Organic Hefe-Weizen | Brauerei Pinkus Mueller

Organic Hefe-WeizenOrganic Hefe-Weizen
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Organic Hefe-WeizenOrganic Hefe-Weizen

Brewed by:
Brauerei Pinkus Mueller

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by paleoplant on 04-04-2002

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Ratings: 418 |  Reviews: 243
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 RoyalT
3.6/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance – This one poured a bright orange in color and was very hazy. It sported a nice, full white head and certainly looked the part.

Smell – There is some good yeast to be had with this nose. The banana was very light but present along with some bigger, raw-style fruits like oranges and cherries.

Taste – The yeast is good here but the orange and cherry notes are too big and damper the overall flavor profile. I’m also getting an off-style tarty twang.

Mouthfeel – This light to medium-bodied Weizen is heavier than I like, and the mouthfeel suffers from the tartness in the taste.

Drinkability – This is pretty good, but the heavy orange sweetness and sour flavors take away from the classic yeast and banana notes and spoil this organic effort by Pinkus.

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Photo of Zorro
3.6/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy light yellow brew, looks a lot like a Belgian White Beer.

Smell is light with a lemon and a bread dough smell.

Taste is mildly sweet and fruity; there is a mild tart tang to this.
Mild flavor for a hefe, this is a mellow brew for mellow times. I detected none of the expected cloves and banana flavors I normally expect from a German Hefe-Weissen. Flavor is much closer to an American wheat beer.

Mouthfeel is good, a not so thick brew.

Certainly drinkable, a mild beer that is right at home as a summer thirst quencher and cool down beer.

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Photo of marc77
3.6/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cloudy yellow in color w/ a thick head that isn't quite as well retained compared to other Hefeweizens. Tart wheat notes w/ mild banana & bubblegum yeast esters in aroma. The aroma isn't as complex as other examples of the style, and is akin to a more tart, but less estery Paulaner aroma. Flavorwise, yeast contributions are subdued for style, but musty and light banana flavors are present. Grainy, tart wheat flavors assert themselves since they're not overpowered by yeast esters. The finish consists of residual sweetness and a hint of a grainy note. Like other Pinkus brews, it's stylistically odd, but flavorful enough to warrant a taste.

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Photo of Strix
3.6/5  rDev +0.6%
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.

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Photo of meadhead
3.6/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Middle of the road
general wheat--
tart-ish yeast
with very slight banana clove

Not bad
not great

Not as strong, mellow, or complex as some other german

Pours a hazy yellow-brown with
a tart yeast wheat-ish smell

Taste is a just a little
and light on the flavor
but still traces of Good german wheat

Mouthfeel is allright
perhaps a little high on the carbonation

gulps without much complication.

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Photo of Emersonio
3.6/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pour: Pint bottle poured into a weizen glass. Appearance: Light hazy straw in color. Thin to no head. Minimal lacing on the glass. Aroma: Bready malts and crackery notes. Banana and some funky grassy notes. On first wiff it smelled of barnyard...but i liked it! Taste: Follows the nose in many ways. Less barnyard and more bready and cracker-like, plus banana. Aftertaste: Funky, earthy and grassy return at the end. Overall: This was an interesting imbibe and i suspect my .expereince is note typical of this style. I had another bottle a few days after and it was very different

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Photo of eire
3.61/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Photo of treehugger02010
3.62/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A solid brew. I got it from a deli, and poured into a glass. There was a bunch of nice head, but no lace. The color was a nice dark and couldy yellow. There was a faint fruity smell. There wasn't much of a fruity taste, but it was good anyway. The taste was a little weak, but it wasn't that weak for an organic. Don't drink and review.

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Photo of BowWowWowYippyYoIPA
3.63/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AChamberlain
3.63/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

.5l bottle bought from the Park Slope Food Coop. No date.

A - cloudy pale yellow. 1 inch head. Typical, if not paler, hefe look.

S - Spice and cloves, no real fruity or banana smells as I was expecting.

T - Spicy, unimpressive though. In the end like water. It was not too bad, I guess just not what I was expecting from a hefe. Still pretty tasty.

M - Smooth, not much carbonationd

D - Very drinkable.

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Photo of zeff80
3.63/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

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Photo of John
3.63/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Light cloudy yellow after pouring in the yeast. Light bodied with tart lemon, banana and clove present, however subdued, in the aroma and flavor. One of the lightest German Hefes I've tried. Very refreshing though and a good entry level Weissbier.

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Photo of XsoldoutX
3.63/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of daledeee
3.63/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

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Photo of AtLagerHeads
3.65/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The hazy dark yellow/ light apricot-colored body was all-too-briefly topped by about 4 fingers of just off-white foam before it vanished leaving very spotty lace effect.The aroma is mostly of the yeasty, bready sense with no sense of hops. The flavor is also a bit yeasty and bready, but is lightly flavored overall. The feel is very effervescent and crisp with a nice light body leaving lots of room for more. Easy drinkability.

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Photo of OldYoda
3.65/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up through a monthly beer exchange. Poured into my Troeg's Dreamweaver Wheat glass leaves a very modest head and no apparent lacing. This beer is a very hazy brown gold.

