St-Ambroise Apricot Wheat Ale - McAuslan Brewing
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Reviews by psuKinger:
3.3/5 rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5
Bottle picked up at Vintage Estate, poured into a standard pint glass.
A: Pours a translucent golden color, considerably more clear than I would expect from a wheat, with a big (2 finger) white head on top.
S: Big nose of Apricot. Maybe a touch of bread underneath, but mostly apricot. And lots and lots of it.
T: There's not a whole lot going on here other than apricot. Whatever hint there is of "wheat", it isn't strong. What wheat is there, combined with classic malts, rest in the background, as apricot is the main player here. And perhaps just a tough of hop bitterness on the back end, that accompanies the apricot nicely.
M: Light with strong carbonation, and a sour twinge on the finish that stays with you a bit.
D/O: As I worked through the bottle, the excessive apricot flavor really wore on me. This was worth a try, but I don't feel much of a need to repeat it.
Serving type: bottle
03-11-2012 23:40:31 | More by psuKinger
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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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