Brewed by Gasthaus-Brauerei Braustelle
Style: German Hefeweizen
Cologne-Ehrenfeld, Germany
Serve in Weizen


on tap

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RATINGS: 115   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96/5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
Weizenbier is an outsider (or “Pimock”) in Cologne, as any Bavarian would be. But there is a Rhineland slant to this wheat beer-a Kölsch yeast replaces the traditional weizen one, and an unusually heavy dose of hops is added, resulting in a drier Weisse, with none of the typical banana and clove notes typical of a Bavarian wheat beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EithCubes (5618) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 14, 2014
Bottled as Freigeist Pimock. Nose is grainy, somewhat wheaten, with earthy hops and a dusty, candyish halo. Pours Hazy dark amber, leaning almost into brown, with a tight beige head that laces. Taste is dry, lightly bitter (much more so than a normal HW), wheat with faint spice and yeast character, but no phenols or esters, touch of resin/astringency, soothing hops. Really pretty smooth overall, decent malt depth in the medium-full body, touchy grainy with more spice, clean with no etoh presence, and lasting bitterness in the aftertaste. A simple tweak but very interesting results! Pretty underrated here, I think.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUL 3, 2014
Poured a hazy orange amber with a dense off white head. Aroma is lightly fruity, wheat notes. Medium body, flavour is medium sweet, pretty dry, lightly bitter. A bit bland.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nuplastikk (5785) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 10, 2014
500ml bottle as Freigeist Pimock. Orange-red body, big foamy off-white head. Not that impressive. Almost has a rye thing going on. Like a boring 90s American Wheat, with some odd ingredient choices. The hops are faint,but steady and almost try to poke through the blandish, stale malts. Not recommended.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thegreenrooster (4001) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 17, 2014
Pour is a orange-red with a large white head. Aroma is malty and caramel but no real hefe aromas. Flavor is some caramel malt with a touch of wheat malt. Way too watery and has no banana or clove going on. This is not a hefe, I don’t know what this is.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ContemplateBeer (1996) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 20, 2014
Aroma: Lean, dry wheat (almost like cereal) with some very light fruit, such as apple; a little more of an herbal hop presence than the average Hefe. Appearance: Copper/burnt orange hazy pour with a foamy light tan head that settles into a bubbly skin. Flavor: Wheat more present on the tongue than anything else; yeast is really pared back here; becomes quite herbal and terminates astringently. Palate: Light body, sticky texture, average carbonation, astringent finish. Overall: Definitely different for a Hefeweizen, but not something I’d long to try again. Had this as Freigeist Pimock. Beer #100 from Germany.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
BLADT (698) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 26, 2014
From bottle. Color is matte burnt orange in glass. Decent white head, which lingered in a little mount in the center of glass as I drank this down. The first thing that hits the nose is funky cheese. Hints of turned fruit. Closer inspection reveals some wheat notes. Some funk on the taste as well. Dry wheat. No real fruit presence. A hoppy, bitter finish. Watery. Not getting any of the mild sweetness that other note. Perhaps a turned bottle?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (15643) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 22, 2014
Cloudy light amber. Aroma is faint, mostly wheaty. Slightly sweet, with a wheaty signature. Good, balanced wheat in the "not Bavarian" style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Scrapersnbeer (1532) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 13, 2014
Aroma: brown sugar, spicy wheat and rotten banana. Caramel tan color. Bittersweet, hollow malt and minor sourness. Certainly contains some wheat, but not like most hefes. This one is all bitter with no zest. Body is flatter as well. Strange brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CapFlu (5101) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 28, 2014
Pours a lasting white foamy head atop an orange brown body. Nose of corn, wheat and tonic water. Flavour is fairly peppery, coriander and cardboard. Okay.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bartlebier (3408) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - FEB 16, 2014
Draught@Braustelle, 13/02/2014. In line with their naturtrübes Helios, 21st century update of the Kölsch, an extra hopped dry Hefe with hop (?Tettnang and Hallertau?) spice instead of banana/clove. Creamy but sessionable palate, firm and chewy dry pale malts and more of a Keller yeast fruitiness than Weizen make this into a welcome NorthWestern crossover addition to partly worn SouthEastern traditions.

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