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Aprikat - Alley Kat Brewing Company

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51 Ratings
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Ratings: 51
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.3
pDev: 14.55%


Brewed by:
Alley Kat Brewing Company visit their website
Alberta, Canada

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Aprikat, is an apricot flavored beer with a filtered wheat ale base -a North American twist on the traditional German style wheat ales Alley Kat’s style of wheat ale is brewed with 50% wheat, but fermented with our regular ale yeast. The result is a light, crisp ale with the fresh aroma and flavour of apricots substituted for the bananna and clove accents of a German wheat beer.

Aprikat’s subtle apricot aroma contrasts nicely with it’s big fruity mouthfeel. The beer pours a nice straw colour and its medium carbonation keeps it light and refreshing, perfect for a hot day on the patio or as an after dinner drink.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-15-2003)
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Reviews by joemcgrath27:
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joemcgrath27

Alberta (Canada)

3.53/5  rDev +7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed many times on tap and in bottles, but never took the time to scrutinize it
A - crystal clear golden, small covering of head dissipated to a few random islands and a thin lace ring
S - strong aroma of sweet juicy apricots, light grainy malt and a hint of leafy hops
T - tangy and sweet apricot dominates, leafy hops and pale bready malt, nothing fancy but it hits the intended mark
M - light and well carbonated, tangy sweet feel with mild dryness
O - a great summertime patio drink, its heavy on the fruit but it doesn't take away from its beerness

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2012 00:36:25 | More by joemcgrath27
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Beervana

Alberta (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

04-15-2014 01:05:50 | More by Beervana
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barnzy78

Illinois

3.31/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

341mL bottle, 5.0% ABV. Thanks to some friends from Red Deer for bringing me a mixed 12 pack to try
L - light copper with a fizzy off-white head
S - apricot, floral, perfumey
T - apricot, floral hop, white wine, wheat, sweet and refreshing with a toasty grain finish
F - lighter body, ample carbonation, semi-dry and crisp finish
O - good fruit beer, not really what I drink, but this was good for what it is.


Serving type: bottle

03-26-2014 02:19:54 | More by barnzy78
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3/5  rDev -9.1%

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3/5  rDev -9.1%

09-23-2013 20:35:45 | More by Exeter
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08-18-2013 02:27:39 | More by joefinnigan15
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3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

07-16-2013 14:03:27 | More by Ivanhoes_Backpack
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david_wolf

British Columbia (Canada)

3.76/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Quite literally the first craft beer I had ever tried (at the time). An old ex's sister's boyfriend (that's a mouthfull) brought a six-pack for us to try, and it was like nothing I had ever tried before.
I'll judge the beer from my notes, and in comparision to the many fruit beer's I've subsequently tried. This beer would hold a special place in my heart, if it weren't for the fact that I hate apricots, and I'm not especially fond of fruit beers. Despite all of that, this is a really nice fruit beer, particulary on the nose. I found it to finish with a bit of a bitterness, although this could quite easily be my dislike for apricots.
If you're a fan of fruit beers, and particularily apriocts, Aprikat is a no brainer.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2013 00:06:28 | More by david_wolf
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Olek4374

Alberta (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

06-17-2013 02:08:52 | More by Olek4374
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Kmat10

Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

05-20-2013 04:59:11 | More by Kmat10
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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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leaddog

Alberta (Canada)

3.45/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance- Pours a straw gold with a finger width of bubbly white head that quickly fades.

Smell- Apricots, peaches, wheat, grains.

Taste- Starts with sweet apricot followed by toasted wheat. The beer finishes with toasted grains.

Mouthfeel- Light to medium bodied with light carbonation. A tad thin.

Overall- A refreshing fruit/wheat beer by Alley Kat. There is a good balance of apricot and wheat flavours without being overly sweet. Worthwhile on a hot summer day on a patio.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2012 02:53:04 | More by leaddog
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Aprikat from Alley Kat Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.