Organic Hefe-Weizen - Brauerei Pinkus Mueller

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374 Ratings

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Ratings: 374
Reviews: 235
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 15.97%
Wants: 10
Gots: 24 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: paleoplant on 04-04-2002

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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 Hautacam
3.26/5  rDev -8.7%
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.

Photo of meadhead
3.6/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Middle of the road
general wheat--
tart-ish yeast
with very slight banana clove

Not bad
not great

Not as strong, mellow, or complex as some other german

Pours a hazy yellow-brown with
a tart yeast wheat-ish smell

Taste is a just a little
and light on the flavor
but still traces of Good german wheat

Mouthfeel is allright
perhaps a little high on the carbonation

gulps without much complication.

Photo of guinnessfan
3.54/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500 mL bottle poured into pint glass.

A: Cloudy, pale golden with two finger ivory-white head.

S: Yeast and mild kiwi-type fruit. Not much going on here.

T: Nice flavor, just not enough. Wheat-type flavor. The only real thing that saved it was when I swirled the yeast.

M: Thin, very carbonated, fizzy. Watery.

D: Very easy to drink. Easy like beer-flavored water. Thirst quenching and enjoyable. Good summer barbeque beer. I probably won't ever get it again, though. Not enough flavor.

Photo of AChamberlain
3.63/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

.5l bottle bought from the Park Slope Food Coop. No date.

A - cloudy pale yellow. 1 inch head. Typical, if not paler, hefe look.

S - Spice and cloves, no real fruity or banana smells as I was expecting.

T - Spicy, unimpressive though. In the end like water. It was not too bad, I guess just not what I was expecting from a hefe. Still pretty tasty.

M - Smooth, not much carbonationd

D - Very drinkable.

Photo of shadow1961
3.4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pinkus Hefe-Weizen wheat ale pours out creamy white
head over a cloudy yellow brew. It grew much cloudier
and had a few particles when I poured out the rest of the
bottle. The cloudyness is not really surprising since it's
unfiltered and 100% certified organic. Carbonation is
moderate, and the nose is of malt and yeast and a bit
of fruit. The flavor is bisquity with a bit of malt and a bit
of citrus. Very refreshing and a good representative of
the type.

Photo of treehugger02010
3.62/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A solid brew. I got it from a deli, and poured into a glass. There was a bunch of nice head, but no lace. The color was a nice dark and couldy yellow. There was a faint fruity smell. There wasn't much of a fruity taste, but it was good anyway. The taste was a little weak, but it wasn't that weak for an organic. Don't drink and review.

Photo of calinative68
3.8/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Good call for a summer brew....
Appearance is cloudy and golden with head the goes away completely after a few minutes
Smell is lemon grass, wheat and yeast. Almost tangy!
Taste is slightly bitter but better than Widmer.
Mouthfeel - drink in the summer, this is good when very cold
Drinkability- yeah in the summer time.

Photo of HopsHops
2.9/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A - This beer poured out lookin funny to off brownish grey? or something? it looked nice n thick with a thin head that vanished with the quickness

S - it smelled like the style should though nothing special...rather sweet yet kinda faint..

T - a bit metallic and not bold enough for me like something was missing from it ...rather sweet like the smell, it follows the style well but it just doesnt have enough flavor to be considered great...the aftertaste isnt all that wonderful either

M - Typically fizzy and ...just something about it isnt right..i cant put my finger on just doesnt stand out...leaves a dry feeling

D - i will probly drink this one pint and be done with it but it was worth the experience

Photo of Morris729
3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy golden straw color with a thin white head that quickly vanishes completely. Nose is fresh lemon grass with some softer aromas of ripe banana in the background. Taste is fresh grains and wheat along with some dry cracker-like notes and some fruity and tangy yeast. Seems to lack complexity, but enjoyable nevertheless.

Photo of BeerSox
3.13/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

.5L bottle into weizen glass.

Cloudy golden yellow, turning more toward orange in the wider parts of the glass. Somewhat spotty lacing. Not much head for a wheat beer.

Very light fruity yeast aromas, hints of orange and light creaminess.

