St-Ambroise Apricot Wheat Ale
McAuslan Brewing

St-Ambroise Apricot Wheat AleSt-Ambroise Apricot Wheat Ale
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From:
McAuslan Brewing
 
Quebec, Canada
Style:
Fruit and Field Beer
Ranked #179
ABV:
5%
Score:
83
Ranked #25,868
Avg:
3.66 | pDev: 13.39%
Reviews:
228
Ratings:
252
Status:
Active
Rated:
Feb 21, 2022
Added:
Aug 12, 2002
Wants:
  13
Gots:
  77
SCORE
83
Good
St-Ambroise Apricot Wheat AleSt-Ambroise Apricot Wheat Ale
Notes: Natural apricot flavour is married to barley and wheat malts to give St-Ambroise Apricot Wheat Ale its uniquely delicious, subtly sweet taste. A natural, delightfully refreshing choice for adventurous palates that appreciate a light ale with a playful twist.
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Rated by lflotron from Florida

3.48/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Very fruit beer but nonetheless it is a good beer. A little too much fruit for my taste but still acceptable
Feb 21, 2022
 
Rated: 3.16 by BeerWasp from Germany

Nov 25, 2021
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Reviewed by InspectorHound from Canada (ON)

3.81/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Look: Pours pale copper, with a 2 finger dense white head. After 5 minutes the head is still a 1/4 inger across the top of the glass.
Smell: Aproicots. bubble gum. Very pleasing smell, the only knock on it is it is pretty subtle.
Taste: Watery and slightly sweet at start of sip. Leaving the beer in your mouth it opens with plenty of apricot sweetness. Somewhat of a grainy and earthy aftertaste.
Feel: Slightly soapy or oily at the start. The flavours open up dominating the sides of mouth and back of the tongue. Somewhat fizzy carbonation, tickles the palate.
A very nice fruit beer. Maybe a slight bit syrupy, but quite pleasant. This beer earns a strong B+
Oct 11, 2020
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Reviewed by Larryfunnell from Canada (ON)

3.95/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
I bought this as part of a mixed pack. Normally, I am not a big fan of wheat beers, but the colour on this one is an outstanding golden. The smell hits you with heavy notes of fruity apricot, which is delivered on the taste. Nice to have a beer that delivers this way. I would have scored the taste, feel and overall higher, but found the beer a bit too sweet, missing some bitterness that I like in my beers. Conversely, my wife thought "this is really nice", since she avoids more bitter beers. So maybe I am the wrong market. Overall for a fruity beer though, quite good.
Jun 26, 2020
 
Rated: 3.91 by Electros from Canada (ON)

Jan 24, 2020
 
Rated: 3.77 by grahuba from Connecticut

Sep 19, 2019
 
Rated: 3 by erlenmeyer from Maine

Aug 31, 2019
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Reviewed by amadori16 from Canada (ON)

3.96/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
I was presently surprised by this beer as I normally don't like fruit beers.
It smells very fruity, and you can definitely taste the apricot, but it is not overpowering or syrupy. Unlike many fruit beers it is not too sour either.
You may find this too sweet but for me the sweetness was perfect. It is just slightly bitter at the end.
The wheat flavours were subtle; would have enjoed this more if it was more pronounced. Overall it was refreshing on a very hot summer day! I would try this again.
Aug 04, 2019
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Reviewed by altstadt from Canada (BC)

2.48/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
Look: Brown-gold color. Clear. Very little head on the pour, and it was completely gone in a minute.
Smell: Pleasant mild over-cooked apricot or peach, with a slight sweet plastic scent. More like a commercial cider than a beer.
Taste: Mild malt and bitters. Bitter apricot (including the pits?) mid-way through and into the aftertaste. Too sweet.
Feel: Explodes into large bubbles, making it hard to find or taste any liquid. The bubbles make it hard to swallow until it dies down a bit.
Overall: Disappointing. The flavor doesn't live up to the promise of the smell. The carbonation actually fights any attempts to swallow this.
Apr 24, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by EricPhilpott from Canada (ON)

Nov 27, 2018
 
Rated: 2.66 by quadmad from Canada (ON)

Oct 30, 2018
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Rated by tmckenmd2 from Michigan

4.85/5  rDev +32.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
I went on holiday to Quebec and fell in love with this beer! I do not like fruit flavoured beer except for this delicious treat!
Oct 07, 2018
 
Rated: 3.37 by bixby1971 from Canada (ON)

Aug 19, 2018
 
Rated: 3.69 by sdm9465 from Canada (NS)

