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Organic Hefe-Weizen - Brauerei Pinkus Mueller

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BA SCORE
81
good

370 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 370
Reviews: 234
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 15.97%
Wants: 10
Gots: 23 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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Ratings: 370 | Reviews: 234
Photo of t0rin0
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.38/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Pours a murky light yellow with a foamy off-white head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of grain, yeast, and slight spice aromas. Taste is much the same with slightly sour grain and lemon flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer that is refreshing and easy to drink with its slight sourness, but it lacks a lot of the usual aromas and flavors found in other beers of the same style.

Serving type: bottle.

Photo of djrn2
3/5  rDev -16%

Photo of Texasfan549
3.25/5  rDev -9%

Photo of kjkinsey
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of metter98
3.55/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is hazy light yellow in color and has a moderate to high amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high bright white head that quickly died down and left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface..
S: There are light aromas of wheat in the nose along with some hints of banana and lemon.
T: The taste is similar to the smell with lots of wheat flavors along with subtle hints of banana and citrus.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate with a slight amount of chewiness and a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: Although it’s not quite as flavorful as some other hefeweizens, this beer is very easy to drink. It feels a little chewier compared to other unfiltered wheat beers.

Photo of brentk56
2.71/5  rDev -24.1%
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 jaydoc
4.25/5  rDev +19%

Photo of BEERchitect
3.8/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A surprising hefeweizen. Big wheat and low barley character. Creates a lightly tart, highly citrus and acidic drink. Slightly fizzy and efforvescent. Sweeter to the smell than the flavor. Very fruity, berry-like and tart. Though cove-like and tropical fruit-like, it is very much lighter in body and pleasantly astringent. A light hint of peaches, apricots, papayas, and pears. Not at all grainy or out of balance. Very crisp and clean in the finish without much of a drying sensation. A must try for all Wheat Beer fans.

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.41/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a hazy golden color weizen with a huge white foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma consists of banana ester with some wheat malt also noticeable. Taste is also a well balance mix between some light banana ester and some wheat malt. Full body with great carbonation which I enjoy in this style. While this is well done, I would have appreciated some more banana and clove ester.

Photo of BuckeyeNation
3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Opalescent lemon-gold that is jam-packed with yeast. I couldn't see a klieg light through this stuff. The frothy yet dense head of eggshell white is a nice accompaniment to the color of the beer. Unhurried descent (good) with almost no lace (not so good).

Organic Hefe-Weizen sports a seriously underpowered nose of lightly lemon-scented grain. There is the merest suggestion of candied banana, but no clove that I could appreciate. Must not be an 'alpha' yeast... probably gets its ass kicked at the beach.

The flavor isn't especially impressive. Each mouthful starts out on fairly solid footing with a banana-influenced wheatiness. I know that wheat and oats are two different grains, but the flavor reminds me of banana-flavored oatmeal, as in a hot breakfast cereal. It then begins to deteriorate at midmouthful to the point that it tastes a little like wet cardboard. To be fair, that minor unpleasantness is getting less noticeable as the ounces pass.

I'm pretty sure I have a relatively fresh bottle, so whatever I'm tasting must have been put there on purpose. There seems to be some amount of flavor oddity in most organic beer. A weak banana flavor hangs on until the end, but the clove never does make an appearance. The finish is crisp and dry. The mouthfeel is light from start to end and the carbonation is nearly unnoticed.

Pinkus Organic Hefe Weizen isn't a world-class version by any means. Even though the cardboard flavor disappeared by midbottle, what remains doesn't have the chops to earn my approval.

Photo of oberon
3.13/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I thought that this would be alot better than it was,poured a standard hazy yellow color with big fluffy head,an aroma of bananas and some slight spicy notes.Pretty yeasty tasting not real tart,seems to come up short on alot of traits of the style.An average underachieving beer in my opinion.

Photo of biboergosum
3.88/5  rDev +8.7%
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.

Photo of zeff80
3.63/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a very cloudy, golden/yellow color with a large, foamy, white head. It left little to no lace.

S - It smelled of some clove. Also, a sweet citrus and wheat aroma. It had a few floral notes, too.

T - It was quite sweet. Also, a nice wheat and fruity taste.

M - It was sharp and crisp. A light-bodied beer.

