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Organic Hefe-Weizen - Brauerei Pinkus Mueller

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BA SCORE
81
good

354 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 354
Reviews: 229
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 16.29%
Wants: 9
Gots: 14 | 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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Photo of Gueuzedude
3.05/5  rDev -14.3%
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

Gueuzedude, Jun 25, 2008
Photo of Halcyondays
3.73/5  rDev +4.8%
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.

Halcyondays, Sep 02, 2010
Photo of woodychandler
4.5/5  rDev +26.4%
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.

woodychandler, Jul 03, 2011
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 Billolick
3.53/5  rDev -0.8%
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

Billolick, Apr 12, 2005
Photo of akorsak
3.13/5  rDev -12.1%
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.

akorsak, Jun 06, 2010
Photo of Huhzubendah
3.48/5  rDev -2.2%
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.

Huhzubendah, Jan 15, 2011
Photo of Zorro
3.6/5  rDev +1.1%
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.

Zorro, May 11, 2004
Photo of jdhilt
3.83/5  rDev +7.6%
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.

jdhilt, Nov 15, 2002
Photo of afsdan
4.75/5  rDev +33.4%

afsdan, May 27, 2014
Photo of Wasatch
3.35/5  rDev -5.9%
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.

Wasatch, Dec 01, 2009
Photo of BillRoth
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

BillRoth, Nov 29, 2013
Photo of Latarnik
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Latarnik, May 26, 2014
Photo of Kelp
4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

Kelp, Feb 16, 2014
Photo of beerthulhu
3.03/5  rDev -14.9%
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.

beerthulhu, Jan 31, 2008
Photo of JohnGalt1
3.4/5  rDev -4.5%
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

JohnGalt1, Dec 16, 2012
Photo of KAF
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

KAF, Oct 13, 2014
Photo of Tone
3.8/5  rDev +6.7%
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.

Tone, Jun 13, 2011
Photo of glid02
3.68/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

glid02, Sep 02, 2010
Photo of Gusler
3.83/5  rDev +7.6%
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.

Gusler, Dec 28, 2002
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 wordemupg
2.73/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

500ml bottle poured into Weisse glass 9/1/12

A murky peachy orange with lots of bubbles feeding a fast falling two finger head that leaves no lace

S soggy cereal and sour lemon

T as it smells really with a little spice but not much for the style, perhaps an old bottle because this is not quite right for a Hefe

M light bodied with enough bubbles too give it some life, grainy aftertaste

O this one didn't really do it for me, looks average and not the typical Hefe flavors and smells

pretty average stuff, I doubt I'd bother with this one again

wordemupg, Jan 10, 2012
Photo of LiquidAmber
3.53/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Celebrator pokal. Pours a hazy, light yellowish golden amber with a two finger white head with good retention and lots of lacing. Aroma of wheat, citrus and sour fruit. Flavor is light wheat, tart lemon and a hint of banana. Finishes dry and tart, almost vinous. Light bodied as appropriate for the style. An interesting take on a hefeweizen, with a much more pronounced sourness to the finish. The other flavors are pleasant, but quite light and are overwhelmed by the acetic component. This seems closer in tartness to a Berliner weissbier than a hefeweizen.

LiquidAmber, Nov 16, 2012
Photo of flagmantho
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 500mL bottle into a weizen glass.

Appearance: hazy golden-yellow with two thick fingers of creamy white head. Pretty solid in my opinion.

Smell: light, malty aroma with a bit of tartness and a hint of grain. Not much in the way of the clove and banana that I like in hefeweizens; this is almost more like a pale wheat ale.

Taste: light and refreshing with notes of wheaty citrus as well as a little something that might be clove. The flavor is definitely more hefeweizeney than the aroma, but it's still simply good rather than great.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a moderate level of carbonation. Not much in the way of creaminess here, but it is serviceable.

Drinkability: a refreshing wheat beer, but doesn't really live up to the ideal of a German hefeweizen. Drinkable, but not a paragon of the style.

flagmantho, Jul 30, 2010
Photo of avalon07
2.8/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: This beer had a pale yellow color and a cloudy consistency. Poured a buge amount of head and had some OK lacing.

S: There was a weak smell, kind of wheaty, kind of grassy. Never really committed.

T: To me, the taste was a little on the thin side. While you get a bit of wheat, there's an unwelcome grassy quality about it. This makes the beer kind of funky, something I don't crave in a hefe-weizen. Aside from this, it was just very watery and uninteresting.

M: There was a fair amount of carbonation and kind of an oily finish. Medium-bodied.

D: This isn't a particularly drinkable beer in my opinion. The taste is decidedly thin and just plain blah. This is odd coming from a German brewer of hefe-weizens.

avalon07, May 18, 2008
Organic Hefe-Weizen from Brauerei Pinkus Mueller
81 out of 100 based on 354 ratings.