Polycot - Hangar 24 Brewery
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Reviews by Floydster:
4.75/5 rDev +34.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Served in a Hangar 24 pint glass at the brewery on Friday for five dollars, reviewed from notes, one of the two experimental beers available that day
A-This stuff looked amazing and resembled orange juice more than beer, cloudy as I have ever seen a beer of this nature, golden orange color that you could not see through at all, 1/2 inch bubbly white head, stuck around a few minutes, some retention, interesting lacing
S-The smell was definitely the weakest part of the brew but it still had enough apricot in there to make things enjoyable, also some other citrus, small amount of wheat, grassy accents, and mild boozy sweetness
T-It started off with nothing but candied apricots and light sugar, the middle had wheat and a bit of a chewiness character, finish was on the sweeter side with more apricots and lemons, malt never got overpowering and seemed light, beer did get a little more flavorful as it warmed, certainly more fruity than bready during the last few sips, cool balance in this one that did not get old at any point in time
M-Sweet, funky, barely tart, and chewy mouthfeel, carbonation was really good and let the complexities of the beer shine through without being too aggressive, body was full and extremely murky, laste also lingered nicely
D-When the bartender Molly told me the ABV on this one I said there was no way so I walked over to the brewmaster himself and he confirmed it, wow this stuff went down easy and the alcohol was hidden incredibly well, smooth and not overly sweet, not heavy on the stomach, would make a nice session beer regardless of its strength
I had not been to the brewery for close to four months since it pretty much opened, they only had two beers then and now I am glad they have broadened their horizons, Ben is a good brewer and this beer proves that, he pretty much winged it with this and made a masterpiece in my opinion, very popular among others there that day too, it is pretty much their Orange Wheat with just apricots instead of oranges, more alcohol and longer fermentation, they come from his friend Paul's garden, hence the name, I hope to see this one stick around as a permanent offering but it is only a one time deal as of right now, get to the brewery and try some while you can
Serving type: on-tap
09-01-2008 23:29:38 | More by Floydster
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3.5/5 rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Just tapped our second Polycot keg in 6 months. This one was a little bit cloudier because we let it sit in the cooler for a couple of months, thats my guess, but it actually accentuated the citrus taste in this fine Wheat beer. You definitely get that sort of apricot after taste as well as a hint of tartness from the wheat. A great beer for a hot day!
Serving type: on-tap
02-05-2014 02:44:25 | More by guapastapas
Polycot from Hangar 24 Brewery
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