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Organic Hefe-Weizen | Brauerei Pinkus Mueller

237 Reviews
Organic Hefe-WeizenOrganic Hefe-Weizen

Brewed by:
Brauerei Pinkus Mueller
Germany | website

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Photo of jamie2dope
3.92/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I picked up a bottle of this because I am pretty sure I have never had it. Anyway, pours a glowing golden color, with little to no heading, which as far as I know is unusual for this style. Lots of carbonation bubbles can be viewed rising towards the top of the beer. Smell has some toasted wheat bread with hints of citrus fruits; mainly orange and lemon. Taste is almost juicy with fruit flavors, plus bubblegum, wheat bread and a chalky medicinal characteristic. Body is light, nicely carbonated and really very refreshing. Drinkability is damn good; I could go through a few bottles of this in a session. I have to admit that when I first popped this beer open, I was not at all impressed. After a little time to let it open up though, it came through with flying colors. Great Hef, great beer.

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Photo of Patrick999
3.9/5  rDev +10.2%
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.

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Photo of dpodratsky3
3.9/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle poured into hefe glass

A: Poured in the traditional hefeweizen manner but yields surprisingly little head, cloudy yellow/gold color that tries to look orange

S: Very mild, actually smells mostly like yeast and mild alcohol, but not the normal banana aroma

T: Delicious and a vast improvement over the aroma, definitely a sweet beer, although not in a cloying way, just a slight sweetness that really works well, the hops never really provide much flavor, just the typical clean slightly spicy flavor of german hops, the yeast doesn't have a real heavy clove and banana flavor of the typical hefeweizen, instead the yeast seems like a blend between a hefe and a wit, tart and a tad spicy when combined with the hops, very drinkable

M: Good mouthfeel, very light feeling, carbonation doesn't feel that high though so it isn't overpowering

O: One of the better hefeweizens I've had in a while, a little different, but delicious, light and slightly citric, not heavy

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Photo of wahhmaster
3.9/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a .5 L bottle into a Paulaner weizen glass.

Appearance: Pours a hazy, golden yellow color with a small, fizzy white head that dissipates quickly and leaves little lacing.

Smell: Has a light bready smell with a hint of sweetness.

Taste: Light and bready. Has hints of yeastiness, cloves, and vague fruitiness. This one tastes a little different from most hefeweizens in that the bready flavors outweigh the fruity/yeasty flavors. Still pretty tasty.

Mouthfeel: Crisp and refreshing, like a hefeweizen should be. Pretty dry to finish, however.

Drinkability: A decent hefeweizen and certainly a unique one. I'm not sure if I would actively seek this one out again but it's certainly something I wouldn't mind having again.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.88/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle, shared with my sweet'ums, at our mutual friend's early-starting birthday shindig at the Metro in downtown Edmonton.

This beer pours a cloudy, medium yellow apple juice colour, with two fat fingers of billowy, tightly foamy bone-white head, which recedes at a measured pace, leaving a bit of streaky, arched lace around the glass.

It smells of grainy, rather bready wheat malt, very subtle clove spice and banana fruitiness, and grassy, somewhat fresh hay hops. The taste is more dry bready, slightly sour wheaty graininess, yeasty, well-aged fruit - banana and apple, mostly - and earthy, leafy hops.

The carbonation is quite low, and generally unobtrusive, the body medium-light in weight, but hardly thin, and surprisingly somewhat smooth, given those yeast and fruit esters flitting about. It finishes a bit on the sweet side, as the wheaty malt approaches critical mass, abetted by the inherent fruitiness.

A rather refreshing tipple, if not all that complex in flavour, which is no big thing. While maybe not the finest, most prime example of a hefeweizen, this is still a hell of a good introduction to the style.

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Photo of mpyle
3.88/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

App - very pale gold color, a bit cloudy, pours a robust white head, exceptionally creamy and with good retention.

Aroma - a bit of a cidery fruitiness, subtle clove

Flav - A gentle wheat maltiness, a bit bready with just a subtle hint of yeast character. Not an overpowering banana/clove kind of hefe flavor. No hop flavor, very low bitterness. Finishes with a gentle fruitiness, and the overall flavor profile is quite soft and gentle - nothing jumps out.

MF - medium body and very high carbonation, both style appropriate.

D'ability - A nice refreshing hefe, but I personally like ones brewed with more prominent tasting yeast strains. But if a nice clean wheat beer is what you seek, this one fits the bill. Is the extra cost worth the organic label? Something for each person to decide for themself.

