Friday, December 6, 2013

Back in America & Otto's Apricot Wheat

I have been back in the US for almost 2 weeks and the temperature in Texas has ranged from 20s to 80s and back. I have been busy with Army re-integration classes and medical screenings, befriending Luna, assessing my motorcycle purchase, as well as just trying to relax with Sarah and visiting family.

It's quite nice to not be at work for a few hours.

Otto's Apricot Wheat
Today's beer review is made possible by my fantastic mother, who drove all the way to Texas with a case of Happy Valley's finest fruit beer.

Otto's Apricot Wheat is quite possibly their most successful brew. This is anecdotal, but I feel like most restaurants that carry local beer have it, often on-tap. It pours crisp, clear amber with a lasting, thin head. The apricot flavoring is subtle and more refined than you might imagine. Overall, it's a sweet beer that manages to avoid the saccharine pitfalls of other fruit-beers. With the inviting flavor and 4.8% ABV it's easy to put away several. It was nice to have a taste of home when I arrived back in Texas, so thanks again Mom for making it happen.