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Organic Hefe-Weizen - Brauerei Pinkus Mueller

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BA SCORE
81
good

362 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 362
Reviews: 233
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 16.29%
Wants: 9
Gots: 15 | 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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Photo of akorsak
3.13/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A 500 mL bottle purchased at Wegmans in Mechanicsburg.

A: The pour lacked the vigor associated with a hefeweizen; I managed to fill my weizen glass in just two pours. A large head, over 3 fingers, was fast to recede, leaving no head behind. The weizen is hazy and golden, pale but translucent. Did someone put a kristalweizen in my glass instead?

S: Grainy, the ale smells like a brewhouse fresh with spent malt. The breadiness outshines wheat and yeast by-products, taking control of the ale.

T: At least the ale returns to its weizen base when I take that first sip. Mild wheat, lightly tart, and a strong clove presence define the taste. The wheat sharing space up front, comes back with a bit more force near the finish. The weizen may be best described as clove-y. The weizen is mediocre, so it may not be the best thing to splash 'organic' all over.

M: The mouthfeel is grainy with enough wheat to make me notice. The abundance of clove is a bit of a turn-off.

D: I'll finish off this bottle. It works if you prefer a clove-driven hefeweizen.

akorsak, Jun 06, 2010
Photo of yemenmocha
3.43/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Beautiful beer! Pours a very hazy pale golden color with enormous, jiggly-thick white head. Wow!

Nose is weak to non-existant. Faint whiff of bread.

Palate is light wheat with decent carbonation, but nothing much to enjoy. There's nothing offensive... just nothing good, really. Finish is light. Easy drinking, but watery.

yemenmocha, May 31, 2010
Photo of scott451
3.88/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured into a weizen style glass. The yeast was swirled in, more was stuck to the bottom. Dull hazy lemony amber colour. Two finger head soon diminished to a ring. Lots of lacing.
S - Lemon up front. Yeast and malt.
T - As with the smell - lemon up front with a nice yeast malt balance.
M - Light, refreshing.
D - Very drinkable. Light, well balanced flavour leads to drinking more.

scott451, May 06, 2010
Photo of pweis909
4.75/5  rDev +33.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pale gold. Fine white foam. Hazy but not cloudy, no eddys of yeast whirling in the glass.

Fruity aroma w/ a bit of spice. I can't put my finger on it but not he usual banana-clove affair. Sort of fruity and floral? Nice, if not traditional.

Surpised to find a pleasant sweetness that complements the aromas, lingering on the palate before a crisp tart finish is delivered.

A bit of carbonation tingle in the mouth. Leaves a slight chalky, mouth drying feel that makes one want another sip.

This is a yummy, easy drinker.

pweis909, Apr 28, 2010
Photo of chiefydawg
4.1/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Uber fizzy and carbonic. Hazy yellow/pale gold. White head comes on strong at first but does not endure long

Spicy fruitiness uplifted by the carbonation. Some sourness of rising dough. Rye bread crust, almost nutty. Unripe pear.

Sharp starfruit smoothed out by slightly sweet unripe banana. A bit of spice, but not clovey; almost allspicey, but so faint. Love how the esters and phenols are kept in check more as a balancing nuance with the bread and drinkability. No alcohol, no real hop.

Bready and soft on the palate despite tartness. At the swallow, there is a nice kick of everything: sweeter grain, more sour stonefruit, banana, spice, and everything nice. Tad alcohol on the breath at final swallow

Great session beer and a schooling to many brewers on the art of balance.

chiefydawg, Apr 07, 2010
Photo of therica
4.38/5  rDev +23%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

What an amazing surprise!

A= cloudy light yellow, traditional Heffe small foamy head but a little more dense. Tons of lacing inside the entire glass during every gulp.

S= unique and very interesting, smells like asparagus when first poured! Nice rich scents of hops florals, malts and other notes to explore.

T= asparagus again, in the first few sips. Great tasting and complex flavors, slight pepper. For a Heffe it's modestly creamy thick and malty, slightly sweet. Not much carbonation bite, which I appreciate about this beer.

M= clean, with light hints of the complex and rich flavors.

