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Dunedin Apricot Peach Ale - Dunedin Brewery

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Reviews: 33
Hads: 83
Avg: 3.55
pDev: 20%
Wants: 4
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
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Dunedin Brewery visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BierReise on 09-29-2003

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Reviews: 33 | Hads: 83
Photo of jenbys2001
4.43/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer is quite refreshing on tap, very light and drinkable. The alcohol content stands at 6.2% but it tastes very spritzy. The apricot flavor is pronounced but without sweetness. It also has a bit of a yeasty wheat taste to it. The carbonation and tartness reminded me a little bit of Sprite. Yum. I will keep this in mind as a tasty (mid-day)summer beer.

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Photo of Procrastinator
4.15/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16 oz. bottle poured into Nonic pint glass.

Appearance: cloudy light orange/brown colored body with a slight off-white billowing, rocky head. The look of a nice hefeweizen. Fine bubble carbonation leaves nice lacing around glass sides.

Smell: definite peach and dried apricot aromas are soft and not overpowering. Reminds me of long forgotten Gerber peach or apricot baby foods.

Taste: mild peach and apricot is dry, hardly sweet at all. Dry lemon zest finish. Hop taste and smell seem almost non-existent. Crusty, bready flavors at finish.

Mouthfeel: love the carbonation. Makes for a smooth mouthfeel. Perfectly balanced between sweetness and bitterness. Light to medium bodied beer.

Drinkability: refreshing and tasty with little alcohol taste makes for pretty easy drinking. This beer reminds me of a warm spring day.

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Photo of ppoitras
4.12/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz bottle with reasonably involved silkscreening obtained via trade with BierReise. Thanks for the opportunity...

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed over an inch of whitish head which had good foamy staying power. A cloudy golden peach in color, and the aroma is peach and apricots, whoa, does the aroma ever match this brew's name! Flavor is not quite as fruity as the aroma led me to expect, and is actually quite well-balanced with the light malts and hops. Smooth mouthfeel, with enough hops action to keep the brew from hitting far that sickly-sweet level that some fruit beers achieve. A great summer beer, I would expect, and even though I am not the world's biggest fruit beer fan, I have to appreciate this one...

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Photo of PorterLambic
4.1/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked one up at Blackburn Point Liquors in Osprey, FL. Had tried the Leonard Croon's Old Mean Stout and enjoyed it, so what the hey.

Poured straight into a pint glass. A big, light-colored head formed over the hazy, somewhat cloudy, golden colored liquid. The head stayed for quite some time, several minutes, dropping evenly and leaving no trace of lace at all.
Smell was, of course, peach & apricots, hops and a little malt sweetness lingering in the background.
Taste followed through with peach/apricot, hops, hints of lemon later and just a touch of alcohol present at the end.
Mouthfeel was smooth, lightly carbonated, a light-to-medium body. Perfect for a summer brew.
Drinkability is very high. A great flavor without being overpowering or cloying. An easily quaffable beer and one I will have again.

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Photo of olimpia84
4.04/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this on-tap at Dunedin Brewery, served on a Pint glass.

A: light but cloudy orange color with a small white head.

S: as advertised, peach is predominant on the nose which is a nice touch. Well done because the peach aroma is never offensive. Hints of wheat were present as well.

T: sweet fruity flavor with peach leading the way, apricots and a yeasty finish. Good balance and good implementation of said fruit flavors.

M: light to medium body, balanced carbonation. Very drinkable.

O: a very solid choice, fans of the style should definitely try this beer. Makes a good beer for a hot summer day.

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Photo of Drew966
4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dunedin Apricot Peach Ale pours a hazy golden color with a small white head from a brown sixteen ounce bottle. The aroma is apricot and peach, with apricot coming out on top. Apricot dominates the taste, there's a little peach too, followed by a wheat flavor. Spritzy carbonation and a light body. This is a nice summer beer, perfect for our hot Florida days. Definitely worth a try if you like fruit beers.

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Photo of BierReise
3.8/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz. Bottle. Poured a cloudy honey gold color with a very dense and creamy white head that lasted quite awhile. Aroma is very fragrant with peahes and apricots that are slightly perfume like but rather pleasant. Flavor is fruity with peaches and light like a wit. Body is medium, not too thin. Overall a decent brew that was refreshing to say the least.

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Photo of Popsinc
3.71/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

According to the bottle this is an unfiltered ale brewed with apricot puree.

A cloudy pink pour with a small off white head. Looks like a glass of grapefuit juice. The nose is very sweet and full of ripe apricot and candy. The taste on the other hand is much more mild. Only hints of apricot creep through. There is a tartness and refreshing fruitiness to it. The mouthfeel is light and creamy. Seems to be the perfect summer quencher. A quality beer.

