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Organic Pinkus Jubilate - Brauerei Pinkus Mueller

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Ratings: 119
Reviews: 85
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 12.98%
Wants: 3
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Munich Dunkel Lager |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: RBorsato on 12-16-2002

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Ratings: 119 | Reviews: 85
Photo of joemcgrath27
3.97/5  rDev +9.7%
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

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.18/5  rDev +15.5%
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!

Photo of tone77
3.63/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

Photo of russpowell
3.72/5  rDev +2.8%
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

Photo of mithrascruor
3.7/5  rDev +2.2%
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.

Photo of Stinkypuss
4/5  rDev +10.5%
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.

Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
3.35/5  rDev -7.5%
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!?

Photo of Spider889
3.73/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Live review, found this bottle at Heinen's in Hudson.

I have been on a big Dunkel/Doppelbock kick recently. The $2.99 tag on this 500ml bottle begged me to try it.

This was a gusher, immediatly. Whilst I attempted to gingery preserve the bottle cap for my collection I missed the first few seconds of gushing beer, so now it's on the counter and in the sink.

A brackish brown color, decent clarity with a little haze in there. Off white head, didn't rise as tall as I would have guessed given the gushing early on. Spotty lace.

Smells sweet, similar to a doppelbock but not as roasty or bready. Caramel malt and some characteristic German yeast aromas.

Crisp and refreshing, Bavarian malts and wheat make up the taste. Nice light roasted bread crust flavor. Noble hop type flavors linger long after each sip.

Medium bodied, high carb, though still very soft on the palate. The finish is coating but also mildly dry, with the aftertaste of sourdough bread.

Overall very drinkable. A satisfying brew for sure.

Photo of SkeeterHawk
3.33/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I just recently discovered these versions at the downtown Spec's in Houston. I just tried the Alt and was a bit disappointed, so let's hope that the Dunkel will do better.

Appearance: Pours a dark brown color with a small 1/4" head of tannish foam that was made of small bubbles. The head was there for at least 30 seconds before it started to fade back into the beer. The beer doesn't have the reddish tint or the clarity that I normally expect for this style, so I am saddened to see that. There is some pretty decent lacing left on the glass after drinking the beer.

Aroma: The aroma showcases the malt as it should and has some of the required toasty notes, but also has a pretty healthy amount of caramel that seems a bit too strong for this style. Regardless, it isn't flawed and still resembles the style a lot closer than the Alt did. The hops are coming out in the aroma a whole lot more as the beer warms, and are adding both floral and a little bit of earth.

Taste: The flavor has a good bit more hop presence than I thought from the aroma, and I must say that it seems weird. The body is light to medium with ample carbonation so the beer comes across the palate quickly. You don't get a whole lot of the caramel that I got in the aroma, and the toasty notes are even starting to play a supporting role as the beer sits for a bit. Take that back, the caramel is starting to show up on the back of the throat late in the finish. The hops are also in the finish, but more as an addition to the flavor than from bittering additions.

Opinion: Like the Altbier, this beer is all over the place. It still has the elements of a German beer, so it isn't completely off the mark...at least it is in the right country, but the beer is pretty far off for the style. This one isn't as far off as the Alt, but it, like it's brother, has too much of some qualities and not enough of others to make it stand up to the classics in the styles. Again, this beer is better overall than the Alt IMO, and comes closer to the style, but it just isn't the best representation I have found.

Photo of mhaws000
3.6/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A-pours a medium copperish brown with a very light head the dissipated quickly.
S-Mainly toasted bread with a slight sweetness, a slight earthiness from the hops but very subtle.
T-dark toast with some fruity notes. Everything is very subdued, nothing overpowering or obtrusive at all. Well-balanced but very mild.
M-Light bodied with just enough carbonation to give it a light crisp feel. Very refreshing, great for a hot summer afternoon.
O-This beer was not anything overly impressive, just a nice well balanced beer.

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.65/5  rDev +0.8%
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.

Photo of TOJO12
2.95/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A - pours a fairly dark chocolate brown with little carbonation and virtually no lacing.

S - Faint malt aroma with little to no hops present.