D= I think anyone who likes good Heffe could session all day and night on this.

therica, Mar 05, 2010
Photo of mralphabet
3.05/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into Pint glass

A: Pours a foggy golden color with lots of fluffy head (2 fingers worth) that leaves a wonderful amount of lacing on the glass. Looks like a great Hefe....

S: Wow lots of lemon.... a hint of wheat. Not much else here.

T: OK the lemon from the smell is right up front in the taste as well.... finishing quickly with wheat bread flavors then ending slightly sweet yet tart at the same time. Strange but not memorable.

M: Light body with moderate carbonation. On the crisp side.

D: OK, low ABV and a Hefe, 2 good things, but this one just is not very memorable.... Little to much on the lemon side for my liking.

mralphabet, Feb 08, 2010
Photo of MrHassellYaHurd
4.22/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

The Pinkus pours a hazy pale yellow with a thick frothy head, decreasing to a thin lacey cap within a minute or so. The nose has the per-style notes of bananas as well as some yeast and a bit of orange zest. The beer tastes refreshingly light, with a perfect carbonation for it's medium body (though a tad thinner than the other weizens I've tried lately), and easy-drinking wheat grain and banana and clove taste. I could very easily drink several in a sitting.

MrHassellYaHurd, Jan 20, 2010
Photo of WeezyBoPeep
4.58/5  rDev +28.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Nice big bottle poured into a standard pint glass.

A: Super cloudy tan with a marshmellow head that disappeared quickly but left nice lacing.

S: Sour dough bread, bananas and slight notes of almonds.

T: Yeasty, somewhat watery body contains lots of fresh dough, lemons and a nutty character in the finish.

Drinkability: Exceptionally easy to drink without being boring at all.

Value: I wish they'd make this one in a six pack form. The individual bottles are a little pricey.

WeezyBoPeep, Jan 06, 2010
Photo of tone77
3.3/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 16.9 oz. bottle. Has a cloudy, light brown color with a small head. Smells of citrus and spices. Taste is surprisingly mild, some citrus, cloves, and banana. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and has decent drinkability. Overall this is a decent brew, but less flavorful than other hefe-weizens.

tone77, Dec 01, 2009
Photo of Wasatch
3.35/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy pale yellow color, nice carbonation, little fizzy white head, with some sticky lacing left behind. The nose is malty, with some yeast notes, grassy, with come slight bananna/corinander. The taste is sweet, malty, nice little yeast note, some bananna/corinander notes. Medium body. Drinkable, not too bad, but would not buy again.

Wasatch, Dec 01, 2009
Photo of albern
3.7/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a light, refreshing, fairly lemony hefeweizen that is easy to drink. It pours a slightly hazy straw pale yellow color with a white head that doesn't retain all that well, no lacing. The nose is very light, slightly citrusy, slightly lemony, maybe a touch of grassiness. Not much coming out of the aroma.

The taste is a tad sharp all the way through, with a spritzy, slight saltene flavor, lots of lemony citrus, lots of refreshing seltzer water lemonade flavors. It doesn't have the prickliness of other wheat beers. This is a refreshing beer, not great, but good enough to appreciate. It is quite light, no real mouthfeel or aftertaste, just enjoy on a hot day.

albern, Aug 07, 2009
Photo of Bookseeb
3.28/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance is a hazy straw in color with a crisp head, light lace. Smell has a light wheat and green apple aroma. Taste is lightest German hefe I've tried, it's clean with the wheat in the background. Mouthfeel has good body and carbonation. Not what I expected from this German hefe, but tis refreshing.

Bookseeb, Jul 31, 2009
Photo of TheQuietMan22
3.65/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance: Poured a cloudy wheat. It developed two fingers of thick white head with surprisingly little retention. It was only a minute or two before it dissipated to a skim of foam.

Smell: I got a whiff of banana right after I popped the cap, but once in the bottle it gave off a nice, sweet apple cider aroma. The banana disappeared, but was replaced with fruity bubblegum and a minor tickling of lemon. Another reviewer mentioned champagne, and I could smell it, too.

