Wasatch Apricot Hefeweizen
Utah Brewers Cooperative

Wasatch Apricot HefeweizenWasatch Apricot Hefeweizen
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Style:
Fruit and Field Beer
Ranked #660
ABV:
4%
Score:
79
Ranked #44,729
Avg:
3.49 | pDev: 16.05%
Reviews:
76
Ratings:
301
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Utah Brewers Cooperative
 
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Year-round
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SCORE
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Wasatch Apricot HefeweizenWasatch Apricot Hefeweizen
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Photo of bbtkd
4.1/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Wasatch Apricot Hefeweizen, 4% ABV. Pours pale golden, with a one-finger foamy head. Nose is an incredibly great apricot. Taste is sweet apricots, and the underlying hefeweizen is bready. Excellent mouthfeel, overall excellent.

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Photo of Jsteez
3/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not a hefeweizen, it's more like an apricot wheat ale. There's no clove, banana esters, or spice that a traditional hefeweizen has. It's light and easy to drink, somewhat cloudy appearance and golden in color. A thin white head with a little retention. The apricot is definitely a strong flavor characteristic, as well as in the nose. There's some peach in there as well. Somewhat dry back end. Subtly sweet, not a lot of hop character, just slightly.

The can I had was beyond it's 'best by' date, but I think it held up fairly well, regardless.
I'll try a fresher one next time and see if it's different.
It's rated as a 3 for being an okay American wheat with fruit, but it's definitely not a hefeweizen.

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Photo of Darkmagus82
3.71/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served on tap in a pint glass
Appearance – The beer is served a golden amber color with a one finger head of pure fluffy white foam. The head fades rather fast leaving just a trace of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the brew is strong of a sweet apricot smell mixed with a moderate showing of some grainy wheat. Along with these aromas comes some notes of hay and a touch of grass.
Taste – The taste begins as one may expect with a blend of apricot sweetness and a decent hit of wheat. Overall the tastes are on the slightly lighter side in intensity. As the taste advances the apricot sweetness gets a little lighter, all while the wheat and a little bit of a grassy flavor amp up a little bit in intensity and flavor (although not too much). In the end, a tiny bit of yeast joins the taste, and with the flavor transitions that occur and a hint of hay developing on the tongue, one is left with a light wheat and freshly apricot harvested flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is quite light with a carbonation level that is rather high. For the mix of sweeter fruit and wheat the feel is rather nice and makes this a very easy drinker.
Overall – While not the most flavorful of apricot wheats, it is very easy drinking and does have a good, easy drinking flavor profile. For a beer of only 4 % abv. it is rather nice overall and makes for a good session style summer ale.

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Photo of REVZEB
3.34/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Had on tap. "No, it's really good" they said. "Doesn't taste artificial" they ensured me. Lairs! Pretty much clear golden pour with almost no foam, strange for a hefeweizen. Smell is candy apricot to the face with some lingering grains. Taste is more lager like with malts, grains, and syrupy fake apricot starring, worse as it warms. Feel is not wheaty, it is cloyingly sweet. Hard pass.

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Photo of wmscottsimpsonjr
3.56/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Hazy gold with little head or lacing. Smells of apricot and dried apricot with a certain blandness. Not a lot of characteristic hefeweizen flavors. The light apricot is accompanied by a pleasant amount of sweetness. Crisp.

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Photo of Suds
3.26/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

My wife bought this one for me. It comes from an aluminum can, and is a hazy gold color. The head is slim...dissapearing. Musty aroma...almost cardboard in aroma. Not great. The taste is balanced...leather and ripe fruit. I didn't get the yeasty hefe or the apricot that is called for in the label. Just okay.

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Photo of RomeosDelight69
3.87/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My wife enjoyed this beer. Took a couple of sips it was refreshing and tasty. Not my favorite specialty beer. Had a lot of the classic Hefeweizen characteristics but with touch of apricot taste and aroma. Great beer

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Photo of Keepnitrl
3.69/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Smells of apricot whiff up the glass into your nostrils. First sip you get immediate apricot followed by a clean light bodied crispness that slowly dissipates on your palate. Light golden straw color. This is definitely a crushable beer.

