Alley Kat Brewing Company

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Alley Kat Brewing Company
Alberta, Canada
Fruit and Field Beer
3.33 | pDev: 14.41%
Oct 03, 2019
Nov 15, 2003
Notes: Aprikat, is an apricot flavored beer with a filtered wheat ale base -a North American twist on the traditional German style wheat ales Alley Kat’s style of wheat ale is brewed with 50% wheat, but fermented with our regular ale yeast. The result is a light, crisp ale with the fresh aroma and flavour of apricots substituted for the bananna and clove accents of a German wheat beer.

Aprikat’s subtle apricot aroma contrasts nicely with it’s big fruity mouthfeel. The beer pours a nice straw colour and its medium carbonation keeps it light and refreshing, perfect for a hot day on the patio or as an after dinner drink.
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4.62 by mwgedmonton from Canada (AB) on Nov 16, 2017
3.26 by talbotjf99 from Canada (QC) on Jul 16, 2016
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3.19/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by Hat_Fulla_Beer from Canada (AB)

341ml bottle poured into tulip.

Pours a clear honey yellow with a thin cap of white head that leaves melting snowbank lace as it recedes.

Smells of trail mix apricots, white bread and mild hops.

Tastes of candied apricot, bready wheat malt and more barely detectable hops.

Feels light and fizzy. Light bodied with lively carbonation. Finishes sweet.

Verdict: Recommended, but you'd have to be thirsty.

Jul 08, 2016
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2.79/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
by TheSevenDuffs from Canada (ON)

This was overly sweet and completely one-dimensional apricot. The almost cloying sweetness almost made the apricot taste artificial (which it apparently is not).

Jan 02, 2016
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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Bunman3 from Canada (AB)

I am not a huge fan of fruit beers, but they certainly have their place. In my world, they beg to be enjoyed on a hot day at the beach. Aprikat has a distinctive fruit flavour, but there is no doubt that it's a beer at heart.

Jun 27, 2015
3.69 by annalet from Canada (AB) on Jun 02, 2015
3.44 by Corson from Canada (AB) on Apr 03, 2015
3.83 by justdropit from Canada (AB) on Apr 03, 2015
3.4 by Johnnyr1 from Canada (AB) on Mar 01, 2015
3.75 by Merlin68 from Canada (AB) on Dec 14, 2014
4 by Gobstyle from Canada (AB) on Dec 10, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -24.9%
by Mlkluther from Canada (AB)

I'm not a fan of fruit in my beer.

Nov 23, 2014
2.48 by speedonthis from Canada (AB) on Nov 14, 2014
3.5 by Sathanas from Canada (AB) on Sep 05, 2014
3.25 by schopenhauerale from Arizona on Aug 12, 2014
3.5 by Howlader from Canada (AB) on Jul 20, 2014
3.5 by ScottWestmaas from Canada (AB) on Jun 09, 2014
3.25 by Beervana from Canada (BC) on Apr 15, 2014
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3.31/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by barnzy78 from Illinois

341mL bottle, 5.0% ABV. Thanks to some friends from Red Deer for bringing me a mixed 12 pack to try
L - light copper with a fizzy off-white head
S - apricot, floral, perfumey
T - apricot, floral hop, white wine, wheat, sweet and refreshing with a toasty grain finish
F - lighter body, ample carbonation, semi-dry and crisp finish
O - good fruit beer, not really what I drink, but this was good for what it is.

Mar 26, 2014
3 by rogerdandy from Canada (AB) on Feb 24, 2014
2.5 by hahie from Canada (AB) on Feb 10, 2014
3.5 by jschott75 from Illinois on Dec 06, 2013
3.5 by LDuke from Canada (AB) on Oct 11, 2013
3.5 by Trancesexual from Canada (AB) on Oct 07, 2013
3 by Exeter from Canada (AB) on Sep 23, 2013
3.5 by joefinnigan15 from Canada (MB) on Aug 18, 2013
3.75 by Ivanhoes_Backpack from Canada (NB) on Jul 16, 2013
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3.78/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by david_wolf from Canada (BC)

Quite literally the first craft beer I had ever tried (at the time). An old ex's sister's boyfriend (that's a mouthfull) brought a six-pack for us to try, and it was like nothing I had ever tried before.
I'll judge the beer from my notes, and in comparision to the many fruit beer's I've subsequently tried. This beer would hold a special place in my heart, if it weren't for the fact that I hate apricots, and I'm not especially fond of fruit beers. Despite all of that, this is a really nice fruit beer, particulary on the nose. I found it to finish with a bit of a bitterness, although this could quite easily be my dislike for apricots.
If you're a fan of fruit beers, and particularily apriocts, Aprikat is a no brainer.

Jun 18, 2013
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3.39/5  rDev +1.8%
by Olek4374 from Canada (AB)

A nice offering from a local brewery here in Edmonton. This one is pretty nice for a fruit beer, and I'd say this is certainly their most popular beer. Nice golden colour with a predominant apricot aroma and taste. The sweetness is also not too bad, although it's more than some other widely available fruit beers (which I think contributes to its popularity). No bad aftertaste either, and a good body for such a beer - certainly not too watery.

Jun 17, 2013
3.5 by Kmat10 from Canada (AB) on May 20, 2013
3.5 by SnatchyMcPants from Indiana on Jan 16, 2013
3.75 by Will12 from Canada (ON) on Nov 07, 2012
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3.45/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
by leaddog from Canada (AB)

Appearance- Pours a straw gold with a finger width of bubbly white head that quickly fades.

Smell- Apricots, peaches, wheat, grains.

Taste- Starts with sweet apricot followed by toasted wheat. The beer finishes with toasted grains.

Mouthfeel- Light to medium bodied with light carbonation. A tad thin.

Overall- A refreshing fruit/wheat beer by Alley Kat. There is a good balance of apricot and wheat flavours without being overly sweet. Worthwhile on a hot summer day on a patio.

Sep 09, 2012
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3.52/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by joemcgrath27 from Canada (AB)

Enjoyed many times on tap and in bottles, but never took the time to scrutinize it
A - crystal clear golden, small covering of head dissipated to a few random islands and a thin lace ring
S - strong aroma of sweet juicy apricots, light grainy malt and a hint of leafy hops
T - tangy and sweet apricot dominates, leafy hops and pale bready malt, nothing fancy but it hits the intended mark
M - light and well carbonated, tangy sweet feel with mild dryness
O - a great summertime patio drink, its heavy on the fruit but it doesn't take away from its beerness

Aug 25, 2012
3.5 by sennin from Michigan on Aug 13, 2012
3.75 by wesbray from Canada (AB) on Aug 01, 2012
3 by Alberta_Beer_Guy from Canada (AB) on Jul 16, 2012
3.75 by schnarr84 from Canada (AB) on Jun 24, 2012
Aprikat from Alley Kat Brewing Company
Beer rating: 78 out of 100 with 69 ratings