D - This is a pretty good hefe. Nothing fabulous, but still very drinkable.

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.35/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The Pinkus hefe-weizen pours a cloudy yellow body beneath a full head of rocky, bright-white froth that holds extremely well (buoyed by the effervescent carbonation rising quickly from beneath), and settles to a creamy 1/4" lid. Unfortunately, it leaves very little more than a few spots and splashes of lace here and there about the glass.

The nose is not as bold as some other examples, but it still offers the same components... wheat malt, lemon, and very mild clove (but not much banana at all).

In the mouth it's delicately effervescent and tingly, then smooth; which can be a nice change from some examples that are a bit bristly.

The flavor is also a touch muted, but very nicely sweetish and rounded; with some sweet malt, lemony zest, some spic & floral hops, and a note of vanilla. It's bitterness is kept low-key; and it finishes smooth with a slowly receeding tide of malty sweetness and lemon. The flavor could be more pronounced and full, but then it wouldn't be as soft, light, and drinkable as it is! And it wouldn't be as unique!

Photo of nickfl
2.88/5  rDev -19.3%
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 TheManiacalOne
2.58/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 500mL bottle into a weizen glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color with a large white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin spotty lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is very faint and contains some wheat, banana, lemon and a touch of hops.

T: The taste is likewise very dull, with the same flavors that you get in the smell: wheat, banana & lemon. The malt character is very thin as is the hops presence, but at least it doesn’t have that nasty bite that I’ve gotten from many other organic brews. The after-taste is slightly bready with a touch of sweetness.

M: Crisp with a little smoothness, light-to-medium body, medium-to-heavy carbonation, somewhat clean finish.

D: Not very tasty, goes down ok, not very filling, decent representation of style, if you’re into the organic beers for the cause, then you’ve got yourself a decent beer to drink. However compared to other Hefeweizens, this beer falls short of acceptable.

Photo of Jason
4.25/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: Sleak brown euro style 17 oz bottle with no freshness date.

Appearance: Pale yellow golden colour and quite hazy with a tightly bubbled white lace. The dregs are well packed on the bottom.

Smell: Bready and lightly biscuity with a sweet aroma.

Taste: Very crisp with a sharp palate cleaning bite and lightish in build. The tartness is the back bone for this brew staying all the way to the finish. Grainy and yeasty with a trace hop oil flavour ... vague fruit on the palate though it gets lost as soon long dry finish comes along. Oddly enough this has a clean palate.

Notes: Lively and spritzy ... down right refreshing and almost lager like due to the alt beer house yeast. This is certainly a quality product ... very well structured and we would guess not a very easy beer to clone either. This sample was poured without swirling the yeast in.

Photo of WVbeergeek
4/5  rDev +12%
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.

Photo of Slatetank
4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of russpowell
3.45/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy straw to well, er almost a pink with much effervescence & 3 fingers+ white head. Minimal lacing & head retention

S: Slightlty grassy notes

T: Wheat malt, then grassyness followed by lemon notes. Some yeasty & fruitty flavors surface & the ale warms. Finishes tart & slightly juicy

MF; A bit thin & good carbonation

Drinks okay, but just an average to run of the mill hefe

Photo of mactrail
3.08/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

The palest Hefeweizen ever. Quite an attractive foam that clings to the tall glass. A pleasant sudsy mouthfeel. Lemony flavor without being too sharp. A slight bready flavor, I swear it's oyster crackers. Even kind of metallic. No hint of banana or clove in the nose.

On the whole, quite quaffable, but rather anemic for a Hefeweizen. I've had Witbiers with more German esters. The 750 ml bottles showed up at the non-mainstream Sprouts Market in San Diego. New label advertising the alleged organic certification seems to be the draw.

Photo of feloniousmonk
3.47/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Cloudy, dull yellow color, with a several-inch thick head, big and beauteous.
Aroma is fruity and fresh. spicy, lemony.
Smooth and quaffable to the extreme, with a texture far too delicate for my tastes.
Warm and bright, sweet and yeasty.
Flavor and body is just-so, and the lack of complexity is overcome by the supreme drinkability.

Photo of drabmuh
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.

Photo of jwc215
2.89/5  rDev -19%
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.

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Organic Hefe-Weizen from Brauerei Pinkus Mueller
81 out of 100 based on 370 ratings.