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

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 526   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DuffMan (7620) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 15, 2006
Deep golden with a fairly dense head. Tons of apricot aroma! Palate is on the light side, with apricot sweetness predominating in conjunction with a wheaty body. Finish is distinctly tart-- you can feel it in your cheeks early on. The tartness and solid wheat presence prevent this from being cloyingly sweet, and it remains enjoyable till the end. I didn’t find this to be poorly integrated like some of the other raters, and I distinctly prefer this over another apricot beer I tried not long ago (Melborne Bros.).

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GRM (3233) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 7, 2006
Bottle; eye: golden with yellowish reflections, clear, good effervescence, no lacing; nose: apricot, malt; mouth: starts with malt, bitterness, then apricot, bitter finale but also lightly sweet, medium body, good carbonation FRANÇAIS Bouteille: oeil : dorée avec des reflets jaunâtres, claire, bonne effervescence, pas de dentelle; nez : abricot, malt; bouche : commence en malt, amertume, puis abricot, finale amère légèrement sucrée, corps moyen, bonne carbonatation

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorisPPattyn (8283) - Ursel, BELGIUM - SEP 1, 2006
Orange tinted beer with a slight rosy shine and slight haze; good, very dense head, looking as whipped eggwhite. Cray & watercolour nose, then some peachy/apricot nose as in concentrate, or some refined ester. Very strange, but integrated mix as from apricot fruitjuice, or diluted apricot brandy, wheat (quite present) but also some British bitter. They appear at different moments (the bitter, nearly hoppy, especially retronasal), but they do not break in, but are confluent. Put differently, excellent balance. The apricot, however is a tad artificial. Not sweet, not sour - neutral going into soft bitter. Light, certain but mild burning MF. Mixed feelings about this one. On one hand, the apricot doesn’t convince me. OTOH, the rest is, however light, well balanced and honest. Thanks, Igor!

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hooker (467) - Coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 11, 2006
Clear gold colour with thin white head. Apricot nose. Apricot and mild malt taste with lingering bitter apricot finish.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BitchesBrew (715) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 4, 2006
[bottle] Excellent dried apricot aroma. Excellent balance of fruit and beer characteristics, but not too heavy on the fruit end of things. I was expecting more wheat presence, but the smooth apricot sweetness refreshes quite nicely.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 19/20
Canuckistani (41) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 18, 2006
Great aroma, I really liked the juxtaposition of apricot and beery smell. Beautiful golden-orange pour, with a nice medium head. Flavour is weaker than all the other beers I tried, but on a 35+ degree day, it was what I really wanted. Could be a bit stronger though. Palate is too light for me; it’s almost fluffy. Finishes with strong apricot taste, which I don’t find artificial. The "artificial taste" reminds me strongly of my grandmother’s (100% natural, additive-free) canned apricots and peaches. Nice, clean, refreshing beer is great for summer, or any hot day. Make sure it’s cold.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sinkhole (263) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 5, 2006
Pleasant apricot aroma, not artifical or overpowering. Pours dark orange-gold with white head. Taste of apricots at start and ended with a slight wheat bitterness. Excellent example of a fruit wheat beer.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jacktripper (20) - CANADA - JUN 4, 2006
Pour is a nice golden-orange with a bright white head. Yes, there is a reason that it is called Apricot Wheat Ale as the aroma of apricots and peaches is quite prevalent. Taste is not overly fruity as one might think though there is certainly the flavour of apricot there. Finishes very clean with a slight taste of honey. Excellent fruit-based beer, probably the only one I buy regularly.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beergut111 (210) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAY 31, 2006
Not a bad beer, but it was a little bit too sweet for me and the apricot taste seemed a bit artificial.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wanderingman (54) - Guelph, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 31, 2006
Well this is a first for me, a fruit beer that delivers exactly what it promises. An aroma of apricots, sets the stage for the refreshing taste of wheat beer with only hints of fruit (apricots and peach) ascenting the flavour. I’m surprised to admit that a fruit beer is actually on my buy-again list.


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