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Style:
Fruit and Field Beer
Ranked #89
ABV:
7.7%
Score:
85
Ranked #12,246
Avg:
4.13 | pDev: 5.81%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
19
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Urban Artifact
 
Ohio, United States
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  4
SCORE
85
Very Good
Notes: Apricot Midwest Fruit Tart. 3,000lbs of apricots and 30g of Vanilla beans per 30bbl batch.

15 IBU
Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 19 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of detpizzaboi
4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Really thick, opaque, dark cloudy orange. Smells delightful, big fruity jammy apricot, tastes really great and fairly straightforward, big juicy apricot, tart, puckering, nice wheaty backbone, finishes dry. Nice!

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Photo of superspak
4.2/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce can into tulip glass, canned on 6/11/2019. Pours opaquely murky/hazy deep orange/green/amber color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and rocky orange head with great retention, that reduces to a thin spotty lace cap that lingers. Nice spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big sour/tart/tangy apricots, peach, fruit fuzz/skin/pits, lemon, lime, orange, pear, melon, red/green apple, white grape/wine, hay, straw, grass, wheat, cracker, and white bread dough; with lighter notes of peppercorn, vanilla, lacto funk, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of apricots, fruity/acidic yeast, pale/wheat malts, and light vanilla notes; with big strength. Taste of huge sour/tart/tangy apricots, peach, fruit fuzz/skin/pits, lemon, lime, orange, pear, melon, red/green apple, white grape/wine, hay, straw, grass, wheat, cracker, and white bread dough; with lighter notes of peppercorn, vanilla, lacto funk, and yeast earthiness. Light-moderate fruity/lactic tart/sourness, fruit tang, and spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of sour/tart/tangy apricots, fruity/acidic yeast, pale/wheat malts, and light vanilla notes; with big strength. Taste of huge sour/tart/tangy apricots, peach, fruit fuzz/skin/pits, lemon, lime, orange, pear, melon, red/green apple, white grape/wine, hay, straw, grass, wheat, cracker, white bread dough, light peppercorn/lacto funk, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of apricots, fruity/acidic yeast, pale/wheat malts, and light vanilla flavors; with an awesome malt/tart/sourness and tangy fruit balance; with no puckering/astringent flavors after the finish. Fairly crisp finishing. Light-moderate increasing dryness from lingering tart/sourness and tangy fruit. Medium carbonation and medium-plus body; with a very smooth, creamy/bready/grainy/acidic/tangy/tannic, and lightly slick balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol for 7.7%. Overall this is a fantastic fruited kettle sour. All around fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of apricots, fruity/acidic yeast, pale/wheat malts, and light vanilla flavors; very smooth and fairly crisp/refreshing to drink with the modestly acidic/tangy/tannic/drying finish; not overly lactic. Fantastic balance of super juicy/jammy apricots and Lacto complexity; with a great pale/wheat malt backbone against acidity. Mild residual sweetness with crisp acidic/tangy dryness. A highly enjoyable offering, and outstanding style example as expected. Enormous amounts of fruit presence.

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Photo of deadonhisfeet
4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Midwest fruit tart with apricots and vanilla. Poured from a can into a Thoroughbred tulip. Oh my goodness! The look of this pour!! It is dark orange, as hazy as orange juice, and has a viscosity that says "I am as fruity and pulpy as heck". It has a head I have never seen on a sour beer. It is as orange as the beer and there are bubbles of all different sizes and the head is massive (even spilling over the edge of my glass), but the acidity kills it off rather quickly. I swear I can see some bits of fruit in it. The nose has lots of apricot as well as some orange and lemon.

Medium body with a firm feel and a bright, citrusy flavor. Lots and lots of fresh fruit flavor throughout with just enough tart notes to make it appetizing and refreshing. I wish I could include a picture of my glass as the beer gets consumed. There is so much fruit mass stuck to the sides it looks like a stained glass window. Finishes tart and fruity. You can almost taste the vitamin C.

I know a lot of people dismiss these beers as being too much like fruit smoothies, but I can't get enough of them. In fact, I'm going to the store tonight to buy more of this so I can have it with breakfast in the morning.

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Photo of Sabtos
4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Glowing neon orange, like a glass chock full of apricot puree, yet it's not chunky or pulpy. A slow to form head surfaces as a short blanket, settling quickly to a thin film.

Orchard fresh apricot, peach and red apple pair with a touch of creamy vanilla as a cobbler-like malt background skirts us near pastry sour territory. It veers back to the fruit for the most part for an ultra joose experience.

The smooth round silky thick body has a tingly carbonation and finishes semi-dry.

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Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 19 ratings