St-Ambroise Apricot Wheat Ale - McAuslan Brewing
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Reviews by Voonder:
3.73/5 rDev +2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours clear golden color with one finger white head, which dissipated quickly. Smell - very nice fresh apricot hit the nose right away. They are very bold and cover pretty much everything, you can barely smell malts in there. I don't think it's bad though, as it is a fruit beer and apricot smell is actually very nice. Taste - is not as apricoty as smell (apricots are still there big time) and you can tell that it is actually a beer. Nice bitter hoppiness coming through which combines very well with fruity sweetness. Malts are a lot noticeable as well. I can't really tell if it's wheaty, perhaps it is. Very interesting stuff, balanced, flavorful and rich. It is light at the same time and very drinkable. Definitely worth a try.
Serving type: bottle
08-13-2009 04:15:20 | More by Voonder
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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
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