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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Pyramid Breweries, Inc.
Washington, United States | website

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Originally named Apricot Weizen

Added by Brent on 08-13-2001

BEER STATS
Reviews:
474
Ratings:
1,085
Avg:
3.44
pDev:
27.03%
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
104
For Trade:
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Reviews by Bfarr:
Photo of Bfarr
3.04/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Cloudy dark orange with yellow highlights with a thin white foamy head with little retention and no lacing. Smells like a fresh apricot but not much else. Apricot and wheat with a bit of a hop balance. A little bit of a metallic aftertaste. Crisp, fuzzy mouthfeel but sticky afterward.

This is a very non-threatening beer. It definitely gives what it advertizes although perhaps a little too much. Almost overwhelming in the apricot area, it does have some good wheat and hops in the background. It's very sweet, almost as if it were part juice which is why one is more than enough for me.

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Photo of nicholas2121
4/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pyramid Apricot Ale brewed by Pyramid Breweries, Inc.. with an ABV of 5.10% This brew pours out a cloudy amber color with a nice white head. This is an unfiltered brew, you can not see though it. The smell of Pyramid Apricot Ale is sweet with grains , and malts. This is a real inviting brew, I like the smell of this brew. Now for the taste it , rich with sweetness. There is a lot going on in this brew. You pick up grains, and malts. Pyramid Apricot Ale has a nice balance to it, there is nothing overpowering about this brew. The mouthfeel is nice, smooth , and rich. I like how this brew is different from most brews on the market. Overall I'm giving Pyramid Apricot Ale a 4 out of 5. I would buy this brew again. Pyramid Breweries, Inc. did a nice job with this one.

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Photo of predikit
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clouded yellow gold, left a minimal head that dissipated quickly.

Smells very much like apricot.

Tastes like apricot, some tartness to the flavor, which is reminiscent of cactus pear fruit.
No complexity, but doesn't take away from it at all, a refreshing offering.

Light bodied, crisp, moderate carbonation, easy to drink.

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Photo of archyquaffer
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I like apricot nectar for making an especially scrumptious fuzzy navel drink...

Poured from the stubby into a shaker. A pretty hard pour produces about an inch of froth. The beer is a slightly hazy amber-golden with moderate carbonation.

Strong apricot on the nose, continuing into the flavor proper, with a hint also of orange and lemon. An earthy hop bitterness suggests an apricot stone.

I don't like drinking more than one of these at a time, but it's a decent enough beer. The apricot flavor doesn't taste contrived and the residual sweetness is more apparent than real. I could see this as a refreshing hot weather beer.

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Photo of SerialTicker
3.68/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

My girlfriend's sister told me she had an apricot ale on her boat, so I asked for one. I was given this. Having not had a Pyramid beer before, I didn't know what to expect... though I've tended to read that Pyramid is relatively mediocre. Let's get going.

I had this straight from the bottle, so I'm sorry beer nerds if my "incorrect" way of drinking offends you.

Basically, it's a nice beer. A nice wheat beer with apricot added without tasting like fruit juice or like fifteen sugar packets were added. I drank the bottle within maybe ten minutes because it was tasting so good in the sun. Looking at it objectively though, this beer is what it is. It won't blow you away, especially if you're sitting in your home watching TV or inside at a bar. Like most fruit beers, enjoy it in the sun for the best experience.

Try it if you find it, it's a good one.

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Photo of oberon
3.52/5  rDev +2.3%
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.

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Photo of legalag11
3.75/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Turbo
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of tectactoe
2.15/5  rDev -37.5%
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.

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Photo of JudgeRoughneck
3.12/5  rDev -9.3%
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.

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Photo of orbitalr0x
3.56/5  rDev +3.5%
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!

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Photo of acelightning80
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of chOAKbarrell
1.6/5  rDev -53.5%
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.

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Photo of JasonA
3.45/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

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Photo of danthehopslamman
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of heddar33
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of shapudding
4.28/5  rDev +24.4%
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.

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Photo of otoolman221
4.21/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Great beer for a summer day by the pool. Easy to drink with a light apricot taste and a smooth finish.

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Photo of SmellsofMahagony
2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

Photo of TimoP
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of Beerswag
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of anjah
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of merlin48
3.42/5  rDev -0.6%
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.

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Photo of tigg924
3.72/5  rDev +8.1%
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.

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Photo of steelshell
4/5  rDev +16.3%

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