Organic Hefe-Weizen | Brauerei Pinkus Mueller

Organic Hefe-WeizenOrganic Hefe-Weizen
419 Ratings
Organic Hefe-WeizenOrganic Hefe-Weizen

Brewed by:
Brauerei Pinkus Mueller

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by paleoplant on 04-04-2002

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Photo of dcloeren
3.58/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured a cloudy straw yellow with 2.5 fingers of foamy white head

Strong citrus notes (lemon zest and orange peal) with yeast, and fresh baked wheat bread

The taste is lacking a little bit on this one. I was hoping for a much richer taste based on the look of this beer but still getting good citrus notes.

The mouthfeel of this beer makes up for what its lacking it taste. Creamy with ample amounts of carbonation. Very refreshing

Overall this was a nice treat. I think that this beer would be better classified as a wit personally but it was still a good tasting beer nonetheless. i would much rather have a Franziskaner any day...

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Photo of OtherShoe2
3.58/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours hazy yellow with a foamy head No real retention, no lace.

Sweet grain an wheat and yeast notes. No fruit, clove, banana?

This drinks like an American wheat. Yeast and sweet wheat up front, some husk bitterness and a lemon-like tartness at the end. Finishes fairly clean.

Lighter bodied. Good carbonation.

I was a bit disappointed. An ok brew, but not what I want in a German hefe.

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Photo of marcmcd32
3.57/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tballz420
3.57/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

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Photo of Cwrw
3.57/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Brought into Alberta through Delancey Direct. This is another beer that took its time in being imported. The first organic hefe I have tried: this one comes in a 500ml bottle with a strange yellow label showing two pictures of some unidentified men. A little sticker near the neck says "Organic." Pinkus Hefe poured into my weizen glass with a subdued(for a hefe) bright white head. The head is creamy and tight, however. Solid sheets of lacing, not much patchiness. The beer's colour is...well...different. Think murky lemonade or even dirty water--a very dull yellow in any event. Extremely cloudy. The first notes to hit my nose are some dusty continental hops along with light citrus and croutons. Quite a bit of lemon in the aroma. Refreshing and definitely zesty...the citrus is quite strong. Solid light malt smells and milkiness akin to a cream ale. Ginger and cloves. The more I smell it the more I like it actually: not to say it is extremely complex, but solid and appetising for a hefeweizen. The malting is especially good. Whether that is due to the organic growing, I have no idea. The malts just smell very fresh, very doughy and and creamy in a way. Light graininess starts the taste, and the beer thins out a little in the middle of the tongue, showing a little wateriness. By the finish, it is all wheat malt and distant lemon. Again, clean and fresh tasting malts, little detectable dryness, and some estery yeast flavours. A little sourish water in the taste too. Not overly complex, and easily surpassed by some of the better known German hefeweizens. The beer is exceptionally light in body, with relatively low carbonation. Could do with a little more fulness. Goes down like water, though, and serve me this all summer outside and I would be a happy man indeed. A solid hefe, and a wonderful organic product for all your health-conscious friends.

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Photo of elniko
3.56/5  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.

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Photo of gfreed
3.56/5  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.

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Photo of metter98
3.55/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is hazy light yellow in color and has a moderate to high amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high bright white head that quickly died down and left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface..
S: There are light aromas of wheat in the nose along with some hints of banana and lemon.
T: The taste is similar to the smell with lots of wheat flavors along with subtle hints of banana and citrus.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate with a slight amount of chewiness and a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: Although it’s not quite as flavorful as some other hefeweizens, this beer is very easy to drink. It feels a little chewier compared to other unfiltered wheat beers.

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Photo of nomad
3.55/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

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Photo of guinnessfan
3.54/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500 mL bottle poured into pint glass.

A: Cloudy, pale golden with two finger ivory-white head.

S: Yeast and mild kiwi-type fruit. Not much going on here.

T: Nice flavor, just not enough. Wheat-type flavor. The only real thing that saved it was when I swirled the yeast.

M: Thin, very carbonated, fizzy. Watery.

D: Very easy to drink. Easy like beer-flavored water. Thirst quenching and enjoyable. Good summer barbeque beer. I probably won't ever get it again, though. Not enough flavor.

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Photo of Darkmagus82
3.54/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from bottle into a weizen glass

Appearance – Pours a massively hazy yellow color with a nice thick pure white head. THE thick head persists for a very long time, slowly fading over time to leave a great level of streaky lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The smell is heavy of wheat and yeast with a moderately strong smell of spices. The spices are mainly of clove and cardamom but are joined by some light pepper as well. Along with these smells is a big lemon citrus and grassy aroma producing a nice yeasty and lemony Hefeweizen smell overall.

