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Organic Hefe-Weizen - Brauerei Pinkus Mueller

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Reviews: 234
Hads: 385
Avg: 3.54
pDev: 20.62%
Wants: 12
Gots: 26 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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Reviews: 234 | Hads: 385
Photo of scootny
4.15/5  rDev +17.2%
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.

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Photo of jbriggs7036
4.15/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Had my first one of these pretties at Brewer's Art in Baltimore City, than a second at Racer's Cafe, very different places with a bitchin' selection!

A- Pretty yella, unfiltered and nice white head

S- Oh oh oh so nice...lemonish and light fruit notes

T- A delicious organic-like lemon flavor with the smoothness that wheat brings

M- Light and flavorfull

D- I could go to town on these babies, but they fill my up quick and give me dem bubble guts

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Photo of kimcgolf
4.15/5  rDev +17.2%
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

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Photo of dirtyskunk
4.15/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Off the bat, pours a beautiful cloudy gold with a gentle half finger of white head that never disappears. So perfectly smooth and white it looks fake, like cartoon toothpaste or something.

Smells like bananas and cloves and a little bit of lemon and something like bubble gum. Standard Hefe, but very forward and with a second level in the back. Very solid.

All the yeasty goodness is there with it's fruit and spice from the nose. Sitting on top of a dry cracker like wheat malt background. A little lemon tartness, and a tickle of noble hops add some herbal and earthy suggestions. Once again, standard Hefe. Very clean, very solid.

Mouthfeel is pretty normal. nothing spectacular but it doesn't ruin the show. Good body for a wheat beer. Not too heavy like some, not too watery like some Belgian wits. Good carbonation keeps that head fueled the whole time.

Overall quite good. Everything you want in a hefe-weizen plus it's organic.

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Photo of midnite2sixman
4.13/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up at Siciliano's in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Poured into a hefe glass it yields a cloudy orange with light bubbles rising from the bottom to meet their brethren in a smooth white head.

Bananas, bubble gum and bread on the nose.

Milder versions of the listed flavors in the nose come through upon the first sip. The wheaty bread taste being prevalent. Light citrus notes.

Mouthfeel is a bit watery, but still very hefe-like and quite easy to drink.

Drinkability as I just mentioned is pretty high. Not my most favorite of the German Hefe's but a legit offer nonetheless.

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Photo of KeefD
4.12/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16.9 oz bottle. Hazy yellow orange with no foam and very little lacing. Perfect color for a Hefe, however. An interesting, sweet cake-batter aroma, a bit of earthiness, with the slightest hint of banana and bubblegum. Clove doesn't seem to be in the picture, but it's a nice aroma, nonetheless. Sweet, malty flavor, plenty of wheat malt, a bit of banana, some tartness halfway through the sip, and slight spiciness. Dry on the finish. Creamy mouthfeel, ample carbonation, goes down smooth. A very nice organic beer, and would definitely have again. I would love to find this one on tap!

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Photo of chiefydawg
4.09/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Uber fizzy and carbonic. Hazy yellow/pale gold. White head comes on strong at first but does not endure long

Spicy fruitiness uplifted by the carbonation. Some sourness of rising dough. Rye bread crust, almost nutty. Unripe pear.

Sharp starfruit smoothed out by slightly sweet unripe banana. A bit of spice, but not clovey; almost allspicey, but so faint. Love how the esters and phenols are kept in check more as a balancing nuance with the bread and drinkability. No alcohol, no real hop.

Bready and soft on the palate despite tartness. At the swallow, there is a nice kick of everything: sweeter grain, more sour stonefruit, banana, spice, and everything nice. Tad alcohol on the breath at final swallow

Great session beer and a schooling to many brewers on the art of balance.

