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Pyramid Hefeweizen - Walnut Creek Alehouse (Pyramid)

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75
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286 Ratings
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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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2.25/5  rDev -31%

logicalparadox, Nov 30, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

Crowbar, Nov 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +30.4%

rhinonau, Nov 08, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

sasdragon, Oct 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Didier, Oct 19, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

BigBry, Oct 18, 2013
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3/5  rDev -8%

Thirsty2383, Sep 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +15%

zaraspook, Sep 13, 2013
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2/5  rDev -38.7%

anon, Sep 10, 2013
Photo of Jdbateman83
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.

Jdbateman83, Sep 01, 2013
Photo of djrn2
3/5  rDev -8%

djrn2, Aug 31, 2013
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3/5  rDev -8%

Kaleena, Aug 06, 2013
Photo of GeorgeH
3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

GeorgeH, Jul 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

OregonGrown7, Jul 21, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

forestkcary, Jul 18, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -23.3%

countofmc, Jul 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +15%

Spaz7, Jul 08, 2013
Photo of morrowd3
2.5/5  rDev -23.3%

morrowd3, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of spoony
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....

spoony, Jun 27, 2013
Photo of mdagnew
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...

mdagnew, Jun 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

DerwinWentworth, Jun 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +30.4%

jngrizzaffi, Jun 07, 2013
Photo of Lemke10
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.

Lemke10, Jun 01, 2013
Photo of stephenjmoore
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.

stephenjmoore, May 29, 2013
Photo of Dando54
3/5  rDev -8%

Dando54, May 27, 2013
Pyramid Hefeweizen from Walnut Creek Alehouse (Pyramid)
75 out of 100 based on 286 ratings.