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Organic Hefe-Weizen - Brauerei Pinkus Mueller

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BA SCORE
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367 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 367
Reviews: 234
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 15.97%
Wants: 10
Gots: 21 | FT: 0
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Germany

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: paleoplant on 04-04-2002

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Photo of chrishiker1409
4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of Golden2wenty1
3.4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a .5L bottle at Riley's here in Madison.

Pour: honey-golden yellow, slight yeasty haze under a half inch of white foam that fades to a quick skim.

Nose and Taste: wheaty, yeasty funk, dry grain husk, lemon pepper zing, hint of banana bread, and bubblegum. Turns a little salty/sour after the turn. Lingering cracker dry wheat finish.

Feel: light with some yeasty grit and biting carbonation

Drinkability/Overall: An interesting hefeweizen. Light on the banana esters that I like, but lots of interesting wheat malts and yeast going on. Perhaps the organics producing different things. Not my favorite or most balanced hefe, but an interesting, ultimately drinkable wheat. Worth a go.

Photo of jcdiflorio
2.33/5  rDev -34.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Served into a Weihenster wheat glass from a brown 500ml bottle.

Hazy,straw color with a tall froathy head with fair retention,moderate carbination,with a few strings constiantly rising.

Clean with some light sweet malt,doughy, with very subtle, clovey notes and a touch of citrus Not a lot of typical wheat character.

Very clean taste with fruity tartness,bisquity. Finishes very dry with a citrusy edge. Not much taste,not much if any classic wheat taste.

Very light with grainyness. At best a thirst quencher,very uninteresting. Seemed more like a light Macro than a wheat beer to me .I'm stuck with a case,might have to go buy some fruit to finish this case.

Photo of Hopfenpeter
3.46/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured a cloudy light gold and produced a creamy white head about one and a half finger high. It dissipates within five minutes and leaves nice lacing.
Hardly any smell. Maybe some citrus fruit.
Tasting the beer, the front is a slight banana/yeast mixture. In the middle the wheat flavors are dominant, while the end is again is test and sow citrus.
Overall a very light beer, with shallow flavors, but that maybe was done intentional. Therefore I do not want to rate this beer to low. It was quite interesting, but certainly not what I am used to of a german Hefeweizen.

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

Brown 16.9 ounce bottle, no freshness date.

Pale golden in colour, very hazy with almost an orange hue in the glass. Compacted goodies at the bottom of this Bier. Aromas rich of bready goodness with some slight sweetness. Surprisingly crisp and sharp on the palate. The balance between the grains and yeastiness really work well. Nice fruit action in the back with a good, lengthy, dry finish.

Very nice indeed and a thirst quencher in the best sense of the word. The twinge from the Altbier house yeast makes this one slightly different fare, but stellar nevertheless. Well done.

Zum wohl!

Photo of banger7
4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of FadetoBock
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of ZenAgnostic
2.68/5  rDev -24.9%
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.

Photo of phisig137
3.4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a rather dark gold, almost light brown/tan color, very hazy with a two finger head. Only moderate retention, but a creamy blanket is left on top of the glass.

Aroma is very bready, with a backup song of banana. Raw grain and fresh biscuits round it out.

Flavor is much the same. Strong wheat flavor, and a bit of banana fruit, but mellowed. Surprisingly hoppy dry finish for a german hefe. Personally, I'd like a bit more banana ester on the palate, and at least a little bit of clove. Medium bodied and well carbonated. Good drinkability.

Overall, a decent Hefe. Not the greatest out there, but not that bad either. $3 is a little steep for a pint though. You're mostly paying for that USDA organic stamp. If that's important to you, this is one of the better organic beers. If you're going to drink this with your Papa John's Pizza, don't bother... I don't think the organic wheat is going to help you much....

Photo of Higravity
2.74/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The weakest German Hefe's I've had. Nice clouded golden look with a decent head and all that. The smell was clovey to me and a lingering citrus with a subdued wheat charateristic. The taste was a standard wheat with only mild hefe yeast notes. The mouthyfeel was just so and it was drinakable in the not really bad sense, just not realy a "Hefe" to me. No thanks.

Photo of TheQuietMan22
3.67/5  rDev +2.8%
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.

