Organic Hefe-Weizen - Brauerei Pinkus Mueller
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3.08/5 rDev -13.7%
Poured from a bottle into a schooner (with great care to raise the unfiltered bits off the bottom of the bottle - the endeavor was successful). No best before date on the bottle.
A - pours a very cloudy yellow with lots of initial carbonation and fluffy white head, both of which seem to dwindle away to nothing after a minute or two.
S - very little on the nose; none of the usual banana, clove or yeast offenders. All I can really find is some lemon, which is a bit odd.
T - I really get almost none of the qualities of a Hefe from this beer. No banana, no clove, no yeast or wheat. There's a slight lemon, almost like a non-peppery saison. Wondering if I've got a bad bottle here?
M - light, with soft carbonation - reminds a little of a soft-drink in terms of texture and mouth feel.
Overall my poor experience with this beer screams out to the world that there needs to be best before dates on more bottles. I'm thinking there's no way this is the right experience for a German Hefeweizen. I'll try it again and update, but this time it just wasn't any good!
09-13-2011 03:41:39 | More by DoktorZee
3.18/5 rDev -10.9%
A: I loved the appearance. It was poured from the bottle into a Schneider Weisse 0,5 L hefeweizen glass. Very cloudy and a nice golden orange glow with a white frothy head that quickly dissipated. This is organic and unfiltered and it showed. It gave the look of a thick, refreshing hefeweizen. Unfortunately, for me this category gets the highest rating.
S: Light and along the lines of a crisp citrus soap
T: I think a lot of people have reviewed this with the "ideal" banana & clove in mind. That's fine, but I don't think it completely ruins this beer because it doesn't punch you in the face with those classic notes. It tastes good, light citrus with just a hint of spice. No over the top b & c here. The taste was all right, the problem I had was that it just was too light of taste. I really like a strong flavor from my beer... or food for that matter
M: Watery. With the cloudy, opaque look of this stuff I was expecting (and hoping for) a little creamier or more substantial mouthfeel. I didn't really get that.
O: Really a decent beer... just don't go in expecting classic banana & clove. I had it out back in my bier garten with a brat, Stadium Mustard and potato salad. It was quite refreshing. Don't know if I'd buy it again though. It was purchased at Whole Food's in Cleveland Heights.
08-17-2011 23:31:36 | More by Bierkenner
2.23/5 rDev -37.5%
Low white head sits atop straight a OJ clouded beer...
Smells of sweet citrus and calcium chalk
Tastes of bland wheat, hard water and lost money. Turns a little sour as it warms which is strange for the style
Mouthfeel is very light bodied and watery some light carbonation tickles the cheeks
Overall not a bad tasting beer, but definitely lacking in every department. Boring.
I hear this beer is pretty inconsistent so if you want to read other reviews on what the one I'm drinking tasted like click on the "low reviews" button of it bc the lowest reviews on this seemed to experience the same thing. Absolutely not the A rating the bros gave it in 2002.
08-05-2011 01:27:05 | More by JoeAmerican77
3.13/5 rDev -12.3%
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.
08-01-2011 19:18:52 | More by Evil_Pidde
3.98/5 rDev +11.5%
I drank this from a pint glass...
The beer is very pale and murky yellow with a thin white head. The aroma is light with wheat, lemon and orange peel. It tastes of wheat with some grassy hops, bread and a citrusy finish. The beer is light and full of carbonation, the finish is crisp and dry. This is a good hefe, the flavors are kind of subtle but it is still a good beer.
07-24-2011 02:43:04 | More by JMad
3.95/5 rDev +10.6%
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. :)
07-20-2011 21:24:21 | More by CFHMagnet
4.5/5 rDev +26.1%
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.
07-03-2011 01:46:38 | More by woodychandler
4.05/5 rDev +13.4%
A good hefeweizen, light on the flavor side but still a great great beer. Beer served in a stein. Beer is yellow and hazy with a nice white head, one finger, heavily carbonated, no real lacing but overall a great looking beer.
Aroma is sweet with mild cloves a some banana, the wheat is very present in the nose.
