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Organic Münster Alt - Brauerei Pinkus Mueller

Organic Münster AltOrganic Münster Alt

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BA SCORE
82
good

317 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 317
Reviews: 255
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 16.07%


Brewed by:
Brauerei Pinkus Mueller visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Altbier |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 04-16-2002)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by TWHartman:
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TWHartman

Minnesota

3.58/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A- hazy golden with a white head that dissipates quickly

S- bready, yeasty smell, with a hint of something zesty, like orange marmalade

T- slightly sweet bready malt with a sour finish, in tune with that marmalade smell

M- Well rounded, right amount of carbonation to drink a bunch of, very smooth

O- overall I like this, but I think it is a little too sour to be a really good Alt. There is not enough malt flavor and aroma or bitterness, and a little too much fruit/yeast ester going on to make this a quaffable Alt.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2013 17:13:53 | More by TWHartman
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Gregvg

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

04-16-2014 07:44:15 | More by Gregvg
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brureview

Massachusetts

4.23/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is an unusual beer.

I don't have a Stange glass, so I first tried a hefeweizen glass. I later switched to an imperial pint glass which worked well.

The beer poured a yellow-orange color, with a 4F head. Very nice looking beer.

The aroma was sweet clove with some fruit, different than in other German beers I have tasted.

The mouth feel is moderate.

The taste is unusual. Deep fruit, mostly pear, slightly different than other wheat beers. There was an off-taste to the fruit- actually quite good, but unlike other fruit tastes in German wheat beers.

excellent finish: slightly bitter with maltiness as it warms up.

In general, very different. The combination of a different fruit, sweet clove, and maltiness make an excellent beer. Worth seeking out.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2014 00:45:55 | More by brureview
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clarknova

Germany

4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

04-08-2014 15:00:09 | More by clarknova
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archyquaffer

Montana

4.31/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 16.9 ounce Euro-brown bottle into a sampler. A moderate pour produces about 1/2 inch of a frothy, snow white head. The beer is a hazy pale golden with high carbonation. The color is surprisingly pale.

Wow. This is unique and different (and very tasty). The aroma is so unique that I can hardly describe it, but it is very nice. Delicate hop flavor-aromas are evident, producing hints of citrus and candy-like pale malts- pineapple comes to mind. I think the uniqueness that I can't quite describe might be from mineral water, yeast, or a combination of the two. A little bit of pleasant tartness is evident in the aftertaste. The brew feels tingly on the tongue and produces plenty of pleasant burpiness.

I bought this bottle for $3.29 at Front Street Market in Butte, Montana. This beer is a very reasonably priced treat, and I must extend kudos to my favorite local beer outlet. I've noticed a few of these German imports that are a very good value. Prost!

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2014 03:27:38 | More by archyquaffer
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brandonld23

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

03-29-2014 23:50:25 | More by brandonld23
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CWhite

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

03-29-2014 22:32:08 | More by CWhite
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micromaniac129

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -16.9%

03-15-2014 12:17:06 | More by micromaniac129
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squack

New York

4/5  rDev +10.8%

02-27-2014 22:26:37 | More by squack
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Dan114

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

02-27-2014 12:09:18 | More by Dan114
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cavedave

New York

2.9/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Gonna give this one a good score for looks even though it looks nothing like Alts I have had or made. Beautiful clear gold, with a huge hat of white, fine bubbled foam atop.

Flowery perfume, lightly tart yeast, biscuity breadiness, and a hint of citrus for an aroma unlike any Alt I have tasted or read about, but it is a nice, medium strength bouquet.

Tasty beer with more in common with helles lager than Alt, but enjoyable none the less. All the flavors of the nose, with the floral notes less pronounced, the tart and bread more pronounced, and a finish that features a bit of spice to go with the citrus

Very light in mouth, so out of style it is comical. Highly carbed, nice linger, okay finish.

Not really getting the Alt designation on the label, this is more helles than Alt, even if it did use top fermenting yeast. Not recommended.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2014 18:28:55 | More by cavedave
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StoutHunter

Michigan

3.59/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I picked up a bottle of Brauerei Pinkus Mueller's Munster Alt a couple weeks ago for $3.59 at The Lager Mill. I was looking for a new beer to try and I thought I would take a chance on it, so lets see how it goes. No visible bottling date, but it did have #06000a9, but I don't know what that means. Poured from a brown 500ml bottle into a imperial pint glass.

