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Wasatch Apricot Hefeweizen - Utah Brewers Cooperative

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Wasatch Apricot HefeweizenWasatch Apricot Hefeweizen

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160 Ratings
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Ratings: 160
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 16.96%
Wants: 6
Gots: 23 | 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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Ratings: 160 | Reviews: 44
Photo of Can_has_beer
2.48/5  rDev -27.5%
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 -30.7%
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 +19.9%
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 +18.4%
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 -10.2%
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 -13.5%
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 -54.4%
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 -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.

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.

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.

Photo of SHODriver
3.55/5  rDev +3.8%
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.

Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.96/5  rDev +15.8%
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.

Photo of smcolw
2.54/5  rDev -25.7%
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.

Photo of Zorro
2.66/5  rDev -22.2%
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.

Photo of Wheatafficianado
4.33/5  rDev +26.6%
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!

Photo of RonaldTheriot
2.87/5  rDev -16.1%
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.

RJT

Photo of tigg924
3.8/5  rDev +11.1%
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.

Photo of BeerWithMike
4.34/5  rDev +26.9%
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.

Photo of jngrizzaffi
3.51/5  rDev +2.6%

Appearance - 4.0
Aroma - 3.25
Taste - 3.5
Mouthfeel - 3.75
Overall - 3.5

Pours hazy yellow color with a thick foamy head. Head retention is good. Lacing is moderate. Aroma is mainly apricot. Don't really much else. Maybe slight coriander? Light malt followed by strong apricot taste with a little spiciness on the end. It is a refreshing beer, but not much complexity to the taste.

Photo of twiggamortis420
3.55/5  rDev +3.8%
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.

Photo of bmwats
3.54/5  rDev +3.5%
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.

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.84/5  rDev +12.3%
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.

Photo of mactrail
3.77/5  rDev +10.2%
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.

Photo of mmmbeer
3.72/5  rDev +8.8%
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.

Photo of colts9016
3.47/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

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Wasatch Apricot Hefeweizen from Utah Brewers Cooperative
78 out of 100 based on 160 ratings.