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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by beernut7 on 08-25-2002

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Reviews: 57 | Ratings: 246
Photo of AtrumAnimus
4.94/5  rDev +43.6%
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 BeerWithMike
4.34/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Sampled on 10/4/13. Chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler. Poured into a 'V" shape pilsner glass.

Pours a hazy golden yellow in color with a small thin white head. Some light lacing was seen when sipped. The aroma was very nice of fresh sweet apricots and wheat. Perfect carbonation. The taste was pretty much like the smell. Not overly sweet like might be though. Perfect balance. Overall a great apricot hefeweizen.

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Photo of Wheatafficianado
4.33/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I enjoy a Hefeweizen with a nice head and this one wasn't much, but other than that it was excellent. I had it on tap at J.L. Beers in Sioux Falls. Fruity apricot both in the smell and the taste was perfect. It drank smooth like a hefe should, and I was compelled to have a second. Definitely a keeper!

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Photo of McAfee85
4.2/5  rDev +22.1%
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 CHL
4.17/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 2 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

From the Wasatch/Squatters summer sampler, I like this beer, but it's not a universally-accessible taste. My partner says that it tasted like potpourri, which I can imagine. It has some floral notes in it, but it tastes obviously like apricot to me.

Cloudy hefe body with basically no head. It smells like natural whole apricots, as if one were cut in half before you. Strikingly good scent.

The taste is weaker than that. Apricot is still there, but it's not overpowering. Has a nice wheat malt taste that I wish was more prevalent. These two flavors go together very well, and I compliment Wasatch for the composition. Carbonation feels about right to me (I'm not fond of overly carbonated brews), and the beer has some gravity in the mouth; very nice. Lingering apricot aftertaste.

It's highly drinkable, and I think would make a good lead for a night of beer drinking. Goes down quickly if that's what you want, and as a Utah 4%, it doesn't overly intoxicate.

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Photo of Bitterbill
4.1/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pored from 12oz bottle(room temp) a nice cloudy light gold with a huge head of foam that sharnk slowly leaving a solid layer with some lacing hugging the side of my glass.

The smell is big on the apricot, which I like, and has some sweet malt in there as well as a touch of sourness.

The taste is very apricot but it's not over done. It has a nice bit of sweetness with the tanginess that you expect from this fruit and makes for a pretty darned good fruit beer. I like this one. And at 4%abv(on the label) it went down very easy. I could drink quite a few of these at one session!

Bottom line: A low alcohol brew that literally yells out...I'm a sesssion brew! I recommend it.
Thanks to Wasatch for giving me a chance to taste this tasty beer!

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Photo of beernut7
4/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This brew presents with a nice orange color and huge smooth apricot aroma with a bit of wheat yeast ester. The prominent flavor is that of smooth apricot with subtle hints of the solid weis beneath. This is a different and very enjoyable fruit beer with a smooth body and clean finish. Very good.

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Photo of laticiasbear
3.97/5  rDev +15.4%
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 AlCaponeJunior
3.96/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Well the appearance wasn't all that, but most everything else about the beer I found very enjoyable.

An easy to drink fruit beer that had light notes of heffy-ness, but had plenty of fruit flavor and most of that was apricot (appropriately). Sweet but not overly so, and not bitter or hoppy at all.

Low ABV made these dangerously drinkable. I rather enjoyed this beer and don't care what the ratings thusfar have said, I'm going to indicate that I was quite happy with this sixer and would buy another.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.92/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Delicate apricot greets you in the nose of Wasatch Apricot Hefeweizen. It's soft, fruity, and very realistic. Beyond that it's a typical American hefe-weizen with a cloudy golden-orange body and short-lived bright-white head. The apricot carries over into the flavor and dominates over the mild wheat-based maltiness beneath, but it's not overbearing. On the contrary, it's quite engaging, and subtly tart and refreshing. It's very lightly hopped to match it's light, delicately sweet maltiness, and it finishes dry with a lingering note of residual apricot. I'm sure it would make a great summer beer for any barbeque or sporting event, but to be honest, I'd welcome it at almost any time of the year. Nicely done. Quaffable!

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Photo of gcamparone
3.84/5  rDev +11.6%
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 StonedTrippin
3.84/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

one of the better fruited wheats ive had in some time. it pours like fresh squeezed lemonade, so pale its almost white. its cloudy but still bright when held to the sun, and there is about an inch of short lived bone white foam. the nose is summery right away, pollen and peach, honey and yeast, its really quite lovely. there seems to be more fruit here than beer ingredients though, namely grains and hops, but its one for the ladies I guess. the flavor is really delicate, also takes me to summer. the yeast isn't as flavorful as I like in a real hefe, but in this context it works because it doesn't crowd out the apricot, which is easy to do apparently, if the host of poorly flavored apricot wheat beers out there are any indication. this one is balanced and delicious, with the apricots featuring prominently without being overdone. the body is just too light, this is less dense than water, and finishes way too quickly as a result. carbonation is nice though, and the overall lightness of this one may be its most attractive feature for many consumers. I thought this was nicely done for what it is, but id like a more bold yeast element to really fire it off.

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Photo of Wasatch
3.83/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - This now comes in a sixer. Pours a cloudy yellowish color, little carbonation, tiny head, some lacing.

