1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Organic Münster Alt - Brauerei Pinkus Mueller

Not Rated.
Organic Münster AltOrganic Münster Alt

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.

337 Ratings

(view ratings)
Ratings: 337
Reviews: 257
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 16.02%
Wants: 12
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brauerei Pinkus Mueller visit their website

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
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Organic Münster Alt Alström Bros
Ratings: 337 | Reviews: 257 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Maillard


3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

06-24-2013 09:32:25 | More by Maillard
Photo of Sspeer1


3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

05-05-2014 01:12:40 | More by Sspeer1
Photo of SocalKicks


3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

09-01-2012 07:39:26 | More by SocalKicks
Photo of Greggy


3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Appearance: Pours a very impressive fluffy two-finger head that is slow to recede and leaves a nice lacing.

Smell: A straw scent comes through as well as some light citrus

Taste: Most notably, it had an obvious, lemon-esque taste to it. The grainy straw comes through after the lemon taste. Finishes grainy and a touch citric.

Mouthfeel: citric and sour, but refreshing.

Drinkability: This is a very unique brew. I can see it being very refreshing in the summertime.

02-25-2008 00:18:35 | More by Greggy
Photo of CreekyJarls

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

11-05-2013 17:19:35 | More by CreekyJarls
Photo of sparkydoyle


3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Beer poured cloudy with slight to medium fluffy white head. Nose is mostly Munich malts (bready), along with a slight hop note mixed in yeasty notes (earthy, cedary).

More assertive in flavor than a German larger, and without the hard water notes that are common in English ales. More low key than American ales, but much less astringint than a typical American micro-ale, thanks to European malts. Flavor profile opens with hop bitterness, followed slowly building mellow sweetness from Munich and caramel malts, and a sweet finish.

02-21-2004 00:10:00 | More by sparkydoyle
Photo of Jame515


3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

06-22-2013 03:10:11 | More by Jame515
Photo of Tballz420


3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

This brew is a cloudy orange color, with a small bubbly white head on top. Lots of little carb bubbles. The scent is pure malt, caramel. As for the taste, its got a slick pale malt backbone, some hop contrast but not much. This is pretty refreshing, somewhat different from my other alt experiences, but this ones from germany so it should be a pretty good example.

05-05-2004 21:46:38 | More by Tballz420
Photo of Cyrano41


3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

07-25-2014 16:17:11 | More by Cyrano41
Photo of Bear1964


3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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


3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

09-29-2013 07:31:58 | More by shelby415
Photo of CorgiDad


3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

06-08-2014 14:37:45 | More by CorgiDad
Photo of yemenmocha


3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Nice cloudy straw-golden colored pour with white head. Nose has bright fresh fruits with a whiff of See's hard candies. On the palate the fruit is there as well, but also a pleasant malty component that isn't overly sweet. Rather light bodied but smooth texture of course, with nice carbonation. Good drinkability.

09-11-2010 03:33:45 | More by yemenmocha
Photo of petermethot

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

06-25-2013 16:35:08 | More by petermethot
Photo of Localdrinklax


3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

05-23-2014 04:00:56 | More by Localdrinklax
Photo of schopenhauerale

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

10-11-2012 07:31:17 | More by schopenhauerale
Photo of gonger


3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

05-18-2014 16:46:56 | More by gonger
Photo of kingcrowing


3.78/5  rDev +4.4%

500ml bottle poured into a Duvel tulip.

Pours a nice golden yellow with a small white head with some nice lacing. Nose is malty, dry, yeasty and a bit fruity.

Taste is sharp, got that signature German lager flavor that's very crisp and refreshing. It's got a nice light noble hop bite but there's also some creamy maltiness to it. It's super drinkable, especially when it's 90 degrees out.

09-02-2010 23:22:36 | More by kingcrowing
Photo of marc77


3.78/5  rDev +4.4%

Clear golden in hue if decanted off the yeast sediment. Impressive fluffy, thick well retained head. Herbal Hallertauer hop nose, along w/ a bit of mellow tartness due to the unusual use of wheat in the grist. Soft grainy malt flavors in flavor, but that honey - like sweetness is prominent, just as in Pinkus's Pils. Hop bitterness is fairly subdued for an alt and residual malt sweetness is high, but as a beer in itself this is a very tasty one. Hop flavor is absent. Although Munster lacks the crispness and assertive bitterness of an alt, there's plenty of flavor to make it an enjoyable brew.

06-08-2002 18:34:50 | More by marc77
Photo of Viking


3.78/5  rDev +4.4%

Not an appetizing looking beer, with it's cloudy, pale gold body and weak head. Smells rather nice, however. It has a gentle grainy aroma, with a heavy dose of sour fruit - perhaps Granny Smith apple is the best comparison. Light smell of hops present as well. Taste is smooth and refreshing. Rather grassy, with a bit of tart fruitiness. Finishes clean with some herbal hop bitterness. Good brew for an unseasonably hot day!

