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Organic Hefe-Weizen | Brauerei Pinkus Mueller

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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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Photo of TownDunkel
4.55/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Saw the label and had to try this discount 500 bottle

A- hazy yellow but somehow crisp. Really pretty looks

S- bubblegum! I finally pick it up well in this one and it's great

T- same as the smell very very nice. Can't better than this

M- the hops and dryness come through with the great carbonation

O - man now this is the German hefe to try! Best so far

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Photo of WAbeerfiend
2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

Poured from a pint bottle into a weizen glass on 03.02.14.

A: Yellow. Typical opaque yeast cloud at the top of glass. More see through at the bottom. 1/4 finger head.

S: Lemon with some bitterness.

T: Tangy lemon dominates. Wheat is there too. There's also a strange funk or skunk flavor.

M: Smooth. Watery.

O: This wasn't a complex hef. It was too watery and had no yeast flavor. The funk or skunk quality almost prompted me to drain pour it, but I held on and didn't get sick afterwards. Maybe it was a bad batch. Based on what I had, there are many better hefs out there.

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Photo of kingjames1
3.76/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a beautiful, hazy golden color with fluffy white head. The smell is muted, but definitely a hefe-weizen: lemon peel and spices. Tastes of sour lemon, a hint of sweet banana bread, and clove. Tastes very fresh and light, with the typical high carbonation of this style. As it warms, I notice, it gets more commplex. The nose is definitely banana bread. The sourness and earthy yeasts become more pronounced, while the bready sweetness remains. Very refreshing. Very unique hefeweizen. Great summer beer!

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Photo of Beervis
4.3/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours from the 17oz bottle a cloudy yellow with a nice white head, and small yeast particle floating about.

Smell is bready and yeasty with slightly sweet malt.

Taste is very grainy and tart with a really nice creaminess. Palate is medium bodied with a good cleansing carbonation. A small amount of hop bitterness balances it out, and leads into the drying clean finish.

This beer is very drinkable. It was very refreshing throughout, and much better than most hefe's I've tried. I really liked it, and will definitely pick up some more!

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Photo of finepaws
3.85/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a pale cloudy yellow, almost grapefruit in appearance. Not much head, but what is there is very frothy/creamy, with lots of lacing. Smells yeasty and bready, but no commonly found banana esters. Slightly citrus too. Has a tart citrus flavor. Somewhat grassy. Good clean finish, crisp carbonation, and slightly hoppy. Very refreshing, not too light. Has a good mouthfeel, with good balance of flavors. Nothing boring on this beer.

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Photo of OldYoda
3.65/5  rDev +3.1%
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 JesteR14
3.02/5  rDev -14.7%
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 loubar
4.29/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500 ml bottle from Whole Foods. A subtle and wonderful light wheat flavor pervades, free of the usual spices. On the drier side, but does have some sweetness. As the flavor advances yeast begins with a light, grassy and hay like presence at the very end. Good carbonation. An extremely smooth and somewhat subdued Hefeweizen. Exceptional.

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Photo of dirtyskunk
4.15/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Off the bat, pours a beautiful cloudy gold with a gentle half finger of white head that never disappears. So perfectly smooth and white it looks fake, like cartoon toothpaste or something.

Smells like bananas and cloves and a little bit of lemon and something like bubble gum. Standard Hefe, but very forward and with a second level in the back. Very solid.

All the yeasty goodness is there with it's fruit and spice from the nose. Sitting on top of a dry cracker like wheat malt background. A little lemon tartness, and a tickle of noble hops add some herbal and earthy suggestions. Once again, standard Hefe. Very clean, very solid.

Mouthfeel is pretty normal. nothing spectacular but it doesn't ruin the show. Good body for a wheat beer. Not too heavy like some, not too watery like some Belgian wits. Good carbonation keeps that head fueled the whole time.

Overall quite good. Everything you want in a hefe-weizen plus it's organic.

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Photo of VoodooBear
3.58/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Presentation: 500mL brown bottle, served in a weizen glass.

Appearance: Develops a two finger head that goes down a bit and then stays there. It has a cloudy, pale yellow color.

Smell: The aroma has a refreshing fruit zest character to it, of lemon mainly. There's also faint malt, hop and yeast scents in the background.

Taste: Zesty citrus flavor mixed with some hop bitterness and a hint of malt sweetness. All of this followed up by a bit of yeast chalkiness in the background.

Mouthfeel: Dry, light, and refreshing, with little carbonation.

