Pyramid Hefeweizen | Pyramid Breweries, Inc.

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Pyramid HefeweizenPyramid Hefeweizen

Brewed by:
Pyramid Breweries, Inc.
Washington, United States

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-16-2001

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Photo of tigg924
2.65/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: 1/2 inch head that fades quickly, high carbonation, orange-brown in color, hazy

Smell: dark wheat and slight caramel

Taste: dark wheat, clove, banana. and a touch of bitterness

Mouthfeel: sweet start with a slightly bitter middle and a less bitter end, medium carbonation and bodied

Overall: Below average for the style and one I will pass on in the future. I actually think this one could use a bit more banana flavor to balance it out.

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Photo of ExaltedNecrosis
3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of allstar255
3/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of riversider76
3.46/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy golden orange with a fluffy white head. Excellent retention,and a nice lace. Aroma is of tart fruits,yeast and candy. Body is medium and carbonated. Taste is,of bananna,clove,and fruit. Sweetart finish. Not fantastic,but worth a try for sure.

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Photo of ssjkyle
4/5  rDev +29.4%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.1/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a clear light orange with a foamy beige head that fades to nothing. No lacing on this one. Smell is mainly of wheat and grain aromas. Taste is much the same with a slight yeast flavor. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an average beer all around with no real traditional hefeweizen aromas or flavors.

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Photo of RDW
3.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of tdm168
3.53/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - orangish gold with a short-lived white head

S - faint orange and lemon

T - straw, bread, orange, banana

M - medium bodied, smooth, well carbonated

Allow this beer to open up a bit. After a few sips it becomes a hefeweizen. It has banana notes and a soft wheaty feel. As the beer warms it becomes much more the character it was meant to be.

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Photo of hophopandaway14
3.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of jmccraney
3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
3.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of DerwinWentworth
3.75/5  rDev +21.4%

Photo of bluntedboywonder
3/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of zeledonia
3.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of beerthulhu
2.58/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: Dense tangerine orange color with a thin, spongy, off white head that quickly dissipated. Visible carbonation was hard to determine.

S: A bit of funky tangerines and not much else. Meh.

T: Again a bit of funky tangerines, wheat, mandarin orange. A bit of sour off flavor occurs with concurring sips. Slight hints of musky banana yeastiness is vague but really nothing that defines or solidifies per style.

M: Not a lot of carbonation, a bit washy, medium body, funky hay flavor off the tongue.

O: Flavor does get a bit better mid way through but maybe it just gets more tolerable. Clean yeast profile, not a lot of wheat detection, overall mundane experience with a six pack just asking for disappointment. A struggle to finish.

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Photo of Bockerdoppel91
3/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of dlin0sbb
3.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of wilkinswesley
3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of ngeunit1
3.5/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a hazy golden-orange color with a finger of frothy white head atop. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some light lacing.

S - Aroma is a mix of wheat, lemon zest, with a bit of bread and noble hops.

T - Starts off with some sweet wheat with some lightly tart lemon zest. Through the middle some noble hops come through with a hint of bitterness and a bit of bread. The finish is a mix of lemon and citrus hops, with some wheat and a touch of pepper.

M - Light-bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a crisp and lightly tart finish.

D - Very drinkable. Very crisp and refreshing, but a touch thin and mild overall.

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Photo of Gregwa
3.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of chrisfallon83
2.5/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of StoicBeast
3/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of crobinso
2.5/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of snocntry
3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of horshack7
3.08/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: It pours a hazy copper with a rocky head around two fingers thick.

Aroma: Grain, lemon zest, light breadiness with some citrus hop.

Taste: A fairly crisp mouthfeel to start. Light citrus in the front, lemon, touch of grain wisps of banana. Touch of clove and a light dry finish.

Notes: Well it's drinkable overall and the dry finish is a nice plus. Cheers.

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Pyramid Hefeweizen from Pyramid Breweries, Inc.
3.09 out of 5 based on 902 ratings.
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