Pyramid Hefeweizen Ale

Pyramid Hefeweizen Ale

Rated 3.171 by BeerPals

Brewed by Pyramid Breweries Inc.

Seattle, WA, United States

Style:  Hefeweizen

5.2% Alcohol by Volume

18 International Bittering Units

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The standard by which all other wheat beers are judged. Our deliciously deranged American-Style Hefeweizen is an award winning take on this Bavarian classic. This refreshingly unfiltered wheat ale delivers a distinctively smooth flavor worth sharing with friends. Original Gravity: 12.5 Alcohol by Volume: 5.20% IBU: 18 Malts: 39% 2 Row Pale Barley, 60% Malted Wheat,1% Caramel Hops: Nugget, Liberty Availability: Year Round Pairings: Fish, Salads, Poultry, Spicy Foods

ID: 473 Last updated 5 months ago Added to database 20 years ago

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Overall Rank22201
Overall Percentile53.1
Style Rank369 of 928
Style Percentile60.2
Lowest Score2.3
Highest Score4.5
Average Score3.180
Weighted Score3.171
Standard Deviation0.457

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FERO 40 reviews
rated 3.5 14 years ago

Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 8

I don't know why I give Pyramid Brewery such good reviews. I really don't find their beers at the top of any of the categories. However, the Hef is my favorite of their beers. It pours a light, cloudy, gold. It has a nice flavor but have found the lemon wedge really enhances the flavor. I am a Widmer Brothers Hef guy through and through.

  • QATFISH 430 reviews
    rated 3.1 7 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Held this one back in the cellar for a while. Golden orange with just a ring around it. Attractive sweet lemon and hay aroma with just a hint of raisin and cinnamon (???). Flavor also has hay and grass on creamy wheat, maybe a bit of toast a little sweet. Any citrus that might have been here is gone. Refreshing, clean, just a little sticky, light & tingly carbonation (again, some was probably lost in storage). Not amazing, but a very serviceable drink.

  • RJA 2975 reviews
    rated 3.8 8 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    An opague dirty-yellow colored beer with a big frothy textured, white head that rises ribustly above. Good retention on that head. It settles eventually into a thick film and ringlet. Light lemony nose. Yeast, wheat, lemon profile in the tasting. Light medium bodied and crisp.

  • RICHSBEER 1729 reviews
    rated 3.1 9 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    pours a dense tangerine orange color with a thin, spongy, off white head that quickly dissipated. The aroma is a bit of funky tangerines and not much else. The taste consists of funky tangerines, wheat, mandarin orange with a bit of sour off flavor occurs. There is also a slight hint of musky banana yeastiness. The mouthfeel is not well carbonated, but has a medium body and a bit of a weird aftertaste.

  • HONKEYMOFO 1000 reviews
    rated 3.2 9 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    It pours a hazy and thick light-amber and dark orange with a fairly thick white head and some copious lacing. An aroma of wheaty malts, light hops, light orange and citrus notes, bread and biscuits, and light spiciness. The mouthfeel is smooth, fairly thick, and rich. Flavors of wheat malts, hops, orange and citrus, bread and biscuits, light bitterness and mild spiciness. Average for a hefeweizen..

  • CYBERCAT 10042 reviews
    rated 4.1 11 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 8

    Pours an opaque light golden, like fresh wild honey, with a nice fine-bubbled white head. Aroma is lemony, yeasty and slightly sweet. Yeasty flavor has lemony and honey undertones. Texture is fizzy and rough, and leaves the whole mouth tingling with a slightly bitter, slightly citrus and slightly sweet finish.

  • FARGINGBASTIGE6 1476 reviews
    rated 3.0 11 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Sampled... if you call a 20 oz. a sampled... at the SeaTac Aiport Seattle Taproom on 12-30-09. A mild hefe that was undistinguishable from any number of other average hefes. Not bad... just not great.

  • ALEFAN 118 reviews
    rated 3.4 12 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    This is an old faithful. When there is no other its this one. It is nice an has a good flavor. Very refreshing in the mouth. For some reason, I enjoy the yeast in the bottle and consider this the best part of this style. Quite robust aroma which makes this a good ole stand by.

  • BROTHERBRANDO 186 reviews
    rated 3.1 12 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 6

    Smells like white grape juice. Light, crisp mouthfeel. Another hefe-weizen in a bottle. I would try it again if I could. I remember it not being my cup of tea. But different strokes for different folks.

  • JERRYMORRISON 2130 reviews
    rated 2.7 12 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 4 | Overall: 5

    The best thing about this is the appearance, it is a nice cloudy orange-amber with brown tinge. The aroma is almost non existant, except a little wheat pokes through. Flavor is kinda bland also with a hint of wheat and a little yeast. Overall its rather underwhelming.

  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 3.0 12 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    pretty much another average beer from Pyramid...the only positive that seperates it just a little is the heavier wheat taste than in many other heffes. I like to be able to taste the wheat.

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