Dunedin Apricot Peach Ale - Dunedin Brewery
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4.15/5 rDev +15.6%
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.
04-23-2007 18:08:52 | More by Procrastinator
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...
01-17-2007 23:51:34 | More by hunteraw
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
3.55/5 rDev -1.1%
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.
10-25-2006 15:41:55 | More by GooberMcNutly
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
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.
05-12-2006 02:04:54 | More by MSchae1017
3.73/5 rDev +3.9%
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.
03-11-2006 02:06:03 | More by wingnutter
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.
02-27-2006 20:02:47 | More by Jredner
3.5/5 rDev -2.5%
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.
02-01-2006 05:59:12 | More by Fugazme
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
3.58/5 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
3.05/5 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
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.
05-04-2005 02:08:21 | More by assurbanipaul
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
3/5 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
3.63/5 rDev +1.1%
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.
10-24-2004 01:34:39 | More by Guinness4me
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.
09-11-2004 04:09:38 | More by drewbage
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
3.68/5 rDev +2.5%
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.
04-03-2004 21:26:38 | More by Popsinc
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
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
3.45/5 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.
01-18-2004 15:02:50 | More by AtLagerHeads
3.78/5 rDev +5.3%
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.
09-29-2003 00:58:31 | More by BierReise
Dunedin Apricot Peach Ale from Dunedin Brewery
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