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Organic Hefe-Weizen - Brauerei Pinkus Mueller

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BA SCORE
81
good

338 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 338
Reviews: 225
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 16.25%
Wants: 8
Gots: 9 | 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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Luiz0930

California

4.25/5  rDev +19%

05-31-2013 07:33:48 | More by Luiz0930
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cubedbee

Maryland

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

Pours a very pale yellow with a thick haze and a nice cap of white head. Moderate amount of lacing. Aroma is subdued but is pleasant enough banana bread and cloves. Taste is very sweet banana upfront with a husky wheat body and a tart lemon twang finishing with barely detectable clove . Medium bodied with a high carbonation level and a fairly creamy feel. Overall it's an OK beer, but there's a lot better hefe weizens from Germany out there.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2005 04:08:22 | More by cubedbee
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gfreed

Massachusetts

3.55/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Quite pretty when poured into a glass: a pleasant hazy lemony hue with a decent head that lasts a while. Plenty of carbonation hits after the initial sip, but not overly so. What is most striking is the flavor: very little traditional wheat-beer taste, lacking in the expected banana/clove combo. Instead it's loaded with lemon and orange, almost to a fault. Also tasted overly sweet as it warmed up. Not bad, worth a try for something new, but I prefer something less citrusy in this style.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2008 11:32:41 | More by gfreed
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Cavanaghty

Maine

4.25/5  rDev +19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from growler into a sample glass.

Appearance: Cloudy amber color, little bit of head.

Smell: Wheat, malts and alcohol.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth medium to light bodied and well balanced. Taste of wheat and barley maybe, smooth mild flavors and not much for an aftertaste.

Overall: Great beer! I will buy this one again, glad I chose it for a beer tasting with my friends.

Serving type: growler

09-10-2012 16:40:22 | More by Cavanaghty
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Shafaegalo

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -9%

01-21-2014 03:01:34 | More by Shafaegalo
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SoCaliC8

California

3.75/5  rDev +5%

01-17-2014 11:36:34 | More by SoCaliC8
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Hardcore

Hawaii

3.5/5  rDev -2%

02-01-2013 05:27:39 | More by Hardcore
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Douberd

Netherlands

3.4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

ABV 5,0 %
500 ml bottle, bought in a bilologic goods shops. Ingredients are water, wheat, barley, hops nad yeast, all organically grown. Poured into a weizen glass.
Much smaller head than the one I was expecting, maybe two fingers in height, white in colour and very froathy in texture. Not much of a retention and no lacing left behind. Average activity in the glass. Colour is very pale yellow, slighty hazy but transparent.
Aroma of citrus fruits mostly, some subtle banana aromas, some clove and yeast. All those combined, give this beer a very nice aroma.
Taste is bubblegum, but again very subtle, also sort of grape-y, as it tastes quite like a white wine. It has a citrus sourness, which makes it very drinkable and refreshing.
Quite carbonated, leaves your palate slighty dry and on the body is medium thin.
Overall, "refreshing" it's the word that describes it best. From the pale look, to the smell, to the light citrus sourness, points on you to drink it on hot summer day, and you won't disappointed when you do.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2012 19:09:04 | More by Douberd
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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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roblowther

Texas

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

Bottle purchased at Whole Foods. Pours with a nice head that forms a nice, rocky surface. Looks great, on the whole. Smell is muted, but thin and a wee sharp. Taste is pleasant, but tending to be a bit on the bland side. It could use a bit more of the wheat sweetness. Nice aftertaste with notes of banana. If that taste came on a bit quicker the beer would definitely benefit. Mouthfeel is good, again could maybe use a bit more of the wheat gluten. Drinkability is good, going down very easy & could do so again on a hot afternoon. Overall, maybe this one could benefit from the addition of a lemon, although I would rarely say that as I tend to be an "NFL" guy. I think the addition of a citrus flavor might jazz up this pleasant, if innocous entry.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2006 00:05:34 | More by roblowther
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TheDM

Indiana

3.1/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This brew initially yields a good head with medium to fine bubbles. The head lasts a fair length of time the starts to fade. It is a cloudy yellow-orange color with a fair amount of carbonation rising up the sides of the glass. During my taste test I could feel the carbonation rolling off my tongue. The taste was not offensive and rather on the mild side after some of the beers I have had lately. I liked the taste but yet was not real impressed by it. All in all, I'd drink it again, but there are better brews to drink than this.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2003 15:02:39 | More by TheDM
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Beastdog75

New Jersey

3.28/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The Pinkus-Mueller brewery is pretty much known for their lineup of brews created with only organic ingredients. Of course this hefeweizen happens to be one of those brews. I doubt if the "organicness" of organic beers has any real effect on a beer's flavor, but this particular beer was pretty average every way I looked at it.

Pinkus Hefeweizen pours a cloudy, pale, almost straw-like yellow color with a nice foam head that lasts for a little under three minutes. The aroma was slightly yeasty, with some light spicy notes and a somewhat harsh grassy note. The mouthfeel was light-bodied with a low-moderate amount of carbonation, but it lead to some easy drinkability. A good amount of weissbiers stress the banana and spicy qualities, but this one was a bit more grassy and citric. Some bready, wheaty qualities show up along with some banana, but there is very little spiciness and hoppiness in this beer. In the aftertase, the grassiness lingers on with what little spiciness there is, and the beer concludes with no alcoholic warmth.

