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Organic Hefe-Weizen - Brauerei Pinkus Mueller

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361 Ratings

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Ratings: 361
Reviews: 232
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 16.29%
Wants: 9
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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 albern
3.7/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a light, refreshing, fairly lemony hefeweizen that is easy to drink. It pours a slightly hazy straw pale yellow color with a white head that doesn't retain all that well, no lacing. The nose is very light, slightly citrusy, slightly lemony, maybe a touch of grassiness. Not much coming out of the aroma.

The taste is a tad sharp all the way through, with a spritzy, slight saltene flavor, lots of lemony citrus, lots of refreshing seltzer water lemonade flavors. It doesn't have the prickliness of other wheat beers. This is a refreshing beer, not great, but good enough to appreciate. It is quite light, no real mouthfeel or aftertaste, just enjoy on a hot day.

albern, Aug 07, 2009
Photo of Bookseeb
3.28/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance is a hazy straw in color with a crisp head, light lace. Smell has a light wheat and green apple aroma. Taste is lightest German hefe I've tried, it's clean with the wheat in the background. Mouthfeel has good body and carbonation. Not what I expected from this German hefe, but tis refreshing.

Bookseeb, Jul 31, 2009
Photo of TheQuietMan22
3.65/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance: Poured a cloudy wheat. It developed two fingers of thick white head with surprisingly little retention. It was only a minute or two before it dissipated to a skim of foam.

Smell: I got a whiff of banana right after I popped the cap, but once in the bottle it gave off a nice, sweet apple cider aroma. The banana disappeared, but was replaced with fruity bubblegum and a minor tickling of lemon. Another reviewer mentioned champagne, and I could smell it, too.

Taste: Very bread-like at first, which greatly subdues the flavors I was expecting from the aroma. However, hints of apple, banana, and bubblegum emerge as it warms. It also provides a nose full of yeasty, wheaty goodness.

Drinkability: I wish it would be a little more potent, but I think it's true to style and good drinking. Wheat beer, but without the nasty agri-chemicals. It's a winner in my book.

TheQuietMan22, Jul 29, 2009
Photo of OldYoda
3.65/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up through a monthly beer exchange. Poured into my Troeg's Dreamweaver Wheat glass leaves a very modest head and no apparent lacing. This beer is a very hazy brown gold.

Smell is very subdued - I just don't get a lot from it.

Taste is also subdued, a little lemon and wheat, maybe some bubblegum and a hint of banana.

Mouthfeel is decent and finishes well.

Drinkability is fine. Several of these would be fine but I just don't think I would want several.

Not bad but probably not an offering I will seek out.

OldYoda, Jul 08, 2009
Photo of Rayek
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into an Ayinger Weizen glass.

A: Very cloudy gold. The mild carbonation is joined by a swirling cloud of yeast. A small and dense white head forms than never fully dissipates. Leaves occasional spots of lace.

S: There's a lot of lemon in the nose, plus pears, cloves and just a hint of banana.

T: Light, crisp and refreshing sums this one up. Starts out with a dry biscuit flavor. A light lemon and clove bitterness follows. Pear and apple ride underneath. Finishes tart, dry and lemony.

M: The body is both chewy and grainy. The carbonation is right where it should be.

D: This is a nice unassuming hefe. The light flavors and low ABV make it go down quick. Perfect for a hot summer day after a stint with the mower.

Rayek, Jul 05, 2009
Photo of augustgarage
3.48/5  rDev -2.2%
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.

augustgarage, Jun 26, 2009
Photo of GarrisWH
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a hazy golden-yellow color with a bubbly, white head that recedes very quickly, leaving no lacing. Tons of carbonation rising.

S - Light sweet and citrus aromas with a bready yeastiness as well.

T - Slight citrus sweetness mixed with the wheat and yeast flavors. The bready scent from the aroma carries over to the taste. Light fruitiness in the background. Very light hop flavors detectable in the aftertaste.

M - Light bodied with crisp carbonation. Smoother than I expected from massive amount of bubbles rising within.

D - A pretty nice, refreshing beer. Fairly mellow flavors overall, but definitely goes down easy and would hit the spot on a hot summer day.

GarrisWH, Jun 19, 2009
Photo of Anthony1
3.73/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Serving Type- bottle poured into a 0.5L weissen glass

appearance- a clear pour looking like a light, straw yellow. Nice head at first with quickly disappeared leaving no lace at all.

smell- very mild, similar to champagne and lemons. not much to the aroma

taste/mouthfeel- strongest flavor is definitely lemon. Light body with slightly to little carbonation.

drinkability- very smooth and enjoyable, though lacking in appearance and aroma. still enjoyed drinking it

Anthony1, Jun 02, 2009
Photo of Naugled
3.83/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

served in wheat glass

a: not good, seemed to be carbonated but there was no head. hazy light straw color

s: banana nose first, spice second

t: same for taste banana first spice next, some tanginess and late fruitiness

m: thin body and crisp feel

d: very drinkable, a nice light hefe.

Naugled, Jun 01, 2009
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.

vrazionale, May 31, 2009
Photo of KTCamm
4.05/5  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.

KTCamm, May 24, 2009
Photo of biboergosum
3.9/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle, shared with my sweet'ums, at our mutual friend's early-starting birthday shindig at the Metro in downtown Edmonton.

