Dunedin Apricot Peach Ale - Dunedin Brewery
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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.
02-17-2005 03:10:30 | More by Sammy
3.58/5 rDev -0.3%
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.
08-31-2005 13:51:12 | More by BEERchitect
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.
03-23-2004 01:37:36 | More by Jason
3.5/5 rDev -2.5%
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.
01-05-2013 06:22:33 | More by Rifugium
3.53/5 rDev -1.7%
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.
12-22-2006 22:39:36 | More by Gueuzedude
4.1/5 rDev +14.2%
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...
03-14-2004 22:27:44 | More by ppoitras
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..
09-26-2008 00:11:47 | More by francisweizen
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.
03-26-2005 00:52:58 | More by sulldaddy
3.63/5 rDev +1.1%
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!
02-01-2006 04:31:23 | More by blitheringidiot
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.
08-24-2005 06:02:54 | More by mentor
4/5 rDev +11.4%
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.
09-22-2006 00:08:52 | More by Drew966
4.1/5 rDev +14.2%
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.
08-27-2004 00:02:02 | More by PorterLambic
Dunedin Apricot Peach Ale from Dunedin Brewery
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