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Pyramid Apricot Ale - Pyramid Breweries, Inc.

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Pyramid Apricot AlePyramid Apricot Ale

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78
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924 Ratings
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Ratings: 924
Reviews: 456
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 17.84%
Wants: 18
Gots: 46 | 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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Jamstone714

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +24.3%

07-02-2012 04:20:29 | More by Jamstone714
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APB

Nebraska

4.25/5  rDev +24.3%

08-15-2013 23:39:04 | More by APB
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Nihilistkid

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +24.3%

04-13-2012 04:16:36 | More by Nihilistkid
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michele97394

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +24.3%

10-07-2012 01:16:15 | More by michele97394
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Donkster46

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +24.3%

08-05-2014 02:19:47 | More by Donkster46
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forestkcary

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +24.3%

07-18-2013 19:48:41 | More by forestkcary
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Sbjeff

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +24.3%

06-24-2014 02:26:25 | More by Sbjeff
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mac8113

California

4.25/5  rDev +24.3%

06-25-2014 01:20:57 | More by mac8113
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Dhelmet256

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +24.3%

11-10-2012 00:19:39 | More by Dhelmet256
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Irrationalist

California

4.25/5  rDev +24.3%

05-07-2012 04:49:20 | More by Irrationalist
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RedDeath987

California

4.25/5  rDev +24.3%

05-10-2012 05:02:56 | More by RedDeath987
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ssjkyle

Nebraska

4.25/5  rDev +24.3%

07-14-2012 22:31:57 | More by ssjkyle
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LordVodka

California

4.25/5  rDev +24.3%

10-09-2013 01:46:53 | More by LordVodka
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ThaHealer

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +24.3%

07-04-2014 21:15:09 | More by ThaHealer
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RickS95

Indiana

4.22/5  rDev +23.4%

I was scared about this beer. It turns out I had nothing to worry about.

The beer pours a small, white head. Cloudy, unfiltered apricot in color. Obvious smell of apricots, but other fruits seemed present as well, strawberry maybe???

At best, only slight lacing. Very clean in mouth, almost like a fruit juice, not a beer with 5ish% alcohol.

In the finish, you notice the hops, but it's nicely balance with the fruity sweetness.

Not something I'd want to drink a 6-pack of, but a great after dinner beer.

10-25-2008 16:40:35 | More by RickS95
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plaztikjezuz

Michigan

4.22/5  rDev +23.4%

bought a bottle at world market in lansing, michigan. ($1.49 12 oz.)
pours a hazy straw with a orange hue, nice head that had a orange hue.
the aroma is full on apricot, sweet.
the flavor is apricot not to over powering, spice, wheat, hint of hops.
i really like this beer, i'm not a usual fan of "fruit beers" but this one is done right. even and balanced.

06-02-2006 04:52:21 | More by plaztikjezuz
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dsa7783

New Jersey

4.2/5  rDev +22.8%

Single, short, stout 12-ounce bottle purchased from State Line Liquors in Maryland...
Pours a very hazy, cloudy, murky, dark-yellow hue with no head at all and very little lacing around the edge of the glass...
Strong aroma rendolent of wheat and fresh apricots...
In terms of taste, you can't get much more authentic apricot flavor - even more so than Magic Hat #9... The apricot taste literally bursts through...
Good mouthfeel along with a nice level of drinkability due to the low ABV and lack of cloying flavors...
Recommended as an excellent depiction of a fruit / vegetable beer...

06-21-2008 16:11:58 | More by dsa7783
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brewdlyhooked13

Ohio

4.2/5  rDev +22.8%

Appearance - looks like diluted orange juice. A thin steady cap of white rests above. Not much of a lacer.

Aroma - the top half pours with a total apricot scent. With the sediment swirled and added, the smell is less sweet but fuller. The yeast gives it a breadier, bigger smell.

Taste - apricot right away, no surprise there. Good citrusy presence without being overly fruity or sweet. The grain is a bystander but what comes through doesn't detract. Ends lightly tart, even and dry.

Mouthfeel - smooth stuff, crisply carbonated.

Drinkability - disappears fast. Fruity, foofy, but easy to drink during the hot summer I reckon.

01-30-2008 02:00:40 | More by brewdlyhooked13
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EnojysAnyBeer

Colorado

4.2/5  rDev +22.8%

A- Hazy translucent apricot colored body with an OK head.

S- GREAT apricot smell. Like smashing a fresh apricot into your nose

T- Really noticeable apricot but a nice definitive wheat backbone. I could go for some more hops but the citric-flavored American hopping goes well with the apricot

M- I love the feel of unfiltered brews; and this is truly one of them. Sorta fizzy carbonation detracts from my enjoyment

D- Aside from the soda-pop-like carbonation, this drinks pretty well. The apricot doesn't get in the way when you pound it

12-29-2008 01:34:27 | More by EnojysAnyBeer
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BeerWithMike

Nebraska

4.19/5  rDev +22.5%

Last sampled back on 11/4/13 as I had this a few times in the past 2 years. Chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured into a pilsner glass.

