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Pyramid Hefeweizen - Walnut Creek Alehouse (Pyramid)

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Ratings: 291
Reviews: 99
rAvg: 3.26
pDev: 17.48%
Wants: 3
Gots: 20 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Walnut Creek Alehouse (Pyramid) visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-01-2005

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Ratings: 291 | Reviews: 99
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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....

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

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...

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Pyramid Hefeweizen from Walnut Creek Alehouse (Pyramid)
75 out of 100 based on 291 ratings.