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Brewed by McAuslan Brewing
Style: Fruit Beer
Montreal, Canada
Serve in Flute, Shaker

bottled
common

on tap
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RATINGS: 506   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Apricot Wheat Ale blends various barley malts with malted wheat and natural Apricot essence to create an original-tasting beer with a clean, fruit nose.


2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
airrick2003 (464) - Louisiana, USA - OCT 20, 2013
Appearance: beer is a hazy golden orange color, pours with a nice size head with slightly below average retention, head is beige Aroma: very strong apricot, sweet, tangy Taste: apricot, a syrup taste to it, citrus, tangy, has a hint of bitterness on the end Palate: has a nice mouthfeel, high carbonation but a medium body, bitter apricot aftertaste Overall: nice palate feel, a little too much syrup taste, strong apricot, simple beer not really for me ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11452) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 17, 2013
11.5oz bottle. Small white head atop crystal clear light amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, apricot, some peach, light bread. Taste is moderately sweet, peach, apricot, light banana, cotton candy, grain. Light-medium body, fairly clean.

2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Aholmb1 (90) - New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - SEP 30, 2013
Appearance: translucent light orange color with a white head, the head is dense and stays in tact nicely Aroma: apricot, sweet, fruit Taste: apricot, wheat, the flavor falls off at the end of the taste Palette: light, slightly bitter Overall: I wish the apricot was a bit more prominent like the smell, this is refreshing ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2013
11.5 oz bottle into a pint glass. A: Pours a dark copper color. Nice head on this one: a one finger off-white shade with a beautiful texture. As it recedes (relatively swiftly), it leaves behind decent amounts of lacing behind. S: There’s a nice aroma of apricots here. Honey, caramel, graham cracker, and wheat help support it. The aroma is generally sweet, but not overbearingly cloying. T: It’s initially quite forward in apricot flavors - decent ones, too, nothing horribly artificial. The flavors slowly transform into a finish/aftertaste laden with graham crackers. It’s quite sweet, though restrained well enough so as to not become cloying. M: It’s nicely clean/crisp on the back end, which I always embrace in these beers. Well carbonated, too. In terms of how it finishes, there’s enough dryness to reduce any overdone sweetness, and enough wetness to make it a great hot weather refresher. O: Quite enjoyable for what it is. Not a world-beater, just a solid fruit beer that goes well with a hot-ass day.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
samzim (184) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 17, 2013
Aroma of butter, apricot, and malt. Cloudy deep orange colour. Mild bitterness in the front with a fruity flavours of apricot, apple, and toffee. Mild carbonation and light body.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gerbeer (1737) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 29, 2013
473 ml can. Pours a clear gold with medium foamy head. Aromas of canned peaches and candy. Flavors of light toffee, apricots, resin, and wheat. Somewhat watery and acidic but quite refreshing.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mnmike (1031) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 20, 2013
Bottle direct. Wheat flavors are subdued and take a back seat somewhat to the fruit.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
aumax1 (232) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 17, 2013
Bouteille 341ml. Ambrée 5%. Goût prononcé d’abricot, mais qui est supportable. (bonne petite bière de fille

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Canmoore (255) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 3, 2013
Pours a golden clear colour, with a wafer thin white head. Aroma is of..you guessed it! Apricots. Not much else in the aroma. Tasting notes include apricots, but besides that it is watery and leaves a soapy residue in the mouth. A decent summer beer, but still very unoffensive and forgettable.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Brewmetheus (8) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 1, 2013 does not count
This crisp refreshing flavored brew would have made a terrible wheat ale, as it is thin and sour on the palate. No doubt this is why McAuslan Brewing company of Montreal Quebec imbued it with the flavor of apricots. Astonishingly this is what saved this beer from a profound mediocrity, making it a very quaffable summer brew. This beer is nothing profound, a mild enhancement in an otherwise uninspired brew pretending to be something it is not.


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