25th Anniversary Belgian-Style Apricot Ale - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
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3.46/5 rDev +0.9%
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a snifter leaving no beer but a sediment coated bottom. Date stamp: bottled on 13 June 2013.
A - Cloudy orange apricot color with a small and weak white head. Very little lacing to be seen.
S - Apricots (not fresh but not artificial); Belgian yeast; alcohol esters; tropical fruits.
T: tart-sweet-juicy fruit flavor from the arpicot puree and the Belgian yeast. Lightly tart and sweet taste. Bold flavor.
M - Medium carbonation and a medium body with a juicy mouthfeel.
O: Mpre Belgian character than expected; not that they over did the Belgian yeast but they didn't hold back either. Bold, juicy and fruity with very good bitter-sweet-tart balance. Worth seeking out.
Happy Anniversary LFB!
10-04-2013 00:07:21 | More by chinchill
3.76/5 rDev +9.6%
Served in a snifter at Firkin.
I was initially unaware of the cherry juice in the 25th Anniversary stout, but this time the fruit is outing itself right away. Good. This stuff pours a cloudy orange topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises apricot skin, cracked wheat, a half-pinch of black pepper, and what seems like a minor caress of mint way in the back. The taste generally brings in more of the same, the apricot and wheat battling for dominance, neither really winning, but at least the fight doesn't warp the tongue. The body is a light-leaning medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, a solid beer; I didn't really get much Belgian-ness out of it, but maybe that's just because the yeast worked well with the apricot. Regardless, I enjoyed this and would gladly have another.
08-29-2013 17:59:09 | More by TMoney2591
District of Columbia
3.95/5 rDev +15.2%
Bottle courtesy of BeerFMAndy. Thanks Andy!
Served in a DC Brau tulip.
A: Poured a very, very cloudy orange color with a slight off-white head.
S: Black and white pepper with a good amount of citrus. A bit of vomit in there actually... I'm fine with that.
T: Thick apricot contribution. Fantastic in the fruit arena. Very tasty and the Belgian yeast strain was quite gulpable.
M: The carbonation was perfect and the lacing basically non-existent. Actually, my glass looked like a sweaty Chaney after a sauna bath.
O: I enjoyed this much better than most beer geeks on here obviously. Lighten up... it's only beer!
08-19-2013 02:29:41 | More by Chaney
3.7/5 rDev +7.9%
Poured this at a good temperature with a smallish, cream-colored, foamy head that quickly settle to almost none and no lace. Color is a hazy amber. Aroma is as much yeast bitter as apricot and malt. Flavor's better than nose, with yeast toned down and just enough tang to balance the apricot and keep it interesting. Body and carbonation are good. Finish is just like flavor, fairly long and drinkable. I'd have another.
08-12-2013 06:23:18 | More by drpimento
3.55/5 rDev +3.5%
Pours a murky orange with a foamy bone head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, honey, Belgian yeast, and slight apricot aromas. Taste is much the same with spice, yeast, and subdued apricot flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is tasty but has a slightly better apricot presence in the aroma in my opinion.
08-10-2013 02:25:52 | More by UCLABrewN84
25th Anniversary Belgian-Style Apricot Ale from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
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