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Wasatch Apricot Hefeweizen - Utah Brewers Cooperative

Wasatch Apricot HefeweizenWasatch Apricot Hefeweizen

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Ratings: 75
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 14.77%

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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 smcolw


2.53/5  rDev -28.1%
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.

Serving type: can

04-12-2014 21:04:59 | More by smcolw
Photo of Zorro


2.69/5  rDev -23.6%
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.

Serving type: can

04-06-2014 00:33:14 | More by Zorro
Photo of Wheatafficianado


4.35/5  rDev +23.6%
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!

Serving type: on-tap

04-05-2014 14:07:47 | More by Wheatafficianado
Photo of RonaldTheriot


2.83/5  rDev -19.6%
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.


Serving type: can

02-14-2014 21:32:47 | More by RonaldTheriot
Photo of tigg924


3.8/5  rDev +8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2014 13:40:54 | More by tigg924
Photo of BeerWithMike


4.35/5  rDev +23.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2013 00:56:12 | More by BeerWithMike
Photo of twiggamortis420


3.54/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle pours a hazed gold color with a small (for a hefe) cap of off-white head. Not much retention or lace.

Nose is very apricot...not so funky as opening a bag of dried ones, but powerful and sweet for sure...dominates all other aspects of the aroma.

Taste is refreshing enough and not overly sweet. There is plenty of apricot in the flavor, so if you are not a fan of this particular stonefruit, stay away. Its not really all that hefeweizen-y though...more like a straight American Wheat with apricot flavoring. Not all that bad in this case, a simplistic fruit beer that does nothing to offend or inspire. Wouldnt turn one down but most likely wont be picking up another sixer.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2013 20:40:53 | More by twiggamortis420
Photo of bmwats


3.53/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a weizen.

A: Pale golden hue. Lots of rising effervescence. Pours about a 1 finger, bubbly, white head. Settles quickly, and disintegrates almost completely leaving only a slight smattering of bubbles. Sparse lacing quickly retreats into the body of the brew.

S: Apricot... not much else.

T: Wheat, with a healthy dose of apricot. Not overly sweet though.

M: Light and crisp. Slight bitterness. A little steely.

D: No resistance. Pound incessantly.

Atmosphere is pretty good. Lots of carbonation, fair head, but no real lacing. Nose is comprised of slightly sweet apricot, and not much else. Lightly sweet wheaty flavor. Overall, this is pretty good quaff.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2013 04:14:29 | More by bmwats
Photo of StonedTrippin


3.85/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

one of the better fruited wheats ive had in some time. it pours like fresh squeezed lemonade, so pale its almost white. its cloudy but still bright when held to the sun, and there is about an inch of short lived bone white foam. the nose is summery right away, pollen and peach, honey and yeast, its really quite lovely. there seems to be more fruit here than beer ingredients though, namely grains and hops, but its one for the ladies I guess. the flavor is really delicate, also takes me to summer. the yeast isn't as flavorful as I like in a real hefe, but in this context it works because it doesn't crowd out the apricot, which is easy to do apparently, if the host of poorly flavored apricot wheat beers out there are any indication. this one is balanced and delicious, with the apricots featuring prominently without being overdone. the body is just too light, this is less dense than water, and finishes way too quickly as a result. carbonation is nice though, and the overall lightness of this one may be its most attractive feature for many consumers. I thought this was nicely done for what it is, but id like a more bold yeast element to really fire it off.

Serving type: on-tap

03-12-2013 20:00:28 | More by StonedTrippin
Photo of mactrail


3.73/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very tasty light beer with a pleasant fruity flavor. Nice white head on the pale Wit-colored beer. Tart in flavor with a big, fragrant fruity aroma. I couldn't say if it's a peach or apricot smell, but it's quite nice. Very light body. Just a touch of malt with faint sweetness. Totally unhoppy as you would expect. I wouldn't call it a Hefe, it's more of an American pale wheat.