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Photo of stevoj
2.75/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Can from HomeBrewStuff. Faint aroma of apricots, weak body not even reminiscent of a hefeweizen. Average fruit beer, and not that fruity at that. Call it a wheat ale instead...

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Photo of zeff80
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Poured out a hazy, golden-orange color with a small, white head of foam. It smelled of apricot, mostly apricot. Tasted of sweet apricot, some wheat. I didn't really get any hefeweizen flavors.

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Photo of cdbuck1959
4.46/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This beer was surprisingly refreshing and flavorful. I'm usually not one for "fruity" beers, but this is very much worth the adventure. Good job UBC!

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Photo of ejames0802
2.09/5  rDev -40.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Look: Pours a nice, hazy straw-colored yellow.
Smell: Honestly, not much smell at all to it besides some apricot
Taste: It's not a good sign when the first thing that comes to mind is artificial flavoring. After awhile you can ignore the taste of the artificial flavoring. The after taste is similar to most macrobrews.
Feel: Eh, fine.
Overall: If you want a macrobrew-quality beer with a funky fruity taste to it, save yourself some money and get Milwaukee Special Reserve.

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Photo of vette2006c5r
3.51/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Apricot hefeweizen pours a cloudy golden color with no head. Big apricot flavors. Taste is creamy and crisp, with a mellow sweetness from the apricot. Good body and flavor. Overall, a lighter beer, but the flavors blend great, apricot is not overpowering.

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Photo of Victory_Sabre1973
3.15/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Pours a lighter golden color. Quite hazy. 1 finger white head.
Nose has an apricot aroma to it.
Taste is weird. It has almost an artificial apricot flavor. Just seems like they used an artificial flavoring, instead of real apricots.
Feel is watery. Very watery.
Just not that good overall. They could have done such a better job with this beer.

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Photo of D1noB
3.38/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A sweat slightly tangy beer that dries out bear the end and shows it's grainy backbone.

Taste Rating in Words: it's a mouth full of ice cream starts cold, thick, and creamy, slowly changing in your mouth.

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Photo of bwood06
3.55/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This was actually a beer that my wife ordered when we went out to dinner in St. George, UT following the Ironman 70.3 in that same city. This is typically not my choice style but I figured I would give it a shot. Why not?

This beer pours a cloudy/heavy haze golden hue that has a thin white head which has minimal retention and low carbonation visible. 3.5/5 The aroma is definitely fruity, as it should be per the name, but the added fruit really overpowers the normal hefeweizen aromas of banana and clove. Apricot may be the name, but my wife and I got way more peach than apricot. It is not a bad aroma, it's just not what either of us expected. 3.5/5 The flavor profile is just like the aroma, more apricot and peach than normal Hef flavors. There is a definite wheat flavor that comes through plus a very light bitterness from grassy and herbal hops. It is almost like drinking a slightly hopped version of a sparkling peach juice. 3.5/5 This is a medium bodied beer that has faint carbonation and is slightly viscous and mouthcoating, along with a bit of creaminess that works its way through. There is no drying and very low carbonation. 4/5 This is an interesting beer that, as I said before, really doesn't have the traditional Hef flavors. It's basically an American peach/apricot wheat beer (i.e. Shock Top) that they decided to name a Hefeweizen. Hefs are one of my go to beers, this particular Hef is not. 3.5/5

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Photo of MinerBob
3.97/5  rDev +13.8%
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 -29.5%
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 +3.2%
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 -37%
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 -13.2%
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 +41.5%
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 +6%
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 -27.5%
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 -4.6%
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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Wasatch Apricot Hefeweizen from Utah Brewers Cooperative
Beer rating: 79 out of 100 with 301 ratings