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Pyramid Apricot Ale - Pyramid Breweries, Inc.

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Pyramid Apricot AlePyramid Apricot Ale

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897 Ratings
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Ratings: 897
Reviews: 456
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 17.54%
Wants: 16
Gots: 36 | FT: 0
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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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katybee

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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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Pyramid Apricot Ale from Pyramid Breweries, Inc.
78 out of 100 based on 897 ratings.