Pyramid Hefeweizen - Walnut Creek Alehouse (Pyramid)
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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
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
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
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
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
Pyramid Hefeweizen from Walnut Creek Alehouse (Pyramid)
75 out of 100 based on 285 ratings.