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Apricot Wheat - Fitger's Brewhouse

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Apricot Wheat
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BA SCORE
87
very good

63 Ratings
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Ratings: 63
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 10.51%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Fitger's Brewhouse visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: tavernjef on 09-02-2003)
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Reviews by exonthebottle:
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exonthebottle

Minnesota

4.33/5  rDev +11%

appearance
clear yellow good head that has good lacing.
smell
Apricots, hops and wheat not too sweet
taste
very good not too much apricots smooth wheat and hop taste nice mild bitterness
mouthfeel
creamy and fizzy just right
drinkability
could drink this all night really enjoyable beer

08-21-2010 11:00:56 | More by exonthebottle
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NilocRellim

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

10-06-2012 16:03:08 | More by NilocRellim
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hohnx012

Ohio

5/5  rDev +28.2%

11-22-2011 01:04:44 | More by hohnx012
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sgttibbs

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

07-08-2013 15:31:45 | More by sgttibbs
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

07-25-2013 16:37:20 | More by LXIXME
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socon67

New York

4.25/5  rDev +9%

08-28-2014 03:00:14 | More by socon67
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tempest

Pennsylvania

2.88/5  rDev -26.2%

Good appearance, but for the most part this is a malt-based apricot flavor delivery system. There’s a little wheat in the background, but yeah, you better like your apricot if you order this. I like apricot, but apparently not enough to even finish a sample, yeesh.

05-25-2007 21:49:56 | More by tempest
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CharlesDarwin

Rhode Island

3.2/5  rDev -17.9%

Originally rated on February 9th 2005 at the brewpub. Aroma was appealing. Cloudy golden look. Quite thin on the palate. Wheat was almost absent. Not much nose, fairly boring. This is quite drinkable and heavily refreshing, but nothing with any level of complexity.

04-26-2006 01:35:29 | More by CharlesDarwin
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bigbeers84

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +2.6%

06-25-2012 08:22:53 | More by bigbeers84
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mwilbur

Minnesota

3.73/5  rDev -4.4%

Poured from growler (dated Sept 14, 2009) into shaker pint glass.
A: Pours a clear golden yellow with high carbonation producing a 2+ inch bubbly white head that fairly quickly dissipates.
S: Pleasant and real apricot smell. Hint of soft wheat. Straight forward, but good.
T: Apricot (not quite as nice as the aroma), mild citrus hops, and soft wheat.
M: Creamy wheat feel. Mild fizz from the carbonation.
D: Very drinkable. Nice fruit wheat brew. Good sessionability.

04-02-2010 03:42:39 | More by mwilbur
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umustdrink

Minnesota

3.08/5  rDev -21%

A - Hazy orange color. Head is white and settles to a thick film. Lacing is strong.

S - Citrus fruit, apricot and pineapple. Not many beer-like smells, kind of just smells like juice.

T - Again mostly fruity but now with little bit more beer taste to it. Like a macro mixed with some fruit juice.

M - Mouthfeel is crisp and clean with good carbonation.

D - Eh...Its an okay "fruity beer" I guess. Had it for the first time at a brewfest and I thought it was better then. Maybe I'll try it again in a year or so.

05-11-2007 05:11:41 | More by umustdrink
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Flipadelphia84

Minnesota

4.1/5  rDev +5.1%

A- A cloudy orange with a white head. Looks to be low carbonation.

S- Well this one is easy, smells like apricot. No booze detected. A slight sweet malt scent. Sort of a earthy clean smell.

T- A nice apricot flavor but not sweet. The wheat gives it an earthy flavor. Slightly crisp, very clean tasting, probably from that Lake Superior water.

M- Very low carbonation. Light body, does not leave the tongue dry.

D- It goes down almost like juice. The low carbonation makes it extremely easy to drink. Exceptional.

02-06-2011 23:10:11 | More by Flipadelphia84
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supercolter

Wisconsin

3.8/5  rDev -2.6%

So this was a very satisfying brew. I am pretty skeptical of sweet beers, but this was good. Appearanc is blah with a medium orange color and no head or lacing. Smell and taste are very similar, lots of apricot right up front, that unfiltered wheaty zest and maybe a bit of lemon. Mouthfeel is decent medium in body but no carbonation. Drinkability is quite easy.

10-11-2008 23:46:50 | More by supercolter
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viers002

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

04-18-2014 00:21:05 | More by viers002
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northcoastwolf

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

07-06-2014 02:31:28 | More by northcoastwolf
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gatornation

Minnesota

4.1/5  rDev +5.1%

on tap at the brewhouse

A- pours a hazed light orange color with a sudsy white head

S- fresh apricot bouquet with malt

T- very fresh apricot taste mixed with wheat and malt

M- just right sweetness of fruit with medium carbonation the wheat plays off the apricot nicely

O- great fruit infused brew, could drink many of these

10-02-2011 01:40:37 | More by gatornation
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TCMike

Minnesota

3.71/5  rDev -4.9%

Pours, a hazy orange color. Produced a 2 finger white head.

The aroma is of apricot, peaches, and a straw-like scent.

Tastes similar, but with a light citrus hop presence. Is on the upper end of light bodied. Medium carbonation.

Very easy drinking. Got a growler in mid October. This is more of a summer beer, but it is good stuff.

10-20-2013 21:11:01 | More by TCMike
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Jeffrey2310

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +9%

08-19-2013 01:19:22 | More by Jeffrey2310
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therobot

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

12-31-2011 16:00:40 | More by therobot
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shadow1961

Minnesota

3.95/5  rDev +1.3%

Swinging through the Twin Ports I picked up a growler of Fitgers Brewhouse Apricot Wheat Ale.

As I see it, there are two basic ways to get a lot of flavor out of a wheat ale. You can use authentic hefe or Belgian yeast strains to get all those flavors or smells, or you can use a more neutral yeast and add fruit.

This latter approach was what The Brewhouse took with their Apricot Wheat.

A careful pour (don't want to drop that growler), gets a good finger of foam over a cloudy orange brew. The carbonation is modest, the nose is apricot. Likewise, the flavor is tart apricots, wheat, and a bit of a hop off the back. Mouthfeel is light and crisp. Overall, this is a pretty easy drinking, summery beer- light but not flaccid like a lot of other wheat beers.

08-12-2008 19:46:56 | More by shadow1961
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ttaran

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

07-23-2014 17:28:52 | More by ttaran
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MplsMel


4/5  rDev +2.6%

03-08-2012 22:55:08 | More by MplsMel
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +2.6%

07-05-2013 20:10:28 | More by nmann08
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arc3636

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +9%

12-26-2012 03:44:02 | More by arc3636
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ArfArf

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

10-29-2012 13:31:36 | More by ArfArf
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Apricot Wheat from Fitger's Brewhouse
87 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.