Organic Hefe-Weizen - Brauerei Pinkus Mueller

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Reviews: 234
Hads: 376
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 11.97%
Wants: 10
Gots: 25 | FT: 0
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Germany

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 acrawf6
2.65/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours out a light yellow hue with just a little hazy orange color in it and a decent white head that dropped pretty quickly.

Smell. it has a sweet lager aroma to it. i get no fruitiness or spice to it, just a honey and a little lemon cirtus. It is also a little yeasty. Not a big fan of the aroma.

Taste. More on the citris side. It is very light, reminds me more of an american wheat than a hefe weizen. It also has a light hoppiness in it, but not normal clove taste or bananas i was hoping for tonight. Aftertaste is yeasty.

Mouthfeel. decent. decent carbonation, medium to light body. good balance.

Overall, not bad but i dont think its a good hefe. Is quite refreshing though, just not as tasty and complex as i was hoping. (740 characters)

Photo of goochpunch
3.33/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours out the color of a very hazy lemonade. The head left something to be desired as it petered out kind of quickly. Not really any phenols really stand out in the nose. Bready malt dominates here. Good wheat twang in the nose, but really far too clean. This reminded me more of a helles (with wheat thrown in) than a weissbier. Odd. This is really a different kind of hefe weizen that I've got here. Just as in the nose, I can't really detect all that much in the yeast character, which is a shame. There's the tangy zip of wheat and that bready malt I smelled earlier, though, and that's just what I'm going to have to settle for with this beer. For what it does, I must admit, I kind of like it. Mouthfeel is carbonated well, but could use more body. Not really any of the fluffiness I like in my wheats. This would be good as it warms up here.

Not a really "textbook" hefe weizen, but decent enough for what it is. I think I'll save my money and invest in 500 ml bottles of Franziskaner (at half the price of Pinkus) in the future. (1,039 characters)

Photo of SilentSabre
3.73/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Let me begin by saying this hefe poured beautifully!!! Wonderful typical hefeweizen colour with a lovely tight-knit white head. Plenty of sediment. This had a BIG yeast smell. In fact, it smell almost identical to the premeasured wads of dough we would separate out in my Pizza Hut days. The taste? I have had better hefeweizens before in my lifetime. This certainly wasn't awful, but there are better selections available. The mouthfeel is incredible!! Very, Very smooth. Almost creamy. I feel I could drink several of these in a sitting, though I likely never will since I absolutely love Tucher's line of hefeweizens a little better. Over all, not a bad hefe. (662 characters)

Photo of BEERchitect
3.8/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A surprising hefeweizen. Big wheat and low barley character. Creates a lightly tart, highly citrus and acidic drink. Slightly fizzy and efforvescent. Sweeter to the smell than the flavor. Very fruity, berry-like and tart. Though cove-like and tropical fruit-like, it is very much lighter in body and pleasantly astringent. A light hint of peaches, apricots, papayas, and pears. Not at all grainy or out of balance. Very crisp and clean in the finish without much of a drying sensation. A must try for all Wheat Beer fans. (521 characters)

Photo of Pegasus
3.08/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Hazy pale golden color, small white head, thick glass-coating lace, slight fine carbonation.

Aroma: Mild citrus hops, tart wheat malt, and earthy yeast. Clove and banana notable only by their absence.

Taste: Tart at the open, with faint hints of cloves midway through the taste, finishes with a musty horse blanket note.

Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, fairly pleasant, with little carbonation.

Drinkability/notes: An odd example of the style, does not conform particularly well, not offensive, just rather unremarkable. (538 characters)

Photo of whynot44
3.48/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Light bodied, Light apricot color, cloudy, with a huge white fluffy head.

Aroma is mainly lemon and fresh bread, no detectable bananas or cloves - not all bad.

