Jimthechap (1941) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 28, 2011
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
From the archives: I’ll be honest and say that I wasn’t a fan of this one. The apricot aromas were incongruous with what I was expecting from a summer wheat beer, but I persevered and finished the bottle. I drank it exactly as intended, as a summer quencher (it was hot and I was as thirsty as hell) and for all intents and purposes, it seemed to work, but I wouldn’t go back for another.
DuffMan (7542) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 22, 2009
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Sampled on tap at the brewery. Hmmmm, I think this is just the summer limited release apricot wheat with a different tap handle! Tastes exactly as I remember the summer apricot ale-- light with a candy peachiness. Meh.
RichardGretton (4379) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2008
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught@Speights Ale House, Queenstown, New Zealand. Golden beer with a nice strong apricot aroma. The flavour is bitter with a mild apricot body and a mellow apricot finish. Overall a reasonable themed beer, the apricot works ok.
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2008
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
(On tap) Clear, pale golden with a small, white head. Weird aroma of fruit bubblegum. Thin body, sharp chemical and artificial fruit notes. Also somewhat astringent, chemical finish. Supposedly an apricot wheat? 250108
NoiZe (2323) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - JAN 16, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I’ve had this one in New Zealand on my honeymoon.
It mentioned wheat beer. A lot of apricot in the flavor and aroma! Fruity with some hints of being a wheat.
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 30, 2007
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Draught at the Speights Ale House in Petone (Wellington), a clear gold with a filmy head. A syrupy apricot flavour, quite sweet. A bitter and malty palate, the apricot syrup follows in a very sweet finish. A bit gimmicky and even the girls struggled with it (Surely the target ’market’ here).
beerledgend (1197) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 2, 2007
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Pale yellow straw colour, Big Apricot aroma. Flavour of apricote drowns out any whet that there may have been. Definitly one to grab female drinkers.
bozoNZ (731) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 10, 2006
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
10/12/06 On tap - Speights Ale House Tower Junction. Big Apricot nose. Straw gold colour, thin whispy head. Sweet malt, dries thru the middle, apricots again to a drier wheat finish. Suggest it’s in direct competition to Radler. Described more as a fruit infused wheat beer. Not sickly sweet but not too manly either. One for the ladies?
Aarleks (409) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 12, 2005
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap, Speight’s Ale House, Timaru, NZ: Clear yellow with a thin ring for a head. Strong cooked apricot aroma without much else. Perhaps a tiny bit of floral hops there too though. Mild taste of apricots with a background wheat spiceyness. Pretty easy to drink really. Nice enough.