Freigeist Pimock | Braustelle

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Braustelle
Germany
braustelle.com

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Knapp85 on 08-17-2012

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Ratings:
69
Reviews:
18
Avg:
3.48
pDev:
13.79%
 
 
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Ratings: 69 |  Reviews: 18
Photo of TheSSG
4.5/5  rDev +29.3%

Pours a huge, dense, frothy head. Sweet malt aroma with a slightly tart, fruity character. Slightly pale, burnt umber color, hazy from yeast. Starts with a nice, rich maltiness with lots of yeastiness. The middle is more and more malt with a touch of hops.There is a toasted malt quality that almost lends a caramel flavor. There is a nice, lingering hop bitterness.

I really, really like this one. It's not as fruity as a Bavarian hefe. The balance of the malt and hops is pretty much sublime.

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Photo of flplucio
4.47/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Good taste and drinkability as well

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Photo of adjunctlager
4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.08/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

this is outstanding hefe type beer, different in that its slightly hoppy for the style, and that the yeast must have been fermented a little cooler, or its a more mild strain than normal, becuase that banana fruit thing is really mellowed out here, still there, but way subtle in comparison. orange hued beer, not as blonde as the industry standard, and far more clear too. a nose of grassy german hops and the yeast, with a really fresh wheat base. i always have in my head these beers are older when they show up here and make it home with me eventually, but this tastes really fresh, none of that dusty stale german thing. a slight spice even from the hops in the flavor, almost like some rye in there, dried and interesting, awesome. i like the hops in this, i like the body from the wheat, i like the dry but still somehow long flavorful finish. there arent many beers like this out there, and while i have loved everything i have had from these guys, this may be my favorite so far. a new take on traditional, i will be buying this again.

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Photo of DrBier
4/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of xungmound98
4/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ronricorossi
4/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jtdolla911
4/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of Sarmento
4/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of ngeunit1
4/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Hazy orange-amber with a finger of frothy off-white head. Fades normal.

S - Sweet wheat and grainy malts, citrus, pine, and floral hops, lager yeast, bit of lemon zest and green fruity esters.

T - Sweet wheat and grainy malts, noble, citrus, pine, and floral hops, some smooth bitterness, some tart fruity esters, lemon zest, with a touch of spices.

M - Medium bodied, moderate carbonation. Smooth with a sweet, bitter, estery finish.

D - Nice hoppy take on a hefeweizen.

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Photo of KStark
4/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of tykechandler
4/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MGibbons
3.97/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.92/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of crbnfbr
3.86/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of seand
3.84/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy amber with a fair amount of off-white head. The foam reduces to a solid blanket fairly quickly, but the blanket retains well and leaves lots of lacing.

S: A bit of wheat, but with lots of sweet malt and yeast.

T: Mildly sweet and somewhat grainy with a bit of wheat and yeast.

M: Medium creamy body, medium carbonation.

Overall, interesting, and pretty good. It's somewhere between a Belgian pale, a hefeweizen, and a cream ale. A decent hot day session beer.

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Photo of Knapp85
3.82/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured out as a amberish looking orange color with a thin head on top. The beer is cloudy like this style should be. The smell of the beer is fruity, very mellow though, nothing over the top. The taste of the beer I found to be very refreshing, It would probably taste even better on a hotter day. The mouthfeel of this beer was smooth, nicely carbonated and very drinkable. It went down very quick for me. Overall this beer is good, I enjoyed it, I would consider drinking it again some day.

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Photo of superspak
3.78/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

500 ml bottle into weizen glass, no bottle dating. Pours hazy deep orange/copper color with a 1-2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon, orange zest, pear, apple, light banana/clove/pepper, wheat, toasted biscuit, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/floral hops, fruity yeast, and bready malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of lemon, orange zest, pear, apple, light banana/clove/pepper, wheat, toasted biscuit, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Light herbal/spicy bitterness and wheat tangon the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, orange zest, pear, apple, light banana/clove/pepper, wheat, toasted biscuit, herbal, floral, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice robustness, complexity, and balance of citrus/floral hops, fruity yeast, and bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full body; with a very smooth, creamy/bready, and slightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good and unique hefeweizen style. All around good robustness, complexity, and balance of citrus/floral hops, fruity yeast, and bready malt flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. Even with the use of Kolsch yeast, you still a nice amount of flavor complexity and balance; with subtle banana/clove notes due to the wheat malts. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of vermilcj
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of olfolxholme
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of davemathews68
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of nickfl
3.7/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of smakawhat
3.65/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a wheat ale glass. Bottle date uncertain.

Classic amber body, red to brown, fairly opaque and some fine carbonation up on the rise, mostly of pin head sized bubbles but not excessive. Head comes up a little frothy settling with about three fingers of very light tan appearance, and clumping quite a bit with some good staying power. A dark weizen going on indeed.

Real nice soft and sweet aroma. Mild sensing brown sugar and a bit of mushy fruit. Large on the caramel action and coming out with even a touch of vanilla as well. Some tea like aromas round out as well interestingly with a sweet softness as well, very nice.

Palate comes a bit more subdued. Lighter malt body if a little wet. Some chalk like aftertaste but some of the classic chewy grain manages to come though. A very noticeable herbal to tea like bitterness on the finish but not overly large or excessive. Mixes well with some neutral grainy character, and bringing some more of that tea grass and herbality on on the palate.

Overall an interesting take, not a big ester brew either, kind of fun but not unfortuantely that remarkable but at least memorable.

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Photo of Jcarriglio
3.63/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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Freigeist Pimock from Braustelle
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