Cannery Drupaceous Apricot Wheat Ale

Reviewed by on July 26, 2016 in Summer Guide

The Details

  • Brewery: Cannery Brewing Company

  • Origin: Penticton, BC, CA

  • Rated On: July 26, 2016

  • Best Before: packaged June 20, 2016

  • ABV: 5.0%

  • Ideal Temperature: cold to cool

  • Style: Fruit Ale

  • Rating: GOOD !

The Review

Penticton’s Cannery Brewing make this summer-friendly beer (with wheat and apricots, duh), and have recently(?) renamed it to ‘Drupaceous’, which is a stellar name for this sort of offering.

This 650ml bottle pours a rather hazy, medium golden yellow colour, with two chubby fingers of puffy, rocky, and sudsy off-white head, which leaves some thinly layered cloud form lace around the glass as it slowly fades away.

It smells of sweet n’ fruity apricot, a bit of musty peach, some soft wheaty graininess, white bread, a touch of field honey, and very tame earthy and leafy green hops.  The taste is again replete with a fresh apricot/peach orchard fruitiness, some pleasantly innocuous grainy wheatiness, a hint of lemon peel, more softly sweet honey, and a still rather muted earthy, leafy, and floral hoppiness.  The carbonation is mild, with just a lilting frothiness presiding, the body just on the low side of your typical middleweight, and fruit pithy in its smoothness.  It finishes off-dry, the guys with their names on the building closing up shop.

Overall, Drupaceous Apricot Wheat Ale is a nice, refreshing, well, fruity wheat ale – balanced, and not overly sweet.  I could totally see enjoying a pint or two of this on a sunny patio overlooking the orchards and vineyards of the Okanagan.

Brady White

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