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Organic Hefe-Weizen - Brauerei Pinkus Mueller

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BA SCORE
81
good

335 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 335
Reviews: 225
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 16.25%
Wants: 7
Gots: 8 | 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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corby112

Pennsylvania

2.68/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a very mirky yellowish color with a thin white head. It kind of looks like a banana beer. Weak citrus aroma with hints of wheat, banana and lemon zest. Bland flavor with hints of citrus and lemon peel, bread, banana and clove with a sweet and slightly sour lemon juice finish.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2009 09:03:40 | More by corby112
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brentk56

North Carolina

2.68/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Pours a crystal clear golden color with a reasonably fluffy head that leaves a few strands of lace; looks more like a pilsner

Smell: Lemony and chalky; smells a bit like Pez

Taste: A bit of a wheat bread flavor up front, but then we move into the lemony flavor; not too much banana and even less cloves; after the swallow, the flavor is rather bland except for the lemony remnants in the finish

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: There are not too many organic beers that have impressed me and this is certainly not one of them

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2009 23:51:03 | More by brentk56
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yesyouam

New York

2.08/5  rDev -41.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pinkus Hefe Weizen is a cloudy, highly sparkling, pale yellow beer with a small white head that quickly dissipates. The aroma is a bit faint, and of bubble gum, banana and lemon. It is light bodied and fluffy in the mouth. It seems pretty watery and it leaves the tongue a bit ragged and chalky. I taste wheat, but there really isn't any presence from the esters. There is a little bit of fusel going on here. The flavor is pretty disjointed. It kind of tastes like chalk, aspirin, Natural Ice and Wheaties. I will smoke a cigarette while drinking the rest of this beer. It seems like an American wheat beer gone wrong.
(rated Sep 5, 2008)

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2008 02:52:58 | More by yesyouam
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jamie2dope

Massachusetts

3.95/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I picked up a bottle of this because I am pretty sure I have never had it. Anyway, pours a glowing golden color, with little to no heading, which as far as I know is unusual for this style. Lots of carbonation bubbles can be viewed rising towards the top of the beer. Smell has some toasted wheat bread with hints of citrus fruits; mainly orange and lemon. Taste is almost juicy with fruit flavors, plus bubblegum, wheat bread and a chalky medicinal characteristic. Body is light, nicely carbonated and really very refreshing. Drinkability is damn good; I could go through a few bottles of this in a session. I have to admit that when I first popped this beer open, I was not at all impressed. After a little time to let it open up though, it came through with flying colors. Great Hef, great beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2008 02:33:28 | More by jamie2dope
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magictrokini

California

2.68/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Blah. Very boring beer. Weak yellow pour with a big head. Kind of cloudy. Aroma is stale hay blended with faint yeast. No banana or cloves that one would expect. Taste is musty yeast with grass, again with no banana or clove. Too expensive to try again.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2008 19:25:09 | More by magictrokini
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cleeze

Maine

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

I gotta admit I'm a sucker for lables and bottles and I love this slick bottle.

It's got a good and cloudy golden hue to it, just like a good hefey should. You can't see through it that's for sure. Prettyu good lacing. Stickey and condensed, but disappeared rather quicky though.

Smell was really subtle all together. Faint clove smell. Really little bannana smell.

Taste is really rounded. My favorite thing about the beer. Very smooth. clove and the wheat mix great with the bannana. I think the drinkabilty on this brew is great. Wish i could find it more

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2008 19:03:13 | More by cleeze
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stephens101

Oklahoma

2.68/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a yellow gold with a decent white head with adequate retention. Smells of banana, spice, and sugar cane. Not bad there, but something's off with the taste. Oranges, malts and furtive coriander exist but are thrown off by a weird tartness. Otherwise there's just not much going on here with this light bodied hefe.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2008 03:13:12 | More by stephens101
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mpyle

Maryland

3.85/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

App - very pale gold color, a bit cloudy, pours a robust white head, exceptionally creamy and with good retention.

