On the docket: 16 oz. can of St. Ambroise Apricot Wheat
Poured into: Innis & Gunn craft glass
S: Amber-orange with a crystal hue. A off-white head that forms, fluffy and tall but sinks after a minute. A small cap sticks around. Lazy bubbles climb to the top.
A: The biggest portion of the aroma comes from the bright apricot aroma. Also present is a subtle tartness from the wheat, plus a hint of fruit and herbal notes from the Willamette and Golding hops. Straightforward and pleasing in its simplicity.
T: Apricot fruit up front, and an initial sweetness. By mid-palate though, it starts to dry out. Similar to the aroma, there’s a slight tartness imparted by the wheat. This is by no means sour, just an added layer of complexity. Certainly on the malty side of the spectrum. However, there is a dryness to the finish (give it a minute to develop).
F: Medium-light body, Gentle, smooth carbonation.
O: Pleasant, simple, refreshing fruit beer that isn’t brash and citrusy. Fans of peach and nectarine flavored beers may also enjoy this one.
Suggested food pairing: Baby spinach and arugula salad with cracked pepper, thin-cut pork chops with mashed potatoes and applesauce, fruit tart, peach cobbler