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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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American wheat ale. Light to medium body. Refreshing. Golden amber with the delicate aroma and flavor of apricot. Perfect any time of year.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
auerbrau (3177) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - OCT 2, 2007
On tap at the brewpub. Aroma gives a musk of coconut body lotion, tinted with fruit flesh and some lip gloss. Edging artificial, but staying clean and leaving the ugly confrontation between malt and fruit behind for a more subtle expression of fruit sugars. Pours a rich straw, headed with a white crisp edge. Flavor is full and moves into a different range, with reduced apricot candy, lots of plum and peach, in juice form, balanced with honey and malt sugar. Again, edging artificial but staying clean and not get skunky or off, which I guess is the unintentional goal of most fruit beers. Coconut meat pops up as do higher florals in the orchid and hibiscus range. Finishes out a little wet and palate lies slightly sticky, but there’s a curbing edge of puckering sourness that gives it a more clean snap at the end, lending nice drinkability. Fresh, bright, clean, alive and friendly. All I can ask for in a brewpub’s perfunctory fruit offering, I suppose.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 07/24/2007
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub

clear dark gold, scant head, light fruity aroma, sweet fruity flavor, a bit of raspy wheat character, some good rich malt brings depth and keeps it from being too much of a fruit wheat beer

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 2.8/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 19, 2007
On tap at the brewpub on 5/16/07: Pours a transparent effervescent dark golden bronze with a nicely-lacing white head. Aroma of sweet, fruity apricots with a hint of tartness and wheat. Body starts somewhat fizzy and fructose sweet drying out slightly with some earthy, grainy wheat and a touch of citrusy. Decently balanced and drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 30, 2007
Draft at brewpub. Pours a pale gold with some orange hues. Nice bold apricot aroma with a some pale wheat malts in the background. Flavor of apricot that is not overdone, with an adequate amount of hops to balance it out. Lots of residual sweetness. I did not find the transitions on the palate to be very smooth. Still enjoyable though.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cheap (4057) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2007
Ubiquitous pale yellow american lager color. Barely any apricot aroma, but what I do smell is a little fruity. This is clear for a wheat, I was expecting at least some haze. Has a slight wheat taste but there is an absence of apricot in the flavor. I do detect some hay like qualities. Even with the absence of apricot flavors, this beer is friendly and likable. Good creamy carbonation. Not sweet but there definitely is some fruit in there, I just can’t identify it as apricots. Overall, not bad, enjoyable and friendly. Probably one of the better fruit beers out there simply because you cannot taste much fruit, if any, in this brew. Very little, if any, bitterness on the finish or during the session. Does not really come across like a fruit beer, it is more like a good well mannered pale yellow american lager.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4918) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2011 One of the best fruit beers out there. Sampled on draft at the brewery this beer poured a rich golden color with a small white head. The aroma was robustly sweet and tangy apricot. The flavor was strong, sweet and juicy fresh apricot with a light wheaty malt undertone. This is a great fruit beer that still tastes like "beer" yet has a strong "real" fruit flavor. Not too sweet.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
binz001 (7) - USA - APR 16, 2007 does not count
Very mellow but noticeable apricot flavor. Actually tasted more like beer than cough syrup like other fruit beers.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonnabrix (137) - Newberrytown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2007
For a fruit beer, this was great. Sweet and refreshing apricot flavor was very noticeable, but did not overtake the fact that this is BEER. Some hops and wheat flavors present, nicely balanced.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (8037) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 22, 2006
UPDATED: APR 1, 2009 Draught at the brewery. Slightly hazy yellow and orange color. Lightly sour orange and grapefruit rind scents. Flavor is similar, with a light tartness present which is particularily nice. Has some light apricot rind and wheat flavors throughout, though stronger and more pronounced in the finish. Lightly tart, lightly biting on the tongue. OK overall, a bit pale and lacking depth, but drinkable, and thankfully not overwhelmed with cheap fruit flavors like so many other fruit beers.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jason (1681) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2006
Lite apricot overtone. Balanced bitter hops thru out the ale. Decent wheat ale but not one of my favorites from otto’s (They have too many to choose from!)


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