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Apricot Wheat - Fitger's Brewhouse

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Apricot Wheat
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BA SCORE
87
very good

69 Ratings
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Ratings: 69
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 10.85%
Wants: 2
Gots: 5 | 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:
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(Beer added by: tavernjef on 09-02-2003)
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Photo of acurtis
3/5  rDev -22.5%

acurtis, Oct 07, 2014
Photo of nmann08
4/5  rDev +3.4%

nmann08, Jul 05, 2013
Photo of feloniousmonk
3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hazed dull orange, or more correct, apricot, under a 1/2" of bone white foam. Looks the part.

Straight up apricot aroma, with glimmers of citrus on the side, a trickle of lemon and orange.

Smooth, sweet, soft and fruity flavor. Mmmm, wheaty. Nice, creamy texture. That about says it all.

Light bodied, tasty, and terribly drinkable. I like this. Not my style so much anymore, but come July I'd fairly toss 'em back.

feloniousmonk, Feb 08, 2007
Photo of XmnwildX12
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

XmnwildX12, Nov 28, 2013
Photo of tempest
2.88/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

tempest, May 25, 2007
Photo of mothman
3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a finger of white head. A hazed golden yellow.

Aroma: Apricot and wheat flavors. Some spice and sweetness. A bit of citrus mixed in.

Taste: Amazing taste. Straight up apricot. Very fruity. Very fresh. A little bit of wheat and spice. Very good.

Mouthfeel: Clean and easy drinking. Medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. Ends clean.

Overall, this was a very enjoyable beer. The apricots were spot on. Very sessionable. I could drink a fair amount of this.

mothman, Oct 20, 2011
Photo of LXIXME
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

LXIXME, Jul 25, 2013
Photo of tavernjef
3.53/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Color is a solid cloud of pale yellow, fluffy solidly thick white head thats sits about a pencil width high and sustains well throughout consumption and leaves lace sticking in tiny spots. Aroma is of a fresh light apricot and apricot skins, quite nice, I just so happen to really like apricots so the smell was dead on, just a bit to light, I want more. Anyways...taste has fluffy wheat grain sweetness thats nice and soft and there's a milding sense of fresh apricot and has a nice velvety apricot skin dryness in the finish thats light and playful. Pleasant, smooth, and easy sweetness with a close to medium body feel and light wheaty texture. Refreshing and a bit on the lighter side and has a nice drinkablity, its just a tad shy of memorable. Getting close to the Pyramid version which I really like and don't mind have'n around for beatin' the easy summer heatin'.

tavernjef, Sep 03, 2003
Photo of ZAP
4.13/5  rDev +6.7%
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
Photo of LoveStout
3/5  rDev -22.5%

LoveStout, Oct 08, 2014
Photo of maximum12
3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I eyed this portion of the sampler disdainfully. Well, it came, somebody has to drink it, & I probably shouldn't give it to my ten year old. Here goes nothing.

Wheaty look about it, fuzzy, cloudy yellowish. Nose isn't much to write home about, bit of apricot, grassy, plainy.

Apricot Wheat then decides to come out & be just plain good. This oculd have been brewed by the masters of fruit, New Glarus, the apricot is perfect: not medicinal, not syrupy, plain old good fruit. The wheat is drowned out almost entirely; tiny hop bite on the end. Nice summer sipper, this could take on a lot of BMC drinkers & make them smile.

Very good beer & the surprise of the night. Only the second one we'd sipped & it promised really good things to come.

maximum12, Mar 30, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

mattmarka1, Jul 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

crobinso, Yesterday at 07:50 PM
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

jera1350, Jun 29, 2013
Photo of Redrover
4/5  rDev +3.4%
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
Photo of gatornation
4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
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
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

bigbeers84, Jun 25, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

josephwa, Dec 20, 2012
Photo of kbutler1
3.58/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft at Autumn Brew Review. Pours a slightly hazy orange yellow color with a nice white head. The aroma is very fruity with the apricot and then also has some wheat type notes as well. Medium mouthfeel. Pretty sweet up front with some lingering bitterness as well. Really nice drinker. I could drink this one on a nice hot summer day.

kbutler1, Oct 04, 2010
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

socon67, Aug 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

sgttibbs, Jul 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

herman77, Jan 21, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Beerlover, Sep 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

fossage78, Oct 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

NilocRellim, Oct 06, 2012
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Apricot Wheat from Fitger's Brewhouse
87 out of 100 based on 69 ratings.