St-Ambroise Apricot Wheat Ale | McAuslan Brewing

BA SCORE
83
good
465 Ratings
St-Ambroise Apricot Wheat AleSt-Ambroise Apricot Wheat Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
McAuslan Brewing
Quebec, Canada
mcauslan.com

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by the42ndtourist on 08-12-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
465
Reviews:
223
Avg:
3.64
pDev:
13.19%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
70
For Trade:
0
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Photo of ewpass
3.81/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

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Photo of cknoch
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BorisNorris
2.92/5  rDev -19.8%
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.

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Photo of I3eer
3.95/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A bit thin but a nice apricot smell and solid summery beer.

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Photo of kkmiller76
3.8/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of derdtheterd
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Noelito76
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GlendonTT
3.88/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of binno
3.9/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of souvenirs
3.79/5  rDev +4.1%
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

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Photo of mpenske
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hayley_86
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheBierdimpfe
3.62/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bright dark golden color with moderate pearly activity. Slightly creamy beige 1 finger head, lasting around 5 minutes, with weak legs. Flavors of apricot, peach, sweet grains, caramel, faint wheat and corn, some herbal spices. Highly sweet with a mild dash of bitter leafy hops. Slick and smooth medium body with soft crispy carbonation. Light strength finish, lingering sweet malts and candy like ester fruits. A bit syrupy with tons of sugars, a little too much. Incredible inviting smell of fruits, while the flavors are pretty good. Not so much the mouth feel, which is a bit dull and slightly lacking freshness from an oily feel. Overall good quality craft.

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Photo of Mlkluther
3/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Dragginballs76
3.56/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Boo-urns
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jaisell
3.65/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Knapp85
3.53/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lewnanny
4.06/5  rDev +11.5%
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%

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Photo of -chii-
5/5  rDev +37.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.29/5  rDev -9.6%
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

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Photo of fesapo
4.56/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chinchill
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.

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Photo of cosmin
4.02/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Fantastic summer/patio beer! My wife doesn't even like beer but she LOVED this one!

The smell is very fruity/perfumed however it tastes like a real beer. Very refreshing and perfect on a hot summer day. I tried this on tap and out of a can (from LCBO) and had very similar results. St. Ambroise is definitely a brewery you want to check out. I must say I'm not a huge fan of fruity beers however this one nails it!

This is on my list of "must haves" in the fridge during summertime.

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Photo of robear
3.3/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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St-Ambroise Apricot Wheat Ale from McAuslan Brewing
3.64 out of 5 based on 465 ratings.
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