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Hidden Barrel Apricot - AC Golden Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

63 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 63
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 20
Gots: 9 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
AC Golden Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Mebuzzard on 05-27-2012)
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akang

California

4/5  rDev +1.5%

06-22-2014 03:33:40 | More by akang
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PG2G

California

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

06-07-2014 14:47:16 | More by PG2G
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jlindros

Massachusetts

4.44/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Another thanks to rudzud. Batch 1 , 2010

No head, hazy golden peach color.

Nose fresh apricot, nice funky sour lacto like funk, generic tart sour fruit and light berry notes, little stone fruit and put.

Taste semi sweet to start, then quickly turns to acidic funk, tart sour wild funk, stone fruit and little apricot like fruit, juicy bit sour. Nice juicy fruit with light bitterness. Finish is sticky little flemmy, mild acidic tart and mild stone fruit.

Mouth is lighter bod, decent carb, little acidic bite.

Overall pretty nice, tart lambic with little stone fruit and nice acidity, tasty beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2014 01:06:38 | More by jlindros
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rudzud

Massachusetts

4.4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Shared with JLindros and Threelions. Batch 1

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice crystal clear straw hue with a thin quarter inch head that leaves light halo.

S - Aromas of apricot and pit, nice light funk, definitely sour.

T - Taste is pleasantly sour, nice stone fruit, nice nice light apricot, good funk, light vanilla, barrel, really good sour tart funk.

M - Mouthfeel Is nice and crisp. Pleasant.

O - Overall this beer was really tasty. Nice and old and drinkable. Delicious.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2014 02:38:51 | More by rudzud
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afsdan

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

05-22-2014 14:28:14 | More by afsdan
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Lauren for the share.
This had to follow De Garde's Imperial Apricot Bu, so it had rough competition.

Golden-orange pour, moderately hazy, with a foamy cap of white head that fizzled out and held at a ring, leaving some minor lacing on the glass. Aroma of wet wood, stone fruit, soured grains, light funk. Taste of toasted grains up front, biscuity malts, woody, herbal, apricot was there, but not in a huge way, not very sour or sweet, just kind of benign, with a fruity essence, and a slight grassy funk. Light-medium body, crisp, dry. Drinkable enough, but a bit lacking in flavor.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2014 11:55:22 | More by Rifugium
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ajzy

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

04-13-2014 14:38:45 | More by ajzy
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kscaldef

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

04-07-2014 16:38:05 | More by kscaldef
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bikesnbeerFtc

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

02-26-2014 22:12:02 | More by bikesnbeerFtc
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1.5%

12-23-2013 14:58:36 | More by Sammy
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Sarge3130

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

11-28-2013 12:14:24 | More by Sarge3130
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.49/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

what a beer, almost as sour as the mother funker, seriously puckery stuff here. pours a lackluster pale greyish yellow color, dense straw looking and sort of bland, with a head that bubbles a little on the pour but never amounts to anything. it smells sour as hell, lactic acid is all I really get. a touch of summer peachy pollen maybe, but that's all. at first all I taste is long, its all day long, I mean, five minutes from sip to finish, constantly changing, never dry like I expected and sort of hoped it would be. I get a bit of apricot in the middle there, all fuzzy and little and a tad under ripe, but the sourness and acidity takes over before I can really appreciate this. to be fair, its a 2012 vintage, and may have soured quite a lot since its release. I will have to try the peche to compare, but I have a feeling this is just an in your face sour bomb. I didn't dislike it at all, but its drinkability it limited for obvious reasons and both claystation and I forced the last of this bomber down. good work if you can get it, a front of tongue sour for the ultimate challenge. just good to me though, not stand out aside from its sourness.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2013 09:47:52 | More by StonedTrippin
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LotsofLupulin

Colorado

4/5  rDev +1.5%

11-11-2013 00:15:52 | More by LotsofLupulin
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StubFaceJoe

Colorado

4/5  rDev +1.5%

10-27-2013 03:23:00 | More by StubFaceJoe
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dfhhead25

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

10-16-2013 21:11:49 | More by dfhhead25
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BMart

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

10-16-2013 03:59:36 | More by BMart
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Haybeerman

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

09-06-2013 23:56:47 | More by Haybeerman
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marqoid

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

09-05-2013 13:40:28 | More by marqoid
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bennetj17

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

09-05-2013 04:09:31 | More by bennetj17
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Ispeakforthetrees

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

08-31-2013 15:13:56 | More by Ispeakforthetrees
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montrealbcr89

Quebec (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

08-26-2013 03:33:30 | More by montrealbcr89
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oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -36.5%

08-25-2013 15:11:47 | More by oldp0rt
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ArrogantB

Colorado

4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Rackhouse for the bargain price of $8 (ouch). I think the glass might ,might have been six ounces. Bright yellow, hazy, spritzy. Aroma is tartness, brett, slightly cheesy, maybe lacto? Not a whole lot of apricot in the nose. Flavor was sour, brett, hints if apricot, actually pretty good. My only complaint about this is that it just does not have enough apricot flavor or aroma but it is still a good wild ale.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2013 03:03:41 | More by ArrogantB
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

3.93/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle opened on 7.18.13
Batch 1
Brewed 12/20/2010
Bottled 10/18/2011
HBC Barrel 26 & 27

A - Pours a opaque very light orange with an active fizzy off-white head with is gone fast.

S - Tart apricots, not super strong.

T - Tart apricot, lots of fruit, not much funk or barrel, but the apricot shines.

D - Good carbonation with a light body, tart.

O - A nice tart, light apricot. Not overly complex, but still nice.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2013 03:01:32 | More by HuskyinPDX
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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

thanks to ablackshear for this extra!

poured into tulip glass.

reviewed from notes taken 7/13/2013.

Appearance: Golden orange bodied beer with thin white cap with a few big bubbles. Quickly drops to no head and the sour looks still.

Smell: This beer smells lactic and sour! Hint of peach/apricot fruitiness. Not much funk to speak of.

Taste: This beer is rather tart! I would say 7/10 and the tartness get bigger as it warms! Peaches, apricots, and a hint of lemon. Not a lot of funk that is noted and just a hint of oak. Lingering sour finish.

Mouthfeel: low end of a medium bodied sour. Low carbonation. The beer is pretty dry and crisp.

Overall: This is a really awesome sour beer. Overexceeded all my expectations. It is legit! It does lack some complexity, but still really enjoyable if you like wild ales with hugr pucker factor. I had a 2011 Cascade Apricot this weekend and this beer held its own going against the Cascade. The hidden barrel was alot more sour than Cascade Apricot.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2013 06:02:26 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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Hidden Barrel Apricot from AC Golden Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.