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Organic Hefe-Weizen - Brauerei Pinkus Mueller

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BA SCORE
81
good

352 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 352
Reviews: 229
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 16.29%
Wants: 9
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brauerei Pinkus Mueller visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: paleoplant on 04-04-2002)
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Reviews by mactrail:
Photo of mactrail
3.06/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

The palest Hefeweizen ever. Quite an attractive foam that clings to the tall glass. A pleasant sudsy mouthfeel. Lemony flavor without being too sharp. A slight bready flavor, I swear it's oyster crackers. Even kind of metallic. No hint of banana or clove in the nose.

On the whole, quite quaffable, but rather anemic for a Hefeweizen. I've had Witbiers with more German esters. The 750 ml bottles showed up at the non-mainstream Sprouts Market in San Diego. New label advertising the alleged organic certification seems to be the draw.

mactrail, Apr 02, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.13/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I thought that this would be alot better than it was,poured a standard hazy yellow color with big fluffy head,an aroma of bananas and some slight spicy notes.Pretty yeasty tasting not real tart,seems to come up short on alot of traits of the style.An average underachieving beer in my opinion.

oberon, Jul 02, 2003
Photo of RoyalT
3.58/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance – This one poured a bright orange in color and was very hazy. It sported a nice, full white head and certainly looked the part.

Smell – There is some good yeast to be had with this nose. The banana was very light but present along with some bigger, raw-style fruits like oranges and cherries.

Taste – The yeast is good here but the orange and cherry notes are too big and damper the overall flavor profile. I’m also getting an off-style tarty twang.

Mouthfeel – This light to medium-bodied Weizen is heavier than I like, and the mouthfeel suffers from the tartness in the taste.

Drinkability – This is pretty good, but the heavy orange sweetness and sour flavors take away from the classic yeast and banana notes and spoil this organic effort by Pinkus.

RoyalT, Nov 23, 2004
Photo of Tiernan
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Tiernan, Aug 28, 2013
Photo of FadetoBock
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

FadetoBock, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of Jason
4.28/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: Sleak brown euro style 17 oz bottle with no freshness date.

Appearance: Pale yellow golden colour and quite hazy with a tightly bubbled white lace. The dregs are well packed on the bottom.

Smell: Bready and lightly biscuity with a sweet aroma.

Taste: Very crisp with a sharp palate cleaning bite and lightish in build. The tartness is the back bone for this brew staying all the way to the finish. Grainy and yeasty with a trace hop oil flavour ... vague fruit on the palate though it gets lost as soon long dry finish comes along. Oddly enough this has a clean palate.

Notes: Lively and spritzy ... down right refreshing and almost lager like due to the alt beer house yeast. This is certainly a quality product ... very well structured and we would guess not a very easy beer to clone either. This sample was poured without swirling the yeast in.

Jason, Apr 04, 2002
Photo of Billolick
3.53/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Mid sized bottle, no freshness dating. Pours a very cloudy light washed out orangy/yellow color. Large white head quickly settles a a thick sheen/film and leaves dispersed/scattered lacing. Strong nose of yeast, lemon, flour, wheat. This a tart, dry wheat beer, low complexity/high citric lemonyness. So-so german wheat, lacks much intrigue and interest. Sort of a German high class lawn mower beer, good on a hot day, not much more

Billolick, Apr 12, 2005
Photo of Cavanaghty
4.25/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from growler into a sample glass.

Appearance: Cloudy amber color, little bit of head.

Smell: Wheat, malts and alcohol.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth medium to light bodied and well balanced. Taste of wheat and barley maybe, smooth mild flavors and not much for an aftertaste.

Overall: Great beer! I will buy this one again, glad I chose it for a beer tasting with my friends.

Cavanaghty, Sep 10, 2012
Photo of magictrokini
2.68/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Blah. Very boring beer. Weak yellow pour with a big head. Kind of cloudy. Aroma is stale hay blended with faint yeast. No banana or cloves that one would expect. Taste is musty yeast with grass, again with no banana or clove. Too expensive to try again.

magictrokini, Dec 05, 2008
Photo of jcdiflorio
2.3/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Served into a Weihenster wheat glass from a brown 500ml bottle.

Hazy,straw color with a tall froathy head with fair retention,moderate carbination,with a few strings constiantly rising.

Clean with some light sweet malt,doughy, with very subtle, clovey notes and a touch of citrus Not a lot of typical wheat character.

