Pyramid Apricot Ale | Pyramid Breweries, Inc.

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3.43/5
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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:
#43,917
Reviews:
480
Ratings:
1,108
pDev:
17.78%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 1,108 |  Reviews: 480
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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Photo of Jodio
1.9/5  rDev -44.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Photo of AMZB
1.98/5  rDev -42.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.75

Tastes like artificial fruit flavouring. So disgusting. Couldn't drink it.

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Photo of Bryan12345
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.36/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Apricot comes out with that orange appearance, 1/2" off white head, good lacing for a fruit beer. Aroma really hits those apricot notes. I like, straight forward.

Taste, a little sweet, but not Lindeman's level lambic that is overly bothersome. Not hoppy like Aprihop, which it was. Its decent, aroma is best, but I think its better than its user score, which is a rarity for my grading curve.

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Photo of neuroactive
4.34/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

I'll give it the best review I can; my grandma is an strict christian who I, or my mom, have never seen drink or smoke, I brought one of these home, she asked to try it and asked me to go back and get the 6pack.
Really though, it balances the apricot taste with the alcohol content very nicely I would highly recommend if it's in your area.

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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 joe12pk
4.39/5  rDev +28%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Has a great nose of apricot and tangerine. Tastes follows nose. Orange-gold & nice lacing. It's malty but not a heavy ale. My only complaint is the lack of hops. But this has a bold taste and is a very good summer offering. If you like shandies, but also like beer, this is a terrific blend of malt and fruit. Cheers!

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Photo of Shaunmac16
3.62/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Asics
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ivegot3Dvision
2.77/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of BeerBobber
3.41/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This one pours out a hazy gold with streaming bubbles and a soapy bone colored head.

The smell is a very strong sweet fruity smell.

The taste follows the nose with a very sweet fruity taste that was almost a bit syrupy.

Medium mouth feel that seemed to have a slightly thick chewy ending.

Overall this beer seemed to taste all right with the exception of that overpowering sweetness on the nose and the tongue.

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Photo of Jj333
2.62/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of stevoj
2.91/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Bottle from Albertsons. Palate affected by head cold, but mostly unimpressed with this. Faint fruit flavor, weak body, dull appearance. not much going on here.

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Photo of constantine_272
3.44/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Orangish creamy smooth beer with a light white head. Smells of wheat, cream, peaches, apricot, tangerine. Taste is even more heavy in the cream on the start. It starts like an orange creamsicle with less sweetness but slowly gives way to a mildly dry grainy wheat with a soft vanilla finish. This beer isn't really my deal anymore. I thought it was cool 10 years ago, but the fruit flavors taste like fake peach ring candies to me now. Non-beer women drinkers seem to like it. Actually on a more positive note, I've seen this act as a gateway beer introducing more people to microbreweries.

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Photo of MatthewWalters
3.06/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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 Tavo2311
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mamaraza
3/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mdaschaf
3.4/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ghostxyz3
3.48/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brandon632
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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 Foyle
2.54/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: pours a thick off white head that drops slowly with mild lacing. Cloudy light yellow gold color.
Aroma: strong apricot aroma along with wheat, white bread and a bit of lemon.
Mouthfeel: light and fizzy
Flavor: apricot also dominates the taste with wheat and malt notes in the background and just enough hops to slightly offset the sweetness.
Overall: ok for the style, but nothing spectacular and too sweet to drink more than one.

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Photo of gandres
3.31/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pyramid Apricot Ale from Pyramid Breweries, Inc.
Beer rating: 3.43 out of 5 with 1,108 ratings