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Apricot Wheat - Otto's Pub and Brewery

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BA SCORE
81
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101 Ratings
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Ratings: 101
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 14.61%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Otto's Pub and Brewery visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: psugrad98 on 11-18-2002)
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Reviews by goatgoat:
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goatgoat

Arizona

3.68/5  rDev +3.4%

Thanks to russwbeck for the opportunity.

Perfectly clear light amber. Moderate white head falls quickly leaving little lace. Smell is popping with fruit, mostly apricot, intensely sweet with a caramel/sugary background, almost too much for me. Taste is sweet, but not as overpowering as the nose. It's toned down with more wheat character. A light bitterness in the finish, with an almost pit like character. Very light feel, drier than expected from the nose, which makes it easier to drink.

01-28-2011 05:43:09 | More by goatgoat
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GameOfBeers

Pennsylvania

3.76/5  rDev +5.6%

08-19-2014 01:05:14 | More by GameOfBeers
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TimoP

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

02-03-2012 04:06:05 | More by TimoP
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Mora2000

Texas

3.4/5  rDev -4.5%

Thanks to Exiled for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a yellow color with a white head. The aroma is very heavy on the apricot with not too much else going on. There may be a little bit of wheat in the aroma, but it is basically just fruit. The flavor is more of the same. A whole lot of apricot and a tad bit of wheat. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

11-26-2010 06:37:17 | More by Mora2000
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BroadStBrewing

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -15.7%

08-11-2014 02:40:11 | More by BroadStBrewing
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Putter

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +12.4%

02-02-2012 03:47:12 | More by Putter
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tdm168

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

08-18-2013 00:56:49 | More by tdm168
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Bdel34

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

08-17-2012 17:46:47 | More by Bdel34
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3.48/5  rDev -2.2%

22 oz bottle into a pint glass.

The initial pour is a bit foamy but seems to settle down rather quickly, revealing a clear copper body with a finger or so of fizzy slightly off-white head. This readily peters down into some light foamy ringing, which leaves back just a smattering of spotty lacing. The aroma smells like apricot, with a juicy sweetness in the nose that is propped up a bit by the wheat character. Light grassy hop notes hang on the edges.

The taste is similar, with the apricot flavor coming off as a bit more artificial feeling but it isn’t too bad considering that it is a pretty strong fruit flavor overall. A light grassy bitterness runs through the middle of the profile, while that crisp wheat backbone gives that fruit something to bounce off of. The finish here is bitter and drying. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a sprightly and crisp feel to the carbonation in the mouth but does seem a little too lively along the back.

Nothing overly offensive here but this one just wasn’t my thing. A little less over carbonation would have maybe helped things out as well. I can take it for what it is though.

04-16-2012 16:50:52 | More by Kegatron
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CharlesDarwin

Rhode Island

3.53/5  rDev -0.8%

On tap at the brewpub - Oct 2, 2007. Aroma gives a musk of coconut body lotion, tinted with fruit flesh and some lip gloss. Edging artificial, but staying clean and leaving the ugly confrontation between malt and fruit behind for a more subtle expression of fruit sugars. Pours a rich straw, headed with a white crisp edge. Flavor is full and moves into a different range, with reduced apricot candy, lots of plum and peach, in juice form, balanced with honey and malt sugar. Again, edging artificial but staying clean and not get skunky or off, which I guess is the unintentional goal of most fruit beers. Coconut meat pops up as do higher florals in the orchid and hibiscus range. Finishes out a little wet and palate lies slightly sticky, but there’s a curbing edge of puckering sourness that gives it a more clean snap at the end, lending nice drinkability. Fresh, bright, clean, alive and friendly. All I can ask for in a brewpub’s perfunctory fruit offering, I suppose.

11-23-2011 15:00:25 | More by CharlesDarwin
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Bouder32

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -15.7%

10-22-2013 15:14:39 | More by Bouder32
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Rizzy17

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

06-27-2014 20:03:33 | More by Rizzy17
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.23/5  rDev -9.3%

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. has a cream soda color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of mild apricots, some grains. Taste is light, grains, wheat, some apricot, not exactly bursting with flavor. Feels light in the mouth and overall, while not terrible, really nothing special about this beer.

01-03-2014 05:13:39 | More by tone77
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akorsak

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +12.4%

A 650 mL bottle purchased at the brewpub.

