Dunedin Apricot Peach Ale | Dunedin Brewery

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82
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89 Ratings
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Dunedin Apricot Peach AleDunedin Apricot Peach Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Dunedin Brewery
Florida, United States
dunedinbrewery.com

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BierReise on 09-29-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
89
Reviews:
34
Avg:
3.55
pDev:
12.68%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
9
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 89 |  Reviews: 34
Photo of Sammy
3/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I am not a big fan of fruit beers, especially contrived ones. This is not bad, but the apricot and peach are concentrates and its a soft drink really. But the bars need it for their lineup.This was medium mouthfeel, not that watered down, but its a herbal tea flavour there.

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Photo of Texasfan549
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of jaydoc
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of spycow
3.56/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kjkinsey
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of BEERchitect
3.58/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From notes taken in December 2004.

A beer with some twang. A cloudy yellow with an orange tint. Good carbonation and retention leads to a creamy beer. Good wheat malt base. Some underlying sweetness. Fruitiness comes through and adds to the wheat character without overpowering it. could have more of an over-ripened appricot flavor. This would keep it from being as tart. Hop bittering with the tartness allows for a good thirst quencher. No evident alcohol. Light in body, also finishes light and crisp. On par with their Raspberry Wheat.

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Photo of nickfl
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of Rifugium
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First had: on tap at their brewpub

The brewer called this beer Dunedin's "biggest seller," and it's pretty obvious why, especially if you're a woman or college student. Not really my style, and I'm assuming this uses syrup or concentrate rather than actual fruit, but overall, this was not a bad fruit beer, IMO.

Hazy, golden orange color, with a fizzy white head that receded to a wispy layer, maybe leaving a few dots of lacing on the glass. Sweet but not cloying aroma, caramel malts and apricot/peach. Taste reflected the nose, bready malts, toasted wheat, apricot/peach essence omnipresent but not overpowering, light leafy hops in the background. Body was light edging towards medium, above average carbonation. Not something I'd go for again, but good in its own way.

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Photo of Gagnonsux
3.71/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.53/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: A dark gold body, a lil' murky in appearance, with a smallish, white head.

Smell: Amply fruity nose of pureed and blended stone fruits set against the aromatic backdrop of hard, lightly grainy wheat malt with a slim spiciness.

Taste: A largely fruity taste, with the eviscerated peaches and apricots atop the lightly grainy malted wheat. Modest spiciness. Very low level of herbal hop character and bitterness. Drying, vaguely spicy finish with lingering fruit flavors.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation.

Overall: It's okay.

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Photo of millerbuffoon
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of Jason
3.13/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Presentation: 16 oz brown bottle with no freshness date.

Appearance: Hazed orange beige with a tiny bubbled lace that draws a little retention.

Smell: Big fruity aroma of peaches and apricots, yeast and wheat malt in the back.

Taste & Mouthfeel: The upfront crispness holds a refreshing quality in the palate. Very light on the hops with only a faint astringent grain to hold the sweetness at bay. Evident fruit flavors are at the appropriate levels. Ends with a yeasty note and more grain.

Notes: A half decent fruit beer, a tad bland in the malt department with a drawn-out graininess and a lackluster fruit flavor. A good try but there are better fruit beers out there.

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Photo of ZEB89
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of dfhhead25
3.71/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of InspectorBob
3.52/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lare453
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of beernads
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of tommy5
4.13/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Gueuzedude
3.53/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sits with a lightly hazy, orangish tinged, straw gold colored body in my tulip glass. It is very well carbonated, as many streams of undulating rivulets bubble up through my glass. The carbonation maintains a fluffy, off-white colored head that starts out four-fingers thick. The aroma is quite fruity, with definitely noticeable apricot aromatics. The peach is here as well, but it is hard to differentiate between these two fruits. The fruit aromatics completely dominate the aromatic profile, but if you dig for it, there is a dry, lightly toasted grain character underneath.

Definitely well carbonated, the beer fizzes up into a frothy mass as it first hits my tongue. A quick, yet vigorous, swirl of my tulip glass, and I can no longer get to the beer underneath all of the foam again. This really has a dense, meringue like head that is almost a structural wonder, but I just want some of the beer underneath. A bit of patience finally yields a second sip. It is still pretty well carbonated, but I can now notice the flavors a bit better. Lightly tart and quite dry, it is still quite fruity tasting. Almost floral like in its expression of apricot and peach flavors. This beer is incredibly light, very quaffable, and would be perfect on a hot summer's day. The carbonation only contributes to the perceived lightness of body. I could perhaps use a touch more sweetness, but I wouldn't want much; I have a feeling that this went into the bottle with a touch more sweetness, which is why it is so incredibly carbonated now. Apricot is one of those fruit flavors that I like from time to time, and this certainly is an ejoyable quaff.

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Photo of harpus
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of Axnjxn
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of ppoitras
4.12/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz bottle with reasonably involved silkscreening obtained via trade with BierReise. Thanks for the opportunity...

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed over an inch of whitish head which had good foamy staying power. A cloudy golden peach in color, and the aroma is peach and apricots, whoa, does the aroma ever match this brew's name! Flavor is not quite as fruity as the aroma led me to expect, and is actually quite well-balanced with the light malts and hops. Smooth mouthfeel, with enough hops action to keep the brew from hitting far that sickly-sweet level that some fruit beers achieve. A great summer beer, I would expect, and even though I am not the world's biggest fruit beer fan, I have to appreciate this one...

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Photo of Dave_Treat
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hilgart1
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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