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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 16   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
Polycot is a wheat beer brewed with hundreds of pounds of organic apricots grown in Southern Californias High Desert. We brew this beer during the very small window of time when the apricots are at their peak of freshness, usually early July. The pureed apricots add a wonderful fruit flavor to the beer and combine with the wheat for a refreshing tart finish. This beer goes down smooth, but at over 1.5 times the alcohol of the Orange Wheat, it will sneak up on you. Additional Information: The name Polycot (Poly=Many cot=Apricot) is a modification of the original name Paulycot. Paul-yicot was named for owner Ben Cooks friend Paul who provided the apricots for the initial batch. Hangar 24 would also like to acknowledge and thank the many volunteers who spend hours pitting (and de-stickering) thousands of apricots for the brew. We couldnt make this wonderful beer without you!

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BucannonXC5 (1555) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 1, 2012
22-oz.bomber into a pint glass at my house on Dec. 1, 2012 (purchased for $4.99 at Bine and Vine in Kensington (San Diego, Calif.) on Nov. 29, 2012. Hazy straw grapefruit with a finger of light gray head that dissipated very quickly. No retention on the top or on the sides. Smelled apricot, peach, pear, sour fruit, wheat, lemon grass, honey and some skunkiness. Tasted similar to the nose. Got sour fruit, tart fruit, apricot, pear, peach, lemon grass and still that slight bit of skunkiness. Light body. Thin texture. Fizzy (high) carbonation. Abrupt finish. Decent beer overall. Probably about what I expected, but Id have it again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hombrepalo (1971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2012
Champagne like pour with light carbonation. Sweet peach and wheat aroma, Flat fruity starts out fruity peachy but then ends with a messy malt aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
J_man (960) - Tustin, California, USA - NOV 9, 2012
Wheat beer aroma with a touch of ripe fruit. Cloudy pale yellow with a soapy white head. Smooth witbier taste with a nice touch of orange and apricot and a mild tart/sourness. Reminds me a lot of their Orange Wheat beer with a bit more fruit. The extra alcohol is completely hidden. Delicious and refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 8, 2012
Lots of apricots! Clean wheaty finish. Super easy drinking. I saw no flaws in this beer and quite enjoyed it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 18, 2012
Bottle from kasey, thanks! This one pours cloudy golden yellow with am ally white head. Nose is grainy, toasty, fruity, light citrus, sweet fruit and maybe some spiciness. Flavor is sweeter than the nose suggests. Again grainy malts, spices, fruits, toasted malts and spices either from yeast or malt or whatever. Evidently thats an apricot flavor of fruit that Im tasting. Medium body. Medium low carbonation. Full and alternatively flavored brew which makes it interesting. Glad to have tried this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Shooter42 (132) - California, USA - OCT 10, 2012
The appearance of his beer is amazing and the true color of ripe apricots. However the taste was very disappointing, as I picked up no apricot favors in this wheat beer. I will stick to drinking the Samuel Smith Apricot in the future.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jtclockwork (15570) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 8, 2012
Bottle. Pours cloudy apricot. White lacing. Nose and taste of lemon, wheat malt, cheap lemon vending machine candy, apricot and banana. Medium to medium/light body. Mild spice in finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - SEP 23, 2012
Appearance: Pours a bright yellow gold with a small white film.

Aroma: Citrus bouquet. Apricot. Beautiful.

Taste: Fruity tangy apricot jam, banana forward wheat profile. No bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied. Juicy. Moderate bubbles.

Overall: Super refreshing, and the alcohol is so well hidden.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - SEP 1, 2012
22oz bomber, no date, $6.99 picked up this morning from Olive Tree Market in OB. Pours a little hazier than their Orange Wheat, with a tighter white head, fading to a thick ring and miniscule film. Definite apricot and wheat in the nose, just a touch tart--fairly less than the Orange Wheat. Flavor follows suit, though the malts do seem richer and add more depth, due to the alcohol. Semi-dry finish that isnt as crisp as the Orange Wheat, bitterness peaked at a 1-2. Low carbonation with a medium body. Not quite as refreshing as the Orange Wheat, but a good beer in its own right.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ADfan (870) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 1, 2012
Hazy yellow color in the glass. Aroma of fruit and apricots explode from the glass. Taste is more apricots and a blend of other fruits. Im not big on fruit beers but this is a very good blend and an excellent summer beer.

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