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Pyramid Hefeweizen - Walnut Creek Alehouse (Pyramid)

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BA SCORE
75
okay

284 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 284
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-01-2005)
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chadski

California

1.5/5  rDev -54%

04-02-2014 03:29:41 | More by chadski
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mattster

Texas

1.83/5  rDev -43.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2008 04:04:18 | More by mattster
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wheatyweiss

Wisconsin

1.93/5  rDev -40.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured from a bottle into a half chalice, because I broke my weiss glass :(

Pours a cloudy straw with a 2 finger pillowed head that recedes to a cap quickly.

Aroma is corn, DMS and adjuncts. Sulfur hops are in the aroma.

Flavor is sweet corn and DMS, wow any hints of a hefeweiss are clouded by the sour DMS and the cloying sweetness. Yeast is in for the team but can't overpower the corny adjunct flavor. It's like rotted wheat bread with sugar on it.

Mouthfeel is medium and not terrible, I can't judge it well, as it's hard to hold this one in the mouth.

I hope this was a bad bottle, first drain pour of my BA career, and that's a lot of years.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2008 22:20:50 | More by wheatyweiss
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tsulli

Ohio

2/5  rDev -38.7%

04-01-2012 01:51:57 | More by tsulli
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jesus808

California

2/5  rDev -38.7%

12-20-2011 04:27:30 | More by jesus808
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Xarenthel

Texas

2/5  rDev -38.7%

08-01-2012 09:32:34 | More by Xarenthel
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Dains


2/5  rDev -38.7%

03-19-2012 02:56:47 | More by Dains
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Luminol

California

2/5  rDev -38.7%

01-13-2013 08:02:32 | More by Luminol
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KristaHall


2/5  rDev -38.7%

04-01-2012 01:36:09 | More by KristaHall
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Dragunov


2/5  rDev -38.7%

02-10-2013 07:08:45 | More by Dragunov
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Hoagie1973

New York

2/5  rDev -38.7%

12-21-2012 15:38:41 | More by Hoagie1973
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

2/5  rDev -38.7%

11-22-2011 18:28:49 | More by Rochefort10nh
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anon

California

2/5  rDev -38.7%

09-10-2013 21:29:28 | More by anon
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Fatheranderson

Texas

2.05/5  rDev -37.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Appearance: cloudy dark gold in color. A bit hazy.

Smell: citrus, bread, a little bit of hops.

Taste: Okay, so maybe it's just this batch, but the one I just drank tasted like a mixture of lemon, wheat, blood, and aluminum. That was not only surprising, it was downright unpleasant. Again, I'm 99% sure that it's only this one batch, but I figure it's worth mentioning.

Mouthfeel: sticky, thick, excellent body, but a little on the thick side. Fairly average for a Heffeweizen.

Drinkability: if it weren't for the blood and aluminum tastes, this would be very drinkable. Unfortunately those two flavors just blow this beer clear out of the water.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2011 20:58:24 | More by Fatheranderson
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

2.18/5  rDev -33.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A-Pours a dark gold color. Off-white head.head is slight but it hangs around throughout.

S-Not appealing. Has a bit of a skunky quality. Wheaty And grainy but there isa coppery aroma as well. Just not good.

T-More of the same. Metallic twang. Bits of spice and banana. Bitter to a certain extent. A crude Hefe. Harsh and the flavors combat one another.

M-Lighter bodied. Not very crisp. Muddled. Didn't even finish the glass.

O/D-Hated it. Just not a fan of this beer. I don't really like to bash brews but this one really left me a bit annoyed.

Serving type: on-tap

06-23-2012 05:47:59 | More by VelvetExtract
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MisterClean

California

2.2/5  rDev -32.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

On many occasions, but tonight felt like a good night to drink one.

A - Lt golden in color, good head, very cloudy, and stays awhile.

S - Wheat, malts, and honey.

T - Tart, maltiness, and bitterng hops.

