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Organic Hefe-Weizen | Brauerei Pinkus Mueller

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Organic Hefe-WeizenOrganic Hefe-Weizen
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brauerei Pinkus Mueller
Germany | website

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
Reviews:
237
Ratings:
397
Avg:
3.54
pDev:
20.62%
 
 
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Photo of brurevu
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

This beer poured an almost crystal clear gold until I decided to activate the yeast and pour in the rest of the beer. There was a stormy mess of a mixture until it all settled into an opaque straw yellow brew. There was the typical thick head, but on the Pinkus it quickly dissipated and left little lacing. There was faint banana on the nose, but I picked up more of the clove spice typical of the style. The taste was strong on the Hefe spice and begins with a bready wheat that melds into the spice. I did not have much in the way of the signature banana and bubble gum yeast notes that I have come to expect, but more spice and wheat. The opaque appearance and creamy mouthfeel belied its light and refreshing finish.

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Photo of curasowa
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Appearance: Cloudy, golden yellow color with one finger of white head that fades to a ring with little lacing.

Aroma: Grainy wheat malt, yeast and a little cooked veggy.

Taste: Creamy with a fair amount of wheat malt up front, then some mild earthy bitterness and some lemon as the carbonation builds, then finishing a bit dish-raggy with hints of banana and clove.

The Rest: A fairly mediocre Hefe, lacking a bit in character. Not as crisp or as yeasty as I like.

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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 Darkmagus82
3.54/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from bottle into a weizen glass

Appearance – Pours a massively hazy yellow color with a nice thick pure white head. THE thick head persists for a very long time, slowly fading over time to leave a great level of streaky lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The smell is heavy of wheat and yeast with a moderately strong smell of spices. The spices are mainly of clove and cardamom but are joined by some light pepper as well. Along with these smells is a big lemon citrus and grassy aroma producing a nice yeasty and lemony Hefeweizen smell overall.

Taste – The taste begins with a bready and smooth wheat taste. It is on the drier side from the start, but does have some sweetness of lemonade and banana. As the flavor advances yeast begins finding its way to the tongue, with it growing rather strong at the end of the taste. While the yeast gets stronger so too does a lighter clove flavor. At the same time the yeast and clove grow stronger the sweeter flavors of a lemonade nature lessen, with a light grassy and hay like flavor coming to the taste at the very end and combining with the rest to leave a very smooth but somewhat subdued Hefeweizen flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the slightly thinner side with a carbonation level that is on the lower side as well. A bit more carbonation may have been slightly more fitting as it would have complemented nicely the lighter body in making for a very easy drinking brew.

Overall – An alright Hefeweizen. It looks fantastic and has a good aroma, but the flavors are just a bit too subdued and the carbonation is a bit too light. Just OK.

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Photo of spoony
3.7/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From a 500 ml bottle (code says 9313N09) into a hefe glass.

A-A normal pour produces a thin head of barely one finger of white foam. The head drops quickly to a cap that hangs around for a bit. The brew is a bit dull looking with a dijon mustard hue as a result of the yeast.

S-The smell is surprisingly sharp and grassy for a hefe. There is very little clove/banana going on here. Just a bit of lemon and grain.

T-The taste is also light on the banana/clove yeast, but there is a bit of doughy yeast. The main flavor remains a grainy lemon with a bit of astringent grass/straw. It is certainly different from many hefes, but not entirely unpleasant...almost pils like at times.

M-The feel is a bit watery with soft, moderate carbonation and a medium heft. It is really drinkable, however, which is what I want in a hefe.

O-This is a pretty mediocre beer but it has some interesting characteristics. The graininess and lack of typical hefe yeast flavors is disappointing, but the feel is pretty good and goes a long way towards making up for the lackluster smell and taste. Maybe it is the "organic" label working into my subconscious, but I feel like this beer actually tastes like the ingredients that go into it, and not like some magical potion. Weird.

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Photo of Murrhey
2.58/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a large weizen glass in high elevation Kalispell, Mont. Reviewed live.

A- Three-finger white head with decent retention. Very clean looking head with a nice, cloudy, orange body. I was expecting it to look worse. So that's a nice thing to see. Loses points for lack of lacing.

S- Has the usual trappings of a hef, with the unfortunate nose of grass. Some cloves and banana.

T- Some hef characteristics. Relatively thin flavor.

