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Organic Hefe-Weizen - Brauerei Pinkus Mueller

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BA SCORE
81
good

320 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 320
Reviews: 225
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 15.97%


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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pweis909

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +33.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pale gold. Fine white foam. Hazy but not cloudy, no eddys of yeast whirling in the glass.

Fruity aroma w/ a bit of spice. I can't put my finger on it but not he usual banana-clove affair. Sort of fruity and floral? Nice, if not traditional.

Surpised to find a pleasant sweetness that complements the aromas, lingering on the palate before a crisp tart finish is delivered.

A bit of carbonation tingle in the mouth. Leaves a slight chalky, mouth drying feel that makes one want another sip.

This is a yummy, easy drinker.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2010 22:22:33 | More by pweis909
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TownDunkel

Texas

4.6/5  rDev +28.9%
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

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2013 02:17:49 | More by TownDunkel
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WeezyBoPeep

Florida

4.58/5  rDev +28.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Nice big bottle poured into a standard pint glass.

A: Super cloudy tan with a marshmellow head that disappeared quickly but left nice lacing.

S: Sour dough bread, bananas and slight notes of almonds.

T: Yeasty, somewhat watery body contains lots of fresh dough, lemons and a nutty character in the finish.

Drinkability: Exceptionally easy to drink without being boring at all.

Value: I wish they'd make this one in a six pack form. The individual bottles are a little pricey.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2010 17:50:38 | More by WeezyBoPeep
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putnam

Michigan

4.53/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Veeerrrry different.
Bright creamy yellow color.
Right away the aromatics are seductive as they offer a very untainted hot-cereal richness, then push back with lemon-head and lemoncello brightness. Buttery, milky, oaty flavors are decorated with bitter citrus peel and grapeseed oil. Quite a stunning composition, and utterly convincing as something that is NOT the result of shortcuts. Slap good ingredients together and this is what you get. The movement from deep, satiny maltiness to doughy white breadiness to ripe twigginess is absolutely seamless.
And I think this bottle was stressed.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2003 01:45:24 | More by putnam
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I could have sworn that I reviewed the Pinkus line of beers at one point, bottle be darned if I CAN find them!

I agitated the beer in the bottle before I poured, but even at that, I just got a finger of bone-white head that quickly became wisps. Color was a VERY cloudy orangish-yellow. Nose was unlike any hefeweizen I can remember - it had a honey-like lager sweetness! Mouthfeel was medium-to-full and had a lemony tartness on the tongue. I swear, I was reviewing a hefeweizen because that is what it had on the label! Man, this was right out of left field and I liked it. I will openly cop to liking any hefeweizen that does not go heavy on the banana/bubble gum esters and it is possible to do so. Finish was still slightly tart and highly refreshing. This was so unlike any of the others that I could not help but like it.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2011 01:46:38 | More by woodychandler
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ccrida

Oregon

4.43/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500 ml bottle poured into a wiezen glass, the Organic Hefe-Weizen is cloudy straw yellow with a tight,creamy white head that leaves moderate lace. Nice glow to the color, perfect for this warm, spring afternoon.

Smell is very floral, lots of wheat, a bit sour, minerals and yeast. As it warms, the wheat looses out to the sugars and flowers, saison like.

Taste is nice and yeasty, spicy clove, wheaty and malty. This is a very nice hefe, but quite a bit different then I was expecting, with none of the classic banana esters, and even the clove not as dominant as the actual wheat. This is yeasty, not estery, which leaves a bit of a coating in the mouth. The floral sweetness leaves a bit of a witbier/saison aftertaste, which I frankly very much enjoy. In fact, I'll probably have one of those with dinner!

Mouthfeel is crisp, carbonated and yeasty - fairly full.

Drinkability is pretty good for me, I really enjoy the taste, probably because it's more belgian then barvarian. I'd think that some hefe fans would be disappointed though.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2008 01:18:28 | More by ccrida
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bluHatter

Michigan

4.43/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: 4 fingers of rich, meringue like head. Foggy yellow gold in color. Nice broad lacing.

S: Lemons and muted wheat. A bit tangy/sour.

