St-Ambroise Apricot Wheat Ale - McAuslan Brewing
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Reviews by nokes:
3.4/5 rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
OK...this one was a bit of a conundrum. First, it's an apricot beer. Hmmm...my experience has been pretty iffy on these things. Lambics I like, but things like raspberry wheat, etc...well, not so much. However, it's a McAuslan and their oatmeal stout is amazing. No idea where this one would take me. In the end, I guess the results were predictable.
It looks good. I guess I was expecting apricot colour, but no...quite pale. Looks fine. Nice foamy head, etc. ok.
Smells...well...like apricot beer. No surprise there. I guess it smells good.
Taste...hm. Yup. Tastes like apricot wheat beer. If I liked apricots, I think I'd like this beer. The apricot is obvious but not overpowering or crazy. It's muted and balanced. I don't like apricots, so I don't like it, but if I did like them, I think I'd like this beer. (So why am I drinking it? Compulsive need to analyze maybe? Who knows, but I'm trying to be fair.)
Medium-light body but holds up well enough, and doesn't seem watery or weird. Seems just fine, actually. Good level of carbonation and all.
I can't see a person drinking too many of these, but it's not really that kind of beer, is it? Naw...it's fine for what it is.
So yeah...predictable. McAuslan did a good job with something few breweries can pull off. I think they did it. I just don't like apricots. Recommended for people that do.
Serving type: bottle
05-24-2010 03:13:33 | More by nokes
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3.65/5 rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A: Golden orange, clear filtered, very little carbonation, a few fingers of off white head.
S: Apricots, peaches, fruit, black tea, little maltiness but mostly stone fruit.
T: Very fruity with hints of tannins like black tea, candied fruit, a hit of Belgian yeast and ends in some dough.
M: Medium body, medium carbonation, dry tannins and light syrupy quality.
O: Delicious, refreshing, complex for a ‘wheat’ beer. A good one for a hot day.
Serving type: can
05-26-2014 01:52:14 | More by patre_tim
St-Ambroise Apricot Wheat Ale from McAuslan Brewing
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