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RATINGS: 293   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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Sea Dog Apricot Wheat Beer is a crisp and quenching wheat ale with a subtle essence of fresh apricots.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ShowmemoreBeer (28) - - SEP 5, 2013
OK first off the aroma, who does not like apricots. Second Appearance, who does not like a bottle with a big fluffy white dog wearing a yellow rain hat, third taste, who does not like any beer at work. Fourth palate, who does not like the taste of fruit after drinking a beer, and finally overall not a bad beer. Not my favorite but at work It is a nice break from running the chainsaw, if you know what I mean. My wife’s mother’s girlfriend would definitely drink this fruity beer. Im al for that. Oh, dont forget your BigRed with this one. I know my wife’s mother’s girlfrind was chewing on Big Red after she drank a few of these.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
drpimento (2356) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 19, 2015
Appearance is about the best thing here, although I suspect there’re foaming agents. Aroma is faintly apricot extract. Flavor is also not like fresh apricots, more like an apricot soda pop with some beery flavorings added. Body is thin. This is a one and done.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (33597) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2015
From tap. Pours cloudy orange with a small white head. Aroma is dense apricot/peachy. Sweet fruity impression. Mellow. Floral. Light bitter and lingering fruity finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
alexsdad06 (6450) - Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2015
12 oz. bottle from backlog notes. Pours a clear golden color with a small off white head. The aroma was rather mild with pale wheat malt and some apricot fruitiness. The flavor has pale wheat malts and apricot fruitiness, light beer, no reason to revisit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkmagus82 (1917) - - OCT 14, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 4-10-14- Poured from bottle into a pint glass Appearance – The beer pours a clear golden amber color with a one finger head of fizzy white foam and tons of carbonation bubbles seen streaming up through the brew. The head fades quite fast leaving only a light level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – A strong peach and apricot aroma is the bulk of the smell. These are combined with a bit of a wheaty and grassy smell producing a nice sweet, fruity aroma overall. Taste – The taste begins with a wheat bread and apricot flavor right from the start. These flavors create a base for the brew with the wheat remaining relative constant and the apricot gaining strength as the flavor advances. Along with the slight increase in the apricot, comes some flavors of a peach nature, accentuating the fruity nature of the brew as the taste advances. A very light grassy flavor joins the taste at the end of the flavor profile, leaving one with a medium sweet, but rather crisp, fruity apricot and peach flavor, to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thinner side with a carbonation level that is on the slightly higher side. Both are fantastic for the fruity flavors of the brew and make for a very refreshing and more crisp brew overall. Overall – A not overly sweet and quite drinkable apricot ale. Rather refreshing and easy drinking.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
slowrunner77 (6336) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 23, 2014
"Like a fruit perfume on the nose. Too light bodied and flavored to be taken too seriously, but not quite as bad as the 3rd percentile would imply. Pleasant apricot flavor, but NOTHING else. Weak, if non-offensive."

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
douglas88 (6703) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 23, 2014
12 ounce bottle from the Belmont bargain bin. Pours a clear golden color with a medium white head. A big sweet grains and apricot nose. Wheat, sweet apricot, sugary at times, a bit of dusty wheat and yeast. OK. Drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
HuskerTan (662) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JUL 25, 2014
Bottle. A- Apricots, fruity, sugar, sweet. A- Golden orange color, clear liquid, no head. T- Apricots, medium sweetness, P- Light body, average texture, high carbonation, sweet finsh. O- Almost good. The apricot was artificial and too sugary tasting, as well as being slightly cloying. The carbonation was so high it felt like drinking a apricot soda or something. As with other Sea Dog brews I have had, they are close to being good but just not quite there. No exception with this one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bulk_Carrier (2443) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Reviewed from notes. Consumed on tap at Federal Jack’s. This was poured into a pint glass. There was a quarter finger white foamy head that dissipated within second (bar pour) no worries. There was barely any lacing. The smell did have the apricot to it. The taste took the apricot and added a slight heavy grainy kick to it (yup, that must be the wheat). On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a slight sessionable quality to it letting go half decent with food. Overall, not a bad beer, but not a stellar one. It goes down the hatch best with food.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lb4lb (2569) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Smells strongly of apricot. Taste is smooth fruity apricot, wheat. Decent. Not bitter at all. Lives up to name but could use a touch more crisp carbonation and hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevdwiz (7) - - MAY 4, 2014 does not count
Wow not what I expected. Tasted like real apricot, not artificial or overpowering or underwhelming. I dont drink fruity beers but this was well worth the try. Great wheat beer with a apricot aroma and taste although not sweet. A soft refreshing beer. Rated unjustly by the beer snobs on here

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