Pyramid Apricot Ale - Pyramid Breweries, Inc.
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3.15/5 rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
This is my review of Pyramid Breweries unfiltered wheat Apricot Ale. I'm not sure if this is the correct title. I purchased this in a six-pack from a grocery store, and it has an orange label.
Having tried several other hefweisen style beers, I would find this comparable to Blue Moon, except that here apricot flavor replaces the citrus hops.
appearance is slightly murky straw yellow, as is classic for wheat beers. Moderate 1/4" foam head, somewhat long-lasting larger bubbles.
the smell is not excessive, barely noticeable, but not obtrusive, either.
taste is not overly pungent. The apricot flavor is not sweet like peaches, but dry, and I found it less bitter than the citrusy hefeweisens, yet similar. There is a slight residual aftertaste of the apricot, and I wish it didn't seem quite so artificial. Yet it's relatively complimentary, and not excessive, like a raspberry flavored beer and definitely nothing as sweet as a soda-like lambic. Yet somewhat ordinary construction.
Average mouthfeel for a hefeweissen...a little cloudier than a bud, but not rich and creamy like a stout...moderate to prickly carbonation.
To me the drinkability was hindered by the predominence of the apricot aftertaste, which though dry, prevented resonance of hops and seemed a bit artificial. Quaffable, forgettable...but something a little different.
Serving type: bottle
10-21-2010 21:52:06 | More by katybee
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