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Pyramid Imperial Hefeweizen

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Formerly brewed at Pyramid Breweries
Style: Weizen Bock
Seattle, Washington USA

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RATINGS: 184   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Brewed with 60% malted wheat, our Imperial Hefeweizen is a smooth full-bodied, unfiltered ale with a pleasant hop flavor for a taste that’s uniquely refreshing.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29022) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2007
Draft at Bailey’s Taproom, Portland. An unclear golden beer with a lazing white head. The aroma is sweet with notes of wheat, malt, and oranges. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of wheat, orange, and light notes of banana, leading to a dry wheaty finish. The body is so light - that I’d never think it was 7.5% ABV - my guess would be around 4%.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (12167) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 21, 2007
Draught, Pyramid Alehouse Seattle
Extra cloudy. Dull beige. Banana and alcohol on the nose. Firm alcoholic character, light banana fruitiness, and lots of malt. Still manages to retain drinkability despite its size. A fairly well-executed rendition of a silly concept.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2007
(Bottle) Pours a murky orange body with a medium white head. Aroma of mustiness, vanilla, orange peel, banana, and some clove (as it warms). Flavor of strong wheat presence, banana, orange peel, clove, and pepper.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
argo0 (11317) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 25, 2008
(22oz bottle) Small off-white head atop cloudy light amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, yeasty wheat, some orange, butterscotch. Taste is medium sweet, apricot/orange, yeast, some wheat, alcohol, light candi sugar. Somewhat dry finish. Medium body, faint acidity.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11071) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 11, 2007
on tap-pours an off white head and cloudy straw color. Aroma is mild wheat. Taste is wheat, some grain-some sweetness. Smooth.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 21, 2007
Date: 10/19/2007
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party

hazy orange, wispy white head, big wheat aroma with a slight sweetness and spicyness, creamy body, sweet malt flavor, lots of wheat character but only a hint of tartness, light fruityness, more of a light wheat wine than a hefeweizen

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (10696) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 12, 2007
Wheaty aroma, arguably with floral/citrus. Hazy ripe apricot color with a white head that ringed. Medium bodied with creamy carbonation. The flavor starts with a little citrus sour, followed by wheat, and a slight amount of bitter. Not finding banana. The finish is pretty dry, and it seems to be floral and citrus hop. A really nice ale, but not a German style hefe. Anybody disagrees, let me know. I can always use education.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10405) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 24, 2007
Bottle from River’s Bend. Pours a hazy dark amber hue with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with fair lacing. Good wheat and banana aroma. Medium body with soft carbonation. Medium well balanced spicy flavor with a good sweet finish of moderate duration. Good soft drinkable beer.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ratman197 (9448) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 4, 2008
Bomber poured a cloudy golden amber with a small lasting ivory head. Aromas of yeast, wheat, light citrus and a hint of banana. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of yeast, wheat, bread with faint hints of banana and with a smooth dry moderatly bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (8781) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2007
Bottle... Murky amber ale with golden highlights and a small, ultra creamy, off-white head. Excellent retention. Low spicy phenols and fruity esters. Big on hops (for the style). Big yeast. Toffee sweetness up front, citrus pith bitterness on the backside. Full-bodied and mega creamy with moderate carbonation. Finishes lightly sweet, then dry and caustic. I like it because it’s not brewed to style. Cheers to scraff for bringing this one down to Palm Beach with him!


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