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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
Reviews:
28
Ratings:
67
Avg:
3.25
pDev:
22.15%
 
 
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Photo of elricorico
2.19/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Pours out dark orange and bubbly, nothing but a wisp of white head to top it off. It doesn't look like a beer, looks like a sparkling wine cooler type drink.

Smells of apricot, big surpise there, like the old apricot fruit roll ups, I really used to like those. Maybe too sweet smelling to be quite a natural flavour.

First, the flavour is non existant, it enters your mouth like fizzy water, then on swallowing, a strong, sickly sweet apricot flavour floods the mouth.

Mouthfeel is thin, with a fair bit of carbonation. As far as drinkability goes, I doubt I will finish half of this bottle. Not a pleasant experience in the least. This shouldn't be a beer, it should be some kind of malternative.

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Photo of saskguy
3.37/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I am not a big fan of fruit beers and while this does not convince me, it is not that bad of a beer.

Nice golden colour. The head disappears fast. Clear.

A moderate smell of fruit.

A distinct fruit flavour, not really overpowering. It is on the sweet side.

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Photo of IronDjinn
3.02/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I have a feeling that this stuff has been made and marketed to a demographic that I am not a part of, and am trying to wrap my head around the labeling and concept of a "beer cooler(!)".

Low carbonation, no head on the pour. Is deep golden in colour, practically an apricot/peach hue, which is rather fitting, however it appears more like cider. Nice aroma of apricot on the nose, it's inviting, but perhaps a bit too sweet. Sweet apricot flavour up front, backed up by a bittersweet foundation of wheat grain (too much wheat malt!), which interferes and takes away from the fruit flavour, rather than balancing or complimenting it. The faintest hop presence on the finish, but it compliments the fruit extract a lot more than the wheat malt. Mouthfeel is watery and a little oily. Perhaps this is best reserved as a summer beverage on those scorching hot days, but I find it too sweet and unbalanced for my own tastes.

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