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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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Cyberkedi

Georgia

3.65/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

When I first opened the bottle I got a strong, sharp wheat aroma with some undertones of spice. It pours out a clear wheat yellow with a thick and fairly persistent head. Flavor is smooth but with a good bite, fairly typical of a hefe-weizen, with a whisper of citrus flavor, a little bit watery, but tingly and pleasant. A decent wheat ale.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2007 23:45:00 | More by Cyberkedi
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tone77

Pennsylvania

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

Poured from a brown 16.9 oz. bottle. Has a cloudy, light brown color with a small head. Smells of citrus and spices. Taste is surprisingly mild, some citrus, cloves, and banana. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and has decent drinkability. Overall this is a decent brew, but less flavorful than other hefe-weizens.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2009 00:56:25 | More by tone77
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RoyalT

Ohio

3.58/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance – This one poured a bright orange in color and was very hazy. It sported a nice, full white head and certainly looked the part.

Smell – There is some good yeast to be had with this nose. The banana was very light but present along with some bigger, raw-style fruits like oranges and cherries.

Taste – The yeast is good here but the orange and cherry notes are too big and damper the overall flavor profile. I’m also getting an off-style tarty twang.

Mouthfeel – This light to medium-bodied Weizen is heavier than I like, and the mouthfeel suffers from the tartness in the taste.

Drinkability – This is pretty good, but the heavy orange sweetness and sour flavors take away from the classic yeast and banana notes and spoil this organic effort by Pinkus.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2004 02:33:19 | More by RoyalT
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Evil_Pidde

Sweden

3.13/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Murky pale golden; almost like a Witbier. The medium-large fluffy white head dissipates into decent lacings.

S: More lemon and lime than bananas - strange in a Hefeweizen. Kind of sour and dry. Far from the Hefeweizens I've had before.

T: Citric, very citric. Some ripe bananas without the sweetness. Sour and spicy.

M: Long bitter but also sour aftertaste. Body is light and carbonation mild. Smooth and refreshing.

O: Interesting; I liked it, but I wouldn't have guessed Hefeweizen in a blind test, due to that the bananas was in the back compared to the dry and citric notes.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2011 19:18:52 | More by Evil_Pidde
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

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

500ml Bottle

Appearance – Hazy dark yellow colour with an average size fizzy white coloured head. There is a below average amount of carbonation showing and there is some fairly good lacing. The head lasted for around 5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - wheat, bananas, lemons, oranges

Taste & Mouth - The beer has an above average amount of carbonation. I can taste wheat mixed with bananas and some lemons/oranges. The banana taste is a little bit different that what I'm use to though.. it reminded me a bit of a banana candy or a banana Popsicle. There is also a little bit of a clove or coriander spiciness to it. The beer finishes with a banana and citrus aftertaste with a hint of spice.

Overall – Although the taste was a little artificial, I still really enjoyed it and found it to be highly drinkable. The taste was refreshing and it's an excellent summer beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2011 19:49:30 | More by spinrsx
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barnzy78

Illinois

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

16oz bottle, pours a cloudy pale peach-yellow color with a huge rocky white head that holds incredible retention, but doesn't leave much for lacing on the glass. Aromas are typical for the style - banana, clove, wheat, hefeweizen yeast, and some bubble gum. Tastes seem a bit mild with notes of bubble gum, banana, wheat, clove, lemon. Mouth-feel is creamy and exceptionally smooth, while being medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Finishes a tad dry leaving the palate craving another sip. Even though the flavors seem to be a bit lacking, it's smooth and very drinkable. It was worth the try, but there are better offerings in this style category.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2012 23:42:02 | More by barnzy78
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +19%

07-06-2013 21:50:41 | More by mrfrancis
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TheLongBeachBum

California

3.25/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Presentation: A nice looking 500ml tall brown glass bottle with a very traditional looking, old Teutonic style mish-mash yellow background label. On the neck there is a much simpler white rectangular sticker with the word “Organic” stuck on the bottle at an angle – it almost looks as if this was stuck on as an afterthought, who knows, maybe it was. Imported by Merchant du Vin, and I paid $2.69 for this. Listed as an Unfiltered Wheat Ale and 5.1% Alc./Vol.

Appearance: A milky pale yellow-golden body. Massive frothy white head forms quickly settles down to a crisp but creamy ½” thick covering. Minimal lacing but decent conditioning.