T - The first sip is metallic but there after there's a pleasant chocolate taste but no hops that I can pick up. I was also expecting some sort of spice because I assumed Jubilate had something to do with Christmas. However, that may be a false assumption on my part as chocolate is the only flavor discernible.

M - somewhat watery.

D - I would drink this beer if someone offered it to me but probably wouldn't seek it out.

Photo of OWSLEY069
3.65/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clean orange-ish to deep amber in color with an off white head. In the aroma, sweet caramel and light roasted malts. In the taste, starts caramel like and ends with a fruitiness of white grapes, but make no mistake, it is a lager all the way through. A somewhat of a lager bite and medium bodied mouthfeel, with a dry fruitiness and lager notes in the aftertaste. A clean lager and nice fruit notes.

Photo of DrDemento456
3.8/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Alright a full British pint!

A - Pours a bit lighter than a dunkel. Sort of a lager tone. Looks dark amber with an inch of head of foam that disappears pretty quickly. Still a nice bit left and a ring of lacing.

S - mmm I can pick up grains, banana, wheat, mild hops, and some clove.

T - Wow the flavor is really timid has a sort of sweet tone from very mild clove but no real banana to speak of. Grains are not that harsh either and hops are balanced but everything kind of cancels each other. Pretty smooth with no metallic.

M - Medium to light but still a nice sipper.

D - Well I don't think I ever had a Dunkel Lager but having them together seems to cancel each other out. No bitterness from the lager, yet no underline banana from the dunkel so it was balanced but the flavors were just bland. Still a great German beer!

Photo of dasenebler
3.2/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

.5L, Germany, best by 5/11. 5.3 percent ABV.

Pours an attractive, clear dark amber with a thick, creamy heady. Good retention and above-average lacing.

Aroma is malty and buttery, with great nutty notes of hazelnut and chestnut.

Flavor is not as malty as expected, but there is some pleasant crusty bread and the slightest roasty note. Oddly acidic-fruity. Bit of caramel. The finish is sub-par though, and this beer is not terribly clean, with a metallic aftertaste. Mouthfeel is thin and bubbly.

Drinks pretty well despite the strange flavor. An okay Vienna lager.

Photo of metter98
3.6/5  rDev -0.6%
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.

Photo of vandemonian
3.53/5  rDev -2.5%
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.

Photo of biboergosum
3.83/5  rDev +5.8%
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.

Photo of largadeer
3.47/5  rDev -4.1%
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.

Photo of Gueuzedude
3.95/5  rDev +9.1%
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.

Photo of Derek
3.62/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Deep copper with a light tan head, thin ring of retention.

S: Floral hops with a light, herbal spicyness, some underlying grainy sweetness.

T: Floral, spicy, grainy, nutty, brown sugar, balanced bitterness.

M: Light to moderate body has a crisp finish.

D: An okay drinker.

Photo of BeerAdvocate
4/5  rDev +10.5%
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.

Photo of WYVYRN527
3.73/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a dark copper with a thin eggshell head that provides sticky lacing. There is a slight haze as well. Carbonation is fine, and produces tiny bubbles. Aromas are almost non-existant. Faint hints of biscuit and caramel are all I get. Taste is more. Caramel and toast, and some cereal grains, along with some fruity traits. Hops give the beer a dry clean finish. Medium bodied, yet this brew is not filling. A good brew, and a very easy drinking brew, I might add.

Photo of yemenmocha
3.46/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a cola colored brown with light brown head. Slight haze is noted. Nose has some light bready aromas, with perhaps some very gentle holiday spices. Palate offers a core flavor of toasted malts, faint cocoa, and is rather light bodied and easy drinking.

Photo of biggred1
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark, russet brown with a thin eggshell head that quickly shrinks to a skim and leaves spotty lace on the glass. Cocoa, caramel and toasty grain comprise the mild aroma. Toasty malt and cocoa with a mild floral hop bitterness in the finish. The flavor of the beer is pleasant enough, but it's a little underwhelming. Light bodied and slightly creamy with palate scrubbing carbonation. A little more body and depth of flavor would really help me like this beer more. Jubilate is a good beer but nothing special.

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Organic Pinkus Jubilate from Brauerei Pinkus Mueller
82 out of 100 based on 119 ratings.