Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Audacious Apricot Ale

The last sixpack I bought from Binny's before going back to school. Fortunately for some reason it had both hefe and apricot in it? As I was about to finish them all off, and as I was halfway down into the glass for this one I realized i hadn't rated it yet! Luckily there was enough to review.

Appearance: Clean golden orange (I left the dreggs in the bottle). Some carbonation present, but still a haze shrouds total clarity. There isn't any head aside from the white foam ring lining the glass.
Aroma: Sweet and tart. There is a cirtusy fruitiness about it, which should be quite obvious. I find that the tartness and aroma of this beer reminds me of a fruity tropical drink. Strong green apple and apricots.
Taste: Taste is exactly what the aroma presents. A huge sourness that rounds itself into the finish. What starts sweet, not malty, but perhaps more wheaty, but nevertheless plain basic sweet. The carbonation then hits and the tart fruit flavors emerge and define itself. From there the sourness cleans out the mouth and leaves little for an aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: Very crisp and light in body. The carbonation is high making it have a strong bite to the tongue that encourages the sourness. Carbonation makes it bite, but then foams up making one think the body is bigger than it really is.
Overall Impression: A girly drink in the least. It accomplishes the apricot flavor, but to the extreme, near lambic/kreik sourness. Not much complexity to it under the apricots. Even the label hints towards more of an alternative drink than a beer.


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