Did you ever wish you could drink your air freshener without getting your throat scorched by antiseptic chemicals? Pyramid Apricot Weizen is as close as you can get right now. It smells like a beer but it tastes light and fruity and just sort of floats down your throat.
Some beers just demand a big meal, or more beer, or both. This is not one of those beers. It's got a nice but slight flavor that basically needs to accompany something else nice and slight. Pyramid's website at its beer and food pairing page suggests salads and...
As a general rule, look to sweeter brews when serving dessert. Fruit beers such as Pyramid Apricot Ale provide fun complements to pies and pastries with similar flavors.Sounds about right - it's more of an after-dinner drink than any beer I've ever had. Even more perfect, it's easy to find at Whole Foods, where, of course, they charge you out the arse for it.
Surprisingly, it doesn't really lose anything by being tame. The concept of "FLAVORED ALE," as the label calls this beer, suggests misguided novelty and nasty, saccharine, mutant-love-child flavors. But Pyramid actually makes apricot taste like a natural fit for beer (which is the same thing that Blue Moon does for blueberries). It doesn't surprise me that it tastes like apricots; it surprises me that the apricot makes for basically all the beer flavor.
All in all, I would call this a Whole Foods-type beer: you pay extra for a hint of the exotic and the pride of being a Friend of the Community, then you more or less enjoy it on the first try (this is not an acquired taste, just straight-up delicious) and, well, you feel a little ripped off but it doesn't seem that much of a problem.
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