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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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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 493   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.


3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rederic (2889) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 28, 2005
Golden amber color, good foamy head, peach and apricot aromas follow throught on a medium-bodied yeast, with a vibrant apricot flavor emerging on the palate, with modest hop bitter in malty finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
CoolerKing (14) - Burlington, Ontario, CANADA - APR 24, 2005
Orange-yellow in colour, kind of hazy. Subtle apricot flavour matches nicely with the clean wheat beer taste. Not too fruity, very refreshing drink.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pintbypint (2389) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 17, 2005
341ml brown bottle. Floral fruity aromas. Golden beer, small layer of tight bubbles on top. Apricot noticable in the mouth with light caramel note, light hops and wheat.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClarkVV (3863) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 11, 2005
2004 or early 2005 bottle, not sure. Highly sedimented bottle pours a very hazy brass and copper toned amber, fairly bright despite being so heavily unfiltered. Small off-white head with decent retention. Aroma of soft, not overdone apricots, light vanilla blossoms and light honeyed maltiness. Flavor starts out with a piquant apricot flavor, I really like the light tanginess. The wheat quickly smooths things out and then a light vanilla and honey pilsener-like malt provide a good sweetness and medium body. Natural carbonation is still quite prominent on the palate, but it dies off well and leaves the beer no worse for it. I will admit to apricot wheats not having a whole lot in common with beer, as the apricot is the main focus, but you can still taste the malt in this one, a little yeast perhaps, as well. Reminded me of Ithaca Apricot wheat that I used to drink fresh on draught in Rochester. That was the last good apricot wheat I have had (not counting fou foune). I’m going to find this stuff on draught and sit down with a pitcher of it, next time I’m in Montreal.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
iambeer (255) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 19, 2005
Almost copper coloured, appearance was faint fuitiness, not overbearing on the palate. Would have no problem to make this a regular offering to guests.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hobgoblin (163) - St-Épiphane, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 11, 2005
Bottle. Nice orange color, with thin white head. Apricots aroma. Nice apricots taste, nice beer, refreshing (wheat ale), nice to drink during a hot summer day. Biere de belle couleur orange, avec un mince collet blanc. Odeur d abricot. Bon gout d abricots, bien equilibrer, rafarchissante (biere de ble), a consommer durant une journee chaude d ete.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Eructoblaster (2856) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 7, 2005
Bottle. Dark gold hazy body topped with an average foamy head. Unidimensional aroma dominated by apricot. Mild taste with good hoppy finish. Fair stuff, although this is far from being my favorite.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GonZoBeeR (2825) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 29, 2004
Aroma:Apricot Appearance:Orange yellow small white head. Flavor:Apricot with a small bitterness.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
omhper (18970) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2004 Sampled draught at Brutopia, Montréal.
Hazy golden, Loads of apricot in the aroma. Sweet with some wheat character. Light flavoured and one dimensional, somewhat fizzy mouthfeel. At least it stays away from being cloying.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JadoreBlanche (114) - London, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 8, 2004
bottle: Pours orangy yellow body, with white head. Aromas of apricot, hops. Very sweet smelling. Apricot brings storng fruitiness to the flavour, also slightly bitter. Nice lingering tatse, with some bitterness. Very tasty!


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