Apricot Weiss | Crane Brewing Company

Apricot WeissApricot Weiss
BA SCORE
85.1%
Liked This Beer
4.08 w/ 67 ratings
Apricot WeissApricot Weiss
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by Bosoxfan20 on 12-08-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,974
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
67
Liked:
57
Avg:
4.08/5
pDev:
8.33%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
9
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 67 |  Reviews: 15
Photo of jaydoc
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StonedTrippin
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...

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Photo of Knapp85
4.48/5  rDev +9.8%
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.

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Photo of emerge077
4.17/5  rDev +2.2%
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.

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Photo of zeff80
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.

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Photo of Boone757
3.84/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jlindros
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.

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Photo of russpowell
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

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Photo of PhineasMcClintock
4.34/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Alieniloquium
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.

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Photo of atlbravsrno1
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BMart
3.83/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 22Blue
3.99/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tone
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
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.

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Photo of Sweffin
4.39/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.21/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Whiskeydeez
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.55/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jzeilinger
3.82/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rudzud
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

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Photo of Hohnbaum
4.24/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bunuelian
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of M_chav
4.17/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JamesStreet
4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of masterofsparks
4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Apricot Weiss from Crane Brewing Company
Beer rating: 85.1% out of 100 with 67 ratings
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