Apricots Wheat
Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing

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From:
Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
 
Pennsylvania, United States
Style:
Wheat Beer - American Pale
ABV:
4.8%
Score:
89
Avg:
4.03 | pDev: 8.93%
Ratings:
27
Status:
Active
Rated:
Oct 15, 2015
Added:
Apr 15, 2013
Wants:
  3
Gots:
  0
SCORE
89
Very Good
Notes: A refreshing american wheat beer brewed with apricots and lightly hopped with amarillo hops.
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3.5 by PA-Michigander from Pennsylvania on Oct 15, 2015
 
3.95 by Rizzy17 from Pennsylvania on Oct 02, 2015
 
4.04 by mdaschaf from Indiana on Sep 03, 2014
 
3.5 by ShanePB from Pennsylvania on Aug 27, 2014
 
3.25 by waddellc2 from Pennsylvania on Jul 28, 2014
 
4 by Mipper from Pennsylvania on Jul 22, 2014
 
3.75 by IPAchris from Pennsylvania on Jul 19, 2014
 
3.75 by AMarkle6524 from Pennsylvania on Jul 13, 2014
 
3.75 by DrBier from Pennsylvania on Jun 17, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by MDDMD from Pennsylvania

A-hazy yellow orange color with a nice white head and good lacing

S-grain, little wheat, apricot, hint of grass

T-grain, wheat, apricot, little grass, mild bitter hop finish

F-light to medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp and refreshing

O-nice fruit wheat ale, the apricot compliments it nicely without being overpowering, great beer for the summer

Jun 12, 2014
 
4.25 by drebrew from New York on May 25, 2014
 
4 by tommyguz from Pennsylvania on May 14, 2014
 
4.75 by reizorc from Pennsylvania on Feb 13, 2014
 
3.75 by OUJayhawk1799 from Oklahoma on Jun 10, 2013
 
4 by bvdubn from Pennsylvania on Jun 05, 2013
 
4.25 by ncaudle from Virginia on May 28, 2013
 
4 by Dweedlebug from Pennsylvania on May 08, 2013
 
5 by TroyG2352 from Pennsylvania on May 07, 2013
 
4.25 by Invictus from Pennsylvania on May 07, 2013
 
4 by yourefragile from District of Columbia on May 04, 2013
 
4.25 by runner_pe from Pennsylvania on May 04, 2013
 
4 by GeoffreyM from Pennsylvania on May 03, 2013
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4.11/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by stakem from Pennsylvania

Draft offering during my final visit to the old Als/Pizza Boy location. Served in a weizen glass the brew appears a hazed golden orange color with a dense white cap that slowly fades leaving patches of lacing effect on the glass. A swirl effortlessly revives a finger to the surface that retains very well.

The aroma captured a pleasant balance of fresh juicy peach/apricot inclusion overtop a firm wheat base that has it's own perceived sweet and fresh cereal grain quality. The aroma lets you know there is a fruit addition but it does not dominate the overall beer character.

The flavor is a bit sweet with a fresh grain quality imparting almost a feeling of cereal moreso than typical grain/maltiness. A pleasant apricot flavor is present with a freshness that also does not dominate but it isnt as subtle as some other examples of apricot wheat beers. A slight touch of earthen feel across the back but it finishes crisp and clean.

This is a medium to lighter bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. Overall not a beer that would be my personal first choice given all other options by this brewery. However, it is probably the best example of an apricot wheat beer that I have ever had. Maybe due to the freshness or draft presentaion, I am not sure but color me impressed.

May 03, 2013
 
3.75 by jagada from Pennsylvania on Apr 26, 2013
 
4.25 by baybum from Pennsylvania on Apr 19, 2013
 
4.5 by StormKing47 from Pennsylvania on Apr 16, 2013
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4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by orangesol from Pennsylvania

Served on-tap at Al's of Hampden

A - Pours hazy pale yellow with a small bubbly half finger tall white head leaving small trails of lace down the glass.

S - Smells of fresh apricots, pale malt, bready wheat, a bit of grassy hops and a touch of sweetness from the fruit. The fruit works very well with the wheat base.

T - This one tastes just like it smells. Starts off with a ton of bright apricot sweetness slowly giving way to the chewy wheat and a touch of light hop bitterness. Finish is a mix of wheat and apricot, lingering on the palate for awhile after the finish.

M - Light, refreshing feel with moderate carbonation. The fruit offers a light sweetness, helping to offset the bready wheat.

O - A nice light beer for the coming warmer weather. It packs quite a bit of fruity flavor into a small package. I am still not the biggest fan of this style but if you are not into the bigger beer styles this one may be perfect for you.

Apr 15, 2013
Apricots Wheat from Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 27 ratings