1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

St-Ambroise Apricot Wheat Ale - McAuslan Brewing

Not Rated.
St-Ambroise Apricot Wheat AleSt-Ambroise Apricot Wheat Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
82
good

376 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 376
Reviews: 200
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 13.19%
Wants: 10
Gots: 22 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
McAuslan Brewing visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: the42ndtourist on 08-12-2002)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 376 | Reviews: 200 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of -steve-
4/5  rDev +9.9%

I love everything about this beer. The beautiful peach bouquet. And flavours. The colour, the taste. It is a great summer beer, patio beer and soothing beer to relax to. Or share with friends. Although not in my steady rotation it is a beer that I come back to every now and again to great enjoyment.

-steve-, Yesterday at 11:38 PM
Photo of Corson
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Corson, Saturday at 10:29 PM
Photo of lgmol
3/5  rDev -17.6%

lgmol, Sep 23, 2014
Photo of Scott_McCool
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Scott_McCool, Sep 18, 2014
Photo of wrightst
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

wrightst, Sep 11, 2014
Photo of ujin
3.75/5  rDev +3%

ujin, Sep 10, 2014
Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.44/5  rDev -5.5%

A good mid-day beer, I'll bet. Let's try it.

Serving style : 11.2 oz glass bottle poured into clear glass for appearance and taste.

Appearance (4) : A very pretty looking honey-golden transparent body with a thick, malty 3 finger head. Recedes to about a half inch of stable and foamy topper. Leaves lacing all the way down.

Smell (4) : Public park fountain drinking water (don't ask my how I came up with this - it's for my own benefit), freeze dried apricots, a hint of apricot candy, a sharp snap of persimmon and spice. It's very much like good fruit that has been sitting out, perhaps at your grandma's house, and has a rich candy-like aroma when you're opening a bag of peach or apricot candy from a heritage candy store (you know, the $4 a lb stuff). Oh yeah, and a little bit of Werther's candy. Pretty nostalgic, actually.

Taste (3.25) : Taste is a little funky at first with some kind of off-note sweet/sour thing; but then it settles nicely into a dried apricot and melts pleasantly on the tongue and roof of your mouth. The finish is semi-sweet with notes of fresh wheat and dull hops. Burps are apricot and more apricot. Ends a tad medicinal with heavy notes of tannins. The weirdness I suppose I could liken to the persimmon, but it's still off-putting so I'll knock it down a half point. Out of the bottle the funk is compounded and actually tastes a bit astringent or perhaps paint-thinner like? Either way it's a synthetic taste that isn't great. Pour this one if you're gonna drink it.

Mouthfeel (3.5) : Rich and creamy with a semi-dry finish. Carbonation is there but it's tamed appropriately.

Overall (3.69): I guess I wouldn't hesitate to buy a six pack if I could find it relatively cheap. This is a wheat beer, and the apricot is nicely done. I can't handle the funk at the beginning, and if you have no place to pour it into, forget about it. The bottle's taste is medicinal and artificial. Pouring into a glass lets those flavors mix up a bit and you get a better representation, I think, of what this beer aims to be. A decent beer for the money.

Edit : towards the end I'm getting heavy medicinal aftertaste. Robitussin. Yep, Robitussin for sure. I'm gonna have to pour this one and knock down the score. Sorry, St. Ambroise. (revised rating : 3.44)

The-Adjunct-Hippie, Sep 09, 2014
Photo of Stuckey_Stuckey
3.52/5  rDev -3.3%

Stuckey_Stuckey, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of VirusQc
4/5  rDev +9.9%

VirusQc, Sep 04, 2014
Photo of FrankShirley
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

FrankShirley, Sep 02, 2014
Photo of PrendUnVerreDeBiere
3.72/5  rDev +2.2%

PrendUnVerreDeBiere, Aug 27, 2014
Photo of pharmerdoc
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

pharmerdoc, Aug 27, 2014
Photo of kevofficiel
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

One of my friend came up with that beer because he said he has peach in it.
And after u put in the glass the smell of the Apricot is present. And thats all you can smell
The looking is also nice. Gold, yellow color. Nice carbonation.
The taste is also nice once again u got that Apricot taste in it. And it takes over the taste of the beer. It's really refreshing but for me the taste of the Apricot is too present
So would I recommend it ? Yes for sure. If you like fruity beer, this one is for you. Really nice during summer.Personally I won t buy a pack for myself but if u are at a party and u have that kind of beer u won't be disappointed.

kevofficiel, Aug 26, 2014
Photo of jillo
5/5  rDev +37.4%

All time best beer! Not too fruity but just fruity enough.

jillo, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of slowfade
3/5  rDev -17.6%

slowfade, Aug 13, 2014
Photo of mjacquard
3.08/5  rDev -15.4%

mjacquard, Aug 12, 2014
Photo of rjcohen
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

rjcohen, Aug 09, 2014
Photo of Jeff8ham
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Jeff8ham, Aug 09, 2014
Photo of Chazz_Chetly
4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

Chazz_Chetly, Aug 09, 2014
Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 10/24/2013. Pours fairly crystal clear deep gold color with a 1-2 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with some moderate streaming carbonation. Aromas of big apricot, peach, pear, wheat, honey, floral, grass, and light yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance of apricot, pale malt, and fruity yeast notes; with good strength. Taste of apricot, peach, pear, apple, honey, wheat, bread, floral, grass, and light yeast earthiness. Minimal earthy bitterness and slight fruit tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of apricot, peach, pear, apple, wheat, bread, floral, grass, and light yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness and balance of apricot, pale malt, and fruity yeast flavors; with a great malt/fruit balance and no cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and slightly bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with no warming present after the finish as expected of 5%. Overall this is a very nice fruit beer. All around good robustness and balance of apricot, pale malt, and fruity yeast flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

superspak, Aug 09, 2014
Photo of HopsHopenstein
3.75/5  rDev +3%

HopsHopenstein, Aug 07, 2014
Photo of Irrationalist
4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

Irrationalist, Aug 06, 2014
Photo of JBreezyyNY
3.75/5  rDev +3%

JBreezyyNY, Aug 05, 2014
Photo of jcubz
4/5  rDev +9.9%

jcubz, Aug 05, 2014
Photo of Olek4374
2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

Olek4374, Aug 04, 2014
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
St-Ambroise Apricot Wheat Ale from McAuslan Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 376 ratings.