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Apricot Wheat - Fitger's Brewhouse

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Apricot Wheat
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BA SCORE
87
very good

74 Ratings
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Ratings: 74
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 2
Gots: 6 | 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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5/5  rDev +29.9%

hohnx012, Nov 22, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

ttaran, Jul 23, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

therobot, Dec 31, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

ArfArf, Oct 29, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

josephwa, Dec 20, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Beerlover, Sep 22, 2013
Photo of dfried
4.43/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Appearance is good, a bright but cloudy amberish orange color, decent off white, bubbly head. The smell is definitely of apricots, but there is also a wheat like backbone. The taste, though not too deep or complex, is delicious. Great balance of refreshing wheat, with sweet but tart apricot flavor. The sweet aspect is far from over powering, it is quite balanced. Good, refreshing mouthfeel. I could drink this stuff all day and night long, really any time of year and have a good time. Probably my favorite fruit-beer ever.

dfried, May 30, 2006
Photo of exonthebottle
4.33/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

exonthebottle, Aug 21, 2010
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

socon67, Aug 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Jeffrey2310, Aug 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

arc3636, Dec 26, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

joh02034, Jan 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

mattmarka1, Jul 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Twotonsandwich, Aug 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

BriaCloette, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of ZAP
4.13/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had a small sample of this after a couple other beers and decided to re-rate from a growler....Good apricot flavored wheat beer....apricots evident on the nose and the taste but in a subtle way....a nice wheaty base to this lighter bodied american style wheat ale...The apricots flavor is about perfect....not overdone but strong enough to taste... between medium and light bodied...the fruit flavor is very fresh and juicy...I like that and I like the way it meshes with this beer....this is how flavored wheat beers should taste...also some subtle vanilla that really adds depth....nice brew here..

ZAP, May 15, 2005
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4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

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.

Flipadelphia84, Feb 06, 2011
Photo of gatornation
4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

gatornation, Oct 02, 2011
Photo of ForWhatAlesYou
4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

At the brewhouse, noted at 5.4 ABV.

Cloudy orange, muted amber-orange.

Great fresh apricot in nose and flavor.

No over sugared nastiness sometimes associated with fruit beers.

Wheat malt carries the apricot.

Berry noted in the aroma.

Nice carbonation.

ForWhatAlesYou, Jul 13, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

bigbeers84, Jun 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

MplsMel, Mar 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

nmann08, Jul 05, 2013
Photo of Redrover
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I have seen this on tap many times at Fitgers but did not try it until today. Served in a standard straight sided pint, the beer is a hazy gold with thick off-white head. It has a big nose of apricot backed by grains.

It lives up to its name, apricot, apricot and more apricot. But you know what; it is not over powering as the beer is balanced by a solid wheat core and some perfume notes from the hops.

The mouth is medium with very active carbonation. The bubbles are very small and act as a scourge to keep the beer from being cloying. Well done and tasty.

Redrover, Aug 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

kguard, Apr 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

herman77, Jan 21, 2012
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Apricot Wheat from Fitger's Brewhouse
87 out of 100 based on 74 ratings.