RateBeer
Home >

Valley Brew Apricot Ale

 (RETIRED)
overall
29
56
style
Serve in Flute, Shaker

bottling
unknown

on tap
unknown

distribution
unknown

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 2.86/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.83   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Apricot Ale is a fruit beer produced using our standard production wheat with Apricot fruit concentrate. The beer has a hint of Apricot in the nose and a sweet clean and refreshing finish. Approximately 4.5% ABV.


2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
slowrunner77 (5804) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 16, 2014
"a refreshing pleasing aroma that is easy to achieve with this kind of beer, but it’s definitely a straw-ish sissy beer after that. not quite as good as Pyramid’s, and that one is just ok."

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
ajm (1066) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 2, 2009
Tap at Valley. Quite nice and refreshing - outdoes Pyramid’s Apricot Hef especially on fresh taste (well, that’s not fair of me, is it?). Rather clear fruit favor, but not quite juice-caliber. One note except for light flour taste. Highly drinkable, IMO.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
joeneugs (3324) - Livermore, California, USA - APR 8, 2009
4oz. sample at the brewpub. I’ve had a lot of beers like this. Apricot seems to be the go to flavor for fruit beers around here. Aroma is strong and unmistakably apricot with the flavor of apricot and butter popcorn. The 4oz. I had was OK, but any more would have been hard to take because of the powerful artificial flavors.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - MAR 25, 2009
Draught at the brewpub. Opaque yellow with a small head. Creamy apricot lotion aroma. Light malt flavors, low bitterness, healthy apricot and pretty dry overall. Light bodied. Not much going on besides the apricot lotion impression.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alexanderj (3318) - Branson, Missouri, USA - JAN 7, 2009
On tap at the brewpub. A slightly darker gold color. Aroma of apricots, and something akin to urinals. Flavor of apricot, somewhat artificial, wheat and bread.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - JAN 7, 2009
Draft at the brewpub. Yellow pour, somewhat clear. Aroma is lots of apricot. Flavor is the same, perfume sweetness and some more apricots.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
DSG (6105) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 5, 2009
(10/29/08) Draught sample at the brewpub in Stockton. Hazy orange color. Aroma of fresh apricots. Sweetish flavor with apricots and some sugar. Light-bodied. Smells good but that’s it.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - NOV 27, 2008
Draft @ Valley Brew. Pours a bright yellow color; white head with fine-bubbled lacing. Syrupy apricot, butterscotch, and sticky sweetness in the aroma; not good. Medium mouthfeel: light carbonation and flabby presence; like a mouthful of apricot syrup; overripe, sweet, and not much else, aside from the butterscotch. Can’t say that I enjoyed this. Lengthy finish of sticky-sweet apricots and sugary fruit syrup.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - NOV 19, 2008
Golden orange, simple, apricot, bready, malty, wheat, slight citrus, dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 31, 2008
sampler @ brewery - clear, light gold with orange glow and no head; apricots very noticeable in flavors and aromas; texture is grainy and thin; wheat, yeast and lemons also mixed in; dry finish; they get the nose and flavor just right without being overall sweet; very nice


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50