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Freigeist Pimock - Braustelle

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38 Ratings
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Ratings: 38
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 14.03%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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JustinMatthew

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -32.8%

03-28-2013 19:28:48 | More by JustinMatthew
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brez8791

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -25.4%

07-04-2013 21:47:44 | More by brez8791
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cbutova

Massachusetts

2.63/5  rDev -21.5%

A- 500ml bottle poured into a tall, slim glass with a clear light orange body, right between golden and amber. A nice creamy white head forms made up of a ton of really fine bubbles and about two fingers high. Head retention is good and there are a few nice patches of lace down the glass.

S- I really don't get that much, this one is even pretty faint compared to most Hefeweizens. Those important esters and phenols are mostly missing and I just pick up some light caramel, wheat and grains. Tiny citrus and vanilla.

T- The most striking thing about this beer to me is the lack of the banana, clove, ester and phenol dominance. It can be low but is almost non-existent for me and those are certainly the defining characteristics of this style. To me this tastes like a Pale mixed with a Hefe with light caramel, cracked grain, apple, citrus and wheat notes. Feels diluted and just lacking strong flavors.

MF- Light bodied overall consistency with foamy, high carbonation. Tiniest bitterness in the finish but more sweetness.

Really not a huge fan of much here. Nothing offensive but there is more apple/general light fruit here for me than any of the great esters and phenols that characterize this style.

05-25-2013 02:51:30 | More by cbutova
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pknyc

New York

2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

07-10-2014 21:43:02 | More by pknyc
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logicerror

California

2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

03-09-2014 03:48:21 | More by logicerror
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Philousa

California

2.78/5  rDev -17%

Looks fairly clear and golden with an amber hue towards the middle. Very creamy head sits a half a finger and sticks to the glass as you drink. Aroma is clean, like a German Marzen. It's malty, syrupy, and nutty. There is some spiciness with a big whiff, but you really have to look for it. This doesn't smell so much wheaty as sweet, like so many German lagers do to me. I also get some earthy, somewhat dirty hops. Not as bright as most lagers or ales of the region. The taste is strange. It's like a battle between Hefeweizen and German lager. I get some nuttiness and tartness then followed by a sweet syrupy flavor that can only be described as malt. There is a clean finish that is more lager than ale. By clean I mean that the flavors tend to dissipate and just leave you with a dry finish. Body is medium, which is lighter than I was expecting from this wheat beer.

This one is just confusing. I mainly dislike German lagers unless they're a Pils or a well balanced Maibock. The clean taste really threw me off, but it really made it drinkable, which is why the Germans love these beers. I'm mixed about it, but it's still not something I'd reach for without being prodded.

10-27-2012 05:06:24 | More by Philousa
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avalon07

South Carolina

2.88/5  rDev -14%

A: Poured from a bottle to a weizen glass. Had an orange-brown color and a cloudy consistency. There was a big, creamy, long-lasting head. Good lacing.

S: A slightly odd, acidic aroma of wheat and malt. Didn't have that typically sweet smell you get with a hefeweizen.

T: Tasted of malt, wheat and a little bit of the bubblegum quality you get in this style. A big problem here is that it's very thin and watery. The bubblegum is barely noticeable. It's simply not a well made flavor.

M: A fair amount of carbonation with a thin, watery finish. Light-bodied.

O: This beer is kind of a misfire. It has some decent qualities, but ultimately misses the mark.

03-06-2013 13:43:09 | More by avalon07
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brotherloco

California

3/5  rDev -10.4%

03-25-2013 01:51:36 | More by brotherloco
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wieshefe17

Nevada

3/5  rDev -10.4%

07-04-2014 05:49:39 | More by wieshefe17
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Kaveman

Illinois

3/5  rDev -10.4%

08-26-2013 02:38:08 | More by Kaveman
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popery

California

3/5  rDev -10.4%

This beer pours a deep, brownish orange with a big creamy white head. It's very cloudy. Plenty of yeast in this hefe. Unfortunately, the appearance is the strongest area for this beer.

I don't know if it's a question of freshness, shipping conditions or something similar, but the beer doesn't have the fresh grain flavors so necessary to the style. It smells a bit stale, and perhaps worse, there's just not much of interest. There's little in the way of hefeweizen aromas, maybe a tiny touch of spice. I'm getting a bit of citric hops. The strongest contribution is from the lightly caramel-ish malt. Otherwise, there's not much going on.

The flavor seems to have a little more wheat character, and it's rather refreshing, really. However, it's still a bit bland. It's pretty much just light caramel with light citrus. The mouthfeel helps out some. It's nice and creamy. Relatively low carbonation but a full mouthfeel for the abv.

Not bad but fairly disappointing compared to the kolsch. The beer is fine, but I don't really see the point. It's like they took a hefeweizen and removed the best parts. Plus, there are so many excellent light and refreshing beers in Germany that I'm not really sure where this fits in.

09-02-2012 04:58:28 | More by popery
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jkermitj

Mississippi

3/5  rDev -10.4%

03-20-2013 00:52:04 | More by jkermitj
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Michael914

Illinois

3/5  rDev -10.4%

07-12-2014 05:10:02 | More by Michael914
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Dan114

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -3%

07-08-2014 01:30:35 | More by Dan114
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Thomas_Picton

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -3%

11-27-2012 00:57:07 | More by Thomas_Picton
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kaelingirl

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -3%

02-11-2013 21:12:35 | More by kaelingirl
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lsummers

California

3.25/5  rDev -3%

02-24-2013 07:06:31 | More by lsummers
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mactrail

Washington

3.34/5  rDev -0.3%

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.

02-06-2014 05:15:00 | More by mactrail
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metter98

New York

3.4/5  rDev +1.5%

A: The beer is cloudy yellowish orange in color and has a moderate to high amount of visible carbonation. It poured into a weizen glass with a two finger high white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a bit of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: There are light aromas of wheat in the nose along with notes of fruity yeast and hints of clove.
T: As in the smell, the taste is dominated by flavors of wheat and grainy malts and has slight hints of fruity yeast and clove.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer tastes a little bland compared to other beers in the style but is nonetheless easy to drink. It seems like it could use some banana flavors to help offset the heavy amount of wheat.

09-02-2012 15:03:14 | More by metter98
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magictacosinus

California

3.41/5  rDev +1.8%

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.

11-05-2013 08:31:12 | More by magictacosinus
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MarkJBurch

New York

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

07-09-2014 14:40:25 | More by MarkJBurch
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superdoopersauce

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

03-27-2014 03:07:26 | More by superdoopersauce
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iatethecloudsfor

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

12-28-2013 02:03:04 | More by iatethecloudsfor
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claytong

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

02-12-2013 03:39:45 | More by claytong
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afinepilsner

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

07-15-2013 00:49:42 | More by afinepilsner
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Freigeist Pimock from Braustelle
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