BBB63 (6567) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 7, 2003
Cloudy amber color with small head, no lacing, thin-bodied. Very fruity apricot aroma with a hint a barnyard. The taste was one dimensional and sweet. The aftertaste was stange, like bluecheese. Not very enjoyable. vector (163) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 5, 2003
Huge apricot aroma and mild apricot flavor. I gotta admit it smelled inviting. Flavor was mostly of beer (unlike many lambics I've had) but unfortunately it wasn't a great beer flavor. Tart and sweet, but pretty boring. Basically a mediocre ale with apricot flavor. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 27, 2003
Small light-tan head atop a cloudy cider body. Aroma is moderately sweet and definitely apricot. Taste is much the same -- even though it isn't cloying, it's still sweet enough that it's difficult to polish off an entire bottle by yourself. JK (6342) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAY 20, 2003
Dark orange. Strong aroma of apricot. There is a sweet apricot taste but not so much that I am embarrassd to drink it. finishes sour. O'Gara's Bar and Grill apricot wheat does a better job apricot beer. Ernest (7887) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 14, 2003
UPDATED: APR 6, 2008 Bottle. Head is initally small, fizzy/frothy, white, fully diminishing. Body is hazy dark yellow to light amber, bottle conditioned. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), with a strong note of apricot. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Light to medium body, watery texture, fizzy carbonation. Can’t say the aroma isn’t attractive, although it’s virtually entirely apricot and thus resembles soda more than beer. There’s just enough tartness to counteract the sugary/fruity sweetness, but again it’s more like soda pop than beer in overall effect.
WabashMan (1024) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - MAY 13, 2003
A decent, lightly cloudy, light orange color to this beer with a nice white head. The aroma is (obviously) apricotty (is that a word?). It's not overpoweringly so, which is nice. Also some wheaty notes. The flavor isn't as sweet as expected (which is good) and is drier than expected (which is...neutral). I'm kind of surprised by this one...not in terms of ratings...but, rather, in terms of the way this beer is constructed in terms of alcohol flavor sweetness, etc. It's better than expected, and for someone wanting a fruit beer without a LOT of sweetness, this is a nice choice. I don't want to mislead though...this isn't a "really good" beer. It's good and has a nice flavor. I get the feeling, however, that if the apricot WASN'T there...in other words, if it was JUST a wheat beer, that this one wouldn't be too good. Not much OTHER than the apricot here. Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - MAY 9, 2003
Straight out the aroma was nice. Quite refreshing flavor, dry, sweetish. Aftertaste left a popcorn taste, strange. Had this beer on tap many years ago, was better then. AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - MAY 6, 2003
Tap. Awwwwwwwwww....it's a fruit drink trying to act like a lambic, isn't that cute?? The strong apricot aroma was nice and for a moment I thought that this might actually be good despite my initial thoughts, but the graininess in the flavor ruined it for me. Still a good chick drink. howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 5, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2003 Tastes a lot like an American wheat flavored with apricots. ;-) So I guess it's a success in that regard. Fairly one-dimensional and nothing I'd drink regularly. Cobra (1100) - - MAY 4, 2003
Pours out a cloudy, well, apricot color. Not much of a head to begin with, fades to a layer of fine bubbles around the rim. Nose
is of fresh fruits, some dried fruits also evident. Background of sewage. Literally, sewage. Highly carbonated, thin on the palate,
and thing in general. Not very bitter from the hops, but has a weird bitter tang finish to it. Has a dry aftertaste to it, kind of
sulfur-ish.Not the best example of a fruit beer by any stretch of the imagination.