Apricot Weiss | Crane Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Crane Brewing Company
Missouri, United States
cranebrewing.com

Style: Berliner Weissbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Bosoxfan20 on 12-08-2015

BEER STATS
Ratings:
61
Reviews:
14
Avg:
4.03
pDev:
8.93%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
10
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 61 |  Reviews: 14
Photo of jlindros
3.3/5  rDev -18.1%
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.

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Photo of rudzud
3.32/5  rDev -17.6%
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

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.37/5  rDev -16.4%
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.

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Photo of gruss004
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.55/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Allurex
3.56/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bosoxfan20
3.61/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Duster1354
3.66/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mkanne3616
3.67/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kidzord
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bsetz
3.79/5  rDev -6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jzeilinger
3.82/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BMart
3.83/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of russpowell
3.84/5  rDev -4.7%
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

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Photo of lemmy187
3.84/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mdcrouser
3.9/5  rDev -3.2%
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.

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Photo of SPLITGRIN
3.95/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Beerfan41506
3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
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...

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Photo of 22Blue
3.99/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sahd-1
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JLaw55
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GDawgs34
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BrewskiBrandon
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of leroybrown10
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Apricot Weiss from Crane Brewing Company
4.03 out of 5 based on 61 ratings.
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