Organic Hefe-Weizen | Brauerei Pinkus Mueller

BA SCORE
81
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416 Ratings
Organic Hefe-WeizenOrganic Hefe-Weizen
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brauerei Pinkus Mueller
Germany
pinkus-mueller.de

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by paleoplant on 04-04-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
416
Reviews:
242
Avg:
3.55
pDev:
16.06%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
36
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 416 |  Reviews: 242
Photo of BitteBier
2.98/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Light straw color with considerable haziness and light carbonation. No sign of yeast sediment. Topped with fine, foamy head that lasts a little while but eventually fades to nothingness. Smell is rather weak and not overly enticing--some basic, sweet grain notes and maybe a twang of alcohol. Taste is similarly uninspired--sweet until a bit of hoppy dryness and alcohol warmth at the end. A bit of spicy bite is present too. Mouthfeel is smooth but watery. I expect a lot more from a hefeweizen, including the crisp flavor and texture this one lacks.

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Photo of rastaman
3/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not that interesting, thineer and less yeasty than most German wheats, a bit more lagerish i think, not a lot of banana flavour in there, which i like in my German wheats.

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Photo of cyde
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of TheEclecticGent
3/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This Organic Hefe-Weizen pours a semi-hazy yellow with light carbonation, virtually no head. Nice light smell and a basic hefe-weizen taste. Nice mellow finish that is typical of a good hefe. Can’t say that this one sticks out any better than the rest but does hold it’s own. The Pinkus Brewery does provide a good solid beer no matter what the style.

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Photo of dvb
3/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Pale yellow and slightly cloudy. Nice white head to start. NO lacing. At all. Not even a bubble.

S - Slight apple cider aroma. Not much else going on here.

T - Slight apple cider taste. Super clean. No aftertaste whatsoever. No evidence of clove.

M - Thin and light.

D - Quite sessionable. Due to its clean, light taste, it would be suitable for drinking after a hard day's work outside in the blistering sun.

Not a great beer, but OK.

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Photo of Dogleg
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of DerwinWentworth
3/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of RedneckBeerz
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of curasowa
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Appearance: Cloudy, golden yellow color with one finger of white head that fades to a ring with little lacing.

Aroma: Grainy wheat malt, yeast and a little cooked veggy.

Taste: Creamy with a fair amount of wheat malt up front, then some mild earthy bitterness and some lemon as the carbonation builds, then finishing a bit dish-raggy with hints of banana and clove.

The Rest: A fairly mediocre Hefe, lacking a bit in character. Not as crisp or as yeasty as I like.

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Photo of DexterP236
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of djrn2
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of Jason1337
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of csadkins54
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of mmmbeer
3/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Half-liter bottle with some freshness code on the back label. It pours an opaque orangey yellow, with moderate carbonation and two fingers of white head that reduces quickly to a thin cap, then fades away completely. It has a thin, candy sweet aroma with a grassy, lightly metallic twang. The flavor is sweet and doughy, with wheat, yeast, noble hops, and a minerally, grassy/earthy edge on top of an extremely light, tingly body. A tasty beer, but it's not incredibly hefe-esque. The bottle was priced at a reduced rate, but it doesn't necessarily taste old or skunked. Maybe this was an off bottle, but it did not strike my fancy.

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Photo of JesteR14
3.02/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A- I was really excited about this, it was really liked by my beer store. Pours a very bright yellow, with very white soapy bubbles. Its a cloudy yellow, very light clougy yellow.

S- Light smell, banana and wheat. Very interesting on the nose. Looks just how it should smell if that makes sense..

T- very smooothhhh. Low carbonation and the mild fruit and wheat flavors go great together. I wish there was MORE flavor though..

M- Nothing to fantastic, but the flavors feel nice on the tongue and make it a very nice drinking beer.

D- nice, it drinkins like a budweiser with a different taste. Nice brew for sure.

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Photo of beerthulhu
3.03/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Certified organic.

A: Hazy lemon/orange color with a thin white head.

S: Faint bananas on nose.

T: Some sourness/tartness and bananas for flavor which is somewhat limited and non complex. Soft bread notes with smooth wheat backbone.Slight yeast presence but really not much for style. Drinks more like a American wheat or pils then a true german hefe. Safe and not a lot of complexity flavor or yeast wise.

M: Some creaminess for mouthful and bananas.

D: ok but rather unexciting. was expecting more being a german brewer and being organic which added nothing to the flavor.

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Photo of Reidrover
3.06/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Nice looking hefe, maybe a tad lighter yellow than the usual ,very nice frothy,thick white head.. Aroma is quite subdued for style but perfectly pleasant with hints of wheat, not very yeasty, lemon grass, a hint of hay, not spicy. Taste is quite weak here mostly wheat, some very feeble esters, bananas, peppery on the back of the tongue. Ok on the palate, i will say average because its a very hot day here. Not impressed with this one a weak German hefe.

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Photo of mralphabet
3.06/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into Pint glass

A: Pours a foggy golden color with lots of fluffy head (2 fingers worth) that leaves a wonderful amount of lacing on the glass. Looks like a great Hefe....