Beer is medium in body and wet on the finish, the whole thing is very interesting and very DRINKABLE. I could kill a keg of this stuff with no problem. The finish is wet and wonderful. Not my favorite hefeweizen out there but this is surely a great one and I'd have it again.
06-19-2011 14:47:41 | More by drabmuh
3.8/5 rDev +6.4%
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.
06-13-2011 20:11:22 | More by Tone
3.58/5 rDev +0.3%
Poured a cloudy straw yellow with 2.5 fingers of foamy white head
Strong citrus notes (lemon zest and orange peal) with yeast, and fresh baked wheat bread
The taste is lacking a little bit on this one. I was hoping for a much richer taste based on the look of this beer but still getting good citrus notes.
The mouthfeel of this beer makes up for what its lacking it taste. Creamy with ample amounts of carbonation. Very refreshing
Overall this was a nice treat. I think that this beer would be better classified as a wit personally but it was still a good tasting beer nonetheless. i would much rather have a Franziskaner any day...
05-26-2011 00:43:31 | More by dcloeren
3.15/5 rDev -11.8%
A: beautiful two inch creamy head. Incredible creamy yellowy orange color with micro rising carbonation.
S: a chemical-ish aroma that has a nasal cavity opening freshness to it. floral soap (but not in a gross way)
T: different from the last one I had. I feel like this beer doesn't have a particularly consistent flavor. slightly sweet lemon zest. somewhat bland. slightly nutty, slightly sour.
M: smooth, but not particularly appealing. watery.
O: An ok hefeweizen. drinkable but not special, sadly. I will have to try it again to see if its any different.
05-09-2011 02:33:24 | More by sfprint
1.83/5 rDev -48.7%
Well for a hefe weizen this is a bit of an odd ball. its like a hefe wanting to be a sour or something.
cloves and bananas and summertime? nope
sour, bitter fruit? sure why not.
i wouldnt recommend this obviously, but if you have the expectation of an odd hefe it might not be bad.
04-24-2011 07:17:22 | More by claytong
3.43/5 rDev -3.9%
Had this certified organic beer at the candle cafe in new York city. It has been a little while since I had a heft wiezen beer. This one was crisp, clean and refreshing. They served this half liter bottle with a slice of lemon on my glass. So lemon hints were over powering. But for a beer on a Thursday afternoon on vacation I can't complain. I would not get again but it was ok. I have seen this beer for $4 but I think it was $9 at this restaurant. The beer poured with little to no head and did not have any floaters in it which I like to see.
03-24-2011 22:42:58 | More by SisuPride
3.03/5 rDev -15.1%
A- I was really excited about this, it was really liked by my beer store. Pours a very bright yellow, with very white soapy bubbles. Its a cloudy yellow, very light clougy yellow.
S- Light smell, banana and wheat. Very interesting on the nose. Looks just how it should smell if that makes sense..
T- very smooothhhh. Low carbonation and the mild fruit and wheat flavors go great together. I wish there was MORE flavor though..
M- Nothing to fantastic, but the flavors feel nice on the tongue and make it a very nice drinking beer.
D- nice, it drinkins like a budweiser with a different taste. Nice brew for sure.
03-16-2011 05:02:42 | More by JesteR14
2.63/5 rDev -26.3%
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.
03-03-2011 05:50:08 | More by ZenAgnostic
2.05/5 rDev -42.6%
A-light cloudy yellow gold. a lot of white head
S-if i drank a hefe, then threw it up, that is what this beer would smell like. maybe it is too citrusy, certainly not pleasant.
T-this tastes like a watered down, lemony version of blue moon. to me, its an absolute abhorrent representation of the style.
M-medium carbonation with a light watery finish.
D-i split a 500mL bottle, and i'm sure glad i did. i wouldn't have wanted an entire bottle to myself. its simply not a good beer.
02-19-2011 17:33:24 | More by AdamBear
4.2/5 rDev +17.6%
Pours a cloudy dark straw with a small but fluffy head.
Smells of green raisins and apple.
Taste is a not tart but in a tasty way, with a small amount of apple and a nice malty aftertaste.
A good amount of carbonation.
A very interesting hefeweizen but I really enjoy it!
