Apricot Summer Weizen | Okanagan Spring Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Okanagan Spring Brewery
British Columbia, Canada
okspring.com

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
Inspired by the bountiful orchards of BC’s Southern Interior, our Brewmaster has created this deliciously original recipe. An unfiltered wheat ale with the subtle flavour of apricot, it pairs well with all things summer.

Added by biboergosum on 04-19-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
46
Reviews:
13
Avg:
3.37
pDev:
22.55%
 
 
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3.74/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Svingjo
3.63/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Found some old notes and thought I'd do a quick review. This poured a hazy copper colour with a thin white head. The apricot is strong on the nose along with some yeast and grass. The flavor is much the same with the apricot lingering for quite a while. This is a beer that needs to be consumed at the proper temperature because as it warmed the apricot went from nicely sweet to syrupy.

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3.21/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Mlkluther
1.5/5  rDev -55.5%

The apricot was over powering. It tasted more like pop than beer. Really disliked this beer.

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2.7/5  rDev -19.9%

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3.48/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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3/5  rDev -11%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

341ml bottle poured into tulip 28/6/14

A cloudy orange liquid, three fingers of foam lasts for a few sips leaving a few polka dots for lace

S apricots, peaches, floral perfume, wheat and Iced tea powder

T more grains, faint banana, a little white pepper of all things, not far from the smell, simple but decent

M lighter side of medium, fluffs up from the bubbles, grainy finish overpowers the fruit somehow

O nothing to write home about but I wouldn't turn one down under a hot sun, keeps my wife drinking beer so that's a plus...I guess

I thought the rating was pretty low on this one, then I noticed all the lowest ratings were by people who rated this beer and nothing else. A strange coincidence? or does a loan rebel have a strange hate on for this beer?

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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

Photo of ChoseLa
1.82/5  rDev -46%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

I opened the bottle, took a sip, i couldn't believe a beer could taste so bad. It's like i had poured a bottle of cologne in my mouth. I didn't feel like being a party pooper so i didn't rate it under 1.75, but it deserve to be banned from the market.

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3/5  rDev -11%

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3/5  rDev -11%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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3/5  rDev -11%

Photo of thehyperduck
3.35/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

341 mL bottle from a sampler 12-pack picked up at The Beer Store; bottled Feb. 24 2014. I remember trying a non-flavoured hefe from these guys many years ago and rather enjoying it, so I'm going into this one with my hopes up. Served well-chilled.

This one pours a hazy golden-orange colour, generating a thin layer of white head that wastes no time fizzling away into nothingness. A thin collar and some wisps on the surface remain. Mild aroma, which immediately tells you what you're in for - wheaty pale malt sweetness, apricot and red berries, with sour fuzzy peach candy also coming through.

I was starting to get a little wary, but after a few sips my worries evaporate - this is a nice, refreshing, light summer fruit beer. While a grainy pale wheat malt sweetness dominates at first, it is soon overtaken by a large dose of apricot flavour. It's obviously an extract of some sort, but it works out about as well as could be hoped. Tangy finish, with some fuzzy peach and cherry vibes. Fairly clean aftertaste. This pale wheat ale is light-bodied and quite fizzy, which is exactly the kind of mouthfeel I want from a lighter summer drink. Very easy to drink quickly; I could see myself easily getting through a sixer of these on a hot afternoon.

Final Grade: 3.35, a B-. Okanagan Springs' Apricot Summer Weizen is one of the better apricot-flavoured fruit beers I've tried, and a passable option for anyone seeking out a fruity, refreshing session beer for the impending summer months. I'm not a big fruit beer drinker, but I'd consider picking this up again if I were in the mood. Not bad; fans of St. Ambroise Apricot Wheat Ale and Kronenbourg White might find this one worth a look or two.

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3.2/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle fetched from a "summer" mixed pack into a shaker pint glass. A coppery orange color, close to light brown, with an aggressive billowing white head that broke quickly. Aroma is detectable and fairly strong apricot with some bruised apple and a generic stale peppery spice. Little else for individually identifiable components, smells like a very fruity low hop wheat beer. Tastes like sour peach gummy candies, maybe hints of lime and mango, and some sweet bready malts that combine with the fruit notes to yield something like a apple fritter effect, albeit a subtle one. Rather buttery, coating mouthfeel which is odd considering the aggressive carbonation. Apricots do not taste this obvious when included in a mash or added during fermentation, even when used in large quantities. These guys must have added a ton of juice or flavor extract into the brew at the end of the process. I am not wild about this approach. The result resembles a vaguely beery peach/apricot soda or cooler. Could appeal to diehard fruit beer fans but I shall steer clear.

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4/5  rDev +18.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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2/5  rDev -40.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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3/5  rDev -11%

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2/5  rDev -40.7%

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Apricot Summer Weizen from Okanagan Spring Brewery
3.37 out of 5 based on 46 ratings.
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