Pyramid Hefeweizen - Pyramid Breweries, Inc.
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2.53/5 rDev -18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
Odor: Acidic Citrus, Wheat with a faint smell of banana.
Pour: Hazy Orange, Decent head that dissipates to nothing, No lace at all. Served in a tulip pint glass
Taste: Heavy Wheat taste with a faint dry citrus after taste. Light carbonation but enough that it dries out your mouth. Low hops, Light body. Not very complex, More acidic than creamy which tells me that the citrus flavor is coming from additives rather than the fermented wheat.
Mediocre beer, I don't believe this is the best hefeweizen I've ever had, but an ok sample of the style. I can't say I'm a big fan of Pyramid Brewery in general. I've had 2 of their beers today and neither were awe inspiring, just ok. For the price, I've had common domestics that I enjoyed more.
Serving type: bottle
02-10-2014 23:35:13 | More by youknowmyname
3.18/5 rDev +2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
12 oz. bottle, with an enjoy by date of 08/16/2012 printed on the label. Dear god, what have I gotten myself into? I acquired this bottle as part of a mixed six pack at the local beer store. I guess I didn't look closely enough at the label. Anyway, another new beer to me from Pyramid, this time a hefeweizen, not my favorite style, but I'm going in unbiased. Label says "unfiltered wheat ale", and doesn't mention being brewed with any spice.
Poured into a Miller Lite pint glass.
A - Despite it's age, it still pours over a finger of fizzing white head that thins down to a tiny bubbly ring. Body is a light lemon orange color
S - Smell is pretty light and nonexistent. Some light husky grains, wheat, dusty malt, some appley yeast esters, lemon grass. Pretty bland, but what is there is nice. Lightly floral.
T - Taste isn't bad either. Crisp grains, wheat, lemongrass, oranges, some yeast-derived green apple fruitiness, some dry cider-esque qualities. No bubblegum malt, clove, or other spice character noted which is unusual for the style, so maybe some time in the bottle has had some effect. I can't say for sure.
M - Feel is still crisp and clean, with mild graininess and some malt stickiness lingering on the palate. Finish is semi-tart and dry.
Overall, a fairly strange beer, one that I will surely have to revisit one day when I have a much fresher bottle, Until then, it is what it is.
Pyramid Hefeweizen ---3/5.
Serving type: bottle
01-06-2014 00:36:42 | More by mfnmbvp
3.5/5 rDev +12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a very hazy amber-orange color with tons of carbonation bubbles seen streaming up through the body of the beer. Upon pouring there is only a very small fizzy white head that rapidly fades, leaving only a trace of light lace on the sides of the glass and a persistent while foam layer on the surface of the brew.
Smell – The aroma is strongest of a wheat smell mixed with a rather strong orange and sweet lemon smell. Along with these aromas are some decently strong spice smells of coriander, clove and some nutmeg as well as a light grassy smell.
Taste – The taste begins with a slightly grainy wheat and yeasty flavor mixed with a bit of sweetness of an orange nature. The sweetness is strongest upfront, with it fading slightly as the taste advances to the end. Along with the loss of some of the sweetness, spice flavors begin coming to the tongue with coriander and clove being the strongest. The clove flavor really starts getting strong more toward the end of the taste, with it being joined by some grassiness and an increase in the yeast. With all the changes in the flavor, as well as the arrival of a little bit of lemon at the very end of the taste, one is left with a grainy wheat, citrus, and spiced yeasty flavor on the tongue; one that is relatively average for a hefenwizen.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the slightly thinner to average side in terms of thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is a bit on the higher side. Both are rather appropriate for the style and make it a rather easy drinking brew.
Overall – An alright, easy drinking Hefe, but nothing that is super exceptional. Nice and easy drinking.
Serving type: bottle
12-08-2013 14:37:40 | More by Darkmagus82
Pyramid Hefeweizen from Pyramid Breweries, Inc.
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