Taste – The taste begins with a bready and smooth wheat taste. It is on the drier side from the start, but does have some sweetness of lemonade and banana. As the flavor advances yeast begins finding its way to the tongue, with it growing rather strong at the end of the taste. While the yeast gets stronger so too does a lighter clove flavor. At the same time the yeast and clove grow stronger the sweeter flavors of a lemonade nature lessen, with a light grassy and hay like flavor coming to the taste at the very end and combining with the rest to leave a very smooth but somewhat subdued Hefeweizen flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the slightly thinner side with a carbonation level that is on the lower side as well. A bit more carbonation may have been slightly more fitting as it would have complemented nicely the lighter body in making for a very easy drinking brew.

Overall – An alright Hefeweizen. It looks fantastic and has a good aroma, but the flavors are just a bit too subdued and the carbonation is a bit too light. Just OK.

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Photo of Billolick
3.53/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Mid sized bottle, no freshness dating. Pours a very cloudy light washed out orangy/yellow color. Large white head quickly settles a a thick sheen/film and leaves dispersed/scattered lacing. Strong nose of yeast, lemon, flour, wheat. This a tart, dry wheat beer, low complexity/high citric lemonyness. So-so german wheat, lacks much intrigue and interest. Sort of a German high class lawn mower beer, good on a hot day, not much more

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Photo of MuenchenerKindl
3.53/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a .5L bottle to a mi .5L hefe weissen glass. The liquid is Stack yellow and cloudy. A big swirl of the bottle to suspend the yeast that had settled and then poured to a finish adds a brownish hue to the brew. The looks very good, it pushes up a tall 3 finger head that shows a little lace. All in all an excellent looking brew.

The smell is strong, and clear, but maybe a little suspect. Very nice citrus and also kind of nutty but missing is that Hefe Banana cloves smell.

The taste is a let down. No Banana, cloves and bubble gum, Just tart citrus.

The mouthfeel is.... Well Yuk, kinda gross. the beer looks well carbonated, but feels flat, and thick like syrup,

The drinkability is not too good, flat syrup, citrus.... No Thanks. MK

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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.53/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Celebrator pokal. Pours a hazy, light yellowish golden amber with a two finger white head with good retention and lots of lacing. Aroma of wheat, citrus and sour fruit. Flavor is light wheat, tart lemon and a hint of banana. Finishes dry and tart, almost vinous. Light bodied as appropriate for the style. An interesting take on a hefeweizen, with a much more pronounced sourness to the finish. The other flavors are pleasant, but quite light and are overwhelmed by the acetic component. This seems closer in tartness to a Berliner weissbier than a hefeweizen.

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Photo of cleeze
3.53/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I gotta admit I'm a sucker for lables and bottles and I love this slick bottle.

It's got a good and cloudy golden hue to it, just like a good hefey should. You can't see through it that's for sure. Prettyu good lacing. Stickey and condensed, but disappeared rather quicky though.

Smell was really subtle all together. Faint clove smell. Really little bannana smell.

Taste is really rounded. My favorite thing about the beer. Very smooth. clove and the wheat mix great with the bannana. I think the drinkabilty on this brew is great. Wish i could find it more

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Photo of barnzy78
3.53/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

16oz bottle, pours a cloudy pale peach-yellow color with a huge rocky white head that holds incredible retention, but doesn't leave much for lacing on the glass. Aromas are typical for the style - banana, clove, wheat, hefeweizen yeast, and some bubble gum. Tastes seem a bit mild with notes of bubble gum, banana, wheat, clove, lemon. Mouth-feel is creamy and exceptionally smooth, while being medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Finishes a tad dry leaving the palate craving another sip. Even though the flavors seem to be a bit lacking, it's smooth and very drinkable. It was worth the try, but there are better offerings in this style category.

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Photo of joemcgrath27
3.52/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - an impenetrable hazy brown orange almost like swamp water, short white head dissipated fairly quickly leaving a small lace ring
S - surprising herbal hops, toasty wheat malt, and some lemon citrus, not at all what I was expecting
T - toasty bready wheat malt and dank herbal hops, light lemon and orange zest, and a spicy note, none of the typical yeasty flavour expected from a German hefe, more like pale ale flavours
M - medium refreshing carbonation, a bready chewy feel that is smooth, finishing with slight bitter
D - this is a decent brew, but it seems to have more of the characteristic of a mildly hopped pale ale, and very few of the hefe flavours I'm accustomed to, not sure what they were going for, but it is still enjoyable and fairly easy drinking

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Photo of PatrickJR
3.52/5  rDev -1.7%
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.

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Photo of kcinlober
3.52/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

pours a inch-high head with decent lacing. cloudy golden color.

aroma: very fruity; i detect apples and cloves.

palate: i frankly found the taste lacking compared with the smell. very single-dimensional; again with the apple taste. not a strong aftertaste; not bitter; and slightly carbonated. it was good, but not excellent

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Organic Hefe-Weizen from Brauerei Pinkus Mueller
Beer rating: 3.58 out of 5 with 419 ratings
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