St-Ambroise Apricot Wheat Ale - McAuslan Brewing
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Reviews by Roke87:
4/5 rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
341 mL bottle, chilled and poured into a pilsner glass.
Best Before: Dec.31/11
Appearance- Pours a clear slightly on the darker side golden colour with a finger and a half of thick white head that quickly resides to a nice soapy film on the top, leaving an average amount of lacing throughout the glass till finish.
Smell- The smells are quite inviting to be honest, very sweet and fruity with lots of the apricot coming through on the nose, some mild bready malts in there as well, but mainly dominated by the apricot which gives off a sweet almost “fuzzy peaches” candy like aroma.
Taste- Just like the smells, very sweet and fruity again with lots of the apricot coming through as well on the palate. Some very mild bready malts in the finish, but all in all it does exactly what it says it is, an apricot ale.
Mouthfeel- Light bodied with lots of carbonation going on in this one, it is very smooth and crisp on the palate finishing with a fruity dryness very similar to wine.
Overall- I wasn’t shocked and awed by this one, but I definitely wasn’t disappointed either. It says exactly what it’s going to be and follows through with it in one of the best presentations of a fruit beer that I have tried thus far, the apricot smell and tastes are very prevalent and it comes through as a sweet candy like concoction that is smooth and crisp right till the last sip, it was rather good to be honest, I’ve definitely had worse fruit beers, and this one is an amazing summer drinker on that nice hot day when you just need something cold and refreshing.
Serving type: bottle
09-11-2011 04:57:49 | More by Roke87
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3.68/5 rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
473 ml can from LCBo poured into a pint glass.
Appearance- Nice copper / gold looking beer poured into glass. 2 fingers of light fluffy head rest on top dissipating almost entirely in the next two minutes. Slight soapy cream left on top. Nice lacing on the glass and beer is clearly effervescent.
Smell - Big apricot nose that is quite sweet. Not a whole lot else there maybe some caramel aromas thrown in for good measure but by and large it is only apricot. Slight vegetativeness after the first couple of sips becomes detectable.Also a vague honey scent is perceptible.
Taste- Fairly sweet apricot, but not over-sweet, clearly enough bitterness in here to determine that this truly is beer. Sweetness only last the initial bit in the mouth, after that it subsides and you are left with a beer flavor full of malts and a bit of a fresh grassy taste.
Mouthfeel - Rich but a bit syrupy especially on the first couple of gulps. After that, the beer goes down very refreshing and the carbonation adds to the fullness.
Overall - One of my favorites from this brewery and does not suffer from the thinness that i detected in the raspberry. Probably doesn't help that i am enjoying this on a wet, dank October day, this is a beer meant to be enjoyed on a rooftop patio during our short Canadian summer.
Serving type: can
10-17-2013 22:19:46 | More by DenisKolkin
St-Ambroise Apricot Wheat Ale from McAuslan Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 323 ratings.