KajII (755) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - MAY 30, 2012
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. The pour was a clear light amber with a large (2-3 finger) white rocky head that diminished rapidly, down to a small collar with fair spotty lacing.
The aroma was all about the apricots with a light grain malt and a sweet yeast and had a mild note of peach and a hint of berry.
The taste was sweet and just a tad acidic with a large apricot presence throughout with the finish having a slight sweet berry undertone. The flavor lasted a very short duration proceeding the swallow with a sweet watery ending.
Mouthfeel was light in body and watery in texture with a medium carbonation.
Overall a Wheat Beer with hardly any wheat flavor, in fact the apricot flavor was so engulfing that basically that was all you tasted...
blutt59 (5877) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 22, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
bottled, thanks to Deano, orange amber color with no foam, aroma and flavor is decent apricot, not too sugary, plain watery finish
boto (1759) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - NOV 19, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught @ So. Portland Pub: This one ours a clear golden color. There was almost no head: just a wisp of a white head. There was no lacing. The aroma is lighter. Faint apricot and wheat. Apricot taste, but not overpowering. Wheat in background. Refreshing.
Patrickctenchi (2484) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - OCT 11, 2013
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Clear, honey gold with a small, white head.
Itís not really up my alley, but it IS what it says it is.
Too sweet, too fruity, too soft.
merc7186 (1466) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 5, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
The beers appears okay with a very clear golden color to it, which is weird because wheat beers are typically a little hazy. There was very little head but beer was well carbonated. The smell instantly comes off with an obvious apricot smell, mild wheat and yeast scents too. The taste is okay with a solid yeasty wheat flavor and a mild following of apricot, but definitely a lot of carbonation, almost like drinking soda water. The mouthfeel is mediocre with some mild bitterness and lingering wheat but fades fast. Overall, this beer is okay, it tastes great after being outside all day in the hot sun but nothing impressive and not even close to the best apricot wheat Ive ever had.
ThisWangsChung (638) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a clear golden color with plenty of evident carbonation. The head is a creamy one finger off-white shade. It doesnít fade so much as slowly settle after a while.
S: I do get a little bit of apricot...but I also get something else. BUTTER. More specifically, buttered popcorn. Hey, this is brewed by Shipyard, so I guess itís not really a surprise. While I donít like the aroma, I canít help inhaling this - itís like a car crash for the olfactory senses.
T: Can you say diacetyl bomb? It really opens the brew up in a not-so-pleasing manner. Give it a few more sips, and the buttered popcorn flavor gradually turns into a generic apricot one. About the only good thing here is that itís not (massively) cloying. All that diacetyl doiní itís job, I sípose.
M: Carbonation is strong, but not harsh. It still makes me gassy, though. Nor did I expect it to be this dry - or maybe I should say less dry than the typical fruit beer. Like I said, at least itís not cloying.
O: This one is no good, but not horrible enough to drainpour. Basically a case of right idea, wrong execution. Next!
puboflyons (1672) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 5, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle no 0234P. It pours a golden yellow color with a quick lasting white fizzy head that diminishes right away. The nose is about 85% apricot and 15% anything else if I can find it. Not much wheat that I notice but maybe some clean, crisp hops. The body is light and refreshing. The taste is immensely fruity sweet with a hint of clean hops finishing it up. I can see how this might be appealing on a 90 degree hot and humid day. An acquired taste.
ShowmemoreBeer (26) - - SEP 5, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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 wifeís motherís girlfriend would definitely drink this fruity beer. Im al for that. Oh, dont forget your BigRed with this one. I know my wifeís motherís girlfrind was chewing on Big Red after she drank a few of these.
jbruner (1686) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 31, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a clear gold with dissipating white head. Aroma is wheat and apricot, metallic. Taste follows, sweet and shitty.
Emeister84 (633) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 2, 2013
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Aromas of apricot, sourdough bread, and cheap perfume. Clear yellow with a barely lasting, off-white head. Dry, fruity, tastes more like peaches and cream than apricot, and a little harsh at the end. Light-medium bodied, low carbonation, and finishes with some astringency.
jnkor (312) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light clear yellow with tiny white head. Aroma is sickly fruit sweet, apricot. Taste starts sweet and nice but dies a bitter acrid death. Palate is drinkable and frothy.