Pours a hazy golden orange in color and really doesn't head a head at all. Some very light spotty lacing was seen but not much. Perfect carbonation. When first opened the aroma of fresh apricots hits your nose right up front with some wheat. Very nice! The taste was even better with just the right sweetness with good wheat to balance out the flavor. No bad aftertaste and goes down very easy. Available year around.

11-08-2013 22:05:56 | More by BeerWithMike
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jmalex

Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev +22.2%

I love apricot. I mean, I LOVE it. So perhaps I'm a bit biased when I say that this is one of my favorite beers to chill out and drink. But how it stacks up against my reviewing critique, we'll see.

APPEARANCE: Poured into my new Sam Adams glass with a swirl of the yeast sediment (I prefer it this way). The head starts small and drops to next to nothing, though the glass keeps a constant cascade of bubbles coming to the surface. The beer itself is a hazy orange color that seems perfectly appropriate.

SMELL: The smell is of, what else, apricot. Tons and tons of it. Some may find it cloying. Some may say it's way over the top. I think it's fantastic. In the background, a yeasty breadiness is detectable as is some sweet malt.

TASTE: The taste is fruity up front, though not specifically apricot. Some citrus is in there as well. A bit of a bitterness comes on, perhaps from a hop presence or from a tartness of the fruit and wheat combo. The finish is where the apricot shines, and it's at a perfect level.

MOUTHFEEL: Body is medium light and very smooth. Carbonation level is on the low end, and could be higher to make this a more refreshing beer.

DRINKABILITY: Excellent. It's a snack and a beer in one and is incredibly sessionable. And it's perfect for any time of year - light and refreshing in the summer and smooth and dessert-like for the cold weather.

Ok, so it's not the most finely crafted and complex beer, but it's the best fruit beer I've ever had... even if it is made with extract. I'll buying this every spring as soon as I see it on the shelves.

07-31-2007 00:59:40 | More by jmalex
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Chaz33187

California

4.18/5  rDev +22.2%

a- murky bubbly orangey glow
s- very much a light beer smell, but a definite smell of apricot
t- so darn tast, so crisp and bubbly, a strong and distinct apricot tast accompanied by a super friendly smack of wheaty taste
m- fairly carbonated but light and great
o- not the most flavorful wheat beer, but definitely one of the lightest smoothest and crispest.

I've had it on draft before and I'd probably a cold one on draft will get a half a point boost in every category.

04-01-2013 20:23:04 | More by Chaz33187
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soulfly967

Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev +22.2%

It poured an orangeish haze into my glass with an off white head. I could smell apricots, but it seemed more like peaches to me. The taste was actually pretty good. Peaches and apricots, not too sweet with a touch of tang. It was pretty good, I would drink this agian.

12-15-2003 18:07:51 | More by soulfly967
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rpgman456

Connecticut

4.18/5  rDev +22.2%

This unusual brew was packaged among nine other American craft brews in a special limited edition 10-pack.

When examining the bottle prior to removing the cap, chunks of apricot are seen swirling around the bottom... much like a freshly brewed batch of lemonade. Beer clearly states that it is not pasteurized; this is done so more flavor is retained during the brewing process.

Smell is of a multitude of different fruits. Apricot is very noticeable, but without a doubt there is a strong presence of pear and/or mango. Although there are fragments of fruit contained in the bottle, pour is smooth with a nice dark coulour. Head is thick in complexion; retention is also longer than expected, and a fairly thick lace remains after the head has fully disappeared. Taste, as expected, is very fruity... possibly too fruity. Many different flavors are present at the same time, so it is a bit overwhelming. Overall this is a nice try for those unfamiliar with the category. This very fragrant beer is probably even better on tap.

04-02-2006 01:43:16 | More by rpgman456
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The-Adjunct-Hippie

South Dakota

4.14/5  rDev +21.1%

Poured into a frosty mug. Hazy amber orange appearance. Head stayed for a little while. Smelled like apricots and sweet malt. Maybe a touch of seltzer. Went down exceptionally smooth. Mouthfeel was buttery and smooth, ended refreshing. Just the right amount of malt and sweetness. Almost everything was right here. Definite apricot. reminds me of apricot candy without being artificial or non-beer like. Great beer on tap!

05-19-2014 13:05:18 | More by The-Adjunct-Hippie
Pyramid Apricot Ale from Pyramid Breweries, Inc.
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