Bobsy (194) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 4, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from the LCBO. Pours a radiant pumpkin colour, with a small white head, which quickly falls away to a sparse film. Aroma of apricots and wheat, exactly as it says on the label. Initial taste is very grainy, and a bit bland, with the apricot present, but seemingly muted. The fruit flavours do became a lot more dominant as the beer warmed. I didn’t find it as sweet as some of the other raters, and I imagine it could be a refreshing drink in the summertime. However, there is nothing here to make me buy it again.
garthicus (2755) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 20, 2007
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap - Jesters, Toronto, orange colour, small almost non-existant head, obvious apricot aroma with a matching taste, some hints of peach and over-ripe apples also, not bad, I doubt I could drink more than one or two in a sitting as it is quite sweet
TheJester (2002) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 16, 2007
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
341 mL bottle. Copper orange with just a film of head. Aroma is sickly sweet apricot - syrup? Flavour is sweet apricot and a little wheat malt. Slightly dry finish. Kudos to McAuslan for doing something different, but I’m not a big fan of this one.
probstblueribbon (3160) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 28, 2007
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
341 ml bottle in 6-pack from LCBO (party leftovers), served cold in a tulip glass.
App.: Medium-deep golden, clear, tiny white head.
Aroma: Fuzzy Peach candies, other fake peach/apricot aromas, light biscuit and wheat.
Palate: Medium body and medium to lively carbonation.
Flav.: Plenty of peach/apricot candy, a little bit of wheat and biscuit; slightly sweet, slightly alcoholic (surprisingly).
redlight (2317) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 26, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Loads of apricots in the aroma, with hints of citrus. Pours golden blonde. The flavor is dominated by apricots at first but then slips away into bready wheat flavors. Not bad but not for me.
LinusStick (2911) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A nice fruit beer. I don’t like apricots but pair them with a wheat beer and that’s a different story. Nice apricot aroma. Pour was a light gold with a one finger white head. Taste was very apricoty with a hint of wheatines and not much else. Good beer. Would be better in the summer.
mgermani (1000) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 11, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear apricot-gold with no head to speak of and a strong, sweet aroma of apricot syrup. Taste is fresh apricot & pale malt, not a whole lot of wheat, though. Finish is just slightly tart. I had this beer ages ago and it made me feel ill, but tonight it was a nice treat. Not unpleasant, but I’d not even bother mentioning the wheat if I were McAuslan’s marketing dept.
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - OCT 31, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Courtesy dsnowden. Pours a clear light yellow with very little head. Aroma of overripe apricot flesh, a bit of a candied smell. Lighter body, lightly carbonated. Not much fruit going on in the taste and not a lot of wheat character either. Just a general sweetness up front and a bruised-fruit sourness, pretty bland finish.
boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - OCT 29, 2007
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Clear golden pour, thin and fully receding white head. Boring to gaze upon. The aroma is full-throttle apricot, glazed with notes of sweet powdered sugar and hints of apple cider. Something this sweet typically does nothing for me, but this has a very unique scent and I find it interesting and pleasant. Lesser notes of peach, orange rind and wheated malt, though none seem to change the direction the apricot is headed - sugary sweet with little else to compete. The flavor is pretty pathetic, apricot the only component that retains any sense of strength. Wheat is soft, astringent and roiling with clove and banana that join diminished notes of peach. Still sugary sweet, the mouthfeel is watery and the sweetness is reminiscent of stale juice-box-juice. The finish is sweet, wheaty and musty. Blah.
BEEJE26 (38) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 29, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Something truly different. Nice barley and wheat flavour, with a pleasant apricot nose, and subtle hints of banana. Lovely golden colour and nice head. Unique and tasty.