S: Wow lots of lemon.... a hint of wheat. Not much else here.

T: OK the lemon from the smell is right up front in the taste as well.... finishing quickly with wheat bread flavors then ending slightly sweet yet tart at the same time. Strange but not memorable.

M: Light body with moderate carbonation. On the crisp side.

D: OK, low ABV and a Hefe, 2 good things, but this one just is not very memorable.... Little to much on the lemon side for my liking.

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Photo of Gueuzedude
3.06/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

An average pour produces an almost four finger thick, pale, off-white colored head in my 25cl tulip glass. The beer is a clearish, gold color that shows lightly hazy, straw gold color when held up to the light. The aroma is lightly fruity with an almost tropical edge to it. A solid wheat / grain character kicks in at the finish providing aromatic notes reminiscent of crushed saltine crackers and dusty crushed grain. Lightly tart wheat notes and perhaps a touch of esters join the general fruitiness of this beer. This has a pretty nice nose, though it seems to get a little deflated in the finish and never has much in the way of complexity.

A faint, sweet grain character up front quickly dries out in the finish and in subsequent sips. This has a very creamy mouthfeel to it despite being fairly well carbonated. Soft grain flavors of hay, crushed wheat and even some light honey notes seem to be the most noticeable part of the flavor. Cracker like malt, some touches of stale grain, some tart wheat notes and a dusty graininess also are here. On the whole, other than the grain character this comes off as being a very clean, almost non-descript beer.

Not your typical, traditional HefeWeizen, it is fairly clean all around and really not much to write home about. In fact it can almost be downright bland. The grain notes that do form the bulk of the flavor don't really work all that well either as parts of them come off as being a bit stale.

Purchased: Plaza Liquors, Tucson AZ

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Photo of Pegasus
3.08/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Hazy pale golden color, small white head, thick glass-coating lace, slight fine carbonation.

Aroma: Mild citrus hops, tart wheat malt, and earthy yeast. Clove and banana notable only by their absence.

Taste: Tart at the open, with faint hints of cloves midway through the taste, finishes with a musty horse blanket note.

Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, fairly pleasant, with little carbonation.

Drinkability/notes: An odd example of the style, does not conform particularly well, not offensive, just rather unremarkable.

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Photo of mactrail
3.08/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

The palest Hefeweizen ever. Quite an attractive foam that clings to the tall glass. A pleasant sudsy mouthfeel. Lemony flavor without being too sharp. A slight bready flavor, I swear it's oyster crackers. Even kind of metallic. No hint of banana or clove in the nose.

On the whole, quite quaffable, but rather anemic for a Hefeweizen. I've had Witbiers with more German esters. The 750 ml bottles showed up at the non-mainstream Sprouts Market in San Diego. New label advertising the alleged organic certification seems to be the draw.

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Photo of DoktorZee
3.08/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a schooner (with great care to raise the unfiltered bits off the bottom of the bottle - the endeavor was successful). No best before date on the bottle.

A - pours a very cloudy yellow with lots of initial carbonation and fluffy white head, both of which seem to dwindle away to nothing after a minute or two.

S - very little on the nose; none of the usual banana, clove or yeast offenders. All I can really find is some lemon, which is a bit odd.

T - I really get almost none of the qualities of a Hefe from this beer. No banana, no clove, no yeast or wheat. There's a slight lemon, almost like a non-peppery saison. Wondering if I've got a bad bottle here?

M - light, with soft carbonation - reminds a little of a soft-drink in terms of texture and mouth feel.

Overall my poor experience with this beer screams out to the world that there needs to be best before dates on more bottles. I'm thinking there's no way this is the right experience for a German Hefeweizen. I'll try it again and update, but this time it just wasn't any good!

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Photo of Rick778
3.09/5  rDev -13%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of GregorywBrown13
3.1/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A Typical weizen with a nice light golden yellow color, and thick yeast cloudiness.

S Very pleasing. Citrusy with a little banana. Slight spiceyness. Lacks a nice bready yeast aroma which comes through even less in the taste.

T pleasant but lacking. Very similar to the aroma. Most significantly to me it lacks a real noticable yeast presence which is what draws me to the style in the first place. Just tastes a little flat all around

M Very thin. Mine seems to be under carbonated for the style, but this seems to contradict other reviews, so perhaps mine is the exception.

D Drnkable in teh same way as an american light beer, easy to keep pounding them down hoping magically some flavor is going to appear.

I love hefeweisens, but this one was a bit of a let down. As a true fan of all wheat beers, i would suggest going elsewhere for a real tasty experience.

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Photo of TheDM
3.1/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This brew initially yields a good head with medium to fine bubbles. The head lasts a fair length of time the starts to fade. It is a cloudy yellow-orange color with a fair amount of carbonation rising up the sides of the glass. During my taste test I could feel the carbonation rolling off my tongue. The taste was not offensive and rather on the mild side after some of the beers I have had lately. I liked the taste but yet was not real impressed by it. All in all, I'd drink it again, but there are better brews to drink than this.

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Organic Hefe-Weizen from Brauerei Pinkus Mueller
3.55 out of 5 based on 416 ratings.
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