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Pyramid Apricot Ale - Pyramid Breweries, Inc.

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Pyramid Apricot AlePyramid Apricot Ale

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956 Ratings
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Ratings: 956
Reviews: 459
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 17.84%
Wants: 19
Gots: 49 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pyramid Breweries, Inc. visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Originally named Apricot Weizen

(Beer added by: DESTRO on 09-05-2005)
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Reviews by TruePerception:
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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

TruePerception, Aug 30, 2013
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Photo of oberon
3.53/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a yellow/orange color with very little head to speak of,the aroma is very up front of apricots or apricot puree.The taste is also very apricot like with a slight wheaty taste in the finish.A little light in the body but also very drinkable.Iam not a big fan of these kind of beers but it was worth trying.

oberon, Aug 17, 2003
Photo of Turbo
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Turbo, Nov 10, 2012
Photo of tectactoe
2.11/5  rDev -38.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Pours a slightly off-orange color, very nearly the color of an apricot, ironically enough. Hazy, almost fully opaque, and topped with a wispy white head that doesn't stick around for very long. The smell is certainly not the best; a very artificial and forced apricot aroma makes its way to my nostrils and immediately I can tell this beer is probably not going to be great. The smell is very chalky, medicinal, and contrived. Oh boy. The beer finally hits my palate and you get this ever-so-slight taste of an almost tart apricot with some sweet, pale malty sugar, but before you have time to appreciate it - it's gone. Before long, your palate is engulfed with an artificial tasting mess. Medicinal flavors abound, metallic notes - yuck. That chalky, astringent aroma comes up full force in the flavor and makes the aftertaste almost unbearable. After taking a healthy sip, it tastes like you just got done chewing a Flintstone's vitamin. Musky, chalky, and not very sweet at all. Thin and watery mouth feel doesn't do much to help the cause, either.

Blech. I love apricots, but this beer is far from it. The aftertaste is very near the point of being downright nasty, and the beer really has no redeeming qualities. Stay away from this one.

tectactoe, Jan 21, 2013
Photo of JudgeRoughneck
3.13/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

This is an orangish beer with a thin brittle white head that basically smells like peach air-freshener. The taste is a light, but nonetheless artificial tasting candy (reminds me of jolly ranchers!) peach, apricot flavor that overwhelms any discernable malt flavors. Very floral hops enhance the trick nicely and a hint of yeast in the finish makes a futile attempt to dry things. This beer is a bit artificial tasting for me but the fact that I tasted both hops and yeast in it impressed me somewhat. Lifting carbonation is pleasant. Cloying qualities kept me from wanting more. Some people love this stuff. You should try it once.

JudgeRoughneck, Apr 06, 2006
Photo of orbitalr0x
3.55/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to my dad for tossing this one my way. Best by 030806 lasered on the neck. Pours from the stubby brown bottle a nice somewhat bright cloudy orange with a big two finger head of white foam atop the brew. The head lingers and leaves sticky lace across the glass. Aromas initially reek like opening a bag of freshly cut or dried apricots. There's an underlying grainy, wheat husk aroma as well. You'll have to like apricots to appreciate the nose here!

First sip brings some pale, wheat grain maltiness that is a little bit grating. The fresh apricot flows through with a sweet/tart fashion across the tongue. Finishes with a lingering apricot flavor that's quite nice and not at all artificial. Hints of yeast poke in and out as well. A tasty fruit beer if I say so myself.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a subtle creaminess and plenty of carbonation...quite refreshing really. I could see this going great on a hot summer day, it reminds me of O'Fallon Wheach. Worth looking into if you're a fan of fruit beers, apricots or both. Unfiltered as well!

orbitalr0x, Nov 30, 2005
Photo of acelightning80
3.25/5  rDev -5%

acelightning80, Mar 25, 2012
Photo of chOAKbarrell
1.6/5  rDev -53.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Orangish apricot color with a very minimal head that quickly dies away. Looks okay, but looks are (extremely) decieving.

Sicky-sweet artificial nose. Ugh. I do not look forward to the taste.

Difficult to drink. Somewhat sour, very artificial fruitiness. Not as bad as the scent, but not fun to drink.

Nasty, foul aftertaste that will not go away until you have a different beer, or eat something.

Drinkability? Total drain pour. I give the drinkability rating a little leeway, because I think I am drinking an outdated (possibly oxidized?) bottle. The bottling date on the label is blurred, so I do not know how old this is.

chOAKbarrell, Jan 27, 2006
Photo of JasonA
3.45/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a medium apricot (who would have thought) with little to no head. Virtually no carbonation, no fizzle, no lacing.

Smells a hearty apricot (who would have thought).

Carbonation and alcohol initial, non-sweet apricot. Very nice that it didnt end up syrupy. Dry, yet appealing. Doesnt taste like it smells.

