Style: Fruited Blonde Ale

ABV: 5.1 IBU: 17.0

Aroma: 11
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 19
Mouthfeel: 4

Dry Dock Apricot Blonde

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What the brewers say

“A misty golden blonde ale fermented with shiploads of fruit. A crisp clean finish and just enough apricot to make this a favorite. Combine with sunshine and friends for full effect.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Strong rich apricot aroma, reminiscent of apricot nectar. Very subtle floral hops in the background. Almost like a fruit cocktail. Sweet.”

Flavor: “Apricot-dominant. Distinct apricot flavors that incorporate aspects of both flesh and skin. Slight floral and perfumy hops flavors help cut through some of the fruit sweetness, without lowering the overall impact of the fruit. Fruit notes are slightly acidic and crisp. More ‘beer’ character emerges in the flavor, so it’s not all fruit. Pretty well-balanced. Slightly tart finish.”

Overall: “Fairly well-balanced beer that integrates the apricot well into the base beer. Nice apricot flavor and well-balanced in the finish. For such an intensely fruit-forward beer, it still manages to convey an endearing beer character that keeps it from being alcoholic fruit punch.”

What our editors thought



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