Organic Hefe-Weizen - Brauerei Pinkus Mueller

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Reviews: 234
Hads: 376
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 11.97%
Wants: 10
Gots: 25 | FT: 0
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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 wordemupg
2.73/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

500ml bottle poured into Weisse glass 9/1/12

A murky peachy orange with lots of bubbles feeding a fast falling two finger head that leaves no lace

S soggy cereal and sour lemon

T as it smells really with a little spice but not much for the style, perhaps an old bottle because this is not quite right for a Hefe

M light bodied with enough bubbles too give it some life, grainy aftertaste

O this one didn't really do it for me, looks average and not the typical Hefe flavors and smells

pretty average stuff, I doubt I'd bother with this one again (556 characters)

Photo of Higravity
2.74/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The weakest German Hefe's I've had. Nice clouded golden look with a decent head and all that. The smell was clovey to me and a lingering citrus with a subdued wheat charateristic. The taste was a standard wheat with only mild hefe yeast notes. The mouthyfeel was just so and it was drinakable in the not really bad sense, just not realy a "Hefe" to me. No thanks. (363 characters)

Photo of WAbeerfiend
2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

Poured from a pint bottle into a weizen glass on 03.02.14.

A: Yellow. Typical opaque yeast cloud at the top of glass. More see through at the bottom. 1/4 finger head.

S: Lemon with some bitterness.

T: Tangy lemon dominates. Wheat is there too. There's also a strange funk or skunk flavor.

M: Smooth. Watery.

O: This wasn't a complex hef. It was too watery and had no yeast flavor. The funk or skunk quality almost prompted me to drain pour it, but I held on and didn't get sick afterwards. Maybe it was a bad batch. Based on what I had, there are many better hefs out there. (579 characters)

Photo of stephens101
2.75/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a yellow gold with a decent white head with adequate retention. Smells of banana, spice, and sugar cane. Not bad there, but something's off with the taste. Oranges, malts and furtive coriander exist but are thrown off by a weird tartness. Otherwise there's just not much going on here with this light bodied hefe. (319 characters)

Photo of vrazionale
2.83/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500mL bottle at refrigerator temperature poured into a snifter.

A - Slightly hazy golden body with a less-than-robust head. The bubbles bunch along the sides of the glass as it dissipates.

S - Banana, sage, clove, a touch of pepper, sweet bread. The fruit notes stand out most prominently. Nothing particularly surprising or exciting here.

T - I find this brew to be kind of bland and watered-down. It's not unpleasant, but it's kind of boring. I taste a bit of malt and a slight touch of banana, but really not much else.

M - Along with the taste, this beer just feels watered-down. It's not as crisp and refreshing as other German hefeweizens I've tried. Again, it's not unpleasant to drink, just not exciting in any way.

D - I can see sitting around with friends on a warm summer night drinking this with some pub food. For me, it's the kind of beer that you can drink and enjoy without thinking about it. Just don't expect any esoteric enjoyment out of a glass of this brew. I won't seek this beer out again, after this tasting. (1,037 characters)

Photo of BeerlyLegal
2.83/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

A very dull / pale pour. Very little head. Looks almost watered down.

Has a zesty fruity aroma. Tastes ver dry, yeasty with a lemon finish. Not a'beer worth savoring. However, an easy beer to drink with a hefty meal. After taste is minimal with lemon being the dominant flavor (277 characters)

Photo of avalon07
2.83/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: This beer had a pale yellow color and a cloudy consistency. Poured a buge amount of head and had some OK lacing.

S: There was a weak smell, kind of wheaty, kind of grassy. Never really committed.

T: To me, the taste was a little on the thin side. While you get a bit of wheat, there's an unwelcome grassy quality about it. This makes the beer kind of funky, something I don't crave in a hefe-weizen. Aside from this, it was just very watery and uninteresting.

M: There was a fair amount of carbonation and kind of an oily finish. Medium-bodied.

D: This isn't a particularly drinkable beer in my opinion. The taste is decidedly thin and just plain blah. This is odd coming from a German brewer of hefe-weizens. (716 characters)

Photo of elricorico
2.88/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This one looks pretty average for a hefe. It is a hazy yellow and the head faded away rapidly. It just doesn't look very lively to me.

I get more of a euro pale lager smell than a hefe smell here. It smells grassy and has a bit of mustiness to it. Disappointing.

The taste is not too exciting either. I get the impression that it has the base of a hefe but all the good parts never made it in there. It is a grassy and tart. Really gives the impression of a lager more than an ale.

The mouthfeel is alright, light to medium bodied with less carbonation than I would expect for the style. Inoffensive but less than impressive.