A: The wheat ale has a visually appealing amber color, lighter and more translucent than the bottle sitting next to it. A half a finger of head didn't do much.

S: The aroma is a light combination of sweet apricot and hearty wheat. The apricot becomes more dominant as the ale warms.

T: Much like the nose, the taste is driven by the apricot. The result is a pleasantly sweet ale that remains light throughout. Wheat appears near the back of each sip, adding a certain amount of body to the beer. The finish has an apricot zing that works better than most fruit beers.

M: The mouthfeel won't set the world aflame but the wheat and apricot pairing works nicely.

D: The ale is very easy to drink, light enough that it doesn't weigh you down and weak enough that it won't knock you out.

11-07-2009 00:17:48 | More by akorsak
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SickGnar

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -15.7%

A: Peachy hued light amber/golden (how appropriate). Quite small white head, clear and bright. Nada for lace.

S: Juicy apricot, but none too strong. Faint and plain wheat beer way in the background. Not a whole lot going on either in complexity or amplitude. Apricot grows as warms, beer stays muted.

T: Pith & skins stone fruit – only vaguely apricot, though clearly stone fruit. Barest fleeting hint of juicy sweetness. Odd astringent note lurking around the edges. Blah and weak wheat beer in background with just a touch of husk. No hops noticed. Bitterness that is present seems more tied to astringent note.

M: Under medium body with CO2 matched. Soft and just barely avoids being watery. Astringent, sort of medicinal, drying.

D: Doesn’t really hit the apricot note. Wheat beer doesn’t really show through. Sort of misses all the way around. Also angular and disjointed. Still, it would be somewhat more drinkable were it not for the astringent note. Hopefully it is a better beer on tap. If not, then since Otto’s is located in a college town, there must be many let down coeds.

08-28-2011 16:50:45 | More by SickGnar
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kingston2

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

06-30-2014 02:29:31 | More by kingston2
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andersony17

Pennsylvania

3.65/5  rDev +2.5%

Picked up a 6-pack while at PSU at Killdare's

A - Nice bottle and simple cap, dark golden/orange color, short lasting thick foam head with a low amount of lacing.

S - Smells like sweet apricots, maybe a hint of peach as well.

T - Very subtle but pleasant flavor of apricot, not as strong as it smells but a great flavor, lacking some wheat component.

M - Smooth, no bitterness, refreshing and crisp.

O - Love the flavor, definitely will buy again.

02-27-2012 23:29:35 | More by andersony17
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Griggsy

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

09-20-2013 18:23:36 | More by Griggsy
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bryanwaltz

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

08-10-2013 00:53:03 | More by bryanwaltz
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ChicoraBoy

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Weak aroma, but could detect apricot and a yeasty/bread aroma. Light hops with low malt. Very little head with slight lacing. Light orange-amber clear. Light carb and soft palate. Had a nice taste of apricot and hops up front, but didn't taste much like American wheat. Subtle malt and bit of vanilla on finish, and after.

10-28-2003 14:29:27 | More by ChicoraBoy
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oline73

Maryland

4/5  rDev +12.4%

11-16-2011 02:24:57 | More by oline73
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Yellolab2010

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

08-19-2014 23:21:50 | More by Yellolab2010
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crowsnest

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

10-18-2013 21:40:44 | More by crowsnest
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev +11.8%

A - Not sure how old this is but I got very little head, a nice lace ring. Color is semi hazy but a nice shade of golden yellow.

S - Initial smell is great, juicy apricot very tart and vibrant but I am bit getting much in wheat... Hope it's balanced.

T - Well wheat is balanced and it's more sweet than tart but I believe this might be the best apricot beer I ever drank! Juicy not artificial in any way vibrant apricot flavor with a great malt balance. Tasty!

M - Light and medium, very refreshing overall a great fruit beer.

Overall I would gladly buy this again and at 5 dollars a bomber it's one of the better fruit beers I have ever tasted. Worth trying!

04-08-2012 02:06:00 | More by DrDemento456
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rdub

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Poured from a brewery fresh bottle into a brand new pint glass. Straw yellow color with a half inch head. Nice color. Overwhelming apricot aroma. Very sweet smell. Super-basic light tasting summer quencher. Luckily it isn't as sweet as it smells although it gets a bit sweet after a few. Worth a try if you like the style.

06-09-2011 18:28:19 | More by rdub
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Apricot Wheat from Otto's Pub and Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.