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Pyramid Hefeweizen - Walnut Creek Alehouse (Pyramid)

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Ratings: 286
Reviews: 97
rAvg: 3.26
pDev: 17.48%
Wants: 2
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Walnut Creek Alehouse (Pyramid) visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-01-2005)
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Reviews by pmcadamis:
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4.22/5  rDev +29.4%

A - This one is murky and carrot-juice orange after I added the bottom dwelling yeast. The head, although no midget, is smallish for a hefe. Big ol' sheets of lace fall gracefully back into the brew, leaving some wet and glistening lace behind. Head retention is really good too.

S - Yeasty bread, lemon tarts, and what reminds me of a lemon-chiffon Yankee candle...sorry, we've been going through our wedding gifts and I've smelled a lot of candles today. A hint of pepper and bubblegum are there, just enough to nail the style on the head.

T - Sweet, gummy, yeasty, and bready. This tastes very fresh and bakery born. Some almost Belgian pepper and spice is there, along with a really bubblegummy finish.

M - Medium bodied, fresh, slick, and sweet. The adequate carbonation keeps it from getting to slimy or heavy, and the finish is neutral with pepper and bubblegum flavors.

D - I'm really pretty impressed with this one. I prefer my hefes to lean to the bubblegum and yeasty dough side of the spectrum (as opposed to the lemony, twangy, and peppery side), and this one certainly does just that. A damn fine hefe indeed.

06-09-2008 17:46:53 | More by pmcadamis
More User Reviews:
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3.75/5  rDev +15%

03-28-2013 20:11:59 | More by woodchipper
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3/5  rDev -8%

04-04-2013 14:12:26 | More by bueccd
Photo of mattster


1.83/5  rDev -43.9%

Opened 12oz bottle, poured into Nonic.

Very little head that dissipates quickly, some light foam on top, some lacing on glass. Color is a hazy but bright amber.

Smell is skunk-like, even a few minutes after pouring. Some notes of citrus on smell, but skunk scent is pretty powerful.

Taste is similar to the smell. Nothing great about this beer. It forms a weird metallic aftertaste that isn't really pleasant. Maybe if I had a wedge of fruit to put in it, it would be much more palatable, but after a few sips, I can't drink anymore.

I've had other Pyramid brews before, and this one doesn't stand up to the others I've had.

01-02-2008 04:04:18 | More by mattster
Photo of rhinonau


4.25/5  rDev +30.4%

11-08-2013 19:18:35 | More by rhinonau
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3.75/5  rDev +15%

03-20-2013 17:21:35 | More by Janeinma
Photo of valkyre65


3/5  rDev -8%

12-09-2011 19:56:21 | More by valkyre65
Photo of mocktm


3/5  rDev -8%

12-01-2011 22:48:14 | More by mocktm
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2.75/5  rDev -15.6%

02-10-2013 02:08:50 | More by LaurensDeJong
Photo of Megbot

3.75/5  rDev +15%

11-04-2012 09:28:14 | More by Megbot
Photo of alesaram


3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

10-16-2012 04:00:39 | More by alesaram
Photo of teejay76


3.1/5  rDev -4.9%

Appearance - Cloudy, light golden in color, decent head and stays awhile.

Smell - Aroma of wheat, malts, and honey.

Taste - Lightly bitter hops with hints of sweet malt.

Mouthfeel - Carbonated and smooth.

D - Slightly refreshing but I probably won't add it to the regular rotation.

05-05-2009 03:11:11 | More by teejay76
Photo of PirateUlf73


3.35/5  rDev +2.8%

A: Light gold, cloudy, nice yeast presence. Looks very presentable when I poured it into my favorite pint glass. Decent head as well, thought the color seemed a bit darker than I had anticipated; definitely a minus, though the retention was pretty good.

S: Very weak nose. Yeast smell as well as a faint hint of banana. Could not pick up any sort of clove, which was a huge disappointment.

T: Nice flavor, though quite weak and watery. What WAS there was alright. Nice yeast and banana notes with a average wheat backing.

M: Medium to light. Quite watery and thinner than I expect for this style. Tastes do not linger very long, definitely a minus.

Overall, this brew is average at best. I expected something somewhat thicker, less watery, and with bolder flavors. On the plus side, it is VERY easy to drink and may be good for someone wanting to get away from the big national brands. However, I found myself quite disappointed, which is a shame, because a lot of the basics are there. I just need more.

05-25-2008 03:01:27 | More by PirateUlf73
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New York

3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

02-25-2013 01:11:50 | More by trocketsauced
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3.55/5  rDev +8.9%

Have this on one of my taps in my kegerator. I have had it several times before and I use to drink it all the time before I really got into craft beer.

Poured into a weizen glass. Pours a merky kind of orange color with a nice head with good lacing that stays all the way down the glass.

Smells of alot of bready yeast and alot of citrius. Very American hef like. Actually stings the nostrils a bit. I don't know why.

Tastes bready and yeasty with citrius notes. Pretty good.

Mouthfeel is good with great carbonation.

Drinkability is great for the summer and will have alot of these since I have 15.5 gallons of it.

06-23-2008 20:11:09 | More by PeprSprYoFace
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3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

01-24-2013 02:15:45 | More by Larrydoherty
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3/5  rDev -8%

01-26-2014 05:35:05 | More by DOCRW
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4.5/5  rDev +38%

11-19-2012 06:25:01 | More by Kyroqz
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3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

07-07-2014 03:12:53 | More by hypno
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3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

07-25-2013 02:55:02 | More by GeorgeH
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2.5/5  rDev -23.3%

12-30-2011 07:08:38 | More by sym3tri
Photo of jtierney89

New Jersey

4.3/5  rDev +31.9%

Nice hazy orange glow with a big white fluffy head. Tart lemon on the nose, a bit of musty basement some underlying clove, a touch of coriander and tropical fruit.

Slightly low in carbonation but heft body that thins out a little on the finish. Sweet tropical fruits up front flow into a flavor that connects with these fruit and gives a slightly marmalade flavor. Breadfruit and a bit of nuttiness on the back end of the tongue. Slightly spicy finish but cuts the other flavors with just a lingering soft tannin quality.

A really complex and well layered hefeweizen. Pretty unique and interesting. An american twist on this classic style.

04-17-2012 02:11:31 | More by jtierney89
Photo of tone77


3.43/5  rDev +5.2%

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a cloudy brown color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is very mild, some hints of citrus. Taste is a good balance of grains, citrus, and spices. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and has good drinkability. Overall this is a quality beer.

09-06-2009 22:57:25 | More by tone77
Photo of Carlton1964

New York

3.7/5  rDev +13.5%

Poured a cloudy mellow yellow. Nothing real inviting looking.
Not much head....about 3/4 inch, and it did not last all that long.

Tastea was very pleasent though....creamy feel with nice fruit hints. Mouth feel was equally as nice with no aftertaste. After reading the reviews...I trple checked to make sure we were talking about the same brew.

Maybe I got a "good batch". Very smooth and tasty.

04-08-2012 00:06:10 | More by Carlton1964
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3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

01-26-2013 22:27:15 | More by fivetime
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Pyramid Hefeweizen from Walnut Creek Alehouse (Pyramid)
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