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Organic Hefe-Weizen | Brauerei Pinkus Mueller

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240 Reviews
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
Reviews:
240
Ratings:
406
Avg:
3.54
pDev:
20.9%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
34
For Trade:
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Photo of NEhophead
3.33/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dense and porous bright white head that slowly recedes. Some walls of condensed lacing with average strength. Glowing goldenrod with a chill haze.

Toasted oats and wheat aroma. A semi-sweet malt character with an earthy mustiness. A touch of sour lemon.

Sweet toasted wheat and grain maltiness. An underlying citric sourness that comes in and out of the primary toasted oat flavor. A few hints of butterscotch. A bland flavored version of the style.

Light bodied; bready, airy on the palate. A grain like feel, but not obtrusive.

A light yet essentially boring hefe-weizen that is highly drinkable. The flavor is bland; nothing really standing out in this offering. An average ale that I'll pass on next time.

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

Slightly cloudy with a prodigious head, sticky and rocky, fairly bright white, but hey, it doesn't hang out. It's gone within a few minutes.

The nose has the expected banana and clove elements, but they are muted, not very assertive. A bit of lime appears occasionally. No whiff of hops or malt.

The taste has a slight bitterness at first, a bit of mineral hops, a peppery note, very slight, subdued malt and grain flavors, and a tea-like finish.
It's rather light-bodied with very little residual carbonation. Rather thin and lifeless after a bit, actually.

A disappointing brew, given my past experiences with Pinkus Mueller. I'd give it another try, but wouldn't expect alot.

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Photo of Billolick
3.53/5  rDev -0.3%
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 cokes
4/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Blurry mustard with a modest white bonnet.
Lemony-wheat touched aroma, furthered by notions of lilacs and vanilla. It lacks, in part, the phenols of many a hefe, but it still smells inviting.
Begins with a tart-leaning wheat notion that build a huskier graininess over time. Lemon spritz middle, with traces of clove and kiwi. Herbal on the close with nods towards eucalyptus and honeysuckle.
The yeast pour only makes this breadier, and masks most of the nuance. I'd keep it out next time.
Light bodied with a steadfast, uppity carbonation. This is a quencher in the truest sense of the word...one with some subtle flair.

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Photo of TheLongBeachBum
3.23/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Presentation: A nice looking 500ml tall brown glass bottle with a very traditional looking, old Teutonic style mish-mash yellow background label. On the neck there is a much simpler white rectangular sticker with the word “Organic” stuck on the bottle at an angle – it almost looks as if this was stuck on as an afterthought, who knows, maybe it was. Imported by Merchant du Vin, and I paid $2.69 for this. Listed as an Unfiltered Wheat Ale and 5.1% Alc./Vol.

Appearance: A milky pale yellow-golden body. Massive frothy white head forms quickly settles down to a crisp but creamy ½” thick covering. Minimal lacing but decent conditioning.

Nose: Soft cloves and breaded dough laden middle with fresh wheat that has some yeast encrusted resembles

Taste: Crisp and very sharp, light citric elements with a soft body that benefits from a tart wheat middle. Some banana in the back end mixes with a creamy clove feel that lingers with a sharp clove tasting yet fruity finish.

Mouthfeel: Above average feel, the high carbonation assists in giving this beer a solid feel. Very nice and crisp drinking. Clean and slick.

Drinkability: Average Hefe-Weizen and quite light for a Teutonic offering. I could handle a couple of bottles of this but it’s a tad one-dimensional to be drinking it all night.

Overall: The “Organic” could also mean “light”, or is that “Lite”? in this case. If I was to put this in Yorkshire terms, I would call it a Jessie-Hefe.

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Photo of RoyalT
3.6/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance – This one poured a bright orange in color and was very hazy. It sported a nice, full white head and certainly looked the part.

Smell – There is some good yeast to be had with this nose. The banana was very light but present along with some bigger, raw-style fruits like oranges and cherries.

Taste – The yeast is good here but the orange and cherry notes are too big and damper the overall flavor profile. I’m also getting an off-style tarty twang.

Mouthfeel – This light to medium-bodied Weizen is heavier than I like, and the mouthfeel suffers from the tartness in the taste.

Drinkability – This is pretty good, but the heavy orange sweetness and sour flavors take away from the classic yeast and banana notes and spoil this organic effort by Pinkus.

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Photo of BuckeyeNation
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
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 WesWes
3.33/5  rDev -5.9%
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 gentlebubbles
3.45/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Cloudy grapefruit juice color with a tall fluffy head, a white as bright as the inner rind of the grapefruit. Sweet floral, lemony scent. Tastes mostly lemon with tart finish. Medium body, moderate carbonation. In short, middling. Not so impressive but a good working beer (drank it while bottling homebrew) and it went well with a white pizza.

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Photo of kennyo
3.33/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

bought four different brands of weisse beers to see if nt stands out. Beer pours a beautiful looking beer. Nice soapy head, stays around forever. looks like it should be a weisse beer commercial. The problem was that I was anticipating a great weisse beer but it really wasn't great. Average at best, not really worth tthe price. Nlothng wrong with it but nothing worth looking for. Overall, just an average hefe weizen

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Photo of mschofield
3.69/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy yellow-gold with a four finger off-white head, leaves just bits of lacing, dissapointing lacing for a hefe weizen.
Very fruity - banana and tropical fruit, wheat bread, butter, apple, quite sweet.
Similar in taste, a little tart.
Light-medium body, a pleasant beer, not too complicated.

