Apricot Wheat | Ithaca Beer Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ithaca Beer Company
New York, United States
ithacabeer.com

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our smooth wheat beer is light in color and body…perfect for those looking for a lighter taste. The combination of wheat and barley gives Apricot Wheat a different malt character than our other ales. The hint of apricot gives this beer a pleasant nose and fruity finish.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-18-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
854
Reviews:
272
Avg:
3.26
pDev:
18.4%
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
141
For Trade:
0
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Photo of BEER88
2.42/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of PorterThwarter
2/5  rDev -38.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of jayhunter357
3.6/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KTCamm
3.77/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

10/11....hazy golden copper, light white foam. Apple cider looking. Strong fruity nose, apricot for sure. A touch woodsy. Sweet apple apricot flavor, blended into a wheaty background. Rind like bitter back. Nice fruit beer.

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Photo of spedprof
3.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Steve_Studnuts
3.23/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of ClavisAurea
3.24/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of PatrickCT
3.75/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Covocali
3.36/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Smooth simple summer wheat beer

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Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.81/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ajdemma
3.25/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of calais8587
4.17/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nfiorini513
3.59/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kdocyk
4.75/5  rDev +45.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MisledTitan
2.94/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of D_K
3.01/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 1.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Merticois
4.01/5  rDev +23%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a pretty golden color with a frothy 4 inch head which dissipated fairly quickly. The color almost reminds me of apple juice.

Scent - Smells of dried apricot and alcohol. I might be detecting a faint metallic scent as well.

Taste - The apricot flavor is fairly up front, I get a bit of apple in the flavor too. The metallic scent slightly carries over into the flavor but not so much as to make it unpleasant. A slight sweetness. The finish brings fourth the wheat beer flavor.

Mouthfeel - A little dryer than I would have liked. It has a medium body that does not linger terribly long on the tongue. The carbonation is not overdone, which is good because it would probably detract from this beers more subtle flavors.

Overall - It's light, slightly fruity and has a low ABV. It would be a nice summer beer or maybe beach beer while chilling. I like it but I don't love it. Still, I've never had an apricot beer before so I am pretty pleased with what I've found in this one.

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Photo of TheNakedStiletto
3.96/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Pav5069
3.12/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.53/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dogleg
2.63/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of BranfordBound
3.34/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of XsoldoutX
3.27/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of salamiwagon
2.77/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Apricot Wheat from Ithaca Beer Company
3.26 out of 5 based on 854 ratings.
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