Nebraska Apricot Au Poivre Saison – Reserve Series Aged In Chardonnay Barrels

While the other half and I were at The Foodery, I saw a bomber of this just hanging out on a shelf. I’ve never had anything from their “Reserve Series,” so I was interested on seeing how this one was. I also enjoy beers that use apricots as adjuncts, so let’s pop it open.

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ABV: 6.8%

Style: Saison/Farmhouse Ale

Trivia: According to beerpulse.com, “Our Apricot au Poivre Saison is a Belgian-style Saison created with Apricot puree, lightly spiced with Black Pepper and ages for six months n third use French Oak Chardonnay barrels. The delicate flavors and aromas of oak, apricot, chardonnay, and pepper intertwine and create a flavor profile that is simultaneously complex and delightful. If you’ve had our other Reserve Series beers, you’ll know that each is amazing in it’s own way, they only come out once in a blue moon and they all disappear quickly.”

Random: The meow ate a moth last night. It’s one of the grosser things he does.

This beer poured with a huge three to four finger head that dissipated slowly and left lots of lacing on the glass. The body was a really cloudy orange color with high carbonation visible as well. The nose had notes of Belgian yeast, oak, a bit of funk and some peppercorns in the background. There was apricot present as well. The taste had apricot and a bit of funky tartness with lemon zest. Belgian yeast and oak were present as well. I also noticed some peppercorns and clove as well. It had a medium body with high carbonation. The finish was quick and fruity with apricot and a touch of oak. I thought that this beer was really enjoyable, my only qualm with it was that it was quite expensive for what it was. Despite that, I would consider buying it again.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0

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