Fievre D' Abricot | La Cumbre Brewing Co.

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Fievre D' AbricotFievre D' Abricot

Brewed by:
La Cumbre Brewing Co.
New Mexico, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.70%

Availability: Rotating

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Reviews: 11 | Ratings: 86
Photo of Thomas_Wikman
4.21/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I bought the Fiever D'Abricot on my last visit to Albuquerque. I thought it was a very good Farmhouse Ale.

Look - Cloudy amber/orange like apple juice with a two inch white head.

Aroma - Apricot slightly sweet

Taste - Lot's of apricot, tart, a bit sweet, some other flavors, citrus, well balanced.

Overall - Medium body, juicy, Quite nice and thirst quenching.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.84/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

pricey bottles for a beer that i am not sure commands that kind of tag, although i did like it quite a lot. i half expected it to be a wild ale, and it most certainly is not, hardly even a lick of funk or weirdness to the yeast on this one, which seems tame even for the cleaner side of saison. the apricots are prominent though, juicy more like a peach in some respects, and with a little bit of concentrated, almost caramelized or grilled flavor to them, which is nice with the sturdy wheat malt base in here and the seemingly higher protein content it has. the flavor is even more intense than the aroma in terms of the fruit, it comes on a little late, letting the grain set the stage for it, but its really prominent and juicy. it ends up more a fruit beer than a saison in some ways, i miss a more robust or interesting yeast strain, and although the mouthfeel is right (fuller bodied, drier, brightly carbonated), i wish for more flavor contributors than just the apricots. still, its a very well made beer and something a little different from these guys, who are very clearly capable of a lot more than just big danky india pale ale. i would say its good enough to buy a glass of if you see it on tap, but i might pass on a bottle for this price. unless i hear of some remarkable difference between the two i likely wont pick one up. this screams for a brett pitch and a chardonnay barrel...

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Photo of GRG1313
4.01/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Doing a review because this one's "almost there" for a score. Basic summary: This really is an apricot saison! Says it all.

Pours medium orange with a nice white head that fades fast.

Nose is light but fresh with clean stone fruit.

Mouth feel is medium to full; nice carbonation and cool balance.

Flavor profile is ALL APRICOT. I love the fact that it actually IS what it purports to be. Don't try this one if you don't like apricot. Tastes like an apricot puree was poured into a fresh clean saison - and it works. Rich apricot tones and flavor profile all the way.

Finish is sweet orange apricot that goes to a bit bitter in the finish. Nice job.

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Photo of mactrail
3.87/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Cloudy orange amber color with a big pile of foam in the Troubadour tulip. One of the most orange beers I've ever seen. Deep aroma of stone fruit and yeast. Sharp but with an appealing sudsy mouthfeel.

This is not really much like a Saison, after you sip for a while. It's a big fruity mouthful and I'd put it in the Fruit/Vegetable category. Overall this is on the very tart side, but the aftertaste has some of that fruity sweetness of apricot nectar. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Susan's Fine Wine & Spirits in Santa Fe.

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4.75/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Aroma: subtle Apricot , sweet maybe the sweet tart candies yeast
Apearence : slightly hazy amber orange
Taste: tart sour earthy back to sour low to no alcohol
Mouthfeel: medium full body puckering high carb
Comments :from notes 7/10/15 poured into tulip bubbley hazy orange with awesome 3 in head slowly dropped down to about half inch and kept great lacing pretty sour but then saison earthy in the mid and finish some subtle sweet yeasty notes.

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Photo of eppCOS
4.48/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

For a saison, which is really NOT my style at all, I found this very intriguing and quite drinkable. It won't destroy you, but it certainly has the sourness that Belgian and saison fans will love. Still has the nice highly carbonated style and hoppy backbone for which La Cumbre is known for and the 'apricot' component doesn't come off as perfumed, candied, or too overdone. I hate fruit in my beer, and this one carries and disguised it well. Try it.

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Photo of larryi86
4.11/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thank you gatheredwaters for this
750 ml bottle poured into a teku

A- A hazy bright orange with a massive white head.

S- Sweet malts, some apricots, slightly tart, some yeast and earthy spices.

T- A lot more apricot forward than the nose lets on, real nice tartness, fruity, sweet grainy malts, earthy/spicey yeast, taste has a lot more balance than the nose.

M- Smooth, medium to full body.

O- A nice saison, a little sweeter than I was hoping, but the apricots help balance that out. Very enjoyable, worth seeking. Feel like this could be an awesome beer if the throw it into some wine barrels.

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Photo of ocelot2500
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden orange color with a soapy white head that leaves chunks of lacing.

Smells of the apricots and some yeast.

Tastes of the apricots with a bit of tartness and spice. Apricots lead off with a nice tartness. Malts add in a bit of grainy sweetness. A bit of earthy hops come next. This leads into some yeast spice with notes of clove, pepper, and some coriander. Finishes with a lingering tart note.

Mouthfeel is medium with a crisp amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is a nice fruity saison.

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Photo of Aldogg007
4.84/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This beer is fantastic! Tons of apricot flavor with a very pleasing musty sourness. Light peppery finish. Full bodied and more earthy than fruity. Love these guys and have yet to have even an average beer from them.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.78/5  rDev -6%

Thanks to Tieman for sharing this one at mrbubbler's tasting.

Pours a murky dark orange with a foamy bone head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, earth, yeast, and apricot aromas. Taste is much the same with slightly sour malt, grain, and apricot flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of earth bitterness and a bit of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with an apricot presence that is more earthy than fruity in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle.

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Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.13/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served in a Belgian tulip at La Cumbre's brewery on the day of the tapping, August 6, 2014.

Orange colored and cloudy with a red hue. Almost glowing in appearance. The head is a finger and a half of pale white foam. Settles in a layer of lace over the body.

Smells rather malty, orchard- like fruit and some tartness and sweet. It's grainy and almost granola-like. Hard to detect much else.

Abundant with fruitiness, it truly tastes like apricot, including some of the tartness. A nice balance of of vanilla gives this a kind of peaches and cream deal. Still, there's the earthy saison quality and that flavor like fresh lilies. At the finish, the apricot lingers on my tongue.

Tartness will hit you on this one, but this beer is creamy and thick-bodied. A lot of malt balances out the heaps of apricot. It's got a semi-dry finish and medium carbonation to boot. There's not a hint of booze.

It's tasty. I could enjoy several of these. The nose was a bit of a letdown, but otherwise this beer shines.

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Fievre D' Abricot from La Cumbre Brewing Co.
4.02 out of 5 based on 86 ratings.
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