Wasatch Apricot Hefeweizen | Utah Brewers Cooperative

Wasatch Apricot HefeweizenWasatch Apricot Hefeweizen
272 Ratings
Wasatch Apricot HefeweizenWasatch Apricot Hefeweizen

Brewed by:
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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Ratings: 272 |  Reviews: 67
Photo of Mgcarney
1.27/5  rDev -63.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of hoerr
1.5/5  rDev -56.5%

Photo of psychita
1.5/5  rDev -56.5%

Photo of corywalston
1.56/5  rDev -54.8%
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 ZAP
1.6/5  rDev -53.6%
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 spham
1.75/5  rDev -49.3%

Photo of klink40
2/5  rDev -42%

Photo of WhoDatMatt
2/5  rDev -42%

Photo of ejames0802
2.09/5  rDev -39.4%
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 TheManiacalOne
2.17/5  rDev -37.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Acquired via trade from Wasatch, so a big “Thank you” goes out to him. Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a very pale yellow color with a very thin white head that fades almost instantly and leaves almost no lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is very fruity with the smell of apricots as the name implies, there’s a very faint bit of hops and some wheat.

T: The taste is very tart with a little bit of sweetness. The apricot flavor is quite strong. The malt character is thin and the hops presence is mild. The after-taste is slightly sweet. For an “Apricot Hefeweizen” I’m certainly tasting the apricot but not the Hefeweizen.

M: Crisp with a little smoothness, light body, medium carbonation, clean finish.

D: It’s a little tasty, goes down ok, not filling at all. As with any beer in this style with an apricot flavor, I compare it to Magic Hat #9 and this beer tastes a lot like it. Unfortunately, I don’t like #9, so that’s not really a good thing.

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Photo of Mateo2699
2.2/5  rDev -36.2%
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 bronmatron
2.25/5  rDev -34.8%

Photo of Keystrokegraffiti
2.37/5  rDev -31.3%
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 NicolasBird
2.46/5  rDev -28.7%
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 Can_has_beer
2.48/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Cloyingly sweet and artificial tasting. I can't finish half of this. Awful.

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Photo of Shafaegalo
2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

Photo of mpk_tx
2.53/5  rDev -26.7%
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 smcolw
2.54/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Large bubbles that go away quickly and completely. Absolutely no lace. No haze (despite being a hefeweizen). Greenish-gold colored brew.

Sweet apricot smell that reminds me of children aspirin.

The flavor is very sweet and quite fruity. It's almost like someone added fruit juice to a macro-lager. There isn't much flavor outside of this. I detect no hop for balance. Where's the wheat? The aftertaste is syrupy. The body is quite thin considering the sugar content. The carbonation is elevated.

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Photo of Tone
2.63/5  rDev -23.8%
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 GarbageMan10
2.65/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

A below average fruit beer

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Photo of Zorro
2.66/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Cloudy yellow colored beer with a slight white head formation.

Smells lightly of apricot. Soda cracker malt scent. Basically though this isn't very aromatic.

Starts out mildly sweet with a mild apricot taste. Mild bread flavor and a hard water taste. Mildly tart taste.

Mouthfeel is light.

Overall not much to this.

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Photo of SmellsofMahagony
2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of smt
2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of JimmyAloysius
2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of Jolly-Roger
2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

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