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Fievre D' Abricot - La Cumbre Brewing Co.

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Reviews: 6
Hads: 51
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: n/a
Wants: 5
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
La Cumbre Brewing Co. visit their website
New Mexico, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: ThatsThatDude on 07-30-2014

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Reviews: 6 | Hads: 51
Photo of eppCOS
4.48/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

For a saison, which is really NOT my style at all, I found this very intriguing and quite drinkable. It won't destroy you, but it certainly has the sourness that Belgian and saison fans will love. Still has the nice highly carbonated style and hoppy backbone for which La Cumbre is known for and the 'apricot' component doesn't come off as perfumed, candied, or too overdone. I hate fruit in my beer, and this one carries and disguised it well. Try it. (452 characters)

Photo of larryi86
4.11/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thank you gatheredwaters for this
750 ml bottle poured into a teku

A- A hazy bright orange with a massive white head.

S- Sweet malts, some apricots, slightly tart, some yeast and earthy spices.

T- A lot more apricot forward than the nose lets on, real nice tartness, fruity, sweet grainy malts, earthy/spicey yeast, taste has a lot more balance than the nose.

M- Smooth, medium to full body.

O- A nice saison, a little sweeter than I was hoping, but the apricots help balance that out. Very enjoyable, worth seeking. Feel like this could be an awesome beer if the throw it into some wine barrels. (604 characters)

Photo of ocelot2500
4/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden orange color with a soapy white head that leaves chunks of lacing.

Smells of the apricots and some yeast.

Tastes of the apricots with a bit of tartness and spice. Apricots lead off with a nice tartness. Malts add in a bit of grainy sweetness. A bit of earthy hops come next. This leads into some yeast spice with notes of clove, pepper, and some coriander. Finishes with a lingering tart note.

Mouthfeel is medium with a crisp amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is a nice fruity saison. (517 characters)

Photo of Aldogg007
4.84/5  rDev n/a
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This beer is fantastic! Tons of apricot flavor with a very pleasing musty sourness. Light peppery finish. Full bodied and more earthy than fruity. Love these guys and have yet to have even an average beer from them. (215 characters)

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.78/5  rDev n/a

Thanks to Tieman for sharing this one at mrbubbler's tasting.

Pours a murky dark orange with a foamy bone head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, earth, yeast, and apricot aromas. Taste is much the same with slightly sour malt, grain, and apricot flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of earth bitterness and a bit of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with an apricot presence that is more earthy than fruity in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle. (667 characters)

Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.13/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served in a Belgian tulip at La Cumbre's brewery on the day of the tapping, August 6, 2014.

Orange colored and cloudy with a red hue. Almost glowing in appearance. The head is a finger and a half of pale white foam. Settles in a layer of lace over the body.

Smells rather malty, orchard- like fruit and some tartness and sweet. It's grainy and almost granola-like. Hard to detect much else.

Abundant with fruitiness, it truly tastes like apricot, including some of the tartness. A nice balance of of vanilla gives this a kind of peaches and cream deal. Still, there's the earthy saison quality and that flavor like fresh lilies. At the finish, the apricot lingers on my tongue.

Tartness will hit you on this one, but this beer is creamy and thick-bodied. A lot of malt balances out the heaps of apricot. It's got a semi-dry finish and medium carbonation to boot. There's not a hint of booze.

It's tasty. I could enjoy several of these. The nose was a bit of a letdown, but otherwise this beer shines. (1,008 characters)

Fievre D' Abricot from La Cumbre Brewing Co.
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