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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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3.5/5  rDev -3%

t0rin0, Nov 12, 2012
Photo of metter98
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
Photo of brentk56
3.13/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Pours a cloudy ice tea brown color with a robust head that sticks and laces

Smell: Crusty brown bread in abundance, with hints of cocoa dust

Taste: Opens with a whole wheat bread flavor but by mid-palate, a sour rye aspect enters the profile and overwhelms the cocoa powder elements that appear underneath; after the swallow, while the sourness ebbs and the breadiness returns, the damage is still done

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation but mouth-puckering sour

Drinkability: Not sure whether the souring flavor is intentional or due to age/mishandling but other reviewers have picked up on this; such a shame as the beer has nice qualities otherwise

brentk56, Feb 09, 2010
Photo of BuckeyeNation
2.98/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Tree bark brown that becomes burnt orange when held up to the overcast morning outside my front window. A good-sized chunk of beige colored foam sits up top. It's deflating at an acceptable pace and is beginning to lay down some pretty good looking lace.

The aroma is par for the style course. I always want darker malts in my dunkel lagers and rarely get them. Oh well, I guess that's what schwarzbiers are for. This one has a bit of musky eartiness and also delivers an underlying off-aroma that is concerning.

Jubilate is the first Brauerei Pinkus Mueller beer (of the four that I've now reviewed) to earn less than an above-average flavor score. Munster Alt was especially solid. Munich dunkel lagers don't need to be porters, but they should be maltier, richer and less sour than this.

It wouldn't suprise me if age has taken a toll, though with no dating on the bottle or label, who's to say? Flavors include watery cocoa, baked nuts and a small splash of lemon juice. The Hallertau and Tettnang hops don't add much in terms of either flavor or bitterness. Lackluster is a word that keeps coming to mind.

Despite a decently loud 'pffft' on crown cracking, the beer is underbubbled... and I'm just now reaching the bottle of the first glassful. It's also too light, no matter the style and the ABV.

Organic Pinkus Jubilate is not worth the $3.89 that I paid for it. I'm not even sure that it's worth half that. If you want to try something from this brewery, go with Munster Alt or Ur Pils. Bottom line: sorry, no jubilation here.

BuckeyeNation, Oct 08, 2009
Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev +10.8%

kjkinsey, Dec 06, 2011
Photo of jaydoc
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

jaydoc, Dec 29, 2013
Photo of ChainGangGuy
2.53/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Pours out a simple, modest-looking brown body with a thin, wispy, off-white head.

Smell: Wimly, altogether dreary aroma smelling lightly of roasted grains, discarded nut husks, ineffective cocoa powder, and grapes. Oh dear.

Taste: Thin, washed out tastes of roasted nuts and stale hot cocoa mix. Slight sour grain quality lingering in there as well, unfortunately. Faint sweetness. A few drops of grape juice. Very little hop character or bitterness. After presenting hardly any flavor, it just sort of fades out on the dry malt, watery finish. Well, that was a complete waste of money.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-light carbonation.

Drinkability: More than a bit bland and watery, making for a fairly uninteresting, unrewarding beverage. Pass on this, as I certainly will in the future.

ChainGangGuy, Jan 16, 2010
Photo of emerge077
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
Photo of largadeer
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
Photo of biboergosum
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
Photo of NeroFiddled
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
Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.65/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16.9oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a medium brown color, with a thin off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of caramelized malts, lager yeast and touches of chocolate and hops.

T: The taste is bready with flavors of grain, lager yeast and a hearty but not too heavy malt character. The some mildly sweet flavors of caramel and chocolate come in. The hops presence is mild but brings some balance. The after-taste is slightly bready.

M: Smooth and crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

D: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, nothing outstanding about this beer, but it's a solid dark and mild lager that is worth drinking if you're in the mood for the style.

TheManiacalOne, Jan 21, 2010
Photo of WVbeergeek
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
Photo of russpowell
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
Photo of Slatetank
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I purchased this at Shawan liquors - poured chilled from the 500ml into a tulip pint.

