Pyramid Apricot Ale | Pyramid Breweries, Inc.

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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
Ratings:
1,101
Reviews:
478
Avg:
3.44
pDev:
17.73%
 
 
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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Served on-draught into a generic pilsner glass at a bar in Palo Alto, California. Expectations were high as I usually like apricot hefeweizens (and I've brewed a couple). Reviewed from notes.

A: Pours a half finger head of fair cream and thickness, and good retention. Colour is a hazy cloudy copper-gold. Appealing.

Sm: Light citrus ester hops, with apricot and wheat. This is less pronounced and good than I remember the bottled version's aroma being.

T: Mild citrus notes. Orange and apricot. Simple wheat foundation. Decently balanced and built alright.

Mf: Sharp. Wet and smooth, but a touch too thick. Doesn't really complement the flavours.

Dr: Decent drinkability. Fair price ($4.00). Limited quality. I remember liking the bottled version a lot better; perhaps the keg lines are dirty.

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3.99/5  rDev +16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

mmm! pours a slightly blurry peach color with a diminishing white head. smells like fresh ripe apricots from the farmers market. beautiful aroma, punchy and sweet/tart. taste matches, fruity for sure, but more refined than say a magic hat number 9. fruit dominated but there is a hop presence somewhere back there. mouthfeel is weakened by the overwhelming fruitiness that sticks to the teeth, wouldnt maybe have 5 of these, but its an excellent pint. one of the better pyramid brews ive had, cant get over how fresh the fruit is in this, like a centerpiece not an afterthought. its really good

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

appearance - opaque orange color with mild head and retention

smell - light apricot/fruity aroma

taste - refreshing and crisp apricot/citrus flavor

mouthfeel - light bodied, well carbonated

overall - a decent refreshing fruit beer, sessionable, nice on a hot day, crisp

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22-oz bottle into Samuel Smith "Tulip" pint glass

A - enormous foamy off-white head atop a cloudy body of golden yellow; nice head retention and lacing

S - apricot; very tart

T - sweet, tart apricot; grains in the background; nice combination of grain and apricot

M - medium-bodied, high carbonation, smooth

O - Fruit beer is not exactly my thing. This sort of tastes like beer, but it also sort of tastes like sweet apricot juice. I suppose it's right on for the style.

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Pyramid Apricot Ale from Pyramid Breweries, Inc.
3.44 out of 5 based on 1,101 ratings.
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