Apricotfunker
Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing

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Style:
American Wild Ale
ABV:
6%
Score:
96
Avg:
4.46 | pDev: 7.17%
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
66
From:
Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
 
Pennsylvania, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  41
Gots
  9
SCORE
96
World-Class
Notes: Ale aged in oak barrels with apricots.
Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 66 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of lateralundertow
3.18/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Basically, terrible. Ugliest beer I have seen since the botched Filmishmish batch from 2 years ago. Smells of nail polish, some fruit, mainly plastic. This has been my experience with 2 bottles. If you like plastic apricot jam, this is for you.

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Photo of dar482
4.68/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

The beer comes in a hazy orange juice/Sunny Delight yellow.

The beer up first hits of that creamy "juice" quality of a freshly squeezed orange juice. Then onto a medium apricot flavor and medium minus tart.

A really fun beer with an outstanding mouthfeel and color.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.99/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Oh. My. It's the consistency and opacity of peach juice. Thick and chunky. Orange body. I don't know what to think.

Smell - Lots of oak. Lightly acidic. Delicate apricot aroma.

Taste - Oak is still really strong. Apricot more predominant. Strong sour apricot flavor. Woodiness lingers int he back end.

Mouthfeel - Thick and chewy. Like there's actual pulp in this. Medium carbonation.

Overall - Weird texture, but a very nice fruit flavor and a really nice oak component.

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Apricotfunker from Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
Beer rating: 96 out of 100 with 66 ratings