Aug 13, 2018
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Rated by LocalBeerGuy from Canada (SK)

4.5/5  rDev +23%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
good fruit beer to have when cold with some good head nice overall color to it.
Aug 02, 2018
 
Rated: 4.24 by kylepod from Canada (QC)

Jun 03, 2018
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Reviewed by ConfusedCat from Canada (ON)

3.96/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Surprisingly good! Smells very heavily of apricot and I thought this could be an overly sweet mess, but the apricot is pretty subtle on the taste and it's overall a well-balanced refreshing beer. It's far from my favorite St-Ambroise beer but I could see myself drinking this in the summer.
Mar 17, 2018
 
Rated: 3.5 by spokenwheels from Canada (BC)

Oct 21, 2017
 
Rated: 3.57 by StormAles from Canada (ON)

Jun 29, 2017
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Rated by ewpass from Canada (PE)

3.81/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Golden wheat colour with nice head + lacing, pleasant apricot nose, medium chewy body with fresh finish. Good summertime beer.
May 28, 2017
 
Rated: 4.25 by cknoch from Canada (AB)

May 09, 2017
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Reviewed by BorisNorris from Idaho

2.92/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
Pours amber/orange-honey color with a very thin, white head, and brilliant clarity. Aroma is heavy on the apricots. Flavor leans heavily to sweet apricot, so much so it tastes artificial. Earthy and floral hop flavor underneath the apricot; sweet malt flavor. Finish is dry and leaves a mild, floral bitterness. Far too sweet for my taste, and the heavy fruit flavor I just can't get over.
May 02, 2017
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Rated by I3eer from Massachusetts

3.95/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
A bit thin but a nice apricot smell and solid summery beer.
Mar 31, 2017
 
Rated: 3.8 by kkmiller76 from New Jersey

Mar 12, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by derdtheterd from Canada (AB)

Feb 05, 2017
 
Rated: 3.5 by Noelito76 from New York

Jan 25, 2017
 
Rated: 3.88 by GlendonTT from Canada (AB)

Jan 03, 2017
 
Rated: 3.9 by binno from Canada (ON)

Dec 31, 2016
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Reviewed by souvenirs from Canada (BC)

3.79/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
A clear gold and bubbly with a couple fingers of fluffy white head
S sweet apricot, perhaps more candied than fresh
T thankfully more bitter than the sweet, sweet smell. Low hop bitterness though. Lingering apricot flavour.
F crisp
Dec 11, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by mpenske from California

Dec 04, 2016
 
Rated: 3.5 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands

Oct 12, 2016
 
Rated: 3 by Mlkluther from Canada (AB)

Aug 19, 2016
 
Rated: 3.56 by Dragginballs76 from South Carolina

Aug 12, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by Boo-urns from Canada (ON)

Jul 24, 2016
 
Rated: 3.53 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

May 27, 2016
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Reviewed by Lewnanny from Canada (NB)

4.06/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A really nice flavored beer. The apricot is really present and this beer is nice to drink on occasion.

I will have this one again, it is fruity just enough and not too much.

The 473 ml can with an IBU of 15 is brewed to an ABV of 5%
May 26, 2016
 
Rated: 5 by -chii- from Canada (QC)

May 23, 2016
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Reviewed by Stinkypuss from Pennsylvania

3.29/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Pours a light amber color, with a fizzy head that disappears quickly. Fruit in the aroma, nice though a bit sweet smelling. Neutral taste of some apricot fruit, dry wheat and light bitterness. Not too bad. Finish is spritsy and semi dry. Perhaps an old bottle, no date on it. A beer that is fruit driven but not cloying. There is a nice balance to some degree, but its boring. Its above average for style, not too sweet and drinkable. eh
May 08, 2016
 
Rated: 4.56 by fesapo from Canada (AB)

Apr 18, 2016
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Reviewed by chinchill from South Carolina

3.65/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pint can into a lager glass.

Appearance - Amber colored body with a tall white head that soon dies down to a thin but durable top coat; Nice patterned lacing is left sticking to the glass. Moderate visible carbonation.

Aroma - Wheat bread and lot of apricot jam.

Taste - Apricot start to finish. Various vague soft ripe fruit and bready notes interweave.

Feel - Medium carbonation; Semi-dry finish.

Overall: worth a try if you enjoy apricots or fruity wheat beer.
Apr 14, 2016
St-Ambroise Apricot Wheat Ale from McAuslan Brewing
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 480 ratings