Taste: Very bread-like at first, which greatly subdues the flavors I was expecting from the aroma. However, hints of apple, banana, and bubblegum emerge as it warms. It also provides a nose full of yeasty, wheaty goodness.

Drinkability: I wish it would be a little more potent, but I think it's true to style and good drinking. Wheat beer, but without the nasty agri-chemicals. It's a winner in my book.

TheQuietMan22, Jul 29, 2009
Photo of OldYoda
3.65/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up through a monthly beer exchange. Poured into my Troeg's Dreamweaver Wheat glass leaves a very modest head and no apparent lacing. This beer is a very hazy brown gold.

Smell is very subdued - I just don't get a lot from it.

Taste is also subdued, a little lemon and wheat, maybe some bubblegum and a hint of banana.

Mouthfeel is decent and finishes well.

Drinkability is fine. Several of these would be fine but I just don't think I would want several.

Not bad but probably not an offering I will seek out.

OldYoda, Jul 08, 2009
Photo of Rayek
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into an Ayinger Weizen glass.

A: Very cloudy gold. The mild carbonation is joined by a swirling cloud of yeast. A small and dense white head forms than never fully dissipates. Leaves occasional spots of lace.

S: There's a lot of lemon in the nose, plus pears, cloves and just a hint of banana.

T: Light, crisp and refreshing sums this one up. Starts out with a dry biscuit flavor. A light lemon and clove bitterness follows. Pear and apple ride underneath. Finishes tart, dry and lemony.

M: The body is both chewy and grainy. The carbonation is right where it should be.

D: This is a nice unassuming hefe. The light flavors and low ABV make it go down quick. Perfect for a hot summer day after a stint with the mower.

Rayek, Jul 05, 2009
Photo of augustgarage
3.48/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 500mL bottle into my Ayinger weizen glass. No freshness date.

Liquid pours an extremely hazy pale old gold with a voluminous seashell head with superior lacing.

The nose yields mild yeast (maybe), faint esters, and a touch of diacetyl melding with the wheat (like buttered bread). Lacking banana, clove, or other characteristic notes...

On the palate, there is malt (pilsner?), citrus, wheat thins, a little sourness, with a brisk tart finish. Good balance of flavors, though they never quite coalesce properly. Some elements bring to mind a banal domestic hefeweizen, or even a German lager - again this lacks most of the flavors you would expect in the style.

Medium-light bodied softly blooming with effervesence.

Very easy drinking, and it goes down rapidly; on the other hand, this is partly because there is not much to savor.

Worth drinking, though not worth seeking out.

augustgarage, Jun 26, 2009
Photo of GarrisWH
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a hazy golden-yellow color with a bubbly, white head that recedes very quickly, leaving no lacing. Tons of carbonation rising.

S - Light sweet and citrus aromas with a bready yeastiness as well.

T - Slight citrus sweetness mixed with the wheat and yeast flavors. The bready scent from the aroma carries over to the taste. Light fruitiness in the background. Very light hop flavors detectable in the aftertaste.

M - Light bodied with crisp carbonation. Smoother than I expected from massive amount of bubbles rising within.

D - A pretty nice, refreshing beer. Fairly mellow flavors overall, but definitely goes down easy and would hit the spot on a hot summer day.

GarrisWH, Jun 19, 2009
Photo of Anthony1
3.73/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Serving Type- bottle poured into a 0.5L weissen glass

appearance- a clear pour looking like a light, straw yellow. Nice head at first with quickly disappeared leaving no lace at all.

smell- very mild, similar to champagne and lemons. not much to the aroma

taste/mouthfeel- strongest flavor is definitely lemon. Light body with slightly to little carbonation.

drinkability- very smooth and enjoyable, though lacking in appearance and aroma. still enjoyed drinking it

Anthony1, Jun 02, 2009
Photo of Naugled
3.83/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

served in wheat glass

a: not good, seemed to be carbonated but there was no head. hazy light straw color

s: banana nose first, spice second

t: same for taste banana first spice next, some tanginess and late fruitiness

m: thin body and crisp feel

d: very drinkable, a nice light hefe.

Naugled, Jun 01, 2009
Photo of vrazionale
2.8/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500mL bottle at refrigerator temperature poured into a snifter.

