Wasatch Apricot Hefeweizen | Utah Brewers Cooperative

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Wasatch Apricot HefeweizenWasatch Apricot Hefeweizen

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Utah Brewers Cooperative


Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by beernut7 on 08-25-2002

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Photo of MinerBob
3.97/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a very pale yellow with almost no head. The smell is a strong apricot with a really nice apricot taste. It is a smooth beer thats easy to swallow. An above average fruit beer.

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Photo of NicolasBird
2.46/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

This may be biased as I am not a fan of fruit beer, but, I have had fruit beers that I have liked. This beer pours like any hefe, light cloudy yellow. Sort of like you have been drinking water throughout the day, but not enough. The smell is not good... Read the previous sentence. It smells like that. Taste is very unpleasant to me, makes me squeamish. Very very slight apricot, after that flavor it just tastes like perfume, it's garbage. Simply not a good beer. I live in Utah and Wasatch is my enemy of the state. They have 0 great beers. They have 1-3 that are okay, but nothing ever tasty. This beer is rated disgusting for me and many of my friends who have also had it.

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Photo of deadonhisfeet
3.6/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a can into a standard Hefeweizen glass. A rough pour produces barely 1 finger of head with rather poor retention for the style. Other than that, the appearance is acceptable. It's straw-colored and hazy. The nose is unlike your typical hefeweis. The apricot is really strong on the nose and hides the typical phenolic clove and banana notes one expects. Besides the apricots, there are definitely some sweet grainy notes.

Medium-light body with a pleasant fruity flavor, but a rather dead feel. Sweet grainy flavors up front, fresh toast, a hint of banana and clove, then lots and lots of apricots. They meld very well with the other flavors, even the mild hop presence. The gaininess comes back a bit on the back of the palate, so the finish could be drier, but overall this is a flavorful, refreshing beer. I just wish it had more effervescence. The almost complete lack of carbonation really hurts it.

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Photo of Mateo2699
2.2/5  rDev -35.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Pour is a golden semi hazy hue. Very lively, white tight bubbled head with nice lacing. Smell is a mixture of sweet malt and watered down apricots. Almost a perfume, scented candle going on. Smell like bed bath and body works, not really a good thing. With the taste, the apricot diminishes completely and a watered down sweet malt profile arrives. Some hints of wheat and artificial sweetener. Mouthfeel is thin and moderately carbonated.

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Photo of Scott17Taylor
3.03/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Below average hefeweissbier covered up with tons of fruity sweetness. I would not recommend this beer. Just go with a standard no fruited hefe and you'll be happier.

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Photo of AtrumAnimus
4.94/5  rDev +44.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This one pours a light and clear golden color with a thick long lived white head that leaves almost no lacing down the glass.

The nose is breaded fruit with a hint of hops. the apricot presents as floral with notes of black grapes, apples and yeast. Not complex but perfect for this particular style.

The taste is perfect. I love this beer. A simple, flavorful heffe that is brought to life by the apricots. It is not too fruity and has a nice dry bead that the fruit floats on. The finish is clean and light. The flavors are rich with notes of crisp peppery hops, some black pepper, bread, apples, apricots (obviously) cherries and blueberry. The apricots are an element and do not dominate. Exceptionally well done and balanced flavor.

The moutfeel is rich but not heavy. this one is effervescent and is perfect for a 90 degree humid day. I tried after working on my riding mower (repairing) for a few hours out int he hot sun and it was orgasmic after that.

Overall this is one awesome beer and will be a regular in our house.

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Photo of NilocRellim
3.7/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured a clear, very light pale gold colour. Smells strongly of apricots with heavy sweet pale malts. Tastes just like it smells; heavy sweet apricot, but very light-bodied and not syrupy as expected. Sweet but also crisp. Interesting.

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Photo of mpk_tx
2.53/5  rDev -26%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Draft from World of Beer in College Station, TX.

Pale, clear color with one finger head that stuck around. Minimal lacing. Lacks the attractive, cloudy color that you would expect from a good Hef.

Smells like funky apricots and malt. Not a great smell.

Tastes like watered-down apricots, with an odd sweetness. Little to no wheat/citrus creamy characteristics that characterize this style. No frothy mouthfeel either.

I didn't enjoy this beer. My girlfriend ordered it alongside my excellent Lone Pint Yellow Rose, so its deficiencies were put on blast. Would not order again, though it might be better on a hot day to someone who really likes apricots.