Smell is very subdued - I just don't get a lot from it.

Taste is also subdued, a little lemon and wheat, maybe some bubblegum and a hint of banana.

Mouthfeel is decent and finishes well.

Drinkability is fine. Several of these would be fine but I just don't think I would want several.

Not bad but probably not an offering I will seek out.

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Photo of TheQuietMan22
3.67/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance: Poured a cloudy wheat. It developed two fingers of thick white head with surprisingly little retention. It was only a minute or two before it dissipated to a skim of foam.

Smell: I got a whiff of banana right after I popped the cap, but once in the bottle it gave off a nice, sweet apple cider aroma. The banana disappeared, but was replaced with fruity bubblegum and a minor tickling of lemon. Another reviewer mentioned champagne, and I could smell it, too.

Taste: Very bread-like at first, which greatly subdues the flavors I was expecting from the aroma. However, hints of apple, banana, and bubblegum emerge as it warms. It also provides a nose full of yeasty, wheaty goodness.

Drinkability: I wish it would be a little more potent, but I think it's true to style and good drinking. Wheat beer, but without the nasty agri-chemicals. It's a winner in my book.

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Photo of Brianmerrilyn
3.67/5  rDev +2.5%
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.

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Photo of albern
3.67/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a light, refreshing, fairly lemony hefeweizen that is easy to drink. It pours a slightly hazy straw pale yellow color with a white head that doesn't retain all that well, no lacing. The nose is very light, slightly citrusy, slightly lemony, maybe a touch of grassiness. Not much coming out of the aroma.

The taste is a tad sharp all the way through, with a spritzy, slight saltene flavor, lots of lemony citrus, lots of refreshing seltzer water lemonade flavors. It doesn't have the prickliness of other wheat beers. This is a refreshing beer, not great, but good enough to appreciate. It is quite light, no real mouthfeel or aftertaste, just enjoy on a hot day.

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Photo of glid02
3.68/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle purchased from Green's on Ponce in Atlanta.

Pours a cloudy golden-straw color with a half-finger white head. The head recedes into a wispy layer on top leaving decent lacing.

Smells of soft wheat with very slight hints of dried banana and leafy hop aromas in the background. As it warms slight amounts of spicy clove waft out but it's barely detectable.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Mild wheat flavors with a good amount of twang kick things off. Joining in shortly thereafter are somewhat sweet banana flavors and underlying hints of clove. The ending is crisp and leaves wheat flavors lingering on the palate.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a nice thickness with active carbonation.

Drinkability is good. I finished my glass without a problem and could have another.

Overall this wasn't the most flavorful hefeweizen in the world but it has no large faults and it's easy to drink. Not worth seeking out but not worth avoiding either.

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Photo of spinrsx
3.68/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml Bottle

Appearance – Hazy dark yellow colour with an average size fizzy white coloured head. There is a below average amount of carbonation showing and there is some fairly good lacing. The head lasted for around 5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - wheat, bananas, lemons, oranges

Taste & Mouth - The beer has an above average amount of carbonation. I can taste wheat mixed with bananas and some lemons/oranges. The banana taste is a little bit different that what I'm use to though.. it reminded me a bit of a banana candy or a banana Popsicle. There is also a little bit of a clove or coriander spiciness to it. The beer finishes with a banana and citrus aftertaste with a hint of spice.

Overall – Although the taste was a little artificial, I still really enjoyed it and found it to be highly drinkable. The taste was refreshing and it's an excellent summer beer.

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Photo of chaduvel
3.68/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had to try an organic Hefe-Weizen. Pours a nice typical golden color and I can see the yeast swirling around in the glass. Head not as big as other wheat beers that I've had. Smells of yeast and citrus, hard to put my finger on what types of citrus. Taste is very unique for a Hefe-Weizen. Sour malty [?] flavors dominate the palate. Some hints of spice but again there's that more malty sour flavor dominating. This Hefe-Wiezen is brewed in Munster and is apparently a northern take on the Bavarian wheat beer. Has the drinkability of its Bavarian cousins and is definitely worth a try. Cheers to Pinkus for brewing organic.

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Photo of Halcyondays
3.68/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Half pint bottle,

A: Pours a light translucent yellow with a mild but long-lasting white head, small spots of lace.

S: Fairly bready, cake batter, lemon squares.

T: Dominated by lemons with a hint of sulphur, very mineral driven. Not a traditional flavour, but the minerality keeps it really interesting, almost a Berliner Weisse/hefe hybrid.

M: Light-bodied, crisp, mildly acidic. Very spritzy.

D: Unique, as I found with all of Pinkus' beers. Well worth a pickup.

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Photo of mschofield
3.69/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy yellow-gold with a four finger off-white head, leaves just bits of lacing, dissapointing lacing for a hefe weizen.
Very fruity - banana and tropical fruit, wheat bread, butter, apple, quite sweet.
Similar in taste, a little tart.
Light-medium body, a pleasant beer, not too complicated.

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Organic Hefe-Weizen from Brauerei Pinkus Mueller
Beer rating: 41.1% out of 100 with 418 ratings
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