Taste is mainly lemon, yeast/bread, with a little fruitiness more like apple or pear. Finishes tart with a touch of hops. crisp and refreshing but a little different than the usual hefe-weizen. (361 characters)

Photo of TheEclecticGent
3/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This Organic Hefe-Weizen pours a semi-hazy yellow with light carbonation, virtually no head. Nice light smell and a basic hefe-weizen taste. Nice mellow finish that is typical of a good hefe. Can’t say that this one sticks out any better than the rest but does hold it’s own. The Pinkus Brewery does provide a good solid beer no matter what the style. (353 characters)

Photo of drewmprs
2.37/5  rDev -32.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

2.79 at hollinghshead 16.9 oz bottle. I liked the fact that it was organic, label was a little childish.
Sharp, sparkly, and a bit sour. Head foamed at first then settled and was unassuming. Carbonation fades also, this beer followed all German brew laws. Above average for an organic beer. Lack of clove, or wheat, I wouldn't have even known it was a wheat beer if it was put in front of me blind. I'm not impressed with this beer. Only buy it if you are an organic beer aficionado. Otherwise its a below average hefe. (521 characters)

Photo of HardTarget
2.68/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Bottle Inspection: Nothing useful on the label

Aroma: A mild citric note with very mild hints of malt. Very neutral aroma

Appearance: Hazy, but not cloudy yellow glass with a thin cover of white that left a touch of lace

Flavor: Very mild taste. A little wheat flavor, but almost a macro lager overall taste. No clove or banana notes.

Mouthfeel: Medium light body with medium carbonation

Overall Impression: Forgettable. Thirst quenching I guess, but just not much here to report. Seriously rousting the yeast toward the end help intensify the taste a bit, but still, a weak and watery hefe.
Thanks to Pegasus for the sample. (641 characters)

Photo of BeerBeing
3.31/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: 500ml brown glass euro generic bottle, multicolored label

Appearance: hazy yellow color, large white head, no lacing

Smell: mildly yeasty with banana and citrus

Taste: light body, crisp mouth feel, citrus, banana, spicy clove and yeast

Notes: refreshing, but average (292 characters)

Photo of beveragecaptain
3.48/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle. This beer pours out a clear yellow color with a huge, creamy head and heavy carbonation. The aroma is lemony and very metallic, sort of like copper pennies. Crisp malt flavor. Very tart for a hefe, which is strange but interesting. Not much wheat flavor. A little bit of spice in the finish. High carbonation combined with the tartness makes this beer quite refreshing. An odd hefe, but an interesting one. (421 characters)

Photo of assurbanipaul
3.17/5  rDev -9.7%
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. (539 characters)

Photo of ElGordo
3.77/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy whitish yellow with a huge, creamy white head that lasts for days. Nice, fragrant nose of citrus, German yeast, floral hops, light wheat, and a hint of bubble gum. Light citrus flavor up front combined with a touch of wheat, followed by a touch of sweetness and some floral hops. Light body is well-carbonated, slgithly foamy, and just right for a hefe weizen. Goes down nice and easy - very drinkable. Although I prefer a Schneider or a Weihenstephaner, this is a perfectly respectable German hefeweizen. (518 characters)

Photo of allengarvin
4.22/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Half-liter bottle, into a weizen glass. Pours out a pleasant, quite cloudy & turbid yellow color, with a very disappointing head that fades quickly. Aroma is fairly fruity, slightly grassy. More fruity, bubblegum flavors on first taste, with a sharply acidic citric tang. Bitterness is low, and not much cloviness (though there are a few phenols that seem to suggest smoke to me). The tartness makes for an interesting finish. Body a bit unfull--needs more carbonation.

The tartness of this beer makes it very lively and refreshing beer, though the priciness ($4.49) is higher than I like to pay for the style. (613 characters)

Photo of finepaws
3.85/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a pale cloudy yellow, almost grapefruit in appearance. Not much head, but what is there is very frothy/creamy, with lots of lacing. Smells yeasty and bready, but no commonly found banana esters. Slightly citrus too. Has a tart citrus flavor. Somewhat grassy. Good clean finish, crisp carbonation, and slightly hoppy. Very refreshing, not too light. Has a good mouthfeel, with good balance of flavors. Nothing boring on this beer. (435 characters)

Photo of Beastdog75
3.28/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The Pinkus-Mueller brewery is pretty much known for their lineup of brews created with only organic ingredients. Of course this hefeweizen happens to be one of those brews. I doubt if the "organicness" of organic beers has any real effect on a beer's flavor, but this particular beer was pretty average every way I looked at it.

