fraternie (819) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2001
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Interestingly fruity, but it begins to get a bit on the boring side towards the end of the beer....no complexity, just a lot of apricot malt.
legion242 (2188) - Richardson, Texas, USA - OCT 13, 2001
2.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Very nice color and aroma. A lot of fruit in the nose but thatís where the good stuff ends. Thin pallate and overly sweet.
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - OCT 1, 2001
2.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Someday I will drink the fruit beer that will make me say hey, maybe fruit and beer really do belong in the same bottle. Today isnít the day; Pyramid apricot, with its weird chemical version of the fruit, isnít the beer.
mike mcneil (660) - St Augustine, Florida, USA - SEP 4, 2001
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A blast of apricot greets the nose immediately. Pours with a beautiful cloudy, orange color. Initial palate is intensely sweet and to me the apricot flavor seemed a bit off; not like biting into a real apricot at all. Has some refreshing qualities, but the artificial fruit flavoring distracts a bit.
21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - AUG 31, 2001
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2003 An average beer. The flavor is acceptable. I somewhat enjoyed this beer and hope to get some more off of the tap. Still a nice apricot flavor, but week, could use some more spices, some more malts, a little too watered down for me.
K-V-F-L (292) - LaVista, Nebraska, USA - AUG 19, 2001
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
This is fine in terms of fruity aroma, but sadly the taste is too one-dimensional, even bitter. Not a lambic-caliber product, but then, probably not intended as such.
booyaatribe (453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 12, 2001
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Way fruity. Not too shabby, but
only once in a while. Not beer-like
enough for normal consumption.
Kaya161 (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 30, 2001
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Way too intense for me. The apricot aroma and flavour overpowers with just a slight wheaty taste at the end. I like my fruit flavours much more subtle.
Indra (2617) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - MAY 19, 2001
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2005 Very interesting, for a fruit beer. Super cloudy, apricot-colored, even! If I have to have a fruity beer, I wouldnít be sad if it was this one. (Lambic of course would be the best... 8)
Oakes (12552) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 18, 2001
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2006 Hazy peach colour. Big apricot aroma, kind of syrupy but not much else. Big sweet apricot taste, hint of wheaty tartness. Sweet & tart finish, still with lots of apricot. Thatís really about it. Pleasant, refreshing, drinkable but not terribly exciting unless you like apricot.
Original rating: Back in the day, before the likes of New Glarus and Quelque Chose, this was considered a definitive North American fruit ale. It is unfiltered, has a peachy colour, and strong sweet apricot flavours, which fall away towards the finish. Ar 7 Ap 4 Fl 7 P 4 Ov 14 = 3.6