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

Pours a cloudy light yellow brew, looks a lot like a Belgian White Beer.

Smell is light with a lemon and a bread dough smell.

Taste is mildly sweet and fruity; there is a mild tart tang to this.
Mild flavor for a hefe, this is a mellow brew for mellow times. I detected none of the expected cloves and banana flavors I normally expect from a German Hefe-Weissen. Flavor is much closer to an American wheat beer.

Mouthfeel is good, a not so thick brew.

Certainly drinkable, a mild beer that is right at home as a summer thirst quencher and cool down beer.

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Photo of 86MonteSS
4.07/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pinkus: The methadone of hefe-weizens. Seriously, to those of you addicted to lemon slices, try this one on for size. From the sweet, banana-like fragrance to the pure, lemony-wheat palate, this beer is a one-way ticket to fruit-free rapture. Zesty, refreshing, rejuvinating... this one's gonna be high up on the summer beer list.

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Photo of Zraly
3.97/5  rDev +12.1%
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 clean...it 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 Tballz420
3.57/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This brew is a cloudy lighter-orange color, small for the style bubbly wheat head. Fish food yeast floating 'round. Smells fruity in a belgian style way. Less of the banana/fruit flavors associated with the style, more of a thinner taste. Medium body. A decent hefe, but i would recommend many before this one.

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Photo of DESTRO
3.71/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a lemon like haze with a huge rocky white head, looks delicious. leaves a nice spotty lace throughout the drinking experiance. smells a tad citrus like with a light malty aroma. the flavor was light, tangy...reminded me of a wit beer. like the nose there is a nice light malt (think quality euro lager i.e. weihenstephaner) a tad yeasty and finishes with a nice lemon zest. nicely carbonated, bubbly in the mouth. i can picture this being an awesome refreshing summer time brew. puts me in a good mood.

paid $1.99 a bottle.

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Photo of crookedhalo
3.72/5  rDev +5.1%
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 AtLagerHeads
3.65/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The hazy dark yellow/ light apricot-colored body was all-too-briefly topped by about 4 fingers of just off-white foam before it vanished leaving very spotty lace effect.The aroma is mostly of the yeasty, bready sense with no sense of hops. The flavor is also a bit yeasty and bready, but is lightly flavored overall. The feel is very effervescent and crisp with a nice light body leaving lots of room for more. Easy drinkability.

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Photo of putnam
4.52/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Veeerrrry different.
Bright creamy yellow color.
Right away the aromatics are seductive as they offer a very untainted hot-cereal richness, then push back with lemon-head and lemoncello brightness. Buttery, milky, oaty flavors are decorated with bitter citrus peel and grapeseed oil. Quite a stunning composition, and utterly convincing as something that is NOT the result of shortcuts. Slap good ingredients together and this is what you get. The movement from deep, satiny maltiness to doughy white breadiness to ripe twigginess is absolutely seamless.
And I think this bottle was stressed.

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Photo of chaduvel
3.68/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had to try an organic Hefe-Weizen. Pours a nice typical golden color and I can see the yeast swirling around in the glass. Head not as big as other wheat beers that I've had. Smells of yeast and citrus, hard to put my finger on what types of citrus. Taste is very unique for a Hefe-Weizen. Sour malty [?] flavors dominate the palate. Some hints of spice but again there's that more malty sour flavor dominating. This Hefe-Wiezen is brewed in Munster and is apparently a northern take on the Bavarian wheat beer. Has the drinkability of its Bavarian cousins and is definitely worth a try. Cheers to Pinkus for brewing organic.

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Photo of feloniousmonk
3.47/5  rDev -2%
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 oberon
3.13/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I thought that this would be alot better than it was,poured a standard hazy yellow color with big fluffy head,an aroma of bananas and some slight spicy notes.Pretty yeasty tasting not real tart,seems to come up short on alot of traits of the style.An average underachieving beer in my opinion.

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Photo of AudioGilz
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It's kind of cloudy burnt orange and yellow mixed. The head disappears quickly. The aroma is rather tart and very lemony. As goes the flavor, there's an odd tartness in there. I don't really like it. It's not annoying enough to knock drinkability, because this is still a crisp and refreshing brew to say the least. It's just too full of lemon zest and carbonation whilst lacking banana, clove, yeast flavors I crave in a hefeweizen.

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

This brew initially yields a good head with medium to fine bubbles. The head lasts a fair length of time the starts to fade. It is a cloudy yellow-orange color with a fair amount of carbonation rising up the sides of the glass. During my taste test I could feel the carbonation rolling off my tongue. The taste was not offensive and rather on the mild side after some of the beers I have had lately. I liked the taste but yet was not real impressed by it. All in all, I'd drink it again, but there are better brews to drink than this.

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Photo of nomad
3.55/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A hazy pale yellow with a thin and perfectly flat foamy head, this beer had little bit of carbonation and fast sliding lace. Smelled of lemon, raw vanilla, pale German malt, and a tiny coating of hops. Also had a white wine kind of alcohol smell.

Taste was thinly of malt, some clove, and a nice light hop bitter end. Seemed like pilsener-styled weizen. Left an organic saison-like aftertaste - sharp and raw. A very dry finish. Felt decent on the way down thanks to the softness from the wheat.

A different take on the style. Very raw and missing the sweet, sour, and fruity esters. Goes well with fruit, though.

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