Organic Hefe-Weizen | Brauerei Pinkus Mueller

BA SCORE
81
good
417 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:
417
Reviews:
242
Avg:
3.55
pDev:
16.06%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
37
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Scott_McCool
2.6/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of phantomanboy
4.14/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EdgarGerik
4.35/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rarigney
3.87/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tdm168
2.55/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Photo of seedyone
4.86/5  rDev +36.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

From bottle at home. The label has been changed some 5 years ago. Still yellowish but the 'organic' dots have been enlarged.

This is THE first "craft" beer I got hooked on back in 2007 or so. Found it at Whole foods, took 2 home, went back & ordered a case. That lasted me pretty much all summer.

This is a not a "session" beer. It's full, rich, yet refreshing flavor combines with a rich texture that gets you to maybe 2 pints....maybe. Ever hear a beer described as "satisfying"? Here it is. 2 & out.

To this day Pinkus Heffe has it all. Crisp, but not dry. Flavorful with a polite, slight citrus afterglow. It leaves one trying to discern all the different elements of flavor. Adding up to one of the most distinguished, refreshing beverages I've ever had & to date I've noted 650 beers here at Beer Advocate. Weihenstephaner is without a doubt the granddaddy of the Heffes, but there is a distinguished, yet low level spice character here that I really appreciate.

Buy it, chill it, pour it & get ready for a brew that meets all the criteria you hear time & again in the advertising of the herd. There are crisper, less noble heffes out there that are very good, but if you want a beer that leaves you satisfied, this is it.

Note to the Snarky, I do not work for this or any other company & spent over 20 years in the F&B industry, so I know how to enjoy life.

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Photo of Beginner2
4.04/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

In the top hefe-s, I've noticed the WOW factor comes in the nose and then declines in excellence.
Pinkus' hefe approaches me differently (but I still rate it at the top.)
Pinkus is relatively undistinguished in the nose (I really like more banana), but makes up for it in a taste that is not too fruity, as the style is prone to taste like and, surprisingly, keeps that high level as wheat mouthfeel usually goes thin.
If you find it, buy it. I hope to again next summer.

MJ's 1999 "Guide" gave this hefe- 2.5 stars of 4 and said "It is a rather northern-tasting Weizen, though it is has a thoroughly southern ratio of 60% wheat."

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Photo of chinchill
3.12/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

From a bottle.
Cloudy yellow gold body topped by a large creamy white head.
Aroma+ earthy hops
Flavor is more balanced, mild, and only slightly bitter.

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Photo of LennyBound
4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of atrocity
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.45/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Ezragoldman
3.58/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Wontonst
2.8/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of drpimento
2.79/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Geez, this has got to be my least fav or the German Hefe-Weizens. Doesn't have many of the traditional Hefeweizen characteristics. Aroma has mineral, grain, fruit. yeast. Flavor's like nose, plus caramel, some wheat, on the sweet side more than bitter. Soft carbonation. Wet rag finish.

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Photo of cdm1313
4.41/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BdM
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of eire
3.61/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Photo of Emersonio
3.6/5  rDev +1.4%
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 PawG
3.83/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of XsoldoutX
3.63/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zylod
4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Marius
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a hazy orange, with a decent white fluffy head that gives way to a thin lacing. Smells of citrus hops, bread dough and bananas. The taste follows the same notes, while being a bit too watery and bitter.

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Photo of zachpaschal
4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of clarknova
2.96/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of MarvinSnyder
3.96/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Organic Hefe-Weizen from Brauerei Pinkus Mueller
3.55 out of 5 based on 417 ratings.
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