St-Ambroise Apricot Wheat Ale | McAuslan Brewing

BA SCORE
83
good
464 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:
464
Reviews:
223
Avg:
3.64
pDev:
13.46%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
70
For Trade:
0
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5/5  rDev +37.4%

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5/5  rDev +37.4%

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5/5  rDev +37.4%

All time best beer! Not too fruity but just fruity enough.

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5/5  rDev +37.4%

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5/5  rDev +37.4%

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5/5  rDev +37.4%

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5/5  rDev +37.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.75/5  rDev +30.5%

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

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4.52/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

on tap at the toronto festival of beer....
WOW.
It had never before occurred to me that apricots would make a good beer flavour. The colour is just on the orange side of golden - almost perfect for the fruit. The smell is very smooth. The taste is outstanding. Apricots are a relatively bland fruit fresh, I find, but this translates into an amazing smooth taste. It doesn't knock you over the head with sweetness like a kriek or tartness like a framboise. The fruit flavour is dominant with a smooth malt taste underneath. the mouthfeel is as smooth as the taste, I could drink this stuff endlessly.
Now I just have to find somewhere I can buy this!

Edit:
Two years more knowledge of beer, and I feel I need to re-evaluate this... It's a great beer, but the 4.9 I gave it was too high. A rich, soft, velvety apricot flavour is intermingled with wheat edging and some biting freshness. A very well integrated fuit beer. There's no doubt that it's a real beer....

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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer poured a nice golden, amber color with a bubbly, off white head. Lacing was present but minimal. The smell was interesting. Very crisp and clean with nice maltiness. Actually had a Budweisery like smell. The taste was incredible. Had a nice bready taste with huge taste of apricots. Not too much apricot but just right. A slight hint. The mouthfeel was medium body wit medium carbonation. Overall a fantastic beer! I think I found my goto beer for summer.

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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

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4.47/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.46/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Great taking summer beer. My favourite drink on a hot summer day.

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4.44/5  rDev +22%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One sniff of McAuslan Apricot Wheat and i jumped back....with a smile. The strong, yet not overwhelming nose convinced me that i was standing in a grand field surrounded by fresh, ripe apricot. And after the first sip, wow, i was very suprised that apricot did not overpower my taste buds. Initial hints of apricot quickly mellowed and the finish was both very smooth and refreshing. I could not think of a better summer beer than this.

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Photo of Andrewharemza
4.44/5  rDev +22%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From Bottle! Bright Amber orange with an off-white head. Super fruity apricot and wheat aroma. Sweet fruity taste. A bit much. Medium bodied and dry. Quite refreshing.

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Photo of letsgopens
4.44/5  rDev +22%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This fruity concoction pours golden orange, peach I suppose, with a frothy light head that shines a bright white. The lacing is decent and there are some sparse, tiny rising bubbles in the body.

Aroma-wise I would say that the name is pretty accurate; juicy apricot and a mild but earthy wheat note are present. The apricot is very fresh and bright despite it is from extract. In this case I would say that it’s even better than the real thing. A delicate fruit aroma such as apricot could easily be lost in the mix, but is well retained in this case.

Subtle and refreshing. Lots of juicy apricot and a hint of citrus. The cereal wheatiness and dim honey shine through along with a bit of malt-character (more for mouthfeel than anything). Again, the delicate nature of the brew allows the apricot to really shine. I wasn't expected it to come through as much. Really well put together.

Well carbonated and bright with a nice medium body. The texture is there and lingers a bit but the brew as a whole is very clean and refreshing. An excellent job with a tricky ingredient that could easily be swept under the rug. Subtle and complex at the same time. Just goes to prove that a beer doesn't have to be huge and abrasive in order to be flavorful and complex.

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St-Ambroise Apricot Wheat Ale from McAuslan Brewing
3.64 out of 5 based on 464 ratings.
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