This week’s beer: Pyramid Hefeweizen unfiltered wheat ale
This ale pours with a nice, white head that settles to a thin, but persistent layer across the top of the pint. I swirled the last little bit of the beer in the bottle to rouse the yeast and give it a cloudiness that is desired in the style.
The Pyramid Hefeweizen aroma is a little like Juicy Fruit gum with a hint of grassiness. There is hardly any aroma of banana or cloves as this style of beer calls for.
The taste is mild and slightly metallic which creates a flavor that is very thin and almost watery.
Overall, this is a weak beer with nothing special or even interesting about it.
I’m not a fan of too many wheat beers and this one isn’t going to change my mind. Wheat beer should be consumed when it’s fresh and perhaps this bottle was a little past its prime.
Pair with spicy Thai food.
J.T. is a contributor for the Fayetteville Flyer and writes the “It’s All About the Beer” column. He is also the owner and brewer at the Tanglewood Branch Beer Co., located at 1431 S. School Ave. in Fayetteville.
For more beer reviews from J.T., see his author page.