Pyramid Hefeweizen | Pyramid Breweries, Inc.

Pyramid HefeweizenPyramid Hefeweizen
904 Ratings
Pyramid HefeweizenPyramid Hefeweizen

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

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-16-2001

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Photo of matjack85
2.67/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I got this single 12oz brown bottle at the Binny's store in Bloomingdale, IL as part of a build-your-own six pack for $9.99, making each bottle $1.67. My label looks totally different from the one shown here on the BA page, but it's the same beer inside.

The beer poured a cloudy golden/orange color which is typical for a wheat beer, but what wasn't typical is that it only produced a ½-finger or white head. Most hefes and wheat beers produce voluminous heads. Retention on this one lasted bout a minute with a minimal amount of lacing.

A mostly wheat and citrusy smell instead of the banana/clove aroma that comes from the German hefes.

I found the flavor to be bland. Mostly wheat malt and a touch of lemon. Not enough of anything and at just 18 IBU's there's not much hop bitterness either.

Light bodied with medium carbonation.

I wish the makers of American wheat ales would stop calling their beers hefeweizens because they are nothing like German hefes.

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Photo of beerpadawan
2.75/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of jsboates
4/5  rDev +28.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of vkv822
2.55/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12oz : tulip pint

Pours a lightly hazy golden yellow with a fizzy, quickly dissolving white head.

Not unpleasant, but fairly simple and subdued flavors. Grassy, straw, wheat, lightly sweet, bread.

Medium-thin body, fizzy carbonation.

A decent beer, easy to drink, but really pretty simple/subdued as stated above.

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Photo of slowdaddy
3/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of sgttibbs
4.25/5  rDev +36.2%

Photo of harry323
4.5/5  rDev +44.2%

Photo of soju6
3.1/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: pours a hazy copper color with a fair head that fades to traces of lacing.

S: Aroma of grain and a bit of malt sweetness in the background.

T: Taste starts with a light bit of citrus with and mild sweetness and some grain. Mild bitterness and a clean finish.

F: fairly light body, smooth and a bit creamy. Decent balance.

O: Nice beer for the style, nothing outstanding but gets the job done without all the fanefare.

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Photo of nickfl
2.48/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

A - Pours with one finger of white foam on top of a hazy, golden amber body. The head settles pretty rapidly and leaves light lace on the glass.

S - Tart wheat and a lttle bit of coriander.

T - Wheat and coriander up front with some clove in the middle. Finishes with tart wheat and more of the ubiquitous coriander flavor.

M - Medium thick body modate carbonation, and a balanced finish.

D - way too spicy with an overwhelming coriander flavor that dominates and normal wheat notes. Really comes across more like a wit than a hefeweisse and pretty well exemplifies everything I dislike about American wheat beers.

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Photo of WDJersey
3/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Jovo
3.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of tigg924
2.65/5  rDev -15.1%
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 +12.2%

Photo of allstar255
3/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of riversider76
3.46/5  rDev +10.9%
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 +28.2%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.1/5  rDev -0.6%
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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3.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of tdm168
3.53/5  rDev +13.1%
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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3.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of jmccraney
3.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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3.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of DerwinWentworth
3.75/5  rDev +20.2%

Photo of bluntedboywonder
3/5  rDev -3.8%

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