Aroma - a bit of a cidery fruitiness, subtle clove

Flav - A gentle wheat maltiness, a bit bready with just a subtle hint of yeast character. Not an overpowering banana/clove kind of hefe flavor. No hop flavor, very low bitterness. Finishes with a gentle fruitiness, and the overall flavor profile is quite soft and gentle - nothing jumps out.

MF - medium body and very high carbonation, both style appropriate.

D'ability - A nice refreshing hefe, but I personally like ones brewed with more prominent tasting yeast strains. But if a nice clean wheat beer is what you seek, this one fits the bill. Is the extra cost worth the organic label? Something for each person to decide for themself.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2008 23:27:42 | More by mpyle
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KeefD

Minnesota

4.13/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16.9 oz bottle. Hazy yellow orange with no foam and very little lacing. Perfect color for a Hefe, however. An interesting, sweet cake-batter aroma, a bit of earthiness, with the slightest hint of banana and bubblegum. Clove doesn't seem to be in the picture, but it's a nice aroma, nonetheless. Sweet, malty flavor, plenty of wheat malt, a bit of banana, some tartness halfway through the sip, and slight spiciness. Dry on the finish. Creamy mouthfeel, ample carbonation, goes down smooth. A very nice organic beer, and would definitely have again. I would love to find this one on tap!

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2008 04:13:42 | More by KeefD
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diamondc

Texas

3.98/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

'Typical' hefeweizen appearance .. loads of bubbles, a nice fluffy head, but not as hazy as seen in other German hefes.

Smell was a bit grainy, lemony, grapes, bread dough. Maybe some banana in there.

The taste was different from the norm of banana & cloves. This one had a more grape bubblegum taste, muted lemon flavors. Towards the end of the glass I was getting some nice saison-esque flavors like ginger and fresh flowers. I really dig it.

Very easy drinking, but the price is about a buck more than Paulaner, Franziskaner, & Weihenstephaner hefes I usually pick up. Still, its at least worth trying once.

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2008 06:31:50 | More by diamondc
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elniko

Texas

3.55/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into weizen glass from bottle

A: Nice hazy weizen golden amber, huge fluffy head that stuck around for a while. Really nice looking brew.

S: Wheat tones with light banana scent. Not as strong as other hefs that I've had in the past.

T & M: Mouthfeel is solid, not watery at all. Taste has spice but not overwhelming. No sense of any bitterness whatsoever. As far warmed up it became too sweet in my opinion.

D: Drinkable but not one of my favorites hefs. Don't think I will see out again.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2008 01:50:21 | More by elniko
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.43/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a hazy golden color weizen with a huge white foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma consists of banana ester with some wheat malt also noticeable. Taste is also a well balance mix between some light banana ester and some wheat malt. Full body with great carbonation which I enjoy in this style. While this is well done, I would have appreciated some more banana and clove ester.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2008 19:01:00 | More by Phyl21ca
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roadhouse

Florida

3.33/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 16.9 oz. bottle into a weizen glass.

Appears a cloudy golden yellow with a two finger white head. Looks like pretty much every other Hefeweizen. Leaves giant sheets of lace.

Aroma is different from many other Hefes. It's neither clove nor banana that dominate, instead it's more like apple and pear esters with a bit of green grapes.

The taste is not so great either. It starts out with a very small amount of banana and then it's very similar to apple juice. On the finish the green grape flavor comes out and leaves a bit of tartness on the palate.

Mouthfeel is a bit heavier than many Hefes, and lower carbonation. Not bad but for the style it's not really ideal.

I picked this up because there was no Paulaner at the liquor store. Needless to say, I won't be getting it again. It's different from many others, but not in a good way.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2008 20:54:43 | More by roadhouse
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PatrickJR

North Carolina

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

Poured from a 16.9 bottle into weizen glass.

A - Decidedly average for a hefeweizen. Very pale, cloudy, but with much less yeast sediment than expected. Brew never takes on the yeast laden brownish opaqueness. Head comes to about a finger, perhaps a little more, and falls rather quickly to a thin film, moderate lacing.

