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Organic Hefe-Weizen - Brauerei Pinkus Mueller

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335 Ratings

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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

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 elniko


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
Photo of 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
Photo of roadhouse


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
Photo of 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
Photo of BryanCarey


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
Photo of 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
Photo of gfreed


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
Photo of Gueuzedude


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
Photo of goindownsouth


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
Photo of Patrick999


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
Photo of clayrock81


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
Photo of Strix


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
Photo of stewart124


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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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
Photo of nickfl


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
Photo of avalon07

South Carolina

2.8/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: This beer had a pale yellow color and a cloudy consistency. Poured a buge amount of head and had some OK lacing.

S: There was a weak smell, kind of wheaty, kind of grassy. Never really committed.

T: To me, the taste was a little on the thin side. While you get a bit of wheat, there's an unwelcome grassy quality about it. This makes the beer kind of funky, something I don't crave in a hefe-weizen. Aside from this, it was just very watery and uninteresting.

M: There was a fair amount of carbonation and kind of an oily finish. Medium-bodied.

D: This isn't a particularly drinkable beer in my opinion. The taste is decidedly thin and just plain blah. This is odd coming from a German brewer of hefe-weizens.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2008 14:31:55 | More by avalon07
Photo of ccrida


4.43/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500 ml bottle poured into a wiezen glass, the Organic Hefe-Weizen is cloudy straw yellow with a tight,creamy white head that leaves moderate lace. Nice glow to the color, perfect for this warm, spring afternoon.

Smell is very floral, lots of wheat, a bit sour, minerals and yeast. As it warms, the wheat looses out to the sugars and flowers, saison like.

Taste is nice and yeasty, spicy clove, wheaty and malty. This is a very nice hefe, but quite a bit different then I was expecting, with none of the classic banana esters, and even the clove not as dominant as the actual wheat. This is yeasty, not estery, which leaves a bit of a coating in the mouth. The floral sweetness leaves a bit of a witbier/saison aftertaste, which I frankly very much enjoy. In fact, I'll probably have one of those with dinner!

Mouthfeel is crisp, carbonated and yeasty - fairly full.

Drinkability is pretty good for me, I really enjoy the taste, probably because it's more belgian then barvarian. I'd think that some hefe fans would be disappointed though.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2008 01:18:28 | More by ccrida
Photo of dsa7783

New Jersey

3.83/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

1 Pint, .9 fl oz bottle copped singly from Gary's in Madison for $2.75...
Heard a lot of different things about this beer, so I was interested in giving this a go... Actually have seen this sample in books by the beer hunter Michael Jackson...
A steady pour resulted in a straw-colored, hazy, cloudy, bright-yellow hue with no head at all, which was dissapointing for a Hefe and hardly any lacing either...
Decent aroma of raw wheat and citrus noticeable along with essences of ripe fruit and pears...
Taste strongly complemented the flavor, with nuances of lemon, citrus, coriander, wheat, honey, and sugars... What I really liked about the flavor was that it was very rich and creamy...
Thick, creamy mouthfeel that seemed pretty well-balanced and in-check...
Easy drinkability with a modest ABV... Certainly not the best representation of the style, but a decent sample nonetheless... "USDA Certified Organic"...

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2008 00:26:45 | More by dsa7783
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4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The Pinkus Hef poured a clear straw yellow with a quick dissipating foam head and champagne like bubble that keep coming up from the bottom of the glass. Cool. It got considerably cloudier as I poured the last third of the bottle from the sediment.

The aroma was spicy, cloves.

It was semi tart and finished dry. In the finish I could taste bananas. It was probably the best organic Hefeweizen I have had.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2008 04:44:28 | More by cswhitehorse
Photo of zeff80


3.63/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a very cloudy, golden/yellow color with a large, foamy, white head. It left little to no lace.

S - It smelled of some clove. Also, a sweet citrus and wheat aroma. It had a few floral notes, too.

T - It was quite sweet. Also, a nice wheat and fruity taste.

M - It was sharp and crisp. A light-bodied beer.

D - This is a pretty good hefe. Nothing fabulous, but still very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2008 02:24:39 | More by zeff80
Photo of czfreeman


3.83/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours out a hazy lemony-color with a very active foamy head. I took my time pouring it the same way as the Weiss biers were presented to me in Germany- no glass tilting, straight pour-then wait. Head remains quite foamy, looks very inviting and refreshing. Tart, sour cloves, lemon ,banana,wheat yeasts on the nose. Taste is actually just little dissapointing. It is acutally kind of watery, some lemons, hint of banana coming through. The underwheming flavor is kind of a booster in drinkabitlity, I drink these all summer long, and its like sparkling lemonade. I would reccommend this brew as an intro to Hefes, to our Heine-drinking compadres.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2008 18:59:47 | More by czfreeman
Photo of theopholis


3.18/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance- Almost opaque, apricot/yellow with a semi-decent amount of white head. The head dissipates fairly quickly, and leaves no lacing behind.

Smell- For a wheat, this has lots of malt sweetness. Very little sourness. Not as yeasty as other Weizens.

Taste- For a wheat, lots of malt sweetness. Some wheatiness, but not as much as you'd expect from a Hefe. A hint of banana. No cloves at all.

Mouthfeel- Medium body. Just a hint of astringency. Good CO2 level. Very refreshing, very drinkable.

Drinkability- Nice and refreshing after work. A good quaffing beer. Not as good as other Hefes, but in the top 10%.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2008 03:13:42 | More by theopholis
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New Jersey

3.03/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Certified organic.

A: Hazy lemon/orange color with a thin white head.

S: Faint bananas on nose.

T: Some sourness/tartness and bananas for flavor which is somewhat limited and non complex. Soft bread notes with smooth wheat backbone.Slight yeast presence but really not much for style. Drinks more like a American wheat or pils then a true german hefe. Safe and not a lot of complexity flavor or yeast wise.

M: Some creaminess for mouthful and bananas.

D: ok but rather unexciting. was expecting more being a german brewer and being organic which added nothing to the flavor.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2008 00:23:27 | More by beerthulhu
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3.63/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I continue to work my way through the German Weisens. This comes in a 500 mL bottle with the organic declaration. This pours with a beautiful white whipped rough looking head. Very, very cloudy and light yellow with tinge of orange. Nose is a tad vanilla and bread.

Taste is kind of unflavored seltzer bite. Didn't notice much malt or citrus. Some yeastiness. This is kind of watery tasting overall. Not as much zing and fruit and yeast as I am used to. This is not hard to drink just not real interesting.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2008 02:58:18 | More by daledeee
Photo of Stimack

New York

3.23/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Saw this at Oliver’s the other day and was intrigued that it was Organic and the fact that I have taken a liking to Hefe’s. The brew poured to a pale yellow/golden color, quite cloudy, as I could not see through it with a nice sized white head that’s retention was good but left limited lacing. The aromas seemed to be quite muted – as it did not come across as a hefe-weizen, did not have the banana or clove scent. Seemed to have a strong grain scent that actually seemed to be a slight detractor. The aromas clearly where not there for me, such a disappointment. The flavor again was missing the mark if this is a Hefe-weizen. Though not a bad tasting brew it had limited banana flavors. Does have some citrus like flavors that go well. To me this is an easy drinking brew but to me it is missing some normal flavors that should be there or are just overly muted. Again the beer went quick, just seemed to miss the mark for the style.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2008 21:22:15 | More by Stimack
Organic Hefe-Weizen from Brauerei Pinkus Mueller
81 out of 100 based on 335 ratings.