M - Tart is a good word, not much balance.

D - Wouldn't buy.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2008 05:19:51 | More by MisterClean
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logicalparadox

New York

2.25/5  rDev -31%

11-30-2013 23:38:43 | More by logicalparadox
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justinbrown

California

2.25/5  rDev -31%

03-19-2012 04:21:41 | More by justinbrown
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archyquaffer

Montana

2.31/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.25

Poured from a stubby 12 ounce bottle into an eight ounce sampler. An aggressive pour produces a wispy, bubbly head that goes away as soon as you turn your head for an instant. Absolutely no lacing apparent after 2-3 minutes. There's ample carbonation, however. This is about the haziest beer I've ever drank, with an orangy-blonde color. Altogether, the lack of head makes it seem flat despite the carbonation.

There's some distinct citrus aromas, including both lemon and orange, which don't quite make it into the flavor. Also, a very distinct adjuncty smell and taste, but I suppose that could be the wheat. Vague bitterness and maybe just a bit of citrus rind in the aftertaste. The mouthfeel is slick and totally lacks tingle.

I'm not very impressed with this, and won't be getting it again. Unfortunately, I bought a whole six pack of this stuff, to go along with another, even worse wheat beer (Blue Moon) that I have to somehow choke down (and review?). This stuff is barely drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2014 02:59:21 | More by archyquaffer
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hwwty4

Missouri

2.33/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Poured a 12oz bottle into my Boulevard Brewery pint glass. This beer poured a turbid straw yellow with fast moving bubbles that caused a big, frothy white head, which disappeared into a slight rim along the glasses edges. The aroma reminds me of a yeastier version of a Budweiser aroma. The taste is odd. There is a sour taste up front that I can't really pick out what's causing it. Also there is a definite yeasty presence but the flavors that most people associate with a Hefe are absent. There is no clove or bananas. Gone is the spiciness from the yeast. Really the only thing this beer has going for it in the Hefe category is the fact that it's cloudy. The mouthfeel is artificially full. Again, something just doesn't seem right about it. I wouldn't ever seek this beer out again.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2008 21:57:35 | More by hwwty4
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MTNboy

Germany

2.42/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

It has an orange cloudy color with virtually no head with very minor lace. It smells pretty faint and cereal like. It has a very bland flavor mainly sour. The aftertaste is cereal like as well there is not much to this beer other than fizz bite. I was very disapointed with this beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2008 12:09:19 | More by MTNboy
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HoppyMcStout

Missouri

2.42/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This brew looked pretty thin in color and haze. The faintest of yeast was present in the nose, but the mouth was all pilsner! This brew really falls short of its claim as a hefe, and seems to be one of those wheats that is just trying to be light enough to drink several of. The problem is that it really misses the mark for the style. I swear I was drinking a can of (insert commercial lager here).

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2008 03:06:02 | More by HoppyMcStout
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Stranger5582

New York

2.45/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

The taste of this Hefeweizen is more like a filtered American Ale (Bud) than an unfiltered Germanic Ale. The aftertaste is actually not bad, but also not great, and doesn't stand out too much. When it's in the mouth, it's not terrible, but it leaves a dry sensation after the fact; almost clammy.

A bit stronger flavor may have fixed both of these issues for me. Although, I don't remember disliking it this much, so it may have been the bottling process as well. The first time I had it, it was tapped from a keg and had slight hints of fruit. I didn't taste anything close this time around. Although, I will say I remember the aftertaste and the after in-mouth feel to be very close to my past experience with it.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2013 01:12:29 | More by Stranger5582
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sym3tri

California

2.5/5  rDev -23.3%

12-30-2011 07:08:38 | More by sym3tri
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GRHillz


2.5/5  rDev -23.3%

09-09-2012 13:04:54 | More by GRHillz
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Pyramid Hefeweizen from Walnut Creek Alehouse (Pyramid)
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