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Apricot Au Poivre Saison - Reserve Series Aged In Chardonnay Barrels - Nebraska Brewing Company

Apricot Au Poivre Saison - Reserve Series Aged In Chardonnay BarrelsApricot Au Poivre Saison - Reserve Series Aged In Chardonnay Barrels

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BA SCORE
88
very good

125 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 125
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 9.92%


Brewed by:
Nebraska Brewing Company visit their website
Nebraska, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Saison brewed with apricot and black pepper then aged in third-use Chardonnay barrels.

This listing is for bottle reviews. The draft version is not aged in chardonnay barrels and is found here -  http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profi ... 6504/79625 

(Beer added by: RedHaze on 05-10-2010)
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dirtylou

Washington

4.08/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle, split and paired with some spicy soup

"ale brewed with pepper and apricots and aged in chardonnay barrels"

appearance: hazy golden body, big frothy white head with nice lacing. light-bodied but wonderful looking

smell: not to much too the nose - heavy dose of yeast, white pepper, lemon zest, earthy, some light tartness

taste: nebraska brewing co does some really interesting things - this saison has a nice delicate tartness to it, frothy yeast, dry peppery finish, sweetness coming from the apricot but not really a distinguished flavor.

mouthfeel: fresh, frothy and tart

drinkability: good, pairs well with a spicy soup

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2011 00:58:18 | More by dirtylou
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LilBeerDoctor

New York

3.88/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed on 6/14/2010. Growler. Pours a hazy golden orange with a thick white head. Aroma of spices, Belgian yeast, pepper, and a hint of light fruits. Flavor of spices, yeast, and bready malts upfront with apricot undertones. This one seemed more spicy vs. apricoty. Very tasty stuff, great saison!

Serving type: growler

12-23-2010 21:15:32 | More by LilBeerDoctor
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Gmann

New York

3.73/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy honey color with a frothy white head that settles into a puffy cap. The aroma is of musty belgian yeast spices; some green apple, hay, and a touch of horse blanket. Then there is the apricot, not strong but noticable. The tart funky aroma of the apricot works well with a saison. The taste has a fairly strong sweet, tart flavor of the apricot. Must say it overpowers the saison. I was hoping for more of a hint of apricot. With that said, there is some belgian characteristics; candi sugar sweetness, tart green apple, and some light clove. The feel is light to moderate with soft carbonation; pretty much sweet and tangy throughout. A solid beer, pretty easy to drink and the apricot works well though a touch overpowering for some of the subtle saison characteristics. As with most NBC's beers, the price would probably limit me to one purchase.

Serving type: growler

08-14-2010 01:58:20 | More by Gmann
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dbossman

Nebraska

3.6/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Looks like apple cider; hazy with a quickly dissipating head; lacing isn't all that present

S: Smells like dried apricot--the packaged kind; slightly smells like feet but oddly enough is still rather pleasant; grainy and earthy along with sweet and spicy nodes

T: Apricot dominates but not in an overly sweet way--tastes more like apricot puree than the actual fresh fruit; something a bit funky here; also grainy and spiciness pervades

F: Decent mouthfeel-- a bit thin

D: Not as refreshing as I'd hope; decent but the packaged/pureed apricot flavoring is a bit wearing

Serving type: on-tap

07-10-2010 02:09:55 | More by dbossman
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RedHaze

Nebraska

3.58/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

"Unfiltered. Ours is spiced with both Apricot puree and Black Pepper."

Pours a very hazy pale gold with a dense one finger head. The foam sticks a round for a long time, leaving a nice lacing behind.

Smell; the pepper really come through in the aroma pretty strongly, even while it's still fairly cold. The apricots come through nicely along with a faint hint of pineapple.

Taste; as with the smell the black pepper kicks things off, but fortunately doesn't overwhelm. Apricots and pineapple, as well as a touch of grassy hops fill out the middle and then this finishes with a dry yeastiness that leans a bit towards chalky, and detracts from the rest of the beer a little bit.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with the lack of filtering, which I'm very happy for, and the drinkability is pretty good.

Not my favorite beer from NBC so far, but still pretty good. I'm happy to see them keep trying new styles especially a Saison, now if only they'd do a Doppelbock. Keep it up guys.

Serving type: growler

05-10-2010 00:50:47 | More by RedHaze
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Apricot Au Poivre Saison - Reserve Series Aged In Chardonnay Barrels from Nebraska Brewing Company
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