Apricot Blonde | Dry Dock Brewing Co.

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229 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Dry Dock Brewing Co.
Colorado, United States
drydockbrewing.com

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Mebuzzard on 07-28-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
229
Reviews:
42
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
13.32%
 
 
Wants:
26
Gots:
49
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Giggy
3.79/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Waynejagg
4.77/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of kkarimi
3.94/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LukeB
3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wasatch
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. Can

Pours a pretty nice orangy color, nice carbonation, with a pretty nice one-finger off-white head, which leaves some sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, with some apricot. The taste is malty, with some apricot.Medium body. Overall, a pretty tasty brew.

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Photo of dmorgan310
3.7/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bsinkule
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Manzanarescarrillo
4.58/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sjdevel
3.44/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Look: Pours a hazy light gold color. Less than 2 finger head. Recedes quickly. Looks like a Saison. Very low on carbonation - reduces to a slight foam ring.
Smell: Very faint fruit. Slight malty sweetness.
Taste: Slight bite followed by loads of fruity apricot. Seems syrupy and a bit chemical derived at first, but that fades. Starts sweet and dries out, then you get some of the base beer flavor. Some biscuit, some wheat maybe.
Feel: Pretty thin. Pretty flat really.
Overall: It's a decent summer/hot sun beer. Not something I could buy a 6 pack of or drink daily. Almost like a beer mixed with a wine cooler.

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Photo of Vonerichs
3.68/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SamN
3.35/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This fruit beer pours a rather dull reddish-orange color with a hazy consistency and pretty much no head. Seems to have tiny suspended particles in it, which might indicate there is actual peach puree in this beer instead of nasty artificial syrup for the apricot flavor. Here's hoping Dry Dock choose the honorable route. Smell is just what you'd expect...peaches! Pretty on target aroma, really smells like ripe, whole Palisade peaches. Sweet aroma, which goes well with the fruit. Almost a wheat-y character to the nose, some very slight wit spice-like aromas in there. Like a pale wheat ale with peaches. Simple, and honestly, pretty good smelling. Taste is more of the same, lots of upfront peach tastes. Definitely some wheat characteristics, middle flavors are some wheat malts and fades with an ever-so-subtle hops finish. Lingering tastes are tart and refreshing. Not overly sweet on the palette, thank Christ. Bubbly and lively feel with a pretty light body.

Overall, a pretty decent fruit beer. Peaches are a CO staple, so it's nice to be reminded of our famous fruit. This would be a great refreshing, thirst quenching beer. Serve cold in the hot sun for maximum enjoyment.

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Photo of Rilesmiles
3.86/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ristaccia
4.37/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bitterbill
3.95/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours the colour of apricot skins, there's plenty v foam that shrinks slowly.

As authentic an apricot smell as I've ever encountered. It's a balanced smell of sweet and sour without suggesting that sour will dominate.

Sweetish apricots with an additional sweet note or 2 from the malt of the base Blonde Ale. I have to admit; the smell is outstanding, leaving the the taste placing 2nd in a 2 horse race.

Medium body with medium carbonation.

If only the flavours lived up to what those delightful aromas suggested. Still, it's a lovely drop.

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Photo of telescifly
3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of jascott2112
3.33/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of RDW
3.76/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MaddScientistTX
4.9/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Great apricot flavor! Great for a brunch and keep in the fridge kind of beer.

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Photo of Harrison8
3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy orange with a thin white head. Head bubbles up and down quickly, with little to no lacing. Nice strong apricot notes in the aroma and flavor profile. A little bit of wheat and peach notes in the flavor profile as well. Mouth feel is medium-thin, with a little carbonation harshness. Almost feels like a soda pop. Overall, a very fine beverage. The apricot and peach notes are fantastic.

Served in a 12oz snifter.

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Photo of Parmesan
3.72/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L: Hazy Straw Copper gold color with very little head or lacing.

S: Very strong notes of apricot and sugary sweetness, some notes of yeast.

T: Apricot and quite sweet, no hop bitterness, finishes tart at the end. Could be a little less fruity.

F: Light body and high carbonation

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Photo of simplejj81
4.35/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NSXAG
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of j-rod18
3/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of erk0607
3.78/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of crob3888
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Apricot Blonde from Dry Dock Brewing Co.
3.83 out of 5 based on 229 ratings.
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