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Apricot Coriander | Fegley's Bethlehem Brew Works

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Fegley's Bethlehem Brew Works
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Fall

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Added by NeroFiddled on 11-03-2003

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Ratings: 9 |  Reviews: 8
Photo of erica
4.45/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had a taste of this a few days ago, then went back last night and had a pint, alone in the Steelgaarden. This beer is quite tasty, I should've got a growler of it instead of Fegley's ESB. Next time.

It's a nice hazy orangey amber colour with a big foamy off-white head that dissapates slowly. It smells like spicy dried apricots and a bit wheaty/lemony. It tastes great, it actually reminds me a bit of a white or wit with tons of apricots added. Spicy too, and a bit tart in the finish. Definitely not too sweet, although very fruity. Mouthfeel is a tad on the thick side but not too much so, so it's nice. Drinkability is good, again, I'd rather had a growler of this instead of the ESB... next time... :)

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Photo of TheLongBeachBum
4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: Sampled at the Bethlehem Brew Works.

Appearance: Dirty white head which had good staying power above the lightly turbid orange body. Resilient head retention lends a great overall look to this brew. Above average carbonation.

Nose: Lightly spiced with coriander, it breaks through the more staid Apricot with a confident strike. The Apricots are in the background but have a mild peachy feel to them which adds lots of depth.

Taste: Enjoyable start, a tad dry with some spicy Apricot…and hardly any sweetness, which was my greatest fear with this one. In fact, it has a lovely tart twist in the fruity finish.

Mouthfeel: The Apricot-Coriander has a light feel to it, but unlike the Valley Golden Ale it doesn’t ‘suffer’ from feeling thin. It’s light, but in a way that is very refreshing and easily managed.

Drinkability: Wow, this one reminded me of the Pêche Lambic, it has that ultimate quaffable feel to it, how do they do that? I could easily manage a Gallon of this one if it was the only beer on the board during several of my recent visits.

Overall: This was a real surprise, I don’t usually fruit beers that much, often they are sickly and far too sweet - but this one is nicely balanced with just the right amount of Apricot, not too much, and not too little – with a perfect splash of Coriander to add some exciting balance and minimal sweetness with a nice delicate tartness. Very Nice I thoroughly enjoyed this one.

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Photo of francisweizen
4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Lovely, this peach coloured brew with a white cap is a serious beer from BBW. This stuff has the wonderful aromas of 126lbs of fresh apricots and some heavy doses of coriander. The taste is a lovely wit beer base infused with excellent spicing and the addition of apricots. The mouthfeel is just right and the drinkability is excellent!


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Photo of thain709
3.92/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - A hazy orange body...white fluffy head...leaves decent lacing

S - Wonderfully sweet aroma of apricots...spices mixed throughout

T - The taste was not as big on the apricots as I thought...they were there but the sweet edge was taken off...maybe by the coriander?...had the characteristics of a witbier.

M - Light bodied and refreshing

D - I see this is a fall brew...but this could easily be a spring beer for me with how refreshing it was

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Photo of Knapp85
3.82/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured out as a hazy looking golden color with a half inch white head in top. The head was a little sticky leaving some lacing on the glass. The smell of the beer was pretty good, very refreshing brew on the nose. The taste of the beer was also quite refreshing with the mixture of herbs and fruit in there. The mouthfeel was smooth, moderately carbonated and light bodied. Overall I thought it was a really nice brew. I would drink it again in the summer time I think.

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Photo of yen157
3.72/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Brewed 9/27 - Tapped 10/27
4.9% abv

Bright hazy orange, kinda looked like an orange juice mixture. Head was completely lacking, only a wispy ring topped the beer. The nose was grainy and lightly spiced, with and even more delicate touch of apricot. I’m not a fan of coriander when it’s overused in a beer (La Binchoise Brune Ale), but I was afraid this beer was going to be too sweet like their Blastberry Wheat or Magic Hat #9. Thankfully, this beer was not. Instead, it relied on the rather subtle interplay of spice and hops balanced by thin malt and fruit. Light and drinkable, this beer’s weakest attribute was the carbonation which was slightly too big for my liking.

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Photo of 57md
3.53/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Served on cask.

Appearance was a hazy dirty straw color with over a finger of head that dissipated quickly. The nose had a distinct apricot nose that was accompanied by subtle coriander notes. The body is soft and light. The flavor profile is very mild with very light apricot notes. There is a touch of tartness on the finish.

This offering has potential, but it is just too light to be considered flavorful.

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Photo of LoveStout
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of cooch69
3.28/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

This brew looked like a really hazy witbier. It was yellow with some off white haziness to it. It had a foamy snow white one and a half finger head.
The aroma on this is Coriander, peaches, apricots, oranges, and a musty and earthy yeastiness.
Wow the flavor on this is really pungent Corriander followed subtly by a few light fruits. A bit of zippy acidity in the finish with a creamy mouthfeel and a low to medium body. It is a comlex beer for how light it is. I just thought it was a bit too much coriander for my personal taste though. As a whole it was a well brewed beer though. Bethlehem makes some great brews and even though I'm not a big fan of this one, It is interesting enough to give it a shot.

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Apricot Coriander from Fegley's Bethlehem Brew Works
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 9 ratings
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