S - More of a grape bubble gum aroma than banana, with a solid backing of tangy, citrusy wheat malt.

T - Good, but slightly lacking. A sort of tasteless grows into the same grape bubble gum flavor from the nose and peaks mid palate with a good deal of sweetness. The beer begins to dry out and expose the full breadth of the sour-ish wheat malt without becoming too overbearing. A touch of phenols (particularly clove and iodine) in the finish, after which the brew finishes fairly clean.

M - My favorite thing about this beer. Light to medium bodied, with an excellent balance of smooth creaminess with a moderate to high carbonation level to accompany the sourness.

D - A decent hefeweizen, but nothing that hasn't been done better. This is a very mild example of the style, and though the grapey flavor is somewhat out of place, it is unoffensive and fairly balanced.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2008 21:16:39 | More by PatrickJR
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BryanCarey

Texas

4.2/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pinkus Organic Hefeweizen is a cloudy, unfiltered brew, yellowish/straw in color, and with a nose that combines wheat, yeast, and a small amount of clove with a sour character. The foam on this beer is pretty good, but it falls apart quickly leaving behind a thin layer of bubbles.

This beer is light and refreshing, with flavors of wheat, yeast, green apples, a small amount of clove, and a touch of lemon. The finish of this beer contains almost no bitterness and it's very clean, with a slight taste of bubblegum that eventually gives way to an aftertaste of green apples and wheat.

Pinkus Organic Hefeweizen is a very refreshing beer and it makes a good choice for both lovers of the style and for those who do not normally like this type of beer. Pinkus Organic Hefeweizen doesn't have the spicy character common in the finish of some hefeweizen beer. This makes it more likely to please reluctant consumers. For the rest of us, this is still a very good beer. It is lighter than I normally prefer, but it offers a great deal of taste and is very refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2008 03:20:14 | More by BryanCarey
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Brianmerrilyn

New York

3.65/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

bottle poured into pint glass(i was at a diner glad they had this at all)

A: Cloudy straw with white head and average lacing.

S: Sour, with yeast and floral accents coming in and our, mild.

T: Spicy with malts and cloves, was expecting more sweetness from the malts.

M: Medium with good carbonation and crispyness.

D: Mild and forgettable, perhaps too complex for me, never heard of and was glad to try nonetheless.

Tried another one of these at Hop Devil Grill in Jul08. Lowering the appearance to 3.5 from 4.0 due to almost comoplete lack of head and retention.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2008 16:43:34 | More by Brianmerrilyn
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gfreed

Massachusetts

3.55/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Quite pretty when poured into a glass: a pleasant hazy lemony hue with a decent head that lasts a while. Plenty of carbonation hits after the initial sip, but not overly so. What is most striking is the flavor: very little traditional wheat-beer taste, lacking in the expected banana/clove combo. Instead it's loaded with lemon and orange, almost to a fault. Also tasted overly sweet as it warmed up. Not bad, worth a try for something new, but I prefer something less citrusy in this style.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2008 11:32:41 | More by gfreed
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Gueuzedude

Arizona

3.05/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

An average pour produces an almost four finger thick, pale, off-white colored head in my 25cl tulip glass. The beer is a clearish, gold color that shows lightly hazy, straw gold color when held up to the light. The aroma is lightly fruity with an almost tropical edge to it. A solid wheat / grain character kicks in at the finish providing aromatic notes reminiscent of crushed saltine crackers and dusty crushed grain. Lightly tart wheat notes and perhaps a touch of esters join the general fruitiness of this beer. This has a pretty nice nose, though it seems to get a little deflated in the finish and never has much in the way of complexity.

A faint, sweet grain character up front quickly dries out in the finish and in subsequent sips. This has a very creamy mouthfeel to it despite being fairly well carbonated. Soft grain flavors of hay, crushed wheat and even some light honey notes seem to be the most noticeable part of the flavor. Cracker like malt, some touches of stale grain, some tart wheat notes and a dusty graininess also are here. On the whole, other than the grain character this comes off as being a very clean, almost non-descript beer.

