Organic Hefe-Weizen | Brauerei Pinkus Mueller

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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 BuckeyeNation
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
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 +19.7%
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 paulish
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of woodychandler
4.48/5  rDev +26.2%
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 Slatetank
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of Huhzubendah
3.46/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pinkus hefeweizen appears hazy and yellow with a half inch of thick white head. Some sediment can be seen floating around the beer. Perhaps I poured too aggressively.

S: The aroma is weak. There is nothing wrong or off here, but the nose brings only the most subtle scents of wheat and lemons.

T: This is certainly unusual for a hefeweizen. The beer lacks the bold banana and clove flavors I have to come to expect from this style. That being said, the beer tastes pretty good, albeit simpler and different than is typical of a hefeweizen.

M: Thin in body, with appropriate carbonation, and very smooth.

D: The thin body and simplicity of this beer make it very easy to gulp. There are better hefeweizens available, but this one is unique and worth a try, especially if you're in the mood for something different.

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Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.95/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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

I have had the Munster Alt and remember good things, and I have heard good about their pils so I decided to try their hefe during this beautiful weather. Appears a white cloudy highly carbonated head with a sunshine golden hue. Relatively no lace forming as the head dwindles. Aroma contains a great yeast profile with a sharp sweetness in the scent along with the characteristic wheat malt aroma. The flavor has none of the usual banana or clove, but overall still remains one refreshing pretty tasty brew. Very crisp and refreshing helped get me started during my nice tasting session this evening. A lighter bodied beer that tickles the back of the throat with each sip, this is one very drinkable session beer just lacking in just about anything that sets it apart as a special beer.

Again the beer hasn't changed much in 2011, pours pale hazy golden/orange with a bright white head forming thick fine uneven bands of lacing. Aroma has a nice vanilla/bubblegum nose with soft citrus wheat notes underneath. Flavor is smooth drinkable tasty wheat beer not a typical Ayinger/Paulaner/Franziskaner. Less bubblegum but sill super appealing. Citrus/chalky/dryness explains the citrus yeast combo here...no overt fruitiness. Mouthfeel is effervescent carbonation god I love this brewery. Drinkability maybe unsurpassed, this was a beer I used to drink on special during my early days of drinking at the Sharp Edge. I really respect it in hindsight.

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

Photo of Billolick
3.53/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Mid sized bottle, no freshness dating. Pours a very cloudy light washed out orangy/yellow color. Large white head quickly settles a a thick sheen/film and leaves dispersed/scattered lacing. Strong nose of yeast, lemon, flour, wheat. This a tart, dry wheat beer, low complexity/high citric lemonyness. So-so german wheat, lacks much intrigue and interest. Sort of a German high class lawn mower beer, good on a hot day, not much more

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Photo of jwc215
2.89/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a murky yellow (more murky than cloudy) yellow - highly carbonated - and more transparent than most others of this style. It had a fizzy white head that became a spotted lace.
The smell was a bit thin, but did have hints of lemon, clove and some yeast.
The taste was of lemon and yeast, but was too thin. Water was predominant. It seemed like a beer version of a wine spritzer. the carbonation came through and seemed to interfere with the flavors.
A fizzy lemon feel stuck on the tongue for awhile, but there was no bad aftertaste.
The high carbonation and lack of anything offensive made it drinkable for the one bottle, but it is not something that I would seek out again, as there are more substantial, flavorful examples of this style for the same, or less, price.

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Photo of Lare453
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of Tone
3.79/5  rDev +6.8%
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 feloniousmonk
3.47/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Cloudy, dull yellow color, with a several-inch thick head, big and beauteous.
Aroma is fruity and fresh. spicy, lemony.
Smooth and quaffable to the extreme, with a texture far too delicate for my tastes.
Warm and bright, sweet and yeasty.
Flavor and body is just-so, and the lack of complexity is overcome by the supreme drinkability.

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Photo of a77cj7
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.53/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Celebrator pokal. Pours a hazy, light yellowish golden amber with a two finger white head with good retention and lots of lacing. Aroma of wheat, citrus and sour fruit. Flavor is light wheat, tart lemon and a hint of banana. Finishes dry and tart, almost vinous. Light bodied as appropriate for the style. An interesting take on a hefeweizen, with a much more pronounced sourness to the finish. The other flavors are pleasant, but quite light and are overwhelmed by the acetic component. This seems closer in tartness to a Berliner weissbier than a hefeweizen.

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Photo of Wasatch
3.33/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy pale yellow color, nice carbonation, little fizzy white head, with some sticky lacing left behind. The nose is malty, with some yeast notes, grassy, with come slight bananna/corinander. The taste is sweet, malty, nice little yeast note, some bananna/corinander notes. Medium body. Drinkable, not too bad, but would not buy again.

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Photo of tone77
3.33/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 16.9 oz. bottle. Has a cloudy, light brown color with a small head. Smells of citrus and spices. Taste is surprisingly mild, some citrus, cloves, and banana. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and has decent drinkability. Overall this is a decent brew, but less flavorful than other hefe-weizens.

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Photo of drabmuh
4.05/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A good hefeweizen, light on the flavor side but still a great great beer. Beer served in a stein. Beer is yellow and hazy with a nice white head, one finger, heavily carbonated, no real lacing but overall a great looking beer.

Aroma is sweet with mild cloves a some banana, the wheat is very present in the nose.

Beer is medium in body and wet on the finish, the whole thing is very interesting and very DRINKABLE. I could kill a keg of this stuff with no problem. The finish is wet and wonderful. Not my favorite hefeweizen out there but this is surely a great one and I'd have it again.

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Photo of afsdan
4.75/5  rDev +33.8%

Photo of WesWes
3.33/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a hazy gold color with a thick frothy white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is decent. It has a slightly musty scent with a lemony wheat aroma. It is dry and light. The taste is average. It has a light wheat flavor with a bit of lemon zest and a crisp dry finish. It lacks that clove and banana taste that is typical with most. The mouthfeel is decent. It is a medium/full bodied beer with a little too much carbonation. This isn't the best hefe I've had. It lacks flavor and aroma as well as mouthfeel.

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Photo of flagmantho
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 500mL bottle into a weizen glass.

Appearance: hazy golden-yellow with two thick fingers of creamy white head. Pretty solid in my opinion.

Smell: light, malty aroma with a bit of tartness and a hint of grain. Not much in the way of the clove and banana that I like in hefeweizens; this is almost more like a pale wheat ale.

Taste: light and refreshing with notes of wheaty citrus as well as a little something that might be clove. The flavor is definitely more hefeweizeney than the aroma, but it's still simply good rather than great.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a moderate level of carbonation. Not much in the way of creaminess here, but it is serviceable.

Drinkability: a refreshing wheat beer, but doesn't really live up to the ideal of a German hefeweizen. Drinkable, but not a paragon of the style.

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Photo of BillRoth
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of clayrock81
2.98/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured a clearish pale gold body with minimal head and not much lacing into a hefe glass.
Some faint notes of pepper and citrus mixed with earth tones/grass for a not very outstanding aroma. Too smooth for my liking, as this seemed a little bit watery and bland. The beer just rolled over my tongue w/o registering much. There was some citric notes and smoothness from wheat (not even a little sweetness though), combo'd w/ a dash of spice but a rather generic hefe compared to others. I didn't really enjoy this beer that much and I won't be buying it again.

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