S - Scents of apricots, grassy, and tangy malts.

T - The taste is a little tangy, but sweet as well.

M - Medium body. A well balanced brew.

D - Very drinkable. A very nice beer from the Wasatch family. This would make a nice session beer.

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Photo of gbontrag
3.82/5  rDev +11%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

slight haze, with some suspended particles. Nice orangey gold wheat, with a lower then wished for froth.
Heavily scented with Apricots, and then wheat.

Beautiful mouthfeel, light and soft carbonation. Delicious. Apricot isn't overwhelming. There's good wheat flavor; malty and grainy, almost to being husky. Clean, with a little sourness. Good drinking.

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Photo of tigg924
3.8/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: high carbonation, 1/2 inch head, clear, orange-yellow in color

Smell: wheat, apricot, and light Belgian spices

Taste: big juicy apricot, white grape juice, and light Belgian spices

Mouthfeel: sweet with light bitterness at the end, light body, high carbonation

Overall: One of the better offerings from this brewery that I have had so far. Huge apricot taste. This is one that I could have several of on a hot day.

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Photo of flexabull
3.8/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice bright hazy yellow color, with a decent head. Looks like a nice weizen beer.

Smells are loaded with apricots... no other aroma noted.

Beer is a big overload of fruity apricots flavors. It tastes good, but I am looking for a bit more of a beer taste here, this one is a bit too fruit intensive. A hint of wheat, and some crispness on the finish.

Mouthfeel is actually not bad on this one. Pretty well rounded beer, and somewhat impressive considering that this is only 4% ABV.

A pretty good fruit beer. Like I noted earlier, I like a bit stronger beer flavors in my fruit beer, but this is certainly tasty and drinkable.

Thanks for bottle Wasatch.

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Photo of dbossman
3.79/5  rDev +10.2%
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 mactrail
3.77/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very tasty light beer with a pleasant fruity flavor. Nice white head on the pale Wit-colored beer. Tart in flavor with a big, fragrant fruity aroma. I couldn't say if it's a peach or apricot smell, but it's quite nice. Very light body. Just a touch of malt with faint sweetness. Totally unhoppy as you would expect. I wouldn't call it a Hefe, it's more of an American pale wheat.

This would be worth looking for on tap. Otherwise, it's one of several very tasty pale Utah supermarket beers available widely in bottles.

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Photo of pat61
3.75/5  rDev +9%
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 MattyG85
3.75/5  rDev +9%

Poured from a 12 oz. can into a tall pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a very hazy yellowish golden orange with a lot of rising bubbles. About two fingers of white head that settle into a thin patchy layer.

Smell: A fruity and sweet wheat driven aroma with hints of apricot and other fruits. Pale malt and wheat with hints of grains, cracker, and yeast. Big scent of fruit with lots of apricot and hints of orange, mango, and lemon. Hints of coriander spice. Sweet hints of sugar as well. A decent aroma.

Taste: Like the smell, a fruity and sweet wheat driven taste with notes of apricot and light spice. Pale malt and wheat with hints of cracker, grains, straw, and yeast. Big taste of apricot fruit along with some notes of mango, orange, and lemon zest. Light notes of coriander spice. Also some notes of sugar. A pretty decent taste.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with a medium to high level of carbonation. Crisp, clean, and fruity. Very smooth.

Overall: A pretty decent fruit beer. The Hefeweizen elements are minimal but the citrus flavor is good.

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Photo of Westsidethreat
3.75/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Here's another beer I received from BA trader Wasatch

A: Attractive hazy, drab looking pear juice-like brew. Head started nice but fell quick leaving a pink tinted ring around the glass and a few slicks of bubbles across the top.

S: A whole lotta apricot on the nose. Bit on the artificial side opposed to natural.

T: Fortunately the apricot flavor doesn't follow suit to the aroma. Apricot is up front but quickly fades to a minor level. Next comes that trademark mineral taste that most of these Utah beers seem to have. It works well with this one with the some subtle sweet wheat flavors lingering in the background. Finishes grainy, probably the worst part of the beer.

M: Thin body with a hard mouthfeel. But I'd expect that with these Utah brews.

D: It was an "apricot wheat" so needless to say I was hesitant. This one turned out to be not so bad. Its a little sweet so the drinkability can't go a long ways, but this would probably be good on a hot summers day.

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Photo of mmmbeer
3.72/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle with no freshness date - brewed with Bavarian wheat yeast. It pours a crystal-clear gold before the yeast, opaque dark peach afterward, with medium carbonation and a tight-knit head. Mostly apricot and wheat yeast in the nose, but pleasant enough. Light sweetness on the palate, with noticeable apricot, bready malts, and a very light tang from the yeast. It has a medium to full body, with ample carbonation and a dry finish. Very refreshing and easy to drink, if a bit one-dimensional.

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Photo of NilocRellim
3.7/5  rDev +7.6%
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 yemenmocha
3.63/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours hazy, medium golden to slight amber, thin white head that doesn't retain well. Nose is dominated by apricot, natural not artificial, and a suggestion of bread qualities. Palate is light to medium, apricot fruitiness is dominant again, with a sour fruity finish.

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Photo of deadonhisfeet
3.6/5  rDev +4.7%
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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