10-01-2002 18:08:18 | More by Viking
Photo of SSBrennan

District of Columbia

3.78/5  rDev +4.4%

Pours a hazy dark yellow with a dense off-white head.

The smell is fruity with notes of banana and malt. Some slightly off putting earthyness.

The taste is complex with fruit and malt sweetness and herbal hops and a slight lingering bitterness.

Very smooth and drinkable with a surprisingly rich mouthfeel.

01-03-2008 23:22:20 | More by SSBrennan
Photo of JohnGalt1


3.8/5  rDev +5%

17oz bottle picked up today at the Boise Coop for $3.. poured into my standard weizen glass.

White 2 finger head drops leaving nice sheets of lace atop a very slightly hazy straw/lite gold brew.

There is something about the aroma that is particular to this brew/style that I can't put my finger on .. Earthy.. grainy .. malty and lightly fruity all at the same time.. Sorta smells like a pale/very lightly hopped wort before fermentation.

The flavor leans alot to the grainy side of things.. much of the same complexities as the nose but more substantial... really pretty rich given the color and the lower ABV... bready with very low but discernable spicy hops... The body is also sorta unexpected.. more viscous given the light color.. smooth.

My only "problem" with this brew is a personal one .... after plugging away at roughly 50% of the bottle right now, I know I wouldn't want another one immediately.

I know that I've had the Pinkus Munster before because I have the label, but I honestly don't remember drinking it. This is a very nice brew and more complex than my feeble palate/brain can describe. No doubt, I will buy again, if for no other reason, to try and pick out some of the background flavors/aromas that are giving me trouble tonight.

02-07-2008 09:08:47 | More by JohnGalt1
Photo of MrHungryMonkey


3.8/5  rDev +5%

Light toasty Pilsner-like malt with touch of honey sweetness and snappy fruit.

Pale-medium yellow, good clarity, mild head, good retention.

Dry toasty malt hits first with grainy overtones and subtle malt sweetness. Touch of fruit and then overcome by bitterness. Few sips. Bitterness mostly gone, now a little tart. Few more sips. Crisp carbonation on medium-thin body. Apple-like fruit sensation and sweetness. Modest hop provides just a light balancing edge on the malt. Few more sips. More malt depth and a growingly tighter balance are interesting.

Pretty light, fairly refreshing, somewhat interesting on the palate.

07-28-2008 03:00:17 | More by MrHungryMonkey
Photo of zeff80


3.8/5  rDev +5%

A - Poured out a golden color with a hint of orange. Had a white, pillowy, two-finger head. Left good lacing.

S - Smelled of berries, wheat and grains.

T - It tasted of wheat and was quite sweet. Also, had a yeasty flavor.

M - It was very crisp and sharp. A medium-bodied beer.

D - This was a very nice beer. Another good German brew.

03-23-2007 00:56:40 | More by zeff80
Photo of TheLongBeachBum


3.8/5  rDev +5%

Presentation: A nice 500ml tall brown glass bottle with a very traditional looking, old Teutonic style red label. On the neck there is a much simpler white rectangular sticker with the word “Organic” – it almost looks as if this was stuck on as an afterthought, maybe it was. Imported by Merchant du Vin, and I paid $2.49 for this.

Appearance: A very cloudy golden color, with milky hints. Massive cloud like white head when poured, that threatened to run a mock. Laces with a smattered look at first, this lace slides down the clean glass back into the beer I noted later.

Nose: Wheat mixed with an earthy herbal and a soft yeasty aspect.

Taste: Grainy malts are very perceptible in the beginning. Biscuit grain transposes to a mix of fresh fruits with some yeast. Has a very “Pilsner” mix of malt and hops in the finish. It also has a very short lived, but clearly acidic tartness in the finish that seems to rapidly “spike” just after you swallow this beer. Lingering grain malts & a light bitterness in the ending.

Mouthfeel: Above average feel, the high carbonation assists in giving this beer a solid feel. Very nice and crisp drinking.

Drinkability: Well above average, but not a beer I would want more than say two Pints (US or UK) of. It was quite easy to mark this one, a very clear cut case of a 3.5.

Overall: Different, dare I suggest that it does indeed taste “Organic”. Maybe it sounds stupid, but it does a very natural earthy aspect to it, which for me dampens the overall appeal of the beer a little.

07-14-2003 23:28:19 | More by TheLongBeachBum
Organic Münster Alt from Brauerei Pinkus Mueller
82 out of 100 based on 337 ratings.