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Apricot Wheat | Fitger's Brewhouse

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3.88/5
Very Good
104 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Fitger's Brewhouse
Minnesota, United States
brewhouse.net

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Summer

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Added by tavernjef on 09-02-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#11,236
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
104
pDev:
10.57%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
14
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 104 |  Reviews: 22
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3/5  rDev -22.7%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of zeff80
3.7/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LXIXME
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of mothman
3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a finger of white head. A hazed golden yellow.

Aroma: Apricot and wheat flavors. Some spice and sweetness. A bit of citrus mixed in.

Taste: Amazing taste. Straight up apricot. Very fruity. Very fresh. A little bit of wheat and spice. Very good.

Mouthfeel: Clean and easy drinking. Medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. Ends clean.

Overall, this was a very enjoyable beer. The apricots were spot on. Very sessionable. I could drink a fair amount of this.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of feloniousmonk
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hazed dull orange, or more correct, apricot, under a 1/2" of bone white foam. Looks the part.

Straight up apricot aroma, with glimmers of citrus on the side, a trickle of lemon and orange.

Smooth, sweet, soft and fruity flavor. Mmmm, wheaty. Nice, creamy texture. That about says it all.

Light bodied, tasty, and terribly drinkable. I like this. Not my style so much anymore, but come July I'd fairly toss 'em back.

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Photo of tempest
2.88/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Good appearance, but for the most part this is a malt-based apricot flavor delivery system. There’s a little wheat in the background, but yeah, you better like your apricot if you order this. I like apricot, but apparently not enough to even finish a sample, yeesh.

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The apricot and wheat pair nicely giving the impression of a light apricot pound cake with the sweetness squeezed out. Not a lot of sweetness, dry, satisfying with light body and medium carbonation. This is light but very drinkable.

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Photo of fredmugs
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of maximum12
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I eyed this portion of the sampler disdainfully. Well, it came, somebody has to drink it, & I probably shouldn't give it to my ten year old. Here goes nothing.

Wheaty look about it, fuzzy, cloudy yellowish. Nose isn't much to write home about, bit of apricot, grassy, plainy.

Apricot Wheat then decides to come out & be just plain good. This oculd have been brewed by the masters of fruit, New Glarus, the apricot is perfect: not medicinal, not syrupy, plain old good fruit. The wheat is drowned out almost entirely; tiny hop bite on the end. Nice summer sipper, this could take on a lot of BMC drinkers & make them smile.

Very good beer & the surprise of the night. Only the second one we'd sipped & it promised really good things to come.

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4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ZAP
4.13/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had a small sample of this after a couple other beers and decided to re-rate from a growler....Good apricot flavored wheat beer....apricots evident on the nose and the taste but in a subtle way....a nice wheaty base to this lighter bodied american style wheat ale...The apricots flavor is about perfect....not overdone but strong enough to taste... between medium and light bodied...the fruit flavor is very fresh and juicy...I like that and I like the way it meshes with this beer....this is how flavored wheat beers should taste...also some subtle vanilla that really adds depth....nice brew here..

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of tavernjef
3.53/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Color is a solid cloud of pale yellow, fluffy solidly thick white head thats sits about a pencil width high and sustains well throughout consumption and leaves lace sticking in tiny spots. Aroma is of a fresh light apricot and apricot skins, quite nice, I just so happen to really like apricots so the smell was dead on, just a bit to light, I want more. Anyways...taste has fluffy wheat grain sweetness thats nice and soft and there's a milding sense of fresh apricot and has a nice velvety apricot skin dryness in the finish thats light and playful. Pleasant, smooth, and easy sweetness with a close to medium body feel and light wheaty texture. Refreshing and a bit on the lighter side and has a nice drinkablity, its just a tad shy of memorable. Getting close to the Pyramid version which I really like and don't mind have'n around for beatin' the easy summer heatin'.

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of gatornation
4.12/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on tap at the brewhouse

A- pours a hazed light orange color with a sudsy white head

S- fresh apricot bouquet with malt

T- very fresh apricot taste mixed with wheat and malt

M- just right sweetness of fruit with medium carbonation the wheat plays off the apricot nicely

O- great fruit infused brew, could drink many of these

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Redrover
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I have seen this on tap many times at Fitgers but did not try it until today. Served in a standard straight sided pint, the beer is a hazy gold with thick off-white head. It has a big nose of apricot backed by grains.

It lives up to its name, apricot, apricot and more apricot. But you know what; it is not over powering as the beer is balanced by a solid wheat core and some perfume notes from the hops.

The mouth is medium with very active carbonation. The bubbles are very small and act as a scourge to keep the beer from being cloying. Well done and tasty.

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Apricot Wheat from Fitger's Brewhouse
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 104 ratings
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