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Photo of Libeertarian
3.33/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Banana-yellow to light amber and opaque, with low to medium retention, fine, fizzy head. Smells of apricot, brewers' yeast, and zinc or tin. On the palate, apricot is distinct, but not much stronger than the banana notes. This is a tarter than usual hefe, mostly due to the addition of apricot. Wheat and yeast flavors are present, but subdued by fruitiness, although this isn't even that strong. Tastes good, but not enough beer character for me. Light to medium in body, watery, spritzy then sudsy, with mildly astringent finish.

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Photo of B15C
2.88/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Appearance: pours a pale yellow/gold with a thin white head which fades quickly leaving a ring at the edge
Smell: slight ginger bready malt with dominate single note apricot aroma, no hops noted.
Taste: intitial sweet malt overtaken by apricot which fades to a sweet almost tart artificial sweetener aftertaste.
Feel: Thin to watery
Overall: Overall i found the beer pleasant for what it is, which in my opinion seems more like a low hopped american wheat with fruit. I could drink this again on a hot summer day but would really like a bit more body.

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Photo of Tone
2.63/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5

Pours a clear, gold color. 1/3 inch head of an off-white color. Slight retention and slight lacing. Smells of strong apricot (not fresh though), sweet malt, pale malt, and a hint of wheat. Fits the style of a Fruit / Vegetable Beer. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, pale malt, slight wheat, slight apricot, and a hint of hop. Overall, weak appearance, apricot aroma is of concentrate, and the body is dominated by malt!

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Photo of ZAP
1.6/5  rDev -53.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Glad I only got a single of this and not the sixer I was looking at.

No hefeweizen characteristics at all. I could live with that but really not wheat beer characteristics at all either. Kind of an apricot cider....spritzy, light bodied with artificial apricot flavors...very watered down....I will struggle to drink the rest of this. Definitely not what the name implied and light years worse than the best Apricot I have had Fitger's Apricot.

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Photo of SitkaSteve
2.98/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This was poured into a weizen glass thinking it really was a weizen. After smelling and tasting, I thought to myself, yeah, this isn't a weizen and repoured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a soft somewhat hazy bronzed orange color. The head dissipated quickly with little lacing and was somewhat messy.
The smell had the apricot up front pretty sweet with some grainy/wheaty qualities in the background.
The taste was basically the same as the smell. Grainy apricot aftertaste leads into a super overly sweet finish.
The mouthfeel sat about a light to medium on the body with a decent sessionability about it. Carbonation runs fairly light. Bitterness is super low as well.
Overall, eh, not a hefeweizen, definitely not, if anything its definitely a Summer beer, but I can't see myself coming back to this.

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Photo of gcamparone
3.84/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into an oversize snifter. Purchased in North Providence, RI.

Pours a hazy golden blond body with a small white head that reduces to leave no lacing and very little retention.

In -your-face apricot aromas.. not much more but definitely some wheat .

The taste is very juicy, tons of apricots but again.. not much else. Very one dimensional on the tongue, almost unnatural. The good thing is that it's very drinkable and refreshing, i could drink a few of these.

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Photo of laticiasbear
3.97/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I love the smell of this beer. Very light taste, albeit almost a bit too watered down. It's much better from the can poured into a glass as opposed to a bottle.

Very refreshing on a hot day. My favorite of the Wasatch beers.

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Photo of getkrunkhoe
3.13/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

From a can.

This was a nice little beer. Very forward in the apricot, nice aroma - Wheat, apricots, candy.
Taste and feel were nice too. very refreshing, and balanced. I am not big on the apricot beer thing but this was actually nice.

would def want to enjoy again, esp. on a hot ass day.

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Photo of pat61
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: Hazy straw gold under a thin white cap that quickly dissapears.
S: Has a big apricot nose with a little light biscuit, malt and wheat in the background.
T: Apricot combined with a touch of wheat tartness and a little lemon. The apricot tastes added and a little artificial walking the border between beer and soda pop.
F: Light body, above average carbonation.
O: Refreshing but needs a little something to keep it in the realm of an adult beverage.

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Photo of BigDaddyWarbuxx
3.57/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Not exactly what I expected. The apricot flavor just hangs out in the back and doesn't overpower the beer like I was expecting, like what you find in a raspberry beer. Very light and laid-back.