Once again, light on the flavor. Some presence of the yeast and light malt. The most noticeable part was the slight hop bitterness at the end. Almost tastes watered down.

Low carbonation and watery mouthfeel.

This isn't really a bad beer, as there are no poor qualities in the taste or smell. It is if someone turned down the "intensity" knob when brewing this beer.

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 MuenchenerKindl
3.53/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a .5L bottle to a mi .5L hefe weissen glass. The liquid is Stack yellow and cloudy. A big swirl of the bottle to suspend the yeast that had settled and then poured to a finish adds a brownish hue to the brew. The looks very good, it pushes up a tall 3 finger head that shows a little lace. All in all an excellent looking brew.

The smell is strong, and clear, but maybe a little suspect. Very nice citrus and also kind of nutty but missing is that Hefe Banana cloves smell.

The taste is a let down. No Banana, cloves and bubble gum, Just tart citrus.

The mouthfeel is.... Well Yuk, kinda gross. the beer looks well carbonated, but feels flat, and thick like syrup,

The drinkability is not too good, flat syrup, citrus.... No Thanks. MK

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

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a weizen glass. Had a light yellow color that was so light it reminded me of a witbier. Good size head and lacing with good carbonation. For a wheat beer, it had a average to slightly below average smell. Mouthfeel was pretty good but overall the taste was sorta bland. Worth trying and maybe a rare repeat but if wanting a wheat you can find many better (3.25, RB, T, Y)

Photo of Reidrover
3.06/5  rDev -14.3%
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.

Photo of roblowther
3.31/5  rDev -7.3%
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.

Photo of russpowell
3.45/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy straw to well, er almost a pink with much effervescence & 3 fingers+ white head. Minimal lacing & head retention

S: Slightlty grassy notes

T: Wheat malt, then grassyness followed by lemon notes. Some yeasty & fruitty flavors surface & the ale warms. Finishes tart & slightly juicy

MF; A bit thin & good carbonation

Drinks okay, but just an average to run of the mill hefe

Photo of jwc215
2.89/5  rDev -19%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a murky yellow (more murky than cloudy) yellow - highly carbonated - and more transparent than most others of this style. It had a fizzy white head that became a spotted lace.
The smell was a bit thin, but did have hints of lemon, clove and some yeast.
The taste was of lemon and yeast, but was too thin. Water was predominant. It seemed like a beer version of a wine spritzer. the carbonation came through and seemed to interfere with the flavors.
A fizzy lemon feel stuck on the tongue for awhile, but there was no bad aftertaste.
The high carbonation and lack of anything offensive made it drinkable for the one bottle, but it is not something that I would seek out again, as there are more substantial, flavorful examples of this style for the same, or less, price.

Photo of biergeniesser
4.04/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This .5l brown bottle of Pinkus Hefeweizen poured a hazy yellow-gold color and had a thick, creamy white head that dissipated slowly and left a bit of lacing. Fine bubbles evolved from the bottom of my Weiss glass throughout.

This beer had an aroma that was dominated by a grainy, wheaty character and had a slight noble hop component as well. Suspiciously absent were the esters and phenols common in the Bavarian Hefeweissbiers.

Pinkus Hefeweizen has a flavor that is almost un-Hefeweizen like. The flavor is predominantly grainy and malty with a slight wheatiness. It has a pleasant, mild hop bitterness with a spicy hop flavor. There was also a slight citrusy undertone to Pinkus Hefeweizen. As with the aroma, the typical fruity, banana, bubble gum and clove esters and phenols were absent.

This beer had a light crisp body with a crisp dry finish, a light mouthcoat and a good degree of carbonation.

Almost like a wheaty Pils, Pinkus Hefeweizen is certainly the most unique German Hefeweissbier I have tried. I recommend it if you like Hefeweizen; I also recommend it if some of the more esoteric flavors in other German Hefeweizens have turned you off to the style.

