Pyramid Hefeweizen
Pyramid Breweries, Inc.

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From:
Pyramid Breweries, Inc.
 
Washington, United States
Style:
Hefeweizen
Ranked #375
ABV:
5.2%
Score:
72
Ranked #29,923
Avg:
3.13 | pDev: 15.97%
Reviews:
450
Ratings:
473
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jan 06, 2022
Added:
Aug 16, 2001
Wants:
  14
Gots:
  115
SCORE
72
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Reviewed by snaotheus from Washington

2.95/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
2022-01-05
12oz bottle served in a tulip. I can't really read the number on the bottle, and I don't think it's really human-understandable anyway. Seems to start with a J081, which is as useful to you as it is to me.

I have had this beer many times, but not for many years. It has probably been more than a decade. But, it was one of my entry points into craft beer. At least, back when Pyramid was actually a Washington brewery...

First half of the pour was pretty clear, so I roused the second half pretty aggressively, which resulted in a very hazy light amber-yellow pour with a medium sized head and quite a bit of fine, active carbonation. The smell is mild but distinctly doughy, maybe a little bit of vague fruity character.

Taste is kind of an bitter, dull grainy character, maybe with a hint of banana or something else vaguely fruity.

Mouthfeel is very dry, almost chalky. Overall...I didn't remember it being very good, but it's not as good as I remember.
Jan 06, 2022
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Reviewed by TheBricenator from Oregon

3.59/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Look: Murky rich orange with a vigorously-forming head that balloons to a pillow and slowly settles, leaving great lacing behind
Aroma: Fresh baked wheat bread, hints of cloves, and some light banana
Taste: Wheat bread kicks it off as clove slowly trickles into the mix as well. The clove fades and banana notes enter and hold center stage for a moment before wheat bread regains momentum and carries through to the finish
Mouthfeel: Full, very soft throughout, medium-high carbonation, and a soft, smooth finish
Overall: I dig it. I love a good Weissbier and though this one is fairly ‘smoothed out’ as far as they go, especially compared to a German-brewed version, it’s still good and tasty. Clove and banana are present but light and not with a ton of depth, but the wheat aroma/flavor is solid as is the mouthfeel. Good enough for me on a nice evening and for only $3.20 for a 22oz. pounder
Apr 18, 2021
 
Rated: 3.03 by GaryColeman from California

Nov 09, 2020
 
Rated: 3.77 by smi69 from New York

May 25, 2020
 
Rated: 3.25 by d5001986 from Wisconsin

Oct 25, 2019
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Reviewed by mjstanton from Ohio

4.33/5  rDev +38.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Tried it recently on a business trip. Had several and would definitely drink again. Overall as good or better than some of the local hefeweizen's here that I enjoy.
Aug 26, 2019
 
Rated: 3 by bdlusa from Texas

Jun 02, 2019
 
Rated: 2.11 by Oh_Dark_Star from Washington

May 25, 2019
 
Rated: 3.04 by XsoldoutX from Pennsylvania

May 17, 2019
 
Rated: 3.14 by craigbelly from Iowa

Apr 24, 2019
 
Rated: 3 by ArnoldBlumenthal from Maryland

Mar 21, 2019
 
Rated: 3.65 by ADKbeerguy from New York

Nov 09, 2018
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Reviewed by Nvrmind16 from California

3.6/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A Hefeweizen that feels and smells authentic ,but tastes more american than european. Not a bad beer but lacks some of the brighter flavor notes I associate with the classic Hefeweizen.
Nov 09, 2018
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Reviewed by iguanodon from Utah

3.15/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75
[Original rating 2012-08-03] Pours gold/orange with a thin white head that disappears quickly. Aroma is banana and straw, with a hint of black pepper. Taste is wheat, sweet, bitter and a bit sour in the finish. Good carbonation.
Oct 03, 2018
 
Rated: 3.15 by Myboymi from Kansas

Jul 09, 2018
 
Rated: 3.83 by West-Coast_Beer-Belly from California

Jul 04, 2018
 
Rated: 3.29 by opd213 from California

Jun 10, 2018
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Reviewed by edc20 from Oregon

