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Organic Hefe-Weizen - Brauerei Pinkus Mueller

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BA SCORE
81
good

335 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 335
Reviews: 225
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 16.25%
Wants: 7
Gots: 8 | 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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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2003 22:45:02 | More by WVbeergeek
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +12%

05-24-2013 00:19:17 | More by Slatetank
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WesWes

New York

3.3/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a hazy gold color with a thick frothy white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is decent. It has a slightly musty scent with a lemony wheat aroma. It is dry and light. The taste is average. It has a light wheat flavor with a bit of lemon zest and a crisp dry finish. It lacks that clove and banana taste that is typical with most. The mouthfeel is decent. It is a medium/full bodied beer with a little too much carbonation. This isn't the best hefe I've had. It lacks flavor and aroma as well as mouthfeel.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2004 01:21:01 | More by WesWes
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Gueuzedude

Arizona

3.05/5  rDev -14.6%
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

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2008 02:00:18 | More by Gueuzedude
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mactrail

Washington

3.06/5  rDev -14.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2013 04:49:52 | More by mactrail
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jwc215

Wisconsin

2.85/5  rDev -20.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2006 03:36:24 | More by jwc215
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Halcyondays

California

3.73/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Half pint bottle,

A: Pours a light translucent yellow with a mild but long-lasting white head, small spots of lace.

S: Fairly bready, cake batter, lemon squares.

T: Dominated by lemons with a hint of sulphur, very mineral driven. Not a traditional flavour, but the minerality keeps it really interesting, almost a Berliner Weisse/hefe hybrid.

M: Light-bodied, crisp, mildly acidic. Very spritzy.

D: Unique, as I found with all of Pinkus' beers. Well worth a pickup.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2010 04:02:42 | More by Halcyondays
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corby112

Pennsylvania

2.68/5  rDev -24.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2009 09:03:40 | More by corby112
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akorsak

Pennsylvania

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

A 500 mL bottle purchased at Wegmans in Mechanicsburg.

A: The pour lacked the vigor associated with a hefeweizen; I managed to fill my weizen glass in just two pours. A large head, over 3 fingers, was fast to recede, leaving no head behind. The weizen is hazy and golden, pale but translucent. Did someone put a kristalweizen in my glass instead?

S: Grainy, the ale smells like a brewhouse fresh with spent malt. The breadiness outshines wheat and yeast by-products, taking control of the ale.

T: At least the ale returns to its weizen base when I take that first sip. Mild wheat, lightly tart, and a strong clove presence define the taste. The wheat sharing space up front, comes back with a bit more force near the finish. The weizen may be best described as clove-y. The weizen is mediocre, so it may not be the best thing to splash 'organic' all over.

M: The mouthfeel is grainy with enough wheat to make me notice. The abundance of clove is a bit of a turn-off.

D: I'll finish off this bottle. It works if you prefer a clove-driven hefeweizen.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2010 23:21:52 | More by akorsak
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Billolick

New York

3.53/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Mid sized bottle, no freshness dating. Pours a very cloudy light washed out orangy/yellow color. Large white head quickly settles a a thick sheen/film and leaves dispersed/scattered lacing. Strong nose of yeast, lemon, flour, wheat. This a tart, dry wheat beer, low complexity/high citric lemonyness. So-so german wheat, lacks much intrigue and interest. Sort of a German high class lawn mower beer, good on a hot day, not much more

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2005 03:13:37 | More by Billolick
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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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jdhilt

New Hampshire

3.83/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Good carbonation, head holds with minimum lace. Cloudy golden color. Smooth without a lot of hops, organic and unfiltered - good flavor, yeast is not noticable. $3.39 for 500ml.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2002 16:40:31 | More by jdhilt
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Zorro

California

3.6/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy light yellow brew, looks a lot like a Belgian White Beer.

Smell is light with a lemon and a bread dough smell.

Taste is mildly sweet and fruity; there is a mild tart tang to this.
Mild flavor for a hefe, this is a mellow brew for mellow times. I detected none of the expected cloves and banana flavors I normally expect from a German Hefe-Weissen. Flavor is much closer to an American wheat beer.

Mouthfeel is good, a not so thick brew.

Certainly drinkable, a mild beer that is right at home as a summer thirst quencher and cool down beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2004 03:02:37 | More by Zorro
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Wasatch

Utah

3.35/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy pale yellow color, nice carbonation, little fizzy white head, with some sticky lacing left behind. The nose is malty, with some yeast notes, grassy, with come slight bananna/corinander. The taste is sweet, malty, nice little yeast note, some bananna/corinander notes. Medium body. Drinkable, not too bad, but would not buy again.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2009 00:50:13 | More by Wasatch
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BillRoth

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +5%

11-29-2013 19:31:59 | More by BillRoth
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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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beerthulhu

New Jersey

3.03/5  rDev -15.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2008 00:23:27 | More by beerthulhu
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Latarnik

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +5%

05-26-2014 21:53:35 | More by Latarnik
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Kelp

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

02-16-2014 18:46:06 | More by Kelp
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JohnGalt1

Idaho

3.4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Picked up this afternoon at Whole Foods... Pours a very hazed glowing yellow... nice fluffy white head...

Nose is more banana than anything else, very light clovey phenol profile. bready maltiness is also very light but what malt there is, magnifies the banana esters.

Very traditional flavors... more balanced toward the esters, but a minor bit of clove and with warmth some lemon comes out... Like a "Hefe-Lite".

Good body and carbonation...

This is a pretty good hefe, but not on the same scale as Paulaner or Weihenstephaner.

Surprised I have not reviewed this one yet..

3.5/3.5/3.5/3.5/3

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2012 07:18:24 | More by JohnGalt1
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glid02

Georgia

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

Bottle purchased from Green's on Ponce in Atlanta.

Pours a cloudy golden-straw color with a half-finger white head. The head recedes into a wispy layer on top leaving decent lacing.

Smells of soft wheat with very slight hints of dried banana and leafy hop aromas in the background. As it warms slight amounts of spicy clove waft out but it's barely detectable.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Mild wheat flavors with a good amount of twang kick things off. Joining in shortly thereafter are somewhat sweet banana flavors and underlying hints of clove. The ending is crisp and leaves wheat flavors lingering on the palate.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a nice thickness with active carbonation.

Drinkability is good. I finished my glass without a problem and could have another.

Overall this wasn't the most flavorful hefeweizen in the world but it has no large faults and it's easy to drink. Not worth seeking out but not worth avoiding either.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2010 19:01:57 | More by glid02
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Gusler

Arizona

3.83/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The pour a nicely “Chill Hazed” golden amber color, the head impressive in size, its consistency creamy and the resultant lace very thick and long lasting sheets to smother the glass. Grain musk, yeast, orange peel, crisp and fresh also sweet and a very pleasant nose I must say. Sweet and lightly tart at the front, the top middling in its feel, the finish nicely carbonated, just right with the hops prominent in their spicy bite, dry and lingering aftertaste, once again a quite quaffable beer and well worth the sample.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2002 08:04:45 | More by Gusler
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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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Brad007

Vermont

3.9/5  rDev +9.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2009 00:31:55 | More by Brad007
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afsdan

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +33.1%

05-27-2014 20:23:56 | More by afsdan
Organic Hefe-Weizen from Brauerei Pinkus Mueller
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