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Organic Pinkus Jubilate - Brauerei Pinkus Mueller

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BA SCORE
82
good

114 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 114
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 13.02%
Wants: 3
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brauerei Pinkus Mueller visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Munich Dunkel Lager |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: RBorsato on 12-16-2002)
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Ratings: 114 | Reviews: 82 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by jerryjeff:
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3.88/5  rDev +7.5%
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.

jerryjeff, Dec 14, 2011
More User Reviews:
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4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

BeerAdvocate, Sep 20, 2010
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3.63/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

WVbeergeek, Jan 18, 2011
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

sgttibbs, Jan 26, 2012
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3.85/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

biboergosum, Oct 27, 2010
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3.3/5  rDev -8.6%
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!?

GratefulBeerGuy, May 29, 2011
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4.22/5  rDev +16.9%
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!

NeroFiddled, Oct 01, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

jmccraney, Dec 31, 2012
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3.73/5  rDev +3.3%
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

russpowell, Aug 17, 2011
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3.98/5  rDev +10.2%
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

joemcgrath27, Oct 23, 2011
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4.4/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

KTCamm, Jun 15, 2009
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3.63/5  rDev +0.6%
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.

tone77, Sep 24, 2011
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3.4/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

beerthulhu, Apr 27, 2009
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3.73/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

emerge077, Jan 07, 2009
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Bluegrass49, Jun 18, 2014
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3.95/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 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.

scottg, Jan 02, 2010
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

rogerthegill, Apr 17, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

BeerFMAndy, Aug 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

vandemonian, Oct 29, 2010
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

jaydoc, Dec 29, 2013
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3.08/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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..

3.5/3/3/3.5/3

JohnGalt1, Apr 02, 2009
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3.45/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

largadeer, Oct 20, 2010
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

OregonGrown7, Nov 05, 2013
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3.6/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

metter98, Nov 23, 2010
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

civicm87, Mar 21, 2014
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Organic Pinkus Jubilate from Brauerei Pinkus Mueller
82 out of 100 based on 114 ratings.