This is the kind of beer I would expect the masses to cling to. Not much to it really. Throw a lemon on the glass and serve it ice cold, they'll make a mint. (795 characters)

Photo of nickfl
2.88/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Nice sized white head with little retention on a hazy yellow body.

S - Aroma of wheat with a slight bubble gum note and a bit of pepper.

T - Sour wheat, some pepper. Not a lot of yeast character; pretty weak overall.

M - Thick body, high carbonation, and a sweet finish.

D - Pretty dead and sour. Not pleasant. I don't know this to have been mistreated, but for the sake of the brewer, I hope it was a bad bottle. (421 characters)

Photo of jwc215
2.89/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a murky yellow (more murky than cloudy) yellow - highly carbonated - and more transparent than most others of this style. It had a fizzy white head that became a spotted lace.
The smell was a bit thin, but did have hints of lemon, clove and some yeast.
The taste was of lemon and yeast, but was too thin. Water was predominant. It seemed like a beer version of a wine spritzer. the carbonation came through and seemed to interfere with the flavors.
A fizzy lemon feel stuck on the tongue for awhile, but there was no bad aftertaste.
The high carbonation and lack of anything offensive made it drinkable for the one bottle, but it is not something that I would seek out again, as there are more substantial, flavorful examples of this style for the same, or less, price. (780 characters)

Photo of Melchizedek
2.9/5  rDev -17.4%
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... (498 characters)

Photo of HopsHops
2.9/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A - This beer poured out lookin funny to me...an off brownish grey? or something? it looked nice n thick with a thin head that vanished with the quickness

S - it smelled like the style should though nothing special...rather sweet yet kinda faint..

T - a bit metallic and not bold enough for me like something was missing from it ...rather sweet like the smell, it follows the style well but it just doesnt have enough flavor to be considered great...the aftertaste isnt all that wonderful either

M - Typically fizzy and ...just something about it isnt right..i cant put my finger on it...it just doesnt stand out...leaves a dry feeling

D - i will probly drink this one pint and be done with it but it was worth the experience (738 characters)

Photo of clayrock81
2.98/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured a clearish pale gold body with minimal head and not much lacing into a hefe glass.
Some faint notes of pepper and citrus mixed with earth tones/grass for a not very outstanding aroma. Too smooth for my liking, as this seemed a little bit watery and bland. The beer just rolled over my tongue w/o registering much. There was some citric notes and smoothness from wheat (not even a little sweetness though), combo'd w/ a dash of spice but a rather generic hefe compared to others. I didn't really enjoy this beer that much and I won't be buying it again. (559 characters)

Photo of BitteBier
2.98/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Light straw color with considerable haziness and light carbonation. No sign of yeast sediment. Topped with fine, foamy head that lasts a little while but eventually fades to nothingness. Smell is rather weak and not overly enticing--some basic, sweet grain notes and maybe a twang of alcohol. Taste is similarly uninspired--sweet until a bit of hoppy dryness and alcohol warmth at the end. A bit of spicy bite is present too. Mouthfeel is smooth but watery. I expect a lot more from a hefeweizen, including the crisp flavor and texture this one lacks. (551 characters)

Photo of rastaman
3/5  rDev -14.5%
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. (171 characters)

Photo of TheEclecticGent
3/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This Organic Hefe-Weizen pours a semi-hazy yellow with light carbonation, virtually no head. Nice light smell and a basic hefe-weizen taste. Nice mellow finish that is typical of a good hefe. Can’t say that this one sticks out any better than the rest but does hold it’s own. The Pinkus Brewery does provide a good solid beer no matter what the style. (353 characters)

Photo of dvb
3/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Pale yellow and slightly cloudy. Nice white head to start. NO lacing. At all. Not even a bubble.

S - Slight apple cider aroma. Not much else going on here.

T - Slight apple cider taste. Super clean. No aftertaste whatsoever. No evidence of clove.

M - Thin and light.

D - Quite sessionable. Due to its clean, light taste, it would be suitable for drinking after a hard day's work outside in the blistering sun.

Not a great beer, but OK. (444 characters)

Photo of curasowa
3/5  rDev -14.5%

Appearance: Cloudy, golden yellow color with one finger of white head that fades to a ring with little lacing.

Aroma: Grainy wheat malt, yeast and a little cooked veggy.

Taste: Creamy with a fair amount of wheat malt up front, then some mild earthy bitterness and some lemon as the carbonation builds, then finishing a bit dish-raggy with hints of banana and clove.

