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Heartland Brewery Summertime Apricot Ale | Heartland Brewery Union Square

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Heartland Brewery Summertime Apricot AleHeartland Brewery Summertime Apricot Ale

Brewed by:
Heartland Brewery Union Square
New York, United States

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Summer

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Added by stirgy on 12-21-2001

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 33 |  Reviews: 16
Reviews by jamesg60:
Photo of jamesg60
3.92/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I loved this Ale and I do wish someday the bottle their beer and ale. Great taste overall could drink all day and everyday YUM. Nice apricot taste but not over powering like some ales. Just what you want to drink on a nice summer day very refreshing with no bad after taste like a lot of shady ales..

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More User Reviews:
Photo of RoyalT
3.98/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance – This poured a light, hazy orange in color with a nice head.

Smell – The light apricot aroma sat atop a subtle wheat base.

Taste – This is a class act. There’s nothing heavy here. The beer had a good, quality wheaty base that was delicately flavored with apricots.

Mouthfeel – This is light to medium in the body and extremely well-blended.

Drinkability – This is a wonderful summertime ale. Don’t let the Fruit/Vegetable Beer style scare you aware from this one.

Comments – This was the diamond in the rough at the Heartland Brewery in NYC.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
2.53/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Draft: Poured a clear light orangey color ale with a small foamy head with minimal retention. Aroma of light apricot and lightly sweet malt base is OK at best. Taste is dominated by light apricot ester with a lightly sweet non-descript malt bill. Body is average with medium carbonation. This one was a non-memorable fruit beer.

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Photo of LaurenRJ13
4.04/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of bultrey
3.7/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Do you like apricots? That's the only question need be asked before sampling this beer. The color is a beautiful gold, and the beer produces a nice, fluffy, white head that sticks around. The nose is apricots, apricots, apricots, with some candied apricot, and some dried apricot, as well.

The first sip reveals... Apricots! It tastes a bit like those dried apricot snacks that you put in trail mix. Now, I like apricots, so this doesn't offend me, but the beer is a bit one-dimensional. A slight biscuity malt finish comes through, but there is very little hopping to speak of. The mouthfeel is actually nice and creamy for a light-drinking summer ale.

I would say this is of medium drinkability, because one might get sick of the apricot flavor before too long. Overall, this is an allright beer, but did I mention you have to like apricots?

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Photo of Lupe
3.83/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hazy orange color with a creamy white head that left excellent lace. Light wheat aroma with some apricot notes. Starts out with your typical wheat beer flavors, then the apricot jumps in. Nice and juicy; on the sweet side, but not overkill. Some hops are present to help balance, but pretty much stay out of the flavor profile. Leaves a tasty apricot aftertaste. Light-medium in body and smooth. Good drinkability, could use a little more crispness. A very nice fruit beer.
I wouldn't say it is a summertime brew since it could be more refreshing/crisp, but damn tasty none-the-less.

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Lexluthor33
3.69/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours clear orange hue with small head and small lace.
The aroma is of apricots,spices and fruits.
The taste is sweet,fruity,low hops,citrus notes and the obvious Apricot taste. The feel was smooth,clean and only slightly bitter. with some good carbonation to make this a very good summer brew.

Notes: My female friends ordered this and I am not ashamed to say I liked this selection as it was pretty o.k.
Fruit beers are not my favorite style ,yet this was something brewed right.

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Photo of NJBeer265
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Rifugium
2.33/5  rDev -33.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

First had: on tap at Heartland Chophouse, NYC, NY

Meh. It's no Aprihop.
Pours a cloudy copper with a thin white head. Light toasted malts in the nose, with a hint of apricot. Taste has a fair balance of light, smooth malts, and crisp citrus hops, with clean apricots along for the ride. Flavorful, but too light to be truly enjoyable. Light mouthfeel, thin, moderately refreshing and drinkable if you're in the mood for such a beer.

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Photo of maddogruss
2.93/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Got a pint of this from the brewery.

A: Pours a golden, hazy body with a white head with low retention and some lacing.

S: A sweet apricot smell that controlled everything else.

T: A watered down, apricot taste with some malts evident in the aftertaste. A slight bitterness, but it did well to balance the beer. Overall taste seemed a bit funky.

M: A thin and light taste that was fairly refreshing. Decent for a summer beer.

D: Ok drinkability over all. Decent mouthfeel and taste, but nothing too overly impressive. Worth a shot.

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Photo of smcolw
3.93/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark golden color that has either a chill haze or yeasty cloud.

The aroma is very neutral--I cannot detect any discernible apricot.

The flavor is surprisingly good, given the boring and light aroma. Nice tastes of apricots and malt. Very little hop bitterness, but the swallow is sour, giving it a lambic feel. Moderate body, this is also highly carbonated.

I like this beer: it's refreshing, a bit strange, sour and very quaffable.

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Photo of Gavage
3.37/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Lightly hazy and orange in color with a thin head that sported large bubbles. No lacing develops. The carbonation levels seemed slightly low. The aroma is pleasant as apricot is lightly detectable. The flavor is of apricots and orange, mild malt, and a hint of bitterness. Light to medium in body and has smooth mouthfeel with a short apricot finish. This needed a little more carbonation to make it crisper in the mouthfeel, which is nice for a summertime brew.

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Photo of Brianmerrilyn
4.05/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into pint glass at Radio City branch. The menu says it's an American Wheat Ale.

A- Poured an clouldy murky dark orange with a almost no head, minor lacing with decent retention to the last quaff.

S- The name don't lie my friend, this is a fruit beer with apricots, and some yeast, and dry malts.

T- Followed the nose at first with the sweet apricot, but then this one got very interesting. The yeast from the wheat came in afterward melded with malts and citus spices for an excellent mouthful. Not as sweet as the only other apricot ale I've had, Magic Hat #9. The more I drank this, the more of the wheat I could taste. A perfect pairing in my pallets opinion.

M- Medium/heavy with smooth start and finish with some zesty bite at the end. Good balance of flavors from the carbonation which did not fade away.

D-Beyond easy. A great beer and worlds apart from the 2007 creation. Not sure how long the wheat has been part of it, but adds to the fruit immeasurably. The apricot is about 65% of this beer with the yeast, malts and spices pushing to get some attention.

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Photo of qcghost
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of ThurstonHowell3
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of jimbotrost
3.76/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted as part of a 8 beer flite. This was presented as a summer seasonal.

The pour was hazy orange to copperish in color. The nose was neutral and did not tip you off to the very sweet flavor which was to follow. The flavor dried up nicely, not strupy as one would expect. The finish was very crisp. A very nice fruit beer even if that is not your thing.

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Photo of ATPete
4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Heartland Brewery, 43rd

A- Pours an orange/brown color with a small sticky white head.

S- Fresh apricot, light toasted malt.

T- Great balance, semi-sweet malts, some bright citrus/hop presence. The apricot is very detectable and really adds good character to the brew.

M- Medium/light body, good lively carbonation.

D- Great summer brew, this one really hit the spot.

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Photo of Pjev11
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of MuddyFeet
3.42/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured with no head and was a dingy brown in color. As I drank it little to no lace formed around the glass. As the name suggests, it is an apricot-fruity by the taste, but the apricot is stronger with the aroma. The finish is more of a sweety, hoppy taste, I prefer my beer to be slightly more bitter.The carobonation was slightly odd, kind of fizzy.

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4/5  rDev +14%

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of zestar
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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