Pimock | Freigeist Bierkultur

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Freigeist Bierkultur

Style: German Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Knapp85 on 08-17-2012

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Ratings: 71 |  Reviews: 20
Reviews by Philousa:
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2.76/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Looks fairly clear and golden with an amber hue towards the middle. Very creamy head sits a half a finger and sticks to the glass as you drink. Aroma is clean, like a German Marzen. It's malty, syrupy, and nutty. There is some spiciness with a big whiff, but you really have to look for it. This doesn't smell so much wheaty as sweet, like so many German lagers do to me. I also get some earthy, somewhat dirty hops. Not as bright as most lagers or ales of the region. The taste is strange. It's like a battle between Hefeweizen and German lager. I get some nuttiness and tartness then followed by a sweet syrupy flavor that can only be described as malt. There is a clean finish that is more lager than ale. By clean I mean that the flavors tend to dissipate and just leave you with a dry finish. Body is medium, which is lighter than I was expecting from this wheat beer.

This one is just confusing. I mainly dislike German lagers unless they're a Pils or a well balanced Maibock. The clean taste really threw me off, but it really made it drinkable, which is why the Germans love these beers. I'm mixed about it, but it's still not something I'd reach for without being prodded.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Dan114
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of MGibbons
3.97/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GRG1313
3/5  rDev -14%

Photo of tone77
3.37/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 16.9 oz. bottle. Has a tan/brown color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, wheat and banana. Taste is sharp wheat, green apple, some banana. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall, not the flavor profile I would associate with this style, but a drinkable and decent beer.

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Photo of puboflyons
3.34/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

From the 500 ml. bottle. Sampled on June 6, 2015.

Basic yellow-orange pour with a short-lived off-white head.

The aroma is toasty and malty with grassy hops. Typical German brew.

Light and refreshing body meets the style

The taste has a nice German malt toasty character with a vibrant grassy hop finish. About as balanced as it can get for the style. Nothing great. Nothing bad. Just on target.

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Photo of Taperwookie
2.5/5  rDev -28.4%

Photo of jaydoc
3.55/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Smakawhat
3.65/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a wheat ale glass. Bottle date uncertain.

Classic amber body, red to brown, fairly opaque and some fine carbonation up on the rise, mostly of pin head sized bubbles but not excessive. Head comes up a little frothy settling with about three fingers of very light tan appearance, and clumping quite a bit with some good staying power. A dark weizen going on indeed.

Real nice soft and sweet aroma. Mild sensing brown sugar and a bit of mushy fruit. Large on the caramel action and coming out with even a touch of vanilla as well. Some tea like aromas round out as well interestingly with a sweet softness as well, very nice.

Palate comes a bit more subdued. Lighter malt body if a little wet. Some chalk like aftertaste but some of the classic chewy grain manages to come though. A very noticeable herbal to tea like bitterness on the finish but not overly large or excessive. Mixes well with some neutral grainy character, and bringing some more of that tea grass and herbality on on the palate.

Overall an interesting take, not a big ester brew either, kind of fun but not unfortuantely that remarkable but at least memorable.

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Photo of MarkJBurch
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of logicalparadox
3.19/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of BrazilianAussie
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of DrBier
4/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of metter98
3.38/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is cloudy yellowish orange in color and has a moderate to high amount of visible carbonation. It poured into a weizen glass with a two finger high white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a bit of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: There are light aromas of wheat in the nose along with notes of fruity yeast and hints of clove.
T: As in the smell, the taste is dominated by flavors of wheat and grainy malts and has slight hints of fruity yeast and clove.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer tastes a little bland compared to other beers in the style but is nonetheless easy to drink. It seems like it could use some banana flavors to help offset the heavy amount of wheat.

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Photo of pknyc
2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

Photo of crbnfbr
3.86/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aasher
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of cbutova
2.64/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

A- 500ml bottle poured into a tall, slim glass with a clear light orange body, right between golden and amber. A nice creamy white head forms made up of a ton of really fine bubbles and about two fingers high. Head retention is good and there are a few nice patches of lace down the glass.

S- I really don't get that much, this one is even pretty faint compared to most Hefeweizens. Those important esters and phenols are mostly missing and I just pick up some light caramel, wheat and grains. Tiny citrus and vanilla.

T- The most striking thing about this beer to me is the lack of the banana, clove, ester and phenol dominance. It can be low but is almost non-existent for me and those are certainly the defining characteristics of this style. To me this tastes like a Pale mixed with a Hefe with light caramel, cracked grain, apple, citrus and wheat notes. Feels diluted and just lacking strong flavors.

MF- Light bodied overall consistency with foamy, high carbonation. Tiniest bitterness in the finish but more sweetness.

Really not a huge fan of much here. Nothing offensive but there is more apple/general light fruit here for me than any of the great esters and phenols that characterize this style.

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Photo of adjunctlager
4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

Photo of TheBrewo
3.55/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This was served from the tap at The Old Toad in Rochester, NY. It arrived in a half sized snifter showing a pale, wheaty gold coloring. A one finger head of creamy white bubbles topped the beverage, showing okay retention to leave a ghostly film across the top. Crisp waves of lacing jetted down the sides of the glass. There was a thick haze to it, with no sediment. Carbonation appeared even. The nose gave big wheat, phenolic clove, vanilla coolness, bready banana esters, bitterness of green banana peel, citric rind, and fresh apple fruitiness. Our first impression was that there was nice apple sweetness to the flavoring that was almost as robust as the wheatiness of it. As we sipped, granny smith apples, chalky wheat, mineral, and bittered yeast started things off. The middle peaked with grassy hop bite, freshly cut grassiness, muddy wheat, mineral, and coin. The finish came with more bitterness of lemon rind and clovey phenols to tame the wet wheatiness throughout. The aftertaste breathed of aromatic apple sweetness, that same wheatiness, mild bite of sweet alcohols, biting chalk, musk, and baby powder. The body was medium, and the carbonation was active and frothy. There was nice slurp, cream, and sip to the mustache, while the mouth as left dripping wet, with no dryness. The abv was appropriate, and the beer drank easily.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this brew was the light sweetness to the flavoring. While there was a nice malt and wheat to it, with all the necessary notes of a hefe, there were additions of fresh and fruity sweetness of apple. This gave a fresh twist. The nose was curiously like a wheat wine, with strong grape, booze, and wheaty coolness. That said, things get a bit redundant by the end of the glass, as the wheat that is there remains boxed out, only to lose the heartiness of flavoring that kept the beer flowing.

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Photo of Thomas_Picton
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of avalon07
2.91/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Poured from a bottle to a weizen glass. Had an orange-brown color and a cloudy consistency. There was a big, creamy, long-lasting head. Good lacing.

S: A slightly odd, acidic aroma of wheat and malt. Didn't have that typically sweet smell you get with a hefeweizen.

T: Tasted of malt, wheat and a little bit of the bubblegum quality you get in this style. A big problem here is that it's very thin and watery. The bubblegum is barely noticeable. It's simply not a well made flavor.

M: A fair amount of carbonation with a thin, watery finish. Light-bodied.

O: This beer is kind of a misfire. It has some decent qualities, but ultimately misses the mark.

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Photo of superdoopersauce
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of vermilcj
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of Suds
3.84/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This brew is a very hazy brownish murky color. The head is white and edium sized. The aroma is a pleasant mix of yeast, caramel, malt, wheat twang, and toast crust. Flavorful...yeasty, fruity...banana and mango?....toffee. Nice. Full in body and very satisfying.

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