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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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Photo of phisig137
3.4/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a rather dark gold, almost light brown/tan color, very hazy with a two finger head. Only moderate retention, but a creamy blanket is left on top of the glass.

Aroma is very bready, with a backup song of banana. Raw grain and fresh biscuits round it out.

Flavor is much the same. Strong wheat flavor, and a bit of banana fruit, but mellowed. Surprisingly hoppy dry finish for a german hefe. Personally, I'd like a bit more banana ester on the palate, and at least a little bit of clove. Medium bodied and well carbonated. Good drinkability.

Overall, a decent Hefe. Not the greatest out there, but not that bad either. $3 is a little steep for a pint though. You're mostly paying for that USDA organic stamp. If that's important to you, this is one of the better organic beers. If you're going to drink this with your Papa John's Pizza, don't bother... I don't think the organic wheat is going to help you much....

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Photo of Shadman
3.7/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy straw yeloow in color. Lots of effervesence allowed the bright white head to stay and then hold a nice cap. Not a hint of lacing in may sample though.

Kind of sweet and bready aroma with a hint of spiciness.

Quick bight from the fizziness, but then settles into a nice smoothness that allows the classic banana, peper and citrus flavor to come through although not as strong as some hefe's. Sweet maltiness and some lemony flavors come back to the palate before receding into a nice slighty dry finish.

fizzy mouthfeel initially, but it ends very quickly. Very smooth and drinkable.

A unique tasting hefe...

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Photo of GregorywBrown13
3.1/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A Typical weizen with a nice light golden yellow color, and thick yeast cloudiness.

S Very pleasing. Citrusy with a little banana. Slight spiceyness. Lacks a nice bready yeast aroma which comes through even less in the taste.

T pleasant but lacking. Very similar to the aroma. Most significantly to me it lacks a real noticable yeast presence which is what draws me to the style in the first place. Just tastes a little flat all around

M Very thin. Mine seems to be under carbonated for the style, but this seems to contradict other reviews, so perhaps mine is the exception.

D Drnkable in teh same way as an american light beer, easy to keep pounding them down hoping magically some flavor is going to appear.

I love hefeweisens, but this one was a bit of a let down. As a true fan of all wheat beers, i would suggest going elsewhere for a real tasty experience.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
2.58/5  rDev -27.1%
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 Melchizedek
2.9/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours hazy, a bit on the pale side, sort of a light peach. Head is well-formed, foamy white. Subsides into a nice cap.

Aroma well on the fruit-and-yeast side, very little spice; wheat is discernible, and mild banana. In the mouth, mellow and sweetish, some background citrus, cooling and foamy. Not a lot in the banana/clove department. A little bready yeast.

Just doesn't do much for me. Gulpable, even quaffable, but don't ever tell me any given German hefe is better than any given APWA...

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Photo of Golden2wenty1
3.4/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a .5L bottle at Riley's here in Madison.

Pour: honey-golden yellow, slight yeasty haze under a half inch of white foam that fades to a quick skim.

Nose and Taste: wheaty, yeasty funk, dry grain husk, lemon pepper zing, hint of banana bread, and bubblegum. Turns a little salty/sour after the turn. Lingering cracker dry wheat finish.

Feel: light with some yeasty grit and biting carbonation

Drinkability/Overall: An interesting hefeweizen. Light on the banana esters that I like, but lots of interesting wheat malts and yeast going on. Perhaps the organics producing different things. Not my favorite or most balanced hefe, but an interesting, ultimately drinkable wheat. Worth a go.

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Photo of Hautacam
3.26/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Cloudy light gold..big white head that settles down to 1/4 " with little lacing.
Smells very much like a bag of flour with some lemon.
Flavors are all pretty mute. There is a sour lemon taste at first followed by sweet bread dough....too raw, though. Some yeasty wheat (duh )...just a hint of banana at the end..., which is clean ,and no clove. Kind of thin all around.
Light / medium body with lots of carbonation....gassy stuff.
Not as flavorful as most German hefes....I would not seek this one out. Still, better than most American hefes....might go good with a light meal.

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Photo of meadhead
3.6/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Middle of the road
general wheat--
tart-ish yeast
with very slight banana clove

Not bad
not great

Not as strong, mellow, or complex as some other german

Pours a hazy yellow-brown with
a tart yeast wheat-ish smell

Taste is a just a little
and light on the flavor
but still traces of Good german wheat

Mouthfeel is allright
perhaps a little high on the carbonation

gulps without much complication.

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Photo of guinnessfan
3.54/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500 mL bottle poured into pint glass.

A: Cloudy, pale golden with two finger ivory-white head.

S: Yeast and mild kiwi-type fruit. Not much going on here.

T: Nice flavor, just not enough. Wheat-type flavor. The only real thing that saved it was when I swirled the yeast.

M: Thin, very carbonated, fizzy. Watery.

D: Very easy to drink. Easy like beer-flavored water. Thirst quenching and enjoyable. Good summer barbeque beer. I probably won't ever get it again, though. Not enough flavor.

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Photo of AChamberlain
3.63/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

.5l bottle bought from the Park Slope Food Coop. No date.

A - cloudy pale yellow. 1 inch head. Typical, if not paler, hefe look.

S - Spice and cloves, no real fruity or banana smells as I was expecting.

