Pyramid Hefeweizen | Pyramid Breweries, Inc.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-16-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
902
Reviews:
443
Avg:
3.09
pDev:
16.18%
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
104
For Trade:
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Photo of MFMB
2.87/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

G rated review: I enjoy a good hefe, this one I did not enjoy as much as previous ones

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Photo of CameronWolff
4.08/5  rDev +32%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mikesubocz
3/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is a very bland hefeweizen.

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Photo of EdTheEdge
2.5/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of muldersha
1.63/5  rDev -47.2%
look: 1.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

A 650mL brown glass bottle purchased in Portland, OR so presumably fresh though I don't see any bottling date.

Pours a hazy orange color with a boisterous white head. However, the head features incredibly large bubbles that dissipate quickly without even a whisper of lacing within just seconds of pouring. Looks flat, hazy, and somewhat gross.

Aromas are musty with only muddled hints of wheat, orange peel, and cracked black pepper.

On the palate, there is only a swampy, under-carbonated, bramble of nondescript flavors. Seems to have a very low pH, but somewhat reminds me of stomach bile.

Very uninviting mouthfeel and an almost unpalatable finish. I wouldn't peg this for a hefeweizen. In fact, in a blind tasting, I would be incredibly surprised to learn this wasn't first fermented using human spit. There are few macros I wouldn't rather drink over this. This reminds me of a beer you would find at a small brewery/restaurant that hasn't quite got its shit together. Amazing that this has the distribution that it does. One of the worst beers in the world that isn't Heineken or Corona. Seriously, this is undrinkable.

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Photo of ChaseRCalkins
4.34/5  rDev +40.5%
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 PawG
2.55/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of KLHBB
3.12/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a bottle into an over-sized wine glass. Dark apricot color with a three finger head. Smells like steel? I taste the signature banana and clove but it's a danker and waterier version of better Hefes. A little bitter, but not in a good hops way. The mouthfeel is medium to light, overall I'd rather have something else.

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Photo of graybayou
2.5/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of momc
2.51/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of DoctorZombies
3.03/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pale Amber pour(9)but more like a murky apricot; non existent white head. Heavy sediment in bottom of glass. Whimper of a floral nose. Breadth with a little carbonated floral zing. Lite and watery. Powdery rose petal finish.

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Photo of italianstallion
3/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of keng1343
3.08/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Gaddabble
3.48/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zaximus
3.05/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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

Photo of dabone
3.42/5  rDev +10.7%
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 RHVC59
3.18/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Tlringer
4.67/5  rDev +51.1%
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 camarocrazy67
2.46/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

It taste exactly like bud

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Photo of vfgccp
3.92/5  rDev +26.9%
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 Beeeeeerman
3/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of buzzy
3/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BCborn
3/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of CheapBeerBuzz
3.11/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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