This beer pours a cloudy, medium yellow apple juice colour, with two fat fingers of billowy, tightly foamy bone-white head, which recedes at a measured pace, leaving a bit of streaky, arched lace around the glass.

It smells of grainy, rather bready wheat malt, very subtle clove spice and banana fruitiness, and grassy, somewhat fresh hay hops. The taste is more dry bready, slightly sour wheaty graininess, yeasty, well-aged fruit - banana and apple, mostly - and earthy, leafy hops.

The carbonation is quite low, and generally unobtrusive, the body medium-light in weight, but hardly thin, and surprisingly somewhat smooth, given those yeast and fruit esters flitting about. It finishes a bit on the sweet side, as the wheaty malt approaches critical mass, abetted by the inherent fruitiness.

A rather refreshing tipple, if not all that complex in flavour, which is no big thing. While maybe not the finest, most prime example of a hefeweizen, this is still a hell of a good introduction to the style.

biboergosum, Apr 29, 2009
Photo of BigJim5021
3.38/5  rDev -5.1%
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.

BigJim5021, Apr 29, 2009
Photo of KarlHungus
3.48/5  rDev -2.2%
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.

KarlHungus, Apr 15, 2009
Photo of Brad007
3.9/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Continuing my German beer theme with this beer.

Pours a clear, white/light gold color with a one-finger head into my pint glass.

Aroma is mainly full of clove with a decent hint of the wheat malt underneath. Simple as it should be. Definitely clove here. No banana.

Taste is light with a light clove flavor and the flavor of the wheat malt (why am I even describing this? Well, it's a wheat beer, isn't it?) standing out well. Flavorful.

Mouthfeel is full of lingering clove flavor and wheat malt. There's a bit of citrus at the back of the throat as well. It's very smooth and with no harshness at all.

Let's see, it's light, flavorful and organic to boot. Probably not the greatest example but you can make up your mind by trying it and comparing it to others that you've had. It's worth a try.

Brad007, Mar 10, 2009
Photo of mmmbeer
3.03/5  rDev -14.9%
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.

mmmbeer, Mar 04, 2009
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.

corby112, Feb 11, 2009
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

brentk56, Jan 06, 2009
Photo of yesyouam
2.08/5  rDev -41.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pinkus Hefe Weizen is a cloudy, highly sparkling, pale yellow beer with a small white head that quickly dissipates. The aroma is a bit faint, and of bubble gum, banana and lemon. It is light bodied and fluffy in the mouth. It seems pretty watery and it leaves the tongue a bit ragged and chalky. I taste wheat, but there really isn't any presence from the esters. There is a little bit of fusel going on here. The flavor is pretty disjointed. It kind of tastes like chalk, aspirin, Natural Ice and Wheaties. I will smoke a cigarette while drinking the rest of this beer. It seems like an American wheat beer gone wrong.
(rated Sep 5, 2008)

yesyouam, Dec 20, 2008
Photo of jamie2dope
3.95/5  rDev +11%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I picked up a bottle of this because I am pretty sure I have never had it. Anyway, pours a glowing golden color, with little to no heading, which as far as I know is unusual for this style. Lots of carbonation bubbles can be viewed rising towards the top of the beer. Smell has some toasted wheat bread with hints of citrus fruits; mainly orange and lemon. Taste is almost juicy with fruit flavors, plus bubblegum, wheat bread and a chalky medicinal characteristic. Body is light, nicely carbonated and really very refreshing. Drinkability is damn good; I could go through a few bottles of this in a session. I have to admit that when I first popped this beer open, I was not at all impressed. After a little time to let it open up though, it came through with flying colors. Great Hef, great beer.

jamie2dope, Dec 15, 2008
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.

magictrokini, Dec 05, 2008
Photo of cleeze
3.53/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I gotta admit I'm a sucker for lables and bottles and I love this slick bottle.

It's got a good and cloudy golden hue to it, just like a good hefey should. You can't see through it that's for sure. Prettyu good lacing. Stickey and condensed, but disappeared rather quicky though.

Smell was really subtle all together. Faint clove smell. Really little bannana smell.

Taste is really rounded. My favorite thing about the beer. Very smooth. clove and the wheat mix great with the bannana. I think the drinkabilty on this brew is great. Wish i could find it more

cleeze, Nov 30, 2008
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.

stephens101, Nov 25, 2008
Photo of mpyle
3.85/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

App - very pale gold color, a bit cloudy, pours a robust white head, exceptionally creamy and with good retention.

Aroma - a bit of a cidery fruitiness, subtle clove

Flav - A gentle wheat maltiness, a bit bready with just a subtle hint of yeast character. Not an overpowering banana/clove kind of hefe flavor. No hop flavor, very low bitterness. Finishes with a gentle fruitiness, and the overall flavor profile is quite soft and gentle - nothing jumps out.

MF - medium body and very high carbonation, both style appropriate.

D'ability - A nice refreshing hefe, but I personally like ones brewed with more prominent tasting yeast strains. But if a nice clean wheat beer is what you seek, this one fits the bill. Is the extra cost worth the organic label? Something for each person to decide for themself.

mpyle, Oct 05, 2008
Photo of KeefD
4.13/5  rDev +16%
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!

KeefD, Sep 30, 2008
Organic Hefe-Weizen from Brauerei Pinkus Mueller
81 out of 100 based on 361 ratings.