refreshing seasonal taste.


2.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Travlr (11812) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 2, 2014
Sample at Atlantic Beer Festival Moncton. Hazy yellow color, medium white head. Aroma of fresh apricot. Taste is very sweet apricot.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (12552) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 12, 2014
Can. Cloudy peachy colour, strong apricot aroma, smells fairly sugary. Sweet apricot, with a touch of wheaty acidity.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Eructoblaster (3015) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 6, 2014
Bottle - 341ml. Nice, cloudy golden body with a thin white creamy head. Lught malty/hoppy aroma with strong apricot hints. Taste is somewhat bland and lacks both complexity and strength. Ends with a short yeasty/fruity finish. Ordinary.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jercraigs (7812) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 15, 2014
2014-06-22. Strong artificial seeming apricot aroma. Orange body with a modest white head. Flavour has similar strong apricot fruit, sort of floral and perfumey. Average bodied palate, modest carbonation. Okay, but I don’t love the perfumey quality to it. On tap at The Rhino, Toronto

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Rae723 (5) - Calgary, CANADA - JUL 14, 2014 does not count
Aroma mostly consistant of the apricot with a bit of wheaty-ness. Appearance was cloudy amber with a light head. Taste is malty with the tartness of apricot. palate is average. Overall not terrible, but nothing special.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
TheRatKing (116) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 9, 2014
Dammit. I don’t much like apricots to begin with, and Okanagan snuck this one into my mixer pack by using the extra-tiny writing. You bastards. Well, I already poured it. No head to speak of, but it does have an attractive cloudy amber colour. Smells like apricots... almost as bad as peaches. Flavour has an almost Belgian note to it, citrusy, and definitely rich with apricot... sigh. Look, this beer does nothing at all for me, but if you like an apricot beer, this one is seriously worth a try. I’d rate it in the high 1’s for being an apricot beer, but out of fairness I will give it an unbiased number...

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
UXO (208) - CANADA - JUN 26, 2014
Pours a hazy gold with a two finger creamy off-white cap, decent retention and moderate lacing. Nose is artificial and overwhelming apricot, with additional fruit, sugary malt, and perfume. Taste is dominated by apricot, with little or no wheat presence. Light body, moderate carbonation, semi-sweet saccharine finish. Blah. Regardless of whether it’s actually fake or not, it tastes fake. And when I say "perfume", I don’t mean "hot chick on the elevator" perfume, I mean "grandma in the nursing home, vain attempt to mask the ever-pervasive odour of urine" perfume. It’s not quite as bad as a macro lager, but let’s face it, what is? I honestly can’t see a scenario in which I ever have another one of these, that doesn’t also involve ice-pick lobotomies.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
VincentDamon (325) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 15, 2014
Cette bière fruitée de couleur dorée, pêche, crée une mousse généreuse lorsqu’on la verse et offre un nez de jus de fruits de pêche artificielle où le sucre est très présent et factice. En bouche, c’est également très fruité : les abricots et les pêches sonnent la charge, mais un goût malté accompagne le tout, amenant un bel équilibre. Pourtant, après quelques gorgées, le côté artificiel et sucré finit par tomber sur les nerfs : il y a un manque de subtilité et de finesse qui me dérangent... Cheers!

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
shorlin (650) - St. John’s, Newfoundland, CANADA - JUN 14, 2014
Head is nice white weizen, beer is cloudy muddy orange yellow. Aroma is all apricot, dried and concentrated. Actually not very tasty. Initially loads of apricot taste, not much wheat. A miss, in my opinion.

1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Reimer96 (1219) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 8, 2014
Pours lightly hazy golden copper with a white head. Aroma of sweet apricot, malts and light fruity floral esthers. Taste is like apricot juice with very little presence of wheat... Not a good summer beer.


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