Overall: Just because it has a refreshing character, doesn't mean it's still not a flavorful beer. On the contrary, tt's great because it's versatile. You can just enjoy it on it's own, and really get into it, or just sip on it to cool down without giving it much though. You can also have it with food and it won't be a distraction, but it'll be more interesting than your average ale or lager. Just a good all around beer.

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Photo of dvb
3/5  rDev -15.3%
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 biergeniesser
4.04/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This .5l brown bottle of Pinkus Hefeweizen poured a hazy yellow-gold color and had a thick, creamy white head that dissipated slowly and left a bit of lacing. Fine bubbles evolved from the bottom of my Weiss glass throughout.

This beer had an aroma that was dominated by a grainy, wheaty character and had a slight noble hop component as well. Suspiciously absent were the esters and phenols common in the Bavarian Hefeweissbiers.

Pinkus Hefeweizen has a flavor that is almost un-Hefeweizen like. The flavor is predominantly grainy and malty with a slight wheatiness. It has a pleasant, mild hop bitterness with a spicy hop flavor. There was also a slight citrusy undertone to Pinkus Hefeweizen. As with the aroma, the typical fruity, banana, bubble gum and clove esters and phenols were absent.

This beer had a light crisp body with a crisp dry finish, a light mouthcoat and a good degree of carbonation.

Almost like a wheaty Pils, Pinkus Hefeweizen is certainly the most unique German Hefeweissbier I have tried. I recommend it if you like Hefeweizen; I also recommend it if some of the more esoteric flavors in other German Hefeweizens have turned you off to the style.

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Photo of drewmprs
2.37/5  rDev -33.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

2.79 at hollinghshead 16.9 oz bottle. I liked the fact that it was organic, label was a little childish.
Sharp, sparkly, and a bit sour. Head foamed at first then settled and was unassuming. Carbonation fades also, this beer followed all German brew laws. Above average for an organic beer. Lack of clove, or wheat, I wouldn't have even known it was a wheat beer if it was put in front of me blind. I'm not impressed with this beer. Only buy it if you are an organic beer aficionado. Otherwise its a below average hefe.

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Photo of SisuPride
3.41/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this certified organic beer at the candle cafe in new York city. It has been a little while since I had a heft wiezen beer. This one was crisp, clean and refreshing. They served this half liter bottle with a slice of lemon on my glass. So lemon hints were over powering. But for a beer on a Thursday afternoon on vacation I can't complain. I would not get again but it was ok. I have seen this beer for $4 but I think it was $9 at this restaurant. The beer poured with little to no head and did not have any floaters in it which I like to see.

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Photo of calinative68
3.8/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Good call for a summer brew....
Appearance is cloudy and golden with head the goes away completely after a few minutes
Smell is lemon grass, wheat and yeast. Almost tangy!
Taste is slightly bitter but better than Widmer.
Mouthfeel - drink in the summer, this is good when very cold
Drinkability- yeah in the summer time.

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Photo of jbriggs7036
4.15/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Had my first one of these pretties at Brewer's Art in Baltimore City, than a second at Racer's Cafe, very different places with a bitchin' selection!

A- Pretty yella, unfiltered and nice white head

S- Oh oh oh so nice...lemonish and light fruit notes

T- A delicious organic-like lemon flavor with the smoothness that wheat brings

M- Light and flavorfull

D- I could go to town on these babies, but they fill my up quick and give me dem bubble guts

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Photo of neobassman
2.52/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A fan of Weis beers, I was curious to try this organic offering I found at our local "Roots Market." The pour was a cloudy anemic straw color (even after sitting a few days until opened), producing not much head. The first taste seemed to have characteristic Hefe-Weizen fizz, but the carbonation disappeared quickly, leaving a mostly flat beer experience for the second half of the bottle. I've never had a beer do this before... Taste was characteristically hefe-weizen but thin, like it's about 75% of a the classic, clean but substantial flavor characteristic of this style. I've had other organic beers that did justice to their style. This one just doesn't. Disappointing, especially at 3.99/bottle.

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Photo of Fatheranderson
3.16/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Appearance: Cloudy golden yellow, a little more so than the average Hefeweizen, but not absolutely spectacular.

Smell: Faintly reminiscent of lemons, orange zest, and citrus. Nothing particularly stands out. Overall not a bad smell, but not a great one either.

Taste: Somewhat lemony with a hint of wheat, very smooth, but falls short on a proper finish. A little too watery to make a proper 4 or 5, and could use a little more body to taste like a proper hefeweizen.

Mouthfeel: This is where it loses big points. The beer is too thin to really impress me unfortunately, since a hefeweizen by nature should be a heartier beer, and unfortunately this one just falls short of that standard.

