Bolero Snort Mooleta

Tonight’s beer is another Jersey selection. Let’s see how it was.

ABV: 8.1%

Style: American Double/Imperial IPA

Trivia: According to wikipedia.com, “The origin of the apricot is disputed and unsettled. It was known in Armenia during ancient times, and has been cultivated there for so long that it is often thought to have originated there. Its scientific name Prunus armeniaca (Armenian plum) derives from that assumption. For example, the Belgian arborist baron de Poerderlé, writing in the 1770s, asserted, ‘Cet arbre tire son nom de l’Arménie, province d’Asie, d’où il est originaire et d’où il fut porté en Europe …’ (‘this tree takes its name from Armenia, province of Asia, where it is native, and whence it was brought to Europe …’). An archaeological excavation at Garni in Armenia found apricot seeds in a Chalcolithic-era site. Despite the great number of varieties of apricots that are grown in Armenia today (about 50), according to the Soviet botanist Nikolai Vavilov, its center of origin would be the Chinese region, where the domestication of the apricot would have taken place. Other sources say that the apricot was first cultivated in India in about 3000 BC. Its introduction to Greece is attributed to Alexander the Great. Subsequent sources were often confused about the origin of the species. John Claudius Loudon (1838) believed it had a wide native range including Armenia, the Caucasus, the Himalayas, China, and Japan.”

Random: Fresh apricots are one of my favorite things, although they’re hard to find.

The beer poured with a two finger, white head. It dissipated at a moderate pace and left a decent amount of lacing on the glass. The body was a cloudy orange color with a touch of pink. Due to the haziness, I could not see any carbonation. The nose was filled with tangerine, apricot and cantaloupe. There was a touch of alcohol apparent as well. The taste started with the expected tangerine and apricot. It had a candy note and a white sugar sweetness as well, that was not my favorite. The melon note was not very apparent. There was a touch of grain as well. The body was on the thicker side with a touch of alcohol, but there was enough carbonation to wash it away really quickly. The finish was fruity and quick. I enjoyed this beer and would have it again, due to my love of apricot.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0

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