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Amber Weizen - Pyramid Breweries, Inc.

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Amber WeizenAmber Weizen

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58 Ratings
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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 3.16
pDev: 16.46%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pyramid Breweries, Inc. visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American Dark Wheat Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: maxpower on 06-03-2005)
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Reviews by Bagman007:
Photo of Bagman007


3.3/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a bottle poured into a pint glass.

A- Nice amber coloring with just a tad bit of head.

S- Very yeast like scent with just a slight, slight hops.

T- Very smooth, crisp taste. Somewhat hoppy, but not very much.

M- Very smooth, not very bitter, dry finish.

D- Very drinkable, very smooth. Can definitely drink as a session beer.

Overall this beer is much better than I thought it would be from the scent. Very smooth, but not as hoppy as I would like it to be. A tad watery and bland though.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2009 04:04:37 | More by Bagman007
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3/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.25/5  rDev +2.8%

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3/5  rDev -5.1%

06-04-2012 16:36:54 | More by StoicBeast
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3/5  rDev -5.1%

02-27-2012 05:05:46 | More by codynevels
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3/5  rDev -5.1%

11-29-2011 20:09:56 | More by brandoman63
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3/5  rDev -5.1%

11-21-2011 18:25:46 | More by scootercrabb
Photo of tmoneyba


3.2/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured hazy dark amber with a moderate white head that diminished quickly with minimaql lacing. Moderate balanced sweet hoppy aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Average balanced sweet malt flavor with a small bitter finish of average duration.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2009 02:42:02 | More by tmoneyba
Photo of EnojysAnyBeer


3.73/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I dunno what everyone is complaining about, but I've never had a beer of this style so I'm no pro.

A- Dark caramel with a hint of copper rod. Some sediment and a hazy transluscency. Weak tan head

S- Smell is OK but I can see how this would turn some people off. banana/clove esters along with a sweet malt backbone.

T- Taste is like the smell but the caramel malt is more dominant and some dark fruit flavors make an appearance. Label says there are nugget hops, but I don't really get a hoppy feel except maybe in the aftertaste.

M- Feels great, I love the feel of unfiltered beer. Moderate body and smooth carbonation

D- Drinks good but I feel the ABV% should be higher

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2008 01:43:50 | More by EnojysAnyBeer
Photo of jujubeast6000


2.73/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Reviewed 11/17/2005 (bottle):

Pours with a big head that is slightly off-white. Has an aroma which contains hops, and a nice wheat smell, but it's not a very strong aroma. Has a soft carbonated mouthfeel. An above average beer, but not very flavorful.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2008 23:59:46 | More by jujubeast6000
Photo of scruffwhor


3.48/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Dark cherry wood wheat color with a great, translucent orangey amber when held to the light. No head after a good pour, but a nice strong, single coulumn of bubbles rises to the top of the brew. Lots of wheat in the nose with the hops giving a spiced note to the aroma. Strong yeast gives the taste a dark fruity start. The middle has lightly roasted wheat and malt grains with just a dash of fresh spices from he hops. Chewy, yeasty palate finihes a bit talcy.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2008 03:06:36 | More by scruffwhor
Photo of kinger


3.28/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a thick rich amber color with a good thick head. Swirled the last half inch in the bottle to obtain the yeast and poured into the glass. The yeast was suspended throughout the glass creating a wonderful effect. Decent aroma of caramel malts. Smooth and full mouthfeel complimented by a nice overall flavor and nice finish. I like the concept of an amber weizen and this brew seemed to capture the concept rather well.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2008 20:20:42 | More by kinger
Photo of ahking


3.13/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Interesting beer. Pours an absolutely gorgeous amber color made that way because you expect this color from a pale ale or amber ale. A Hefe of this color is rare and it really gets you into the beer before you drink. Unfortunately I didn't find much else to be spectacular here. I tried hard to get some unique aroma out of this beer, but it pretty much just smelled like ... well ... beer. Little characteristic hefe aroma here. Maybe a hint of sweet bananas, or that just could be malt, no hop aroma. Flavor was nothing too interesting. Little to no hop flavor, a tad flavor of banana and nilla wafer cookie. On a very positive note this beer is crisp, clean and refreshing. It's unoffensive and not cloying at all (I find way too many hefes are too sweet for me).

So this is an average tasting beer that is refreshing and drinkable. Good enough for the most, beer geeks may not appreciate the lack of complex flavors.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2008 01:36:15 | More by ahking
Photo of Matty1918


3.05/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sampled on draft in Redmond Wa.

The color was a hazy golden orange.
An average head that left lots of lacing.

A slight spice and a hint of earthy grain...not much aroma.

An average tasting Heffe....not much in wheat.

Mouthfeel was good...slight carbonation just wish there was more taste.

Serving type: on-tap

04-22-2008 01:52:59 | More by Matty1918
Photo of csmiley


3.25/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Appears to lie between orange and gold in color. Head, retention, and lacing were all spot on for average.

S - Sweet caramel aromas come to the nose first. The sweetness is followed by some spicy grain and yeast. A very light smell wheat shows up in the background.

T - Taste follows smell. Caramel comes through up front. Midway there is some spiciness and yeast / bread. The very end has what I have to guess as wheat. It is so far removed from the flavor that it is hard to pinpoint exactly.

M - Light bodied with good carbonation. Sweet with a very, very mild bitter finish.

D - Drinkability is good. I could have several of these with no problem. The only thing holding it back was a lack of perceptible wheat.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2008 03:13:44 | More by csmiley
Photo of prototypic


2.85/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: It's slightly hazy and a dark amber color. Head is about a finger and a half. Retention was short and virtually no lacing lined the glass.

