Monteiths brewing co. apricot wheat beer


image“When our West Coast brewery was recently upgraded no one was more excited than our Brewers. Day and night they explored, exploded and tested new brews. Like bees to a honey pot it was tough to keep them away. The result of their hard work and boyish enthusiasm was a surprisingly large power bill and the introduction of the Brewer’s Series”.

Served in a weizen glass. Pours a cloudy yellow with a compacted white head which peels off quite quickly and settles to a halo. On the nose you could almost be fooled into thinking you had just cracked open a vodka cruiser with the sweet, sugary fruitiness being lifted out of the glass. Once we get through the artificial sweetness we get wafts of chewy apricot, wheat malts and dough coming through. In the mouth it’s light and smooth with moderate carbonation. Following on from the aroma is a burst of artificial fruity sweetness on the front palate that eventually mellows and leaves a firm suggestion of apricot in the mid. Some citrus fruits and a hint of wheat malts develop late and bridge on to the sweet, fruity finish. 5% ABV. We quite enjoyed the first half of this beer but once we neared the end the cloying sweetness became too much. One of the bottom end beers from this usually top notch brewers series.