Apricot Wheat - Ithaca Beer Company

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Apricot WheatApricot Wheat

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Ratings: 747
Reviews: 254
rAvg: 3.25
pDev: 18.77%
Wants: 10
Gots: 60 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ithaca Beer Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-18-2001)
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up in Totowa even though I hadn't had it in years. I remembered this being weak and watered-down and sure enough, that's pretty much how it was when I retried it earlier today. Fans of fruit beers will not be disappointed by this but for most other drinkers, there's not a lot here besides the apricot flavor and typical mouthfeel of this style.

This poured a fairly dull gold color with a head that didn't last long. The lacing and carbonation were at a minimum as well. It was cloudy but I couldn't sense the wheat in the taste and the apricot was not that lively. It had the consistency of syrup and there was just a bit of honey in the mix to sweeten everything up. This went down as easily as could be and there wasn't much of an aftertaste with the exception of a dull wheat taste that didn't linger for very long.

Because of the low amount of carbonation and light alcoholic content of this, it would be easy to down a few in a sitting. While the apricot is a decent flavor for a beer, there are better offerings out there where one could enjoy that and the drinking session as well. While not bad, this been is unmemorable at best.

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3.83/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed in a pilsner glass.

A: pours a very light translucent gold. Pours with about finger and a half of head of a white color. leaves no lacing.

S: very strong wheat nose, combined with a Nce apricot scent.

T: nice combination of wheat, grains and apircot fruity flavor, also has a slight lemony flavor. Taste ends leaving your mouth with a combination of all flavors, wheaty, grainy, and slightly tart due to apricot and lemons.

M: very light bodied ale with light carbonation.

Overall, not my favorite style of beer, however it is done right. No flavor takes control of the drinking experience, everything is balanced well.

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look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz Bottle

Appearance – Slightly hazy amber colour with an average size fizzy white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there isn't much lacing. The head lasted for only 1 or 2 minutes before is disappeared.

Smell - Grains/wheat, apricots, floral, corn

Taste & Mouth - The beer has a low amount of carbonation and most of the taste is made up of wheat mixed with apricots and lemons. I can also taste some hay and some corn syrup. It ends with a apricot/lemon tart aftertaste.

Overall – In retrospect, I probably should have bought something else. I'm not a huge fan of fruit beers and this one didn't change that fact. I guess it's decent for the style and it does in fact have a lot of apricot taste.. just not something I'd buy again.

Apricot Wheat from Ithaca Beer Company
75 out of 100 based on 747 ratings.