Pyramid Apricot Ale | Pyramid Breweries, Inc.

Pyramid Apricot AlePyramid Apricot Ale
BA SCORE
31.3%
Liked This Beer
3.43 w/ 1,104 ratings
Pyramid Apricot AlePyramid Apricot Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Pyramid Breweries, Inc.
Washington, United States
pyramidbrew.com

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
Ranking:
#41,349
Reviews:
479
Ratings:
1,104
Liked:
346
Avg:
3.43/5
pDev:
17.78%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
112
Trade:
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5/5  rDev +45.8%

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5/5  rDev +45.8%

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5/5  rDev +45.8%

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5/5  rDev +45.8%

Photo of RBorsato
5/5  rDev +45.8%
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

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Photo of MJW
5/5  rDev +45.8%

Photo of IBhotterthanU
4.97/5  rDev +44.9%
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.

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Photo of Tolnik
4.92/5  rDev +43.4%
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.

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Photo of Jmo3535
4.86/5  rDev +41.7%

Photo of Brent
4.84/5  rDev +41.1%
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.

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Photo of geocooley
4.8/5  rDev +39.9%
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.

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Photo of EdgarGerik
4.8/5  rDev +39.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MountainMalt
4.77/5  rDev +39.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of imadb8coach
4.77/5  rDev +39.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of TWNYC
4.75/5  rDev +38.5%

Photo of richaa01
4.75/5  rDev +38.5%

Photo of Brawlita
4.7/5  rDev +37%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ClayPA
4.68/5  rDev +36.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Not big on fruity beers but this has the right amount of apricot and still a tasty beer ale flavor, you will probably love it or hate it.

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Photo of hdofu
4.64/5  rDev +35.3%
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.

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Photo of seymourcox
4.62/5  rDev +34.7%
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.

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Photo of DrainBamage
4.6/5  rDev +34.1%
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.

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Photo of Brand
4.54/5  rDev +32.4%
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.

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Photo of Jonleonbass
4.53/5  rDev +32.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is probably the best wheat beer in the USA in my opinion. Should be rated higher on BA than it is. It is fantastically balanced and smooth. Like Sculpin Grapefruit by Ballast Point, it has achieved the perfect blend of fruit and beer. Not too sweet and a perfect essence of the fruit it is portraying without making you forget it is a beer and complimenting the beers overall flavor.....The malt and mouthfeel are second to none for a wheat beer. It is a style that is a love it or hate it one, but you cannot deny it's refreshing nature and pure unfiltered wheat beer goodness. I find it utterly shocking the bros have Blue Moon rated higher than this. It may not be a 99 or 100 beer....but it should be low 90s or high 80s for sure. It is not quite what some of the german wheats/belgian spiced whites on the top end are, but it is damn close and in some ways more drinkable.
Look-Cloudy and unfiltered with an orange tint.
Smell-Dried Apricots for days and malt. Wheat.
Taste-Perfect balance of malt and hefe with sour and bitter apricot notes and citrus.
Feel-About as good as mouthfeel gets. Smooth and refreshing.

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4.5/5  rDev +31.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +31.2%

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Beer rating: 31.3% out of 100 with 1,104 ratings
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