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Apricots Wheat - Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing

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Apricots Wheat
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BA SCORE
89
very good

27 Ratings
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Ratings: 27
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 9.85%
Wants: 3
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
A refreshing american wheat beer brewed with apricots and lightly hopped with amarillo hops.

(Beer added by: orangesol on 04-15-2013)
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4.04/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A-hazy yellow orange color with a nice white head and good lacing

S-grain, little wheat, apricot, hint of grass

T-grain, wheat, apricot, little grass, mild bitter hop finish

F-light to medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp and refreshing

O-nice fruit wheat ale, the apricot compliments it nicely without being overpowering, great beer for the summer

MDDMD, Jun 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

drebrew, May 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

tommyguz, May 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

OUJayhawk1799, Jun 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

bvdubn, Jun 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

ncaudle, May 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

runner_pe, May 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

GeoffreyM, May 03, 2013
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4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Draft offering during my final visit to the old Als/Pizza Boy location. Served in a weizen glass the brew appears a hazed golden orange color with a dense white cap that slowly fades leaving patches of lacing effect on the glass. A swirl effortlessly revives a finger to the surface that retains very well.

The aroma captured a pleasant balance of fresh juicy peach/apricot inclusion overtop a firm wheat base that has it's own perceived sweet and fresh cereal grain quality. The aroma lets you know there is a fruit addition but it does not dominate the overall beer character.

The flavor is a bit sweet with a fresh grain quality imparting almost a feeling of cereal moreso than typical grain/maltiness. A pleasant apricot flavor is present with a freshness that also does not dominate but it isnt as subtle as some other examples of apricot wheat beers. A slight touch of earthen feel across the back but it finishes crisp and clean.

This is a medium to lighter bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. Overall not a beer that would be my personal first choice given all other options by this brewery. However, it is probably the best example of an apricot wheat beer that I have ever had. Maybe due to the freshness or draft presentaion, I am not sure but color me impressed.

stakem, May 03, 2013
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jagada, Apr 26, 2013
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brez8791, Apr 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

baybum, Apr 19, 2013
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Apricots Wheat from Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
89 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.