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Organic Hefe-Weizen | Brauerei Pinkus Mueller

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3.58/5
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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:
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Added by paleoplant on 04-04-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#38,672
Reviews:
243
Ratings:
422
pDev:
15.92%
Bros Score:
4.25
 
 
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13
Gots:
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Ratings: 422 |  Reviews: 243
Photo of Texasfan549
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of jaydoc
4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.38/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Pours a murky light yellow with a foamy off-white head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of grain, yeast, and slight spice aromas. Taste is much the same with slightly sour grain and lemon flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer that is refreshing and easy to drink with its slight sourness, but it lacks a lot of the usual aromas and flavors found in other beers of the same style.

Serving type: bottle.

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Photo of kjkinsey
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of djrn2
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of t0rin0
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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 BEERchitect
3.8/5  rDev +6.1%
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 biboergosum
3.88/5  rDev +8.4%
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 brentk56
2.71/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Pours a crystal clear golden color with a reasonably fluffy head that leaves a few strands of lace; looks more like a pilsner

Smell: Lemony and chalky; smells a bit like Pez

Taste: A bit of a wheat bread flavor up front, but then we move into the lemony flavor; not too much banana and even less cloves; after the swallow, the flavor is rather bland except for the lemony remnants in the finish

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: There are not too many organic beers that have impressed me and this is certainly not one of them

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.41/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a hazy golden color weizen with a huge white foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma consists of banana ester with some wheat malt also noticeable. Taste is also a well balance mix between some light banana ester and some wheat malt. Full body with great carbonation which I enjoy in this style. While this is well done, I would have appreciated some more banana and clove ester.

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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 NeroFiddled
4.35/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The Pinkus hefe-weizen pours a cloudy yellow body beneath a full head of rocky, bright-white froth that holds extremely well (buoyed by the effervescent carbonation rising quickly from beneath), and settles to a creamy 1/4" lid. Unfortunately, it leaves very little more than a few spots and splashes of lace here and there about the glass.

The nose is not as bold as some other examples, but it still offers the same components... wheat malt, lemon, and very mild clove (but not much banana at all).

In the mouth it's delicately effervescent and tingly, then smooth; which can be a nice change from some examples that are a bit bristly.

The flavor is also a touch muted, but very nicely sweetish and rounded; with some sweet malt, lemony zest, some spic & floral hops, and a note of vanilla. It's bitterness is kept low-key; and it finishes smooth with a slowly receeding tide of malty sweetness and lemon. The flavor could be more pronounced and full, but then it wouldn't be as soft, light, and drinkable as it is! And it wouldn't be as unique!

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Photo of chinchill
3.12/5  rDev -12.8%
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 TheManiacalOne
2.58/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 500mL bottle into a weizen glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color with a large white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin spotty lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is very faint and contains some wheat, banana, lemon and a touch of hops.

T: The taste is likewise very dull, with the same flavors that you get in the smell: wheat, banana & lemon. The malt character is very thin as is the hops presence, but at least it doesn’t have that nasty bite that I’ve gotten from many other organic brews. The after-taste is slightly bready with a touch of sweetness.

M: Crisp with a little smoothness, light-to-medium body, medium-to-heavy carbonation, somewhat clean finish.

D: Not very tasty, goes down ok, not very filling, decent representation of style, if you’re into the organic beers for the cause, then you’ve got yourself a decent beer to drink. However compared to other Hefeweizens, this beer falls short of acceptable.

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Photo of oberon
3.13/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I thought that this would be alot better than it was,poured a standard hazy yellow color with big fluffy head,an aroma of bananas and some slight spicy notes.Pretty yeasty tasting not real tart,seems to come up short on alot of traits of the style.An average underachieving beer in my opinion.

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Photo of nickfl
2.88/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Nice sized white head with little retention on a hazy yellow body.

S - Aroma of wheat with a slight bubble gum note and a bit of pepper.

