Apricot Blonde - Dry Dock Brewing Co.
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Reviews by iSip:
2.93/5 rDev -24.3%
Dry Dock Apricot Blonde: Disclaimer is that I am not a fan of fruit beer. I got the Apricot Blonde in a 12 pack of assorted Dry Dock product. Considering I like the Hefe and the IPA, it was worth a shot.
Dirty apricot in color, the aroma is, you guessed it, strongly apricot, the head is light and fades fast while the carbonation is subtle at best. The beer tastes like apricots. That said it is recognizably a beer, and as I do like apricots, the apricot flavor does well in a beer blend. This brew is for that rare occasion that you really want something fruity and different, the apricot flavor works. But when I want a beer, I will not pull a Dry Dock Apricot Blonde from the fridge.
This is more of an assessment of fruit beers in general. I guess if I had to have a fruit beer, the Dry Dock would be a good choice.
08-15-2013 19:15:53 | More by iSip
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3/5 rDev -22.5%
Amber to dark gold colored with great clarity. Minimal head that quickly almost entirely dissipates. Overpowering cloying aroma of candy sweet apricots. The taste is a wallop of intensely sweet apricot flavoring. I don't really get anything else out of the taste. The mouth is fairly carbonated.
07-13-2014 03:23:47 | More by Franziskaner
3.08/5 rDev -20.4%
Very small off white head quickly dies into a thin lacing above a cloudy particle filled honey golden colored beer.
Big apricot aroma drowns out anything else that might be trying to showcase itself.
Fizzy apricot taste that is surprisingly drinkable.
The fizziness makes this beer drink more like a soda, maybe more carbonation than I like in my beers, who knows.
Worth a try, but I don't think anybody would want more than two or three of these in a sitting.
09-08-2013 02:26:21 | More by LXIXME
4.53/5 rDev +17.1%
Bomber labeled "Apricot Blonde" Summer Seasonal: Ale Brewed with Apricot Puree.
Served cold into a goblet, this beer has a hazy golden orange color with thick white head.
The aroma is spectacular! If you love apricots, you'll probably spend as much time sniffing the beer as you do sipping it.
Flavor is really solid as well. A sweet and mild malt backbone is there simply to provide a stage upon which the apricots to perform. Very little bitterness but not cloyingly sweet either. Very drinkable, especially considering it's a fruit beer.
Mouthfeel is light in body and carbonation. Reasonably well balanced but fairly sweet. No hops to speak of, really.
Overall a really well done beer. I will have to seek out another bottle before the Summer seasonals go away.
09-09-2011 00:27:13 | More by GilGarp
3.3/5 rDev -14.7%
For this from a friend in Colorado in an awesome beer trade that included a ton of Funkwerks. Certainly looking forward to that but my first foray is this one.
As soon as I open the can I get that sweet apricot aroma. So fruity. It's not bad, but I normally don't love fruit beers so let's see. Head begins a little thin, but when it dies away it leaves me a nice, satisfying layer of lace. Golden orange and cloudy.
Like I said major fruit aroma. A proper whiff reveals that this is no ordinary fruited beer. Barely getting any beer at all, but if I didn't have my eyes open I would swear there was a ripe, delicious apricot just inches from my nose. No artificial flavors, here. I could smell this all day, but I'm eager to taste how this apricot bomb mixes with the (presumed) hops.
Apricots and citrus as expected. If I'm totally honest, though, I'm a little disappointed. Don't know what was expecting, but while the apricot flavor is the main attraction I think I was hoping it would blend with a stronger bitterness.
The mouthfeel is a bit underwhelming, too. It is a blonde, though, so perhaps I was expecting more of a pale ale body.
Too much comparing to Dogfish's Aprihop, which I like, a lot, and this beer doesn't quite make it there. It's decent I suppose if your a fan of fruit beers, but this one is not for me. It does, however get major points for authenticity. They did not cut corners on the apricots.
04-12-2013 02:23:07 | More by kyleelton
Apricot Blonde from Dry Dock Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 115 ratings.