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Freigeist Pimock - Braustelle

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78
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47 Ratings
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Ratings: 47
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 14.97%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Braustelle visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Knapp85 on 08-17-2012)
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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

thewimperoo, Nov 16, 2014
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3.2/5  rDev -4.2%

Walbert_Neto, Nov 16, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

Taperwookie, Nov 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -10.2%

GRG1313, Nov 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +19.8%

Sarmento, Oct 14, 2014
Photo of TheSSG
4.5/5  rDev +34.7%

Pours a huge, dense, frothy head. Sweet malt aroma with a slightly tart, fruity character. Slightly pale, burnt umber color, hazy from yeast. Starts with a nice, rich maltiness with lots of yeastiness. The middle is more and more malt with a touch of hops.There is a toasted malt quality that almost lends a caramel flavor. There is a nice, lingering hop bitterness.

I really, really like this one. It's not as fruity as a Bavarian hefe. The balance of the malt and hops is pretty much sublime.

TheSSG, Oct 11, 2014
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3/5  rDev -10.2%

sbrock22, Oct 08, 2014
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3/5  rDev -10.2%

Mphis, Sep 25, 2014
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3/5  rDev -10.2%

dangermusic, Sep 14, 2014
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3/5  rDev -10.2%

Michael914, Jul 12, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

pknyc, Jul 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

MarkJBurch, Jul 09, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Dan114, Jul 08, 2014
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3/5  rDev -10.2%

wieshefe17, Jul 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

SteeleWright, Jun 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +27.2%

discharmingly, May 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

superdoopersauce, Mar 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

davemathews68, Mar 23, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

logicerror, Mar 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +19.8%

KStark, Feb 13, 2014
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3.34/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

They claim this is the less-fruity Rhineland style rather than the typical Bavarian Hefeweizen. It's quite dry with barely a hint of malty sweetness. Faint grainy aroma with some perfumey notes.

Attractive clear light amber color with a luxuriant foam in the Aventinus Weissbier glass. Sediment seems very tight. Bitter murky twang. A touch of woody edge. Bitter aftertaste but not much actual hop flavor.

Quite drinkable but an austere variety of wheat beer. From the 500 ml bottle purchased for $5.69 at Bine & Vine in San Diego.

mactrail, Feb 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

iatethecloudsfor, Dec 28, 2013
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3.41/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Picked up at Trappist Provisions during a last minute venture around the block. Poured from a 500ml bottle into a weizen glass. I'm always happy to try any new hefeweizens from Germany.

Pours a different color from the usual offering, with this one instead being a deep copper amber rather than a pale straw tone that is found commonly within the style. Contains a frothy head that never seems to fully dissipate no matter how long I let it sit around, as well as a generous amount of bubbles that are constantly rising to the top. Leaves behind some good lacing. Looks like a combination between a märzen, an altbier, and a hefeweizen if you ask me.

Not much of the classic flavors found in the style seem to make themselves noticeable in the aroma, however. There's immediate notes of caramel and toffee, and... Not much else, if you ask me. Some spices permeate, such as black pepper and light clove. Maybe some vanilla, or perhaps some honey. Caramelized in its flavor, and definitely filled with a bready, cracked wheat flavor that is stronger than usual. Toasted and grainy throughout, without too much of the yeast except for some apple/pear juggling. I'd love to see more banana notes on this, however. Underwhelming.

The flavor continues the bizarre flavor pattern, but at least I can say that it's pretty drinkable, at the very least. Notes of green apple, pears, and extremely light banana first wash the palate, followed by some of the black pepper and clove spices that were found earlier. Caramel is big on this one, as well as a caramelized sugar backbone. Quite bready in texture and flavor, with the wheat and toasted grain profile making up a lot of the flavor at the finish. While it's not very breezy or subtle with its flavors, it makes up for it with the undeniably funky, dry, and lightly smoky flavor that rises with each sip. It is, in a certain respect, appealing with its different flavor profile as well as actual resemblance to richly baked bread. It's at least very creamy and thick overall, and further accentuates the bready nature that it is aiming for. While it's a strange beer, it's worthwhile in the long run.

Talk about a brewery that pretty much breaks all the strictly regulated rules in German brewing - this is a hybrid, and definitely is not a traditional or popularized hefeweizen by any means. While it lacks complexity, it's still very rustic and highly food friendly - I paired this with sausage, a locally made baguette, and some blue cheese with kale to good results. Given the quality of the brewery's portfolio, I definitely expected more at $6, but it's not a bad offering. It will, however, upset those who are die-hard fans of the style as it provides very little with its yeasty profile but at least makes up for it in its peculiar and tasty maltiness.

magictacosinus, Nov 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +27.2%

brandonld23, Oct 23, 2013
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3/5  rDev -10.2%

Kaveman, Aug 26, 2013
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Freigeist Pimock from Braustelle
78 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.