Organic Hefe-Weizen | Brauerei Pinkus Mueller

416 Ratings
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 MasterRigger
3.96/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BigJim5021
3.4/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours quite pale with a big white head. Almost looks like extremely hazy lemonade.

The aroma is apple-y. There's a whiff of sweet wheat malt as well. It smells light.

It tastes light too. This is easily the lightest tasting German weizen I've ever had. The flavor is even light on the wheat malt. I taste some palt malt, a little bit of apple and only the slightest touch of spiciness associated with the style. Not bad, but just too damn light.

Mouthfeel is too thin for my tastes too. It's not so thin that you feel gypped or anything, it's just not where I want it for the style. Finish isn't as dry as I prefer in a weizen either.

Drinkability is pretty decent. This would be really refreshing on a hot day. It's just not at all a standout weizen. I'll take it over most american "hefeweizens", but it's just nothing beyond decent.

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Photo of FadetoBock
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of Stimack
3.22/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Saw this at Oliver’s the other day and was intrigued that it was Organic and the fact that I have taken a liking to Hefe’s. The brew poured to a pale yellow/golden color, quite cloudy, as I could not see through it with a nice sized white head that’s retention was good but left limited lacing. The aromas seemed to be quite muted – as it did not come across as a hefe-weizen, did not have the banana or clove scent. Seemed to have a strong grain scent that actually seemed to be a slight detractor. The aromas clearly where not there for me, such a disappointment. The flavor again was missing the mark if this is a Hefe-weizen. Though not a bad tasting brew it had limited banana flavors. Does have some citrus like flavors that go well. To me this is an easy drinking brew but to me it is missing some normal flavors that should be there or are just overly muted. Again the beer went quick, just seemed to miss the mark for the style.

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Photo of elricorico
2.88/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This one looks pretty average for a hefe. It is a hazy yellow and the head faded away rapidly. It just doesn't look very lively to me.

I get more of a euro pale lager smell than a hefe smell here. It smells grassy and has a bit of mustiness to it. Disappointing.

The taste is not too exciting either. I get the impression that it has the base of a hefe but all the good parts never made it in there. It is a grassy and tart. Really gives the impression of a lager more than an ale.

The mouthfeel is alright, light to medium bodied with less carbonation than I would expect for the style. Inoffensive but less than impressive.

This is the kind of beer I would expect the masses to cling to. Not much to it really. Throw a lemon on the glass and serve it ice cold, they'll make a mint.

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Photo of Sanchezrox23
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of npendres
2/5  rDev -43.7%

Photo of wattoclone
4/5  rDev +12.7%

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

The Pinkus Hef poured a clear straw yellow with a quick dissipating foam head and champagne like bubble that keep coming up from the bottom of the glass. Cool. It got considerably cloudier as I poured the last third of the bottle from the sediment.

The aroma was spicy, cloves.

It was semi tart and finished dry. In the finish I could taste bananas. It was probably the best organic Hefeweizen I have had.

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

Photo of crookedhalo
3.72/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours hazy golden yellow with a thick white head. Smells organic; yeasty malt, faint clove and other phenols. Kind of grassy and herbal, in both aroma and taste, as opposed to other German hefes. Nicely balanced. Mouthfeel is light and spritzy. Rather thin for a hefeweizen, but nonetheless good, overall. A good summer sessioner.

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Photo of Zraly
3.97/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy, fizzy pale-yellow and a nice white, billowing head. Although, the head takes off rather quickly.

Bubbley, fizzy, zingy flavor. A bit tart and sour. Sweet and citrusy. It finishes super-clean, almost too leaves in a quite thin manner. Mild notes of vanilla and spice...but this flavor is just fruity and funky, rather atypical from other import hefeweizen.

Good all by itself...or maybe served with appetizers.

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Photo of ale207
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of Bookseeb
3.26/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance is a hazy straw in color with a crisp head, light lace. Smell has a light wheat and green apple aroma. Taste is lightest German hefe I've tried, it's clean with the wheat in the background. Mouthfeel has good body and carbonation. Not what I expected from this German hefe, but tis refreshing.

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Photo of PatrickJR
3.52/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 16.9 bottle into weizen glass.

