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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 16   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Polycot is a wheat beer brewed with hundreds of pounds of organic apricots grown in Southern California’s 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 Cook’s 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 couldn’t make this wonderful beer without you!

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jtclockwork (16443) - , 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.

3.5
brokensail (16432) - Dublin, California, USA - SEP 8, 2011
A: The beer pours a hazy yellow/straw color with a tall white head. S: I don’t get quite as much fruit as I anticipated. Plenty of wheat and yeast with a light grassy note. The fruit is a bit softer and in the background, but it does provide a nice bit of sweetness. T: The fruit flavor comes through a bit more, which is nice. Soft apricot and almost white peach flavors on top of sweet wheat and bread. There is a light yeast note, mild grass, and almost no bitterness. M: Medium bodied with medium carbonation. O: Slightly sweet, but still fairly light and refreshing. Much better than Hangar 24’s more popular fruited wheat offering.

3.6
bhensonb (15085) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 18, 2011
Bomber from Beverages4Less in Santee, CA. Order something from Fred. Pours hazy dirty gold with a foamy white head. Aroma of yeasty apricots. Near medium body. The flavor immediately suggests apricot pie. And it still does. So it must be bready/pie crust with some apricot. A bit light on sugar - cause it’s kind of tart. It really makes me recall the pies mom used to make. And those are really old memories. She usually made peach pies. Finishes tart with bready notes, and apricot skin tart. Nice beer.

3.7
Ratman197 (14674) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 11, 2015
Bomber poured a hazy yellow with a lasting white head. Aromas of wheat, apricot and light yeast. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth with a dry lightly tart finish. Flavors of wheat, apricot and light yeast with a smooth dry lightly tart lingering apricot finish.

3.3
Lubiere (13780) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 21, 2013
A hazed golden ale with a thick frothy off white head. In aroma, a light grassy malt with light peaches, powdery, OK. In mouth, a sweet fruity malt with peaches, light soapy notes, grassy, OK. Bottle at Downtown Brew fest LV 2013.

3
BeerandBlues2 (13205) - Escondido, California, USA - SEP 12, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours cloudy yellow with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is moderate apricot, earthy wheat malt. Flavor is medium sweet and lightly tart apricot, earthy wheat malt and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

2.7
bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 9, 2012
(22oz bottle, 2011 vintage) Pours a hazy maize body with a small white head. Aroma of wheat, mustiness, apricot, butter, and toasted grain. Flavor of apricot, wheat, light banana, and subtle minerals.

3.5
Dogbrick (12912) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Sample at Kinetic Brewing Company. Cloudy bright yellow-gold pour with a medium white head that diminishes steadily. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of wheat, apricot and herbs. Medium body with flavors of yeast, apricots and bready malt. The finish is fruity with an apricot and yeast aftertaste. Decent all around.

3.1
jcwattsrugger (12418) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 20, 2012
22oz bottle-shared by jtclockwork-white-cloudy straw. A-apricot, lt malt/wheat. T-apricot/lemon, lt malt/wheat, some spice @backend.

3.5
slowrunner77 (11917) - Reno, Nevada, USA - NOV 19, 2015
Nice fresh fruit aroma - like you’re in the field. Medium bodied and easy drinking. Slightly sweet and tart. Light hops. I’d get again if it were 12 oz.


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