M- Medium carbonation but a pretty light-bodied beer. Finishes sticky.

O- Look was above average, the beer fell after that though.

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Photo of jimmah120
4/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle with no date. really cool label design, in my opinion. shows the ancient dudes who started the brewery? swirled into a flute glass

look is a very cloudy orange wheat color. smell is light and yeasty. taste is light and refreshing wheat, with lemon and sweet malt.

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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 odms
2.67/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Appearance - light for a hefeweizen, a straw-yellow and very cloudy. About a quarter inch head, dissipates quickly. The retention didn't last long as I drank the glass

Smell - citrusy, more sour smelling than other hefeweizens I've had

Taste - like the smell, this beer seems to have a sour taste that lingers. Also the normal bready, banana-like tastes that are common of hefeweizens

Mouthfeel - pretty light for the style, but still pretty smooth. The carbonation was strange for a hefe, it seemed more like I was drinking an American lager

Overall - a decent hefeweizen, definitely different from most that I've had. I feel like the citrus of the beer was overwhelming to the normal hefeweizen flavors. Also, I feel like the lightness was a disadvantage as compared to others.

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Photo of mactrail
3.08/5  rDev -13%
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 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 thecheapies
4.24/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Penn Weizen glass. Yeast swirled in.

The pour looks nice. Eggy white head meringues on top of a cloudy goldenrod beer. Looks creamy and the head retention is superb. Delightful.

Strangely, it smells almost eggy. Custardy yeast, banana yogurt, white bread malts, light lemony sourness, and wheat. Very nice aroma for the lover of the banana-forward hefe!

Deliciously malty with big bready wheat and white bread notes. Banana custard, lemony twang, light peppery spice, some navel orange, and a hint of bitter dandelion roots. There's an herbal quality to the hops, which are still very light. Green apple and carrying banana in the finish. This might be the epitome of spring beer for me. Super!

Fortified mouthfeel; almost creamy in body with some side-mouthed carbonation sizzle that really sets it off. Exquisite.

I don't know if my palate has mutated, or what, but this makes my personal Top 5 Hefeweizens list. And, I'd like to think I've reviewed my fair share of the style after last summer's hefe project. Why didn't I run into this beaut during the warm season? I know where to find her now, and you better believe I'm coming back for more.

Reiteration: A perfect springtime beer!

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

Poured out a sexy dirty blonde color and is extremely cloudy, contains mild carbonation and is topped off with a nice thick head that quickly subsides to create a thin layer of bubbles. This beer is a proud owner of some very good lacing… the aroma is light over all, hints a citrus and berry fruits are present, some grass and wheat come through just not as strong. Its light and crisp on the tongue, faintly tart throughout, but very pleasing. It is sweet overall and the flavors are a bit mild, some lemon and orange zest comes through, some grass flavors but not much else. It as a light mouth feel and goes down very well, very smooth. This is a very refreshing beer.

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Photo of JohnGalt1
3.4/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Picked up this afternoon at Whole Foods... Pours a very hazed glowing yellow... nice fluffy white head...

Nose is more banana than anything else, very light clovey phenol profile. bready maltiness is also very light but what malt there is, magnifies the banana esters.

Very traditional flavors... more balanced toward the esters, but a minor bit of clove and with warmth some lemon comes out... Like a "Hefe-Lite".

Good body and carbonation...

This is a pretty good hefe, but not on the same scale as Paulaner or Weihenstephaner.

Surprised I have not reviewed this one yet..

3.5/3.5/3.5/3.5/3

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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.53/5  rDev -0.3%
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 mick303
3.47/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a pale orange-amber brown, quite hazy, head recedes quite quickly, leaves some alright lacing.

Aroma has some citrus lemon notes, a strong under-ripe banana. Some fresh grassiness, quite light. wheat and yeast come through.

Taste has a chewy, light bubblegum, banana that is again quite underripe, some mild clove spice but overall quite light and fresh. A hit of lemon and fresh grass/herbs. Mouthfeel is really light, with a carbonation that has a bite initially, dieing later. Finish tends more toward vegetal, a tartness also comes across strongly. After taste is chewy, and crisp.

This is very light, it comes across with a fair bit of lager-type aspects, very light in body for a hefe. I would definitely recommend other hefes over this. Slightly watery, and the underripe banana character is a bit off-putting.

