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Apricot Summer Weizen - Okanagan Spring Brewery

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Apricot Summer WeizenApricot Summer Weizen

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BA SCORE
72
okay

41 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3
pDev: 22%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Okanagan Spring Brewery visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
Inspired by the bountiful orchards of BC’s Southern Interior, our Brewmaster has created this deliciously original recipe. An unfiltered wheat ale with the subtle flavour of apricot, it pairs well with all things summer.

(Beer added by: biboergosum on 04-19-2012)
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Photo of Perrin
1.45/5  rDev -51.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

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.

Perrin, May 05, 2013
Photo of Converge
1.5/5  rDev -50%

Converge, May 25, 2012
Photo of ChoseLa
1.81/5  rDev -39.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

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.

ChoseLa, Jun 11, 2014
Photo of NinVic
1.93/5  rDev -35.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

I've hard other apricot flavoured beers which tasted fine, but this Apricot Summer Weizen tasted very artificial and I could barely finish a bottle. My 2 other buddies agreed and I ended dumping 3 other bottles down the drain, I could'nt drink it.
Maybe I got a bad batch or it sat at the liquor store too long, but I was seriously disappointed.

NinVic, May 20, 2012
Photo of artemh
2/5  rDev -33.3%

artemh, Aug 26, 2013
Photo of Ianleesrivette
2/5  rDev -33.3%

Ianleesrivette, Oct 30, 2013
Photo of KStark
2/5  rDev -33.3%

KStark, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of Keltie
2.09/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

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.

Keltie, May 26, 2013
Photo of pharmerdoc
2.7/5  rDev -10%

pharmerdoc, Aug 27, 2014
Photo of Ericbeech_87
2.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Ericbeech_87, Jun 23, 2014
Photo of rodrigueZflyingf0x
2.75/5  rDev -8.3%

rodrigueZflyingf0x, Jun 11, 2012
Photo of CookstLiquor
2.96/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 355ml bottle. Pours a cloudy yellowish orange colour. The word "apricot" on the label may be small (almost hidden), but the aroma and taste are pronounced in this hefeweizen. The nose is also very floral and perfumey with none of the classic hefe notes. Taste is similarly strongly redolent of apricot and flowers. A bit unbalanced, but certainly recommended for people who like their fruit beer to taste quite fruity.

CookstLiquor, Apr 25, 2013
Photo of cam477
3/5  rDev 0%

cam477, Jun 08, 2014
Photo of MalcolmJames
3/5  rDev 0%

MalcolmJames, Sep 08, 2012
Photo of KevinCraft
3/5  rDev 0%

KevinCraft, Jul 19, 2013
Photo of Birdlegs
3/5  rDev 0%

Birdlegs, Apr 28, 2012
Photo of Kmat10
3/5  rDev 0%

Kmat10, May 20, 2013
Photo of wizo
3/5  rDev 0%

wizo, Apr 19, 2014
Photo of Exeter
3/5  rDev 0%

Exeter, May 31, 2014
Photo of kjyost
3/5  rDev 0%

kjyost, Sep 05, 2013
Photo of GoHabsGo
3/5  rDev 0%

GoHabsGo, Jul 11, 2014
Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.18/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

CalgaryFMC, Mar 30, 2014
Photo of CWVegas
3.25/5  rDev +8.3%

CWVegas, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of 1stOffender
3.25/5  rDev +8.3%

1stOffender, Jul 18, 2013
Photo of Danielr26
3.25/5  rDev +8.3%

Danielr26, Jun 27, 2014
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Apricot Summer Weizen from Okanagan Spring Brewery
72 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.