Garage Brewing Co Apricot Wit
Brewed by: Garage Brewing Co
Beer Classification and Specs
- Style: Belgian
- Variation: Wit (Wheat), Fruit (Apricot)
- Seasonal: No
- ABV: 4.7%
- IBU: 16
Notes: Won Silver Medal at 2015 San Diego International Beer Festival
Brewer’s Notes and Ingredients
We believe in making our fresh craft beer from the finest ingredients. And guess what? It’s really good. This Garage version of a traditional Belgian wheat beer is light, unfiltered, and make you feel like you’re driving through an apricot orchard in full bloom.
Additional: Belgian yeast, apricots, and coriander.
More Garage Brewing Co Apricot Wit Images
Artwork: Follows the Garage Brewing Co. brand label template, using bright orange font for “Wit.”
Color: Hazy, light golden to apricot in color.
Aroma: Mild apricot.
Arrived in: 22oz. Bottle
Served in: International Glass
We first discovered Garage Brewing Company thanks to their excellent dessert beer, Marshmallow Stout. From there we branched out and tried more offerings like Mango Hefeweizen, Chile IPA, and Double IPA — which have all been top-notch as well.
After Apricot Wit snagged a silver medal at San Diego International Beer Festival, we wanted to review it. Like we’re beer competition judges or something…
It may look like a rookie pour job in the image gallery, but this beer was so eruptive! After noticing the bottled “April 2015” date on the label, the Belgian yeast strain must have been doing some extra work (bottle conditioning) in those 5 months.
Apricot Wit’s tall, dish soapy head eventually died down, leaving behind a small, pure white covering. The ale itself was quite cloudy in appearance from the wheat and fruit, but you could see a barrage of fast-paced bubbles along the side of the glass if you really stared up close.
Garage Apricot Wit offered up a medium-light body, that sharpened up from its sparkling effervescence. It was quite refreshing in that regard, along with its delicious apricot flavor. Not too long ago we tried an apricot IPA, and the hops and fruit didn’t really work that great together.
In this wheat beer’s case, the apricot melded perfectly with its slightly funky Belgian base. Apricot Wit was not a sour beer, but it definitely featured a mild tartness. Up front, an easy-going sour funk grabbed our attention, followed by the sweet finish of apricot and bubble-gummy yeast.
On one hand you could argue Apricot Wit packed just enough apricot flavor blended with the traditional Belgian wit beer, or you could also get greedy and say it needed more! Either way, its flavors were as advertised, with a pleasing balance of apricot and esthery Belgian yeast.
We could easily see how Garage Brewing Co Apricot Wit took home an award at SDIBF. It was an ideal spring / summertime beer with its cheerful tanginess, and drinkability.
Final Score: 4/5
Garage Brewing Co Apricot Wit was a well-crafted ale that put a refreshing spin on the classic wit beer. Garage’s creative choice in stonefruit paired perfectly with the Belgian yeast.