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Organic Hefe-Weizen - Brauerei Pinkus Mueller

Organic Hefe-WeizenOrganic Hefe-Weizen

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BA SCORE
81
good

322 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 322
Reviews: 225
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 15.97%


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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Ratings: 322 | Reviews: 225 | Show All Ratings:
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dirtyskunk

Colorado

4.13/5  rDev +15.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2012 16:04:05 | More by dirtyskunk
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

2.73/5  rDev -23.5%
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

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2012 00:16:54 | More by wordemupg
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rinhaak

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle purchased at Karstadt in Darmstadt, Hessen (Germany)

Pours a very hazy, murky lemon gold. A full head with perfect lace, this is a mighty beautiful beer.

A mild, though very nice nose. Pepper, clove, bread yeasts, and a faint marijuana aroma.

Despite the pepper in the nose, I get very little spice in the mouth. Orange, citrus, and mild breads are all present. The mouthfeel is a little over carbonated at first, but then the bubbles fade surprisingly quickly, and the beer ends a little watery.

Overall a well balanced beer, finely made, and very enjoyable to drink. The flavors, though a little mild, blend together very nicely for a finely crafted hefe.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2012 12:51:36 | More by rinhaak
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Autoeros

Texas

3.18/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass.

A: Dull gold and hazy, and light toward the top; Hazy enough that I can’t see my fingers on the other side of the glass. Pours a thin, rocky head that fades fast, with very little lacing, though the carbonation is certainly there.

S: Orange, faint lemon, with a yeasty character, very much what a weizen should be.

T: The same fruits as the nose with a spicy (coriander) character that lends it a nice definition, with less yeast than I thought there would be from the nose, and a surprising amount of carbonation on the tongue.

MF: Very tingly with carbonation, close to soda-like, and not too thick. This beer is fantastic for summer drinking; it has a low ABV and a refreshing bounciness on the palate.

O: A fairly disappointing pour with its short-lived head, but a very relaxing beer. It’s thoroughly enjoyable, and my ecological college-minded side especially likes its organic certification.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2011 02:21:21 | More by Autoeros
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Nerudamann

Oregon

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
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kcinlober

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

appearance:
pours a inch-high head with decent lacing. cloudy golden color.

aroma: very fruity; i detect apples and cloves.

palate: i frankly found the taste lacking compared with the smell. very single-dimensional; again with the apple taste. not a strong aftertaste; not bitter; and slightly carbonated. it was good, but not excellent

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2011 00:24:29 | More by kcinlober
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

3.68/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml Bottle

Appearance – Hazy dark yellow colour with an average size fizzy white coloured head. There is a below average amount of carbonation showing and there is some fairly good lacing. The head lasted for around 5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - wheat, bananas, lemons, oranges

Taste & Mouth - The beer has an above average amount of carbonation. I can taste wheat mixed with bananas and some lemons/oranges. The banana taste is a little bit different that what I'm use to though.. it reminded me a bit of a banana candy or a banana Popsicle. There is also a little bit of a clove or coriander spiciness to it. The beer finishes with a banana and citrus aftertaste with a hint of spice.

Overall – Although the taste was a little artificial, I still really enjoyed it and found it to be highly drinkable. The taste was refreshing and it's an excellent summer beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2011 19:49:30 | More by spinrsx
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DoktorZee

Alberta (Canada)

3.08/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a schooner (with great care to raise the unfiltered bits off the bottom of the bottle - the endeavor was successful). No best before date on the bottle.

A - pours a very cloudy yellow with lots of initial carbonation and fluffy white head, both of which seem to dwindle away to nothing after a minute or two.

S - very little on the nose; none of the usual banana, clove or yeast offenders. All I can really find is some lemon, which is a bit odd.

T - I really get almost none of the qualities of a Hefe from this beer. No banana, no clove, no yeast or wheat. There's a slight lemon, almost like a non-peppery saison. Wondering if I've got a bad bottle here?

M - light, with soft carbonation - reminds a little of a soft-drink in terms of texture and mouth feel.

Overall my poor experience with this beer screams out to the world that there needs to be best before dates on more bottles. I'm thinking there's no way this is the right experience for a German Hefeweizen. I'll try it again and update, but this time it just wasn't any good!

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2011 03:41:39 | More by DoktorZee
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Bierkenner

Ohio

3.18/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

A: I loved the appearance. It was poured from the bottle into a Schneider Weisse 0,5 L hefeweizen glass. Very cloudy and a nice golden orange glow with a white frothy head that quickly dissipated. This is organic and unfiltered and it showed. It gave the look of a thick, refreshing hefeweizen. Unfortunately, for me this category gets the highest rating.

S: Light and along the lines of a crisp citrus soap

T: I think a lot of people have reviewed this with the "ideal" banana & clove in mind. That's fine, but I don't think it completely ruins this beer because it doesn't punch you in the face with those classic notes. It tastes good, light citrus with just a hint of spice. No over the top b & c here. The taste was all right, the problem I had was that it just was too light of taste. I really like a strong flavor from my beer... or food for that matter

M: Watery. With the cloudy, opaque look of this stuff I was expecting (and hoping for) a little creamier or more substantial mouthfeel. I didn't really get that.

O: Really a decent beer... just don't go in expecting classic banana & clove. I had it out back in my bier garten with a brat, Stadium Mustard and potato salad. It was quite refreshing. Don't know if I'd buy it again though. It was purchased at Whole Food's in Cleveland Heights.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2011 23:31:36 | More by Bierkenner
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JoeAmerican77

Colorado

2.23/5  rDev -37.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Low white head sits atop straight a OJ clouded beer...

