Apricot Wheat - Bullfrog Brewery
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3.85/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
From a growler freshly filled at the brewery into a Newcastle pub glass. This brew appears a clear light golden color with a finger of fluffy white head that retains decent. As the cap recedes, it leaves a coating of white patches around the glassware that dangle with a leggy string pattern.
The aroma of this brew includes a fresh grainy scent that is lightly sweet leaning towards being reminiscent of caramel. There is a light indication of fruit that I don't think is immediately identifiable but considering the name of this brew, yeah sure it smells like apricots. In the background are some sulfuric notes.
The taste of this brew is quite wheaty and grainy sweet with the fruity indication of apricots that comes more forward as the brew warms. Initially the apricot flavor is mostly in the aftertaste but it becomes increasingly more bold and evident as it warms. There is seemingly no indication of alcohol in this brew and the aftertaste has a light herbal and earthy quality that mixes with the fruit.
This is a medium bodied brew with a light level of carbonation that leads to a somewhat watery feel. It is very easy drinking in that regards. The first couple sips of this brew really didn't do it for me, it seemed the sulfur aspect was a bit too bold. However, as it opened up it got much more enjoyable as a second glass was poured. Overall not bad and worth a try but this isn't something that I would return to again.
Serving type: growler
01-16-2011 01:59:31 | More by stakem
3.83/5 rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Thanks very much to carlos for sharing this growler at the Memorial day brew session. Poured chilled into a tumbler
A - A golden color with good clarity and tangerine highlights, the head is small and close to white in color but doesn't stick around. The bead is fine and only moderate lace occurs
S - The smell is fruity up front -it has an apricot nose but not in your face. It blends with a light sweet malt aroma of toasted wheat
M - The feel is good with medium body and nice aomount of carbonation and slight tangy sweetness
T -The flavor has a nice clean taste like fruit tea, the fruit comes off like real fruit, not a sweetened extract and blends with the light sweet and slight toasted wheat flavor well. The fruit lasts into the finish and the flavor is dry like wheat in the last sip
D - A flavorful refresher for summer or late spring days in the 90's - I consider this a good fruit flavored wheat, but not something I would reach for often
Serving type: growler
06-01-2010 13:58:36 | More by Slatetank
3.98/5 rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a pale orange (should I say apricot?) with a bit of haze a tiny white head. The smell is a bit of apricot alongside some dry wheat. After all the terrible fruit wheat beers I had on a roadtrip this summer, a nice, authentic fruit-infused wheat beer is really nice. Taste is apricot with some wheat dryness; light mouthfeel with good carbonation. Good drinkability, especially for a fruit beer.
Serving type: on-tap
02-11-2010 17:23:12 | More by Thorpe429
3.93/5 rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
A regular staple for the light beer/fruit loving crowd. Not sure why this one was never entered into the database.
A-Slightly hazed orange copper with a small, bright white head that reduced to a thin cap and left spotty lace.
S-Biscuit wheat malt and a zip if tangy apricot. Touch of spiciness in the background.
T-Wheat malt with fresh, not fake, apricot zing. Touch of spiciness in the drying finish.
M-Medium-light bodied and actually a touch thin on the body. Light and refreshing though with nice lingering flavours.
D-Goes down easy with plenty of flavour. A light refreshing brew great for the hotter months or for the folks looking for something "light and fruity".
Serving type: on-tap
11-16-2009 13:53:53 | More by Deuane
Apricot Wheat from Bullfrog Brewery
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