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Organic Hefe-Weizen - Brauerei Pinkus Mueller

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367 Ratings
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Ratings: 367
Reviews: 234
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 15.97%
Wants: 10
Gots: 21 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brauerei Pinkus Mueller visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: paleoplant on 04-04-2002

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Photo of ccrida
4.42/5  rDev +23.8%
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.

Photo of bluHatter
4.4/5  rDev +23.2%
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...

Photo of therica
4.37/5  rDev +22.4%
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.

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.35/5  rDev +21.8%
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!

Photo of GreatPondBrewer
4.32/5  rDev +21%
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.

Photo of BeerNinja007
4.32/5  rDev +21%
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?

Photo of jtierney89
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.

Photo of BierReise
4.3/5  rDev +20.4%
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.

Photo of Beervis
4.3/5  rDev +20.4%
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!

Photo of Jason
4.25/5  rDev +19%
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.

Photo of inonesock
4.25/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jaydoc
4.25/5  rDev +19%

Photo of OregonGrown7
4.25/5  rDev +19%

Photo of Antnyd82
4.25/5  rDev +19%

Photo of Luiz0930
4.25/5  rDev +19%

Photo of Nucleozoid
4.25/5  rDev +19%

Photo of MacStinson
4.25/5  rDev +19%

Photo of themanilow
4.25/5  rDev +19%

Photo of abex44
4.25/5  rDev +19%

Photo of mrfrancis
4.25/5  rDev +19%

Photo of WilliamPhilaPa
4.25/5  rDev +19%
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.

Photo of goindownsouth
4.25/5  rDev +19%
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!

Photo of thecheapies
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!

Photo of MrHassellYaHurd
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.

Photo of Spineypanda
4.22/5  rDev +18.2%
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!

Organic Hefe-Weizen from Brauerei Pinkus Mueller
81 out of 100 based on 367 ratings.