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Hidden Barrel Apricot - AC Golden Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

71 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 71
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 10.63%
Wants: 23
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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Reviews by craytonic:
Photo of craytonic
4.2/5  rDev +6.3%

Bottle shared by forgetfu

Appearance: murky golden apricot color with a bit of haze

Aroma; apricot, lactic sour

Taste: nice fresh apricot, moderalty sour with a touch of sweet from the fruit

Mouthfeel: medium body, good carbonation

Overall: better than the kriek and peach offerings from this brewer, really tasty. Right behind the one from the pacific north east, not as good as fou foune but not that far off either.

craytonic, Jun 15, 2012
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Zaphog, Jun 27, 2013
Photo of Cody
4.01/5  rDev +1.5%

25.4 oz bottle served fresh from the refrigerator at 35 degrees F.

Batch 2 Bottled 11/12/12 Bottle #230

Appearance: Bright golden; same color as a peach. Even with aggressive pouring the beer garnished only a modest head which quickly dissipated to a centimeter worth of retention. Poured into a Unibroue Tulip; beer clean.

Aroma: Sour apricot notes, possibly lactobacillus. Soft notes of peaches and grains

Taste:
Cold: Mild acidity/tartness and slight fruit flavor. Not as prominent as expected from the bottle.

After 13 Minutes: The acidity definitely becomes amped up but still maintains a pretty reasonable level and the apricot appears more prominently. There is still almost no noticeable hop characteristic.

Mouthfeel: Astringent mouth feel with a lingering tartness that dances on the tongue. Despite the low head just enough dry carbonation.

Overall: Quite an enjoyable beer. Its probably a 4/10 or 5/10 in the pure acidity factor and the subtly of the sour and apricot notes make this a refreshing take on the ever burgeoning sour category. I definitely recommend letting the beer warm as it's flavors become amplified for the better.

Full disclosure I really did not want to like this beer being basically a MillerCoors product but kudos to the brewers.

Cody, Apr 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

MinorThreat, Mar 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

cosmonick, Jul 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

bstyle, Jun 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

ygtbsm94, Jun 09, 2012
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3.78/5  rDev -4.3%

Bottle courtesy of forgetfu. Served in a snifter. Pours a slightly-hazed light orange color with a good white head and nice lacing. Nose has a really impressive apricot presence with a touch of grain and nice acidity. Flavor has really nice apricot with good acidity and a very mild funk presence. Would be better with more funk, but I can’t complain about this. Light body with medium acidity. Quite nice.

Thorpe429, Dec 15, 2012
Photo of jlindros
4.44/5  rDev +12.4%

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.

jlindros, May 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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.

Rifugium, May 18, 2014
Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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.

4DAloveofSTOUT, Jul 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Sarge3130, Nov 28, 2013
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3.93/5  rDev -0.5%

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.

HuskyinPDX, Jul 30, 2013
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Hidden Barrel Apricot from AC Golden Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 71 ratings.