Drinkability: It's definitely a drinkable beer, and would pair very well with a good juicy steak or maybe some sea food. Very refreshing as compared to the usual offerings on the market, but could use a little extra body.

Overall: It's a very strong offering compared to the more commercial hefeweizens on the market, but it falls short of it's potential. It has the potential to be one of the absolute best beers on the market, but it needs a little extra thickness and strength.

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Photo of HighCarbDiet
2.66/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

too bad, we were very disappointed. we were expecting something akin to schneider's edel-weiss, organic weizen. dead wrong.

before we continue the review, we're checking the bottle for freshness info, but can't find any. okay, we'll continue...

head dissipates quickly. mouthfeel, almost nonexistant. the beer isn't quite flat, but it's getting there, at least compared to most hefes (including the baltika we drank 5 minutes ago).

the scent is like a weak grass/stale hop combo. very bland. scent reminds me more of a pilsener than a wheat beer.

the flavor is somewhat similar. pretty bland, not all that wheaty, not getting much fruit or spice or anything for that matter. leaves me with a grassy aftertaste.

this beer is weak. we're drinking it out of a schneider glass, a treatment it definitely doesn't deserve. we hope we just got an off bottle. there are no real bad flavors, but there isn't much good going on here. wouldn't look for this again.

overall, we're very disappointed. we like to try organic brews whenever possible, and are big hefe fans. this just didn't cut it.

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Photo of kcinlober
3.52/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

pours a inch-high head with decent lacing. cloudy golden color.

aroma: very fruity; i detect apples and cloves.

palate: i frankly found the taste lacking compared with the smell. very single-dimensional; again with the apple taste. not a strong aftertaste; not bitter; and slightly carbonated. it was good, but not excellent

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Photo of HopsHops
2.9/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A - This beer poured out lookin funny to me...an off brownish grey? or something? it looked nice n thick with a thin head that vanished with the quickness

S - it smelled like the style should though nothing special...rather sweet yet kinda faint..

T - a bit metallic and not bold enough for me like something was missing from it ...rather sweet like the smell, it follows the style well but it just doesnt have enough flavor to be considered great...the aftertaste isnt all that wonderful either

M - Typically fizzy and ...just something about it isnt right..i cant put my finger on it...it just doesnt stand out...leaves a dry feeling

D - i will probly drink this one pint and be done with it but it was worth the experience

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Photo of JArami
3.4/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Hazy yellow with a fair amount of white head that dissipates quickly.

S: Not as yeasty as other Weizens. Very grainy and sweet smelling.

T: Sweet with a strong wheat backbone. Lacking the big banana and clove flavors traditional of Hefeweizens. A little roasted, with a refreshingly clean aftertaste.

M: Good amount of carbonation. Almost like an American Pale Wheat Ale with a refined taste and a lot of discipline shown when it comes to carbonation.

D: Nice and refreshing after work. A good quaffing beer, but I'd like a fuller body and more complexity in flavors that the style usually offers. Enjoyable.

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Photo of BeerlyLegal
2.83/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

A very dull / pale pour. Very little head. Looks almost watered down.

Has a zesty fruity aroma. Tastes ver dry, yeasty with a lemon finish. Not a'beer worth savoring. However, an easy beer to drink with a hefty meal. After taste is minimal with lemon being the dominant flavor

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Photo of Brookfieldglass
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Appearance: This beer is cloudy but a tad on the lighter golden amber side for a Hefe. A quick disappearing two finger head after being poured into a weizen glass with minimal lacing.

Aroma: Grainy/earthy wheat, some yeast and a hint of something sweet.

Taste: Creamy mouth feel albeit a bit on the lighter to moderate side with some hints of grain/earthiness with moderate carbonation.

Everything else: This is an above average Hefe in my opinion and a first for me with this brewery. The flavors aren't as sharp as I'd like but I'd buy this again.

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Photo of mavesba
4/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Dark, dirty straw yellow. Moderately cloudy with some sediment evident. Active bubbles rising throughout.

Pours a decent head, but larger bubbles that didn't last much past first drink.

Smell - Moderate yeast, floral smell, with slight sweetness and fruitiness.

Taste - Well balanced, slightly sweet, fruity flavor

Mouthfeel - Smooth, slightly creamy mouth feel, and hint of carbonation on the tounge.

Drinkability - This is a good beer, true to the style. I would certainly order it again if I saw it on a beer list.

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Organic Hefe-Weizen from Brauerei Pinkus Mueller
3.54 out of 5 based on 406 ratings.
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