Organic Pinkus Jubilate - Brauerei Pinkus Mueller
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Reviews by crossovert:
2.55/5 rDev -29.4%
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.
04-28-2012 00:48:58 | More by crossovert
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4/5 rDev +10.8%
Review from BeerAdvocate magazine Vol. II Issue XI:
This rendition of an early 19th century German Dark Lager was first brewed in 1966 to pay tribute to 150 years of brewing.
Clear orangey-brown in color with an impressive-looking head that is off-white in color with tiny beaded bubbles clinging to the glass. Clean aroma with hints of cocoa powder, faint herbal hop and a kiss of grape skin. Smoothness runs deep with a rolling crispness in the back that shows a moderate-sized body. Extremely clean palate with a full jacket of malt flavors, from bready to cracker to light carob. Kiss of grape skin and clean, grassy husk show off the quality malts. Balanced hoppiness gives a quick hit of bitterness and some herbal flavor. Finishes dry with lingering carob powder and bread crust.
Sometimes complexity is not needed to make or break a beer. There are subtle complexities here, but its cleanliness and drinkability, along with the old-world lager flavor, makes this beer what it is. Lovely stuff it is--put it on your must try list.
09-20-2010 18:48:28 | More by BeerAdvocate
3.63/5 rDev +0.6%
Appears dark amber caramel tinted body with a light khaki head forming thick and billowing with fine bubbles. Fine lacing coats the sides of the glass. Nice touch of dark fruit roasted malts nothing too overbearing still very German in nature. Apples/raisins with hints of malted barley and grassy hops. Flavor has juicy caramel malts/hints of raisin and apple juiciness. Overall nice flavor going on I can't really get enough of the Pinkus offerings, their simple but yet really flavorful. Burp noble hops as you sip, enjoy the light crisp body with natural carbonation levels. Drinkability is awesome one of the best dark lagers I've come across recently.
01-18-2011 03:12:31 | More by WVbeergeek
3.85/5 rDev +6.6%
This beer pours a dark rusted brown colour, with two fingers of soapy tan head, which leaves some pretty solid painted lace around the glass in its wake. Its smells of toasted biscuit/caramel malt, a bit of ash, and strong earthy, leafy hops. The taste is mildly roasted, and sour, caramel malt, some soft fruitiness, and more earthy, herbal hops. The carbonation is slightly on the low side, the body medium-heavy in weight, but still with the palate-scraping edge. It finishes dry and crisp, like a beefed-up lager should.
A malt-heavy concoction, but still pleasingly dry, and complex enough in its follow-through.
10-26-2010 23:47:44 | More by biboergosum
3.3/5 rDev -8.6%
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!?
05-29-2011 20:13:26 | More by GratefulBeerGuy
4.22/5 rDev +16.9%
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!
10-01-2011 03:02:30 | More by NeroFiddled
3.73/5 rDev +3.3%
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
08-17-2011 12:58:55 | More by russpowell
3.98/5 rDev +10.2%
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
10-23-2011 04:25:41 | More by joemcgrath27
4.4/5 rDev +21.9%
Poured from the bottle into a pint glass. Poured a root beer brown, with 1 finger of white foam. Minimal lacing down the side.
Smell is sweet - caramel and malt. Somewhat grainy as well.
Taste is magnificent! Extremely tasty. There is caramel in there. I get a little bit of the alcohol, but its balanced in there nicely. Modestly carbonated in the mouthfeel. There's a spice in there I can't quite place, but it is wondeful.
Highly drinkable - I could have a bunch of these. What a nice surprise - expected a good beer, but this was fantastic.
06-15-2009 01:38:57 | More by KTCamm
3.63/5 rDev +0.6%
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.
09-24-2011 14:56:43 | More by tone77
3.4/5 rDev -5.8%
A: Poured a soft cola with reddish-orange hues. A paper white 2 finger high capping sits well for a few minutes before dissipating to a thin whispy covering. The lacing was nice forming a splotchy ring that encompassed the glass while a light visible carbonation of tiny bubbles was noticed.
S: sweet home brewed ice tea with apple and orange skins. The scent was rather light overall with a faint dry maltiness.
T: The initial flavor was rather sweet as the nose suggested with apple juice and ripe pears being the most distinguishable. A sweet worty flavor with light hints of oranges and melons add to the fruity overall nature of the drink. Light hints of honey and sweet buttered toast also come through while a light vanilla bean finish closes things out.
