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Wasatch Apricot Hefeweizen | Utah Brewers Cooperative

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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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Photo of corywalston
1.56/5  rDev -54.7%
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 -53.5%
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 TheManiacalOne
2.17/5  rDev -36.9%
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%
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 Keystrokegraffiti
2.37/5  rDev -31.1%
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 mpk_tx
2.53/5  rDev -26.5%
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 smcolw
2.54/5  rDev -26.2%
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 -23.5%
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 Zorro
2.66/5  rDev -22.7%
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 RonaldTheriot
2.87/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Wasatch Apricot Hefeweizen has a thick, fluffy, white head, a hazy, golden appearance, streaming bubbles, and a bit of lacing left behind. The aroma is of apricot, tap water, and little bit of wheat. The taste is the same, with a low bitterness. Mouthfeel is light to medium and somewhat slick. Wasatch Apricot Hefeweizen finishes rather wet, watery, and dull. Overall, this is just average.


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Photo of B15C
2.88/5  rDev -16.3%
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 The-Adjunct-Hippie
2.96/5  rDev -14%

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 SitkaSteve
2.98/5  rDev -13.4%
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 Taybeh
3.07/5  rDev -10.8%
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 getkrunkhoe
3.13/5  rDev -9%
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 Avryle
3.16/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a pale hazy yellow. Big white head on initial pour that quickly disapates to a small cap

S- Apricot aroma very heavy but smells like concentrate. Wheat is not noticable at all.

T- Does not have the overpowering fake-apricot taste as you'd expect from the smell. You get it in the finish though- its a bit bitter. A bit of the wheat does finally come through at the end as well.

M- Thin. Light carbonation. A good summer beer.

D- The light body & sweetness allow for easy drinkability, but the fake-apricot kinda kills it.

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Photo of JBogan
3.29/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Slightly hazy light golden color with no head and leaves almost no lacing.

Smelled of apricots (surprise!) along with some floral scents. Also somewhat of a metallic edge to it.

Taste was a bit weaker than the smell, however along the same lines. Apricot of course was the main attraction, along with what seemed like rose petals. Kind of different but not bad.

Mouthfeel was quite thin, and the mild carbonation was not enough in my book to make this feel very good in my mouth. Rather disappointing in the department.

Overall this was a drinkable beer if you like this sort of thing. I felt it need a bit more oomph in the taste department, it was a little on the weak side. It's not a bad beer, but nothing I'd seek out again.

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Photo of bort11
3.32/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to Wasatch for this one.

12 oz bottle poured into a hefe glass. Very fizzy head that dissipates quickly. Color is a hazy, well apricot, color. The haze is solid, like a fresh cider, but I don't see any yeast sediment.
Smell has a distinct hefe twang that morphs into a mild apricot aroma. The tastes does not really stand out with any hefe characteristics, but the wheat/apricot blend is smooth. The fruit does not seem forced or syrupy. Big plus for me. A subtle pepper and spice is in the finish.
Mouthfeel is a little light and fizzy for my taste. I think if this was available in my area, I would be a nice summer refresher.

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Photo of Libeertarian
3.33/5  rDev -3.2%
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 younger35
3.37/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This brew came in a summer sampler that a friend brought me back from SLC. Drank out of my snifter while watching Boise State vs. Eastern Carolina.

Appearance- Pours a very light orange with light hues of yellow. Very bright white head forms and quickly recedes leaving zero cap and a super thin collar. Leaves absolutely zero lacing.
Smell- Starts with big whiffs of apricot that really is the star of the nose. Not overbearing but very appealing. Very fresh and clean with a bit of grainy wheat in the background.
Taste- Lots of apricot to start that is lightly sweet but definitely no where near cloying. A bit of raw wheat comes through but I wish there was a bit more of the Hef yeast. A little bit more of something to contrast the apricot would have been nice. Finishes with a lingering apricot sweetness.
Mouthfeel- The body is a little light but the carbonation is crisp and seems spot on.
Drinkability- Sitting at 4% this brew couldn’t be any more sessionable. I would have liked to have tasted a little something more than just the apricot but for the most part this is a pretty solid brew. Much better than other apricot brews I’ve had.

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Photo of colts9016
3.47/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass at 35 degrees.

Appearance: A white one finger head that has pour retention. The color of the beer is a medium orange color with some light copper hues. The clarity of the beer is slightly hazy. The appearance is just average.

Nose: A nice ripe apricot aroma with a sublte sweetness that comes from the ripeness of the fruit. There is malt is slightly hidden, there are notes of wheat, yeast, and some solvents.

Taste: A shock in the flavor of the beer. The malt and the fruit are balanced. There are notes of apricots, wheat, barley, yeast, oranges, and floral esters.

The mouth feel of the beer is slight carbonated, creamy, and a hint of astringency.

Overall: The body of the beer is medium light and the finish is medium. This beer really suprised me, a fruit beer that is balanced. A very nice easy drinking beer.

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Photo of BigJTrucker
3.49/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy yellow color, with very little head retention. As you would expect, apricot smell is very dominant. Taste is very "apricotty" as well. That is really the only flavor i'm picking up. Mouthfeel is a bit fizzy. A very drinkable beer, but there are other, better tasting hefewizens out there. Not too bad though.

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Photo of jwc215
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark golden with a lasting swirling patch.

The smell is of apricot - not too overbearing or "artificial".

The taste is of sweet apricot with wheat tang and some graininess. Relatively mild. It has a crisp, dry finish. There's a bit more of a "beer" taste than in many run-of-the-mill fruit wheat beers, but not much.

Light-bodied, but not too weak or watery. Refreshing.

To its defense, the apricot is too in-your-face or as artificial. Still, overall, there's not much to it. Its okay for a no-brainer that doesn't taste "off", and is perhaps a bit better than a run-of-the mill fruit wheat beer. Okay - nothing particularly special.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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

Part of the summer seasonal 12 pack put out by the Utah Brewer's Cooperative. Hazy yellow with a trace of orange, topped by a small, off-white head. Light, grainy, wheat and bubblegum aromas with added apricot essence. Not bad, but I doubt they used real apricots. Tastes much like it smells. Apricot essence is light but unquestionaly apricot. Tangy, not sweet, thankfully. Wheat-bitter finish. Medium-bodied. Not as good as Pyramid's.

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