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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 515   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.


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3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
northropfrye (2248) - Steinbach, Manitoba, - JUL 24, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2011 Bottle in Montreal. Fruity, maybe a little too fruity. Not my favourite, but definitely drinkable.


2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
jennawood79 (367) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 18, 2014
Slight toasty note and lots of apricot essence. The body is slightly cloying, the finish shows some husky malt notes and plenty of syrupy apricot. Overall tastes heavily of apricot syrup, except when the malts step up to clash.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
eduardovl (867) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
330ml bottle served in a Thumbler glass. A: Pours an absolutely clear orange color forming a medium white and bubbled head. Medium retention and only few lacings left S: Sweet and fruity. Apricot juice, sweet grains, honey, vanilla and wheat. Yeasts T: Sweet upfront. Strong notes of apricot. Sweet grains, wheat, honey, vanilla and wheat. Overall a slightly sweet beer. Apricot pie. with a light hoppy bitterness in the very end. Canadian yeasts which can also be felt on Unibroue beers. Interesting... M: Light to medium body. Good carbonation. Fruity and bready aftertaste O: Good drinkability. Good Fruit beer [ BA Review @ 2/23/2013 ]

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Speedy_Charly (52) - Plaisance, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 10, 2014
Bouteille de 341ml au Marché des Brasseurs. Robe dorée coiffée d’une mince mousse blanche qui laisse une jolie dentelle sur le verre. Très fort arôme d’abricots, on devine tout de même l’odeur de blé, malt et levure en arrière plan. Après que la première impression de sucre soit passée, il reste une légère amertume fruitée qui est somme toute assez plaisante. Pas une bière à boire à tous les jours, mais elle a sa place dans mon frigo.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
dmac (4091) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 4, 2014
11.2oz bottle from Xroads. Poured a honey brown body with a smaller and totally fading off white head. Aroma of apricot, mostly arificial sweetened, so e grains. Flavor seems less artificial and more actual apricot, grains, toast, fruit skins. Body is fine, average mouthfeel, medium body, softer carbonation. Meh.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jsburbidge (4) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 3, 2014 does not count
Bottle from the Beer Store. Pours a clear gold with a white head. Pleasant aroma of apricot. Unfortunately any actually beer or wheat beer character is buried under the heavy apricot taste this has none of the attractive tartness of some fruit beers. Bought as part of a sample pack and would not buy again.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
stef73 (220) - - OCT 2, 2014
de couleur oranger avev beaucoup d’effervecence en bouche on s en tout suite l abricot a la premiere gorger ca goute la fraicheur sucre et ra fraichissant mais il faut pas en abuser c est tres sucre en bouche mais le gout est la

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
UXO (267) - CANADA - OCT 2, 2014
Pours clear medium gold with a short finger of loose off-white head diminishing rapidly to nothing, no lacing. Nose is overwhelmingly apricot, with faint hints of wheat, yeast, and pale malt. Taste starts low to moderately sweet, giving way to mild bitter and a lingering apricot flavour. Light body, initially prickly champagne-like carbonation settles to moderate sustained levels, and an off-dry finish. Not bad but I’m less than convinced. On the up side, it doesn’t actually taste fake. The sweetness is actually pretty restrained, preventing it from becoming syrupy or sickly. All things considered, I wouldn’t turn one down on a hot day - but it’s not their best, not by a long margin.

3.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
gregorymconway (91) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 17, 2014
341ml bottle from The Only Cafe. Champange gold body with beautiful thin, quickly dissipating head. Aromas of peach, apricot, breads. Yeasty tartness hits right away. Peach flavor is strong, almost estery to the point of a fruit beer. Alcohol is the same as the blonde, however it makes itself much more present in the wheat ale. Nice, high, carbonation. I cannot overstate the presense of yeast in this beer, it is wonderful.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HippyHop (161) - CANADA - SEP 12, 2014
There isn’t much to say about this beer that isn’t featured in its title. The pour is that typical St-Ambroise champagne bubble gold. Nose is pretty much all apricots, with a bit of spice. One reviewer below found a whole bunch of stuff going on, but I’m too lazy to try to fight through the apricot. Taste is sweet candied apricots, a bit of wheat and other stuff (see several reviews below). It’s sweet, but not overly, with a finish that’s just dry enough to be palate cleansing. As usual with St-Ambroise it’s all very nice and well-balanced without being particularly daring.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2176) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 24, 2014
On tap at the brewery terrace as part of a 12$ tasting set. A clear light copper with a filmy white ring of foam. It has a full on apricot & cream aroma - great. It makes me think of apricot & cream oatmeal, it is delicious.


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