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Apricot Wheat - Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe

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Apricot Wheat
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38 Ratings
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Ratings: 38
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 22.59%
Wants: 4
Gots: 2 | 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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Photo of UCLABrewN84
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.

UCLABrewN84, Feb 20, 2012
Photo of kylehay2004
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.

kylehay2004, Feb 02, 2012
Photo of chinchill
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.

chinchill, Jul 08, 2014
Photo of dgilks
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear, light gold colour with a small short lasted off-white head. Nice lacing.

Big, pungeant apricot aroma. Very light tartness.

Smooth light malt sweetness with a hint of grain. Good apricot flavour which is a touch over the top but still good.

Medium body with moderately low carbonation. Good.

A solid effort with a good if slightly over the top apricot flavour. I’d like a little more wheat character to shine through.

dgilks, Aug 07, 2011
Photo of Gobzilla
4.33/5  rDev +30.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: poured an orange brown with yellow highlights with a half finger of head and left decent lacing on the glass.

S: the apricots really do run the show on the aroma with faint wheat and malt notes; fruity aroma for sure.

T: the taste is of candy apricots with a pretty decent malt backbone but doesn't have a whole lot of wheat charater goin on which is not a bad thing for me.

M: the brew was medium body with a good amount of carbonation that had a sweet malty and creamy finish.

D: drank surprisingly very good and wasn't overwhelming on the sweetness. I honestly really enjoy this beer, so all you fruit beer haters can suck it pimp.

Gobzilla, Aug 09, 2010
Photo of williamjbauer
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.

williamjbauer, Feb 02, 2012
Photo of Overlord
2.25/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Had this on tap at the yardhouse. I remember it being a lot better.

Pours a light orange. Tastes fainly of apricot, but not much. There's little to no wheat content either. In fact, it just tastes pretty bad. Overly carbonated and unappealing in every respect.

Avoid.

Overlord, Mar 23, 2008
Photo of brez8791
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

brez8791, Oct 21, 2013
Photo of rastaman
1.95/5  rDev -41.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Tap@Lost Coast, May 2004. i know my friend i had this with liked this one, but i couldn’t force myself to. Lightly sweet apricots, wheaty, bit funny for some reason, not a fan. I guess i'm not sure whether i like Apricot or not, this just didn't work for me, but it was relatively refreshing.

rastaman, Mar 29, 2006
Photo of ktrillionaire
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Apricot hue, hazy, with a wispy head and spotty lace.

S - The nose is very fruity (apricots mostly), and is almost potpourri like, but is fairly nice.

T - The taste is quite fruity and yet it is also rather dry, offering a simple pale grain and mineral water base with lots of apricot lingering on the finish.

M - The feel is watery and lightly carbonated which happens to serve this beer quite well.

O - A (better-than) decent fruit beer, and very refreshing.

ktrillionaire, Jun 10, 2011
Photo of PorterLambic
3.85/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a beautiful apricot color, hazy with a nice, creamy head and good lacing.
Smell is sweet, apricot and malt. A well-balanced nose.
Taste is malt, apricot and light hops.
Mouthfeel is smooth with a light effervescence. Medium bodied.
Drinkability is quite high, would gladly quaff this offering again. Again, balance is good but I would have liked more complexity. Apricot, along with blueberry and peach, are such subtle flavors that they rarely get thru to the final product. This is happily not the case here.

PorterLambic, Jul 20, 2005
Photo of Mantooth
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Mantooth, Jul 02, 2013
Photo of Gregwa
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Gregwa, Jul 27, 2014
Photo of Erik-P
3/5  rDev -9.6%

Erik-P, Nov 18, 2013
Photo of soulgrowl
3.15/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance: Hazy, apricot colored with a tinge of brown. White head with limited retention.

Smell: Smells very artificial, like Metamucil or Emergen-C; overly acidic. Lemon, wheat bread, apricot, and raspberry aromas are also present.

Taste: Pleasant black tea-like taste with a solid, wheaty foundation. Lemon and apricot feature prominently. Kind of weak in all departments, but rather well-balanced.

Mouthfeel: Alka-Seltzery at first, but this transforms into a clean, tingly, and chewy froth as you swish it about your palate. Not bad.

Drinkability: Unfortunately, the refreshing mouthfeel does not make up for the Pixy Stix-like aroma and blasé taste. This is an okay beer that is worth a try, but not quite world-class.

soulgrowl, Mar 30, 2006
Photo of HamGlade10
3.75/5  rDev +13%

HamGlade10, Nov 14, 2012
Photo of sgregory
4/5  rDev +20.5%

sgregory, Apr 25, 2013
Photo of johnhenryconway
3/5  rDev -9.6%

johnhenryconway, Nov 19, 2011
Photo of goschool
3.08/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On-tap at Library Alehouse in Santa Monica.

The pour is a slightly cloudy apricot/dark orange. Unlike Pyramid’s Apricot Weizen, the apricot that dominates this brew's aroma and flavor is sugary and artificial- like a cough syrup. It doesn't do anything to change the negative stigma that's attached to fruit beers.

goschool, May 27, 2006
Photo of rkuhnel
3/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I am doing this from my notes which were from a few months ago when this was still on tap. I am not a huge fan of either wheat beers and fruit beers and here we have them together. It a light amber and cloudy as you would expect. Not much head, and not much lacing. Nose of hops and apricot. Very mild and a bit sweet, with apricots dominating the flavor. A little bit sweet. I think fruit beers are hard to do well, and this one is in my opinion, just average. I wonder if Lost Coast will try this again, and if so get it better. I will keep an eye out for it.

rkuhnel, Dec 02, 2006
Photo of chugamugofsud
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

chugamugofsud, Feb 22, 2013
Photo of Satsuma
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Satsuma, Jun 09, 2013
Photo of DrunkenMonk
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

DrunkenMonk, Jun 09, 2014
Photo of KevdoggNasty
4/5  rDev +20.5%

KevdoggNasty, Mar 30, 2012
Photo of trocketsauced
3.75/5  rDev +13%

trocketsauced, Nov 17, 2013
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Apricot Wheat from Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe
78 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.