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Organic Hefe-Weizen - Brauerei Pinkus Mueller

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337 Ratings

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Ratings: 337
Reviews: 225
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 16.25%
Wants: 8
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brauerei Pinkus Mueller visit their website

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: paleoplant on 04-04-2002)
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Photo of NoWiner


3.5/5  rDev -2%

09-26-2012 02:47:57 | More by NoWiner
Photo of Darkmagus82


3.49/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from bottle into a weizen glass

Appearance – Pours a massively hazy yellow color with a nice thick pure white head. THE thick head persists for a very long time, slowly fading over time to leave a great level of streaky lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The smell is heavy of wheat and yeast with a moderately strong smell of spices. The spices are mainly of clove and cardamom but are joined by some light pepper as well. Along with these smells is a big lemon citrus and grassy aroma producing a nice yeasty and lemony Hefeweizen smell overall.

Taste – The taste begins with a bready and smooth wheat taste. It is on the drier side from the start, but does have some sweetness of lemonade and banana. As the flavor advances yeast begins finding its way to the tongue, with it growing rather strong at the end of the taste. While the yeast gets stronger so too does a lighter clove flavor. At the same time the yeast and clove grow stronger the sweeter flavors of a lemonade nature lessen, with a light grassy and hay like flavor coming to the taste at the very end and combining with the rest to leave a very smooth but somewhat subdued Hefeweizen flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the slightly thinner side with a carbonation level that is on the lower side as well. A bit more carbonation may have been slightly more fitting as it would have complemented nicely the lighter body in making for a very easy drinking brew.

Overall – An alright Hefeweizen. It looks fantastic and has a good aroma, but the flavors are just a bit too subdued and the carbonation is a bit too light. Just OK.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2013 01:14:47 | More by Darkmagus82
Photo of augustgarage


3.48/5  rDev -2.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2009 01:14:22 | More by augustgarage
Photo of russpowell


3.48/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy straw to well, er almost a pink with much effervescence & 3 fingers+ white head. Minimal lacing & head retention

S: Slightlty grassy notes

T: Wheat malt, then grassyness followed by lemon notes. Some yeasty & fruitty flavors surface & the ale warms. Finishes tart & slightly juicy

MF; A bit thin & good carbonation

Drinks okay, but just an average to run of the mill hefe

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2006 02:46:32 | More by russpowell
Photo of KarlHungus


3.48/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a cloudy yellow-orange color. The head is half an inch in height, and recedes quickly into a quarter inch of lacing. Quite disappointing for a Hefe. The aroma is of banana with a hint of clove. The aromatics are nice, but lighter than most hefes. The taste is bready, with hints of banana and clove, and a tangy finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a creamy texture and lively carbonation. Overall, this beer reminds me of multiple Hefes I drank while living in Germany. It is on the borderline between mediocre and good, and is equally drinkable and forgettable. I wouldn't be upset if I were forced to drink this again, but there are better Hefes out there both German and American.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2009 20:07:25 | More by KarlHungus
Photo of Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

3.48/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pinkus hefeweizen appears hazy and yellow with a half inch of thick white head. Some sediment can be seen floating around the beer. Perhaps I poured too aggressively.

S: The aroma is weak. There is nothing wrong or off here, but the nose brings only the most subtle scents of wheat and lemons.

T: This is certainly unusual for a hefeweizen. The beer lacks the bold banana and clove flavors I have to come to expect from this style. That being said, the beer tastes pretty good, albeit simpler and different than is typical of a hefeweizen.

M: Thin in body, with appropriate carbonation, and very smooth.

D: The thin body and simplicity of this beer make it very easy to gulp. There are better hefeweizens available, but this one is unique and worth a try, especially if you're in the mood for something different.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2011 18:59:08 | More by Huhzubendah
Photo of Hopfenpeter


3.48/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured a cloudy light gold and produced a creamy white head about one and a half finger high. It dissipates within five minutes and leaves nice lacing.
Hardly any smell. Maybe some citrus fruit.
Tasting the beer, the front is a slight banana/yeast mixture. In the middle the wheat flavors are dominant, while the end is again is test and sow citrus.
Overall a very light beer, with shallow flavors, but that maybe was done intentional. Therefore I do not want to rate this beer to low. It was quite interesting, but certainly not what I am used to of a german Hefeweizen.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2012 03:58:52 | More by Hopfenpeter
Photo of mick303

Ontario (Canada)

3.45/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a pale orange-amber brown, quite hazy, head recedes quite quickly, leaves some alright lacing.

Aroma has some citrus lemon notes, a strong under-ripe banana. Some fresh grassiness, quite light. wheat and yeast come through.

Taste has a chewy, light bubblegum, banana that is again quite underripe, some mild clove spice but overall quite light and fresh. A hit of lemon and fresh grass/herbs. Mouthfeel is really light, with a carbonation that has a bite initially, dieing later. Finish tends more toward vegetal, a tartness also comes across strongly. After taste is chewy, and crisp.

