Apricot Blonde - Dry Dock Brewing Co.
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2.58/5 rDev -33.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5
Apricot Blonde – Blonde Ale (5.1%) - Dry Dock Brewing Co.
App: Hazy, copper/orange color with significant haze and lots of particulates floating around, more than likely the apricot puree. Head is paltry, with soapy bubbles that dissipate very quickly with no retention and no lacing.
Smell: Apricot with some notes of biscuit malts and a slight, high sourness in the nose.
Taste: Apricots prevail, slightly sweet and sour together. Not a whole lot else going on, a little bit of malt sweetness in the true taste. Tastes a little wheaty too but this might have to do more with the yeast.
Mouth: Dry, with a lingering sweetness that clings high on the palate. Definitely a little on the watery side.
Home tasting, 12oz can into Tulip Glass. 12/23/13
Serving type: can
12-24-2013 05:22:42 | More by ZoomanCru
3.08/5 rDev -20.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
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.
Serving type: can
09-08-2013 02:26:21 | More by LXIXME
4.33/5 rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
Today is my New CANorado Beer Sunday and this one was part of an in-person trade with Blargimus whom I have traded with before, but never in person. He is a Bar Trivia master and so The Old Lady and I trekked down to play and then swapped beers afterwards. Slainte!
From the CAN: "The Siren waits thee, singing song for song. - Walter Savage Landor"; "Ale Brewed with Apricot Puree"; "A misty golden blonde ale fermented with shiploads of fruit. A crisp, clean finish and just enough sweetness make this a favorite. Combine with sunshine and friends for full effect."; "Small Brewing Company of the Year, 2009 Great AmeriCAN Beer Festival".
As a retired sailor, this whole lineup really speaks to me. From the logo of the sailing ship to the nautical references to the sly humor, I CAN really dig it all.
I began with a Crack and inverted Glug, not only producing a finger of dense, bone-white head with decent retention, but also releasing the scent of apricots into the air. I hear the Siren's song, but I must CANtinue. Nose was lush and ripe with the smell of apricots. Color was a hazy orangish-yellow. Finally, I succumbed to her wiles and took my first draught. Mouthfeel was very effervescent, almost to the point of soda pop and the taste was so fruity that I could close my eyes and envision apricots in front of me. That is not to say that it was sweet, however. It had a mild tartness to it that made it entirely satisfying, If it were cloyingly sweet, I would not enjoy it nearly as much. Finish was on that slippery boundary between semi-sweet and semi-dry. Is it partly cloudy or is it partly sunny outside today? There are some things that I CANnot clarify, no matter how I try.
Serving type: can
08-18-2013 13:58:48 | More by woodychandler
Apricot Blonde from Dry Dock Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 87 ratings.