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Photo of justin7742
3.7/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From the tap, my wife ordered this one. It had a dark gold color with a slight creamy head. I tried it and immediately thought of an apricot soda with a beer aftertaste. I am not big on fruit beers at all but for what it was it seemed like a wheat beer with a hint of apricot. It was kind of sweet with a minute bitter aftertaste. It's not too bad if you are looking for a light and refreshing summer beer to quench your thirst.

I also want to note that I saw quite a few other guys in the bar requesting this ale. It seemed like a popular choice at the Dunedin Brewery.

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Photo of htomsirveaux
3.69/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Pegs, 17 Jul 2010.

Faintly hazy yellow color. Small off white head. Lightly carbonated. Light aroma of apricots, wheat. Apricot up front but light in flavor. Slightly tart and wheat through middle, sweet tart finish. Light body, light ethanol.

Overall light and refreshing.

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Photo of wingnutter
3.68/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Very hazy golden color due to being unfiltered. Almost no head to speak of. Not much in the smell department other than the slightest bit of apricot and peach tones (surprise surprise)

Taste is surprisingly smooth, refreshing and fruity. Apricots dominate the palate, and the peach mingles well with it. This would make a great sumemrtime/lawnmower beer. Finish is wet and fruity. Thin mouthfeel, but it is what it is.

While this isnt an exicting beer, its definately a juicy quencher. I could see myself chugging a few of these in the 100 degree Florida heat this summer.

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Photo of Guinness4me
3.65/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

While I find Dunedin's brews a bit hoppy for my taste, this one suprised me. Overflowing at the first pop of the cap, it poured a lemon-orange color with a beautiful, thick head.

Apricot baby food was my first thought for the smell and truly honest to the scent of apricots. I didn't notice much peach in the smell, but I was rewarded later with the taste.

Again, apricot was my first flavor, followed by a nicely balanced hoppiness, and finally the taste of fresh, cling peaches. It had a nice citrus kick.

The mouthfeel was crisp and very dry. I don't know how quenching this would be on a hot day.

If you're in the mood for a fruity beer, I think it's worth a try. I enjoyed it and will drink it again.

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Photo of blitheringidiot
3.65/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Big ole pounder bottle with a bright peach adorned label declaring ale brewed with appricot puree and peach flavor added.

Pours a well cloudy unfiltered hazy light peach orange hue with a few scant bubbles rising to eet a setled dense froth ivory thin layer. A few

Aroma is overwhelming peach and apricots. This is a no holds barred fruit beer. Mostly apricot translates in the nose. As far as fruit beers go, the nose has a good aroma that retains a solid proper scent. This just exudes peach.

First swigs: Soft profile of apricot and the peach aspect follows suit. A bit of a residual almost syrupy feel with the preponderance of unfiltered haze.

Feel is medium bodied, soft carbonation, clean linger of solid apricot in the finish. Maybe a bit messy with the particles laden sticky feel.

Last swigs: For the fruitber fearless, only! Truth in advertising: Apricot peach ale. Nada mas!

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.58/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From notes taken in December 2004.

A beer with some twang. A cloudy yellow with an orange tint. Good carbonation and retention leads to a creamy beer. Good wheat malt base. Some underlying sweetness. Fruitiness comes through and adds to the wheat character without overpowering it. could have more of an over-ripened appricot flavor. This would keep it from being as tart. Hop bittering with the tartness allows for a good thirst quencher. No evident alcohol. Light in body, also finishes light and crisp. On par with their Raspberry Wheat.

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Photo of GooberMcNutly
3.57/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

An enjoyable fruit beer without the sweetness that pervades most. Apricots are a good choice for this style, in my opinion. Not very clear with a big head and plenty of apricot aroma. Coated the tongue with that "fuzzy" apricot flavor. The second half of the glass had much more aroma than the first, as the beer warmed.

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Photo of Fugazme
3.53/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks UncleFlip!

16oz. bottle...

HUGE head... This sucker is carbonated to the point of annoyance.
Thick white head about 4" tall... it won't go away. In fact, it is pouring out of the bottle... very odd as there is no way this has been shaken... it just slowly keeps creeping out of the half-full bottle. Have to wait awhile to review as it just won't quit...

Yellow/gold in hue... slightly cloudy... still a monster head.

Aroma is sweet/floral/fruity... obvious peach and apricot... honey... sweetener... lavendar.

Taste is grainy and fruity... not a whole lot of malt background. A touch thin...

Nothing too exciting here.

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Photo of Gueuzedude
3.53/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sits with a lightly hazy, orangish tinged, straw gold colored body in my tulip glass. It is very well carbonated, as many streams of undulating rivulets bubble up through my glass. The carbonation maintains a fluffy, off-white colored head that starts out four-fingers thick. The aroma is quite fruity, with definitely noticeable apricot aromatics. The peach is here as well, but it is hard to differentiate between these two fruits. The fruit aromatics completely dominate the aromatic profile, but if you dig for it, there is a dry, lightly toasted grain character underneath.