A - Decidedly average for a hefeweizen. Very pale, cloudy, but with much less yeast sediment than expected. Brew never takes on the yeast laden brownish opaqueness. Head comes to about a finger, perhaps a little more, and falls rather quickly to a thin film, moderate lacing.

S - More of a grape bubble gum aroma than banana, with a solid backing of tangy, citrusy wheat malt.

T - Good, but slightly lacking. A sort of tasteless grows into the same grape bubble gum flavor from the nose and peaks mid palate with a good deal of sweetness. The beer begins to dry out and expose the full breadth of the sour-ish wheat malt without becoming too overbearing. A touch of phenols (particularly clove and iodine) in the finish, after which the brew finishes fairly clean.

M - My favorite thing about this beer. Light to medium bodied, with an excellent balance of smooth creaminess with a moderate to high carbonation level to accompany the sourness.

D - A decent hefeweizen, but nothing that hasn't been done better. This is a very mild example of the style, and though the grapey flavor is somewhat out of place, it is unoffensive and fairly balanced.

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Photo of Patrick999
3.9/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Most hefes make a good run at presentation, and this is not an exception. Poured a slightly cloudy white gold, filled a hefe glass nicely.

S - Mostly notes of wheat and a good deal of spicy clove.

T - Very smooth, wheat backbone underlying that considerable clove presence. In fact, so much that this almost manifests itself to me as a witbier - I don't get as much banana/bubblegum as in some others. Still enjoyable though. Dry finish; very little sweetness.

F - Very good. The first split second instinct is to say it seems watery, but the ample carbonation rushes in.

D - Drinkability nearly rivals that of water. Crisp and quenching, a good summer option.

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Photo of Nerudamann
3.35/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Look – pale golden color, somewhat hazy looking, with about half a finger’s worth of off-white colored foam that dissipates somewhat quickly.

Smell – interesting smell, as with most of their beers (probably due to the “organic” ingredients. It definitely has a Bavarian style to the aroma, which is hard to identify, but it’s kinda like a gluwein.

Taste – pretty sharp and bitter from the hops straight out of the gate. The bitterness hit an acme a little bit after the middle of the tasting, and then mellows out some. The actual taste of the hops isn’t there, just the bitterness. I can’t really taste the wheat in this one, which is interesting.

Mouthfeel – pretty well balanced, but still leans more on the watery side.

Overall – not a bad brew, but an interesting/confusing taste for a Hefe.

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Photo of jamie2dope
3.92/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I picked up a bottle of this because I am pretty sure I have never had it. Anyway, pours a glowing golden color, with little to no heading, which as far as I know is unusual for this style. Lots of carbonation bubbles can be viewed rising towards the top of the beer. Smell has some toasted wheat bread with hints of citrus fruits; mainly orange and lemon. Taste is almost juicy with fruit flavors, plus bubblegum, wheat bread and a chalky medicinal characteristic. Body is light, nicely carbonated and really very refreshing. Drinkability is damn good; I could go through a few bottles of this in a session. I have to admit that when I first popped this beer open, I was not at all impressed. After a little time to let it open up though, it came through with flying colors. Great Hef, great beer.

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Photo of tharper178
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of whynot44
3.48/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Light bodied, Light apricot color, cloudy, with a huge white fluffy head.

Aroma is mainly lemon and fresh bread, no detectable bananas or cloves - not all bad.

Taste is mainly lemon, yeast/bread, with a little fruitiness more like apple or pear. Finishes tart with a touch of hops. crisp and refreshing but a little different than the usual hefe-weizen.

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Photo of KalanM
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of stewart124
3.92/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a pale yellow color with fizzy white head.

Smell is clean. Earthy straw notes present. Slight pear esters.

Taste is very clean with lots of spritz. Little to no banana or clove. Lots of carbonation and a tingle on the tongue. Grainy tastes with little to no hop aroma or presence. Sweet tastes in the finish but finishes dry.

This is a really clean beer that reminds me more of an American Hefe. No flaws and it's very tasty. I could put down quite a few of these. Very refreshing.

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Photo of Nage37
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of rekel
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of CorgiDad
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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