Photo of Frozensoul327
3.48/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nice German Hefe. Pours out to a cloudy yellow copper color with a hazy suspended in the liquid (yeast was poured in). Decent head of foam. No lace. Aromas of citrusy herbs and bananas, a touch of light malt. Flavor was fair; malty estery banana notes mixed with sharp elements of lemon, and smooth dry notes of wheat. Mouthfeel is decent, slightly smooth. Drinkability makes up for what is missing. A good summer brew to have on hand.

THE BLOODHOUND FACTOR: According to Peaches, this is a winner, hands down.

Photo of granger10
3.21/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Semi hazy yellow bronze color with a dense, medium creamy head. Not too much lacing. Aroma is odd in that the German yeast flavors were lacking. More of a wheat and acidity smell with some sweet fruit notes in the background. Taste had more clove than aroma but the banana was lacking and the grains were quite sweet. Lemony acidic finish. All the flavors were a bit weak and this beer in general was weak and somewhat watery. Easy to consume but not the most enjoyable. A decent lawn mower beer and the fact that its organic is cool but not the greatest hefe by any stretch.

Photo of Drew966
3.38/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pinkus Organic Hefe-Weizen pours a cloudy copper color with a white head from a brown 500 ml bottle. Banana like smells are coming from my glass. Taste is a little less aggressive than I would like, not any bad or off flavors mind you, but fairly tame. Typical hefe character, and quite drinkable. Definitely worth a try.

Photo of Cwrw
3.57/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Brought into Alberta through Delancey Direct. This is another beer that took its time in being imported. The first organic hefe I have tried: this one comes in a 500ml bottle with a strange yellow label showing two pictures of some unidentified men. A little sticker near the neck says "Organic." Pinkus Hefe poured into my weizen glass with a subdued(for a hefe) bright white head. The head is creamy and tight, however. Solid sheets of lacing, not much patchiness. The beer's colour is...well...different. Think murky lemonade or even dirty water--a very dull yellow in any event. Extremely cloudy. The first notes to hit my nose are some dusty continental hops along with light citrus and croutons. Quite a bit of lemon in the aroma. Refreshing and definitely zesty...the citrus is quite strong. Solid light malt smells and milkiness akin to a cream ale. Ginger and cloves. The more I smell it the more I like it actually: not to say it is extremely complex, but solid and appetising for a hefeweizen. The malting is especially good. Whether that is due to the organic growing, I have no idea. The malts just smell very fresh, very doughy and and creamy in a way. Light graininess starts the taste, and the beer thins out a little in the middle of the tongue, showing a little wateriness. By the finish, it is all wheat malt and distant lemon. Again, clean and fresh tasting malts, little detectable dryness, and some estery yeast flavours. A little sourish water in the taste too. Not overly complex, and easily surpassed by some of the better known German hefeweizens. The beer is exceptionally light in body, with relatively low carbonation. Could do with a little more fulness. Goes down like water, though, and serve me this all summer outside and I would be a happy man indeed. A solid hefe, and a wonderful organic product for all your health-conscious friends.

Photo of IronDjinn
3.28/5  rDev -8.1%
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.

Photo of HighCarbDiet
2.66/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

too bad, we were very disappointed. we were expecting something akin to schneider's edel-weiss, organic weizen. dead wrong.

before we continue the review, we're checking the bottle for freshness info, but can't find any. okay, we'll continue...

head dissipates quickly. mouthfeel, almost nonexistant. the beer isn't quite flat, but it's getting there, at least compared to most hefes (including the baltika we drank 5 minutes ago).

the scent is like a weak grass/stale hop combo. very bland. scent reminds me more of a pilsener than a wheat beer.

the flavor is somewhat similar. pretty bland, not all that wheaty, not getting much fruit or spice or anything for that matter. leaves me with a grassy aftertaste.

this beer is weak. we're drinking it out of a schneider glass, a treatment it definitely doesn't deserve. we hope we just got an off bottle. there are no real bad flavors, but there isn't much good going on here. wouldn't look for this again.

overall, we're very disappointed. we like to try organic brews whenever possible, and are big hefe fans. this just didn't cut it.

Organic Hefe-Weizen from Brauerei Pinkus Mueller
81 out of 100 based on 374 ratings.