Pyramid Hefeweizen
Pyramid Breweries, Inc.

Pyramid HefeweizenPyramid Hefeweizen
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Style:
German Hefeweizen
Ranked #751
ABV:
5.2%
Score:
72
Ranked #47,301
Avg:
3.13 | pDev: 15.97%
Reviews:
448
Ratings:
919
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Pyramid Breweries, Inc.
 
Washington, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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Gots
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SCORE
72
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Reviews: 448 | Ratings: 919
Reviews by bluetrevian:
Photo of bluetrevian
3.5/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Photo of BeerBobber
4.08/5  rDev +30.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a dark hazy orange with a creamy white head. Large chunks of sediment are evident in the beer.

Smells of citrus and white bread.

Taste comes through with some citrus and a bit of spice. Main taste is the usual good beer notes.

Mouth feel is a bit light with a crisp finish.

There really is not a lot of spice or citrus here. What was there was a very good and refreshing beer. I like this one quite a bit and again do not get the low ratings. This is a tasty beer and folks should give it a try.

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Photo of vfgccp
3.92/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap this is a very nice hefe. Not sure why it has such a low rating, perhaps it's worse in bottle as my review was based on tap. Clean and crisp, could be a little creamier on the mouthfeel, but overall not a bad beer at all.

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Photo of bisonfort
3.2/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Like half lager half Hefeweizen

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Photo of dabone
3.42/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served on tap. Cloudy orange with marginal head. Taste is fruitier than expected with a hint of grain. Decent mouthfeel. Not a bad hefeweizen compared to other American manufacturers.

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Photo of Tlringer
4.67/5  rDev +49.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Better beer than rated. I give it 90/100. Tried it on tap at Danny K's in Anaheim California

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Photo of NEhophead
3.28/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On-tap at the Berkeley locale.

Poured a slightly hazy auburn-straw in color. A pillowy white head that leaves condensed lacing with pretty decent strength down the weizen's glass.

Powdered, musty wheat and grains. A few notes of lemon with a touch of sweetness. Rather odorless.

Toasted oats and wheat; bready in flavor. Clean tasting with just a hint of mustiness. A semi-sweet baked malt character adding to the biscuit-like wheat and grain flavors. A few touches of bright citric flavors, mainly lemon.

Light bodied; airy and just a bit gritty on the palate.

A pretty average hefeweizen. Nothing that stands out about this offering, but nothing that is really unpleasant either.

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Photo of kaseydad
3.46/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery/restaurant.

Hazy yellow pour with murky waters ahead. Nice lacing.

Aroma consists of lemon and wheat.

Not a bad taste at all. Refreshing lemony/wheat taste. A little dab of lemon livens it up.

Being their "signature" beer, this isn't bad for a hot day. Lower alcohol enables multiples with ease. I remember trying this many, many years ago and not liking it. I think it has been tweaked a little through the years. Not the greatest but worth a try for hefe fans.

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Photo of Falcone
3/5  rDev -4.2%

Photo of Wontonst
3.76/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mobyfann
2.8/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Paid $1.59 for a single...

The beer pours a hazy golden base, medium white head, minimal retention and no lacing on the glass. The smell is contains a hint of malt.

The taste is rather bland, very light Hefe with a touch of malt and fruit tones. Pretty nice on the palette but with low retention could be much smoother. It's drinkable if it were a light beer, but it isn't, not impressed given the style.

Final Thought: I wanted a Hefe and got a poor excuse for one. Thumbs down!

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Photo of zeledonia
3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

Photo of jeremiahoden
3.75/5  rDev +19.8%

Photo of ChaseRCalkins
4.34/5  rDev +38.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I will always remember this beer as my first Hefewiezen. Was the easiest to find for me being a domestic beer and I thoroughly enjoy it, hard to compare to imports but still my favorite domestic hefe. Fruitier taste than expected, good mouthfeel, cloudy appearance, very low hoppy-ness.

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Photo of brentk56
3.18/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a cloudy golden color with a white head with somewhat larger bubbles than I expected; some lacing

Smell: A little vanilla and some citrus; not much banana or bubblegum

Taste: Vanilla and slightly nutty; a bit peppery with a with a smooth finish; somewhat unpleasant phenolic aftertaste, however

Mouthfeel: Light and creamy bodied; pretty decent carbonation

Drinkability: Pleasant enough, but somewhat dumbed down from other hefes I have tasted; much nicer out of the bottle than the sample I had on tap recently

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Photo of Arbitrator
2.23/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

On-tap with a slice of lemon.

A: Hazy orange with hints of yellow. Head is nonexistent and lacing is light. A ring around the top remains throughout the drink.

S: Mostly floral and citrusy. Hints of clove and hops.

T: Bready and floral. Tart (enhanced by the lemon) and light hops. A sweet beer.

M: On the lighter side of medium-bodied. Carbonation is satisfactory.

D: Decent. I don't really drink this anymore, but once in a while I'll get it on tap. This is the beer that helped me transition from macro to craft brews.

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Photo of maxcoinage
3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of Squire
3.15/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of connecticutpoet
2.83/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of yesyouam
2.88/5  rDev -8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

Pyramid Hefeweizen is a cloudy golden ale with large particles floating around in it. It has a thin white head that leaves a little lacing on the glass. It has a simple wheat aroma with a touch of lemon and herbs. It's light bodied and lively. The finish is pretty watery and it leaves the mouth a little silty. It's a solid wheat flavor. There are some esters detected in the taste, but it's mostly grain and lemon. I'm not getting the banana/clove I would expect. This is sort of a lackluster American Wheat Ale.

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Photo of smartassboiler
3/5  rDev -4.2%

Photo of Harimad_Sol
3.5/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mynie
3.48/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Nice head. This is a pretty beer, golden amber and nice and cloudy.

Strong, slightly sweet wheat-grain taste. Very hoppy, for a wheat beer. This really doesn?t taste much like a typical hefeweizen.

Fully carbonated body, but really nothing too special. Goes down smooth. Sweet, pleasant aftertaste.

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Photo of djbreezy
3.13/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Punching through a variety pack of Pyramid beers that I have left over from Thanksgiving...

appearance - yellow, cloudy/unfiltered, white head, some retention

smell - lemon/citrus/orange

taste - citrus notes and malt

mouthfeel - medium body and carbonation

overall - this isn't the pinnacle of a hef but it's an okay session beer when you're not trying for the best

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Photo of monaquee
3/5  rDev -4.2%

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Pyramid Hefeweizen from Pyramid Breweries, Inc.
Beer rating: 72 out of 100 with 919 ratings