This is very light, it comes across with a fair bit of lager-type aspects, very light in body for a hefe. I would definitely recommend other hefes over this. Slightly watery, and the underripe banana character is a bit off-putting.

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2012 18:17:41 | More by mick303
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Quebec (Canada)

3.43/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a hazy golden color weizen with a huge white foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma consists of banana ester with some wheat malt also noticeable. Taste is also a well balance mix between some light banana ester and some wheat malt. Full body with great carbonation which I enjoy in this style. While this is well done, I would have appreciated some more banana and clove ester.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2008 19:01:00 | More by Phyl21ca
Photo of shadow1961


3.43/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pinkus Hefe-Weizen wheat ale pours out creamy white
head over a cloudy yellow brew. It grew much cloudier
and had a few particles when I poured out the rest of the
bottle. The cloudyness is not really surprising since it's
unfiltered and 100% certified organic. Carbonation is
moderate, and the nose is of malt and yeast and a bit
of fruit. The flavor is bisquity with a bit of malt and a bit
of citrus. Very refreshing and a good representative of
the type.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2007 18:19:18 | More by shadow1961
Photo of SisuPride


3.43/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this certified organic beer at the candle cafe in new York city. It has been a little while since I had a heft wiezen beer. This one was crisp, clean and refreshing. They served this half liter bottle with a slice of lemon on my glass. So lemon hints were over powering. But for a beer on a Thursday afternoon on vacation I can't complain. I would not get again but it was ok. I have seen this beer for $4 but I think it was $9 at this restaurant. The beer poured with little to no head and did not have any floaters in it which I like to see.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2011 22:42:58 | More by SisuPride
Photo of yemenmocha


3.43/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Beautiful beer! Pours a very hazy pale golden color with enormous, jiggly-thick white head. Wow!

Nose is weak to non-existant. Faint whiff of bread.

Palate is light wheat with decent carbonation, but nothing much to enjoy. There's nothing offensive... just nothing good, really. Finish is light. Easy drinking, but watery.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2010 04:16:32 | More by yemenmocha
Photo of whynot44


3.43/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Light bodied, Light apricot color, cloudy, with a huge white fluffy head.

Aroma is mainly lemon and fresh bread, no detectable bananas or cloves - not all bad.

Taste is mainly lemon, yeast/bread, with a little fruitiness more like apple or pear. Finishes tart with a touch of hops. crisp and refreshing but a little different than the usual hefe-weizen.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2006 04:01:49 | More by whynot44
Photo of feloniousmonk


3.43/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Cloudy, dull yellow color, with a several-inch thick head, big and beauteous.
Aroma is fruity and fresh. spicy, lemony.
Smooth and quaffable to the extreme, with a texture far too delicate for my tastes.
Warm and bright, sweet and yeasty.
Flavor and body is just-so, and the lack of complexity is overcome by the supreme drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2003 23:55:22 | More by feloniousmonk
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3.4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Picked up this afternoon at Whole Foods... Pours a very hazed glowing yellow... nice fluffy white head...

Nose is more banana than anything else, very light clovey phenol profile. bready maltiness is also very light but what malt there is, magnifies the banana esters.

Very traditional flavors... more balanced toward the esters, but a minor bit of clove and with warmth some lemon comes out... Like a "Hefe-Lite".

Good body and carbonation...

This is a pretty good hefe, but not on the same scale as Paulaner or Weihenstephaner.

Surprised I have not reviewed this one yet..


Serving type: bottle

12-16-2012 07:18:24 | More by JohnGalt1
Photo of Douberd


3.4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

ABV 5,0 %
500 ml bottle, bought in a bilologic goods shops. Ingredients are water, wheat, barley, hops nad yeast, all organically grown. Poured into a weizen glass.
Much smaller head than the one I was expecting, maybe two fingers in height, white in colour and very froathy in texture. Not much of a retention and no lacing left behind. Average activity in the glass. Colour is very pale yellow, slighty hazy but transparent.
Aroma of citrus fruits mostly, some subtle banana aromas, some clove and yeast. All those combined, give this beer a very nice aroma.
Taste is bubblegum, but again very subtle, also sort of grape-y, as it tastes quite like a white wine. It has a citrus sourness, which makes it very drinkable and refreshing.
Quite carbonated, leaves your palate slighty dry and on the body is medium thin.
Overall, "refreshing" it's the word that describes it best. From the pale look, to the smell, to the light citrus sourness, points on you to drink it on hot summer day, and you won't disappointed when you do.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2012 19:09:04 | More by Douberd
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3.4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Hazy yellow with a fair amount of white head that dissipates quickly.

S: Not as yeasty as other Weizens. Very grainy and sweet smelling.

T: Sweet with a strong wheat backbone. Lacking the big banana and clove flavors traditional of Hefeweizens. A little roasted, with a refreshingly clean aftertaste.

M: Good amount of carbonation. Almost like an American Pale Wheat Ale with a refined taste and a lot of discipline shown when it comes to carbonation.