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Photo of Brad007
3.88/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Continuing my German beer theme with this beer.

Pours a clear, white/light gold color with a one-finger head into my pint glass.

Aroma is mainly full of clove with a decent hint of the wheat malt underneath. Simple as it should be. Definitely clove here. No banana.

Taste is light with a light clove flavor and the flavor of the wheat malt (why am I even describing this? Well, it's a wheat beer, isn't it?) standing out well. Flavorful.

Mouthfeel is full of lingering clove flavor and wheat malt. There's a bit of citrus at the back of the throat as well. It's very smooth and with no harshness at all.

Let's see, it's light, flavorful and organic to boot. Probably not the greatest example but you can make up your mind by trying it and comparing it to others that you've had. It's worth a try.

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Photo of dasenebler
3.87/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a pale, hazy gold with a fizzy head that retains at a half-finger and laces a bit.

The aroma has notes of yeast, spice and bubblegum.

Mainly bready and yeasty with a surprising touch of tartness. Some ripe fruit, spice and lemon zest. Dry for the style. Quite refreshing, though the mouthfeel could use some work. It is light and effervescent, but somewhat chalky.

Even though I liked its interesting flavor, this beer could use some tweaking, especially with the mouthfeel. Also, if the tartness were augmented with a bit of the usual Hefe notes of banana and clove, then we'd be talking some awesome beer.

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Photo of czfreeman
3.85/5  rDev +8.8%
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.

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Photo of scott451
3.85/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured into a weizen style glass. The yeast was swirled in, more was stuck to the bottom. Dull hazy lemony amber colour. Two finger head soon diminished to a ring. Lots of lacing.
S - Lemon up front. Yeast and malt.
T - As with the smell - lemon up front with a nice yeast malt balance.
M - Light, refreshing.
D - Very drinkable. Light, well balanced flavour leads to drinking more.

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Photo of finepaws
3.85/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a pale cloudy yellow, almost grapefruit in appearance. Not much head, but what is there is very frothy/creamy, with lots of lacing. Smells yeasty and bready, but no commonly found banana esters. Slightly citrus too. Has a tart citrus flavor. Somewhat grassy. Good clean finish, crisp carbonation, and slightly hoppy. Very refreshing, not too light. Has a good mouthfeel, with good balance of flavors. Nothing boring on this beer.

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Photo of Gusler
3.82/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The pour a nicely “Chill Hazed” golden amber color, the head impressive in size, its consistency creamy and the resultant lace very thick and long lasting sheets to smother the glass. Grain musk, yeast, orange peel, crisp and fresh also sweet and a very pleasant nose I must say. Sweet and lightly tart at the front, the top middling in its feel, the finish nicely carbonated, just right with the hops prominent in their spicy bite, dry and lingering aftertaste, once again a quite quaffable beer and well worth the sample.

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Photo of dsa7783
3.8/5  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"...

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Photo of jdhilt
3.8/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Good carbonation, head holds with minimum lace. Cloudy golden color. Smooth without a lot of hops, organic and unfiltered - good flavor, yeast is not noticable. $3.39 for 500ml.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.8/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A surprising hefeweizen. Big wheat and low barley character. Creates a lightly tart, highly citrus and acidic drink. Slightly fizzy and efforvescent. Sweeter to the smell than the flavor. Very fruity, berry-like and tart. Though cove-like and tropical fruit-like, it is very much lighter in body and pleasantly astringent. A light hint of peaches, apricots, papayas, and pears. Not at all grainy or out of balance. Very crisp and clean in the finish without much of a drying sensation. A must try for all Wheat Beer fans.

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Photo of calinative68
3.8/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Good call for a summer brew....
Appearance is cloudy and golden with head the goes away completely after a few minutes
Smell is lemon grass, wheat and yeast. Almost tangy!
Taste is slightly bitter but better than Widmer.
Mouthfeel - drink in the summer, this is good when very cold
Drinkability- yeah in the summer time.

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Photo of Tone
3.79/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy, maize color. 1/4 inch head of a white color. Slight retention and slight lacing. Smells of dry hop, wheat, slight sweet malt, hint of yeast, and a hint of pale malt. Fits the style of a Hefeweizen. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of dry hop, sweet malt, slight earthy malt, slight hop, and hint of yeast. Overall, good aroma and blend.

