Frucht: Apricot
Bruery Terreux

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Style:
Sour - Berliner Weisse
ABV:
4.4%
Score:
92
Avg:
4.16 | pDev: 6.97%
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
62
From:
Bruery Terreux
 
California, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  3
Gots
  7
SCORE
92
Outstanding
Frucht: ApricotFrucht: Apricot
Notes: Oak foeder-aged Berliner style with apricots.
Reviews: 12 | Ratings: 62 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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SHODriver from North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Poured into a Duvel tulip to a light gold that's barely more orange than yellow. The beer is topped by a dense and slightly rocky finger and a half of white head which fades slowly to a collar around the edge of the glass with minimal lacing.
S: Smells of apricots, wood, sourness, and some light funk.
T: Taste is tart up front with a nice amount of sweet apricot coming in to balance. Hints of pale malt and creamy wheat along with a touch of oak and funk. On the swallow there's more sweet apricots and sourness with sweet apricots lingering the longest in the finish
M: This beer is fairly light in body but it isn't watery. Carbonation is effervescent but not prickly while the beer has a drying finish from the acidity.
O: Overall this is a really nice beer. The fruit flavors are great and the base beer has some nice notes going on as well. It isn't overly sour and everything plays together well. It may drink a little simplistic but that's what they were going for. It still has a little subtlety and complexity going on though. Well worth a try if they make this again.

Dec 01, 2019
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thebeers from Pennsylvania

4.2/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy, vibrant dark straw color with a finger of white head that leaves a nice crown.

Big sour, tart aroma with a light hard-to-place fruitiness and definite oak.

Extremely tart up front, close to be acerbic, with a burst of apricot juice on the backend, more oak, and a nice lingering sweet-tart flavor.

Maybe slightly more body than I'm used to in the style, but still soft and wheat-like, with appropriately strong carbonation lending a light fizziness.

Bigger flavors than many Berliner Weiss, but delicious nonetheless. The juicy taste is delicious and exactly what you'd expect from this series.

Oct 06, 2017
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cvm4 from Mississippi

4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L - Pours a semi-opaque golden straw colored body with a two finger paper white head.

S - Grainy tart lemon base upfront with apricot coming through on the back.

T - Tart & juicy apricots with a grainy & mildly acidic backing.

F - Light bodied and high carbonation with a dry finish.

O - Apricots galore! The Frucht series is really delivering for me.

Dec 30, 2016
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superspak from Ohio

4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 4/21/2016. Pours lightly hazy golden orange color with a 1-2 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big sour apricot, peach, lemon, pineapple, green apple, white wine, oak, hay, straw, grass, wheat, cracker, leather, musty funk, light white vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, apricots, oak, and light-moderate pale malt notes with great strength. Taste of big sour apricot, peach, lemon, pineapple, green apple, white wine, oak, hay, straw, grass, wheat, cracker, leather, musty funk, light white vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness. Large amount of puckering fruity/acidic sourness and light yeast/oak spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of sour apricot, peach, lemon, pineapple, green apple, white wine, oak, hay, straw,leather, musty funk, white vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, apricots, oak, and light-moderate pale malt flavors; with a solid malt/fruit/sourness balance, and minimal acidic astringency after the finish. Very dry from sourness. Medium carbonation and light body; with a very acidic and lightly tannic/grainy mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.4%. Overall this is an excellent Berliner weisse. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, apricots, oak, and light-moderate pale malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink; despite strong acidity and sourness. A very enjoyable offering.

Sep 26, 2016
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Phil-Fresh from California

4.16/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Big apricot flesh aroma coupled with a sharp sourness.

A: Light straw color, hazy, with a head that quickly forms a thin film across the glass. There is light lacing evident.

T: Lots of tart apricot flavor, followed by a clean, sharp lingering sourness.

M: Light bodied with high carbonation

O: Tasty; the beer has lots of apricot character with a very sharp sourness. Apricots can make a beer quite sour and this beer is perhaps a touch too sour. But overall it exhibits great fruit flavor that compliments its sour quality.

Sep 18, 2016
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colts9016 from Idaho

4.12/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A pale golden yellow color that is hazy. The head is two finger thick creamy and foamy with poor retention.

