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Organic Pinkus Jubilate - Brauerei Pinkus Mueller

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BA SCORE
81
good

84 Reviews
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Reviews: 84
Hads: 119
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 10.64%
Wants: 3
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Germany

Style | ABV
Munich Dunkel Lager |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: RBorsato on 12-16-2002

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Photo of pat61
4.18/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Jubliate Dark Lager pours a beautiful ruby brown with a tan head. Nutty malt and a slight hint of dark dried fruit provide the nose . On the palate clean nutty malt tastes combine with kettle sugars and light roast flavors from the dark malts. There are just enough hops to keep it interesting. (294 characters)

Photo of chinchill
3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

.5L bottle
Pours clear with a mahogany brown body and a fine looking head that has poor retention.

Attractive, relatively complex aroma; mainly malty with hints of raisins faint hops. The flavor follows, but seems less complex and fruity.

Feel: very smooth with excellent carbonation and a slightly buttery finish.

O: excellent for style and good with food. (365 characters)

Photo of keithmurray
3.8/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - murky brown body with khaki head

Smell - peanut shell, caramel, whole grains

Taste - caramel, nuts, bran, whole wheat bread

Mouthfeel - medium body, medium carbonation, slightest of sweetness, flavors are strong enough to not disappoint

Overall - this was a good version of a Munich Dunkel Lager

Price Point - $3.99/ 500ML bottle (347 characters)

Photo of stella77artois
2.49/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

500ml bottle poured into pint glass.

A - A cloudy dark brown with a thin head that lasted for less than a minute.

S - Not pleasant. Rancid grapes and other dark fruit. Not a wine fan and this is what it reminded me of. A bit of hop action.

T - Very disappointed. Tasted a lot of the wine aspects mentioned earlier. Was sour and dank. Did not like.

F - Ok. Nothing special, nothing bad. Very little carbonation but was crisp in a good way.

O - Was a drain pourer. Didn't improve as temperature rose. Overall, simply didn't like the sourness. Tasted as much like wine to me as beer. Not sure if this is normal for an organic beer. Either way, will not purchase again. (670 characters)

Photo of TwelveOunces
3.97/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500mL poured into a pint glasss

Pours murky brown amber. Very little of a white head. This beer reminds me of a doppelbock mixed with an oktoberfest. The beer has massive caramel qualities and flavors that dominate the tongue. The beer has a nice dark fruit presence as well. There is a dark grain presence in this beer that is again, all toffee and caramel. The feel of this beer is velvety smooth and quite creamy. There is a slight tart fruit flavor in this beer as well. Overall, its a nice old fashioned German brew. (522 characters)

Photo of kojevergas
3.02/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

1 pint .9 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a Uinta pilsner glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are above average given its current ratings. Cost was $3.99. Acquired at a bottle shop near San Diego. I think it was KnB wines.

Served straight from the refrigerator. Poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a one finger khaki colour head of nice cream, nice thickness, and good retention. Colour is a pale translucent brown - very strange. Nontransparent. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Not very appealing.

Sm: Nuts, cream, biscuit malt, sugars, and caramel. A light aroma.

T: Caramel dominates. Some nuts. Varied mid-range malts. Some amber and biscuit. Nicely balanced, albeit simple. I like it, but it's hardly impressive. Not special or unique. It's got some nice flavour. Hardly any subtlety or layering.

Mf: A bit overcarbonated. Smooth and wet, suiting the flavour nicely. A bit too thick. Too heavy on the palate for the lack of flavours.

Dr: Drinkable and enjoyable, but far from exemplary. I wouldn't get it again. Boring for the style, but definitely on the upper end of those I've tried. A bit pricey by German standards.

C+ (1,280 characters)

Photo of Zorro
3.64/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Clear brown colored beer with no real head formation.

Smell strongly of grain and toasted bread with a slight fig aroma. Mild noble hop scent with saffron and lemon scents.

Starts out mildly sweet and malty for a lager. Toasted grains with a little nut and molasses flavor. Nice smooth beer hop adds a little grass taste and a little lemon.

Mouthfeel is full for a lager.

Overall a pleasant easy to drink beer that I could see drinking almost anytime. (455 characters)

Photo of mountdew1
3.72/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a tall wine glass. Color was a medium dark amber, with a thin dirty white head. Head lasted only a few minutes before leaving some lacings that clung to the sides. Reasonable amount of carbonation rose from the bottom in no particular pattern. Aroma was very slightly sweet, that shifted to a subtle malty grain. Flavor reminded me a slightly spicy/peppery wheat bread. Felt a tad thin and bubbly in the mouth. Overall not a bad beer. Well priced for an imported organic. (483 characters)

Photo of CuteZombieDoll
3.53/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Dark brown, retains an o-k head.

