Albricot | Deciduous Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Deciduous Brewing Company
New Hampshire, United States

Style: Belgian Fruit Lambic

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our interpretation of a 4.9% abv pLambic aged on a heaping helping of apricots. This is a double fruit fruited and unblended.

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Ratings: 21 |  Reviews: 10
Reviews by rudzud:
Photo of rudzud
3.73/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Picked up at Julio's and shared with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice crystal clear light gold hue with a thin fizzy head that fades quickly.

S - Aromas of oaky vanilla, light stone fruit. Soft peaches, the finish has a light mineral finish.

T - Taste is similar to the nose. There is a fair amount of mineral notes, there is some stone fruit pit in there, but, it's really muted. The finish is more of the harsh mineral notes.

M - Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated, however, it's very thin.

O - Overall this was a really disappointing beer. The harsh mineral notes really ruin this.

Serving type: bottle

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More User Reviews:
Photo of JakerLou
4.37/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stereosforgeeks
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of acurtis
3.95/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Hopulized
4.92/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

The smell and taste of this beer is otherworldly! The balance of sweet and tart it brings to the table is second to none. The apricot flavor is noticeable, but not overpowering. A crushable beer that can be paired with just about anything. Highly recommend trying out the Albricot. Cheers!

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Photo of rjp217
4.38/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of smanson56
4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 500ml bottle picked up at the brewery yesterday. This beer pours a slightly hazy golden color. with a thin white head on top. The head disappears as soon as your done pouring.
The nose has hints of lemon and apricot but neither is overpowering a certain tartness can be felt in the nose.
The taste is fruited and tart a great blend of the sweetness of the fruit with the tartness of this style of beer. I don't find the overpowering funk you get in some beers of this style but instead a nice crisp clean taste.
The mouthfeel in spite of how fast the head disappeared is very well carbonated. A nice effervescence is felt throughout the glass.
This is a better than average beer for this style, which Deciduous seems to do very well. I am looking forward to enjoying this again.

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Photo of jlindros
3.73/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Light fizzy head fades quickly, murky golden tan color

Nose pretty nice, big tart sour, flemmy funk acidic, lemony funk with lacto creamy funk, little yellow cake batter and vanilla oak, big peach stone fruit, some weird off character too I can't pinpoint, mineral maybe

Taste brings more lemon cake batter, light watery malt with mild lacto funk, acidic funk and decent souring bacteria, vanilla barrel and more of that weird mineral thing, some peachy stone fruit, fair fruity. Finish acidic flemmy sticky, funk.

Mouth is light thin watery, light fizzy carb, fair acidity

Overall meh.

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Photo of Davepoolesque
4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bright golden yellow in color. Slight hazy in appearance. Citrus, lemon, apricot, oak, minerals, funky cheddar cheese and sour patch kids. Simple grain malt. Shorter finish. Very nice.

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Photo of johnnnniee
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from the Brewery.
Fairly clear light golden color with a decent sized bubbly white head that dissipates slowly. Big fruity nose with plenty of earth and tart with just a touch of funk. Puckering lemony tartness up front melds into some apricot sweet fruitiness before some earth and funk ushers that away. Lingering lemony tart in the finish sticks thickly on the palette. Pretty damn good wild ale.

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Photo of kvgomps
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mikeypnh
4.19/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kevanb
3.71/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

375ml bottle, undated, poured into a 14oz snifter glass.

The beer pours a very clear golden color, hazier as the dregs come into the glass, copper and straw hues with a fizzy white head, about a finger tall that has little retention and yields no lace. The aroma is pleasant, light stone fruits, white grape, funk and bacteria with some floral character and lemon zest. The flavors are decent, pale grain, lightly tart stone fruits, acetic acid, white grape, very buggy and funky with a bit of lemon character. The mouhtfeel is nice, very lively and crisp, lighter body, bright and delicate with a tart and dry finish.

Verdict: A nice fruited American lambic style beer. Nice brightness, the apricot flavor is enjoyable but there is a lot of bacteria in this beer and it dominates the funk profile and makes it feel pretty sour and tart and kind of hides some of the flavors.

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Photo of ScottP
4.01/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ElGallo
3.9/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bobv
4.09/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Vigorous pour yields a 3/4 inch head which reduces to a solid ring after a few minutes. Nose of apricot perfume! Taste of apricot and lemon; a bit too tart. Adequate mouth feel. Overall, interesting; but tartness reigns.

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Photo of PHBoiler
4.86/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

As good as any apricot beer I've had. Perfect carbonation. The flavor highlights apricot skin alongside an almost tropical and grassy hop note and loads of funk. Such balance with all those flavors and so complex. Very quenching dryness on the back end. Phenomenal beer.

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Photo of 7irondave
4.06/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mrn1ceguy
4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.42/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

this is up there with the very best beers i have had from these guys. it has a real old world authentic lambic appeal about it. really compelling in that way, oaky and funky, sour enough but not punishing, and the best part of course, the juicy fuzzy bursting ripe little apricots in here, which are about as forward, natural, fresh, and awesome as i have ever seen them in any beer! i mean it, the apricot profile of this pale orange brew is astounding, the absolute essence and epitome of what an apricot is all about. even among the more famous lambics, this might do the fruit aspect the best of any of them. the yeast profile can be debated of course, i think this one is a little young, some new bacterial sour harshness up front, saved though by the residual apricot sugars in here, skins and flesh alike. the funk is nice, but i do think the bretty aspects could be worked up and dry this out a bit over time. smooth sweet wood in here, a round fuller body showing some wheat in the malt base, and unfortunately a lack of bright carbonation. its not still, but its not vibrantly effervescent either, and that is a negative for me. i think the acidity is just right though, i could drink a ton of this, and the flavor of course is absolutely sensational. i liked this leaps and bounds better than the dry hopped edition, and reckon its one of the better apricot wild ales out there right now. nothing but high praise from me here!

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Photo of N1Nkasi
4.6/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Albricot from Deciduous Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.19 out of 5 with 21 ratings