The Prayer Biere De Abricot | Burial Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
3.88/5
Very Good
The Prayer Biere De AbricotThe Prayer Biere De Abricot
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Burial Beer Co.
North Carolina, United States
burialbeer.com

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
The Prayer is brewed with North Carolina raw wheat from Carolina Ground and more than 800 pounds of apricots. The result is exceptionally refreshing, exhibiting a ripe fruitiness, mild tartness and subtle spice.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#17,992
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
46
pDev:
5.15%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
2
Trade:
0
 
User Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 16 | Ratings: 46
Photo of chinchill
3.6/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

16 oz can.
A: Pours hazy, golden amber in color, with a short off-white head that soon reduces to a thin film covering the entire surface. Some patches of sticky lacing are left on the sides of the glass.

Aroma: Moderately strong and spicy; a bit pungent but dominated by soft ripe and over-ripe pitted fruits and bananas.

Flavor: Some wheat and pale malts with a light sweetness but fruity and spicy notes dominate. There's a touch of banana, spicy Belgian yeast, apricots, spicy and floral hops and a hint of citrus. Mild bitterness and lightly tart.

Feel: near medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

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Photo of Act25
4.06/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Rarely for me do I like fruit additives but in this case and carton I do.
a) Clean, slight hazed apricot color with the usual thinning head of a fruit laden beer, but good lace.
s) best apricot nose I've found, juicy, real, inviting against pale ale hops and malt.
t) More than the sum of its parts the 800 apricots, hopefully ruined, bruised and over-ripe added to the pot work well.
f) thinnish, as with most fruit beers, but clean and nicely balanced between sweet and bitter/clean.
o) 2 for 2 with this brewer which I hope to visit one day for their original sins and brews.

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Photo of Vidblain
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Exceptionally fragrant - the Belgian yeast an apricots practically explode in to your nose as soon as the can is opened. Very impressed by the nose - it's amazing. The beer is fairly light and refreshing - not much body to it, but pleasant and slightly floral. Note the beautiful can artwork as well.

Not being a terribly big fan of Belgians, I still found The Prayer to be quite enjoyable - though not a great beer, it's still a very solid one.

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Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.99/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

It pours somewhat hazy yellow with big head. The aroma is yeasty and with a very faint aroma of stone fruit. Medium body and with moderate carbonation. A very nice beer.

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Photo of outdoor7or24
3.37/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

16 oz can picked up in GA.
A: pours a cloudy golden wheat body, sub one finger brilliant white small bubble foam head, carbonation, spotty lacing
S: apricots Aroma, sweet and pleasant, wheat-based malt that has a slight sour aroma such as a fermenting aroma, hint of pepper
M: medium body with crisp dry finish
T: wheat, fruity esters, slight hints of apricot, slash of funky flavors like fermented wheat, hints of pepper, biscuit, champagne style dry finish
O: a good brew overall, but the apricot effect is very limited in my opinion and could be amped up slightly more

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

this is the first beer from burial that hasnt totally floored me in awhile, and i actually had much higher hopes for it. a belgian pale with fresh apricots, it tastes like it was fermented a little too warm, even for a belgian yeast strain like this, it comes across sort of overly estery and its distracting from the fruit, which is sweet and jammy in here, not quite as raw and natural as i expected it to be. the yeast fruitiness does work with the apricots really well, but the balance between them could be improved i think. it feels a little heavy for what it is too, not sweet in the end, not even particularly malty, but just with a weight and density that gets ahead of itself a bit. some spice from the yeast is cool in the finish, notes of peach preserves, unoaked chardonnay, and some floral component trying to make it more delicate than it is. its a neat concept and a well made beer, but this one didnt resonate with me the way all the other stuff from burial has. a little overly belgian perhaps...

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Photo of VoxRationis
3.74/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Decanted from a 16 oz can into a conical pint glass; production date 7/21/2017.
A: Pours a hazy, golden-brown color with a half inch, white head initially, low retention, and modest, soapy lacing.
S: Sour note with aromas of pitted fruit and cloves; peppery.
T: Spicy with clove and coriander flavors, but a bit tart with apricot/peach definitely present.
M: Light to medium bodied with modest carbonation; bitterness a bit overpowered by the tartness.
O: Interesting taste on Belgian Pale Ale. Drinkable certainly: a bit sour for my taste, though.