This beer gets pluses for staying true to what it was trying to accomplish. I think the appearence could use some help though. Overall I think its nicely complex for being a simply apricot beer.

JasonA, Jan 01, 2007
Photo of danthehopslamman
3.25/5  rDev -5%

danthehopslamman, Aug 15, 2012
Photo of heddar33
3/5  rDev -12.3%

heddar33, Apr 08, 2014
Photo of shapudding
4.28/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served up in a stubby pilsner and poured a golden wheat color with heavy carbination. Very light head reduced to a light ring. Heavy fresh apricot scent- WOW! Tastes of frest fruits and of apricot nectar, but not too sweet. The flavor stays with you. Yeah, it is kind of girly sounding and may scare of alot of the guys, but if you buck up and try it, you may find that you actually like it. If you are one for the fruit beers it could work as a nice session beer.

shapudding, May 31, 2004
Photo of SmellsofMahagony
2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

SmellsofMahagony, Apr 10, 2013
Photo of TimoP
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

TimoP, Dec 31, 2012
Photo of Beerswag
3/5  rDev -12.3%

Beerswag, Mar 11, 2013
Photo of anjah
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

anjah, Feb 17, 2013
Photo of merlin48
3.43/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz dark bottle says "Enjoy by 12/12/03". Pours a murky golden color into the glass. Head quickly leaves. Aroma of fresh apricots is very pronounced. Mouthful is very well balanced between apricots and carbonation. Some hoppy tingles as well. No lacing on the glass. This is a very good tasting wheat beer that matches well with the fresh apricot dominance. Not at all syrupy or cloying. Don't bother with this one if you don't like apricots. The hops continue to tingle the tongue to the very end. Clear finish and pleasant aftertaste. Feels light like a summer weiss. Very drinkable. This would be an excellent summer ale.

merlin48, Nov 14, 2003
Photo of tigg924
3.7/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: hazy, huge head, apricot color

Smell: apricots and cream

Taste: apricots, cream, and a small bit of hops

Mouthfeel: smooth, light bodied, medium/high carbonation, sweet

Drinkability: Excellent apricot flavor. This is sweet without being overly sweet and a nice fruit beer. I could have three of these, but a six would be a bit much.

tigg924, Oct 29, 2009
Photo of steelshell
4/5  rDev +17%

steelshell, Jun 16, 2013
Photo of Jovo
4.25/5  rDev +24.3%

Jovo, Aug 01, 2012
Photo of Mora2000
3/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The beer pours a clear yellow color with a white head. The aroma is heavy on the wheat with some apricots. Somewhat one-dimensional and not that impressive. The flavor is is more of the same. Other than apricots and wheat there is nothing else going on. I guess that is what you get from a beer named Apricot Ale. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Mora2000, Aug 04, 2011
Photo of mattster
3.2/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Opened 12 fl oz bottle, poured into a Weizen glass.

Formed large foamy head of 3". dies down to nice hazy light golden/amber hazy brew.

Smell, of course, is Apricot. A tad bit fruitier than I normally like, but not bad. Some wheat and malt. Good finish, OK beer.

mattster, Jan 10, 2008
Photo of cbradio
2/5  rDev -41.5%

cbradio, Jan 29, 2014
Photo of OldFrothingSlosh
3.6/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz. amber bottle with a best by date of 11/25/04. This was a purchase by the wife-type unit during our recent (rain-soaked) vacation to North Carolina.

Pours a clear and bright golden-orange in color. Fizzy layer of dying white head clings to the glass. Aromas are pronounced apricots, maybe with a spoonful of sugar on them. Not much else, but the smell sure didn't need it. Very nice. Flavor is also loaded with apricots, with a bready/doughy finish to it. There's barely any bitterness to this beer. Apricots remain on the palate long after the finish. Decent mouthfeel and drinkability. Great summer beer.

OldFrothingSlosh, Oct 02, 2004
Photo of seymourcox
4.61/5  rDev +34.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I first had this beer when one of my nephews and I did a tasting of about 14 beers. It was the only one we both liked. I loved it and he said "this would be great on a hot day" (which, in NC, is common).

This beer looks beautiful. It's sudsy and peachy colored. In a sense, it doesn't look real. It looks like a high dollar TV ad that has been heavily doctored up.

The taste is great. It's as peachy as it is apricot...y(?). And, as my nephew suggested, it is exactly the type of beer you'd want to drink 12-15 of on a beautiful summer day after frolicking in the outdoors.

For some, it might get too peachy after a while. It also might be a little too carbonated for some (it feels a little like Mountain Dew, at times). It's really purely subjective if either is too much, or just right for you.

seymourcox, May 27, 2014
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Pyramid Apricot Ale from Pyramid Breweries, Inc.
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