Apricot Wheat | Otto's Pub and Brewery

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Apricot WheatApricot Wheat

Brewed by:
Otto's Pub and Brewery
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by psugrad98 on 11-18-2002

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Photo of akorsak
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 650 mL bottle purchased at the brewpub.

A: The wheat ale has a visually appealing amber color, lighter and more translucent than the bottle sitting next to it. A half a finger of head didn't do much.

S: The aroma is a light combination of sweet apricot and hearty wheat. The apricot becomes more dominant as the ale warms.

T: Much like the nose, the taste is driven by the apricot. The result is a pleasantly sweet ale that remains light throughout. Wheat appears near the back of each sip, adding a certain amount of body to the beer. The finish has an apricot zing that works better than most fruit beers.

M: The mouthfeel won't set the world aflame but the wheat and apricot pairing works nicely.

D: The ale is very easy to drink, light enough that it doesn't weigh you down and weak enough that it won't knock you out.

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Photo of Lolli1315
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Golden yellow color with a little amount of haziness. Small head that does not stay around for very long with decent lacing.

S- The apricot unsurprisingly is what shines through here with the wheat taking a back seat. A malty and sugary sweetness smell is apparent and can only guess that it will be a sweet beer.

T- The taste of apricots is apparent immediately and the malt and sugary taste follows close after. Although there is a very sweet side to this beer, it is not overpowering and seems to mesh well with the style. The wheat and grain tastes finish out this beer.

M- Thin mouthfeel with a decent amount of carbonation apparent. Although a little too late, this would fit well for summer.

D- I did not have any problem getting through this beer, but I don't know that I would care for another. I say this only because I do not know if I would want another sugary sweet beer and it might partly have to do with the time of year. Either way, still a nice beer worth trying.

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Photo of Hojaminbag
3.8/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

An amber body with almost no head.

Lots of apricot in the smell.

A pretty good apricot wheat beer. Not overpoweringly sweet with some wheat tones in the background.

Mouthfeel is moderately creamy with a medium body.

Good drinkability, I downed this faster than I thought without noticing.

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Photo of Deuane
4.1/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

LIke a previous reviewer I also first had this beer on tap at the Bullfrog in Williamsport when Charlie worked there.

A - Hazy light golden orange color with a small white head.

S - Big apricot with a nice floral and wheat maltiness

T - Man o man...apricot heaven This is afterall an apricot wheat is it not? Some feel it may be a bit much....but not to me most of the time. It does vary slightly from batch to batch so....somewhat floral as well.

M - Thin and a bit watery...does not "hold up" well. But this is supposed to be a refreshing beer.

D - A wonderful fruit wheat. This does not have the annoying fake taste (read extract) that many fruit wheats I have had other places....but has the taste of REAL apricot! This is a great hot weather beer.

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Photo of jsbrendle
3.85/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Growler thoughtfully provided by Otto's for a recent tasting event at Zeno's & quite popular at that time... but not regularly available unless we beg Dave to put it on for a quick sixtel some time. (hint)

Poured myself a short sample prior to serving any guests to reacquaint myself with the beer. Pretty much as I remembered it from the last time I had a growler of it at home some few months back, showing good consistent brewing. Appearance is of a slightly hazy amber with very little head (but what there is is a nice white). Aroma is full of the perfume of apricot. Flavor likewise is full of sweet dried apricot. Impression is of fruit and sweetness, with some light hop to balance, but little of the "wheat" character shows through other than in the overall lightness of the beer. Quite delicious, and easy to drink ... especially as the weather warms finally here in town.

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Photo of jjw152
4.12/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is my favorite beer from Otto's. I have had it many times on-tap as well as at home from a growler.

The first thing I notice when served a pint is the intoxicating aroma. It emanates such a delicious bouquet full of apricot, citrus, and, floral delight. Having sampled many overpowering fruit flavored beers; I'm sensitive to those that manage to integrate the flavor in a way that does not blind your taste buds to the other nuances. This beer does just that. The top flavor is obviously apricot, but it is not so prominent that you can't detect the more subtle underlying notes.

A very drinkable beer that is full-flavored, robust, and not overly carbonated; great for quaffing on a hot summer day.

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Photo of ski271
3.52/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I first had this beer many years ago when Charlie (the brewmaster) was still at the Bullfrog in Williamsport. I remember being impressed by how the apricot balanced out the perfuminess of the wheat. It hasn’t changed too much since then with the exception of having a stronger apricot flavor than I remembered.
The beer is a slightly cloudy, deep straw color with a small, white, mostly diminishing head and very little lacing. The aroma is heavy of apricot over a floral bouquet of wheat and hops. The taste is, in my opinion, overpowered by the apricot and you have to concentrate to pick up the other flavors. If the apricot flavor was cut back just a little bit, I think this would be a much more well-rounded beer. My wife, however, loves this beer as is, and we both agree that the apricot flavor is good, not that fake apricot flavor we’ve come across before. Other flavors are a light underlying citrus and a bit of a malt sweetness. The finish is moderate to short in duration, a little malty, slightly yeasty, with a hint of citrus and spice. Mouthfeel is light and watery with low carbonation. Overall, not a bad beer.

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Photo of ChicoraBoy
3.7/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Weak aroma, but could detect apricot and a yeasty/bread aroma. Light hops with low malt. Very little head with slight lacing. Light orange-amber clear. Light carb and soft palate. Had a nice taste of apricot and hops up front, but didn't taste much like American wheat. Subtle malt and bit of vanilla on finish, and after.

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Photo of PSUDREW
4.56/5  rDev +27%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

Wow. Even After the 4 day limit they say for the growler, this is a great beer. After drinking it on 4 seperate occasions/ drinking situations, I am very fond of this drink. Very light, both physically and taste wise. It is not something that will bog you down, but it is not like standard light beer style crap. It is perfect for any spring or summer day, at any time. The wheat is mixed just right with that right amount of apricot taste. It is very delicate, but potent enough to be something.Flat or fresh, this is a very satisfying beer. Watch out, becuase the can be gone without a notice - and everyone should drink responsibly ;-)This is something you can use convince you macroswill freinds and their girlfriends to switch to quality. Everyone in State College should be drinking this

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Photo of psugrad98
4.2/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light to medium straw. Lightly carbonated, with moderate head and lace. Slightly malt sweet smell with rich fragrance of fresh apricots. Very sweet tasting with apricot sweetness counterbalanced by slightly yeasty malt character. Very delicious and very refreshing.

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