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Organic Hefe-Weizen - Brauerei Pinkus Mueller

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BA SCORE
80
good

234 Reviews
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Reviews: 234
Hads: 380
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 15.1%
Wants: 11
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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Reviews: 234 | Hads: 380
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)

Photo of crookedhalo
3.72/5  rDev +6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours hazy golden yellow with a thick white head. Smells organic; yeasty malt, faint clove and other phenols. Kind of grassy and herbal, in both aroma and taste, as opposed to other German hefes. Nicely balanced. Mouthfeel is light and spritzy. Rather thin for a hefeweizen, but nonetheless good, overall. A good summer sessioner. (330 characters)

Photo of AtLagerHeads
3.65/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The hazy dark yellow/ light apricot-colored body was all-too-briefly topped by about 4 fingers of just off-white foam before it vanished leaving very spotty lace effect.The aroma is mostly of the yeasty, bready sense with no sense of hops. The flavor is also a bit yeasty and bready, but is lightly flavored overall. The feel is very effervescent and crisp with a nice light body leaving lots of room for more. Easy drinkability. (429 characters)

Photo of putnam
4.52/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Veeerrrry different.
Bright creamy yellow color.
Right away the aromatics are seductive as they offer a very untainted hot-cereal richness, then push back with lemon-head and lemoncello brightness. Buttery, milky, oaty flavors are decorated with bitter citrus peel and grapeseed oil. Quite a stunning composition, and utterly convincing as something that is NOT the result of shortcuts. Slap good ingredients together and this is what you get. The movement from deep, satiny maltiness to doughy white breadiness to ripe twigginess is absolutely seamless.
And I think this bottle was stressed. (595 characters)

Photo of chaduvel
3.68/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had to try an organic Hefe-Weizen. Pours a nice typical golden color and I can see the yeast swirling around in the glass. Head not as big as other wheat beers that I've had. Smells of yeast and citrus, hard to put my finger on what types of citrus. Taste is very unique for a Hefe-Weizen. Sour malty [?] flavors dominate the palate. Some hints of spice but again there's that more malty sour flavor dominating. This Hefe-Wiezen is brewed in Munster and is apparently a northern take on the Bavarian wheat beer. Has the drinkability of its Bavarian cousins and is definitely worth a try. Cheers to Pinkus for brewing organic. (625 characters)

Photo of feloniousmonk
3.47/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Cloudy, dull yellow color, with a several-inch thick head, big and beauteous.
Aroma is fruity and fresh. spicy, lemony.
Smooth and quaffable to the extreme, with a texture far too delicate for my tastes.
Warm and bright, sweet and yeasty.
Flavor and body is just-so, and the lack of complexity is overcome by the supreme drinkability. (338 characters)

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

I thought that this would be alot better than it was,poured a standard hazy yellow color with big fluffy head,an aroma of bananas and some slight spicy notes.Pretty yeasty tasting not real tart,seems to come up short on alot of traits of the style.An average underachieving beer in my opinion. (293 characters)

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

It's kind of cloudy burnt orange and yellow mixed. The head disappears quickly. The aroma is rather tart and very lemony. As goes the flavor, there's an odd tartness in there. I don't really like it. It's not annoying enough to knock drinkability, because this is still a crisp and refreshing brew to say the least. It's just too full of lemon zest and carbonation whilst lacking banana, clove, yeast flavors I crave in a hefeweizen. (433 characters)

Photo of TheDM
3.1/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This brew initially yields a good head with medium to fine bubbles. The head lasts a fair length of time the starts to fade. It is a cloudy yellow-orange color with a fair amount of carbonation rising up the sides of the glass. During my taste test I could feel the carbonation rolling off my tongue. The taste was not offensive and rather on the mild side after some of the beers I have had lately. I liked the taste but yet was not real impressed by it. All in all, I'd drink it again, but there are better brews to drink than this. (534 characters)

Photo of nomad
3.55/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A hazy pale yellow with a thin and perfectly flat foamy head, this beer had little bit of carbonation and fast sliding lace. Smelled of lemon, raw vanilla, pale German malt, and a tiny coating of hops. Also had a white wine kind of alcohol smell.

Taste was thinly of malt, some clove, and a nice light hop bitter end. Seemed like pilsener-styled weizen. Left an organic saison-like aftertaste - sharp and raw. A very dry finish. Felt decent on the way down thanks to the softness from the wheat.