3.84/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Banana flavor is fairly subtle for a Hefeweizen. Medium carbonation and medium body. It's not packing a lot of spices. 168kcal for 5.2 abv, somewhat of a high ratio for you calorie counters. Others have said it's more of a wheat beer than a hef, and I think that's true and wonder if it'd get better ratings if it didn't betray your expectations.
May 20, 2018
 
Rated: 3.43 by Tallsasquatch from Alaska

Feb 15, 2018
 
Rated: 3.21 by Kayakguy from Massachusetts

Feb 10, 2018
 
Rated: 3.29 by UtahBeerPleb from Utah

Dec 28, 2017
 
Rated: 3.04 by jreinha2 from Washington

Oct 03, 2017
 
Rated: 2.75 by mpenske from California

Aug 27, 2017
 
Rated: 3 by kkenagy from Oregon

Aug 09, 2017
 
Rated: 3.02 by SlightlyGrey from Minnesota

Aug 01, 2017
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Rated by davidward from Florida

3/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
I'm not a big Hefeweizen fan, but this is a nice wheat beer. A nice summer brew.
Jul 18, 2017
 
Rated: 4.44 by Jerid from Florida

Jul 16, 2017
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Reviewed by Bitterbill from Wyoming

2.2/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2
On draught at Buffalo wild wings.
Cloudy orange with a lot of foam. Decent lacing.
Man is that nose light. Wheat, only hints of it really. As far as spices and fruits go, I don't get any. Same goes for the taste. This is a Wheat ale not a Hefeweizen.
Jun 22, 2017
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Reviewed by Everydayoff from Thailand

3.15/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
355ml bottle poured into a pint glass.

Hazy golden orange color with a finger of white foam that dissipates to nothing, there is no lacing or anything left except the visible fizzy carbonation.

Floral and sweet malt in a nose, also mild banana and subtle clove along with some spice from yeast. There is some suggestion of wheat and grain too.

The taste is very sweet from wheat and bread malt also floral like in the aroma. Some yeast with its clove spice and mild fruitiness. No hop. No bitterness.

Medium body with fizzy and lively mouthfeel from its high carbonation, the feeling is crisp and quite refreshing with a dry finish.

Not a familiar face for Hefeweizen. Just okay for some refreshing.
Jun 20, 2017
 
Rated: 3.59 by BellinghamBiker from Connecticut

Jun 15, 2017
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Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

3.11/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
Sometimes I'm amazed by the amount of beers I've had, I dunno, 100 times or more that I haven't ever written a beer review for. Well, 2017, Pyramid Hefeweizen, here you go. Before there was Blue Moon, Pyramid seemed to have a good amount of the market share for craft beers.

Pours dull cloudy yellow with a full 1" of white head on it. Pretty classic look I would say. Aroma of wheat, mild Belgian banana yeast. Pretty clean compared to more traditional hefe yeasts.

Taste is mild, imparts wheat, mild clove, stays away from the heavy banana and band aid notes. Not dry or phenolic. somewhere between an American wheat and a hefeweizen, this beer lies in that middle ground. Easy to drink, a throwback to the late 80s and 90s.
Jun 11, 2017
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Reviewed by poisoneddwarf from Idaho

3.29/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Backlog. 12 oz bottle. Smells of wheat, lemons, Granny Smith apples. Disappointing head and below average hazy hue when compared to its German counterparts. Flavor is very American rather than German. Tastes of wheat--like it should--and lemons (I did not put a lemon wedge in it, ya wankers). This beer was much better straight out of the bottle.
Jun 10, 2017
 
Rated: 2.52 by Raziel313 from California

May 26, 2017
 
Rated: 3.37 by drews240 from Rhode Island

Mar 19, 2017
 
Rated: 3.5 by Jodio from Texas

Feb 11, 2017
 
Rated: 3.34 by Sound_Explorer from Washington

Jan 14, 2017
 
Rated: 2.63 by AnotherDisease from California

Dec 18, 2016
 
Rated: 3.76 by Wontonst from California

Dec 07, 2016
 
Rated: 4.1 by Noooddle from Washington

Nov 12, 2016
 
Rated: 2.75 by DamienI from Washington

Oct 30, 2016
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