Apricot Summer Weizen - Okanagan Spring Brewery
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Ratings: 39 | Reviews: 12 | Display Reviews Only:
3.5/5 rDev +16.7%
341ml bottle poured into tulip 28/6/14
A cloudy orange liquid, three fingers of foam lasts for a few sips leaving a few polka dots for lace
S apricots, peaches, floral perfume, wheat and Iced tea powder
T more grains, faint banana, a little white pepper of all things, not far from the smell, simple but decent
M lighter side of medium, fluffs up from the bubbles, grainy finish overpowers the fruit somehow
O nothing to write home about but I wouldn't turn one down under a hot sun, keeps my wife drinking beer so that's a plus...I guess
I thought the rating was pretty low on this one, then I noticed all the lowest ratings were by people who rated this beer and nothing else. A strange coincidence? or does a loan rebel have a strange hate on for this beer?
06-29-2014 04:49:39 | More by wordemupg
1.81/5 rDev -39.7%
I opened the bottle, took a sip, i couldn't believe a beer could taste so bad. It's like i had poured a bottle of cologne in my mouth. I didn't feel like being a party pooper so i didn't rate it under 1.75, but it deserve to be banned from the market.
06-11-2014 00:03:02 | More by ChoseLa
3.35/5 rDev +11.7%
341 mL bottle from a sampler 12-pack picked up at The Beer Store; bottled Feb. 24 2014. I remember trying a non-flavoured hefe from these guys many years ago and rather enjoying it, so I'm going into this one with my hopes up. Served well-chilled.
This one pours a hazy golden-orange colour, generating a thin layer of white head that wastes no time fizzling away into nothingness. A thin collar and some wisps on the surface remain. Mild aroma, which immediately tells you what you're in for - wheaty pale malt sweetness, apricot and red berries, with sour fuzzy peach candy also coming through.
I was starting to get a little wary, but after a few sips my worries evaporate - this is a nice, refreshing, light summer fruit beer. While a grainy pale wheat malt sweetness dominates at first, it is soon overtaken by a large dose of apricot flavour. It's obviously an extract of some sort, but it works out about as well as could be hoped. Tangy finish, with some fuzzy peach and cherry vibes. Fairly clean aftertaste. This pale wheat ale is light-bodied and quite fizzy, which is exactly the kind of mouthfeel I want from a lighter summer drink. Very easy to drink quickly; I could see myself easily getting through a sixer of these on a hot afternoon.
Final Grade: 3.35, a B-. Okanagan Springs' Apricot Summer Weizen is one of the better apricot-flavoured fruit beers I've tried, and a passable option for anyone seeking out a fruity, refreshing session beer for the impending summer months. I'm not a big fruit beer drinker, but I'd consider picking this up again if I were in the mood. Not bad; fans of St. Ambroise Apricot Wheat Ale and Kronenbourg White might find this one worth a look or two.
04-18-2014 20:07:08 | More by thehyperduck
3.18/5 rDev +6%
Poured from a bottle fetched from a "summer" mixed pack into a shaker pint glass. A coppery orange color, close to light brown, with an aggressive billowing white head that broke quickly. Aroma is detectable and fairly strong apricot with some bruised apple and a generic stale peppery spice. Little else for individually identifiable components, smells like a very fruity low hop wheat beer. Tastes like sour peach gummy candies, maybe hints of lime and mango, and some sweet bready malts that combine with the fruit notes to yield something like a apple fritter effect, albeit a subtle one. Rather buttery, coating mouthfeel which is odd considering the aggressive carbonation. Apricots do not taste this obvious when included in a mash or added during fermentation, even when used in large quantities. These guys must have added a ton of juice or flavor extract into the brew at the end of the process. I am not wild about this approach. The result resembles a vaguely beery peach/apricot soda or cooler. Could appeal to diehard fruit beer fans but I shall steer clear.
03-30-2014 21:26:33 | More by CalgaryFMC
2.09/5 rDev -30.3%
I agree with the other review. It is way too fruity - sort of like orange pop beer. I also missed seeing the small apricot on the can it is very misleading.
I would likely not have bought it if I had seen apricot on the can. I drank one and had to give away the other 3 in the mixed case. The best part of the case was thw free glass.
05-26-2013 08:10:19 | More by Keltie
British Columbia (Canada)
1.45/5 rDev -51.7%
Quite possibly one the the worst beers I have ever had. When I bought it I didn't see the word "Apricot" on the can. It's almost as if they were trying to hide the word. So it was a little misleading and probably why I gave it a low score, as it was a surprise. I didn't like the taste at all and neither did my wife. I found it tasted more like a cooler than a beer. The fruity taste was too much and the beer too sweet.
It was a challenge to finish the can and I still have five more...not sure what to do with them.
05-05-2013 01:58:44 | More by Perrin
Apricot Summer Weizen from Okanagan Spring Brewery
72 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.