Very clean taste with fruity tartness,bisquity. Finishes very dry with a citrusy edge. Not much taste,not much if any classic wheat taste.

Very light with grainyness. At best a thirst quencher,very uninteresting. Seemed more like a light Macro than a wheat beer to me .I'm stuck with a case,might have to go buy some fruit to finish this case.

jcdiflorio, Oct 23, 2007
Photo of wattoclone
4/5  rDev +12.4%

wattoclone, Jan 17, 2014
Photo of virinow
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

virinow, Feb 01, 2013
Photo of kingjames1
3.8/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a beautiful, hazy golden color with fluffy white head. The smell is muted, but definitely a hefe-weizen: lemon peel and spices. Tastes of sour lemon, a hint of sweet banana bread, and clove. Tastes very fresh and light, with the typical high carbonation of this style. As it warms, I notice, it gets more commplex. The nose is definitely banana bread. The sourness and earthy yeasts become more pronounced, while the bready sweetness remains. Very refreshing. Very unique hefeweizen. Great summer beer!

kingjames1, Aug 04, 2012
Photo of ADR
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy light apricot color with swirling waves of yeasties. Soft 1/2 inch head to start, clings to the glass in fat incomplete rings. Fresh fruity ester aromas, not overstated, but slightly yeasty. Now here is where my bias comes in...I'm NOT a fan of lots of lemon and banana and tend to avoid Hefes that showcase these estery properties. Here, the wheat graininess combines with a malty flavor closer to pear, touched by just the slightest sense of citrus. Medium body and a slight bit of apple in the restrained but consistent finish. For me, lots of the benefits of a Hefe (satisfying mouthfeel, drinkability, and yeastiness), without a heaping helping of bananas. I could care less for "organic", but these Pinkus brews strike me well.

ADR, May 22, 2003
Photo of WVbeergeek
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I have had the Munster Alt and remember good things, and I have heard good about their pils so I decided to try their hefe during this beautiful weather. Appears a white cloudy highly carbonated head with a sunshine golden hue. Relatively no lace forming as the head dwindles. Aroma contains a great yeast profile with a sharp sweetness in the scent along with the characteristic wheat malt aroma. The flavor has none of the usual banana or clove, but overall still remains one refreshing pretty tasty brew. Very crisp and refreshing helped get me started during my nice tasting session this evening. A lighter bodied beer that tickles the back of the throat with each sip, this is one very drinkable session beer just lacking in just about anything that sets it apart as a special beer.

Again the beer hasn't changed much in 2011, pours pale hazy golden/orange with a bright white head forming thick fine uneven bands of lacing. Aroma has a nice vanilla/bubblegum nose with soft citrus wheat notes underneath. Flavor is smooth drinkable tasty wheat beer not a typical Ayinger/Paulaner/Franziskaner. Less bubblegum but sill super appealing. Citrus/chalky/dryness explains the citrus yeast combo here...no overt fruitiness. Mouthfeel is effervescent carbonation god I love this brewery. Drinkability maybe unsurpassed, this was a beer I used to drink on special during my early days of drinking at the Sharp Edge. I really respect it in hindsight.

WVbeergeek, May 01, 2003
Photo of glid02
3.68/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle purchased from Green's on Ponce in Atlanta.

Pours a cloudy golden-straw color with a half-finger white head. The head recedes into a wispy layer on top leaving decent lacing.

Smells of soft wheat with very slight hints of dried banana and leafy hop aromas in the background. As it warms slight amounts of spicy clove waft out but it's barely detectable.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Mild wheat flavors with a good amount of twang kick things off. Joining in shortly thereafter are somewhat sweet banana flavors and underlying hints of clove. The ending is crisp and leaves wheat flavors lingering on the palate.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a nice thickness with active carbonation.

Drinkability is good. I finished my glass without a problem and could have another.

Overall this wasn't the most flavorful hefeweizen in the world but it has no large faults and it's easy to drink. Not worth seeking out but not worth avoiding either.

glid02, Sep 02, 2010
Photo of rastaman
3/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not that interesting, thineer and less yeasty than most German wheats, a bit more lagerish i think, not a lot of banana flavour in there, which i like in my German wheats.

rastaman, Aug 10, 2002
Photo of Melchizedek
2.88/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours hazy, a bit on the pale side, sort of a light peach. Head is well-formed, foamy white. Subsides into a nice cap.

