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Dunedin Apricot Peach Ale - Dunedin Brewery

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Dunedin Apricot Peach AleDunedin Apricot Peach Ale

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BA SCORE
82
good

74 Ratings
THE BROS
72
okay

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Ratings: 74
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 4
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Dunedin Brewery visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BierReise on 09-29-2003)
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Photo of MSchae1017
2.25/5  rDev -37.3%

This beer was tasted in an imperial pint glass from a 16oz bottle

This beer pours a hazy orange with a creamy white head that holds and laces a little. This beer smells of all fruity sweetness. The taste is all sugary up front without any real beer taste. It is just all sweetness without any balance. The fruit taste isnt all that good either. There is some nice thickness to this beer as well will acceptable carbonation. Overall this just isn't beer to me.

MSchae1017, May 12, 2006
Photo of BeerRun13
2.95/5  rDev -17.8%

Pours a pale amber. Another highly charged offering from Dunedin. Split this one with my wife and got the right pour for her. Yeasties in there.
Apricots dominate, but there is a peachy/banana presence.
Apricot, peach, and banana like yeasties. Tart and maybe a touch sour.
Light bodied, Sour pucker, and way overcarbonated.
I'm begining to think Dunedin bottles prematurely.

BeerRun13, Apr 28, 2007
Photo of assurbanipaul
2.98/5  rDev -17%

Pours a cloudy muted orange with a nice frothy head. Aroma is light fruits and some sweet astringent bathroom air freshener.

Taste is light and not very sweet. Light toasted malts with some peach essense and just a touch of lemon citrus. Nice acidic wheaty smoothness to it, but not a lot of beery character.

Mouthfeel is heavy even though the taste is light. Good summer brew, would be quite refreshing on a hot day. A better beer than the numbers reflect, although they are accurate and I'm not much of a fan of the style. Thanks to futaboots for this sample.

assurbanipaul, May 04, 2005
Photo of Sammy
3/5  rDev -16.4%

I am not a big fan of fruit beers, especially contrived ones. This is not bad, but the apricot and peach are concentrates and its a soft drink really. But the bars need it for their lineup.This was medium mouthfeel, not that watered down, but its a herbal tea flavour there.

Sammy, Feb 17, 2005
Photo of MikalMick
3/5  rDev -16.4%

MikalMick, Jul 06, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

Josiah2729, Jun 06, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

Lare453, Mar 22, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

beernads, May 24, 2013
Photo of francisweizen
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Had quite a few of these in plastic ups on the beach the last time I was in florid. This is decent. A haze golden brew with a billowy cloud white head. Retention is minimal, but it is 100 degrees out, so whattyagonnado. Aromas of Peach and wheat, with a bit of biscuit malt. Taste is the same, fruity with the peach and a nice solid wheaty biscuit malt backdrop. Mouthfeel is creamy smooth wheat. Drinkability can't be beat when in the lower FL heat...Not bad..

