Aprikat | Alley Kat Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Alley Kat Brewing Company
Alberta, Canada
alleykatbeer.com

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-15-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
67
Reviews:
28
Avg:
3.25
pDev:
14.46%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
10
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 67 |  Reviews: 28
Photo of talbotjf99
3.26/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Hat_Fulla_Beer
3.19/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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.

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Photo of TheSevenDuffs
2.79/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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

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Photo of Bunman3
3.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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3.69/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.44/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.83/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Johnnyr1
3.4/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

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4/5  rDev +23.1%

Photo of Mlkluther
2.5/5  rDev -23.1%

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

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2.48/5  rDev -23.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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3.25/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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3.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of barnzy78
3.31/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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3/5  rDev -7.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -23.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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3/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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Aprikat from Alley Kat Brewing Company
3.25 out of 5 based on 67 ratings.
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