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Photo of JamieDuncan
4.08/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

First impression was that it did not look completely like a Hefe. It seemed lighter in appearance and not quite cloudy enough, also a very limited head that was quickly gone. Smell was similar, seemed to have a rich smell but not very strong. Taste followed the look and smell. Not quite the tasty flavor that you want if you hefe. Kinda a light version, one word description would be bland. There was a little bit of tart which seemed more like a berliner weiss which is more of what it looked like. On the positive side it is very clean, crisp, and easy to drink. Overall, not as rich as you want in a hefe but a pretty good, enjoyable beer.

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Photo of 86MonteSS
4.07/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pinkus: The methadone of hefe-weizens. Seriously, to those of you addicted to lemon slices, try this one on for size. From the sweet, banana-like fragrance to the pure, lemony-wheat palate, this beer is a one-way ticket to fruit-free rapture. Zesty, refreshing, rejuvinating... this one's gonna be high up on the summer beer list.

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Photo of drabmuh
4.05/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A good hefeweizen, light on the flavor side but still a great great beer. Beer served in a stein. Beer is yellow and hazy with a nice white head, one finger, heavily carbonated, no real lacing but overall a great looking beer.

Aroma is sweet with mild cloves a some banana, the wheat is very present in the nose.

Beer is medium in body and wet on the finish, the whole thing is very interesting and very DRINKABLE. I could kill a keg of this stuff with no problem. The finish is wet and wonderful. Not my favorite hefeweizen out there but this is surely a great one and I'd have it again.

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Photo of biergeniesser
4.04/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This .5l brown bottle of Pinkus Hefeweizen poured a hazy yellow-gold color and had a thick, creamy white head that dissipated slowly and left a bit of lacing. Fine bubbles evolved from the bottom of my Weiss glass throughout.

This beer had an aroma that was dominated by a grainy, wheaty character and had a slight noble hop component as well. Suspiciously absent were the esters and phenols common in the Bavarian Hefeweissbiers.

Pinkus Hefeweizen has a flavor that is almost un-Hefeweizen like. The flavor is predominantly grainy and malty with a slight wheatiness. It has a pleasant, mild hop bitterness with a spicy hop flavor. There was also a slight citrusy undertone to Pinkus Hefeweizen. As with the aroma, the typical fruity, banana, bubble gum and clove esters and phenols were absent.

This beer had a light crisp body with a crisp dry finish, a light mouthcoat and a good degree of carbonation.

Almost like a wheaty Pils, Pinkus Hefeweizen is certainly the most unique German Hefeweissbier I have tried. I recommend it if you like Hefeweizen; I also recommend it if some of the more esoteric flavors in other German Hefeweizens have turned you off to the style.

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Photo of KTCamm
4.03/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the interestingly decorated bottle into a pint glass. A very cloudy yellowish color that generated a high white foam. Lacing left down the side.

Smell was wheaty, with hints of the banana/clove combo typically found in a hefe. Though not as pronounced as others I've sampled.

Taste was citrusy - a lemon tart came through for me and stuck throughout, blending nicely with the wheat. Pleasant in the mouthfeel.

Overall a very drinkable hefe. Great summertime brew.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
4/5  rDev +13%
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.

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Photo of cokes
4/5  rDev +13%
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.

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Photo of mavesba
4/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Dark, dirty straw yellow. Moderately cloudy with some sediment evident. Active bubbles rising throughout.

Pours a decent head, but larger bubbles that didn't last much past first drink.

Smell - Moderate yeast, floral smell, with slight sweetness and fruitiness.

Taste - Well balanced, slightly sweet, fruity flavor

Mouthfeel - Smooth, slightly creamy mouth feel, and hint of carbonation on the tounge.

Drinkability - This is a good beer, true to the style. I would certainly order it again if I saw it on a beer list.

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Photo of jimmah120
4/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle with no date. really cool label design, in my opinion. shows the ancient dudes who started the brewery? swirled into a flute glass

look is a very cloudy orange wheat color. smell is light and yeasty. taste is light and refreshing wheat, with lemon and sweet malt.

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Photo of cswhitehorse
4/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The Pinkus Hef poured a clear straw yellow with a quick dissipating foam head and champagne like bubble that keep coming up from the bottom of the glass. Cool. It got considerably cloudier as I poured the last third of the bottle from the sediment.