D: Nice and refreshing after work. A good quaffing beer, but I'd like a fuller body and more complexity in flavors that the style usually offers. Enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2007 01:04:19 | More by JArami
Photo of BigJim5021


3.38/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours quite pale with a big white head. Almost looks like extremely hazy lemonade.

The aroma is apple-y. There's a whiff of sweet wheat malt as well. It smells light.

It tastes light too. This is easily the lightest tasting German weizen I've ever had. The flavor is even light on the wheat malt. I taste some palt malt, a little bit of apple and only the slightest touch of spiciness associated with the style. Not bad, but just too damn light.

Mouthfeel is too thin for my tastes too. It's not so thin that you feel gypped or anything, it's just not where I want it for the style. Finish isn't as dry as I prefer in a weizen either.

Drinkability is pretty decent. This would be really refreshing on a hot day. It's just not at all a standout weizen. I'll take it over most american "hefeweizens", but it's just nothing beyond decent.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2009 06:41:56 | More by BigJim5021
Photo of gentlebubbles


3.38/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Cloudy grapefruit juice color with a tall fluffy head, a white as bright as the inner rind of the grapefruit. Sweet floral, lemony scent. Tastes mostly lemon with tart finish. Medium body, moderate carbonation. In short, middling. Not so impressive but a good working beer (drank it while bottling homebrew) and it went well with a white pizza.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2004 00:34:15 | More by gentlebubbles
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3.38/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a rather dark gold, almost light brown/tan color, very hazy with a two finger head. Only moderate retention, but a creamy blanket is left on top of the glass.

Aroma is very bready, with a backup song of banana. Raw grain and fresh biscuits round it out.

Flavor is much the same. Strong wheat flavor, and a bit of banana fruit, but mellowed. Surprisingly hoppy dry finish for a german hefe. Personally, I'd like a bit more banana ester on the palate, and at least a little bit of clove. Medium bodied and well carbonated. Good drinkability.

Overall, a decent Hefe. Not the greatest out there, but not that bad either. $3 is a little steep for a pint though. You're mostly paying for that USDA organic stamp. If that's important to you, this is one of the better organic beers. If you're going to drink this with your Papa John's Pizza, don't bother... I don't think the organic wheat is going to help you much....

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2007 00:05:20 | More by phisig137
Photo of Golden2wenty1


3.35/5  rDev -6.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2007 02:50:49 | More by Golden2wenty1
Photo of goochpunch


3.35/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours out the color of a very hazy lemonade. The head left something to be desired as it petered out kind of quickly. Not really any phenols really stand out in the nose. Bready malt dominates here. Good wheat twang in the nose, but really far too clean. This reminded me more of a helles (with wheat thrown in) than a weissbier. Odd. This is really a different kind of hefe weizen that I've got here. Just as in the nose, I can't really detect all that much in the yeast character, which is a shame. There's the tangy zip of wheat and that bready malt I smelled earlier, though, and that's just what I'm going to have to settle for with this beer. For what it does, I must admit, I kind of like it. Mouthfeel is carbonated well, but could use more body. Not really any of the fluffiness I like in my wheats. This would be good as it warms up here.

Not a really "textbook" hefe weizen, but decent enough for what it is. I think I'll save my money and invest in 500 ml bottles of Franziskaner (at half the price of Pinkus) in the future.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2006 03:32:02 | More by goochpunch
Photo of Wasatch


3.35/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy pale yellow color, nice carbonation, little fizzy white head, with some sticky lacing left behind. The nose is malty, with some yeast notes, grassy, with come slight bananna/corinander. The taste is sweet, malty, nice little yeast note, some bananna/corinander notes. Medium body. Drinkable, not too bad, but would not buy again.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2009 00:50:13 | More by Wasatch
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3.35/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pinkus Organic Hefe-Weizen pours a cloudy copper color with a white head from a brown 500 ml bottle. Banana like smells are coming from my glass. Taste is a little less aggressive than I would like, not any bad or off flavors mind you, but fairly tame. Typical hefe character, and quite drinkable. Definitely worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2006 23:14:14 | More by Drew966
Photo of Nerudamann


3.35/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Look – pale golden color, somewhat hazy looking, with about half a finger’s worth of off-white colored foam that dissipates somewhat quickly.

Smell – interesting smell, as with most of their beers (probably due to the “organic” ingredients. It definitely has a Bavarian style to the aroma, which is hard to identify, but it’s kinda like a gluwein.

Taste – pretty sharp and bitter from the hops straight out of the gate. The bitterness hit an acme a little bit after the middle of the tasting, and then mellows out some. The actual taste of the hops isn’t there, just the bitterness. I can’t really taste the wheat in this one, which is interesting.

Mouthfeel – pretty well balanced, but still leans more on the watery side.

Overall – not a bad brew, but an interesting/confusing taste for a Hefe.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2011 18:35:23 | More by Nerudamann
Organic Hefe-Weizen from Brauerei Pinkus Mueller
81 out of 100 based on 337 ratings.