A different take on the style. Very raw and missing the sweet, sour, and fruity esters. Goes well with fruit, though. (621 characters)

Photo of GreatPondBrewer
4.32/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I feel like this was the kind of taste that Sam Adams was going for with their Summer Ale. This one is, however much better in my opinion. In fact this is my favorite Hefe yet. Pinkus(what a cool name) poured the most hazy, summer shade of yellow with a feather light white head. The smell was a mix between apricot and peach with a yeasty bread like malt undertow. The taste was so pure and crisp, but with a creamy finish. The malts dissolved on my tongue with a little bit of lemon flavored bitterness to offset the pure malts. And this beer is organic! How great is that? Definitely my new summer beer of choice along with the Gearys. (638 characters)

Photo of ADR
3.98/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy light apricot color with swirling waves of yeasties. Soft 1/2 inch head to start, clings to the glass in fat incomplete rings. Fresh fruity ester aromas, not overstated, but slightly yeasty. Now here is where my bias comes in...I'm NOT a fan of lots of lemon and banana and tend to avoid Hefes that showcase these estery properties. Here, the wheat graininess combines with a malty flavor closer to pear, touched by just the slightest sense of citrus. Medium body and a slight bit of apple in the restrained but consistent finish. For me, lots of the benefits of a Hefe (satisfying mouthfeel, drinkability, and yeastiness), without a heaping helping of bananas. I could care less for "organic", but these Pinkus brews strike me well. (740 characters)

Photo of WVbeergeek
4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I have had the Munster Alt and remember good things, and I have heard good about their pils so I decided to try their hefe during this beautiful weather. Appears a white cloudy highly carbonated head with a sunshine golden hue. Relatively no lace forming as the head dwindles. Aroma contains a great yeast profile with a sharp sweetness in the scent along with the characteristic wheat malt aroma. The flavor has none of the usual banana or clove, but overall still remains one refreshing pretty tasty brew. Very crisp and refreshing helped get me started during my nice tasting session this evening. A lighter bodied beer that tickles the back of the throat with each sip, this is one very drinkable session beer just lacking in just about anything that sets it apart as a special beer.

Again the beer hasn't changed much in 2011, pours pale hazy golden/orange with a bright white head forming thick fine uneven bands of lacing. Aroma has a nice vanilla/bubblegum nose with soft citrus wheat notes underneath. Flavor is smooth drinkable tasty wheat beer not a typical Ayinger/Paulaner/Franziskaner. Less bubblegum but sill super appealing. Citrus/chalky/dryness explains the citrus yeast combo here...no overt fruitiness. Mouthfeel is effervescent carbonation god I love this brewery. Drinkability maybe unsurpassed, this was a beer I used to drink on special during my early days of drinking at the Sharp Edge. I really respect it in hindsight. (1,447 characters)

Photo of BitteBier
2.98/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Light straw color with considerable haziness and light carbonation. No sign of yeast sediment. Topped with fine, foamy head that lasts a little while but eventually fades to nothingness. Smell is rather weak and not overly enticing--some basic, sweet grain notes and maybe a twang of alcohol. Taste is similarly uninspired--sweet until a bit of hoppy dryness and alcohol warmth at the end. A bit of spicy bite is present too. Mouthfeel is smooth but watery. I expect a lot more from a hefeweizen, including the crisp flavor and texture this one lacks. (551 characters)

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

This is one of the most impressive Weizens I've had in recent years. The wheat taste is very clean and not all that much of a yeasty flavor like many others. Pours beautifully, cloudy honey color with an impressive head. There is a very defined banana aroma to this beer and most notably as it warms to room temp. This will be for certain one of my new favorites of Weizens, along with Schneider Weisse. Both outstanding in their style. (436 characters)

Photo of Loki
2.68/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This beer pours a cloudy pale yellow. With a thin head that fades very quickly. The beer gives off aromas of orange peel, butterscotch, honey, and wheat which lead you to believe this will be a good hefe. Well the gig is up. The taste is thin and watery. If they made a Hefe-light this would be it. There are citrus and wheat flavors, but the middle and finish is so watery you forget all about them. I haven't tried any other organics so I don't know if it is because it is organic or just not a great beer. (508 characters)

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