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Pyramid Apricot Ale - Pyramid Breweries, Inc.

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Pyramid Apricot AlePyramid Apricot Ale

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Ratings: 957
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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5/5  rDev +46.2%

Brandtasaurus, Jul 21, 2014
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5/5  rDev +46.2%

JNewbs, Dec 08, 2011
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5/5  rDev +46.2%

JamieLynn81, Sep 10, 2012
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5/5  rDev +46.2%

ucsbmullet, Aug 19, 2012
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5/5  rDev +46.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Apricot colored with a nice white head and good carbonation. Huge fruity apricot aroma. NIce fruity taste with strong, pleasant fruit character compared to many other fruit beers. No unpleasant essence-like aroma or flavors. Light bodied, smooth and refreshing.

If it looks like an apricot, smells like.... Probably the best non-lambic fruit beer I've tried.

Label states "Apricot Flavored Ale" & "Golden Wheat Beer"

Enjoy By: 03/06/03 Tasted: 01/25/03

$1.49/12 oz single

RBorsato, Jan 31, 2003
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5/5  rDev +46.2%

MJW, Jul 31, 2014
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4.97/5  rDev +45.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Even better since it got it's new name, "Audacious Apricot Ale."

...But in all seriousness, one of the most underrated of the category, and most surprisingly enjoyable. Time after time, when it's on tap at festivals/events along with the other 3 styles Pyramid contributes to the tent, this one always has the longest line and is so worth the wait. And, I hear they use the same delicious and all natural essence of apricot as those cooky, crafty Magic Hat brewers....right on.

IBhotterthanU, May 02, 2009
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4.93/5  rDev +44.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Great unfiltered light amber beer. Pours with a very little foam and light wisps of lacing. Has a wonderful apricot taste. It is a little fruity not overwelming but excellent reserves of taste. Very little hop taste its the malt that makes this beer a excellent tasting sitting around enjoyable beer.

Tolnik, Oct 19, 2008
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4.86/5  rDev +42.1%

Jmo3535, Sep 21, 2014
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4.85/5  rDev +41.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Very nice apricot aroma - like fresh juice had been added to the ale. The fruit element is well balanced, lending a softly sweet, fruity note without taking on the candy/soda pop sweetness I seem to find in most fruit flavored ales. A good choice as a pre-meal drink.

Brent, Aug 13, 2001
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4.83/5  rDev +41.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Awesome drink. Buddy and I were at a bar in DC and I saw this as one of the selections , and told him we had to try it. Were both glad we did , it was everything I wasnt expecting , and so much more. And to think I just wanted to try it for the sake of just wanting something out of ordinary and new.

geocooley, Sep 03, 2009
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4.75/5  rDev +38.9%

TWNYC, Feb 04, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +38.9%

richaa01, Mar 16, 2014
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4.65/5  rDev +36%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a nice orange color and somewhat cloudy. Not much head but the high carbonation kept the bubbles coming. The smell is impressive, nothing like I've ever smelled in a beer before, somewhat sweet aroma. The taste is exceptional. You can taste the sweet apricot flavor allthough not as strong as you'd expect in an ale. The mouthfeel is just as good as the taste, if not better. You're left with the nice sweet apricot flavor after each sip. This is a great beer, now one of my favorites. I will definately have this again soon.

DrainBamage, Mar 31, 2003
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4.63/5  rDev +35.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

If you like apricots you will love this brew as it has the most intense taste in that department I have ever encountered. Smell is strong of appricot as is the taste although it does kind of end a bit lighter then I would have hoped, in fact almost watery but the first contact with the tongue is sweet appricot, it goes down with no struggle.

hdofu, Jun 21, 2010
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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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4.55/5  rDev +33%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

It's rare to find a beer this good. Wow, damn,....gnarly... this beer is both refreshing and nourishing feeling. It's got a lively moderate freshness feel. Chatoe Rogue Single Malt Ale is the toppermost of the poppermost, but Pyramid Apricot Ale is its slightly mellower Apricot cousin,... and it's superbly balanced, not too sweet, not too bitter, but lively and fresh. Btw, the bottle and six pack just labels it as 'Pyramid Apricot Ale' unfiltered wheat ale. No mention of 'Audacious' is listed.

Brand, Apr 05, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +31.6%

rhinonau, Nov 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +31.6%

cantfindme, Dec 04, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +31.6%

matjack85, Jan 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +31.6%

Ronan201, Jul 23, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +31.6%

HavasuDG, Nov 14, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +31.6%

Omer4176, Jan 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +31.6%

roadies, Jul 03, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a hazy yellowish color. Thin layer of foam for a head, no real lacing to be seen on my glass.

Smell: Wonderful. There's an aroma of apricots which is not overpowering and not too sweet, there's also a yeasty/bready smell to this which isn't being drowned out by the fruit. This, IMHO, is how a fruit beer should smell.

Taste: The apricot is so well balanced it not only tastes good, but it seems to enhance the underlying wheat beer flavor. Not a lot of hops to be found in the taste, this beer has almost zero bitterness. The sweetness of the fruit is very subdued.

Mouthfeel: Carbonation and flavors mingle very well on the palate. Alcohol is not really noticeable.

Drinkability: Unbelievably good beer. This is a beer that could dethrone my beloved SA cherry wheat as my fave fruit beer. This beer seems to have it all, good fruit taste that isn't just a sugar coated syrup taste, a nice "beer" flavor that is complemented by the fruitiness. Wow.

JackTheRipper, Feb 08, 2004
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Pyramid Apricot Ale from Pyramid Breweries, Inc.
78 out of 100 based on 957 ratings.