Apricot Weiss
Crane Brewing Company

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Crane Brewing Company
Missouri, United States
Berliner Weisse
Ranked #54
Ranked #8,068
4.08 | pDev: 8.58%
Jun 03, 2021
Dec 08, 2015
Apricot WeissApricot Weiss
Notes: You may be asking yourself why there is a flower on the label of an apricot beer. Well, the tree must blossom in order to fruit. Conversely, this beer blossoms when it is fruited. Juicy, delicate, and oh so perfect, no matter the season.
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Reviewed by whynot44 from Missouri

3.99/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Hazy old color with just a thin ring of white foam.

The aroma is tart fresh apricots with a touch of apple vinegar.

The taste is acidic fresh apricots, somewhat sweet but with a definite vinegar note that is unexpectedly refreshing.

The body is light and easy to drink.

Altogether, this is a very interesting and enjoyable brew for me at least, maybe not to everyone's taste, definitely not your usual beer.
Jun 03, 2021
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Reviewed by hoptheology from California

3.95/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
12 oz can, no date, into Crooked Stave glass.

Hazy peach color with a thin ring of head.

Aroma of sour vinegar and apricot gummies; hints of maris otter and hints of vanilla pudding.

Flavor has a medium level of sourness and slight pucker; the fruit underneath is softer and less prominent but comprises the rest of the beer that isn't vinegar. Sour culture, mild juicy peach flesh, some apricot candy, and a hint of bready malt.

Feel is puckering and acidic with moderate carbonation and a drying clinging finish. Drinks fast.

Overall, a pretty good sour but not nearly as good as Tea Weiss. I don't think anything I've had from Crane in a sour has been that good. Tea Weiss is hard to top.

Price paid : $13.99 / 6 pack
Would buy again : nah
Mar 06, 2021
Rated: 5 by TallGuyCM from California

May 29, 2020
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Reviewed by metter98 from New York

3.88/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
A: The beer is rather hazy yellow in color. It poured with just a narrow collar of white bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of sour apricots are present in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste is quite sour and has strong notes of apricot flavors.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and tart on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer has more sourness than apricots but is easy to drink and has a good amount of tartness in the mouthfeel.

Serving type: can
Jan 19, 2020
Rated: 3.81 by swid from Missouri

Jan 05, 2020
Rated: 3.89 by smithj4 from New York

Nov 09, 2019
Rated: 4.26 by TylerJ from Iowa

Sep 04, 2017
Rated: 3.84 by Boone757 from Virginia

Aug 30, 2017
Rated: 4.06 by heytomcat from Minnesota

Aug 23, 2017
Rated: 4.44 by Ristaccia from Nebraska

Jul 24, 2017
Rated: 3.71 by SheaDawg from Oklahoma

Jun 05, 2017
Rated: 3.95 by OKbrew89 from Oklahoma

Jun 02, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by frasergrove from California

May 11, 2017
Rated: 3.84 by lemmy187 from Missouri

May 06, 2017
Rated: 4 by South2NW from Oregon

Apr 27, 2017
Rated: 4.23 by Kuges from Texas

Mar 27, 2017
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Reviewed by zeff80 from Missouri

4.21/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Poured out a slightly hazy golden yellow color with a tiny fizzy head of foam. It smelled of tart, fresh apricots. Nice apricot flavor with a yeasty bite. Nice and tart with a puckering finish.
Mar 25, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by jewellrunner from Missouri

Mar 25, 2017
Rated: 3.83 by BMart from Pennsylvania

Mar 14, 2017
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
if it aint broke dont fix it. i have been impressed with all of the variations on this beer, but am now getting to that point where i would rather taste a brand new beer from these guys entirely instead of try the next fruit in the same recipe. i mean, obviously its working, these beers are awesome, but you sure dont want to lose that innovative side that got you here in the first place. this is very good, maybe not as fruit (or vegetable!) forward as some of the others in this series of beers, but the fruit is really authentic apricot, fuzzy and ripe and sweet, and the base beer is wheaty and soft enough, as well as not too acidic, to really compliment it well. the fruit is bright all the way through, and there are some white wine and honey notes of nuance here that make this pretty distinct. its just a little thin in body this go around, and maybe a tad short on carbonation, but another fine take on this style. these guys are doing a great job, and this is a great beer, but i am ready for something new now...
Oct 07, 2016
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Reviewed by thatche2 from Georgia