A- The label looks ok, it's pretty simple looking and it's not too eye catching. It poured a slightly hazy pale yellow color that took on more of golden color when held to the light with two and a half fingers worth of fluffy white head that died down to a thin ring that stayed till the end and it left some spotty rings of lacing behind. This is a pretty nice looking beer, it's a little light looking for a Altbier, but that could be because it's a Munster Alt.

S- The aroma starts off with a higher amount of medium sweetness with the malts being the first to show up and they impart some bready, sweet malts, grainy, and light caramel like aromas. Up next comes the yeast which imparts a fruity and doughy aroma. This beer had a pretty nice and unique aroma.

T- The taste seems to be very similar to the aroma and it starts off with a higher amount of medium sweetness followed by all those malty aspect that I got in the aroma with hardly any of that caramel aspect coming through and the grainy and sweet malts seem to stick out the most. Up next comes the yeast which imparts that same fruity and doughy aspect with the doughy flavors showing up just a little more. On the finish there's pretty much no bitterness with a little more sweetness and a grainy and sweet malt like aftertaste, This was a nice tasting beer, but it was a little on the sweet side.

M- Smooth, clean, crisp, medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. The mouthfeel was pretty nice and it worked well with this beer.

Overall I thought this was a nice beer and nice example a typical German Lager, it had all the aspects that I would expect from that style and it didn't seem to be all that similar to any of the Altbiers I've had, but I've never had a Munster Alt before so that might be typical for the style. This beer had nice drinkability, it was smooth, clean, crisp, not filling, and the taste did a nice job at holding my attention, I could drink a couple of these but the sweetness might start to wear on me after that. What I like the most about this beer was the aroma, that caramel aspect made it pretty nice. What I liked the least about this beer was the sweetness, if it was toned down a little it would help this beer out. I might buy this beer again when in the mood for this style, it's priced well and I would recommend it to anyone who likes German lagers. All in all I thought this was a solid beer, it was pretty similar to some of the better German Lagers I've had and it didn't have anything off about it. This made for a nice first impression for Brauerei Pinkus Mueller and i wouldn't mind trying a few more of their beers. Nice job guys, keep up the good Organic work..

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2014 04:34:26 | More by StoutHunter
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jpd026

New York

4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

02-13-2014 03:25:02 | More by jpd026
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sammyt728

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -3%

02-11-2014 02:29:25 | More by sammyt728
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Gerred

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -3%

01-26-2014 19:44:11 | More by Gerred
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RochefortChris

South Carolina

2/5  rDev -44.6%

01-24-2014 22:55:22 | More by RochefortChris
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gritz147

Louisiana

2/5  rDev -44.6%

01-11-2014 01:58:40 | More by gritz147
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jaydoc

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

12-29-2013 06:13:41 | More by jaydoc
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BillRoth

Maryland

4/5  rDev +10.8%

12-05-2013 03:31:08 | More by BillRoth
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deapokid

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -16.9%

11-07-2013 18:46:32 | More by deapokid
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CreekyJarls

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

11-05-2013 17:19:35 | More by CreekyJarls
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OregonGrown7

Nebraska

4/5  rDev +10.8%

11-02-2013 06:41:50 | More by OregonGrown7
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Chugs13

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +10.8%

10-30-2013 03:54:12 | More by Chugs13
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Boozecamel

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

10-28-2013 03:16:45 | More by Boozecamel
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BMMillsy

Florida

3.26/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

My first altbier! Pours murky dark yellow with a small white quickly receding head. Aroma of sweetly tart cherries, some alcohol, not much else. Flavor is sweet up front with the cherry and honey, then fades into pilsner malt characteristics. Light and lots of carbonation, so would be fine for a hot day. Overall, a small step up from a pale lager if you ask me. Meh.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2013 01:40:18 | More by BMMillsy
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Organic Münster Alt from Brauerei Pinkus Mueller
82 out of 100 based on 317 ratings.