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Fievre D' Abricot | La Cumbre Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
3.91/5
Very Good
89 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by ThatsThatDude on 07-30-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#10,120
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
89
pDev:
11.51%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
14
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 89 |  Reviews: 13
Photo of Wasatch
4.38/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750 ml
Gold Foil/Capped
ABV: 8%

Poured into a chalice a pretty nice cloudy dark golden orange color, very nice carbonation, with a very nice thick/creamy/foamy two-finger plus white head, which also leaves some very nice creamy/foamy sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, yeasty, with lots of apricots, bananas, tart. The taste is pretty nice, malty, yeasty, with a big apricot note, banana, tarty. Medium body, ABV hidden very well. Overall, a pretty tasty brew.

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Photo of ColForbinBC
3.96/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Pray_For_Mojo
3.77/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a tulip

Appearance: orange-amber with considerable haze. A massive rocky head swells when poured which lasts indefinitely.

Aroma: the aroma is distinctly Belgian with apricots present. The combo of Belgian yeast and apricots resembles an artificial flavoring.

Flavor: the apricot flavor is present but restrained. The Belgian yeast and apricot combo sounds appealing, but this beer is underwhelming. The flavor isn’t bad, it just is far from possessing any “wow” characteristics.

Mouthfeel: medium – a bit heavy for its 8% abv.

Overall: Meh. I’m not horribly impressed with this beer, and less so given the $13 / 750ml price tag. This will not be a repeat purchase. This is so-so at best, and I would opt for any other untried saison before trying this one again. This beer ranks at the bottom of La Cumbre’s portfolio.

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Photo of TheHopsman
4.18/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of deereless
3.77/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of baggedlunch
4.08/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Liquid Apricot Nectar. Less funk more fruit. Almost as if drinking Kearns Nectar. Would drink again.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Huhzubendah
3.12/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.28/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Thomas_Wikman
4.21/5  rDev +7.7%
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 Dreynolds1808
3.38/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.84/5  rDev -1.8%
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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4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.18/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.59/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.06/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.74/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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2.6/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Raziel313
4.23/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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4.14/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zonian1
3.81/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.06/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Fievre D' Abricot from La Cumbre Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 89 ratings
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