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Photo of MacMalt
3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

canned 7/21/2017. It pours a hazy, golden-orange color with a thin, bright white head and modest lacing. The nose features cloves, coriander, yeast, and a whiff of tobacco smoke. The taste features the spices (clove and coriander), along with lemon peel, sweet apricot, and a hint of earthy tobacco. It has a light, crisp mouth feel with lively carbonation and the 6.2% ABV poses no impediment to drinking more than one. Overall, this is a pleasant, fruity Belgian Pale Ale. It's a really nice summer beer. It would pair well with typical picnic fair but is also great for casual drinking.

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Photo of Gavage
4.01/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours a yellowish orange color with a 1" head that falls to a thick surface covering.

Smell: mild citrus and yeast tones are picked up by the nose.

Taste: wheat bread base with apricots, some coriander, spicy belgian yeast, and a mild bitterness level.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Crisp throughout with some dryness at the finish. Nicely refreshing.

Overall: a very enjoyable belgian blonde that is easy to drink and has enough apricot flavor to make this interesting.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy dark golden yellow in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising along the edges of the glass and moderate golden honey colored highlights. The beer has a finger tall dense foamy light beige head that reduces to a large patch of thin film covering the entire surface of the beer with a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of pale + wheat malts with light to moderate amounts of coriander and a moderate aroma of slightly spicy Belgian yeast + banana + clove. Light aromas of apricots towards the finish.

T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of pale + wheat malts with a light amount of grainy sweetness. That is followed by slightly stronger than moderate flavors of slightly spicy Belgian yeast, banana, clover, coriander, and a hint of orange rind citrus. Finally there is a slightly stronger than light flavor of apricots in the finish. Minimal amounts of bitterness and no perceptible hop presence but there is a lingering yeastiness in the finish.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Moderate amounts of dryness in the finish.

O: Easy to drink and enjoyable, a nice addition of apricot to a more traditional Belgian Witbier. Alcohol is well hidden.

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Photo of Billolick
3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tall can, with canning date on the bottom, 4/25/17

Pour is lighly clouded, dull apricot in color, leaving some ringed lacing

Faint fruity nose...apricots? hmmm, not really

Ripe fruit infused Belgiany kinda ale, some light, nutty yeast...and agian perhaps some apricots...pleasant enough but nothing overly outstanding....decent summery ale, would go well with some soft cheeses and peppery salads...

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Photo of brewskifan55
3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip glass.

A: A hazy golden with thick white head that lingered. Decent lacing.

S: Apricots popped right up with wheat and banana in the background.

T: Dominant apricots gave this Belgian Pale a nice texture. Wheat and bananas hovering in the background. Smooth, simple, tasty.

M: Low to medium with medium, dry carbonation.

O: I'm really enjoying the Burial offerings. The artwork on the cans is as good as the flavors.

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Photo of FFFjunkie
3.82/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Look is semi hazy orange with a finger of nice white head.

Smell is wheat, apricot and banana/Clive.

Taste is nice ripe apricot, wheat followed by the typical banana/clove .

Feel is smooth with moderate carb.

Overall a somewhat interesting take on the Belgium style and one of happily revisit. I'm not the biggest fan of the banana/clove Belgium style but the apricot is a welcome addition here.

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Photo of Immortale25
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Thirsty Monk snifter. Bottom of can says 04/25/17.

A- Pours a semi-hazy dark golden color with a 1/2 inch white head that retains well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a mostly full sheet of sheer surface foam. Resilient lacing leaves a broken ring behind.

S- Wheaty aroma with a hint of apricot and a bit of Belgian yeast character.

T- Straightforward Belgian yeast flavor that leans toward the sweeter side with the apricot helping that along. Very drinkable and there's a decent amount of spice quality. Fruity apricot aftertaste.

M- Slightly tangy with medium carbonation and a lightish body.

O- Quite good, The apricot livens things up a bit but not enough to make me want to buy it again.

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Photo of AngusOg
4.14/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 16 oz can to snifter.

Standard Belgian blonde pale ale with just a subtle touch of apricot in the finish to add a little sweet fruitiness, making for an enjoyable and easy drinker.

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Photo of KYGunner
3.79/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This has a lot of Belgian character with peppery, clovey yeast and light bubblegum. Some apricot but not necessarily enough for me. The yeast tones are tempered and suit my personal liking.

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The Prayer Biere De Abricot from Burial Beer Co.
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 46 ratings