This would be worth looking for on tap. Otherwise, it's one of several very tasty pale Utah supermarket beers available widely in bottles.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2011 02:50:52 | More by mactrail
Photo of mmmbeer


3.73/5  rDev +6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle with no freshness date - brewed with Bavarian wheat yeast. It pours a crystal-clear gold before the yeast, opaque dark peach afterward, with medium carbonation and a tight-knit head. Mostly apricot and wheat yeast in the nose, but pleasant enough. Light sweetness on the palate, with noticeable apricot, bready malts, and a very light tang from the yeast. It has a medium to full body, with ample carbonation and a dry finish. Very refreshing and easy to drink, if a bit one-dimensional.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2010 14:37:45 | More by mmmbeer
Photo of colts9016


3.53/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass at 35 degrees.

Appearance: A white one finger head that has pour retention. The color of the beer is a medium orange color with some light copper hues. The clarity of the beer is slightly hazy. The appearance is just average.

Nose: A nice ripe apricot aroma with a sublte sweetness that comes from the ripeness of the fruit. There is malt is slightly hidden, there are notes of wheat, yeast, and some solvents.

Taste: A shock in the flavor of the beer. The malt and the fruit are balanced. There are notes of apricots, wheat, barley, yeast, oranges, and floral esters.

The mouth feel of the beer is slight carbonated, creamy, and a hint of astringency.

Overall: The body of the beer is medium light and the finish is medium. This beer really suprised me, a fruit beer that is balanced. A very nice easy drinking beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2010 00:50:07 | More by colts9016
Photo of CHL


4.15/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 2 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

From the Wasatch/Squatters summer sampler, I like this beer, but it's not a universally-accessible taste. My partner says that it tasted like potpourri, which I can imagine. It has some floral notes in it, but it tastes obviously like apricot to me.

Cloudy hefe body with basically no head. It smells like natural whole apricots, as if one were cut in half before you. Strikingly good scent.

The taste is weaker than that. Apricot is still there, but it's not overpowering. Has a nice wheat malt taste that I wish was more prevalent. These two flavors go together very well, and I compliment Wasatch for the composition. Carbonation feels about right to me (I'm not fond of overly carbonated brews), and the beer has some gravity in the mouth; very nice. Lingering apricot aftertaste.

It's highly drinkable, and I think would make a good lead for a night of beer drinking. Goes down quickly if that's what you want, and as a Utah 4%, it doesn't overly intoxicate.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2009 17:16:11 | More by CHL
Photo of yemenmocha


3.63/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours hazy, medium golden to slight amber, thin white head that doesn't retain well. Nose is dominated by apricot, natural not artificial, and a suggestion of bread qualities. Palate is light to medium, apricot fruitiness is dominant again, with a sour fruity finish.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2009 04:29:41 | More by yemenmocha
Photo of JBogan


3.25/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Slightly hazy light golden color with no head and leaves almost no lacing.

Smelled of apricots (surprise!) along with some floral scents. Also somewhat of a metallic edge to it.

Taste was a bit weaker than the smell, however along the same lines. Apricot of course was the main attraction, along with what seemed like rose petals. Kind of different but not bad.

Mouthfeel was quite thin, and the mild carbonation was not enough in my book to make this feel very good in my mouth. Rather disappointing in the department.

Overall this was a drinkable beer if you like this sort of thing. I felt it need a bit more oomph in the taste department, it was a little on the weak side. It's not a bad beer, but nothing I'd seek out again.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2008 00:09:29 | More by JBogan
Photo of jwc215


3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark golden with a lasting swirling patch.

The smell is of apricot - not too overbearing or "artificial".

The taste is of sweet apricot with wheat tang and some graininess. Relatively mild. It has a crisp, dry finish. There's a bit more of a "beer" taste than in many run-of-the-mill fruit wheat beers, but not much.

Light-bodied, but not too weak or watery. Refreshing.

To its defense, the apricot is too in-your-face or as artificial. Still, overall, there's not much to it. Its okay for a no-brainer that doesn't taste "off", and is perhaps a bit better than a run-of-the mill fruit wheat beer. Okay - nothing particularly special.

