Average rating 9.27586206896552 out of 10 ( based on 29 reviews )

Party Favorite!

Review by Douglas W. on 7/12/2008

Pros: This batch turned out great! I wanted a little more heft so I added an extra pound of wheat DME. When I served it at several parties, people preferred this one to many upscale microbrews in the cooler! Flavoring was authentic. Compare to Pyramid's Apricot Weizen.

Cons: Wish I knew a little more about the ingredients...

Apricot Ale

Review by Brian K. on 7/15/2008

Pros: A very fragrant aroma upon pouring the first beer from this batch into the glass had me worried that this was going to be too sweet - however, I was very pleasantly surprised. Not overly sweet at all. A really nice summer beer.

Cons: None. Easy to brew.

a great cooler

Review by john mck on 8/1/2008

Pros: ale is not too heavy, and good to finish the night out at the flying saucer after a couple schneiders.

Cons: saving a bottle for 2 months

Really good

Review by Rich P. on 9/1/2008

Pros: This is the first beer I ever brewed and man, it made me look like a star right from jump. And, because it has become my mother-in-law's favorite beer, my growing investment in brew equipment has never been questioned!

Cons: I don't care for the plastic pouches that hold the malt syrup. I find them messy to use and difficult to get the malt our of...even after "priming" the not-yet-empty pouch with warm wort so as to get every drop. That has been my one hesitation with buying addition Williams' kits. Having said that, I have always found the quality to be top-notch. The Red Ale is another winner!

Apricot Ale

Review by Nathan A. on 1/7/2009

Pros: This was my first crack at brewing. I have made 6 since and I still love this ale. I am experimenting with different extract flavors with this one added during priming, just before bottling. I am making this batch again and I am overwhelmed with the quality of William's products. The hops are so much fresher than 3 other companies that I have tried over the past year and half. Also the directions are by far the easiest to follow of the other kits I have used.

Cons: I agree with other brewers that the malt bags are the only downside. I prefer the malt extract to be in a small plastic jug (which is easier to warm and drain). I don't think the malt extract coming in a bag is a too big of a deal. I think the easy to use boxes and kit directions are far more important and a couple of good squeezes over the pot usually gets 95% of the malt out of the bag.

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