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
Brewed by:
Brauerei Pinkus Mueller visit their website
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 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)

Photo of BuckeyeNation
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Opalescent lemon-gold that is jam-packed with yeast. I couldn't see a klieg light through this stuff. The frothy yet dense head of eggshell white is a nice accompaniment to the color of the beer. Unhurried descent (good) with almost no lace (not so good).

Organic Hefe-Weizen sports a seriously underpowered nose of lightly lemon-scented grain. There is the merest suggestion of candied banana, but no clove that I could appreciate. Must not be an 'alpha' yeast... probably gets its ass kicked at the beach.

The flavor isn't especially impressive. Each mouthful starts out on fairly solid footing with a banana-influenced wheatiness. I know that wheat and oats are two different grains, but the flavor reminds me of banana-flavored oatmeal, as in a hot breakfast cereal. It then begins to deteriorate at midmouthful to the point that it tastes a little like wet cardboard. To be fair, that minor unpleasantness is getting less noticeable as the ounces pass.

I'm pretty sure I have a relatively fresh bottle, so whatever I'm tasting must have been put there on purpose. There seems to be some amount of flavor oddity in most organic beer. A weak banana flavor hangs on until the end, but the clove never does make an appearance. The finish is crisp and dry. The mouthfeel is light from start to end and the carbonation is nearly unnoticed.

Pinkus Organic Hefe Weizen isn't a world-class version by any means. Even though the cardboard flavor disappeared by midbottle, what remains doesn't have the chops to earn my approval. (1,528 characters)

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

The beer pours a hazy gold color with a thick frothy white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is decent. It has a slightly musty scent with a lemony wheat aroma. It is dry and light. The taste is average. It has a light wheat flavor with a bit of lemon zest and a crisp dry finish. It lacks that clove and banana taste that is typical with most. The mouthfeel is decent. It is a medium/full bodied beer with a little too much carbonation. This isn't the best hefe I've had. It lacks flavor and aroma as well as mouthfeel. (530 characters)

Photo of gentlebubbles
3.45/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Cloudy grapefruit juice color with a tall fluffy head, a white as bright as the inner rind of the grapefruit. Sweet floral, lemony scent. Tastes mostly lemon with tart finish. Medium body, moderate carbonation. In short, middling. Not so impressive but a good working beer (drank it while bottling homebrew) and it went well with a white pizza. (344 characters)

Photo of kennyo
3.33/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

bought four different brands of weisse beers to see if nt stands out. Beer pours a beautiful looking beer. Nice soapy head, stays around forever. looks like it should be a weisse beer commercial. The problem was that I was anticipating a great weisse beer but it really wasn't great. Average at best, not really worth tthe price. Nlothng wrong with it but nothing worth looking for. Overall, just an average hefe weizen (419 characters)

Photo of mschofield
3.69/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy yellow-gold with a four finger off-white head, leaves just bits of lacing, dissapointing lacing for a hefe weizen.
Very fruity - banana and tropical fruit, wheat bread, butter, apple, quite sweet.
Similar in taste, a little tart.
Light-medium body, a pleasant beer, not too complicated. (304 characters)

Photo of Zorro
3.6/5  rDev +2.6%
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. (567 characters)

Photo of 86MonteSS
4.07/5  rDev +16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pinkus: The methadone of hefe-weizens. Seriously, to those of you addicted to lemon slices, try this one on for size. From the sweet, banana-like fragrance to the pure, lemony-wheat palate, this beer is a one-way ticket to fruit-free rapture. Zesty, refreshing, rejuvinating... this one's gonna be high up on the summer beer list. (330 characters)

Photo of Zraly
3.97/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy, fizzy pale-yellow and a nice white, billowing head. Although, the head takes off rather quickly.

Bubbley, fizzy, zingy flavor. A bit tart and sour. Sweet and citrusy. It finishes super-clean, almost too clean...it leaves in a quite thin manner. Mild notes of vanilla and spice...but this flavor is just fruity and funky, rather atypical from other import hefeweizen.

Good all by itself...or maybe served with appetizers. (436 characters)

Photo of Tballz420
3.57/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This brew is a cloudy lighter-orange color, small for the style bubbly wheat head. Fish food yeast floating 'round. Smells fruity in a belgian style way. Less of the banana/fruit flavors associated with the style, more of a thinner taste. Medium body. A decent hefe, but i would recommend many before this one. (310 characters)

Photo of DESTRO
3.71/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a lemon like haze with a huge rocky white head, looks delicious. leaves a nice spotty lace throughout the drinking experiance. smells a tad citrus like with a light malty aroma. the flavor was light, tangy...reminded me of a wit beer. like the nose there is a nice light malt (think quality euro lager i.e. weihenstephaner) a tad yeasty and finishes with a nice lemon zest. nicely carbonated, bubbly in the mouth. i can picture this being an awesome refreshing summer time brew. puts me in a good mood.

paid $1.99 a bottle. (532 characters)

Organic Hefe-Weizen from Brauerei Pinkus Mueller
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