Apricot Au Poivre Saison - Reserve Series Aged In Chardonnay Barrels
Nebraska Brewing Company Production Brewery & Tap Room

Apricot Au Poivre Saison - Reserve Series Aged In Chardonnay BarrelsApricot Au Poivre Saison - Reserve Series Aged In Chardonnay Barrels
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Nebraska Brewing Company Production Brewery & Tap Room
Nebraska, United States
Farmhouse Ale - Saison
3.88 | pDev: 10.57%
Apr 13, 2020
May 10, 2010
Very Good
Apricot Au Poivre Saison - Reserve Series Aged In Chardonnay BarrelsApricot Au Poivre Saison - Reserve Series Aged In Chardonnay Barrels
Notes: Saison brewed with apricot and black pepper then aged in third-use Chardonnay barrels.

This listing is for bottle reviews. The draft version is not aged in chardonnay barrels and is found here - http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/16504/79625
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4.5 by RiceOwls27 from Texas on Apr 13, 2020
4 by kjkinsey from Texas on Sep 10, 2019
4.26 by RDW from Nebraska on Jan 03, 2019
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4.18/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

Poured from 750ml bottle into glass. No dating information found. Bottle label has ABV% as 7.5%.
Slightly cloudy, pale gold colored body. Three finger white head subsides to thin cap and ring. Leaves behind some tufts and spots of lacing.
Delicate aroma of faint apricot fruit and woody yeast funk. The chardonnay and oak barrel is there but in the background. Has depth but the nose has to dig to uncover.
Full Brett flavor, for a saison, with horsey and goaty funk, which is very dry. The apricot expresses as a yeast barreled conditioned fruit, rather than a sweet expression. Apricot is very dry and stripped of sweetness. For me the pepper is more of a base flavor than one of expressive spice (more of a grunt than a zing).
Medium to full mouth feel. High carbonation. Very dry in finish.
The whole expression of the beer is subdued but subtly strong in the summertime funk and the dry fruit. This is a beer that asks the drinker to draw out its expression rather than one that is in the face and immediately emotive. Well made and balanced. This is a beer to drink during an extended session of recovery from the day's activities or during an extended session of semi-serious discussion of the issues of the day.

Nov 17, 2018
4 by archero from Texas on Nov 13, 2017
4.31 by Jsalz21 from New Jersey on Sep 12, 2017
3.75 by Sweffin from Wisconsin on Jul 15, 2017
4.25 by -Andrew- from Michigan on May 17, 2017
3.5 by Karibourgeois from Texas on Feb 16, 2017
4 by BeccaH from Florida on Nov 26, 2016
4.02 by Vonerichs from Colorado on Nov 25, 2016
4.1 by BeerBucks from New York on Oct 10, 2016
3.96 by tjcamm from Oregon on Oct 02, 2016
4.25 by a77cj7 from South Dakota on Sep 06, 2016
4.25 by JMS1512 from New Jersey on Aug 26, 2016
4 by jmg480 from Pennsylvania on Aug 12, 2016
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3.86/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by mwilbur from Minnesota

Poured from 750 mL bottle into tulip.
A: Pours a beautiful hazy orange-apricot hue with 2 inch frothy white head with excellent retention.
S: Black pepper, apricot, soft dry minerals, mild earthy funk, soft oak, and a hint of white wine.
T: Black pepper (maybe a bit too much), apricot, mild earthy funk, and soft oak. Doesn't quite live up to the aroma's promise. Notes of peach, vanilla, and almond emerge with warming.
M: Medium body. Spicy (again, a bit much) and mildly sweet.
D: I was excited by the look and even the aroma, but unfortunately it tailed off after that. Still a solid brew, but I'd tone down the black pepper a tad. Nice complexity and refreshing.

4/1/20 update: Black pepper has calmed down, but is still quite prevalent.

Jun 26, 2016
3.98 by smithj4 from New York on Jun 19, 2016
3.91 by OleDixie from Pennsylvania on Jun 11, 2016
4.06 by needMIbeer from Virginia on May 26, 2016
3.75 by Scott17Taylor from Iowa on May 18, 2016
4.71 by mjwellman from Texas on May 14, 2016
3.85 by adamranders from Wisconsin on May 08, 2016
3.14 by oriolesfan4 from Maryland on May 02, 2016
3 by leroybrown10 from Missouri on Apr 15, 2016
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4.17/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by BeerWithMike from Nebraska

Sampled yesterday on 3/26/16 at Nebraska Brewing Company in Papillion, Nebraska. Ordered a single -13-ounce brew that came in their snifter glass for $7.50. Didn't see the pour but the brew was a apricot in color with a smaller head. Lacing was seen when sipped that stuck to the sides of the glass. Aroma is of fresh apricots with a hint of spice. Taste pretty much followed the nose. Crisp with a tart and slightly sour finish. Medium-bodied with medium carbonation as well. Overall a good brew.

Mar 26, 2016
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4.33/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by Georgiabeer from Georgia

Quite an interesting brewery, and quite an interesting beer, although I really think their beers are a bit too dear costwise. This is a beautiful pour- an apricot gold color with an attractive, fluffy white head, but quite hazy. Aroma has light apricot and some yeastiness, but somewhat murky. Very nice flavors- a bit soft with slightly funky apricot and a black pepper top note that nicely reigns in the funk. Very nice

Mar 24, 2016
3.72 by n2pux from Texas on Nov 22, 2015
3.43 by TheWiltChamberlainofipas from Oregon on Oct 25, 2015
3.5 by fosters9 from New York on Sep 13, 2015
4.24 by taospowder from New Mexico on Aug 31, 2015
4.02 by davidanastas from Texas on Aug 19, 2015
3.59 by BBThunderbolt from Kiribati on Jul 21, 2015
4 by NickThePyro from Washington on Jul 14, 2015
4.68 by JEdstrom from Nebraska on Jul 09, 2015
3.69 by greenspointexas from Texas on Jul 02, 2015
4.1 by Texasfan549 from Texas on Jun 25, 2015
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4.5/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by pat61 from Minnesota

L: Pours bright gold, sklight chill haze, under a 3” sticky, clingy persistent white foam collar with very fine, uniform bubbles.
S: Big apricot aromas over bread and a hint of funk.
T: Some grain, hint of tart, citrus, apricot, pepper, nice blending of the saison flavors with the apricot, traces of chardonnay barrle and wine. Light bitter accent with traces of pepper on the finish.
F: Well carbonated with a Brett softness, medium to medium light body.
O: One of the nicer things done to an apricot in quite a while.

Jun 23, 2015
3.75 by BeersAndBears from Georgia on Jun 16, 2015
Apricot Au Poivre Saison - Reserve Series Aged In Chardonnay Barrels from Nebraska Brewing Company Production Brewery & Tap Room
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