Serving type: on-tap

07-16-2008 16:18:26 | More by jwc215
Photo of Gueuzedude


3.58/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours into my New Belgium goblet with a frothy, initially two-finger thick, off-white colored head. The beer is a gold color that shows a hazy, straw-gold color when held up to the light. The aroma is definitely apricot accented as this is even noticeable as I pour this brew. The apricot becomes more pronounced as I go in for a deeper draught of the aroma. Underneath the apricot are some light, cracker-like grain notes, though there doesn't seem to be much else.

Lightly tart tasting up front, the apricot flavors boost a perceived sweetness and become more noticeable towards the middle and finish. The apricot in the flavor is not quite as dominant as it was in the aroma, but it is still the most noticeable thing about this beer. This has a light heft to it with a body that has some texture and weight, though note enough to keep this from being very quaffable. The light tartness is accented by the wheat character, but really not much else is noticeable underneath the apricot than a clean, neutral grain character.

It was quite hot and something cool, refreshing and easy to drink was what I wanted. This certainly fit the bill, and since I like apricots this beer wasn't too distracting. Simplistic, why yes it is, but it still didn't keep me from enjoying this beer. Though I will admit it is a little annoying that this is labeled a HefeWeizen, when it is clear that it uses nothing ore than a bland ale yeast.

Purchased: Plaza Liquors, Tucson AZ

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2008 00:46:24 | More by Gueuzedude
Photo of Avryle

New York

3.18/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a pale hazy yellow. Big white head on initial pour that quickly disapates to a small cap

S- Apricot aroma very heavy but smells like concentrate. Wheat is not noticable at all.

T- Does not have the overpowering fake-apricot taste as you'd expect from the smell. You get it in the finish though- its a bit bitter. A bit of the wheat does finally come through at the end as well.

M- Thin. Light carbonation. A good summer beer.

D- The light body & sweetness allow for easy drinkability, but the fake-apricot kinda kills it.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2008 02:34:31 | More by Avryle
Photo of younger35


3.35/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This brew came in a summer sampler that a friend brought me back from SLC. Drank out of my snifter while watching Boise State vs. Eastern Carolina.

Appearance- Pours a very light orange with light hues of yellow. Very bright white head forms and quickly recedes leaving zero cap and a super thin collar. Leaves absolutely zero lacing.
Smell- Starts with big whiffs of apricot that really is the star of the nose. Not overbearing but very appealing. Very fresh and clean with a bit of grainy wheat in the background.
Taste- Lots of apricot to start that is lightly sweet but definitely no where near cloying. A bit of raw wheat comes through but I wish there was a bit more of the Hef yeast. A little bit more of something to contrast the apricot would have been nice. Finishes with a lingering apricot sweetness.
Mouthfeel- The body is a little light but the carbonation is crisp and seems spot on.
Drinkability- Sitting at 4% this brew couldn’t be any more sessionable. I would have liked to have tasted a little something more than just the apricot but for the most part this is a pretty solid brew. Much better than other apricot brews I’ve had.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2007 01:22:47 | More by younger35
Photo of bort11


3.33/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to Wasatch for this one.

12 oz bottle poured into a hefe glass. Very fizzy head that dissipates quickly. Color is a hazy, well apricot, color. The haze is solid, like a fresh cider, but I don't see any yeast sediment.
Smell has a distinct hefe twang that morphs into a mild apricot aroma. The tastes does not really stand out with any hefe characteristics, but the wheat/apricot blend is smooth. The fruit does not seem forced or syrupy. Big plus for me. A subtle pepper and spice is in the finish.
Mouthfeel is a little light and fizzy for my taste. I think if this was available in my area, I would be a nice summer refresher.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2007 11:34:52 | More by bort11
Photo of BigJTrucker


3.45/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy yellow color, with very little head retention. As you would expect, apricot smell is very dominant. Taste is very "apricotty" as well. That is really the only flavor i'm picking up. Mouthfeel is a bit fizzy. A very drinkable beer, but there are other, better tasting hefewizens out there. Not too bad though.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2007 08:18:05 | More by BigJTrucker
Photo of TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

2.15/5  rDev -38.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Acquired via trade from Wasatch, so a big “Thank you” goes out to him. Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a very pale yellow color with a very thin white head that fades almost instantly and leaves almost no lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is very fruity with the smell of apricots as the name implies, there’s a very faint bit of hops and some wheat.