A- A dark coffee shade of brown w/ light caramel color at the base.The crown is 1 1/2 fingers of light tan. the lace coats the glass and the bead is pin sized. The clarity is very good

S - Sweet dark malt scent w/ lots of toasted grain and subtle toffee-like aroma w/ accent of tobacco and biscuit

M - The feel is creamy w/ caramel feel and subtle toasted grainy texture. The yeast adds a mineral dryness to the finish w/ crisp carbonation

T - The flavor of dark toasted cereal w/ mild yeast flavor which adds a slight mineral note and subtle creaminess. A mellow biscuit-like toasted malt w/ subtle toffee and caramel w/ nutty flavor keeps the taste interesting. A nice dried fruit taste is evident w/ an almost chewy cocoa-like aspect. The malt is the layered taste in the lager yet a mild peppery hop accents the malt keeping the beer from seeming one dimensional

D - A very tasty dark lager- lots of nuance, a very good representative of the style. This was easy to sip while watching a dvd on the laptop

Slatetank, Dec 22, 2009
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.65/5  rDev +1.1%
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.

StonedTrippin, May 07, 2012
Photo of drabmuh
3.8/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer is brown and slightly hazy. Carbonation is really high and the bubbles are small. Forms a thick white head that leaves a lot of lacing on the glass. Looks awesome.

Aroma is slightly sweet and wet.

Beer is medium in body and slightly....tart? I'm going to taste again, I think the carbonation is giving me a slight sour note to the whole thing but not like a sour. There is some bitterness from the grains at the back. Overall its OK. Not my favorite Pinkus but a good beer.

drabmuh, May 08, 2010
Photo of Gueuzedude
3.9/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A vigorous pour into my 25cl glass produces a three-finger thick, lightly amber tinged, tan colored head. The beer is a deep, burnt amber color that shows a clear, red-amber hue when held up to the light. The aroma smells of sweet, toasted malt and reminds me of prunes, brown sugar crusted nicely toasted dark whole grain bread crust, a touch of umami like salty / caramelized malt character, a touch of almost roasted grain in the finish. I really like how rich and satiating the nose on this beer smells; it is surprisingly hearty for a beer of this strength.

Somewhat lighter bodied than the nose suggested (but I didn't expect a beer of 5.5% to actually feel rich on the palate), but it still has some viscous body to it that coats the palate and makes this more of a sipping brew than one meant to be quaffed in mass quantities. Toasted, whole grain, brown bread notes form a solid core to this beer and these are backed by a complexly caramelized malt character that is offset by a hint of herbal and bitter hop notes in the finish. A touch of roast character towards the finish adds some touches that are a bit like a city roast coffee, but with a grain-husk edge to it. Very smooth feeling as it slides across the tongue. Richly caramelized malt character (though not like the typical American Crystal Malt flavors at all) contribute a nice richness and suggest some touches of concentrated fruit like dates or prunes (though this doesn't really have much in the way of fruit flavors to it).

This is quite the nice brew; I am really digging the rich malt character in the nose and even the flavor has something similar. This has definitely been a nice surprise.

Gueuzedude, Oct 16, 2010
Photo of Halcyondays
3.85/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500 mL bottle,

A: Pours a dark mahogany brown, with a full white head, some spots of lace, good head retention.

S: Dark bread, pretty much it, but fragrant.

T: A lot more in tune with the direct dark malt flavour than other dunkels I've had in the past. Hop character is very light. Minor note of iron. Good flavour.

M: A bit too light on the body at times, medium carbonation, easy to drink.

D: I always like finding a new dunkel to try, and I certainly enjoyed this very solid effort from Pinkus.

Halcyondays, Aug 25, 2009
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3.03/5  rDev -16.1%
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+

kojevergas, Oct 14, 2012
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4.45/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

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!

woodychandler, Aug 09, 2010
Photo of stakem
2.93/5  rDev -18.8%
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.

stakem, Apr 14, 2012
Photo of Georgiabeer
3.53/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a chestnut color with a thin head that settles to a thin ring. Smells lightly roasty and with some bubblegum notes. Somewhat grainy as well. Somewhat similar in the mouth, but there is also a grainy sourness and a slight caraway spiciness. A little then, but interesting. I applaud the organic comittment of the brewery, and the beer isn't bad, but it could use a bit more character.

Georgiabeer, Apr 24, 2009
Photo of Zorro
3.63/5  rDev +0.6%
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.

Zorro, Jun 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

afsdan, May 27, 2014
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Organic Pinkus Jubilate from Brauerei Pinkus Mueller
82 out of 100 based on 113 ratings.