The aroma was spicy, cloves.

It was semi tart and finished dry. In the finish I could taste bananas. It was probably the best organic Hefeweizen I have had.

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Photo of ADR
3.98/5  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.

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Photo of bditty187
3.97/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pinkus Organic pours a murky yellow, a bit unique looking. The aroma is sweet, lemony, and doughy. The extra-white head reached about 1/2 inch before it disappeared to a soapy-lace. The taste is tart banana, hints of clove, noticeable yeastiness, and citrus. I enjoyed the zippy tang on my tongue. Finishes dry and clean. Very refreshing, a Hefe I would drink again. Not the best, but something I would keep handy.

Enjoy it while the weather is hot!!

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Photo of JMad
3.97/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I drank this from a pint glass...

The beer is very pale and murky yellow with a thin white head. The aroma is light with wheat, lemon and orange peel. It tastes of wheat with some grassy hops, bread and a citrusy finish. The beer is light and full of carbonation, the finish is crisp and dry. This is a good hefe, the flavors are kind of subtle but it is still a good beer.

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Photo of Zraly
3.97/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy, fizzy pale-yellow and a nice white, billowing head. Although, the head takes off rather quickly.

Bubbley, fizzy, zingy flavor. A bit tart and sour. Sweet and citrusy. It finishes super-clean, almost too clean...it leaves in a quite thin manner. Mild notes of vanilla and spice...but this flavor is just fruity and funky, rather atypical from other import hefeweizen.

Good all by itself...or maybe served with appetizers.

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Photo of thierrynantes
3.97/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sorry this comment is in french :

A : A munster, la brasserie-taverne Pinkus Muller fait une weizen qui posséde l'equilibre entre le froment et le malt d'orge des bières du sud.
S, T & M :En revanche, sa levure du nord la rend florale, séche et un peu acide.
D : Une bière souple, délicate et appétissante.

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Photo of CFHMagnet
3.95/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A. Got a finger of very active, fizzy head that dissipated very quickly leaving a very slight ring. Beer is a hazy, dirty gold color with a lot of bubbles rushing to the top.

S. Lemon, garden notes and wheat. I believe I detect faint traces of spice as well.

T. Interesting... I got light lemon and grassy notes, then sour took over for a bit before fading into wheat, yeast and faint spice.

M. Light bodied. Feels amazingly clean and refreshing... but it doesn't feel like a hefe-weizen, if you know what I mean, so I had to dock it for not going with the style. Finishes slightly dry.

O. As others have noted, this is an oddball hefe. Don't get me wrong, it is delicious, but the feel is off, and there is a point in the middles where it's like its trying to be a sour. Definitely worth another drink though. :)

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Photo of diamondc
3.95/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

'Typical' hefeweizen appearance .. loads of bubbles, a nice fluffy head, but not as hazy as seen in other German hefes.

Smell was a bit grainy, lemony, grapes, bread dough. Maybe some banana in there.

The taste was different from the norm of banana & cloves. This one had a more grape bubblegum taste, muted lemon flavors. Towards the end of the glass I was getting some nice saison-esque flavors like ginger and fresh flowers. I really dig it.

Very easy drinking, but the price is about a buck more than Paulaner, Franziskaner, & Weihenstephaner hefes I usually pick up. Still, its at least worth trying once.

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Photo of stewart124
3.92/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a pale yellow color with fizzy white head.

Smell is clean. Earthy straw notes present. Slight pear esters.

Taste is very clean with lots of spritz. Little to no banana or clove. Lots of carbonation and a tingle on the tongue. Grainy tastes with little to no hop aroma or presence. Sweet tastes in the finish but finishes dry.

This is a really clean beer that reminds me more of an American Hefe. No flaws and it's very tasty. I could put down quite a few of these. Very refreshing.

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Organic Hefe-Weizen from Brauerei Pinkus Mueller
81 out of 100 based on 234 ratings.