02-15-2011 05:29:04 | More by Spineypanda
District of Columbia
3.48/5 rDev -2.5%
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.
01-15-2011 18:59:08 | More by Huhzubendah
3/5 rDev -16%
A - Pale yellow and slightly cloudy. Nice white head to start. NO lacing. At all. Not even a bubble.
S - Slight apple cider aroma. Not much else going on here.
T - Slight apple cider taste. Super clean. No aftertaste whatsoever. No evidence of clove.
M - Thin and light.
D - Quite sessionable. Due to its clean, light taste, it would be suitable for drinking after a hard day's work outside in the blistering sun.
Not a great beer, but OK.
01-09-2011 21:40:20 | More by dvb
3.18/5 rDev -10.9%
Appearance: Cloudy golden yellow, a little more so than the average Hefeweizen, but not absolutely spectacular.
Smell: Faintly reminiscent of lemons, orange zest, and citrus. Nothing particularly stands out. Overall not a bad smell, but not a great one either.
Taste: Somewhat lemony with a hint of wheat, very smooth, but falls short on a proper finish. A little too watery to make a proper 4 or 5, and could use a little more body to taste like a proper hefeweizen.
Mouthfeel: This is where it loses big points. The beer is too thin to really impress me unfortunately, since a hefeweizen by nature should be a heartier beer, and unfortunately this one just falls short of that standard.
Drinkability: It's definitely a drinkable beer, and would pair very well with a good juicy steak or maybe some sea food. Very refreshing as compared to the usual offerings on the market, but could use a little extra body.
Overall: It's a very strong offering compared to the more commercial hefeweizens on the market, but it falls short of it's potential. It has the potential to be one of the absolute best beers on the market, but it needs a little extra thickness and strength.
12-24-2010 01:59:06 | More by Fatheranderson
4.1/5 rDev +14.8%
Had my first one of these pretties at Brewer's Art in Baltimore City, than a second at Racer's Cafe, very different places with a bitchin' selection!
A- Pretty yella, unfiltered and nice white head
S- Oh oh oh so nice...lemonish and light fruit notes
T- A delicious organic-like lemon flavor with the smoothness that wheat brings
M- Light and flavorfull
D- I could go to town on these babies, but they fill my up quick and give me dem bubble guts
12-10-2010 12:13:08 | More by jbriggs7036
3.88/5 rDev +8.7%
Pours a pale, hazy gold with a fizzy head that retains at a half-finger and laces a bit.
The aroma has notes of yeast, spice and bubblegum.
Mainly bready and yeasty with a surprising touch of tartness. Some ripe fruit, spice and lemon zest. Dry for the style. Quite refreshing, though the mouthfeel could use some work. It is light and effervescent, but somewhat chalky.
Even though I liked its interesting flavor, this beer could use some tweaking, especially with the mouthfeel. Also, if the tartness were augmented with a bit of the usual Hefe notes of banana and clove, then we'd be talking some awesome beer.
09-05-2010 22:55:58 | More by dasenebler
3.68/5 rDev +3.1%
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.
09-02-2010 19:01:57 | More by glid02
3.53/5 rDev -1.1%
A - an impenetrable hazy brown orange almost like swamp water, short white head dissipated fairly quickly leaving a small lace ring
S - surprising herbal hops, toasty wheat malt, and some lemon citrus, not at all what I was expecting
T - toasty bready wheat malt and dank herbal hops, light lemon and orange zest, and a spicy note, none of the typical yeasty flavour expected from a German hefe, more like pale ale flavours
M - medium refreshing carbonation, a bready chewy feel that is smooth, finishing with slight bitter
D - this is a decent brew, but it seems to have more of the characteristic of a mildly hopped pale ale, and very few of the hefe flavours I'm accustomed to, not sure what they were going for, but it is still enjoyable and fairly easy drinking
09-02-2010 04:51:00 | More by joemcgrath27
3.73/5 rDev +4.5%
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.
09-02-2010 04:02:42 | More by Halcyondays
Organic Hefe-Weizen from Brauerei Pinkus Mueller
81 out of 100 based on 342 ratings.