T - Sour wheat, some pepper. Not a lot of yeast character; pretty weak overall.

M - Thick body, high carbonation, and a sweet finish.

D - Pretty dead and sour. Not pleasant. I don't know this to have been mistreated, but for the sake of the brewer, I hope it was a bad bottle.

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Photo of mactrail
3.08/5  rDev -14%
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 atrocity
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of paulish
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of russpowell
3.45/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy straw to well, er almost a pink with much effervescence & 3 fingers+ white head. Minimal lacing & head retention

S: Slightlty grassy notes

T: Wheat malt, then grassyness followed by lemon notes. Some yeasty & fruitty flavors surface & the ale warms. Finishes tart & slightly juicy

MF; A bit thin & good carbonation

Drinks okay, but just an average to run of the mill hefe

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Photo of woodychandler
4.48/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I could have sworn that I reviewed the Pinkus line of beers at one point, bottle be darned if I CAN find them!

I agitated the beer in the bottle before I poured, but even at that, I just got a finger of bone-white head that quickly became wisps. Color was a VERY cloudy orangish-yellow. Nose was unlike any hefeweizen I can remember - it had a honey-like lager sweetness! Mouthfeel was medium-to-full and had a lemony tartness on the tongue. I swear, I was reviewing a hefeweizen because that is what it had on the label! Man, this was right out of left field and I liked it. I will openly cop to liking any hefeweizen that does not go heavy on the banana/bubble gum esters and it is possible to do so. Finish was still slightly tart and highly refreshing. This was so unlike any of the others that I could not help but like it.

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Photo of BuckeyeNation
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Opalescent lemon-gold that is jam-packed with yeast. I couldn't see a klieg light through this stuff. The frothy yet dense head of eggshell white is a nice accompaniment to the color of the beer. Unhurried descent (good) with almost no lace (not so good).

Organic Hefe-Weizen sports a seriously underpowered nose of lightly lemon-scented grain. There is the merest suggestion of candied banana, but no clove that I could appreciate. Must not be an 'alpha' yeast... probably gets its ass kicked at the beach.

The flavor isn't especially impressive. Each mouthful starts out on fairly solid footing with a banana-influenced wheatiness. I know that wheat and oats are two different grains, but the flavor reminds me of banana-flavored oatmeal, as in a hot breakfast cereal. It then begins to deteriorate at midmouthful to the point that it tastes a little like wet cardboard. To be fair, that minor unpleasantness is getting less noticeable as the ounces pass.

I'm pretty sure I have a relatively fresh bottle, so whatever I'm tasting must have been put there on purpose. There seems to be some amount of flavor oddity in most organic beer. A weak banana flavor hangs on until the end, but the clove never does make an appearance. The finish is crisp and dry. The mouthfeel is light from start to end and the carbonation is nearly unnoticed.

Pinkus Organic Hefe Weizen isn't a world-class version by any means. Even though the cardboard flavor disappeared by midbottle, what remains doesn't have the chops to earn my approval.

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Photo of Jason
4.25/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: Sleak brown euro style 17 oz bottle with no freshness date.

Appearance: Pale yellow golden colour and quite hazy with a tightly bubbled white lace. The dregs are well packed on the bottom.

Smell: Bready and lightly biscuity with a sweet aroma.

Taste: Very crisp with a sharp palate cleaning bite and lightish in build. The tartness is the back bone for this brew staying all the way to the finish. Grainy and yeasty with a trace hop oil flavour ... vague fruit on the palate though it gets lost as soon long dry finish comes along. Oddly enough this has a clean palate.

Notes: Lively and spritzy ... down right refreshing and almost lager like due to the alt beer house yeast. This is certainly a quality product ... very well structured and we would guess not a very easy beer to clone either. This sample was poured without swirling the yeast in.

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Photo of Slatetank
4/5  rDev +11.7%

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Organic Hefe-Weizen from Brauerei Pinkus Mueller
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