Cannery Drupaceous Apricot Wheat Ale
Reviewed by Brady White on July 26, 2016 in Summer Guide
- 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 !
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.