N: Yeasty, fruity note, toasted cracker, sour vinegar, and some light earthy notes.

T: Yeasty, stone fruit, caramel, toasted cracker, sour lemons, vinegar, grass, and some earthy notes.

M: Heavy carbonation, crisp, light body, and tarty

Overall: A very good berliner, with a nice stone fruit flavor. I really cannot detect apricots in the beer just a stone fruit note.

Aug 28, 2016
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rudzud from Massachusetts

4.49/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Split with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice hazy golden hue with a one finger head that fades to leave light wisps and thin lacing.

S - Aromas of nice creamy wheat, excellent dried apricot notes, just a blast of that aroma. Light yellow cake batter, really generic stone fruit touch. Still, super aromatic.

T - Taste is similar to the nose excellent stone fruit pit, super fruited dried apricots. Very good creamy wheat, really solid apricots.

M - Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated, crisp, clean, tart.

O - Overall this was a very nice representation of the style with very nice fruit.

Serving Type: bottle

Aug 26, 2016
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jlindros from Massachusetts

4.49/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Split with rudzud

Pours a huge fluffy fizzy 2 finger head fades at a med pace, light lacing, murky blonde orange peach color.

Nose incredible, tons of apricot stone fruit, all dried candied apricot, peachy, vanilla cake batter, creamy wheat, little tart, a lot like the bag of dried apricots from nuts.com.

Taste quite tart, sour peachy stone fruit, more dried apricot, again big bag of dried apricot, tangy peach, little cake batter, touch toasted, again faint vanilla cake batter and lemony, fair acidity, cranny wheat. Finish dry creamy wheat, tart peach sour lemon, little doughy, dried apricot.

Mouth is med to lighter bod, good carb, touch creamy with nice acidity.

Overall very good, so much awesome tart fruit, dried apricot, cake batter, etc, very well done.

Aug 26, 2016
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ThickNStout from Georgia

4.06/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750mL bottle acquired through The Bruery's Society. Bottled 4/23/16. Served in a Bruery snifter.

Pours a pale, completely opaque yellow orange with almost two fingers of white head. The fizz shrinks to a thin haze and a broken rail around the edge that imparts no lace.

Smells of apricot and pale sour mash with some faint woodsy earth. Nice.

Puckering sour flavor with sweetened fruit, wheat and a bit of faint wet wood. It's mighty sour but easily drinkabie.

Light feel with lightly zesty carbonation. Tart, sweet apricot aftertaste.

My first brew in the Frucht series is puckering but somehow smooth. I find this tart and tasty apricot Berliner weisse to be better than the sum of its parts.

Aug 11, 2016
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MalarkeyMcGee from California

3.1/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Bottle poured into tulip glass.

L: Hazy Off-yellow with distinct orange tinge. Head dissipates quickly.

S: Distinctly fruity with whiff of apricot. Yeasty.

T: This is where it starts to unravel. The acidity is mouth-puckering and overpowering. Needs significantly more fruit to balance this sourness. Apricot is detectable and pleasant but underwhelming.

F: Light with plenty of effervescence. No real faults here.

O: Just ok. Like most Bruery sours the acid is cranked up way too high.

Aug 06, 2016
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IKR from California

4.39/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2016 Vintage
Appearance: Slightly cloudy straw-yellow color with a generous white head that subsided fairly quickly.

Smell: Strong apricot notes mixed with some barnyard funk. A good smelling sour.

Taste: The Apricot features prominently bringing some mild citrus fruit notes. There are also some mild barnyard funk. The beer finishes very dry and clean.

Mouth-feel: Light-bodied with a fairly generous level of carbonation.

Overall: Another good Frucht variant.

Aug 05, 2016
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rodbeermunch from Nevada

4.36/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a nice yellow color with the added peach/apricot colors melded in with it, carbonation well even if the head doesn't amass or retain much. Aroma hit those wheat and juicy apricot notes very well. Apricot so fitting for these style beers.

Taste, like a bigger Hottenroth, this one is juiced up on some legit apricot. Very good stuff. Wheat present, super croooshable, plenty tart but not overly sour, good harmony going on.

Jul 20, 2016
Frucht: Apricot from Bruery Terreux
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 62 ratings