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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
79
okay

120 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 120
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 16.03%
Wants: 6
Gots: 8 | 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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The-Adjunct-Hippie

South Dakota

2.88/5  rDev -16%

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 (2.88) : I had high expectations for this beer. Unfortunately it feels like the beer I've drank my whole adult life, but also like nothing I've ever had before. It's not impressive, not original, and still not really offensive either. It stands out with its natural apricot flavor and lightly creamy mouthfeel - but still has the body of an american adjunct lager.

So by reiterating the obvious, if I had to sum it up I'd say that it's a creamy apricot brew with a macro lager body. It feels like something you've drank a million times before, but tastes a little different. Worth a try, but not as fancy as its label leads you to believe. I'll be skipping this one next time.

08-27-2014 01:35:36 | More by The-Adjunct-Hippie
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +2%

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.

08-26-2014 00:56:40 | More by woodychandler
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Northtexan

Texas

3.52/5  rDev +2.6%

08-22-2014 22:57:42 | More by Northtexan
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MattyG85

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

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.

08-19-2014 06:56:37 | More by MattyG85
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amvrana

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +2%

08-18-2014 19:34:20 | More by amvrana
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flux702

Nevada

3.28/5  rDev -4.4%

08-15-2014 19:32:08 | More by flux702
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Benish

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev +2%

08-13-2014 15:22:20 | More by Benish
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Bierleichen

Maryland

4/5  rDev +16.6%

08-12-2014 01:38:15 | More by Bierleichen
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CP713

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

08-11-2014 07:39:47 | More by CP713
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craftychick06

Louisiana

3/5  rDev -12.5%

08-10-2014 03:55:47 | More by craftychick06
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johnjohnson944


3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

08-08-2014 04:27:30 | More by johnjohnson944
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ELECTRONICAnonymous

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +2%

08-07-2014 05:59:15 | More by ELECTRONICAnonymous
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AdmiralOzone

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

08-06-2014 22:06:36 | More by AdmiralOzone
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MidwestBA

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

08-04-2014 01:08:35 | More by MidwestBA
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SHODriver

Louisiana

3.54/5  rDev +3.2%

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.

08-03-2014 00:39:09 | More by SHODriver
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spham

Texas

1.75/5  rDev -49%

07-29-2014 02:57:37 | More by spham
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WoodBrew

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

07-25-2014 20:57:52 | More by WoodBrew
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bronmatron

Minnesota

2.25/5  rDev -34.4%

07-23-2014 22:35:38 | More by bronmatron
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AlCaponeJunior

Texas

3.96/5  rDev +15.5%

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.

07-22-2014 02:02:39 | More by AlCaponeJunior
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

07-20-2014 23:03:07 | More by XmnwildX12
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aebax

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +23.9%

07-20-2014 19:20:43 | More by aebax
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Hoganlaw

Texas

4/5  rDev +16.6%

07-19-2014 23:58:49 | More by Hoganlaw
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kalebharris

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +16.6%

07-14-2014 20:30:28 | More by kalebharris
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psychita

Utah

1.5/5  rDev -56.3%

07-12-2014 07:26:10 | More by psychita
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smt

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

07-11-2014 02:32:41 | More by smt
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Wasatch Apricot Hefeweizen from Utah Brewers Cooperative
79 out of 100 based on 120 ratings.