Apricot Au Poivre Saison - Reserve Series Aged In Chardonnay Barrels | Nebraska Brewing Company

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Apricot Au Poivre Saison - Reserve Series Aged In Chardonnay BarrelsApricot Au Poivre Saison - Reserve Series Aged In Chardonnay Barrels
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Nebraska Brewing Company
Nebraska, United States
nebraskabrewingco.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Saison brewed with apricot and black pepper then aged in third-use Chardonnay barrels.

This listing is for bottle reviews. The draft version is not aged in chardonnay barrels and is found here - http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/16504/79625

Added by RedHaze on 05-10-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
192
Reviews:
61
Avg:
3.96
pDev:
10.35%
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
20
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 192 |  Reviews: 61
Photo of champ103
3.79/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazed, almost cloudy orange color. A dense white head forms, and continues rising to over two fingers. Plenty of sticky lace left behind.
S: Light musty funk mixed with oak barrels. Some sharp fruits come next. Apricot, light sweetness, apple skins, grapes.
T: Like the nose, musty, funky, oak and vinous and tart character. Pithy apricot, grape skins. Pretty enjoyable overall.
M/D: A light to medium body. Substantial carbonation, but soft at the same time. A bit tannin like and pithy. Not really a bad thing, but just a bit scratchy on the tongue. Really enjoyable and easy to drink. A nice fruited saison.

While not a complete nock out, there is nothing wrong with this. Very enjoyable for the most part, it just does not hit perfectly with me. The fruit, barrel, and saison base are there and no flaws. Again, something I do enjoy, maybe not my favorite saison though. That is OK, not everything has to be a favorite. Well worth picking up.

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Photo of nickfl
4.06/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kylehay2004
3.64/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Casey3236
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of churchillps
3.73/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ArkyVaughan
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Resuin
4.15/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ArtZan
3.48/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kylo76
3.05/5  rDev -23%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Smell and and look were promising but the taste and mouthfeel were off putting to me. Wished there was more apricot flavor, tasted a bit artificial to me.

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Photo of SinjaminBentek
5/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

750ml Bottle into a snifter.

Appearance - Golden orange hue.

Smell - Light apricot nose.

Taste - Complex, subtle light apricot, slightly sweet. Very nice.

Overall - Super tasty. Highly recommended.

Grade - A

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Photo of dtomes
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of BarrelAgedG
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of HollyHops
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of spycow
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of sammyg832
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of t2grogan
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of SocalKicks
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of Raziel313
3/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of smartymcfly310
3/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of markgugs
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of LoveStout
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Apricot Au Poivre Saison - Reserve Series Aged In Chardonnay Barrels from Nebraska Brewing Company
3.96 out of 5 based on 192 ratings.
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