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Hidden Barrel Apricot - AC Golden Brewing Company

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very good

71 Ratings
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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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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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4.4/5  rDev +11.4%

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.

rudzud, May 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Zaphog, Jun 27, 2013
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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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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Bottle shared by forgetfu, thanks. This was the best out of the three and is as good as any fruit sour made in the US currently. Apricot for the win.

Beer is yellow and hazy with a white head, decent retention, moderate carbonation.

Aroma is fruit and lactic sourness.

Beer is nice, creamy, fruity, tart and sour, a great moderately dry finish but not too bad, works well with the fruit sweetness and the tart in the corners. I'd have it again for sure.

drabmuh, Jun 13, 2012
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4.24/5  rDev +7.3%

Clouded yellow with a small amount of soapy white bubbles that quickly pop.

Lemon, tart, barnfunk, apricot.

Great tart apricot forward flavor. Rewardingly drinkable, tart, lemon, very small amount of dry carbonation which fits the flavors and style. Not overly acidic.

Highly recommended for the true sour lover. The $28 price is a bit hard to swallow. This one will be one and done for me, I simply can't afford as much as I would like...

chugalug06, Apr 14, 2013
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4.2/5  rDev +6.3%

Share by forgetfu. Thanks Bill!

The beer is hazy and appears a golden apricot hue (go figure). The aroma is surprisingly good. I am already shocked that a huge macro brewing corporation is producing lambic, let alone lambic I would buy and drink regularly. The flavor brings prominent apricots. Mild tartness balanced with a delicate sweetness. Light acetic finish with a touch of funk. Good stuff. I would have this again.

Huhzubendah, Nov 21, 2012
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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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Hidden Barrel Apricot from AC Golden Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 71 ratings.