francisweizen, Sep 26, 2008
Photo of brother_kenneth
3/5  rDev -16.4%

brother_kenneth, Aug 09, 2014
Photo of mentor
3.05/5  rDev -15%

Thanks to UncleFlip for providing! Pours like a 16 year old struggling to unzip in the back of a car...foam spills out the top of the bottle before I have a chance to pour it in the glass. Then it forms a six finger head over a one finger liquid. Ha ha ha, oh wasn't that funny! I decided to release some carb with a single quick shake and just keeping it from foaming over by capping my thumb over the opening. Now, I've got pretty strong hands, but there was *no way* I could keep the beer in the bottle. After the blaze burned itself out, I'm left with two fingers of beer in the bottom of a 16 oz bottle of foam and my kitchen is coated in beer spray. The good news is that I am also coated in beer and it smells like dried apricots (one of my favorite flavors) and gently of the smell of a particular mowed valley of grass & dandelions I remember from the summers of my childhood. I also have a bit of a peach stone smell about me, too. The beer itself smells like dried apricots, dead on. Appears super cloudy yellow with light orange color and a nearly white head. The liquid appears almost like a light colored wheat beer. Tastes of apricot, a stingy sour, and then a stingy carbonated apricot finish/aftertaste. It sorta has a taste like sprite added to an apricot juice...you know, that quality you get when you mix sprite with fruit juice. Spritzer...but not entirely satisfying. Despite the incredible release of carbonation, the beer is still overcarbonated...I'm glad the bottle didn't explode when I took it out of the fridge. The finish is a bit dry and the fruit falls a bit flat near the end of the glass...I think I'm used to the potent up front kick that the ending is, yes fruity, but doesn't stand up. Md-light body and, did I say, overcarbonated. Despite all the crap I've said, the beer is still pretty enjoyable.

mentor, Aug 24, 2005
Photo of Jason
3.13/5  rDev -12.8%

Presentation: 16 oz brown bottle with no freshness date.

Appearance: Hazed orange beige with a tiny bubbled lace that draws a little retention.

Smell: Big fruity aroma of peaches and apricots, yeast and wheat malt in the back.

Taste & Mouthfeel: The upfront crispness holds a refreshing quality in the palate. Very light on the hops with only a faint astringent grain to hold the sweetness at bay. Evident fruit flavors are at the appropriate levels. Ends with a yeasty note and more grain.

Notes: A half decent fruit beer, a tad bland in the malt department with a drawn-out graininess and a lackluster fruit flavor. A good try but there are better fruit beers out there.

Jason, Mar 23, 2004
Photo of hunteraw
3.13/5  rDev -12.8%

This one has been sitting in my apartment for a while now. Decided to try it today because I got a batch of carambola (star fruit) wine started yesterday, and it reminded me of the bottle sitting in the corner... Should be noted that the bottle I have looks completely different from the one shown in the picture.

Appearance: Holy cow, maybe the most carbonated beer I've ever had to pour. Ridiculous - I poured fairly carefully, and there was maybe an inch of beer in the pint glass, and the rest was all foam. After settling down, it expanded to maybe 2.5 inches, and I was able to pour in some more beer. Pale peach (surprise!) in color, champagne like carbonation - copious amounts of bubbles streaming up from the bottom. Rocky white head. Pretty attractive beer, really, but be warned when you're pouring!

Smell: Initially a little offputting. Peach is very present, with some sour apricot and believe it or not a bit of hops. Juicy smelling.

Taste: Slightly sour, very light - almost reminiscent of mineral water. Peach shows up on the front of the palate, apricot at the finish and in the back of your mouth. Somehow manages to avoid being too sweet, despite a lack of much malt or hops character.

Mouthfeel: Carbonation too high - again reminiscent of mineral water.

Drinkability: Not bad for a fruit beer, but I won't be buying this one again. This one goes out to the ladies...

hunteraw, Jan 17, 2007
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

jaydoc, Nov 16, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

ninaturner, Jun 05, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Dmbphoenix, Jul 08, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

LambicKing, Mar 30, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Texasfan549, Apr 11, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

GuttaMane138, May 25, 2013
Photo of Jredner
3.3/5  rDev -8.1%

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.

Jredner, Feb 27, 2006
Photo of tmoneyba
3.35/5  rDev -6.7%

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.

tmoneyba, Nov 12, 2008
Photo of AtLagerHeads
3.45/5  rDev -3.9%

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.

AtLagerHeads, Jan 18, 2004
Photo of sulldaddy
3.48/5  rDev -3.1%

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.

sulldaddy, Mar 26, 2005
Photo of drewbage
3.48/5  rDev -3.1%

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.

drewbage, Sep 11, 2004
Photo of iemailjack
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

iemailjack, Jan 08, 2013
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Dunedin Apricot Peach Ale from Dunedin Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 74 ratings.