Smell: Light on the nose is an understatement in this instance. There's a bit of a grainy smell to it. Very light caramel malts are present. That's about it.

Taste: It's primarily malty and sweet. Very light dark fruit flavors are present. It is grainy with just a slight hop twist toward the end.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability: It's light bodied. Carbonation is okay. It's relatively smooth and it goes downeasy enough. But, it's bland flavor severly limits drinkability. Overall, it's very average. I wouldn't seek it out.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2008 04:47:17 | More by prototypic
Photo of Halcyondays


3.73/5  rDev +18%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle,

A: Pours a cloudy red, with little to no head, dissapointing as the American wheat genre usually has big, billowy heads. A below average looking beer.

S: Smells heavily of malt, some root beer, and a hint of cherry, fruit.

T: Tastes spicy on the first taste, but then that backs up to reveal a nice pleasant malty flavour, with a bit of pasta al dente, and a bit of dark fruit, plum especially.

S: Smooth, the carbonation shows up in the mouthfeel even though it isn't there visually, a little to light-bodied for my tastes though, even though this is a wheat beer.

D: Nice drinkability for a wheat beer, a nice surprise since I tend to find their regular hefe mediocre. Probably the 2nd best tasting beer I've had from them, No. 1 being Snow Cap.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2007 23:33:05 | More by Halcyondays
Photo of briman


2.55/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Served from bottle into standard pint glass.

Pours a slightly hazy basic copper color. Smallish beige head dissipates almost immediately, leaving pretty much no lace.

Aroma is caramel, with a light wheat undertone. Somewhat sweet.

Flavor is faintly sweet, with some mild wheat. At first I thought it had some sweetness along the lines of a hard candy, but after the first sip it was basically gone. Not much there honestly. What exactly makes this a "dark" wheat ???? Tastes like a basic generic american wheat ale.

Medium body, moderate carbonation. Balance seems ok, but let's be honest...with no taste and no character, how hard could it really be to balance ? Seems like any other wheat beer out there...certainly nothing distinguishing about this one. Won't be buying this again.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2007 00:32:43 | More by briman
Photo of xav33


2.55/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Pyramid Amber Weizen
12 oz bottle
Moderate pour in a shaker
Recent brewing(?), enjoyed 07/07

Poured a murky brown with an average frothy somewhat lasting head.

Smelt of light to moderate toasted wheat.

Taste was upfront moderate sweet caramel and light bitter toasted malt followed by a light bitter yeasty and toasted malt on a short finish.

Palate was light to medium bodied, slightly oily on a dry finish, lively carbonated and lightly astringent.

Overall, a light mellow dark weizen that seems slightly bland and falls a bit short.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2007 04:37:08 | More by xav33
Photo of MrHungryMonkey


3.15/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Goofy orange yellow brown color. Very cloudy yeast and wheat goodness. Medium off-white creamy head.

Wheat tart powdery and slightly creamy with yeast goodness.

Creamy wheat beer – tart wheat and yeast on the tongue. Sweet malt with really light hop and some bitterness. Overall quite light. Finishes mostly clean with a little bitterness.

Mild carbonation. Medium-light to medium body.

Okay I say.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2007 04:01:20 | More by MrHungryMonkey
Photo of theopholis


2.75/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance- Transluscent amber/orange. Looks nice. The head is a nice two finger off-white affair that settles down reasonably quickly. Leaves no lacing.

Aroma- Some malt sweetness with just a hint of earthiness. A hint of breadiness and citrus. You really have to look for those 2 tho.

Taste- Not much taste at all. You can definately taste the wheat, but there just is not much else there. After the complexity of the smell, the taste is a bit dissapointing.

Mouthfeel- Light to medium body. Over-carbonated. This may explain the lack of taste. The over-carbonation kills your taste-buds.

Drinkability- I'll finish this one, but I'm glad I didn't buy a sixer.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2007 06:51:15 | More by theopholis
Photo of BeerSox


3.08/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle into pint glass.

Murky dark amber appearance with a light tan thin head that doesn't last long.

Hints of sweet brown sugar from a long wort boil. Bits of a wheat base.

Thin maltiness with a little bit of caramel flavor. Not much else. The finish is mostly clean with a bit of grain flavor.

Same as their Hefewezien, almost tasteless and not very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2007 04:32:14 | More by BeerSox
Photo of jasonjlewis


3.78/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer was good except for the head which faded fairly quickly and wasn't anything to write home about. Thick wheaty and caramel malt flavor. Not very much bitterness. Comes out on the nose fairly nicely. Good crispness and nice drinkability. Worth a try. Not complex, but it tasted great. Very sweet. For malty wheat beer lovers.

Appearance changes a lot with from a pint glass to a weizen glass. This beer needs a weizen glass to pour properly. The pint glass gives it zero head. The weizen glass gives it a bunch.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2006 23:35:10 | More by jasonjlewis
Photo of afinepilsner


3.13/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz brown bottle

Pyramid Amber Weizen was a cloudy amber color with an off-white head. The head quickly dissipated to a thin layer leaving a litttle lacing behind. The aroma was mainly sweet malt. The taste was sweet malt and a little yeast and a hint of lemon. The body was medium and fairly heavily carbonated. The drinkabilty was average. It's basically just an average beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2006 21:39:15 | More by afinepilsner
Photo of Xadoor


2.53/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Just finishing off the last couple of bottles that I still have of this. A dark amber colour with very little head. Moderately carbonated, no lacing in the glass. Barely noticable, but lighty sweet and fruity aroma. Sweet caramel flavour to start but finishes a bit tart and dry. Not necessarily a bad beer, just not highly drinkable one.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2006 04:04:03 | More by Xadoor
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Amber Weizen from Pyramid Breweries, Inc.
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