T: Starts out a little sour, but gently mutes itself into a really subtle lemon meringue, not tart or bitter or anything at all. As if the flavor just evaporates into nothingness. Really peculiar.

M: Nice medium body with foamy rich tongue-exfoliating bubbles ;) The mouth feel on this brew is something truly unique. It's the first beer I've tried that actually cleans up after itself... a palate cleanser.

O: This is a fantastic, clean Hefeweizen. Great for those who want to dive into the German beer world without getting their hands too dirty. Somehow you feel cleaner afterwards...

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2012 05:17:03 | More by bluHatter
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

4.38/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The Pinkus hefe-weizen pours a cloudy yellow body beneath a full head of rocky, bright-white froth that holds extremely well (buoyed by the effervescent carbonation rising quickly from beneath), and settles to a creamy 1/4" lid. Unfortunately, it leaves very little more than a few spots and splashes of lace here and there about the glass.

The nose is not as bold as some other examples, but it still offers the same components... wheat malt, lemon, and very mild clove (but not much banana at all).

In the mouth it's delicately effervescent and tingly, then smooth; which can be a nice change from some examples that are a bit bristly.

The flavor is also a touch muted, but very nicely sweetish and rounded; with some sweet malt, lemony zest, some spic & floral hops, and a note of vanilla. It's bitterness is kept low-key; and it finishes smooth with a slowly receeding tide of malty sweetness and lemon. The flavor could be more pronounced and full, but then it wouldn't be as soft, light, and drinkable as it is! And it wouldn't be as unique!

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2005 22:32:55 | More by NeroFiddled
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therica

Maryland

4.38/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

What an amazing surprise!

A= cloudy light yellow, traditional Heffe small foamy head but a little more dense. Tons of lacing inside the entire glass during every gulp.

S= unique and very interesting, smells like asparagus when first poured! Nice rich scents of hops florals, malts and other notes to explore.

T= asparagus again, in the first few sips. Great tasting and complex flavors, slight pepper. For a Heffe it's modestly creamy thick and malty, slightly sweet. Not much carbonation bite, which I appreciate about this beer.

M= clean, with light hints of the complex and rich flavors.

D= I think anyone who likes good Heffe could session all day and night on this.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2010 01:26:37 | More by therica
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GreatPondBrewer

California

4.35/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I feel like this was the kind of taste that Sam Adams was going for with their Summer Ale. This one is, however much better in my opinion. In fact this is my favorite Hefe yet. Pinkus(what a cool name) poured the most hazy, summer shade of yellow with a feather light white head. The smell was a mix between apricot and peach with a yeasty bread like malt undertow. The taste was so pure and crisp, but with a creamy finish. The malts dissolved on my tongue with a little bit of lemon flavored bitterness to offset the pure malts. And this beer is organic! How great is that? Definitely my new summer beer of choice along with the Gearys.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2003 15:12:33 | More by GreatPondBrewer
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BierReise

Florida

4.33/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is one of the most impressive Weizens I've had in recent years. The wheat taste is very clean and not all that much of a yeasty flavor like many others. Pours beautifully, cloudy honey color with an impressive head. There is a very defined banana aroma to this beer and most notably as it warms to room temp. This will be for certain one of my new favorites of Weizens, along with Schneider Weisse. Both outstanding in their style.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2003 14:47:17 | More by BierReise
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Beervis

Ontario (Canada)

4.33/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours from the 17oz bottle a cloudy yellow with a nice white head, and small yeast particle floating about.

Smell is bready and yeasty with slightly sweet malt.

Taste is very grainy and tart with a really nice creaminess. Palate is medium bodied with a good cleansing carbonation. A small amount of hop bitterness balances it out, and leads into the drying clean finish.

This beer is very drinkable. It was very refreshing throughout, and much better than most hefe's I've tried. I really liked it, and will definitely pick up some more!

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2005 22:10:07 | More by Beervis
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BeerNinja007

New Hampshire

4.33/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I picked up a 500mL bottle of this at the Wegmans in Cicero NY for $3.59. Served cold in a chilled weizen glass at 9am, continuing my new tradition of beer for weekend breakfasts. (what better way to start the day?)