The Rest: A fairly mediocre Hefe, lacking a bit in character. Not as crisp or as yeasty as I like. (470 characters)

Photo of mmmbeer
3/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Half-liter bottle with some freshness code on the back label. It pours an opaque orangey yellow, with moderate carbonation and two fingers of white head that reduces quickly to a thin cap, then fades away completely. It has a thin, candy sweet aroma with a grassy, lightly metallic twang. The flavor is sweet and doughy, with wheat, yeast, noble hops, and a minerally, grassy/earthy edge on top of an extremely light, tingly body. A tasty beer, but it's not incredibly hefe-esque. The bottle was priced at a reduced rate, but it doesn't necessarily taste old or skunked. Maybe this was an off bottle, but it did not strike my fancy. (632 characters)

Photo of JesteR14
3.02/5  rDev -14%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A- I was really excited about this, it was really liked by my beer store. Pours a very bright yellow, with very white soapy bubbles. Its a cloudy yellow, very light clougy yellow.

S- Light smell, banana and wheat. Very interesting on the nose. Looks just how it should smell if that makes sense..

T- very smooothhhh. Low carbonation and the mild fruit and wheat flavors go great together. I wish there was MORE flavor though..

M- Nothing to fantastic, but the flavors feel nice on the tongue and make it a very nice drinking beer.

D- nice, it drinkins like a budweiser with a different taste. Nice brew for sure. (617 characters)

Photo of beerthulhu
3.03/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Certified organic.

A: Hazy lemon/orange color with a thin white head.

S: Faint bananas on nose.

T: Some sourness/tartness and bananas for flavor which is somewhat limited and non complex. Soft bread notes with smooth wheat backbone.Slight yeast presence but really not much for style. Drinks more like a American wheat or pils then a true german hefe. Safe and not a lot of complexity flavor or yeast wise.

M: Some creaminess for mouthful and bananas.

D: ok but rather unexciting. was expecting more being a german brewer and being organic which added nothing to the flavor. (583 characters)

Photo of Reidrover
3.06/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Nice looking hefe, maybe a tad lighter yellow than the usual ,very nice frothy,thick white head.. Aroma is quite subdued for style but perfectly pleasant with hints of wheat, not very yeasty, lemon grass, a hint of hay, not spicy. Taste is quite weak here mostly wheat, some very feeble esters, bananas, peppery on the back of the tongue. Ok on the palate, i will say average because its a very hot day here. Not impressed with this one a weak German hefe. (456 characters)

Photo of mralphabet
3.06/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into Pint glass

A: Pours a foggy golden color with lots of fluffy head (2 fingers worth) that leaves a wonderful amount of lacing on the glass. Looks like a great Hefe....

S: Wow lots of lemon.... a hint of wheat. Not much else here.

T: OK the lemon from the smell is right up front in the taste as well.... finishing quickly with wheat bread flavors then ending slightly sweet yet tart at the same time. Strange but not memorable.

M: Light body with moderate carbonation. On the crisp side.

D: OK, low ABV and a Hefe, 2 good things, but this one just is not very memorable.... Little to much on the lemon side for my liking. (637 characters)

Photo of Gueuzedude
3.06/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

An average pour produces an almost four finger thick, pale, off-white colored head in my 25cl tulip glass. The beer is a clearish, gold color that shows lightly hazy, straw gold color when held up to the light. The aroma is lightly fruity with an almost tropical edge to it. A solid wheat / grain character kicks in at the finish providing aromatic notes reminiscent of crushed saltine crackers and dusty crushed grain. Lightly tart wheat notes and perhaps a touch of esters join the general fruitiness of this beer. This has a pretty nice nose, though it seems to get a little deflated in the finish and never has much in the way of complexity.

A faint, sweet grain character up front quickly dries out in the finish and in subsequent sips. This has a very creamy mouthfeel to it despite being fairly well carbonated. Soft grain flavors of hay, crushed wheat and even some light honey notes seem to be the most noticeable part of the flavor. Cracker like malt, some touches of stale grain, some tart wheat notes and a dusty graininess also are here. On the whole, other than the grain character this comes off as being a very clean, almost non-descript beer.

Not your typical, traditional HefeWeizen, it is fairly clean all around and really not much to write home about. In fact it can almost be downright bland. The grain notes that do form the bulk of the flavor don't really work all that well either as parts of them come off as being a bit stale.

Purchased: Plaza Liquors, Tucson AZ (1,492 characters)

Photo of Pegasus
3.08/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Hazy pale golden color, small white head, thick glass-coating lace, slight fine carbonation.

Aroma: Mild citrus hops, tart wheat malt, and earthy yeast. Clove and banana notable only by their absence.

Taste: Tart at the open, with faint hints of cloves midway through the taste, finishes with a musty horse blanket note.

Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, fairly pleasant, with little carbonation.

Drinkability/notes: An odd example of the style, does not conform particularly well, not offensive, just rather unremarkable. (538 characters)

Organic Hefe-Weizen from Brauerei Pinkus Mueller
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