M: light bodied and very oily slick, A sweet worty feeling coats the tongue along with a fresh vanilla bean fade is left after the swallow.
D: Decent drinkability for one, wouldn't consider this session material, was a tad sweet and fruity but the smooth clean german malting makes this worthy of at least a try.
04-27-2009 22:27:11 | More by beerthulhu
3.73/5 rDev +3.3%
Reddish brown body, high clarity, looks like sun tea. Soft edges with fine lacing. One finger of foam that fades into a skim after a couple minutes. Aroma was a little funky after the first pour, but seems to open up a little after that. Bready with mild caramel, wood, and tobacco notes. More of the same in the taste, light and somewhat dry in the woodsy finish. It's not overly sweet like some MDL's, more like an imperial Maerzen or something. Body feels more moderate thanks to the carbonation. Overall easy to drink, sort of hearty, halfway to a doppelbock. Clean and fairly tasty.
01-07-2009 04:02:56 | More by emerge077
3.95/5 rDev +9.4%
500 ml bottle poured into a pint glass
Pours a brown/dark garnet when helkd to light with a one finger off white headwith good retention leaving rings of lacing. Bready malt aromas-one note. Caramel and molasses backbone with some subtle spices mixed in- all spice & cinnamon with the maltiness returning in the finish. Mediium high carbonation, medium body with a chewy consistency. Nicely balanced, an easy drinking beer with clean flavors.
01-02-2010 04:26:20 | More by scottg
3.5/5 rDev -3%
This beer has a darkish amber colour and nice 1 cm head. The smell is of citrus, hops and some breadiness. The wheatiness is immediately apparent along with some malt. The aftertaste is sour and yeasty. This beer feels great in the mouth, but I don't love the flavour.
10-29-2010 03:13:56 | More by vandemonian
3.08/5 rDev -14.7%
500 ml picked up today with some coaxing from Matt at the Boise COOP.. Matt knows I love good German lagers.. and Dunkels are probably my favorite.. poured into my small weizen glass..
1" head dies back quick with only touches of lace and a firm cap.. the brew is lighter than most.. chestnut liquid.. very clear.. deep ruby when held to a light.
Aroma is light for the style.. toasty malts.. and lite nuttiness and very very mild chocolate.. and now the "bad".. oxidized and sorta banana ester traces...
Flavor is better.. crusty bread and toast.. only traces of caramel and just hints of chocolate.. Munich malts are the main player.. again some wet cardboard and something that I associate with banana esters... tastes like a cross between a dunkel and a dunkelweizen and missing both by a long way.
the body is medium and so is the carbonation... very nice.. yet I don't know ... the overall package is lacking..
04-02-2009 09:47:43 | More by JohnGalt1
3.45/5 rDev -4.4%
500ml bottle from Gourmet Haus Staudt. Into a 25cl tulip, Jubilate pours a ruddy brown color that's rather hazy compared to other dunkels I've drank recently. A hard pour leaves me with a finger of off-white head, which settles to a disc.
The nose brings to mind dates and other dried fruits, along with smatterings of toasted malt and brown sugar. Quite nice, the aroma is the highlight of the beer.
On the palate it's a bit more rough; there's a note of grainy, husky astringency up front, leading into flavors of mineral, tart red grapes, toast and herbal hops. The body is a touch thin, and there's a slight metallic astringency that puts me off a bit. It's not an offensive beer by any means, it's quite drinkable and enjoyable, but it's not upper-tier for the style.
10-19-2010 23:48:20 | More by largadeer
3.6/5 rDev -0.3%
A: The beer is clear amber in color and poured with a finger high off white head that faded away very quickly. A light amount of carbonation is visible.
S: There are moderate aromas of nutty malts with notes of caramel and toffee in the nose.
T: The overall taste is very nutty and has a slight amount of sweetness, with notes of caramel and toffee.
M: It feels light-bodied and a bit thin on the palate with a medium amount of carbonation.
D: This is a very easy beer to drink; it has a low alcohol content and goes down very smoothly.
11-23-2010 03:35:23 | More by metter98
Organic Pinkus Jubilate from Brauerei Pinkus Mueller
82 out of 100 based on 113 ratings.