Smells of sweet citrus and calcium chalk

Tastes of bland wheat, hard water and lost money. Turns a little sour as it warms which is strange for the style

Mouthfeel is very light bodied and watery some light carbonation tickles the cheeks

Overall not a bad tasting beer, but definitely lacking in every department. Boring.

I hear this beer is pretty inconsistent so if you want to read other reviews on what the one I'm drinking tasted like click on the "low reviews" button of it bc the lowest reviews on this seemed to experience the same thing. Absolutely not the A rating the bros gave it in 2002.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2011 01:27:05 | More by JoeAmerican77
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Sunnanek

Sweden

3.13/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Murky pale golden; almost like a Witbier. The medium-large fluffy white head dissipates into decent lacings.

S: More lemon and lime than bananas - strange in a Hefeweizen. Kind of sour and dry. Far from the Hefeweizens I've had before.

T: Citric, very citric. Some ripe bananas without the sweetness. Sour and spicy.

M: Long bitter but also sour aftertaste. Body is light and carbonation mild. Smooth and refreshing.

O: Interesting; I liked it, but I wouldn't have guessed Hefeweizen in a blind test, due to that the bananas was in the back compared to the dry and citric notes.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2011 19:18:52 | More by Sunnanek
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JMad

Texas

3.98/5  rDev +11.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2011 02:43:04 | More by JMad
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CFHMagnet

Ohio

3.95/5  rDev +10.6%
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. :)

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2011 21:24:21 | More by CFHMagnet
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I could have sworn that I reviewed the Pinkus line of beers at one point, bottle be darned if I CAN find them!

I agitated the beer in the bottle before I poured, but even at that, I just got a finger of bone-white head that quickly became wisps. Color was a VERY cloudy orangish-yellow. Nose was unlike any hefeweizen I can remember - it had a honey-like lager sweetness! Mouthfeel was medium-to-full and had a lemony tartness on the tongue. I swear, I was reviewing a hefeweizen because that is what it had on the label! Man, this was right out of left field and I liked it. I will openly cop to liking any hefeweizen that does not go heavy on the banana/bubble gum esters and it is possible to do so. Finish was still slightly tart and highly refreshing. This was so unlike any of the others that I could not help but like it.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2011 01:46:38 | More by woodychandler
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drabmuh

Maryland

4.05/5  rDev +13.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2011 14:47:41 | More by drabmuh
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Tone

Missouri

3.8/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy, maize color. 1/4 inch head of a white color. Slight retention and slight lacing. Smells of dry hop, wheat, slight sweet malt, hint of yeast, and a hint of pale malt. Fits the style of a Hefeweizen. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of dry hop, sweet malt, slight earthy malt, slight hop, and hint of yeast. Overall, good aroma and blend.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2011 20:11:22 | More by Tone
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dcloeren

Texas

3.58/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured a cloudy straw yellow with 2.5 fingers of foamy white head

Strong citrus notes (lemon zest and orange peal) with yeast, and fresh baked wheat bread

The taste is lacking a little bit on this one. I was hoping for a much richer taste based on the look of this beer but still getting good citrus notes.

The mouthfeel of this beer makes up for what its lacking it taste. Creamy with ample amounts of carbonation. Very refreshing

Overall this was a nice treat. I think that this beer would be better classified as a wit personally but it was still a good tasting beer nonetheless. i would much rather have a Franziskaner any day...

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2011 00:43:31 | More by dcloeren
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sfprint

Germany

3.15/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: beautiful two inch creamy head. Incredible creamy yellowy orange color with micro rising carbonation.
S: a chemical-ish aroma that has a nasal cavity opening freshness to it. floral soap (but not in a gross way)
T: different from the last one I had. I feel like this beer doesn't have a particularly consistent flavor. slightly sweet lemon zest. somewhat bland. slightly nutty, slightly sour.
M: smooth, but not particularly appealing. watery.
O: An ok hefeweizen. drinkable but not special, sadly. I will have to try it again to see if its any different.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2011 02:33:24 | More by sfprint
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claytong

Vermont

1.83/5  rDev -48.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Well for a hefe weizen this is a bit of an odd ball. its like a hefe wanting to be a sour or something.
cloves and bananas and summertime? nope
sour, bitter fruit? sure why not.
i wouldnt recommend this obviously, but if you have the expectation of an odd hefe it might not be bad.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2011 07:17:22 | More by claytong
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SisuPride

Tennessee

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
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JesteR14

California

3.03/5  rDev -15.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2011 05:02:42 | More by JesteR14
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ZenAgnostic

Texas

2.63/5  rDev -26.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2011 05:50:08 | More by ZenAgnostic
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AdamBear

Pennsylvania

2.05/5  rDev -42.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A-light cloudy yellow gold. a lot of white head

S-if i drank a hefe, then threw it up, that is what this beer would smell like. maybe it is too citrusy, certainly not pleasant.

T-this tastes like a watered down, lemony version of blue moon. to me, its an absolute abhorrent representation of the style.

M-medium carbonation with a light watery finish.

D-i split a 500mL bottle, and i'm sure glad i did. i wouldn't have wanted an entire bottle to myself. its simply not a good beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2011 17:33:24 | More by AdamBear
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Spineypanda

Texas

4.2/5  rDev +17.6%
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!

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2011 05:29:04 | More by Spineypanda
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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
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