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Photo of dbossman
3.79/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Cloudy, straw-hat colored hue with a frothy, big head that loses its retention to a small but still frothy and foamy head; lacing is good

S: So much apricot; the wheat and bready grains are present but not typical hefewezen aromas; this smells like an American wheat with apricots

T: Apricot is the star here but it is not sweet and it plays well off the wheat--but this is not a hefeweizen

F: Nicely carbonated, creamy--good mouthfeel

O: Such a refreshing beer and I really like how the apricot plays off the wheat, but, again, this is not a hefeweizen and my overall experience-whether it's a dumb reason or not--was hindered by that misnomer

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Photo of Keystrokegraffiti
2.37/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poured very light, could honestly have been mistaken for a cider. Smelled like apricots and tasted like seltzer water and apricot syrup. No wheat content at all.

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Photo of McAfee85
4.2/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Excellent beer for any summer occasion. A bit like a shandy. A good example of an apricot fruit beer...sweet and crisp with a distinct apricot flavor.

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Photo of Taybeh
3.07/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From a single into a Tallgrass tulip

A: pale white gold, 2 finger head that subsides in a minute and leaves no lacing
S: tart apricot (but might be artificial), some faint sour-like wheat,
T: a little non-descript wetness on the front, then some yeasty spritz, the apricot that is in the nose dominates the middle, and some flat wheat notes come out on the finish that lingers and isn't too pleasant
M: wet, thin and light, medium carbonation, moderately crisp.

Overall: if not for the finish, this would be good (though far from great) as a summer refreshment...there are macros though that would be as good or better.

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Photo of corywalston
1.56/5  rDev -54.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1.75

A. Easy poor very little head that dissipated before I could put the bottle down. Very good carbonation. Color is yellow with a haze.
S. Apricot, banana, alcohol, urine.
T. Taste like club soda with apricot syrup.
M. Carbonated water.
O. This taste more like a fizzy navel wine cooler than anything else. Did not taste any hint of it being a hefeweizen beer. What’s funny about this beer is the back of the label, it has food pairings reconditions and one of them says “ice cubes” WTF.?

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
2.96/5  rDev -13.5%

What exactly is a Hefeweizen? I guess I picture some guys in furry helmets marching and toasting to each other. I digress. To the review!

Serving style : 12 oz glass bottle poured for appearances' sake

Appearance (3) : Pours a pineapple juice/mango colored hue with a tiny, tiny bit of lacing. For what little head there is, it does stick around. Super opaque, cannot see a thing but the shadow of my hand on the other side of the glass. I'm impressed by the body and the color but the lacing is a let-down.

Smell (3) : Strong apricot - perhaps of the freeze dried variety; grassy plant, fresh garden green beans. A touch of artificial sweetener. Sweet smelling and pleasant.

Taste (3) : The apricot is both at the forefront and at the end. In the middle is a grassy, earthy, dirty plant type taste, but is actually not repulsive but instead, fresh. Candied apricots remain on the palate. Minimal bitterness. A good balance of malt and hops, maybe 40/60 respectively. I really wanted to like this beer but so far it's average at best.

Mouthfeel (2.5) : Carbonation, while spiky and nettlesome, is not over the top. Easy drinking. Medium bodied and macro in every sense of the word. Not really smooth, but as the beer warms it gets a mildly creamy and thins out as you swallow. Overall not horrid, but my palate is left a little lacking.

Overall (2.96) : I had high expectations for this beer. Unfortunately it feels like any macro beer I've been drinking my whole adult life, but its odd creamy apricot taste makes it something entirely different too. It's not impressive, not original. However it's still not really offensive either. If you mixed creamy apricot with Miller Lite you'd have a good representation here. Apricot flavor, macro body. I'll be skipping this one next time.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

I think that this was part of a recent package from the Mighty JenRay in support of The CANQuest ™, now back in full (fool) swing!

From the CAN: “They were dangled before us: big, beautiful, lacious apricots. Our minds said No, but our bodies said Yes. As usual, we gave into temptation – and created this delicious brew. Enjoy!”; “Food Pairings: Whipped Cream, Ice Cubes, Drizzled Chocolate.”; “Utah’s Second Favorite Vice!”

The Crack! revealed yet another brimful craft CAN and it even had a little foaming action when it opened. The inverted Glug netted me two fingers of fizzy, bone-white head with very limited retention, quickly falling to wisps. Color was a cloudy/hazy Straw-Yellow (SRM = > 2, < 4). Nose was redolent with apricot and I was happy to smell something other than a Minhas product from a CAN. Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium. The taste was distinctly apricot and I found it to be a nice alternative to the usual banana (usual) and clove (occasional) esters usually found in the style. The apricots imparted a slight tartness to the taste. Finish was semi-dry and very refreshing on a Summer evening. This would be eminently drinkable in the Summer, bit I am unsure how it would be at other times of the year.

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