4.41/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a 25 oz bottle into a tulip glass. Appearance is hazy yellow gold with a clean look overall. The head is initially 3 fingers thick but dissipates fairly quickly. Smell is clean tartness, lemon, wheat, and some funk. Taste follows the nose with the apricot flavors not the focus but playing nicely with Berliner base. There is a candied Apricot flavor mixed in, but it doesn't have overly artificial notes. Mouthfeel is fairly light but very refreshing. There is good carbonation and tartness on the finish. Overall this is a very good but fairly light Berliner with nice clean flavors. This is not a fruit bomb but has nice subtle flavors.
Oct 07, 2016
Rated: 4 by BrewskiBrandon from Missouri

Sep 23, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by kidzord from Illinois

Sep 10, 2016
Rated: 4 by sahd-1 from Illinois

Aug 14, 2016
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Reviewed by russpowell from Arkansas

3.84/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 1.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Pours a hazed gold with one finger of fast falling beige colored head. Some sediment as the bottle drains. No head retention or lacing, very turbid

S: Peach & apricot

T: Follows the nose, a little tartness, lemon up front. Apricot, pear & lemony tartness as this warms. Tartness, lemon sweet tart in the finish along with acidity

MF: Light body & carbonation. Carbonation picks up as this warms

Good take on the style, but the apricot doesn't really bring much more to this style these guys are fixated on
Aug 13, 2016
Rated: 4.18 by Jcarriglio from Florida

Aug 04, 2016
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Reviewed by Alieniloquium from Florida

3.37/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75
750 mL bottle. Pours hazy orange with a big white head that doesn't last but a moment. Smells of apricot, wheat, some yeasty phenols. Tastes of apricot, but it isn't the freshest apricot. Like an apricot concentrate or candy or something. Strong wheat and mineral flavor in the back end. High carbonation, to the point of changing the flavor. Light body. Nice. Could use some actual tartness beyond just the little lemony tang it has.
Aug 02, 2016
Rated: 3.98 by Beerfan41506 from Massachusetts

Jul 24, 2016
Rated: 4.21 by TheSevenDuffs from Canada (ON)

Jul 18, 2016
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Reviewed by jlindros from Massachusetts

3.3/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3
Big foamy airy 1 finger head fades at a needmed pace, nice lacing, hazy amber honey yellow orange color.

Nose some candied apricot, some apple aroma too, jammy fruit, maybe a touch of creamy wheat, some weird mineral and sour thing maybe sulfur, ester icky.

Taste brings candied apricot, apple ester thing again, creamy wheat, toasted notes, banana, little mineral maybe sulfur like thing, no Berliner Weiss really, candy notes. Finish sweet sticky weird, mineral thing, little bitterness.

Mouth is med bod, decent carb, little flemmy sticky thing.

Overall sad panda.
Jun 30, 2016
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Reviewed by rudzud from Massachusetts

3.32/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
Shared with JLindros, received as an extra in a trade.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a lightly hazy amber hue with a thin white finger head that fades to leave light lacing and a thin blanket.

S - Aromas of light apricot jam, faint apples, light wheat.

T - Taste is similar to the nose, rather sweet, super super faint stone fruit. More like candied apricot. Very very light wheat. Not much else.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, fluffy, crisp.

O - Overall this was a rather underwhelming beer. Barely any apricot and even less Berliner notes. Super unfortunate.

Serving Type: bottle
Jun 30, 2016
Rated: 4.25 by Bunuelian from Minnesota

Jun 27, 2016
Rated: 4.17 by M_chav from New Mexico

Jun 24, 2016
Rated: 4.5 by Reed from Missouri

Jun 20, 2016
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Reviewed by jvillefan from California

4.76/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
This is one of the best beers/Berliner Weiss I have ever had. This was incredible. There was plenty of tart sour in the nose with apricot going throughout the beer. The taste has the perfect balance between the subtle cereal grains, the tart flavors from the microorganisms, and the sweetness from the apricots. You could probably count on one hand the number of berliner weisses that are better than this one (you might not even fill one hand). This is a must have.
Jun 19, 2016
Rated: 3.66 by Duster1354 from Missouri

Jun 18, 2016
Rated: 4 by leroybrown10 from Missouri

Jun 12, 2016
Rated: 3.95 by SPLITGRIN from Kentucky

Jun 11, 2016
Rated: 4.06 by masterofsparks from Ohio

May 27, 2016
Rated: 4.25 by Whiskeydeez from Kansas

May 04, 2016
Apricot Weiss from Crane Brewing Company
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 73 ratings