Apricot Ale has a light malt flavor accented with English hops and the unique fruity flavor of apricot. Not as cloyingly sweet as some fruit beers, because apricot flavor has a bit more definition than say blackberry, which gives this beer a greater depth of flavor than most fruit beers. A great beer for Summer brewing and drinking. Alcohol: 3.8%, IBUs 28. Includes 6 lbs. of our blended malt extract, English Golding hops, natural apricot flavor, 125 ml of liquid ale yeast, and corn sugar for carbonation. Makes 5 gallons of ale with a starting gravity of at least 1.040. Ease of Brewing: Beginner
This shows our Apricot Ale after 4 weeks in the bottle.
Aug 26, 2018 by PC
Q: I am splitting this kit into 3 gallons to keg and 2 gallons to bottle. How much priming sugar is needed for the split going into the keg?
A: 2 1/2 ounces by weight should be good for the 3 gallons in the keg.
I have brewed this beer a number of times and it's always a crowd favorite. The apricot flavor is distinct but not overpowering with a nice crisp finish.
Got better with time
This is a very simple brew and one of the most satisfying I have made to date. The longer I wait to drink the beer the more subtle and fabulous the apricot flavor is. It is truly a part of the beer. It doesn't taste like syrup added to beer for flavor...but rather an essential part of the brew. Great color and has very little aftertaste. I will likely get this one again.
Very good apricot flavor
Im still a novice brewer, this apricot ale is the 3rd batch ive brewed and it came out fantastic!!!! really light, crisp beer with delicious apricot flavor. will be brewing this again!
very good taste, but go light on the included corn sugar
Very nice taste but I'd suggest use just half of the corn sugar they send (for carbonation once it's bottled). When we used the whole package (on a couple kits), we had beer that was way too carbonated. (Foamed up when we opened the bottle, formed mostly "head" when poured, etc.) Otherwise great.
We brewed this with both apricot and also substituted peach and vanilla flavors by adding the flavoring to each bottle. It worked out well for all three flavors including a mix of vanilla and peach. If you're into fruit beers it is a good base to add flavors. But the basic apricot is good too. Not overwhelming like store-bought raspberry ale, for example.