Pyramid Apricot Ale - Pyramid Breweries, Inc.
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2.05/5 rDev -40.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
The pour is a rather orange hue that appears to be much more opaque than I was initially expecting. It is not as though there is a haziness to the beer, rather, it almost looks as though there is a certain thickness to the beer that I was not originally expecting. Not a lot of carbonation within the pour and there is less than a one finger rather bright white head that works its way to the top of the glass.
What is probably most distracting and unappealing with this offering is the smell. Rather than maintaining a pleasant apricot smell what this beer brings to the table is a nose that is simply too overpowering and one cannot help but imagine cracking open a jar of Gerber Apricot baby food within the nose. The smell immediately gives the impression that this beer is going more for the fake apricot offering than anything else. If there is supposed to be some wheat at work here with this beer it certainly cannot be picked up within the nose.
Unfortunately the fakeness that is observed within the nose also comes through the in the taste as well. Though you cannot say you did not know what you were getting yourself into when you selected an apricot ale, the down side to this offering is the taste that focuses more on quantity than quality. It is hard to really pick much out of the taste in terms of what the brewer brings to the beer since the overpowering and syrupy apricot taste simply cannot be worked around. There really needs to be more of an emphasis on the beer here as what is present in this offering is more of an alcoholic soda than anything worthwhile to speak of in terms of beer.
The mouthfeel also maintains that same unimpressive characteristic and the syrup sort of consistency that you could taste in the offering really coats the palate in a less than ideal way. One cannot help but think as the mouthfeel is noted that there is a certain microbrew quality that is lacking with the Audacious Apricot Ale and instead what it seems like is that this could be a rather paltry macro offering instead.
The Audacious Apricot Ale maintains an ABV of 5.1% and given all of the overwhelming apricot that is present both in the smell as well as the taste it is quite muted. Though it might have been in theory crafted to be a good session beer ideal for the summer time, I cannot think of one reason as to why I would ever go back to this beer again.
Serving type: bottle
09-04-2009 17:06:19 | More by Bounty628
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