S- Smells like toast and molasses

T- Sour, with a mild toasty flavor. The after taste is sweet and malty, like molasses or maybe maple.

M- Very refreshing, but not terribly light or watery.

O- A good beer, definitely worth trying, but lacks some of the toasty, bread-like quality I was hoping for. I don't think I'll get this beer again, even if it is organic, but I would like to try some other beers from this brewery. (461 characters)

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.62/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

affordable big bottle at old chicago on colorado boulevard. pours a very watered down looking light to medium brown color with a tan head comprised of huge bubbles, but they burst and retreat immediately. the glass may have been a little soapy still, so somebody comfirm this appearance. smells like chocolate malts and a bit of doughnuty sweet malt. flavor is the best asset, as it should be, with plenty of roasty and milk chocolately malt heft. no hops in here to speak of, and a quickly fading aftertaste. feel is on the weak side, light to medium body and fair carbonation. more body would do wonders for this beer. overall i liked this, unique flavor profile for a german beer, and its organic, so plus for that, but a bit more depth of feel could bring it up in my book. (777 characters)

Photo of crossovert
2.65/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Certified Organic. 500ml bottle.

It pours a nicely medium-dark brown with a huge foamy, creamy white head that slowly recedes with some nice lacing.

The smell here is extremely unique. Huge coffee notes dominate, not usually the norm for the style. It has a nice bit of brown sugar and noble hops as well. An interesting one, and I like it.

The flavor is much different. Lingering coffee notes but also some tartness. The tartness is right up front making me think I got a bad bottle. The nose wouldn't have hinted it at all.

This one started promising but unfortunately a bad bottle so beware.

And if they were trying to replicate an old-school beer then this flavor makes a lot more sense. (696 characters)

Photo of stakem
2.98/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500ml bottle poured into a mug. The brew appears a light amber to burnt copper color with an initial surge of head that is a finger strong and slightly tanned. Rising bubbles of carbonation maintain a film across the top. Overall, it shows some decent clarity.

The aroma is caramel to toffee malt that is a bit buttery and includes some fruity to floral qualities. A bit of mineral inclusion and a slight tang of fruity alcohol becomes more noticeable towards the back.

The taste is caramel malt, a bit buttery and tangy with alcohol. Fruity to floral qualities come forward with a sweetness and minor hop touch. The finish is somewhat crisp with the sweetness lasting inside the mouth like buttery biscuit mixed with a bit of minerals.

This is a medium bodied brew with a moderate amount of carbonation. Overall it isn't bad but the tangy character of the alcohol I could live without. It seems a bit off for the style. Take that away and you have a fairly decent dunkel here. (980 characters)

Photo of jerryjeff
3.92/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma
Mainly malt, getting figgy/raisin/date like sweetish notes. Really nice and vibrant.

Mouthfeel
Medium carbonation, some residual presence on the palette being a bit heavier than water

Appearance
Poured initially to a 3/4" head from 1/2 liter bottle in a goblet, fairly large bubbles so dissipated pretty quickly but having nice residual lacing. Burghandy in color, very dark amber.

Taste
Sharp, almost sourish kind of taste on the palette. Get a hint of the raisiny (almost prunelike) kind of flavor. It tastes good, although I think it may end up being cloying with the raisin/sourness.

Drinkability
Rather, same issue as above with the taste. I'd give it a go at a session although I don't think it's as drinkable as a schwarzbier.

Overall
I like the mouthfeel and aroma as I've continued to drink I think the sourness and raisin tones would become an issue in how drinkable. Good, but not my favorite. (920 characters)

Photo of Nerudamann
3.15/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a stein glass.

Look – dark brown in color, with about half a finger’s worth of almost gray-colored foam that dissipates quickly.

Smell – fairly malty-smelling, but a tinge of something salty or sharp about it.

Taste – still fairly malty in the taste, but also pretty strongly musky in quality. It almost tastes like it has something like an olive juice or oil added. Not very strong in bitterness or sweetness.

Mouthfeel – pretty well balanced, but leans a little more toward the watery side.

Overall – not a bad tasting brew at all, but also not very intriguing or interesting. (621 characters)

Photo of BeerForMuscle
4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Brown raisin colored body with a faint white head and some sticky lacing.

