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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From:
Nebraska Brewing Company Production Brewery & Tap Room
 
Nebraska, United States
Style:
Saison
ABV:
6.8%
Score:
87
Avg:
3.88 | pDev: 10.57%
Reviews:
63
Ratings:
163
Status:
Active
Rated:
Apr 13, 2020
Added:
May 10, 2010
Wants:
  21
Gots:
  24
SCORE
87
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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Rated: 4.5 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Apr 13, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by kjkinsey from Texas

Sep 10, 2019
 
Rated: 4.26 by RDW from Nebraska

Jan 03, 2019
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Reviewed by MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

4.18/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
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
 
Rated: 4 by archero from Texas

Nov 13, 2017
 
Rated: 4.31 by Jsalz21 from New Jersey

Sep 12, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by Sweffin from Wisconsin

Jul 15, 2017
 
Rated: 4.25 by -Andrew- from Michigan

May 17, 2017
 
Rated: 3.5 by Karibourgeois from Texas

Feb 16, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by BeccaH from Florida

Nov 26, 2016
 
Rated: 4.02 by Vonerichs from Colorado

Nov 25, 2016
 
Rated: 4.1 by BeerBucks from New York

Oct 10, 2016
 
Rated: 3.96 by tjcamm from Oregon

Oct 02, 2016
 
Rated: 4.25 by a77cj7 from South Dakota

Sep 06, 2016
 
Rated: 4.25 by JMS1512 from New Jersey

Aug 26, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by jmg480 from Pennsylvania

Aug 12, 2016
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Reviewed by mwilbur from Minnesota

3.86/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
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
 
Rated: 3.98 by smithj4 from New York

Jun 19, 2016
 
Rated: 3.91 by OleDixie from Pennsylvania

Jun 11, 2016
 
Rated: 4.04 by HappyDays

Jun 04, 2016
 
Rated: 4.06 by needMIbeer from Virginia

May 26, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by Scott17Taylor from Iowa

May 18, 2016
 
Rated: 4.71 by mjwellman from Texas

May 14, 2016
 
Rated: 3.85 by adamranders from Wisconsin

May 08, 2016
 
Rated: 3.14 by oriolesfan4 from Maryland

May 02, 2016
 
Rated: 3 by leroybrown10 from Missouri

Apr 15, 2016
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Reviewed by BeerWithMike from Nebraska

4.17/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
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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Reviewed by Georgiabeer from Georgia

4.33/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
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
 
Rated: 3.72 by n2pux from Texas

Nov 22, 2015
 
Rated: 3.43 by TheWiltChamberlainofipas from Oregon

Oct 25, 2015
 
Rated: 3.5 by fosters9 from New York

Sep 13, 2015
 
Rated: 4.24 by taospowder from New Mexico

Aug 31, 2015
 
Rated: 4.02 by davidanastas from Texas

Aug 19, 2015
 
Rated: 3.59 by BBThunderbolt from Kiribati

Jul 21, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by NickThePyro from Washington

Jul 14, 2015
 
Rated: 4.68 by JEdstrom from Nebraska

Jul 09, 2015
 
Rated: 3.69 by greenspointexas from Texas

Jul 02, 2015
 
Rated: 4.1 by Texasfan549 from Texas

Jun 25, 2015
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Reviewed by pat61 from Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
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
 
Rated: 3.75 by BeersAndBears from Georgia

Jun 16, 2015
Apricot Au Poivre Saison - Reserve Series Aged In Chardonnay Barrels from Nebraska Brewing Company Production Brewery & Tap Room
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 226 ratings