Wasatch Apricot Hefeweizen - Utah Brewers Cooperative

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Ratings: 189
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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Reviews by gbontrag:
Photo of gbontrag
3.82/5  rDev +10.1%
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.

More User Reviews:
Photo of tigg924
3.8/5  rDev +9.5%
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.

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 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.

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.92/5  rDev +13%
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!

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 RonaldTheriot
2.87/5  rDev -17.3%
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 SHODriver
3.55/5  rDev +2.3%
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 twiggamortis420
3.55/5  rDev +2.3%
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 Zorro
2.66/5  rDev -23.3%
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 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 TheManiacalOne
2.17/5  rDev -37.5%
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.

Photo of jwc215
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
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.

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 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 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 bmwats
3.54/5  rDev +2%
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 CHL
4.17/5  rDev +20.2%
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.

Photo of smcolw
2.54/5  rDev -26.8%
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 AlCaponeJunior
3.96/5  rDev +14.1%
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.

Photo of flexabull
3.8/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice bright hazy yellow color, with a decent head. Looks like a nice weizen beer.

Smells are loaded with apricots... no other aroma noted.

Beer is a big overload of fruity apricots flavors. It tastes good, but I am looking for a bit more of a beer taste here, this one is a bit too fruit intensive. A hint of wheat, and some crispness on the finish.

Mouthfeel is actually not bad on this one. Pretty well rounded beer, and somewhat impressive considering that this is only 4% ABV.

A pretty good fruit beer. Like I noted earlier, I like a bit stronger beer flavors in my fruit beer, but this is certainly tasty and drinkable.

Thanks for bottle Wasatch.

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 Avryle
3.16/5  rDev -8.9%
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.

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 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.

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Wasatch Apricot Hefeweizen from Utah Brewers Cooperative
79 out of 100 based on 189 ratings.