S - Lots of sweet syrupy malt and copious aromas of sweet dark honey. Some caramel and molasses in the mix too but overshadowed by that wonderful honey nose.

T - A chewy batch of grains on the palate, with sweet malt, nutty grains, and toasty breads. Molasses and malt syrup sweetness. A bitter hop touch with some dried dark fruit hints.

M - Chewy and medium bodied, well carbonated and subtly dry in the end.

O - A great Dunkel, this one is sweet and hearty. (542 characters)

Photo of joemcgrath27
3.97/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - a murky dark ruby, thumb of head dissipate fairly quickly to random islands and some lacing
S - rich aromas of molasses and candied cherries, some light leafiness, finishing with more sweetness
T - strong in sweet molasses malts and mineral flavours, light leafy hops with some cedar
M - medium to light body with a good carbonation kick, a mineral like feel sticks with a puckering finish
O - the term 'organic' is a legally defined term that means nothing like what it implies, but this is a very enjoyable brew, I've had dunkels at bier halls in Munich, and I've had many a lager, this is something different yet very familiar, well worth a try or 2 (656 characters)

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.18/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pinkus Organic Jubilate - Special Reserve Dark Lager
500 ml bottle. Merchant Du Vin - that almost guarantees there'll be no freshness date... nope.

Appearance: Copper colored body. Generally clear. A short head of creamy 'antique-white' foam rises and then slowly dwindles. Decent lacing.

Smell: Medium-dark caramelish malt and light hops that are seemingly floral, herbal, and mildly grassy.

Taste: Mildly sweet malt upfront reveals more of its caramel character as it warms across the palate. The more it warms the more the grainy character of the malt shows - very nice. The hops become apparent towards the swallow: floral, herbal, and mildly grassy (much easier to pick up than in the nose). The bitterness is balancing, and mainly low-key. It finishes with a dollop of golden syrup sweetness and a light touch of caramel that dries to reveal more residual hops.

Mouthfeel: Medium-full in body, and gently crisp. It delicately caresses the palate.

Overall: It's generally fairly basic, but with an emphasis on malt flavor and a bit of sweetness, yet it's never cloying. It's maltiness is kind of like that of a bock, but less full, and not as 'dark'... think of it as a standard Munich dunkel but amped up a bit. It's really quite nice. It's remarkably drinkable, and it seems to go quite well with food. After tasting the initial bottle I had another one with a fresh, light pasta sauce made ingredients from my garden (tomato, onion, garlic, some green pepper, and basil/thyme/oregano) and olive oil, salt/pepper, and Pecorino Romano cheese and it was a splendid match - I have no doubt that it would be brilliant with pizza. Well worth trying! (1,659 characters)

Photo of tone77
3.63/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a brown 16.9 oz. bottle. Has a dark brown color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is a bit on the malty side. Taste is of malts, caramel, slightly sweet, a faint hint of hops, very easy drinking. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a pretty good beer. (269 characters)

Photo of russpowell
3.72/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours auburn with 2 fingers of sand colored head. Good lacing & average head retention

S: Rich dark fruitiness, apricot, plum & a touch of cherry

T: Follows the nose, slight metallic hop tinge, a touch of brown bread & some herbal hop bitterness up front. Rich dark fruit & leafy hops, plus just a kiss of smokey caramel as this warms along with a touch of apricot jam. finishes semi-dry with hints of cherry

MF: Light/medium bodied with subtle carbonation, starts getting a touch watery, only major flaw in this beer, but does drag it down a bit rating-wise

A good example of the style, more maltyness would seal the deal. Very easy to drink (647 characters)

Photo of mithrascruor
3.7/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500 mL bottle poured into a mug.

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy dark amber color. Light, slightly off-white, head has little retention but leaves some film on the beer.

Smell: Has a very earthy aroma with lots of caramel and bready malts.

Taste: The beer has a fairly herbal malt flavor, though nothing too distinct. The bread is definitely there too, as is the caramel (but not too strong). Some hop bitterness towards the finish.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and medium-bodied with very mild carbonation.

Drinkability: Pleasant and easy to drink, not too strong.

A nice dark lager, but after a while it starts to taste a bit watery. (632 characters)

Photo of Stinkypuss
4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pinkus Organic Jubilate

Appearance: 16.9 oz bottle, into a large weizen glass. Pours a amber with a light haze. A nice frothy, fizzing head forms leaving rings of lace on the glass.

Smell: Straight up munich style malting and bavarian yeast. Bready caramel notes.

