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Pyramid Hefeweizen - Walnut Creek Alehouse (Pyramid)

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BA SCORE
75
okay

285 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 285
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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Crowbar

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

11-11-2013 15:18:16 | More by Crowbar
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rhinonau

Wyoming

4.25/5  rDev +30.4%

11-08-2013 19:18:35 | More by rhinonau
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sasdragon

California

3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

10-28-2013 00:06:53 | More by sasdragon
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Didier

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

10-19-2013 00:22:36 | More by Didier
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BigBry

Alberta (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

10-18-2013 04:34:00 | More by BigBry
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Thirsty2383

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -8%

09-21-2013 00:45:06 | More by Thirsty2383
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zaraspook

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +15%

09-13-2013 19:21:25 | More by zaraspook
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anon

California

2/5  rDev -38.7%

09-10-2013 21:29:28 | More by anon
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Jdbateman83

California

3.69/5  rDev +13.2%

An excellent hefeweizen, not quite to the level of Weihenstephaner, but pretty good and defiantly better then Blue Moon. Has a mass produced slight chemically/aluminum taste to it. Lots of wheat, malt, and citrus. Great price option to since it isn't and import. If you like hefs, I would definitely give this one a try. Easily found also.

09-01-2013 04:39:23 | More by Jdbateman83
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djrn2

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -8%

08-31-2013 15:04:45 | More by djrn2
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Kaleena

Arizona

3/5  rDev -8%

08-06-2013 05:20:35 | More by Kaleena
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GeorgeH

California

3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

07-25-2013 02:55:02 | More by GeorgeH
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OregonGrown7

Nebraska

3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

07-21-2013 03:22:19 | More by OregonGrown7
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forestkcary

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

07-18-2013 21:05:04 | More by forestkcary
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countofmc

North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -23.3%

07-11-2013 00:12:38 | More by countofmc
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Spaz7

California

3.75/5  rDev +15%

07-08-2013 20:08:19 | More by Spaz7
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morrowd3

Vermont

2.5/5  rDev -23.3%

06-30-2013 01:46:44 | More by morrowd3
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spoony

Colorado

3.16/5  rDev -3.1%

From a 12 oz bottle into a pokal glass.

A-For a hefeweizen, the brew is not terribly attractive or inviting. It is medium to dark gold in color with only a wisp of short-lived white head. There are a few stray bubbles of carbonation visible is the nearly-clear liquid.

S-The smell provides a pils-like dose of biscuity malt that is quite dry for the style and crackery. There is some spicy orange and a bit of lemon, but none of that banana or wheat goodness that you would expect.

T-The taste is also quite dry and sharp for the style. There is a bit of doughy wheat and the same spiced orange that is present on the nose, but it lacks the sweetness and softness that I would typically associate with the style.

M-The feel is light with prickly carbonation and a crisp, dry feel. It is quaffable, but not true to style.

O-After my recent hefe kick, which included mostly German varieties, this beer is a disappointment. It lacks the beauty that a hefe is supposed to provide, the smell and taste are more pils than hefe, and the whole packages makes me feel like I should have an orange stuck on my glass to give this beer some life. It is a shame, too, because I used to enjoy Pyramid beers in college and this was my first re-visit in a long while. Oh well....

06-27-2013 02:36:10 | More by spoony
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mdagnew

United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

3.38/5  rDev +3.7%

330ml bottle bought from GapWines, Belfast...

Poured a hazy orange yellow colour... White head poured quite foamy then faded quickly to very thin layer....quite a lot of big carbonation bubbles... some light patchy lacing...

Aroma - Nice spicy fruitiness (apples, pears, light orange), salty notes, some yeastiness, light coriander just coming through, grassy, hay, light vanilla notes, some soapiness...

Taste - Some light lemon and spicy apple fruitiness, decent wheatiness, floral, barely any malts, light creamy vanilla sweetness, faint coriander...

Feel - Very smooth and creamy... Light / medium body. Fairly drinkable and refreshing - would be good on a hot summer day...

Overall - A decent enough witbier... Nothing groundbreaking but well worth a try...

06-20-2013 08:11:24 | More by mdagnew
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DerwinWentworth

Utah

3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

06-14-2013 05:00:51 | More by DerwinWentworth
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jngrizzaffi

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +30.4%

06-07-2013 04:48:19 | More by jngrizzaffi
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Lemke10

Wisconsin

3.81/5  rDev +16.9%

This pours a cloudy, golden yellow color with a thin white head. The aroma is mostly of citrus and wheat as expected. The flavor is pretty decent with a bold coriander taste and thick wheat after taste. It leaves a lingering raw orange after taste as well. Sure does make for a good summer beer.

06-01-2013 02:42:46 | More by Lemke10
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stephenjmoore

Maryland

3.06/5  rDev -6.1%

A- Dark golden body with a slight haze to it. Not the unfiltered look you would expect from a traditional hefeweizen. Thin white head that disappears quickly and leaves a few scarce bubbles.

S- Aromas of sweet cereal and some unripe apricot. Just a hint of wheat aroma, but not in the forefront.

T- A little more wheat flavor comes through than the aroma would indicate, but still getting a lot of sweet flavors including the unripe slightly sour apricot.

M- Medium-high carbonation, medium feel, but not the unfiltered chewy feel a traditional hefeweizen usually has.

O- Not impressed by this one at all. Seems very off for the style and tastes closer to a fruit beer than a hefeweizen.

05-29-2013 00:22:00 | More by stephenjmoore
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Dando54

United Kingdom (England)

3/5  rDev -8%

05-27-2013 12:26:35 | More by Dando54
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soonerlight

Oklahoma

3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

05-24-2013 03:13:19 | More by soonerlight
Pyramid Hefeweizen from Walnut Creek Alehouse (Pyramid)
75 out of 100 based on 285 ratings.