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

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RATINGS: 99   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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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.


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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jb (2301) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 7, 2012
On tap at Old Toad. A small tulip glass for 11.50 I think - damn. Looked nice, orange, glowing. Tart nose, some cloves but mainly this weird tart/sour. Standard banana and clove palate, a bit light maybe but decent. Definitely overpriced.


2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Patrickctenchi (4110) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - NOV 21, 2014
Bottle: (as Freigeist Pimock) Cloudy, orange, with a huge beige head. Banana, old wheat, semi-oxidized aroma. Taste is a bit of stale bread, banana, wheat. Slightly sweet....overall, rather dull and unappealing.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Satyroneto (139) - - NOV 10, 2014
Freigeist Pimock Cor marrom (parece suco de tamarindo) e completamente turva; espuma também marrom de alta formação e alta persistência e quase sem lacing; Aroma herbal e com o aumento da temperatura se evidência pão-doce e biscoito; não há notas frustadas como nas weizens tradicionais; Sabor de início gramíneo que evolui para um meio levemente ácido e tem final amargo comportado, mas mais intenso do que uma Weizen tradicional; retrogosto amargo e seco; Corpo leve e baixa carbonatação.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
DrSilverworm (6979) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 8, 2014
500ml bottle, from Kahn’s Keystone, off the top part of a shelf. Labeled Freigeist Pimock Rhineland Weizen. Cloudy darker orange color. Bigger kind of khaki head. Good ridges of lace. Musty, kind of metallic nose. Some dark fruit, mild paper and oxidization, metallic. Probably an old bottle, who knows how long it’s been sitting on that shelf for. Not much bavarian hefe flavor, just kind of mild and musty. Some wheat, mild spice, very mild hefe banana type flavors, more just must, mild paper, and some metallic. Moderate sweet taste, light bitter. Medium body. Smooth, kind of soft, lighter carbonation, with a good full feel. Aside from the lacking flavor, everything else about this is pretty nice. Probably a victim of it’s environment, a common problem with these imports that could be easily alleviated if these breweries would just print a bottling date. Of course, the importer and distributor would not like that...

3.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrunoVille (48) - BRAZIL - OCT 17, 2014
Coloração caramelo, com espuma bege clara quase branca e de pouca persistência. O aroma me pareceu sutil e remete a especiarias, frutas cítricas e um toque bem suave de mel. O sabor não remete ao clássico banana, mas um amargor lupulado com toques cítricos e uma base suave de malte, talvez até um pouco de panetone ou caramelo. A carbonatação é boa e o corpo é médio. Ao mesmo tempo que o líquido aparenta boa densidade, é uma cerveja extremamente leve e com alta drinkability. Diferente de tudo que já tomei em questão de weiss. Quase uma IPA de trigo eu diria. Fantástica.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EithCubes (5089) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sic1314 (3812) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nuplastikk (4708) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thegreenrooster (3304) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ContemplateBeer (1581) - 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.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
BLADT (653) - 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?


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