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Pyramid Hefeweizen - Pyramid Breweries, Inc.

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Ratings: 817
Reviews: 433
rAvg: 3.11
pDev: 16.08%
Wants: 7
Gots: 41 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pyramid Breweries, Inc. visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-16-2001

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3.53/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a clear gold with 1/2 inch, rapidly disappearing head. The aroma is ofbread crust, fruit, and a hint of caramel. It's flavor consists of fruity caramel, hay, vanilla, and slight apple notes which has a caramel apple flavor in the finish. The mouthfeel is light and refreshing. Pyramid Haywire Hefeweizen is a good beer full of flavor. Recommended.

Photo of Northsider
3.38/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

On tap at The Grove, San Francisco.

Appearance is the typical cloudy yellow you see in hefes.

Smell wasn't really there for me. Faint smell of bananas and cloves, but BARELY.

Taste wasn't all there either. It had the typical hefe taste, but somehow diluted.

Overall, it's an ok hefe style beer. I'd get it again if it was on tap and nothing else sparked my interest. There are better hefes out there though.

Photo of kojevergas
2.7/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

33cl brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a Hard Rock cafe hefeweissbier glass in low altitude Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live.

A: Pours a four finger head of fair thickness, nice cream, and good retention. Orange-gold colour, semitransparent.

Sm: Orange peel citrus ester hops accompanied by pleasant barley and malt. A mild strength aroma.

T: Decent orange peel, a moderately full barley body, and slight malt tones. Simple, pretty badly built, and sort of balanced.

Mf: Smooth and wet, with a touch of unwelcome sharpness. Doesn't really complement the flavours of the body.

Dr: Drinkable enough, but offered at a high price and not good quality.

Photo of DesMoinesMike
3.23/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from Beer Crazy served in a SA glass

Pretty cloudy dark-gold color with a good amount of head. That's where the fun stops. The aroma has bits of wheat and grain, not much else. The taste is rather light, some wheat with lemon and a hint of floral. It's pretty smooth but has a thin body. It's an ok beer but there isn't much to it.

Photo of kflorence
3.03/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I heard good things about this beer so I had to give it a shot. Poured a golden orange color with a fair amount of head that dissipated pretty quickly. Taste is super smooth with wheat and spice, and a little tin flavor. This is a great warm weather beer, highly drinkable and very smooth. It’s definitely not one of the best hefe’s out there, but it’s not bad either.

Photo of BucannonXC5
2.75/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Original rating on 07-16-11: 2.5, 2.5, 3.0, 3.0, 3.0
Edited rating on 03-01-12: 3.5, 2.5, 3.0, 2.5, 3.0
Final edit on 09-12-12: 3.5, 3.5, 2.5, 2.5, 2.5

Poured from 12-oz. bottle into a pilsner glass. Looks more golden than anything else. Not so much orange or lemon in the smell, but more of a wheat and grassy type. Nothing extraordinary. Taste is average for an American Hefeweizen (I’ve only had a handful on German hef’s), but thankfully not too fruity. No lasting taste or aftertaste. I hoped it would get better. Overall it’s not too bad. I’d probably order it at a bar and would definitely give it another try.

Photo of Ryan011235
3.48/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap in a pint glass at the Sacramento location on 3/8/11

Dense, really cloudy orange color. Poured a wispy head. Thin collar retention; no lace.

The aroma is simple. Lots of wheat. Toasted wheat. Wheat, wheat, wheat? Yeppers. A touch earthy and almost musty with a hoppy notion.

No surprise, wheat is the defining flavor. Regardless, there is an unabashed hoppy kick that is manifest throughout. Toasted grains. Not at all sweet. Rather, it's quite dry and pointed.

Somewhat heavy for the style, but medium body overall. Very prickly carbonation; it's too much. Toasted wheat finish.

Not too shabby. Aside from the carbonation, it's enjoyable.

Photo of ackleydg
3.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass. Bright yellow with pretty good head action. Definitely some sediment in there. Aroma leaves something to be desired. Citrus is the predominant scent.

Foamy mouthfeel. Taste is ok - better than most American Hefs in my opinion. A lot of wheat and lemon flavor. Not a lot of banana or clove.

Certainly drinkable. I prefer something a little closer to the German style though.

Photo of jsprain1
2.8/5  rDev -10%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A- Pale golden, head is barely there, really not the head I expect from a hefeweizen. Lots of carbonation bubbles.
S- Smell is mostly grainy, but there is a bit of lemon to it as well.
T- There isn't the banana, bubble gum, etc. notes you commonly find in hefeweizens. It's mostly just a lightly earthy grain character and a bit of lemon in the finish.
M- Light-medium body, active carbonation.
O- Not that great of a hefeweizen, and a below average beer for me. It doesn't really stick with me, and I guess it's a decent transition beer, but beyond that, I'll pass in the future.

Photo of THECPJ
3.13/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Reviewed from notes:

appearance: golden yellow with haze and a 2 finger white head

smell: clove, banana, citrus, wheat

taste: citrus fruits, banana, clove

mouthfeel: mild carbonation, medium body,

overall: not a bad hefeweizen. just doesn't stand up to some of the others in the same category.


Pyramid Hefeweizen from Pyramid Breweries, Inc.
72 out of 100 based on 817 ratings.