Nose: Soft cloves and breaded dough laden middle with fresh wheat that has some yeast encrusted resembles

Taste: Crisp and very sharp, light citric elements with a soft body that benefits from a tart wheat middle. Some banana in the back end mixes with a creamy clove feel that lingers with a sharp clove tasting yet fruity finish.

Mouthfeel: Above average feel, the high carbonation assists in giving this beer a solid feel. Very nice and crisp drinking. Clean and slick.

Drinkability: Average Hefe-Weizen and quite light for a Teutonic offering. I could handle a couple of bottles of this but it’s a tad one-dimensional to be drinking it all night.

Overall: The “Organic” could also mean “light”, or is that “Lite”? in this case. If I was to put this in Yorkshire terms, I would call it a Jessie-Hefe.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2004 04:38:57 | More by TheLongBeachBum
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ROGUE16

Delaware

4/5  rDev +12%

12-07-2011 13:10:31 | More by ROGUE16
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DmanGTR

Florida

4/5  rDev +12%

02-10-2013 15:50:50 | More by DmanGTR
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cokes

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Blurry mustard with a modest white bonnet.
Lemony-wheat touched aroma, furthered by notions of lilacs and vanilla. It lacks, in part, the phenols of many a hefe, but it still smells inviting.
Begins with a tart-leaning wheat notion that build a huskier graininess over time. Lemon spritz middle, with traces of clove and kiwi. Herbal on the close with nods towards eucalyptus and honeysuckle.
The yeast pour only makes this breadier, and masks most of the nuance. I'd keep it out next time.
Light bodied with a steadfast, uppity carbonation. This is a quencher in the truest sense of the word...one with some subtle flair.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2005 01:50:31 | More by cokes
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pathman

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +5%

07-14-2013 16:57:32 | More by pathman
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Lare453

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -2%

03-24-2013 19:10:18 | More by Lare453
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clayrock81

Virginia

2.98/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured a clearish pale gold body with minimal head and not much lacing into a hefe glass.
Some faint notes of pepper and citrus mixed with earth tones/grass for a not very outstanding aroma. Too smooth for my liking, as this seemed a little bit watery and bland. The beer just rolled over my tongue w/o registering much. There was some citric notes and smoothness from wheat (not even a little sweetness though), combo'd w/ a dash of spice but a rather generic hefe compared to others. I didn't really enjoy this beer that much and I won't be buying it again.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2008 19:24:13 | More by clayrock81
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KarlHungus

Minnesota

3.48/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a cloudy yellow-orange color. The head is half an inch in height, and recedes quickly into a quarter inch of lacing. Quite disappointing for a Hefe. The aroma is of banana with a hint of clove. The aromatics are nice, but lighter than most hefes. The taste is bready, with hints of banana and clove, and a tangy finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a creamy texture and lively carbonation. Overall, this beer reminds me of multiple Hefes I drank while living in Germany. It is on the borderline between mediocre and good, and is equally drinkable and forgettable. I wouldn't be upset if I were forced to drink this again, but there are better Hefes out there both German and American.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2009 20:07:25 | More by KarlHungus
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jophish17

Georgia

2.5/5  rDev -30%

12-26-2011 17:43:29 | More by jophish17
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

3.49/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from bottle into a weizen glass

Appearance – Pours a massively hazy yellow color with a nice thick pure white head. THE thick head persists for a very long time, slowly fading over time to leave a great level of streaky lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The smell is heavy of wheat and yeast with a moderately strong smell of spices. The spices are mainly of clove and cardamom but are joined by some light pepper as well. Along with these smells is a big lemon citrus and grassy aroma producing a nice yeasty and lemony Hefeweizen smell overall.

Taste – The taste begins with a bready and smooth wheat taste. It is on the drier side from the start, but does have some sweetness of lemonade and banana. As the flavor advances yeast begins finding its way to the tongue, with it growing rather strong at the end of the taste. While the yeast gets stronger so too does a lighter clove flavor. At the same time the yeast and clove grow stronger the sweeter flavors of a lemonade nature lessen, with a light grassy and hay like flavor coming to the taste at the very end and combining with the rest to leave a very smooth but somewhat subdued Hefeweizen flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the slightly thinner side with a carbonation level that is on the lower side as well. A bit more carbonation may have been slightly more fitting as it would have complemented nicely the lighter body in making for a very easy drinking brew.

