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Organic Hefe-Weizen - Brauerei Pinkus Mueller

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BA SCORE
81
good

364 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 364
Reviews: 233
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 16.29%
Wants: 9
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
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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Photo of ZenAgnostic
2.63/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Appearance - Yellow-white body. Perfect white, one finger head that has moderate retention and broken lacing.

Smell - Not particularly complex for a hefe. Smells like orange, lemon, grass and nut.

Taste - Very plain for a hefe. Almost like it was spliced with a bud light. Finish is way too dry and watery.

Mouthfeel - No creaminess for a hefe.

Drinkability - One of the more boring hefes, but if you're crazy about Organic stuff, then maybe this is the compromise you have to make.

Photo of Loki
2.65/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This beer pours a cloudy pale yellow. With a thin head that fades very quickly. The beer gives off aromas of orange peel, butterscotch, honey, and wheat which lead you to believe this will be a good hefe. Well the gig is up. The taste is thin and watery. If they made a Hefe-light this would be it. There are citrus and wheat flavors, but the middle and finish is so watery you forget all about them. I haven't tried any other organics so I don't know if it is because it is organic or just not a great beer.

Photo of acrawf6
2.65/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours out a light yellow hue with just a little hazy orange color in it and a decent white head that dropped pretty quickly.

Smell. it has a sweet lager aroma to it. i get no fruitiness or spice to it, just a honey and a little lemon cirtus. It is also a little yeasty. Not a big fan of the aroma.

Taste. More on the citris side. It is very light, reminds me more of an american wheat than a hefe weizen. It also has a light hoppiness in it, but not normal clove taste or bananas i was hoping for tonight. Aftertaste is yeasty.

Mouthfeel. decent. decent carbonation, medium to light body. good balance.

Overall, not bad but i dont think its a good hefe. Is quite refreshing though, just not as tasty and complex as i was hoping.

Photo of magictrokini
2.68/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Blah. Very boring beer. Weak yellow pour with a big head. Kind of cloudy. Aroma is stale hay blended with faint yeast. No banana or cloves that one would expect. Taste is musty yeast with grass, again with no banana or clove. Too expensive to try again.

Photo of HighCarbDiet
2.68/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

too bad, we were very disappointed. we were expecting something akin to schneider's edel-weiss, organic weizen. dead wrong.

before we continue the review, we're checking the bottle for freshness info, but can't find any. okay, we'll continue...

head dissipates quickly. mouthfeel, almost nonexistant. the beer isn't quite flat, but it's getting there, at least compared to most hefes (including the baltika we drank 5 minutes ago).

the scent is like a weak grass/stale hop combo. very bland. scent reminds me more of a pilsener than a wheat beer.

the flavor is somewhat similar. pretty bland, not all that wheaty, not getting much fruit or spice or anything for that matter. leaves me with a grassy aftertaste.

this beer is weak. we're drinking it out of a schneider glass, a treatment it definitely doesn't deserve. we hope we just got an off bottle. there are no real bad flavors, but there isn't much good going on here. wouldn't look for this again.

overall, we're very disappointed. we like to try organic brews whenever possible, and are big hefe fans. this just didn't cut it.

Photo of brentk56
2.68/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Pours a crystal clear golden color with a reasonably fluffy head that leaves a few strands of lace; looks more like a pilsner

Smell: Lemony and chalky; smells a bit like Pez

Taste: A bit of a wheat bread flavor up front, but then we move into the lemony flavor; not too much banana and even less cloves; after the swallow, the flavor is rather bland except for the lemony remnants in the finish

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: There are not too many organic beers that have impressed me and this is certainly not one of them

Photo of stephens101
2.68/5  rDev -24.7%
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.

Photo of corby112
2.68/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a very mirky yellowish color with a thin white head. It kind of looks like a banana beer. Weak citrus aroma with hints of wheat, banana and lemon zest. Bland flavor with hints of citrus and lemon peel, bread, banana and clove with a sweet and slightly sour lemon juice finish.

Photo of odms
2.69/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Appearance - light for a hefeweizen, a straw-yellow and very cloudy. About a quarter inch head, dissipates quickly. The retention didn't last long as I drank the glass

Smell - citrusy, more sour smelling than other hefeweizens I've had

Taste - like the smell, this beer seems to have a sour taste that lingers. Also the normal bready, banana-like tastes that are common of hefeweizens

Mouthfeel - pretty light for the style, but still pretty smooth. The carbonation was strange for a hefe, it seemed more like I was drinking an American lager

Overall - a decent hefeweizen, definitely different from most that I've had. I feel like the citrus of the beer was overwhelming to the normal hefeweizen flavors. Also, I feel like the lightness was a disadvantage as compared to others.

Photo of HardTarget
2.7/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Bottle Inspection: Nothing useful on the label

Aroma: A mild citric note with very mild hints of malt. Very neutral aroma

Appearance: Hazy, but not cloudy yellow glass with a thin cover of white that left a touch of lace

Flavor: Very mild taste. A little wheat flavor, but almost a macro lager overall taste. No clove or banana notes.

Mouthfeel: Medium light body with medium carbonation

Overall Impression: Forgettable. Thirst quenching I guess, but just not much here to report. Seriously rousting the yeast toward the end help intensify the taste a bit, but still, a weak and watery hefe.
Thanks to Pegasus for the sample.

Photo of wordemupg
2.73/5  rDev -23.3%
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

Photo of Higravity
2.73/5  rDev -23.3%
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.

Photo of WAbeerfiend
2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

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.

Photo of Raziel313
2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

Photo of djhovajk
2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

Photo of vrazionale
2.8/5  rDev -21.3%
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.

Photo of avalon07
2.8/5  rDev -21.3%
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.

Photo of jwc215
2.85/5  rDev -19.9%
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.

Photo of BeerlyLegal
2.85/5  rDev -19.9%
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

Photo of nickfl
2.85/5  rDev -19.9%
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.

Photo of Melchizedek
2.88/5  rDev -19.1%
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...

Photo of elricorico
2.9/5  rDev -18.5%
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.

Photo of HopsHops
2.9/5  rDev -18.5%
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

Photo of clayrock81
2.98/5  rDev -16.3%
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.

Photo of BitteBier
2.98/5  rDev -16.3%
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.

Organic Hefe-Weizen from Brauerei Pinkus Mueller
81 out of 100 based on 364 ratings.