Aroma well on the fruit-and-yeast side, very little spice; wheat is discernible, and mild banana. In the mouth, mellow and sweetish, some background citrus, cooling and foamy. Not a lot in the banana/clove department. A little bready yeast.

Just doesn't do much for me. Gulpable, even quaffable, but don't ever tell me any given German hefe is better than any given APWA...

Melchizedek, Apr 18, 2007
Photo of biboergosum
3.9/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle, shared with my sweet'ums, at our mutual friend's early-starting birthday shindig at the Metro in downtown Edmonton.

This beer pours a cloudy, medium yellow apple juice colour, with two fat fingers of billowy, tightly foamy bone-white head, which recedes at a measured pace, leaving a bit of streaky, arched lace around the glass.

It smells of grainy, rather bready wheat malt, very subtle clove spice and banana fruitiness, and grassy, somewhat fresh hay hops. The taste is more dry bready, slightly sour wheaty graininess, yeasty, well-aged fruit - banana and apple, mostly - and earthy, leafy hops.

The carbonation is quite low, and generally unobtrusive, the body medium-light in weight, but hardly thin, and surprisingly somewhat smooth, given those yeast and fruit esters flitting about. It finishes a bit on the sweet side, as the wheaty malt approaches critical mass, abetted by the inherent fruitiness.

A rather refreshing tipple, if not all that complex in flavour, which is no big thing. While maybe not the finest, most prime example of a hefeweizen, this is still a hell of a good introduction to the style.

biboergosum, Apr 29, 2009
Photo of crwrunner
2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

crwrunner, Mar 02, 2013
Photo of BamfBacon
4/5  rDev +12.4%

BamfBacon, Nov 19, 2013
Photo of cokes
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Blurry mustard with a modest white bonnet.
Lemony-wheat touched aroma, furthered by notions of lilacs and vanilla. It lacks, in part, the phenols of many a hefe, but it still smells inviting.
Begins with a tart-leaning wheat notion that build a huskier graininess over time. Lemon spritz middle, with traces of clove and kiwi. Herbal on the close with nods towards eucalyptus and honeysuckle.
The yeast pour only makes this breadier, and masks most of the nuance. I'd keep it out next time.
Light bodied with a steadfast, uppity carbonation. This is a quencher in the truest sense of the word...one with some subtle flair.

cokes, Jan 05, 2005
Photo of augustgarage
3.48/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 500mL bottle into my Ayinger weizen glass. No freshness date.

Liquid pours an extremely hazy pale old gold with a voluminous seashell head with superior lacing.

The nose yields mild yeast (maybe), faint esters, and a touch of diacetyl melding with the wheat (like buttered bread). Lacking banana, clove, or other characteristic notes...

On the palate, there is malt (pilsner?), citrus, wheat thins, a little sourness, with a brisk tart finish. Good balance of flavors, though they never quite coalesce properly. Some elements bring to mind a banal domestic hefeweizen, or even a German lager - again this lacks most of the flavors you would expect in the style.

Medium-light bodied softly blooming with effervesence.

Very easy drinking, and it goes down rapidly; on the other hand, this is partly because there is not much to savor.

Worth drinking, though not worth seeking out.

augustgarage, Jun 26, 2009
Photo of Golden2wenty1
3.35/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a .5L bottle at Riley's here in Madison.

Pour: honey-golden yellow, slight yeasty haze under a half inch of white foam that fades to a quick skim.

Nose and Taste: wheaty, yeasty funk, dry grain husk, lemon pepper zing, hint of banana bread, and bubblegum. Turns a little salty/sour after the turn. Lingering cracker dry wheat finish.

Feel: light with some yeasty grit and biting carbonation

Drinkability/Overall: An interesting hefeweizen. Light on the banana esters that I like, but lots of interesting wheat malts and yeast going on. Perhaps the organics producing different things. Not my favorite or most balanced hefe, but an interesting, ultimately drinkable wheat. Worth a go.

Golden2wenty1, Apr 14, 2007
Photo of TownDunkel
4.6/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Saw the label and had to try this discount 500 bottle

A- hazy yellow but somehow crisp. Really pretty looks

S- bubblegum! I finally pick it up well in this one and it's great

T- same as the smell very very nice. Can't better than this

M- the hops and dryness come through with the great carbonation

O - man now this is the German hefe to try! Best so far

TownDunkel, Oct 30, 2013
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Organic Hefe-Weizen from Brauerei Pinkus Mueller
81 out of 100 based on 352 ratings.