Overall – An alright Hefeweizen. It looks fantastic and has a good aroma, but the flavors are just a bit too subdued and the carbonation is a bit too light. Just OK.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2013 01:14:47 | More by Darkmagus82
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Reidrover

Oregon

3.05/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Nice looking hefe, maybe a tad lighter yellow than the usual ,very nice frothy,thick white head.. Aroma is quite subdued for style but perfectly pleasant with hints of wheat, not very yeasty, lemon grass, a hint of hay, not spicy. Taste is quite weak here mostly wheat, some very feeble esters, bananas, peppery on the back of the tongue. Ok on the palate, i will say average because its a very hot day here. Not impressed with this one a weak German hefe.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2006 16:43:58 | More by Reidrover
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cdwil

Texas

4/5  rDev +12%

12-29-2011 21:55:25 | More by cdwil
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

4.24/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Penn Weizen glass. Yeast swirled in.

The pour looks nice. Eggy white head meringues on top of a cloudy goldenrod beer. Looks creamy and the head retention is superb. Delightful.

Strangely, it smells almost eggy. Custardy yeast, banana yogurt, white bread malts, light lemony sourness, and wheat. Very nice aroma for the lover of the banana-forward hefe!

Deliciously malty with big bready wheat and white bread notes. Banana custard, lemony twang, light peppery spice, some navel orange, and a hint of bitter dandelion roots. There's an herbal quality to the hops, which are still very light. Green apple and carrying banana in the finish. This might be the epitome of spring beer for me. Super!

Fortified mouthfeel; almost creamy in body with some side-mouthed carbonation sizzle that really sets it off. Exquisite.

I don't know if my palate has mutated, or what, but this makes my personal Top 5 Hefeweizens list. And, I'd like to think I've reviewed my fair share of the style after last summer's hefe project. Why didn't I run into this beaut during the warm season? I know where to find her now, and you better believe I'm coming back for more.

Reiteration: A perfect springtime beer!

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2013 23:32:45 | More by thecheapies
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gtermi

Texas

4/5  rDev +12%

06-24-2013 03:01:36 | More by gtermi
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petermethot

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +12%

06-25-2013 16:15:05 | More by petermethot
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buckyp

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +12%

11-29-2012 23:49:00 | More by buckyp
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IronDjinn

Alberta (Canada)

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

Another one of the new labels to hit the shelves in these parts, and one that I'd never heard of before. Came in a 500 ml brown Euro bottle, no best before date.

Pours out an aggressively carbonated hazy lemon hue, thin cap of creamy head with sticky lacing. Bready malt on the nose, passive floral hops, a bit of leaf and grass, and kind of a musty character. The flavour is quite an enigma, I'm trying to put my finger on it. I don't quite recognize it, can't place it, but am drawn back to it. I taste white grapes, it's a bit on the acidic side, and lots of lemon. A bit of earth and old leather. It then picks up some mild tartness on the finish, like red currants. Some orange peel. Some straw. Hell, I'm lost here now. An herbal tartness lingers in the aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, a bit watery but it adds to the overall, doesn't detract.

An interesting experience, but I am still a bit lost and wondering, I'm well off the map with this organic hefe, no landmarks to steer by. Lots and lots of citrus rind well into the aftertaste now, it keeps unravelling in subtle layers. I'm glad I paid my tickets and got to marvel at it in the tent, but at the moment I'm still contemplating if I'm going to have to go back for another peep or not. It is starting to grow on me, so perhaps another long gaze might be in order, if only to finally decipher it.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2006 23:07:16 | More by IronDjinn
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dsa7783

New Jersey

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

1 Pint, .9 fl oz bottle copped singly from Gary's in Madison for $2.75...
Heard a lot of different things about this beer, so I was interested in giving this a go... Actually have seen this sample in books by the beer hunter Michael Jackson...
A steady pour resulted in a straw-colored, hazy, cloudy, bright-yellow hue with no head at all, which was dissapointing for a Hefe and hardly any lacing either...
Decent aroma of raw wheat and citrus noticeable along with essences of ripe fruit and pears...
Taste strongly complemented the flavor, with nuances of lemon, citrus, coriander, wheat, honey, and sugars... What I really liked about the flavor was that it was very rich and creamy...
Thick, creamy mouthfeel that seemed pretty well-balanced and in-check...
Easy drinkability with a modest ABV... Certainly not the best representation of the style, but a decent sample nonetheless... "USDA Certified Organic"...

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2008 00:26:45 | More by dsa7783
Organic Hefe-Weizen from Brauerei Pinkus Mueller
81 out of 100 based on 338 ratings.