T: The taste is very tart with a little bit of sweetness. The apricot flavor is quite strong. The malt character is thin and the hops presence is mild. The after-taste is slightly sweet. For an “Apricot Hefeweizen” I’m certainly tasting the apricot but not the Hefeweizen.

M: Crisp with a little smoothness, light body, medium carbonation, clean finish.

D: It’s a little tasty, goes down ok, not filling at all. As with any beer in this style with an apricot flavor, I compare it to Magic Hat #9 and this beer tastes a lot like it. Unfortunately, I don’t like #9, so that’s not really a good thing.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2007 01:42:36 | More by TheManiacalOne
Photo of NeroFiddled


3.93/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Delicate apricot greets you in the nose of Wasatch Apricot Hefeweizen. It's soft, fruity, and very realistic. Beyond that it's a typical American hefe-weizen with a cloudy golden-orange body and short-lived bright-white head. The apricot carries over into the flavor and dominates over the mild wheat-based maltiness beneath, but it's not overbearing. On the contrary, it's quite engaging, and subtly tart and refreshing. It's very lightly hopped to match it's light, delicately sweet maltiness, and it finishes dry with a lingering note of residual apricot. I'm sure it would make a great summer beer for any barbeque or sporting event, but to be honest, I'd welcome it at almost any time of the year. Nicely done. Quaffable!

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2007 17:24:44 | More by NeroFiddled
Photo of gbontrag


3.85/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

slight haze, with some suspended particles. Nice orangey gold wheat, with a lower then wished for froth.
Heavily scented with Apricots, and then wheat.

Beautiful mouthfeel, light and soft carbonation. Delicious. Apricot isn't overwhelming. There's good wheat flavor; malty and grainy, almost to being husky. Clean, with a little sourness. Good drinking.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2007 05:32:21 | More by gbontrag
Photo of BuckeyeNation


3.58/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Banana with a generous splash of apricot juice. The cap is off-white and is much smaller than preferred, even after an increasingly elevated pour. It's down to less than one finger and we've barely passed the one minute mark. The glass is spotless.

The aroma, which I was able to appreciate as soon as beer entered glass, is nicely apricot fruity. It doesn't smell the least bit artificial to me; always a good thing where fruit beers are concerned. I don't pick any hefe weizen character, but then the nose doesn't need it to be successful. This is more of a fruit wheat than a hefe weizen anyway.

As anticipated, Apricot Wheat would have been a more appropriate name. The website says that a 'hybrid Bavarian yeast strain' was used. That may be so, but it doesn't contribute much in terms of flavor. There is a mild-moderate spiciness underlying the apricot and the wheat malt that could only be coming from the yeast, so I guess that's something.

The apricotiness continues to taste natural, even though it's less prominent than it was in the nose. Bitterness is more prevalent than either sweetness or tanginess, which is the biggest reason why I don't like this one as much as I might. More pale malt or more apricot (preferably both) would have made for a better beer.

I can handle the lightness of the mouthfeel, I just wish it wasn't so fizzy. Things settle down by mid-bottle and the beer is more enjoyable to drink as a result. I believe that it's brewed year-round. To me though, it seems perfectly suited as a hot weather quencher and refresher.

Wasatch Apricot Wheat (er... Hefeweizen) is pretty good fruit beer that could be better than pretty good with a few tweaks. Even though I don't love apricots, I don't mind the apricot flavor in this case... for twelve ounces at least. Thanks once again to Wasatch for the Wasatch.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2007 14:20:12 | More by BuckeyeNation
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Wasatch Apricot Hefeweizen from Utah Brewers Cooperative
80 out of 100 based on 75 ratings.