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Brewed by Speights Brewery (Lion Breweries - NZ)
Style: Fruit Beer
Dunedin, New Zealand
Serve in Flute, Shaker


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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 2.17/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.4/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Also known as Speight's Apricot Wheat Beer.
Speight's Harvest is a limited release beer produced to compliment the other beers in the Speight's Craft range. With a brilliant, deep golden hue, Speight's Harvest has a sweet apricot aroma, reminiscent of the Central Otago late summer fruit harvest. A combination of malted wheat and malted barley was used to give the distinctive, slightly dry flavour and clean finish. At 4.5% alchohol, Speight's Harvest is light and refreshing.

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Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 28, 2011
From the archives: I’ll be honest and say that I wasn’t a fan of this one. The apricot aromas were incongruous with what I was expecting from a summer wheat beer, but I persevered and finished the bottle. I drank it exactly as intended, as a summer quencher (it was hot and I was as thirsty as hell) and for all intents and purposes, it seemed to work, but I wouldn’t go back for another.

DuffMan (10606) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 22, 2009
Sampled on tap at the brewery. Hmmmm, I think this is just the summer limited release apricot wheat with a different tap handle! Tastes exactly as I remember the summer apricot ale-- light with a candy peachiness. Meh.

RichardGretton (4772) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2008
[email protected] Ale House, Queenstown, New Zealand. Golden beer with a nice strong apricot aroma. The flavour is bitter with a mild apricot body and a mellow apricot finish. Overall a reasonable themed beer, the apricot works ok.

Papsoe (25059) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2008
(On tap) Clear, pale golden with a small, white head. Weird aroma of fruit bubblegum. Thin body, sharp chemical and artificial fruit notes. Also somewhat astringent, chemical finish. Supposedly an apricot wheat? 250108

NoiZe (2322) - Zeist, NETHERLANDS - JAN 16, 2008
I’ve had this one in New Zealand on my honeymoon.
It mentioned wheat beer. A lot of apricot in the flavor and aroma! Fruity with some hints of being a wheat.

TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 30, 2007
Draught at the Speights Ale House in Petone (Wellington), a clear gold with a filmy head. A syrupy apricot flavour, quite sweet. A bitter and malty palate, the apricot syrup follows in a very sweet finish. A bit gimmicky and even the girls struggled with it (Surely the target ’market’ here).

beerledgend (1196) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 2, 2007
Pale yellow straw colour, Big Apricot aroma. Flavour of apricote drowns out any whet that there may have been. Definitly one to grab female drinkers.

bozoNZ (778) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 10, 2006
10/12/06 On tap - Speights Ale House Tower Junction. Big Apricot nose. Straw gold colour, thin whispy head. Sweet malt, dries thru the middle, apricots again to a drier wheat finish. Suggest it’s in direct competition to Radler. Described more as a fruit infused wheat beer. Not sickly sweet but not too manly either. One for the ladies?

Aarleks (409) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 12, 2005
Tap, Speight’s Ale House, Timaru, NZ: Clear yellow with a thin ring for a head. Strong cooked apricot aroma without much else. Perhaps a tiny bit of floral hops there too though. Mild taste of apricots with a background wheat spiceyness. Pretty easy to drink really. Nice enough.

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