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Aprikat - Alley Kat Brewing Company

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59 Ratings
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Ratings: 59
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.3
pDev: 14.55%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
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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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.

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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.

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3.39/5  rDev +2.7%

A nice offering from a local brewery here in Edmonton. This one is pretty nice for a fruit beer, and I'd say this is certainly their most popular beer. Nice golden colour with a predominant apricot aroma and taste. The sweetness is also not too bad, although it's more than some other widely available fruit beers (which I think contributes to its popularity). No bad aftertaste either, and a good body for such a beer - certainly not too watery.

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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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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.

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3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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Aprikat from Alley Kat Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.