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Apricot Wheat - Otto's Pub and Brewery

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112 Ratings
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Ratings: 112
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 14.33%
Wants: 2
Gots: 8 | 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:
Beer added by: psugrad98 on 11-18-2002

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3.3/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

This was my first experience with this beer. I have had Samuel Smith Organic Apricot beer, and liked it so I thought I would try this one. The beer is good, but it is very sour to the palette.

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3.19/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4.04/5  rDev +13.5%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of ShanePB
2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

Photo of DrDietz
3.42/5  rDev -3.9%

Photo of Chrislovesbacon
4/5  rDev +12.4%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of Stihlsaw
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of Colin32
3.84/5  rDev +7.9%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.76/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.72/5  rDev +32.6%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of woodychandler
4.56/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I am now committed to reducing, if not eradicating, my backlog of bottles. This one was part of a local, in-person trade with tone77.

From the bottle: "On Draught[;]In Bottles".

I began with a heavy-handed pour, bringing forth a pseudo-cascade, followed by its settling into three fingers of puffy, rocky, bone-white head with good retention. Loads of CO2 bubbles were in evidence. Color was a golden-yellow (SRM = > 5, < 7) with NE-quality clarity and since Mammon, Midas and Croesus were already here, they began to rejoice in earnest. Nose smelled like apricot preserves, leaving no doubt as to the origin of this beer. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was simply, apricots! Their flavor was prevalent and overcame everything else that may have been involved. Believe it or not, I am actually a fan of fruit beers. They can be light and refreshing, tart and puckering, sweet and cloying or simply an enhancement to some beers. I was really enjoying this beer on a hot, humid Summer afternoon for its light, refreshing qualities. Finish was semi-dry. It definitely was not sweet by any means.

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.49/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazed golden orange color with a white, short lived head. The aroma is heavy on the apricot, with some grainy, bready wheat elements on the fringes.

In the taste, a nice fruity apricot and peach flavor with a grainy, malted wheat flavor that is quite nice. It is fruity, but I never forget the fact I'm drinking a beer. This has alot in common with other apricot infused beers on the market, and for the most part, the Otto's apricot ale stands up to any other apricot beer I have had. There is a small hop bitterness that keeps the beer from cloying.

Medium bodied, smooth and fruity, but with a clean, balanced finish.

Overall, as a fruit beer, this is above average. Drinkable and with a bit of character, as evidence why it was the first beer out of the sampler case to be gone. Obviously has crossover potential because all my friends really liked it.

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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Apricot Wheat from Otto's Pub and Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 112 ratings.