Not your typical, traditional HefeWeizen, it is fairly clean all around and really not much to write home about. In fact it can almost be downright bland. The grain notes that do form the bulk of the flavor don't really work all that well either as parts of them come off as being a bit stale.

Purchased: Plaza Liquors, Tucson AZ

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2008 02:00:18 | More by Gueuzedude
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goindownsouth

Pennsylvania

4.28/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Brown 16.9 ounce bottle, no freshness date.

Pale golden in colour, very hazy with almost an orange hue in the glass. Compacted goodies at the bottom of this Bier. Aromas rich of bready goodness with some slight sweetness. Surprisingly crisp and sharp on the palate. The balance between the grains and yeastiness really work well. Nice fruit action in the back with a good, lengthy, dry finish.

Very nice indeed and a thirst quencher in the best sense of the word. The twinge from the Altbier house yeast makes this one slightly different fare, but stellar nevertheless. Well done.

Zum wohl!

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2008 15:42:57 | More by goindownsouth
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Patrick999

Florida

3.88/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Most hefes make a good run at presentation, and this is not an exception. Poured a slightly cloudy white gold, filled a hefe glass nicely.

S - Mostly notes of wheat and a good deal of spicy clove.

T - Very smooth, wheat backbone underlying that considerable clove presence. In fact, so much that this almost manifests itself to me as a witbier - I don't get as much banana/bubblegum as in some others. Still enjoyable though. Dry finish; very little sweetness.

F - Very good. The first split second instinct is to say it seems watery, but the ample carbonation rushes in.

D - Drinkability nearly rivals that of water. Crisp and quenching, a good summer option.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2008 21:26:51 | More by Patrick999
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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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Strix

Wisconsin

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

Cloudy pale golden with minimal head.

Smells citrusy and sweet.

A somewhat atypical hefe for me, no banana and clove, but it was pretty good nevertheless. Light sweet fruits, lemon, green apples, wheat, and even bubblegum? Taste is understated though.

Mouthfeel not bad, pretty crisp.

Overall, this was not anything particularly noteworthy, but quite drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2008 01:37:39 | More by Strix
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stewart124

Ohio

3.95/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a pale yellow color with fizzy white head.

Smell is clean. Earthy straw notes present. Slight pear esters.

Taste is very clean with lots of spritz. Little to no banana or clove. Lots of carbonation and a tingle on the tongue. Grainy tastes with little to no hop aroma or presence. Sweet tastes in the finish but finishes dry.

This is a really clean beer that reminds me more of an American Hefe. No flaws and it's very tasty. I could put down quite a few of these. Very refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2008 00:08:52 | More by stewart124
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scootny

New York

4.15/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A 500 ml Bottle into my Sisson's weiss glass. A thick creamy three finger head that recedes to a thin covering after a few minutes. I've swirled in the yeast as I always do with hefe and
I am rewarded with a cloudy pale gold glass of brew. Micro-fine carbonation is gently feeding the covering on top.

Smell is of wheat malt and light lemon. A light sweet fruit like apple or grape as well. Some faint yeasty esters.

Taste is sweet wheat malt and lemon with sweet and sour apple/grape. A kiss of hop bittering with banana in the nose as you finish. Faintly soapy notes on the back of my tongue, there is a touch of bubble gum in there as well. Delicious !!

Mouthfeel is light and dry. Very refreshing.

Drinkability is through the roof. A great session beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2008 19:33:10 | More by scootny
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nickfl

Florida

2.85/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Nice sized white head with little retention on a hazy yellow body.

S - Aroma of wheat with a slight bubble gum note and a bit of pepper.

T - Sour wheat, some pepper. Not a lot of yeast character; pretty weak overall.

M - Thick body, high carbonation, and a sweet finish.

D - Pretty dead and sour. Not pleasant. I don't know this to have been mistreated, but for the sake of the brewer, I hope it was a bad bottle.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2008 18:41:53 | More by nickfl
Organic Hefe-Weizen from Brauerei Pinkus Mueller
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