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Organic Pinkus Jubilate - Brauerei Pinkus Mueller

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BA SCORE
82
good

113 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 113
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 13.3%
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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RBorsato

Virginia

4.53/5  rDev +25.5%

Bronzish brown color with a nice tan head and good carbonation and lace. Malty, raisiney, rummy spice aroma and taste. Tastes just like it smells: delicious ! light bodied and smooth with a malty dry finish.

Label states "Special Reserve Anniversary Ale"

[17 oz / 500ml]

12-16-2002 11:17:56 | More by RBorsato
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MacStinson

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

02-09-2012 05:32:14 | More by MacStinson
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kvnstfrd

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

05-23-2013 13:05:56 | More by kvnstfrd
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ssjkyle

Nebraska

4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

07-14-2012 22:28:34 | More by ssjkyle
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afsdan

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

05-27-2014 20:24:31 | More by afsdan
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

4.45/5  rDev +23.3%

Transcribed from undated notes (probably Spring 2009).

I had not even heard of this Certified Organic beer until I was turned onto it at Bridgewaters Pub. It poured with a finger of fluffy, light-tan head with mild retention. Color was a brownish-amber with NE-quality clarity. Nose had a cereal-like, grainy, biscuity quality. Mouthfeel was medium with a chocolate/honey/toasty taste on the tongue. Finish had the distinct lager sweetness. A very clean tasting beer!

08-09-2010 18:30:29 | More by woodychandler
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KTCamm

New Jersey

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
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Parrotbeak

Minnesota

4.38/5  rDev +21.3%

Reddish copper with a thick, frothy white head that slowly thins out but remains full.
Smell is fairly sweet, spicey malts. Creamy, mild caramel notes, butter, and faint toffee.
Taste slightly toasty and buttery malts. Faint notes of spice, fig, ginger, and with some more nutty malts on the finish.
Mouthfeel is rich and smooth, with a crisp and slightly dry finish. Good level of carbonation.
Very drinkable beer. ABV is relatively low, and the beer is very well-rounded.
I was more than pleasantly surprised with this one, especially after seeing the overall rating. I personally think this one is vastly underrated!

03-17-2010 01:12:10 | More by Parrotbeak
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Luiz0930

California

4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

05-31-2013 07:33:29 | More by Luiz0930
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Chucker17

South Dakota

4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

04-30-2013 17:11:11 | More by Chucker17
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

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
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Bitterbill

Wyoming

4.13/5  rDev +14.4%

Bought at The Liquor Shed in Casper for $2.60

It pours from the 500ML bottle a brown red with a 1 finger, nah, closer to a 2 finger head of foam.

The smell is a very nice mix of caramel and roasted malt.

The taste has caramel malt and roasted malt with some flavours of toffee and nice earthy and bready notes that kick in after my first sip. The flavours are on the subtle side but that fits the style very well as I'm looking to relax with this beer.

Medium mouthfeel and lightish carbonation, it finishes slightly sweet and roasty. This is a *very* smooth Dunkel. Head retention is very good and it has some good lacing.

Drinkability? I find it very tasty and very "comforting" so...I give it great marks. An excellent example of the style and I'm glad it showed up locally and for a very reasonable price.

05-19-2009 22:12:23 | More by Bitterbill
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dsa7783

New Jersey

4.1/5  rDev +13.6%

Appearance: Dark, maroon, puple-tinted hue...
Smell: Malts, malts, malts...
Taste: Rich, purple grapes, slight mocha essences... Easily drinkable... Flavorful, light, refreshing... Great stuff... Organic too? I really liked this brew...
Good stuff...

03-19-2009 17:39:02 | More by dsa7783
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SilentSabre

North Dakota

4.1/5  rDev +13.6%

Let me preface this by stating the following. My review of this beer is predicated on the fact that it is a Munich Dark Lager and not a Dunkelweizen; I am rating it as such [Munich Dark]. Upon pouring it into my glass, I immediately knew something was amiss. It didn't take long to discover that this is listed as a Dunkelweizen whilst its label declares it a Dark Lager. Since anything with the suffix "weizen" is an ale....(A revision submission has been sent to the bros.)
I found this to be a wonderful example of the style, pouring a medium dark to dark brownish orange with medium orange highlights. Head was an off-white and didn't last long, but the web of frost laces the sides of the glass nicely.
Smell is fantastic with this one being an amalgam of sweet, toasted malts, brown sugar, and strangly, wet, freshly split hickoy logs. The only other beer I have found this in is Einbecker Schwartzbier. Very nice indeed. Flavour, too, reminds me of the afore-mentioned brew and is dominated by robust malts and sweet, dark cereal grains. Mouthfeel is a little "meaty" for a lager, which I really enjoy in this style. A nice Munich Dark, for sure.

*NOTE*
It's also worth mentioning, that my label looks nothing like the one pictured. The label on my bottle is white with gold text and says, "Pinkus Jubilate Special Reserve Dark Lager".

10-01-2008 02:42:42 | More by SilentSabre
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

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
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rogerthegill

Oregon

4/5  rDev +10.8%

04-17-2012 03:20:06 | More by rogerthegill
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OregonGrown7

Nebraska

4/5  rDev +10.8%

11-05-2013 19:53:03 | More by OregonGrown7
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civicm87

New York

4/5  rDev +10.8%

03-21-2014 17:42:44 | More by civicm87
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ROGUE16

Delaware

4/5  rDev +10.8%

12-07-2011 13:09:26 | More by ROGUE16
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Cubsfan1087

Iowa

4/5  rDev +10.8%

Only my second Pinkus beer. The Jubilate pours a very dark amber, but is still somewhat transparent. There is nice head that laces the glass. It smells very rich, somewhat familiar but I can't put my finger on it. Taste is somewhat sweet at first, a little more bitter in the aftertaste. The taste lingers with you. Not my favorite beer, but it isn't bad.

03-31-2010 02:26:25 | More by Cubsfan1087
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +10.8%

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.

06-21-2011 06:06:00 | More by Stinkypuss
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Anew

Washington

4/5  rDev +10.8%

12-17-2011 20:48:07 | More by Anew
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klipper

Michigan

4/5  rDev +10.8%

12-29-2011 18:52:10 | More by klipper
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kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev +10.8%

12-06-2011 18:55:10 | More by kjkinsey
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Jwren5

Illinois

4/5  rDev +10.8%

11-16-2011 00:08:03 | More by Jwren5
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Organic Pinkus Jubilate from Brauerei Pinkus Mueller
82 out of 100 based on 113 ratings.