A - Slightly hazy golden body with a less-than-robust head. The bubbles bunch along the sides of the glass as it dissipates.

S - Banana, sage, clove, a touch of pepper, sweet bread. The fruit notes stand out most prominently. Nothing particularly surprising or exciting here.

T - I find this brew to be kind of bland and watered-down. It's not unpleasant, but it's kind of boring. I taste a bit of malt and a slight touch of banana, but really not much else.

M - Along with the taste, this beer just feels watered-down. It's not as crisp and refreshing as other German hefeweizens I've tried. Again, it's not unpleasant to drink, just not exciting in any way.

D - I can see sitting around with friends on a warm summer night drinking this with some pub food. For me, it's the kind of beer that you can drink and enjoy without thinking about it. Just don't expect any esoteric enjoyment out of a glass of this brew. I won't seek this beer out again, after this tasting.

vrazionale, May 31, 2009
Photo of KTCamm
4.05/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the interestingly decorated bottle into a pint glass. A very cloudy yellowish color that generated a high white foam. Lacing left down the side.

Smell was wheaty, with hints of the banana/clove combo typically found in a hefe. Though not as pronounced as others I've sampled.

Taste was citrusy - a lemon tart came through for me and stuck throughout, blending nicely with the wheat. Pleasant in the mouthfeel.

Overall a very drinkable hefe. Great summertime brew.

KTCamm, May 24, 2009
Photo of biboergosum
3.9/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle, shared with my sweet'ums, at our mutual friend's early-starting birthday shindig at the Metro in downtown Edmonton.

This beer pours a cloudy, medium yellow apple juice colour, with two fat fingers of billowy, tightly foamy bone-white head, which recedes at a measured pace, leaving a bit of streaky, arched lace around the glass.

It smells of grainy, rather bready wheat malt, very subtle clove spice and banana fruitiness, and grassy, somewhat fresh hay hops. The taste is more dry bready, slightly sour wheaty graininess, yeasty, well-aged fruit - banana and apple, mostly - and earthy, leafy hops.

The carbonation is quite low, and generally unobtrusive, the body medium-light in weight, but hardly thin, and surprisingly somewhat smooth, given those yeast and fruit esters flitting about. It finishes a bit on the sweet side, as the wheaty malt approaches critical mass, abetted by the inherent fruitiness.

A rather refreshing tipple, if not all that complex in flavour, which is no big thing. While maybe not the finest, most prime example of a hefeweizen, this is still a hell of a good introduction to the style.

biboergosum, Apr 29, 2009
Photo of BigJim5021
3.38/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours quite pale with a big white head. Almost looks like extremely hazy lemonade.

The aroma is apple-y. There's a whiff of sweet wheat malt as well. It smells light.

It tastes light too. This is easily the lightest tasting German weizen I've ever had. The flavor is even light on the wheat malt. I taste some palt malt, a little bit of apple and only the slightest touch of spiciness associated with the style. Not bad, but just too damn light.

Mouthfeel is too thin for my tastes too. It's not so thin that you feel gypped or anything, it's just not where I want it for the style. Finish isn't as dry as I prefer in a weizen either.

Drinkability is pretty decent. This would be really refreshing on a hot day. It's just not at all a standout weizen. I'll take it over most american "hefeweizens", but it's just nothing beyond decent.

BigJim5021, Apr 29, 2009
Photo of KarlHungus
3.48/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a cloudy yellow-orange color. The head is half an inch in height, and recedes quickly into a quarter inch of lacing. Quite disappointing for a Hefe. The aroma is of banana with a hint of clove. The aromatics are nice, but lighter than most hefes. The taste is bready, with hints of banana and clove, and a tangy finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a creamy texture and lively carbonation. Overall, this beer reminds me of multiple Hefes I drank while living in Germany. It is on the borderline between mediocre and good, and is equally drinkable and forgettable. I wouldn't be upset if I were forced to drink this again, but there are better Hefes out there both German and American.

KarlHungus, Apr 15, 2009
Organic Hefe-Weizen from Brauerei Pinkus Mueller
81 out of 100 based on 362 ratings.