This super cloudy, honey colored brew gave a lovely 3-4" cake of soft, dense, off-white foam that has now settled to a seemingly stable 1/4" layer. Lace is spotty, at best. Aromas of banana peel, yeast, and a faint cinnamon are balanced by a tame lemon hop. The feel is crisp and dry with a relatively aggressive carbonation, not as smooth or creamy as most other hefes, but still appropriate and certainly not offensive. Taste-wise, a relatively aggressive lemon hop contributes to the over-all more assertive feel of this brew compared to others of the style, but again it is not offensive or out of place... just exploring the limits of the style a bit, but still clearly identifiable as a traditional German hefeweizen.

I enjoy the subtle twist they've put on it (the extra carbo and hop). The difference is very minor (compared to the vast liberties frequently taken with other styles) and it is interesting to see how, nearly across the board, other reviewers have commented on it. This goes to show how narrow the expectations for this style are. German hefeweizen is about as sacred as it gets, eh?

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2010 13:30:56 | More by BeerNinja007
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jtierney89

New Jersey

4.3/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Super hazy pale yellow color (can't see through the beer at all) with a big bright white crystal head. Lots of banana bread and clove on the nose with notes of bubblegum and an earthy yeast presence.

An incredibly strange beer. Super unique. Sweet fruit, banana and bubble gum up front (to the point where you think it might be cloying) but the earthy yeast comes in and creates a bittering effect to balance things out. The beer lightens up and snaps into a nice dry finish clearing all flavors making balance irrelevant. The beer presents the flavors it wants to and then fades into a refreshing sip. Medium in body and refreshing. Very unique. A little too much banana for me but a very very very good beer overall.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2012 02:08:22 | More by jtierney89
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Jason

Massachusetts

4.28/5  rDev +19.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2002 20:56:59 | More by Jason
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WilliamPhilaPa

Pennsylvania

4.28/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a murky/cloud pale yellow color. The head is a white color and fizzes out to a nice soapy lace. Spritzy mouthfeel. On the palate, slight tart citrus flavor, lemony, banana, hints of clove, slight spice, grainy and slightly bready. Finishes dry and clean. Very enjoyable Hefe-weizen.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2002 14:53:02 | More by WilliamPhilaPa
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goindownsouth

Pennsylvania

4.28/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Brown 16.9 ounce bottle, no freshness date.

Pale golden in colour, very hazy with almost an orange hue in the glass. Compacted goodies at the bottom of this Bier. Aromas rich of bready goodness with some slight sweetness. Surprisingly crisp and sharp on the palate. The balance between the grains and yeastiness really work well. Nice fruit action in the back with a good, lengthy, dry finish.

Very nice indeed and a thirst quencher in the best sense of the word. The twinge from the Altbier house yeast makes this one slightly different fare, but stellar nevertheless. Well done.

Zum wohl!

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2008 15:42:57 | More by goindownsouth
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allengarvin

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Half-liter bottle, into a weizen glass. Pours out a pleasant, quite cloudy & turbid yellow color, with a very disappointing head that fades quickly. Aroma is fairly fruity, slightly grassy. More fruity, bubblegum flavors on first taste, with a sharply acidic citric tang. Bitterness is low, and not much cloviness (though there are a few phenols that seem to suggest smoke to me). The tartness makes for an interesting finish. Body a bit unfull--needs more carbonation.

The tartness of this beer makes it very lively and refreshing beer, though the priciness ($4.49) is higher than I like to pay for the style.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2005 01:02:32 | More by allengarvin
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Cavanaghty

Maine

4.25/5  rDev +19%
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.

Serving type: growler

09-10-2012 16:40:22 | More by Cavanaghty
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

4.24/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Penn Weizen glass. Yeast swirled in.

The pour looks nice. Eggy white head meringues on top of a cloudy goldenrod beer. Looks creamy and the head retention is superb. Delightful.

Strangely, it smells almost eggy. Custardy yeast, banana yogurt, white bread malts, light lemony sourness, and wheat. Very nice aroma for the lover of the banana-forward hefe!