Pinkus Hefeweizen pours a cloudy, pale, almost straw-like yellow color with a nice foam head that lasts for a little under three minutes. The aroma was slightly yeasty, with some light spicy notes and a somewhat harsh grassy note. The mouthfeel was light-bodied with a low-moderate amount of carbonation, but it lead to some easy drinkability. A good amount of weissbiers stress the banana and spicy qualities, but this one was a bit more grassy and citric. Some bready, wheaty qualities show up along with some banana, but there is very little spiciness and hoppiness in this beer. In the aftertase, the grassiness lingers on with what little spiciness there is, and the beer concludes with no alcoholic warmth.

This is an easy to drink beer and makes for a good summer-thirst quencher, but overall it was not quite as flavorful as I would have liked. Average hefeweizen all around. (1,218 characters)

Photo of Beervis
4.3/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours from the 17oz bottle a cloudy yellow with a nice white head, and small yeast particle floating about.

Smell is bready and yeasty with slightly sweet malt.

Taste is very grainy and tart with a really nice creaminess. Palate is medium bodied with a good cleansing carbonation. A small amount of hop bitterness balances it out, and leads into the drying clean finish.

This beer is very drinkable. It was very refreshing throughout, and much better than most hefe's I've tried. I really liked it, and will definitely pick up some more! (546 characters)

Photo of cubedbee
3.58/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very pale yellow with a thick haze and a nice cap of white head. Moderate amount of lacing. Aroma is subdued but is pleasant enough banana bread and cloves. Taste is very sweet banana upfront with a husky wheat body and a tart lemon twang finishing with barely detectable clove . Medium bodied with a high carbonation level and a fairly creamy feel. Overall it's an OK beer, but there's a lot better hefe weizens from Germany out there. (444 characters)

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.35/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The Pinkus hefe-weizen pours a cloudy yellow body beneath a full head of rocky, bright-white froth that holds extremely well (buoyed by the effervescent carbonation rising quickly from beneath), and settles to a creamy 1/4" lid. Unfortunately, it leaves very little more than a few spots and splashes of lace here and there about the glass.

The nose is not as bold as some other examples, but it still offers the same components... wheat malt, lemon, and very mild clove (but not much banana at all).

In the mouth it's delicately effervescent and tingly, then smooth; which can be a nice change from some examples that are a bit bristly.

The flavor is also a touch muted, but very nicely sweetish and rounded; with some sweet malt, lemony zest, some spic & floral hops, and a note of vanilla. It's bitterness is kept low-key; and it finishes smooth with a slowly receeding tide of malty sweetness and lemon. The flavor could be more pronounced and full, but then it wouldn't be as soft, light, and drinkable as it is! And it wouldn't be as unique! (1,056 characters)

Photo of NEhophead
3.33/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dense and porous bright white head that slowly recedes. Some walls of condensed lacing with average strength. Glowing goldenrod with a chill haze.

Toasted oats and wheat aroma. A semi-sweet malt character with an earthy mustiness. A touch of sour lemon.

Sweet toasted wheat and grain maltiness. An underlying citric sourness that comes in and out of the primary toasted oat flavor. A few hints of butterscotch. A bland flavored version of the style.

Light bodied; bready, airy on the palate. A grain like feel, but not obtrusive.

A light yet essentially boring hefe-weizen that is highly drinkable. The flavor is bland; nothing really standing out in this offering. An average ale that I'll pass on next time. (721 characters)

Photo of horndecker
3.13/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Slightly cloudy with a prodigious head, sticky and rocky, fairly bright white, but hey, it doesn't hang out. It's gone within a few minutes.

The nose has the expected banana and clove elements, but they are muted, not very assertive. A bit of lime appears occasionally. No whiff of hops or malt.

The taste has a slight bitterness at first, a bit of mineral hops, a peppery note, very slight, subdued malt and grain flavors, and a tea-like finish.
It's rather light-bodied with very little residual carbonation. Rather thin and lifeless after a bit, actually.

A disappointing brew, given my past experiences with Pinkus Mueller. I'd give it another try, but wouldn't expect alot. (688 characters)

Photo of Billolick
3.53/5  rDev +0.6%
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 (432 characters)

Photo of cokes
4/5  rDev +14%
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. (628 characters)

Photo of TheLongBeachBum
3.23/5  rDev -8%
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. (1,473 characters)

Photo of RoyalT
3.6/5  rDev +2.6%
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. (782 characters)

Organic Hefe-Weizen from Brauerei Pinkus Mueller
80 out of 100 based on 234 ratings.