Blue Moon is getting back to their craft beer roots and have been introducing limited releases lately. Among them is their Pacific Apricot Wheat which is made with Washington apricots. We have tackled some of Blue Moon’s recent releases which you can see here.
Pacific Apricot Wheat pours a hazy, golden straw color with a thick, foamy, white head that rose to over two fingers at its height. The head did recede fairly quickly and left a tiny layer on top of the beer. The aroma was pleasant and consisted of apricot and some hints of malt and cereal. Apricot takes the lead on the nose though.
The first sip offered the sugary sweetness of the apricot followed by malt and yeast. The beer has a medium mouthfeel, similar to other Blue Moon offerings. It finishes slightly dry and crisp. The apricot really dominates up front and if you aren’t expecting, or don’t like, sweet beers you will not like this. If you are a fan of that sort of thing you might find this fun and worth giving a try. The glass laces well as you drink thanks to that thin layer of foam that stayed behind.
Overall this is an interesting beer. You have to be a fan of sweet beers to really get into this. However, it is an interesting flavor and would certainly be something to drink on a hot summer day. I don’t know how this beer would make during a session and don’t know if I would recommend having more than a couple in a sitting. It can be an enjoyable beer though in the right setting.