Taste: Malt forward with some nutty, caramel and vague roasted flavor. Hops come off as tea like, leafy and lightly sour. Clean and mellow flavors, making for an easy drinkable lager.

Mouthfeel: On the light side of medium bodied, a nice crisp bite of carbonation and hops. Fairly clean and refreshing.

Overall: A simple, pleasing dark lager which takes the taste buds to rural Germany, in that it tastes very authentic and true to brewing traditions of the region. (734 characters)

Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
3.35/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

500 ml bottle

A murky, dark brown color with a 1" high whipped-mocha head, slow dissipation and sticky lace.

The aroma on this one is pleasant if not strange with musty herbs, garden greens, sour, peppery fruits in the lager yeast.

A sour yeasty flavor is very bold, wild yeast notes come in sour green veggies, wild berries and a crispy and clean feel.The malt comes off as a wet-bready and doughy flavor. Unique and strange flavor and very wild tasting overall. the balance is strange but worth enjoying slowly, I can understand how some BA's would love this flavor, but it doesn't hit me just right for some reason.

give it a shot, you might like it...or hate it!? (676 characters)

Photo of Spider889
3.73/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Live review, found this bottle at Heinen's in Hudson.

I have been on a big Dunkel/Doppelbock kick recently. The $2.99 tag on this 500ml bottle begged me to try it.

This was a gusher, immediatly. Whilst I attempted to gingery preserve the bottle cap for my collection I missed the first few seconds of gushing beer, so now it's on the counter and in the sink.

A brackish brown color, decent clarity with a little haze in there. Off white head, didn't rise as tall as I would have guessed given the gushing early on. Spotty lace.

Smells sweet, similar to a doppelbock but not as roasty or bready. Caramel malt and some characteristic German yeast aromas.

Crisp and refreshing, Bavarian malts and wheat make up the taste. Nice light roasted bread crust flavor. Noble hop type flavors linger long after each sip.

Medium bodied, high carb, though still very soft on the palate. The finish is coating but also mildly dry, with the aftertaste of sourdough bread.

Overall very drinkable. A satisfying brew for sure. (1,014 characters)

Photo of SkeeterHawk
3.33/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I just recently discovered these versions at the downtown Spec's in Houston. I just tried the Alt and was a bit disappointed, so let's hope that the Dunkel will do better.

Appearance: Pours a dark brown color with a small 1/4" head of tannish foam that was made of small bubbles. The head was there for at least 30 seconds before it started to fade back into the beer. The beer doesn't have the reddish tint or the clarity that I normally expect for this style, so I am saddened to see that. There is some pretty decent lacing left on the glass after drinking the beer.

Aroma: The aroma showcases the malt as it should and has some of the required toasty notes, but also has a pretty healthy amount of caramel that seems a bit too strong for this style. Regardless, it isn't flawed and still resembles the style a lot closer than the Alt did. The hops are coming out in the aroma a whole lot more as the beer warms, and are adding both floral and a little bit of earth.

Taste: The flavor has a good bit more hop presence than I thought from the aroma, and I must say that it seems weird. The body is light to medium with ample carbonation so the beer comes across the palate quickly. You don't get a whole lot of the caramel that I got in the aroma, and the toasty notes are even starting to play a supporting role as the beer sits for a bit. Take that back, the caramel is starting to show up on the back of the throat late in the finish. The hops are also in the finish, but more as an addition to the flavor than from bittering additions.

Opinion: Like the Altbier, this beer is all over the place. It still has the elements of a German beer, so it isn't completely off the mark...at least it is in the right country, but the beer is pretty far off for the style. This one isn't as far off as the Alt, but it, like it's brother, has too much of some qualities and not enough of others to make it stand up to the classics in the styles. Again, this beer is better overall than the Alt IMO, and comes closer to the style, but it just isn't the best representation I have found. (2,082 characters)

Photo of mhaws000
3.6/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A-pours a medium copperish brown with a very light head the dissipated quickly.
S-Mainly toasted bread with a slight sweetness, a slight earthiness from the hops but very subtle.
T-dark toast with some fruity notes. Everything is very subdued, nothing overpowering or obtrusive at all. Well-balanced but very mild.
M-Light bodied with just enough carbonation to give it a light crisp feel. Very refreshing, great for a hot summer afternoon.
O-This beer was not anything overly impressive, just a nice well balanced beer. (520 characters)

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Organic Pinkus Jubilate from Brauerei Pinkus Mueller
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