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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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3.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of beerthulhu
2.58/5  rDev -17.3%
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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3/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of wilkinswesley
3.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of ngeunit1
3.5/5  rDev +12.2%
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 +4.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -19.9%

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3/5  rDev -3.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -19.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of horshack7
3.08/5  rDev -1.3%
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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3/5  rDev -3.8%

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3/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of TempeBeerMan
3.05/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a Weizen glass.

A – A hazy straw yellow with a one-finger white head of soapy looking foam. Decent amount of patchy lacing.

S – Doughy malts, a little citrus zest, yeast and subdued hops. Overall aroma is “mild”.

T – Follows the nose, with cereal-like malt grain forward, followed by some bland lemon citrus, and ending with slight hop bitterness. Getting just a slight nuttyness from the grain. Honestly, resembles a pale more than a Hefe. Refreshing enough, but also kind of bland.

M – Light-to-medium bodied and a moderate level of carbonation.

O – A ho-hum brew that brings nothing memorable to the table. Quality ingredients and presentation, but overall just way to subdued for my tastes.

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3.3/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A-pours a hazy orange soft amber color with a white head with average retention
S-honey, hay, slight hint of citrus
T-lots of wheat malt flavor, hop provide nice bitterness and leave a bit of citrus in the finish. well balanced
M-medium-light bodied
O-Pretty good straight forward wheat beer. Nothing crazy but on point and very drinkable

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3/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Dave128
3.08/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz twist-off bottle into a Sam Adams perfect pint.

A - A medium pour yields about a finger of fizzy white head. It retains for a while, but is mostly held up by the etching in the glass. Body is yellow golden in color with only a slight haziness. Lacing is nonexistent.

S - Smells of sour wheat and grass.

T - As with the nose, this hefeweizen is a little too sour up front, with not a lot of character to back it up. There is a mild pepperyness in the finish.

M - Light bodied and thankfully not overcarbonated.

O - An average wheat ale. I would compare it to a blue moon with just a little more wheat flavor.

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3/5  rDev -3.8%

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2.25/5  rDev -27.9%

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3/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.58/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours a hazy golden yellow with a 2 finger head, decent retention, and a resulting thin lace.

Smell - Smells of wheat, lemon and grass.

Taste - Follows the nose. Lots of wheat and lemon. Finish is subtly bitter and semi-dry.

Mouthfeel - Light body, with a sharp, crisp bite.

Overall - Not a hefewiezen as the name suggests, but a decent wheat beer nonetheless.

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2.5/5  rDev -19.9%

Photo of aranheaney
3.95/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had on tap at an Irish place in Buffalo with lunch (Beef on Weck) before BRUUUCE on 4-13-12. (Reviewed from notes)

A-Nice, cloudy with decent head

S-Pretty typical Hefe

T-Good, nicely balanced

M-A little bit chewy for my taste

O-Good, now that Rochester's North American Brewery has acquired Pyramid, I'm sure we'll be seeing more of their offerings, and that's a good thing

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Pyramid Hefeweizen from Pyramid Breweries, Inc.
Beer rating: 3.12 out of 5 with 904 ratings
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