Wasatch Apricot Hefeweizen - Utah Brewers Cooperative

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Wasatch Apricot HefeweizenWasatch Apricot Hefeweizen

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Ratings: 190
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 16.43%
Wants: 7
Gots: 34 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: beernut7 on 08-25-2002

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Photo of BeerGuy1301
4.14/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Just tried this last night, really liked the full body taste with the hint of apricot. I highly recommend this one, it's a very good Hefeweizen.

Photo of LennyBound
4.5/5  rDev +29.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Quite good. Rivals the apricot brew from Pyramid.

Photo of gcamparone
3.84/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into an oversize snifter. Purchased in North Providence, RI.

Pours a hazy golden blond body with a small white head that reduces to leave no lacing and very little retention.

In -your-face apricot aromas.. not much more but definitely some wheat .

The taste is very juicy, tons of apricots but again.. not much else. Very one dimensional on the tongue, almost unnatural. The good thing is that it's very drinkable and refreshing, i could drink a few of these.

Photo of Garbageman10
2.65/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

A below average fruit beer

Photo of sloshmo
4.5/5  rDev +29.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Really nice fruit flavor. Tasted like real apricots instead of like soda pop.

Photo of laticiasbear
3.97/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I love the smell of this beer. Very light taste, albeit almost a bit too watered down. It's much better from the can poured into a glass as opposed to a bottle.

Very refreshing on a hot day. My favorite of the Wasatch beers.

Photo of jeepfreak90
4.01/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pretty heavy on the apricot. You could drink a few of these on a hot summer day!

Photo of akd500
4.74/5  rDev +36.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Tasted this at the ABCF 2015. It was a top choice!

Photo of jpwobbles
3.4/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Way overdone on the apricot.

Photo of getkrunkhoe
3.13/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

From a can.

This was a nice little beer. Very forward in the apricot, nice aroma - Wheat, apricots, candy.
Taste and feel were nice too. very refreshing, and balanced. I am not big on the apricot beer thing but this was actually nice.

would def want to enjoy again, esp. on a hot ass day.

Photo of pat61
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: Hazy straw gold under a thin white cap that quickly dissapears.
S: Has a big apricot nose with a little light biscuit, malt and wheat in the background.
T: Apricot combined with a touch of wheat tartness and a little lemon. The apricot tastes added and a little artificial walking the border between beer and soda pop.
F: Light body, above average carbonation.
O: Refreshing but needs a little something to keep it in the realm of an adult beverage.

Photo of BigDaddyWarbuxx
3.57/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Not exactly what I expected. The apricot flavor just hangs out in the back and doesn't overpower the beer like I was expecting, like what you find in a raspberry beer. Very light and laid-back.

Photo of dbossman
3.79/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Cloudy, straw-hat colored hue with a frothy, big head that loses its retention to a small but still frothy and foamy head; lacing is good

S: So much apricot; the wheat and bready grains are present but not typical hefewezen aromas; this smells like an American wheat with apricots

T: Apricot is the star here but it is not sweet and it plays well off the wheat--but this is not a hefeweizen

F: Nicely carbonated, creamy--good mouthfeel

O: Such a refreshing beer and I really like how the apricot plays off the wheat, but, again, this is not a hefeweizen and my overall experience-whether it's a dumb reason or not--was hindered by that misnomer

Photo of atone315
4.2/5  rDev +21%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Good warm weather beer, more apricot than hefe but It's exactly what I wanted.

Photo of Nishantyp
4.13/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Good flavor. Little light feel. But great taste

Photo of Can_has_beer
2.48/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Cloyingly sweet and artificial tasting. I can't finish half of this. Awful.

Photo of Keystrokegraffiti
2.37/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poured very light, could honestly have been mistaken for a cider. Smelled like apricots and tasted like seltzer water and apricot syrup. No wheat content at all.

Photo of McAfee85
4.1/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Excellent beer for any summer occasion. A bit like a shandy.

Photo of dikebrewery
4.05/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very drinkable hefe. Enjoy this beer.

Photo of Taybeh
3.07/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From a single into a Tallgrass tulip

A: pale white gold, 2 finger head that subsides in a minute and leaves no lacing
S: tart apricot (but might be artificial), some faint sour-like wheat,
T: a little non-descript wetness on the front, then some yeasty spritz, the apricot that is in the nose dominates the middle, and some flat wheat notes come out on the finish that lingers and isn't too pleasant
M: wet, thin and light, medium carbonation, moderately crisp.

Overall: if not for the finish, this would be good (though far from great) as a summer refreshment...there are macros though that would be as good or better.

Photo of Severdali
2.96/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Average beer. What else can I say? Not really a great apricot or hefe beer.

Photo of corywalston
1.56/5  rDev -55%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1.75

A. Easy poor very little head that dissipated before I could put the bottle down. Very good carbonation. Color is yellow with a haze.
S. Apricot, banana, alcohol, urine.
T. Taste like club soda with apricot syrup.
M. Carbonated water.
O. This taste more like a fizzy navel wine cooler than anything else. Did not taste any hint of it being a hefeweizen beer. What’s funny about this beer is the back of the label, it has food pairings reconditions and one of them says “ice cubes” WTF.?

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
2.96/5  rDev -14.7%

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.

Photo of woodychandler
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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.

Photo of MattyG85
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

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.

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Wasatch Apricot Hefeweizen from Utah Brewers Cooperative
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