Definitely well carbonated, the beer fizzes up into a frothy mass as it first hits my tongue. A quick, yet vigorous, swirl of my tulip glass, and I can no longer get to the beer underneath all of the foam again. This really has a dense, meringue like head that is almost a structural wonder, but I just want some of the beer underneath. A bit of patience finally yields a second sip. It is still pretty well carbonated, but I can now notice the flavors a bit better. Lightly tart and quite dry, it is still quite fruity tasting. Almost floral like in its expression of apricot and peach flavors. This beer is incredibly light, very quaffable, and would be perfect on a hot summer's day. The carbonation only contributes to the perceived lightness of body. I could perhaps use a touch more sweetness, but I wouldn't want much; I have a feeling that this went into the bottle with a touch more sweetness, which is why it is so incredibly carbonated now. Apricot is one of those fruit flavors that I like from time to time, and this certainly is an ejoyable quaff.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.53/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: A dark gold body, a lil' murky in appearance, with a smallish, white head.

Smell: Amply fruity nose of pureed and blended stone fruits set against the aromatic backdrop of hard, lightly grainy wheat malt with a slim spiciness.

Taste: A largely fruity taste, with the eviscerated peaches and apricots atop the lightly grainy malted wheat. Modest spiciness. Very low level of herbal hop character and bitterness. Drying, vaguely spicy finish with lingering fruit flavors.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation.

Overall: It's okay.

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Photo of Rifugium
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First had: on tap at their brewpub

The brewer called this beer Dunedin's "biggest seller," and it's pretty obvious why, especially if you're a woman or college student. Not really my style, and I'm assuming this uses syrup or concentrate rather than actual fruit, but overall, this was not a bad fruit beer, IMO.

Hazy, golden orange color, with a fizzy white head that receded to a wispy layer, maybe leaving a few dots of lacing on the glass. Sweet but not cloying aroma, caramel malts and apricot/peach. Taste reflected the nose, bready malts, toasted wheat, apricot/peach essence omnipresent but not overpowering, light leafy hops in the background. Body was light edging towards medium, above average carbonation. Not something I'd go for again, but good in its own way.

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Photo of ckollias
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed this beer on tap at Dunedin Brewery .

A: Pours a slightly cloudy golden-orange hue with a 2-finger, fizzy, white head that quickly dissipates down the side of the glass ending in a wispy lace and no trail.

S: Sweet and fruity aroma – mostly peach and apricot .

T: Sweet fruity flavor (peach and apricot) with a wheat malt background.

M: Medium body and high carbonation.

O: Decent fruit beer –easy drinker.

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Photo of sulldaddy
3.47/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

I am drinking a chilled sample in a pint glass. THe beer pours a hazy gold color. Fairly light color almost like champagne except for the haze. A bleached white head of .5 cm foams up and fades to a surface layer fairly quickly.
Aroma is all fruit. Apricots and peach as expected. The aroma is clean and is appealing. First sip reveals a light body (which ive noticed in most Dunedin brews) with fairly mild carbonation.
Flavor is very mild with some light fruitiness apricots and peaches again and a bit of general candy sweetness. The beer is clean, mild, and refreshing. A decent brew but not one I would try again.

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Photo of drewbage
3.47/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sampled straight from the BIF fof Hell. Big brown bottle, no freshness date spotted.

Beer almost explodes out of the bottle on first popping of the cap. Allowing the beer to settle I poured almost the full bomber into a pint glass, lost the rest to foam.

Beer is deeply hazy orange yellow with a tall white head that collapses pretty quickly with the lips.

Aroma is a large dry apricot aroma with a medicinal earthy peach behind it.

Flavor makes with a sharp acidic fruit character and a spicy hop bite that compliments nicely with the sweetness apparent in the brew.

Still too much of a medicinal chemical peach flavor in the brew.

Tasty though. I'll give them that, but not the best effort of the brewery.

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Photo of AtLagerHeads
3.43/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This hazy yellow wheat beer appears to be unfiltered. It sports a small but retentive white head. The aroma is light and gives just a small bit of fruit notes, mixed with, perhaps, some slight hop note.

The flavor is a delicate apricot fruit taste, so delicate, in fact, that might wife could not pick it up. The feel is of a perky and sprtizy light nature. Good drinkability for a fruit beer.

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Photo of tmoneyba
3.4/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Draft on 12/12/2005.

Poured a hazy orange color with an average creamy white head that was lasting and produced good lacing.

Heavy apricot and peach aroma.

Medium body with a sticky texture.

Moderate sweet fruit flavor with a moderate sweet finish of average duration.

Complex fruit beer.

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Photo of Jredner
3.34/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

HEAD. As in this one has a huge HEAD. Smelled hugely of apricot and peach, but I found that comforting and pleasant aroma wise and not at all gimmicky. Very enjoyable aroma. Sooo the flavor is less pleasing. Apricot puree fruit mash melange and some mild watery wheat ale. This could have been a better realized brew if they would have made a sturdier wheat beer to carry the apricot/peach flavor. As it is the flavor is all apricot and water with a tinge of wheat.

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