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Wasatch Apricot Hefeweizen - Utah Brewers Cooperative

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Wasatch Apricot HefeweizenWasatch Apricot Hefeweizen

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BA SCORE
78
okay

121 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 121
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 16.08%
Wants: 6
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: beernut7 on 08-25-2002)
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3.25/5  rDev -5%

lawlerj, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
2.96/5  rDev -13.5%

What exactly is a Hefeweizen? I guess I picture some guys in furry helmets marching and toasting to each other. I digress. To the review!

Serving style : 12 oz glass bottle poured for appearances' sake

Appearance (3) : Pours a pineapple juice/mango colored hue with a tiny, tiny bit of lacing. For what little head there is, it does stick around. Super opaque, cannot see a thing but the shadow of my hand on the other side of the glass. I'm impressed by the body and the color but the lacing is a let-down.

Smell (3) : Strong apricot - perhaps of the freeze dried variety; grassy plant, fresh garden green beans. A touch of artificial sweetener. Sweet smelling and pleasant.

Taste (3) : The apricot is both at the forefront and at the end. In the middle is a grassy, earthy, dirty plant type taste, but is actually not repulsive but instead, fresh. Candied apricots remain on the palate. Minimal bitterness. A good balance of malt and hops, maybe 40/60 respectively. I really wanted to like this beer but so far it's average at best.

Mouthfeel (2.5) : Carbonation, while spiky and nettlesome, is not over the top. Easy drinking. Medium bodied and macro in every sense of the word. Not really smooth, but as the beer warms it gets a mildly creamy and thins out as you swallow. Overall not horrid, but my palate is left a little lacking.

Overall (2.96) : I had high expectations for this beer. Unfortunately it feels like any macro beer I've been drinking my whole adult life, but its odd creamy apricot taste makes it something entirely different too. It's not impressive, not original. However it's still not really offensive either. If you mixed creamy apricot with Miller Lite you'd have a good representation here. Apricot flavor, macro body. I'll be skipping this one next time.

The-Adjunct-Hippie, Aug 27, 2014
Photo of woodychandler
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

I think that this was part of a recent package from the Mighty JenRay in support of The CANQuest ™, now back in full (fool) swing!

From the CAN: “They were dangled before us: big, beautiful, lacious apricots. Our minds said No, but our bodies said Yes. As usual, we gave into temptation – and created this delicious brew. Enjoy!”; “Food Pairings: Whipped Cream, Ice Cubes, Drizzled Chocolate.”; “Utah’s Second Favorite Vice!”

The Crack! revealed yet another brimful craft CAN and it even had a little foaming action when it opened. The inverted Glug netted me two fingers of fizzy, bone-white head with very limited retention, quickly falling to wisps. Color was a cloudy/hazy Straw-Yellow (SRM = > 2, < 4). Nose was redolent with apricot and I was happy to smell something other than a Minhas product from a CAN. Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium. The taste was distinctly apricot and I found it to be a nice alternative to the usual banana (usual) and clove (occasional) esters usually found in the style. The apricots imparted a slight tartness to the taste. Finish was semi-dry and very refreshing on a Summer evening. This would be eminently drinkable in the Summer, bit I am unsure how it would be at other times of the year.

woodychandler, Aug 26, 2014
Photo of Northtexan
3.52/5  rDev +2.9%

Northtexan, Aug 22, 2014
Photo of MattyG85
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

Poured from a 12 oz. can into a tall pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a very hazy yellowish golden orange with a lot of rising bubbles. About two fingers of white head that settle into a thin patchy layer.

Smell: A fruity and sweet wheat driven aroma with hints of apricot and other fruits. Pale malt and wheat with hints of grains, cracker, and yeast. Big scent of fruit with lots of apricot and hints of orange, mango, and lemon. Hints of coriander spice. Sweet hints of sugar as well. A decent aroma.

Taste: Like the smell, a fruity and sweet wheat driven taste with notes of apricot and light spice. Pale malt and wheat with hints of cracker, grains, straw, and yeast. Big taste of apricot fruit along with some notes of mango, orange, and lemon zest. Light notes of coriander spice. Also some notes of sugar. A pretty decent taste.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with a medium to high level of carbonation. Crisp, clean, and fruity. Very smooth.

Overall: A pretty decent fruit beer. The Hefeweizen elements are minimal but the citrus flavor is good.

MattyG85, Aug 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

amvrana, Aug 18, 2014
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3.28/5  rDev -4.1%

flux702, Aug 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Benish, Aug 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +17%

Bierleichen, Aug 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

CP713, Aug 11, 2014
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3/5  rDev -12.3%

craftychick06, Aug 10, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -5%

johnjohnson944, Aug 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

ELECTRONICAnonymous, Aug 07, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -5%

AdmiralOzone, Aug 06, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -5%

MidwestBA, Aug 04, 2014
Photo of SHODriver
3.54/5  rDev +3.5%

The good news is I'm reviewing a fruit beer instead of a hefe

A: poured into a weizen glass to a pale yellow with a little haze and a two finger dense white head that has poor retention
S: smells of apricots and a hint of spice
T: taste is apricots, slight banana, clean pale malt with some creamy wheat. swallow is more apricots with a little banana and a slight malt twang on the finish
M: this beer is pretty light with slightly prickly carbonation and a refreshing finish
O: It isn't bad. It isn't belgian red but nothing else really is. Overall it has good flavors but the apricot is a little forced and somewhat artificial tasting.

SHODriver, Aug 03, 2014
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1.75/5  rDev -48.8%

spham, Jul 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

WoodBrew, Jul 25, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -34.2%

bronmatron, Jul 23, 2014
Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.96/5  rDev +15.8%

Well the appearance wasn't all that, but most everything else about the beer I found very enjoyable.

An easy to drink fruit beer that had light notes of heffy-ness, but had plenty of fruit flavor and most of that was apricot (appropriately). Sweet but not overly so, and not bitter or hoppy at all.

Low ABV made these dangerously drinkable. I rather enjoyed this beer and don't care what the ratings thusfar have said, I'm going to indicate that I was quite happy with this sixer and would buy another.

AlCaponeJunior, Jul 22, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

XmnwildX12, Jul 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +24.3%

aebax, Jul 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +17%

Hoganlaw, Jul 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +17%

kalebharris, Jul 14, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -56.1%

psychita, Jul 12, 2014
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Wasatch Apricot Hefeweizen from Utah Brewers Cooperative
78 out of 100 based on 121 ratings.