Deliciously malty with big bready wheat and white bread notes. Banana custard, lemony twang, light peppery spice, some navel orange, and a hint of bitter dandelion roots. There's an herbal quality to the hops, which are still very light. Green apple and carrying banana in the finish. This might be the epitome of spring beer for me. Super!

Fortified mouthfeel; almost creamy in body with some side-mouthed carbonation sizzle that really sets it off. Exquisite.

I don't know if my palate has mutated, or what, but this makes my personal Top 5 Hefeweizens list. And, I'd like to think I've reviewed my fair share of the style after last summer's hefe project. Why didn't I run into this beaut during the warm season? I know where to find her now, and you better believe I'm coming back for more.

Reiteration: A perfect springtime beer!

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2013 23:32:45 | More by thecheapies
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MrHassellYaHurd

Louisiana

4.22/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

The Pinkus pours a hazy pale yellow with a thick frothy head, decreasing to a thin lacey cap within a minute or so. The nose has the per-style notes of bananas as well as some yeast and a bit of orange zest. The beer tastes refreshingly light, with a perfect carbonation for it's medium body (though a tad thinner than the other weizens I've tried lately), and easy-drinking wheat grain and banana and clove taste. I could very easily drink several in a sitting.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2010 02:33:08 | More by MrHassellYaHurd
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kimcgolf

Georgia

4.2/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I’m swimming against the tide, but I really enjoyed this beer. Poured to a hazy whitish yellow, with bright white head that lasted well and left okay lacing. Aroma was a pleasant mix of cookie dough, wheat and fruits...mostly bananas, with hints of apples. Mouthfeel was a little tingly, a little chewy. What I enjoyed most about this beer was the taste, which was a little bubblegum, mixed with sugar cookies ( a veryy odd combination, but darned tasty). As the beer warmed, the sugar cookie taste became more prominent, all leading to a very pleasant finish that was just sweet enough and long lasting

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2007 13:06:06 | More by kimcgolf
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BryanCarey

Texas

4.2/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pinkus Organic Hefeweizen is a cloudy, unfiltered brew, yellowish/straw in color, and with a nose that combines wheat, yeast, and a small amount of clove with a sour character. The foam on this beer is pretty good, but it falls apart quickly leaving behind a thin layer of bubbles.

This beer is light and refreshing, with flavors of wheat, yeast, green apples, a small amount of clove, and a touch of lemon. The finish of this beer contains almost no bitterness and it's very clean, with a slight taste of bubblegum that eventually gives way to an aftertaste of green apples and wheat.

Pinkus Organic Hefeweizen is a very refreshing beer and it makes a good choice for both lovers of the style and for those who do not normally like this type of beer. Pinkus Organic Hefeweizen doesn't have the spicy character common in the finish of some hefeweizen beer. This makes it more likely to please reluctant consumers. For the rest of us, this is still a very good beer. It is lighter than I normally prefer, but it offers a great deal of taste and is very refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2008 03:20:14 | More by BryanCarey
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Spineypanda

Texas

4.2/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy dark straw with a small but fluffy head.
Smells of green raisins and apple.
Taste is a not tart but in a tasty way, with a small amount of apple and a nice malty aftertaste.
A good amount of carbonation.

A very interesting hefeweizen but I really enjoy it!

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2011 05:29:04 | More by Spineypanda
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scootny

New York

4.15/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A 500 ml Bottle into my Sisson's weiss glass. A thick creamy three finger head that recedes to a thin covering after a few minutes. I've swirled in the yeast as I always do with hefe and
I am rewarded with a cloudy pale gold glass of brew. Micro-fine carbonation is gently feeding the covering on top.

Smell is of wheat malt and light lemon. A light sweet fruit like apple or grape as well. Some faint yeasty esters.

Taste is sweet wheat malt and lemon with sweet and sour apple/grape. A kiss of hop bittering with banana in the nose as you finish. Faintly soapy notes on the back of my tongue, there is a touch of bubble gum in there as well. Delicious !!

Mouthfeel is light and dry. Very refreshing.

Drinkability is through the roof. A great session beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2008 19:33:10 | More by scootny
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Organic Hefe-Weizen from Brauerei Pinkus Mueller
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