Apricot Weiss
Crane Brewing Company

Apricot WeissApricot Weiss
Rate It
Beer Geek Stats | Print Shelf Talker
Style:
Sour - Berliner Weisse
Ranked #112
ABV:
4.5%
Score:
89
Ranked #8,099
Avg:
4.07 | pDev: 8.6%
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
73
From:
Crane Brewing Company
 
Missouri, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  3
Gots
  10
SCORE
89
Very Good
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.
Reviews: 18 | Ratings: 73 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of whynot44
whynot44 from Missouri

3.99/5  rDev -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
Photo of hoptheology
hoptheology from South Dakota

3.95/5  rDev -2.9%
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
Photo of metter98
metter98 from New York

3.88/5  rDev -4.7%
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
Photo of zeff80
zeff80 from Missouri

4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
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
Photo of StonedTrippin
StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.98/5  rDev -2.2%
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
Photo of thatche2
thatche2 from Georgia

4.41/5  rDev +8.4%
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
Photo of russpowell
russpowell from Arkansas

3.84/5  rDev -5.7%
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
Photo of Alieniloquium
Alieniloquium from Florida

3.37/5  rDev -17.2%
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
Photo of jlindros
jlindros from Massachusetts

3.3/5  rDev -18.9%
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
Photo of rudzud
rudzud from Massachusetts

3.32/5  rDev -18.4%
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
Photo of jvillefan
jvillefan from California

4.76/5  rDev +17%
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
Photo of mdcrouser
mdcrouser from Missouri

3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Crackling with effervescence from the sparkling white head, it's audible from four feet, popping from atop the cloudy, yellow gold.

Salt, wheat, fruity sweetness are all present on the nose. Rings of a gose at first sniff. nothing terrible, but it's not the enveloping aroma of an IPA or stout.

Salty, sweet, refreshing, tart and completely novel with the subtle addition of the apricot.

Dry, with sharp carbonation that may detract from what is otherwise a pretty good beer.

Apr 17, 2016
Photo of Tone
Tone from Missouri

4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a cloudy gold color. 1/2 inch head of a white color. Slight retention and slight lacing. Smells of bacterial funk, slight hops, hint of salt, and fresh citrus. Fits the style of a Berliner Weissbier. Mouth feel is sharp, crisp, tart, and slightly dry. There is also an average carbonation level. Tastes of fresh citrus, slight hop, and a hint of wheat. Overall, weak appearance, good aroma, great feel, and the body while subtle is good and very well blended.

Apr 08, 2016
Photo of Knapp85
Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

4.48/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured out a little hazy for a Berliner, but had a nice color. The smell is pretty serious, Lots of tart apricot on the nose. The taste is pretty spot on too. The feel is a little heavy for the style. Overall this is still a very solid brew.

Feb 13, 2016
Photo of jw4free
jw4free from Kansas

4.09/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap: cloudy orange. Zero head, zero lacing. S: faint citrus fruit. Malt comes though to let you know it's a beer. T: tart citrus. Juicy, like a soured mimosa. F: crisp, slight pucker. I: nothing out of place.

Jan 31, 2016
Photo of Harrison8
Harrison8 from Missouri

4.14/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy, opaque watery orange, reminds me of orange Airborne fizzy tablets. Nice foamy, white head that dissipates quickly. No lacing left behind. Has a bit of a sour warhead and apricot/citrus smell. Taste is a bit sour (in a good way). It also has some nice apricot notes. Mouth feel is good. It feels a bit harsh in the carbonation, but it feels good for the style. NIcely done. Overall, good beer. Maybe a bit of refinement to come, but it's very good. Excited to see where Crane Brewing goes!

Jan 31, 2016
Photo of Meyers1023
Meyers1023 from New York

4.57/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a murky orange color with a fizzy white head that disappears instantly. Smell is apricot and sour with the fruit playing the lead role. Taste is apricot with a good amount of lacto tartness. The feel is medium with a good amount of carbonation, perfect for the style. This is another wonderful beer from Crane Brewing.

Dec 31, 2015
Photo of emerge077
emerge077 from Illinois

4.17/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Opaque orange with a thin cap of white foam.

Aroma was noticeably fruit forward with a well defined juicy apricot presence.
Taste was tart and juicy, again plenty of apricot character and a clean lacto tartness. Body was a little heftier than most Berliners, sort of pulpy and smooth with wheat and yeast.

Overall a solid first offering from this brewery's first bottling. Would drink a bunch in the summer.

Dec 25, 2015
Apricot Weiss from Crane Brewing Company
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 73 ratings