Apricot Orchard Brett Golden Ale
The Virginia Beer Company

Apricot Orchard Brett Golden AleApricot Orchard Brett Golden Ale
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The Virginia Beer Company
Virginia, United States
Fruit and Field Beer
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3.98 | pDev: 9.05%
Jun 19, 2018
Sep 09, 2016
Apricot Orchard Brett Golden AleApricot Orchard Brett Golden Ale
Notes: Brettanomyces is a species of wild yeast normally seen as a threat in the brewery, but we love the fruity and funky flavors it can produce when used with intention.

Our house blend of Brettanomyces strains, one Belgian in origin and the other isolated from a Virginia orchard, is sourced from RVA Yeast Labs in Richmond, VA. Re-fermented on 200 pounds of pureed apricots, Apricot Orchard features a fruity and slightly funky fermentation character that blends with the acidity of the fruit to create a lightly tart, fruit-forward beer.

The lone hop addition of Azacca in the whirlpool adds soft bitterness and a layer of tropical fruit complexity to an already pleasing flavor and aroma.
Recent ratings and reviews.
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Reviewed by pat61 from Minnesota

4.49/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
L: big, boisterous lacy white 3" head with fair to good retention.

S: Fruit aromas dominate with stone fruit, especially apricot in the lead with support from some bread crumb, low citrusy hop aromas, a hint of bubble gum, mellow fruit aromas from the yeast and faint funk

T: Stone fruit dominates - especially apricot - but citrus, berry, and tangerine also play a role. A soft hop bitterness, tart from the apricots, soft alcohol and mild funk from the Brett all provide balance

F: an effervescent creamy texture that massages the palate and leaves a lingering, mildly tart fruit aftertaste

O: a complex, well balanced, elegant, and refreshing beer that is a delight to drink
Jun 19, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by BEER88 from North Carolina

May 03, 2018
Rated: 3.85 by AMCPhD from Virginia

Dec 03, 2017
Rated: 4.31 by brocktune from Virginia

Sep 25, 2016
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Reviewed by hophugger from Virginia

3.52/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Brettanomyces and a great color and aroma make this beer so awesome. Frothy head and a sparling mouth feel. Apricot, I thought was non-existent unitl the finish, then they came forth and it was amazing
Sep 15, 2016
Apricot Orchard Brett Golden Ale from The Virginia Beer Company
Beer rating: 3.98 out of 5 with 5 ratings