This is an easy to drink beer and makes for a good summer-thirst quencher, but overall it was not quite as flavorful as I would have liked. Average hefeweizen all around.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2005 04:00:36 | More by Beastdog75
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Hautacam

Connecticut

3.23/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Cloudy light gold..big white head that settles down to 1/4 " with little lacing.
Smells very much like a bag of flour with some lemon.
Flavors are all pretty mute. There is a sour lemon taste at first followed by sweet bread dough....too raw, though. Some yeasty wheat (duh )...just a hint of banana at the end..., which is clean ,and no clove. Kind of thin all around.
Light / medium body with lots of carbonation....gassy stuff.
Not as flavorful as most German hefes....I would not seek this one out. Still, better than most American hefes....might go good with a light meal.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2007 23:45:52 | More by Hautacam
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banger7

New York

4/5  rDev +12%

04-28-2013 00:30:55 | More by banger7
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pweis909

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +33.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pale gold. Fine white foam. Hazy but not cloudy, no eddys of yeast whirling in the glass.

Fruity aroma w/ a bit of spice. I can't put my finger on it but not he usual banana-clove affair. Sort of fruity and floral? Nice, if not traditional.

Surpised to find a pleasant sweetness that complements the aromas, lingering on the palate before a crisp tart finish is delivered.

A bit of carbonation tingle in the mouth. Leaves a slight chalky, mouth drying feel that makes one want another sip.

This is a yummy, easy drinker.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2010 22:22:33 | More by pweis909
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elniko

Texas

3.55/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into weizen glass from bottle

A: Nice hazy weizen golden amber, huge fluffy head that stuck around for a while. Really nice looking brew.

S: Wheat tones with light banana scent. Not as strong as other hefs that I've had in the past.

T & M: Mouthfeel is solid, not watery at all. Taste has spice but not overwhelming. No sense of any bitterness whatsoever. As far warmed up it became too sweet in my opinion.

D: Drinkable but not one of my favorites hefs. Don't think I will see out again.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2008 01:50:21 | More by elniko
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vickersspitfire

Texas

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

Poured out a sexy dirty blonde color and is extremely cloudy, contains mild carbonation and is topped off with a nice thick head that quickly subsides to create a thin layer of bubbles. This beer is a proud owner of some very good lacing… the aroma is light over all, hints a citrus and berry fruits are present, some grass and wheat come through just not as strong. Its light and crisp on the tongue, faintly tart throughout, but very pleasing. It is sweet overall and the flavors are a bit mild, some lemon and orange zest comes through, some grass flavors but not much else. It as a light mouth feel and goes down very well, very smooth. This is a very refreshing beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2012 06:11:47 | More by vickersspitfire
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Beerbuddha

Louisiana

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

Appearance- Poured a golden pale color with a thin head which disappeared quickly.

Smell- Yeast and citrus. Not powerful the smell was a bit lacking.

Taste-. Not much taste to it but man was it refreshing. A bit of bitterness and citrus.

Mouthfeel- Thin and carbonated.

Drinkability-This wasn't a bad beer but I can pick up a hefe for cheaper that has better taste to it. It isn't bad though. Put a little shot of Cointreau in there and there you go!

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2007 19:59:12 | More by Beerbuddha
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Danno48

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +12%

02-22-2014 02:26:20 | More by Danno48
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dpodratsky3

North Carolina

3.98/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle poured into hefe glass

A: Poured in the traditional hefeweizen manner but yields surprisingly little head, cloudy yellow/gold color that tries to look orange

S: Very mild, actually smells mostly like yeast and mild alcohol, but not the normal banana aroma

T: Delicious and a vast improvement over the aroma, definitely a sweet beer, although not in a cloying way, just a slight sweetness that really works well, the hops never really provide much flavor, just the typical clean slightly spicy flavor of german hops, the yeast doesn't have a real heavy clove and banana flavor of the typical hefeweizen, instead the yeast seems like a blend between a hefe and a wit, tart and a tad spicy when combined with the hops, very drinkable

M: Good mouthfeel, very light feeling, carbonation doesn't feel that high though so it isn't overpowering

O: One of the better hefeweizens I've had in a while, a little different, but delicious, light and slightly citric, not heavy

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2012 03:41:51 | More by dpodratsky3
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AudioGilz

Pennsylvania

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

It's kind of cloudy burnt orange and yellow mixed. The head disappears quickly. The aroma is rather tart and very lemony. As goes the flavor, there's an odd tartness in there. I don't really like it. It's not annoying enough to knock drinkability, because this is still a crisp and refreshing brew to say the least. It's just too full of lemon zest and carbonation whilst lacking banana, clove, yeast flavors I crave in a hefeweizen.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2003 22:24:44 | More by AudioGilz
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djcira

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2%

02-19-2012 20:56:53 | More by djcira
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velcrogrip

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -2%

07-16-2014 15:11:34 | More by velcrogrip
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mpyle

Maryland

3.85/5  rDev +7.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2008 23:27:42 | More by mpyle
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GreatPondBrewer

California

4.35/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I feel like this was the kind of taste that Sam Adams was going for with their Summer Ale. This one is, however much better in my opinion. In fact this is my favorite Hefe yet. Pinkus(what a cool name) poured the most hazy, summer shade of yellow with a feather light white head. The smell was a mix between apricot and peach with a yeasty bread like malt undertow. The taste was so pure and crisp, but with a creamy finish. The malts dissolved on my tongue with a little bit of lemon flavored bitterness to offset the pure malts. And this beer is organic! How great is that? Definitely my new summer beer of choice along with the Gearys.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2003 15:12:33 | More by GreatPondBrewer
Organic Hefe-Weizen from Brauerei Pinkus Mueller
81 out of 100 based on 338 ratings.