T - Spicy, unimpressive though. In the end like water. It was not too bad, I guess just not what I was expecting from a hefe. Still pretty tasty.

M - Smooth, not much carbonationd

D - Very drinkable.

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Photo of shadow1961
3.4/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pinkus Hefe-Weizen wheat ale pours out creamy white
head over a cloudy yellow brew. It grew much cloudier
and had a few particles when I poured out the rest of the
bottle. The cloudyness is not really surprising since it's
unfiltered and 100% certified organic. Carbonation is
moderate, and the nose is of malt and yeast and a bit
of fruit. The flavor is bisquity with a bit of malt and a bit
of citrus. Very refreshing and a good representative of
the type.

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Photo of treehugger02010
3.62/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A solid brew. I got it from a deli, and poured into a glass. There was a bunch of nice head, but no lace. The color was a nice dark and couldy yellow. There was a faint fruity smell. There wasn't much of a fruity taste, but it was good anyway. The taste was a little weak, but it wasn't that weak for an organic. Don't drink and review.

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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 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 Morris729
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy golden straw color with a thin white head that quickly vanishes completely. Nose is fresh lemon grass with some softer aromas of ripe banana in the background. Taste is fresh grains and wheat along with some dry cracker-like notes and some fruity and tangy yeast. Seems to lack complexity, but enjoyable nevertheless.

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Photo of BeerSox
3.13/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

.5L bottle into weizen glass.

Cloudy golden yellow, turning more toward orange in the wider parts of the glass. Somewhat spotty lacing. Not much head for a wheat beer.

Very light fruity yeast aromas, hints of orange and light creaminess.

Once again, light on the flavor. Some presence of the yeast and light malt. The most noticeable part was the slight hop bitterness at the end. Almost tastes watered down.

Low carbonation and watery mouthfeel.

This isn't really a bad beer, as there are no poor qualities in the taste or smell. It is if someone turned down the "intensity" knob when brewing this beer.

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Photo of Higravity
2.74/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The weakest German Hefe's I've had. Nice clouded golden look with a decent head and all that. The smell was clovey to me and a lingering citrus with a subdued wheat charateristic. The taste was a standard wheat with only mild hefe yeast notes. The mouthyfeel was just so and it was drinakable in the not really bad sense, just not realy a "Hefe" to me. No thanks.

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Photo of MuenchenerKindl
3.53/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a .5L bottle to a mi .5L hefe weissen glass. The liquid is Stack yellow and cloudy. A big swirl of the bottle to suspend the yeast that had settled and then poured to a finish adds a brownish hue to the brew. The looks very good, it pushes up a tall 3 finger head that shows a little lace. All in all an excellent looking brew.

The smell is strong, and clear, but maybe a little suspect. Very nice citrus and also kind of nutty but missing is that Hefe Banana cloves smell.

The taste is a let down. No Banana, cloves and bubble gum, Just tart citrus.

The mouthfeel is.... Well Yuk, kinda gross. the beer looks well carbonated, but feels flat, and thick like syrup,

The drinkability is not too good, flat syrup, citrus.... No Thanks. MK

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Photo of TexIndy
3.3/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a weizen glass. Had a light yellow color that was so light it reminded me of a witbier. Good size head and lacing with good carbonation. For a wheat beer, it had a average to slightly below average smell. Mouthfeel was pretty good but overall the taste was sorta bland. Worth trying and maybe a rare repeat but if wanting a wheat you can find many better (3.25, RB, T, Y)

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Photo of Reidrover
3.06/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Nice looking hefe, maybe a tad lighter yellow than the usual ,very nice frothy,thick white head.. Aroma is quite subdued for style but perfectly pleasant with hints of wheat, not very yeasty, lemon grass, a hint of hay, not spicy. Taste is quite weak here mostly wheat, some very feeble esters, bananas, peppery on the back of the tongue. Ok on the palate, i will say average because its a very hot day here. Not impressed with this one a weak German hefe.

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Photo of roblowther
3.31/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle purchased at Whole Foods. Pours with a nice head that forms a nice, rocky surface. Looks great, on the whole. Smell is muted, but thin and a wee sharp. Taste is pleasant, but tending to be a bit on the bland side. It could use a bit more of the wheat sweetness. Nice aftertaste with notes of banana. If that taste came on a bit quicker the beer would definitely benefit. Mouthfeel is good, again could maybe use a bit more of the wheat gluten. Drinkability is good, going down very easy & could do so again on a hot afternoon. Overall, maybe this one could benefit from the addition of a lemon, although I would rarely say that as I tend to be an "NFL" guy. I think the addition of a citrus flavor might jazz up this pleasant, if innocous entry.

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Photo of russpowell
3.45/5  rDev -2.5%
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 jwc215
2.89/5  rDev -18.4%
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 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 Frozensoul327
3.48/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nice German Hefe. Pours out to a cloudy yellow copper color with a hazy suspended in the liquid (yeast was poured in). Decent head of foam. No lace. Aromas of citrusy herbs and bananas, a touch of light malt. Flavor was fair; malty estery banana notes mixed with sharp elements of lemon, and smooth dry notes of wheat. Mouthfeel is decent, slightly smooth. Drinkability makes up for what is missing. A good summer brew to have on hand.

THE BLOODHOUND FACTOR: According to Peaches, this is a winner, hands down.

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