Apricots Wheat
Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing

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Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
Pennsylvania, United States
American Pale Wheat Beer
4.03 | pDev: 8.93%
Oct 15, 2015
Apr 15, 2013
Very Good
Notes: A refreshing american wheat beer brewed with apricots and lightly hopped with amarillo hops.
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Rated: 3.5 by PA-Michigander from Pennsylvania

Oct 15, 2015
Rated: 3.95 by Rizzy17 from Pennsylvania

Oct 02, 2015
Rated: 4.04 by mdaschaf from Indiana

Sep 03, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by ShanePB from Pennsylvania

Aug 27, 2014
Rated: 3.25 by waddellc2 from Pennsylvania

Jul 28, 2014
Rated: 4 by Mipper from Pennsylvania

Jul 22, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by IPAchris from Pennsylvania

Jul 19, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by AMarkle6524 from Pennsylvania

Jul 13, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by DrBier from Pennsylvania

Jun 17, 2014
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Reviewed by MDDMD from Pennsylvania

4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
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
Rated: 4.25 by drebrew from New York

May 25, 2014
Rated: 4 by tommyguz from Pennsylvania

May 14, 2014
Rated: 4.75 by reizorc from Pennsylvania

Feb 13, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by OUJayhawk1799 from Oklahoma

Jun 10, 2013
Rated: 4 by bvdubn from Pennsylvania

Jun 05, 2013
Rated: 4.25 by ncaudle from Virginia

May 28, 2013
Rated: 4 by Dweedlebug from Pennsylvania

May 08, 2013
Rated: 5 by TroyG2352 from Pennsylvania

May 07, 2013
Rated: 4.25 by Invictus from Pennsylvania

May 07, 2013
Rated: 4 by yourefragile from District of Columbia

May 04, 2013
Rated: 4.25 by runner_pe from Pennsylvania

May 04, 2013
Rated: 4 by GeoffreyM from Pennsylvania

May 03, 2013
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Reviewed by stakem from Pennsylvania

4.11/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
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
Rated: 3.75 by jagada from Pennsylvania

Apr 26, 2013
Rated: 4.25 by baybum from Pennsylvania

Apr 19, 2013
Rated: 4.5 by StormKing47 from Pennsylvania

Apr 16, 2013
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Reviewed by orangesol from Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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