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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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Photo of mountdew1
3.7/5  rDev +2.5%
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.

mountdew1, Jun 09, 2012
Photo of Leschber
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Leschber, May 23, 2012
Photo of CuteZombieDoll
3.53/5  rDev -2.2%
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.

CuteZombieDoll, May 23, 2012
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 crossovert
2.55/5  rDev -29.4%
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.

crossovert, Apr 28, 2012
Photo of rogerthegill
4/5  rDev +10.8%

rogerthegill, Apr 17, 2012
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 electtodefer
2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

electtodefer, Feb 16, 2012
Photo of MacStinson
4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

MacStinson, Feb 09, 2012
Photo of sgttibbs
3/5  rDev -16.9%

sgttibbs, Jan 26, 2012
Photo of Stoffel
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Stoffel, Jan 10, 2012
Photo of klipper
4/5  rDev +10.8%

klipper, Dec 29, 2011
Photo of Anew
4/5  rDev +10.8%

Anew, Dec 17, 2011
Photo of jerryjeff
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
Photo of ROGUE16
4/5  rDev +10.8%

ROGUE16, Dec 07, 2011
Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev +10.8%

kjkinsey, Dec 06, 2011
Photo of Jwren5
4/5  rDev +10.8%

Jwren5, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of Nerudamann
3.13/5  rDev -13.3%
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.

Nerudamann, Nov 05, 2011
Photo of BeerForMuscle
4/5  rDev +10.8%
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.

BeerForMuscle, Oct 30, 2011
Photo of joemcgrath27
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
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 tone77
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
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 mithrascruor
3.73/5  rDev +3.3%
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.

mithrascruor, Aug 01, 2011
Photo of Stinkypuss
4/5  rDev +10.8%
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.

Stinkypuss, Jun 21, 2011
Organic Pinkus Jubilate from Brauerei Pinkus Mueller
82 out of 100 based on 113 ratings.