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Apricot Wheat - Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe

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Apricot Wheat
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BA SCORE
78
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38 Ratings
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Ratings: 38
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 22.59%
Wants: 3
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 05-20-2005)
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Reviews by xoqx:
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xoqx

Washington

1.98/5  rDev -40.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

I can easily find Lost Coast’s mainline beers in Seattle, so when visiting their brewpub in Eureka, CA, I was looking for beers on tap that aren’t distributed in my corner of the country. Unfortunately, they were out of both their Winterbraun ale, which would have been the only non-novelty beer (Fruit / Vegetable) beer they had on tap. So I had to venture into territory that I’m admittedly not particularly fond of. I like beer and I enjoy apricots. I’m not convinced after drinking Lost Coast’s Apricot Wheat that they should be united into a single experience. The beer is a cloudy, wheaty, hazy copper orange. The smell is not of fresh apricots so much as a somewhat acrid artificial ester. The taste is washed out, light, and dominated by the artificial fruit taste. If it had, perhaps, a quarter of the fruit flavoring, it might be an acceptable marriage, but it’s too imbalanced towards the fruit. It’s barely beer. The mouthfeel is light and slightly astringent. The drinkability is low.

I realize my ratings on this beer are low. I'm reviewing them even in consideration of the style itself. I think if this beer had less fruit taste in general and more of a natural fruit taste, it could be much improved. As is, it falls short for its style.

Serving type: on-tap

10-07-2006 20:22:03 | More by xoqx
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Gregwa

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

07-27-2014 14:50:34 | More by Gregwa
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.55/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewpub in Eureka.

Pour is a hazy, medium amber. Very fine head and sticky lacing.

Aroma: Fruity, with only vague apricot, and hints of biscuits and bananas.

Flavor: Soft fruits and light wheat bread.

Feel: medium-light bodied with crisp, medium-high carbonation level. Semi-dry finish.

O: OK, and with restrained fruitiness.

Serving type: on-tap

07-08-2014 04:27:30 | More by chinchill
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California

3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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3/5  rDev -9.6%

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New York

3.75/5  rDev +13%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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Connecticut

4/5  rDev +20.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

02-22-2013 16:35:57 | More by chugamugofsud
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4/5  rDev +20.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +28%

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Oregon

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Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev +13%

11-14-2012 16:17:58 | More by HamGlade10
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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4/5  rDev +20.5%

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California

3.33/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Library Alehouse in Santa Monica, CA.

Pours a murky honey orange with a white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace from randomly on the glass on the drink down. Smell is of wheat and apricot aromas just as the name promises. Taste is of wheat and slightly tart apricot flavors. This beer has an extremely high level of carbonation that is just too much in my opinion. Overall, this is a pretty good fruit wheat beer that I wasn't expecting too much from.

Serving type: on-tap

02-20-2012 07:06:51 | More by UCLABrewN84
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

3/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap served in a pint glass.

A - Clear golden with one finger white head and minimal lacing, min head retention

S - Um, you guessed it. APRICOT! A little too much of it.

T - Yep, same thing here too, not trying to be cute, just too much fruit. Pretty sweet, but smooth and refreshing.

M - Light body, moderate carbonation.

O - Not my thing, almost like a bitter fruit drink more than a beer.

Serving type: on-tap

02-02-2012 21:02:22 | More by williamjbauer
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Half finger head without any lacing to speak of on a golden crimson hazy body.

S: lots of apricot and peach aromas. These dominate anything else that might be there.

T: wheat and grain with lots of apricot throughout. Simple overall and I suspect that is purposeful.

M: light to medium body, moderate to high carbonation.

Overall this is good at wants to be... A fruity somewhat light beer for all the enjoy.

Serving type: on-tap

02-02-2012 01:19:33 | More by kylehay2004
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Apricot Wheat from Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe
78 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.