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Photo of rinhaak
3.78/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle purchased at Karstadt in Darmstadt, Hessen (Germany)

Pours a very hazy, murky lemon gold. A full head with perfect lace, this is a mighty beautiful beer.

A mild, though very nice nose. Pepper, clove, bread yeasts, and a faint marijuana aroma.

Despite the pepper in the nose, I get very little spice in the mouth. Orange, citrus, and mild breads are all present. The mouthfeel is a little over carbonated at first, but then the bubbles fade surprisingly quickly, and the beer ends a little watery.

Overall a well balanced beer, finely made, and very enjoyable to drink. The flavors, though a little mild, blend together very nicely for a finely crafted hefe.

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Photo of ElGordo
3.77/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy whitish yellow with a huge, creamy white head that lasts for days. Nice, fragrant nose of citrus, German yeast, floral hops, light wheat, and a hint of bubble gum. Light citrus flavor up front combined with a touch of wheat, followed by a touch of sweetness and some floral hops. Light body is well-carbonated, slgithly foamy, and just right for a hefe weizen. Goes down nice and easy - very drinkable. Although I prefer a Schneider or a Weihenstephaner, this is a perfectly respectable German hefeweizen.

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Photo of Naugled
3.77/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

served in wheat glass

a: not good, seemed to be carbonated but there was no head. hazy light straw color

s: banana nose first, spice second

t: same for taste banana first spice next, some tanginess and late fruitiness

m: thin body and crisp feel

d: very drinkable, a nice light hefe.

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Photo of Rayek
3.77/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into an Ayinger Weizen glass.

A: Very cloudy gold. The mild carbonation is joined by a swirling cloud of yeast. A small and dense white head forms than never fully dissipates. Leaves occasional spots of lace.

S: There's a lot of lemon in the nose, plus pears, cloves and just a hint of banana.

T: Light, crisp and refreshing sums this one up. Starts out with a dry biscuit flavor. A light lemon and clove bitterness follows. Pear and apple ride underneath. Finishes tart, dry and lemony.

M: The body is both chewy and grainy. The carbonation is right where it should be.

D: This is a nice unassuming hefe. The light flavors and low ABV make it go down quick. Perfect for a hot summer day after a stint with the mower.

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Photo of kingjames1
3.76/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a beautiful, hazy golden color with fluffy white head. The smell is muted, but definitely a hefe-weizen: lemon peel and spices. Tastes of sour lemon, a hint of sweet banana bread, and clove. Tastes very fresh and light, with the typical high carbonation of this style. As it warms, I notice, it gets more commplex. The nose is definitely banana bread. The sourness and earthy yeasts become more pronounced, while the bready sweetness remains. Very refreshing. Very unique hefeweizen. Great summer beer!

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Photo of vickersspitfire
3.76/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured out a sexy dirty blonde color and is extremely cloudy, contains mild carbonation and is topped off with a nice thick head that quickly subsides to create a thin layer of bubbles. This beer is a proud owner of some very good lacing… the aroma is light over all, hints a citrus and berry fruits are present, some grass and wheat come through just not as strong. Its light and crisp on the tongue, faintly tart throughout, but very pleasing. It is sweet overall and the flavors are a bit mild, some lemon and orange zest comes through, some grass flavors but not much else. It as a light mouth feel and goes down very well, very smooth. This is a very refreshing beer.

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Photo of Sigmund
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle, bought at Real Foods, Edinburgh. ABV is 5.0%. Like all Pinkus Müller beers, it is organic. Cloudy pale yellow colour, huge white head. Strong and typical hefeweizen aroma, spicy notes of cloves and banana, hints of farmhouse and oak. Soft mouthfeel. Wheaty flavour, subdued cloves and banana, moderate sweetness. Another good hefeweizen, but not the very best.

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Photo of Brookfieldglass
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Appearance: This beer is cloudy but a tad on the lighter golden amber side for a Hefe. A quick disappearing two finger head after being poured into a weizen glass with minimal lacing.

Aroma: Grainy/earthy wheat, some yeast and a hint of something sweet.

Taste: Creamy mouth feel albeit a bit on the lighter to moderate side with some hints of grain/earthiness with moderate carbonation.

Everything else: This is an above average Hefe in my opinion and a first for me with this brewery. The flavors aren't as sharp as I'd like but I'd buy this again.

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Organic Hefe-Weizen from Brauerei Pinkus Mueller
81 out of 100 based on 237 ratings.
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