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St-Ambroise Apricot Wheat Ale - McAuslan Brewing

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St-Ambroise Apricot Wheat AleSt-Ambroise Apricot Wheat Ale

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82
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366 Ratings
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Ratings: 366
Reviews: 198
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 13.46%
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)
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PJT

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +3%

01-14-2014 01:26:42 | More by PJT
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Jotora

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

01-08-2014 22:02:10 | More by Jotora
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Kelp

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

12-28-2013 21:13:11 | More by Kelp
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jzlyo

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

12-26-2013 01:11:59 | More by jzlyo
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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +3%

12-18-2013 22:48:53 | More by iL0VEbeer
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

12-14-2013 05:43:26 | More by jaydoc
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bigred89

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

12-11-2013 01:04:24 | More by bigred89
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KeeganRohovich

Saskatchewan (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +3%

12-10-2013 05:35:19 | More by KeeganRohovich
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CurtisD

New Brunswick (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

12-05-2013 19:37:34 | More by CurtisD
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FadetoBock

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +3%

11-06-2013 22:37:40 | More by FadetoBock
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FinnHawk

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

11-04-2013 07:09:42 | More by FinnHawk
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DamageCase76

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +3%

11-04-2013 04:30:27 | More by DamageCase76
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DenisKolkin

Ontario (Canada)

3.68/5  rDev +1.1%

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.

10-17-2013 22:19:46 | More by DenisKolkin
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ZachT

British Columbia (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

10-11-2013 19:36:21 | More by ZachT
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Pmicdee

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +9.9%

09-27-2013 17:59:53 | More by Pmicdee
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New Jersey

3/5  rDev -17.6%

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New Jersey

3/5  rDev -17.6%

09-19-2013 23:32:03 | More by djrn2
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DoubleJ

California

3.54/5  rDev -2.7%

I view this as St-Ambroise's third dimension, after its pale ale and stout. Though this apricot ale has the talk, I had yet to try this beer. From the Canadian 341 ml bottle, on to the beer:

The color is amber orange, clean bodied with a few visible bubbles of carbonation running through, a decent soapy head which forms an inch thick initially before dropping to a lace. The aroma has its pleasing moments of apricot flesh, a kiss of alcohol, graham cracker and honey, and an extra kiss of apricot at the end.

I've certainly had better and worse fruit beers. St-Amrboise's version lands in the middle of the pack. The wheat base has a strong presence and bring a sizable creamy flavor to the palate. The apricot flesh shows itself in modest doses. The big surprise of the beer is the mouthfeel. Usually fruit beer are light and fizzy; this one is medium full with mild carbonation hitting the palate. Lighter and more carbonated might have provided a more lively sensation.

This beer makes me want to revisit Montréal, even if it's not the most famous.

09-19-2013 05:22:54 | More by DoubleJ
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Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +9.9%

09-11-2013 04:00:38 | More by Mr_Hoptimistic
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Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +3%

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Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

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kwa357

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

09-08-2013 22:33:47 | More by kwa357
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Michigan

3/5  rDev -17.6%

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Newfoundland (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

09-07-2013 13:44:20 | More by TT--Cashout
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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

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St-Ambroise Apricot Wheat Ale from McAuslan Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 366 ratings.