Photo of Anthony1
3.72/5  rDev +4.2%
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

Photo of BeerNinja007
4.32/5  rDev +21%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I picked up a 500mL bottle of this at the Wegmans in Cicero NY for $3.59. Served cold in a chilled weizen glass at 9am, continuing my new tradition of beer for weekend breakfasts. (what better way to start the day?)

This super cloudy, honey colored brew gave a lovely 3-4" cake of soft, dense, off-white foam that has now settled to a seemingly stable 1/4" layer. Lace is spotty, at best. Aromas of banana peel, yeast, and a faint cinnamon are balanced by a tame lemon hop. The feel is crisp and dry with a relatively aggressive carbonation, not as smooth or creamy as most other hefes, but still appropriate and certainly not offensive. Taste-wise, a relatively aggressive lemon hop contributes to the over-all more assertive feel of this brew compared to others of the style, but again it is not offensive or out of place... just exploring the limits of the style a bit, but still clearly identifiable as a traditional German hefeweizen.

I enjoy the subtle twist they've put on it (the extra carbo and hop). The difference is very minor (compared to the vast liberties frequently taken with other styles) and it is interesting to see how, nearly across the board, other reviewers have commented on it. This goes to show how narrow the expectations for this style are. German hefeweizen is about as sacred as it gets, eh?

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

Appearance- Almost opaque, apricot/yellow with a semi-decent amount of white head. The head dissipates fairly quickly, and leaves no lacing behind.

Smell- For a wheat, this has lots of malt sweetness. Very little sourness. Not as yeasty as other Weizens.

Taste- For a wheat, lots of malt sweetness. Some wheatiness, but not as much as you'd expect from a Hefe. A hint of banana. No cloves at all.

Mouthfeel- Medium body. Just a hint of astringency. Good CO2 level. Very refreshing, very drinkable.

Drinkability- Nice and refreshing after work. A good quaffing beer. Not as good as other Hefes, but in the top 10%.

Photo of DLS168
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Cavanaghty
4.2/5  rDev +17.6%
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.

Photo of assurbanipaul
3.17/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a cloudy yellow with a white frothy head similar to a latte. Aroma is citrus, lemony, yeasty.

Taste is sweet and wheaty. Mild lemony citrus notes with a light malt background and some traces of yeast. An acidic bite keeps the mouthfeel lighter, even though not very carbonated. Aftertaste is dry. No hints of that typical organic sour mash present in so many other organics.

Doesn't cut it as a hefe for me, runs more towards a weisse or even a weak witbier. Not bad but misses the mark; needs more of a yeasty, banana element.

Photo of Beerbuddha
3.7/5  rDev +3.6%
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!

Photo of wahhmaster
3.9/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a .5 L bottle into a Paulaner weizen glass.

Appearance: Pours a hazy, golden yellow color with a small, fizzy white head that dissipates quickly and leaves little lacing.

Smell: Has a light bready smell with a hint of sweetness.

Taste: Light and bready. Has hints of yeastiness, cloves, and vague fruitiness. This one tastes a little different from most hefeweizens in that the bready flavors outweigh the fruity/yeasty flavors. Still pretty tasty.

Mouthfeel: Crisp and refreshing, like a hefeweizen should be. Pretty dry to finish, however.

Drinkability: A decent hefeweizen and certainly a unique one. I'm not sure if I would actively seek this one out again but it's certainly something I wouldn't mind having again.

Photo of BierReise
4.3/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is one of the most impressive Weizens I've had in recent years. The wheat taste is very clean and not all that much of a yeasty flavor like many others. Pours beautifully, cloudy honey color with an impressive head. There is a very defined banana aroma to this beer and most notably as it warms to room temp. This will be for certain one of my new favorites of Weizens, along with Schneider Weisse. Both outstanding in their style.

Photo of WoodburyMN
3.75/5  rDev +5%

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

Pours a murky/cloud pale yellow color. The head is a white color and fizzes out to a nice soapy lace. Spritzy mouthfeel. On the palate, slight tart citrus flavor, lemony, banana, hints of clove, slight spice, grainy and slightly bready. Finishes dry and clean. Very enjoyable Hefe-weizen.

Photo of slowdaddy
4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of SoCaliC8
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of Luiz0930
4.25/5  rDev +19%

Organic Hefe-Weizen from Brauerei Pinkus Mueller
81 out of 100 based on 367 ratings.