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

bottled
common

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RATINGS: 529   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 13, 2007
Robe blonde claire surmontée d’une mousse blanche. Arômes de pêches et de blé. Saveurs de blé et de pêches.

0.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Haggisboy (9) - Montreal, CANADA - MAY 5, 2007 does not count
Every once in a while, a great brewery makes a mistake. Apricot Wheat Ale is just that for McAuslan’s Brewery. Granted, when it comes to fruit flavored beers, taste becomes extremely subjective, and although not a fan of fruit flavored beers, I entered this sampling prepared to cut this one some slack given the great output of the brewery that created it. However in this case, or at least insofar as the batch I sampled is concerned, this stuff is absolutely vile. Prior to tasting, I was intrigued by the wheat beer component. I was let down. Compared to German wheat beers this one was pallid at best. The apricot flavoring was the worst part. It lent the beer a flavor reminiscent of plastic, not that I’ve ever consumed the stuff. I found it so horrid that I had to actually change beer glasses rather than contaminate other brands with the residual flavorings of this putrid mess. Stay away from it if you can.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Magtek32 (76) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 14, 2007
341ml bottle. golden with a thick white head. smells like apricots mostly. the taste is also of apricots but not as intense as the aroma. not too sweet which is good and a hint of wheat. not a bad beer for a nice summer day.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nekronos (3742) - Xalapa, MEXICO - APR 11, 2007
NIce and sweet, like fruits. I like the taste and the colour of the wheat it gives is very good indeed. Good foam but not after taste.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
robinvboyer (3495) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - APR 9, 2007
slightly cloudy amber color. aroma is very very nice, lots of apricot in there, smells wonderful. Flavour is kind of a let down, not much body there, and somewhat wattery. the flavour doesn’t live up to the aroma. Still a decent beer, but kinda falls short.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LadyCooper (100) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAR 13, 2007
Pours a slightly foggy gold colour with a thick white head. Smells like dried apricots and actually tastes like the fruit. It’s not too sweet and really good, especially on tap.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
caledonian (367) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 28, 2007
Golden, visible carbonation, and an average head. Strong apricot nose and flavor. Quite nice actually. More like juice than beer, but it’s tasty enough to be forgiven.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
naoss (12) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 11, 2007
Nice light rosey golden colour with good carbonation. Not surprisingly, it has a distinct aprikat flavour that is sweet and easy to drink. 341ml bottle. I would buy this again on a hot day.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
StompBrockmore (316) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 17, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2006 341ml bottle - pours lightly golden with a thick white head on top. Aroma is, well...apricot. Sweet and floral with notes of peaches as well. Flavour is similar, lots and lots of apricot, with some subtle wheat notes (very subtle) and some rounded malt to smooth it out. Very creamy (from the wheat). This is a sweet brew, but the sweetness is not cloying, something worthy of distinction for a North American fruit beer. Fairly interesting and inviting taste, though it doesn’t really appeal to me, and certainly not when I’m in the mood to drink a beer. Ideally, I would probably tone down the apricot flavour slightly and amp up the wheat beer qualities. S’allright.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (6401) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 9, 2006
Verre de 4 oz dégusté au Salon des métiers d’arts québécois 2006 (Montréal, QC). Arôme: Odeur d’apricot et de pêche. Apparence: La couleur est blonde avec une faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un moyen col crémeux et d’une large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’apricot avec une touche de miel. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est mince avec une texture légèrement crémeuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Présence d’apricot en arrière goût. (Rating #777)


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