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Organic Münster Alt - Brauerei Pinkus Mueller

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BA SCORE
82
good

332 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 332
Reviews: 257
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 16.02%
Wants: 12
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
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)
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StoutHunter

Michigan

3.59/5  rDev -0.8%
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

4.75/5  rDev +31.2%

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

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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

North Carolina

2/5  rDev -44.8%

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

Louisiana

2/5  rDev -44.8%

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

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

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

Maryland

4/5  rDev +10.5%

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

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -17.1%

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

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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

Nebraska

4/5  rDev +10.5%

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

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +10.5%

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

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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

Florida

3.26/5  rDev -9.9%
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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Beermaine

Maine

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

10-03-2013 00:38:35 | More by Beermaine
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Bear1964

Nebraska

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

09-29-2013 22:53:57 | More by Bear1964
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shelby415

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

09-29-2013 07:31:58 | More by shelby415
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djrn2

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -24%

09-28-2013 21:56:38 | More by djrn2
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Exeter

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +10.5%

09-23-2013 22:27:04 | More by Exeter
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Zraly

Virginia

3.94/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours clear gold with a nice, two finger head. Delicate smell of floral hops.

Crisp grainy flavor that has an interesting twang in the finish. A touch of lemon and citrus, followed by flowers and earth mid-palate. Super easy to drink, light-medium bodied. Carbonation is good for style. Really tasty and -- without any doubts -- a great session ale.

A delightful alt beer. I've grown to expect alt to appear darker, but I can totally take a pass at this because of its flavorful goodness. Great on a humid summer eve with a nice cheese plate -- would probably be wonderful with grilled sausages.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2013 21:22:41 | More by Zraly
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Bnoise11

California

4/5  rDev +10.5%

08-04-2013 04:22:17 | More by Bnoise11
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TWHartman

Minnesota

3.58/5  rDev -1.1%
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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Jackal

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +10.5%

07-26-2013 04:59:33 | More by Jackal
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

3.9/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pinkus Münster Alt has a thick, foamy off-white head, a hazy, somewhat bubbly, yellow-golden appearance, and a fairly heavy amount of lacing left behind. The aroma is of very aged, cellared, over-ripe light fruit, dank grain, and mold, plus sweetness and an unusual hop zing. Taste is of those things, plus lemony sweetness, light bitterness, biscuit, and water. Mouthfeel is light and watery, with some carbonation prickle, and Pinkus Münster Alt finishes lager like- crisp and refreshing. Overall, this is a very different beer, and I would recommend it to the adventurous types.

RJT

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2013 21:02:31 | More by RonaldTheriot
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +10.5%

07-06-2013 21:51:29 | More by mrfrancis
Organic Münster Alt from Brauerei Pinkus Mueller
82 out of 100 based on 332 ratings.