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Wasatch Apricot Hefeweizen - Utah Brewers Cooperative

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Wasatch Apricot HefeweizenWasatch Apricot Hefeweizen

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Reviews: 51
Hads: 204
Avg: 3.44
pDev: 33.72%
Wants: 7
Gots: 41 | 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 B15C
2.88/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Appearance: pours a pale yellow/gold with a thin white head which fades quickly leaving a ring at the edge
Smell: slight ginger bready malt with dominate single note apricot aroma, no hops noted.
Taste: intitial sweet malt overtaken by apricot which fades to a sweet almost tart artificial sweetener aftertaste.
Feel: Thin to watery
Overall: Overall i found the beer pleasant for what it is, which in my opinion seems more like a low hopped american wheat with fruit. I could drink this again on a hot summer day but would really like a bit more body.

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Photo of Tone
2.63/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5

Pours a clear, gold color. 1/3 inch head of an off-white color. Slight retention and slight lacing. Smells of strong apricot (not fresh though), sweet malt, pale malt, and a hint of wheat. Fits the style of a Fruit / Vegetable Beer. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, pale malt, slight wheat, slight apricot, and a hint of hop. Overall, weak appearance, apricot aroma is of concentrate, and the body is dominated by malt!

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Photo of ZAP
1.6/5  rDev -53.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Glad I only got a single of this and not the sixer I was looking at.

No hefeweizen characteristics at all. I could live with that but really not wheat beer characteristics at all either. Kind of an apricot cider....spritzy, light bodied with artificial apricot flavors...very watered down....I will struggle to drink the rest of this. Definitely not what the name implied and light years worse than the best Apricot I have had Fitger's Apricot.

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Photo of SitkaSteve
2.98/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This was poured into a weizen glass thinking it really was a weizen. After smelling and tasting, I thought to myself, yeah, this isn't a weizen and repoured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a soft somewhat hazy bronzed orange color. The head dissipated quickly with little lacing and was somewhat messy.
The smell had the apricot up front pretty sweet with some grainy/wheaty qualities in the background.
The taste was basically the same as the smell. Grainy apricot aftertaste leads into a super overly sweet finish.
The mouthfeel sat about a light to medium on the body with a decent sessionability about it. Carbonation runs fairly light. Bitterness is super low as well.
Overall, eh, not a hefeweizen, definitely not, if anything its definitely a Summer beer, but I can't see myself coming back to this.

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Photo of gcamparone
3.84/5  rDev +11.6%
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.

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Photo of laticiasbear
3.97/5  rDev +15.4%
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.

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Photo of getkrunkhoe
3.13/5  rDev -9%
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.

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Photo of pat61
3.75/5  rDev +9%
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.

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Photo of BigDaddyWarbuxx
3.57/5  rDev +3.8%
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.

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Photo of dbossman
3.79/5  rDev +10.2%
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

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Photo of Keystrokegraffiti
2.37/5  rDev -31.1%
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.

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Photo of McAfee85
4.1/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Excellent beer for any summer occasion. A bit like a shandy. A good example of an apricot fruit beer...sweet and crisp with a distinct apricot flavor.

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Photo of Taybeh
3.07/5  rDev -10.8%
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.

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Photo of corywalston
1.56/5  rDev -54.7%
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.?

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
2.96/5  rDev -14%

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.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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.

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Photo of MattyG85
3.75/5  rDev +9%

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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Photo of SHODriver
3.55/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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.

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Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.96/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of smcolw
2.54/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Large bubbles that go away quickly and completely. Absolutely no lace. No haze (despite being a hefeweizen). Greenish-gold colored brew.

Sweet apricot smell that reminds me of children aspirin.

The flavor is very sweet and quite fruity. It's almost like someone added fruit juice to a macro-lager. There isn't much flavor outside of this. I detect no hop for balance. Where's the wheat? The aftertaste is syrupy. The body is quite thin considering the sugar content. The carbonation is elevated.

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Photo of Zorro
2.66/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Cloudy yellow colored beer with a slight white head formation.

Smells lightly of apricot. Soda cracker malt scent. Basically though this isn't very aromatic.

Starts out mildly sweet with a mild apricot taste. Mild bread flavor and a hard water taste. Mildly tart taste.

Mouthfeel is light.

Overall not much to this.

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Photo of Wheatafficianado
4.33/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I enjoy a Hefeweizen with a nice head and this one wasn't much, but other than that it was excellent. I had it on tap at J.L. Beers in Sioux Falls. Fruity apricot both in the smell and the taste was perfect. It drank smooth like a hefe should, and I was compelled to have a second. Definitely a keeper!

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
2.87/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Wasatch Apricot Hefeweizen has a thick, fluffy, white head, a hazy, golden appearance, streaming bubbles, and a bit of lacing left behind. The aroma is of apricot, tap water, and little bit of wheat. The taste is the same, with a low bitterness. Mouthfeel is light to medium and somewhat slick. Wasatch Apricot Hefeweizen finishes rather wet, watery, and dull. Overall, this is just average.


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Photo of tigg924
3.8/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: high carbonation, 1/2 inch head, clear, orange-yellow in color

Smell: wheat, apricot, and light Belgian spices

Taste: big juicy apricot, white grape juice, and light Belgian spices

Mouthfeel: sweet with light bitterness at the end, light body, high carbonation

Overall: One of the better offerings from this brewery that I have had so far. Huge apricot taste. This is one that I could have several of on a hot day.

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Photo of BeerWithMike
4.34/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Sampled on 10/4/13. Chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler. Poured into a 'V" shape pilsner glass.

Pours a hazy golden yellow in color with a small thin white head. Some light lacing was seen when sipped. The aroma was very nice of fresh sweet apricots and wheat. Perfect carbonation. The taste was pretty much like the smell. Not overly sweet like might be though. Perfect balance. Overall a great apricot hefeweizen.

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Wasatch Apricot Hefeweizen from Utah Brewers Cooperative
79 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.