Freigeist Pimock | Braustelle

Freigeist PimockFreigeist Pimock
Liked This Beer
3.46 w/ 69 ratings
Freigeist PimockFreigeist Pimock

Brewed by:

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Knapp85 on 08-17-2012

User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 69 |  Reviews: 18
Photo of JustinMatthew
2.25/5  rDev -35%

Photo of Taperwookie
2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

Photo of brez8791
2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

Photo of cbutova
2.64/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

A- 500ml bottle poured into a tall, slim glass with a clear light orange body, right between golden and amber. A nice creamy white head forms made up of a ton of really fine bubbles and about two fingers high. Head retention is good and there are a few nice patches of lace down the glass.

S- I really don't get that much, this one is even pretty faint compared to most Hefeweizens. Those important esters and phenols are mostly missing and I just pick up some light caramel, wheat and grains. Tiny citrus and vanilla.

T- The most striking thing about this beer to me is the lack of the banana, clove, ester and phenol dominance. It can be low but is almost non-existent for me and those are certainly the defining characteristics of this style. To me this tastes like a Pale mixed with a Hefe with light caramel, cracked grain, apple, citrus and wheat notes. Feels diluted and just lacking strong flavors.

MF- Light bodied overall consistency with foamy, high carbonation. Tiniest bitterness in the finish but more sweetness.

Really not a huge fan of much here. Nothing offensive but there is more apple/general light fruit here for me than any of the great esters and phenols that characterize this style.

 1,211 characters

Photo of pknyc
2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

Photo of logicerror
2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

Photo of Philousa
2.76/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Looks fairly clear and golden with an amber hue towards the middle. Very creamy head sits a half a finger and sticks to the glass as you drink. Aroma is clean, like a German Marzen. It's malty, syrupy, and nutty. There is some spiciness with a big whiff, but you really have to look for it. This doesn't smell so much wheaty as sweet, like so many German lagers do to me. I also get some earthy, somewhat dirty hops. Not as bright as most lagers or ales of the region. The taste is strange. It's like a battle between Hefeweizen and German lager. I get some nuttiness and tartness then followed by a sweet syrupy flavor that can only be described as malt. There is a clean finish that is more lager than ale. By clean I mean that the flavors tend to dissipate and just leave you with a dry finish. Body is medium, which is lighter than I was expecting from this wheat beer.

This one is just confusing. I mainly dislike German lagers unless they're a Pils or a well balanced Maibock. The clean taste really threw me off, but it really made it drinkable, which is why the Germans love these beers. I'm mixed about it, but it's still not something I'd reach for without being prodded.

 1,183 characters

Photo of avalon07
2.91/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Poured from a bottle to a weizen glass. Had an orange-brown color and a cloudy consistency. There was a big, creamy, long-lasting head. Good lacing.

S: A slightly odd, acidic aroma of wheat and malt. Didn't have that typically sweet smell you get with a hefeweizen.

T: Tasted of malt, wheat and a little bit of the bubblegum quality you get in this style. A big problem here is that it's very thin and watery. The bubblegum is barely noticeable. It's simply not a well made flavor.

M: A fair amount of carbonation with a thin, watery finish. Light-bodied.

O: This beer is kind of a misfire. It has some decent qualities, but ultimately misses the mark.

 659 characters

Photo of popery
2.99/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This beer pours a deep, brownish orange with a big creamy white head. It's very cloudy. Plenty of yeast in this hefe. Unfortunately, the appearance is the strongest area for this beer.

I don't know if it's a question of freshness, shipping conditions or something similar, but the beer doesn't have the fresh grain flavors so necessary to the style. It smells a bit stale, and perhaps worse, there's just not much of interest. There's little in the way of hefeweizen aromas, maybe a tiny touch of spice. I'm getting a bit of citric hops. The strongest contribution is from the lightly caramel-ish malt. Otherwise, there's not much going on.

The flavor seems to have a little more wheat character, and it's rather refreshing, really. However, it's still a bit bland. It's pretty much just light caramel with light citrus. The mouthfeel helps out some. It's nice and creamy. Relatively low carbonation but a full mouthfeel for the abv.

Not bad but fairly disappointing compared to the kolsch. The beer is fine, but I don't really see the point. It's like they took a hefeweizen and removed the best parts. Plus, there are so many excellent light and refreshing beers in Germany that I'm not really sure where this fits in.

 1,224 characters

Photo of GRG1313
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of sbrock22
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of brotherloco
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of wieshefe17
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of Kaveman
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of Mphis
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of dangermusic
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of jkermitj
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of Michael914
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of logicalparadox
3.19/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of Dan114
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of Thomas_Picton
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of kaelingirl
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of Walbert_Neto
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of lsummers
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of puboflyons
3.34/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

From the 500 ml. bottle. Sampled on June 6, 2015.

Basic yellow-orange pour with a short-lived off-white head.

The aroma is toasty and malty with grassy hops. Typical German brew.

Light and refreshing body meets the style

The taste has a nice German malt toasty character with a vibrant grassy hop finish. About as balanced as it can get for the style. Nothing great. Nothing bad. Just on target.

 402 characters

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Freigeist Pimock from Braustelle
Beer rating: 31.9% out of 100 with 69 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.