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Photo of Douberd
3.39/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

ABV 5,0 %
500 ml bottle, bought in a bilologic goods shops. Ingredients are water, wheat, barley, hops nad yeast, all organically grown. Poured into a weizen glass.
Much smaller head than the one I was expecting, maybe two fingers in height, white in colour and very froathy in texture. Not much of a retention and no lacing left behind. Average activity in the glass. Colour is very pale yellow, slighty hazy but transparent.
Aroma of citrus fruits mostly, some subtle banana aromas, some clove and yeast. All those combined, give this beer a very nice aroma.
Taste is bubblegum, but again very subtle, also sort of grape-y, as it tastes quite like a white wine. It has a citrus sourness, which makes it very drinkable and refreshing.
Quite carbonated, leaves your palate slighty dry and on the body is medium thin.
Overall, "refreshing" it's the word that describes it best. From the pale look, to the smell, to the light citrus sourness, points on you to drink it on hot summer day, and you won't disappointed when you do.

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Photo of OtherShoe2
3.58/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours hazy yellow with a foamy head No real retention, no lace.

Sweet grain an wheat and yeast notes. No fruit, clove, banana?

This drinks like an American wheat. Yeast and sweet wheat up front, some husk bitterness and a lemon-like tartness at the end. Finishes fairly clean.

Lighter bodied. Good carbonation.

I was a bit disappointed. An ok brew, but not what I want in a German hefe.

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Photo of metter98
3.55/5  rDev +0.3%
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 Cavanaghty
4.2/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from growler into a sample glass.

Appearance: Cloudy amber color, little bit of head.

Smell: Wheat, malts and alcohol.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth medium to light bodied and well balanced. Taste of wheat and barley maybe, smooth mild flavors and not much for an aftertaste.

Overall: Great beer! I will buy this one again, glad I chose it for a beer tasting with my friends.

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Photo of dpodratsky3
3.9/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle poured into hefe glass

A: Poured in the traditional hefeweizen manner but yields surprisingly little head, cloudy yellow/gold color that tries to look orange

S: Very mild, actually smells mostly like yeast and mild alcohol, but not the normal banana aroma

T: Delicious and a vast improvement over the aroma, definitely a sweet beer, although not in a cloying way, just a slight sweetness that really works well, the hops never really provide much flavor, just the typical clean slightly spicy flavor of german hops, the yeast doesn't have a real heavy clove and banana flavor of the typical hefeweizen, instead the yeast seems like a blend between a hefe and a wit, tart and a tad spicy when combined with the hops, very drinkable

M: Good mouthfeel, very light feeling, carbonation doesn't feel that high though so it isn't overpowering

O: One of the better hefeweizens I've had in a while, a little different, but delicious, light and slightly citric, not heavy

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Photo of barnzy78
3.53/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

16oz bottle, pours a cloudy pale peach-yellow color with a huge rocky white head that holds incredible retention, but doesn't leave much for lacing on the glass. Aromas are typical for the style - banana, clove, wheat, hefeweizen yeast, and some bubble gum. Tastes seem a bit mild with notes of bubble gum, banana, wheat, clove, lemon. Mouth-feel is creamy and exceptionally smooth, while being medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Finishes a tad dry leaving the palate craving another sip. Even though the flavors seem to be a bit lacking, it's smooth and very drinkable. It was worth the try, but there are better offerings in this style category.

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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 jtierney89
4.3/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Super hazy pale yellow color (can't see through the beer at all) with a big bright white crystal head. Lots of banana bread and clove on the nose with notes of bubblegum and an earthy yeast presence.

An incredibly strange beer. Super unique. Sweet fruit, banana and bubble gum up front (to the point where you think it might be cloying) but the earthy yeast comes in and creates a bittering effect to balance things out. The beer lightens up and snaps into a nice dry finish clearing all flavors making balance irrelevant. The beer presents the flavors it wants to and then fades into a refreshing sip. Medium in body and refreshing. Very unique. A little too much banana for me but a very very very good beer overall.

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Photo of fayar
2.4/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Little head and a flat sour flavor. Not much on the nose, not much on the tongue, and leaves a chalky aftertaste. I had to search for the flavor in this one. I may not know this type of beer, (or it very well may have been a bad bottle), but it left me wanting.

Drinkable but not memorable.

(I'll give it a second chance someday, like I said, maybe it was a bad bottle).

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Organic Hefe-Weizen from Brauerei Pinkus Mueller
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