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Organic Münster Alt - Brauerei Pinkus Mueller

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337 Ratings

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Ratings: 337
Reviews: 257
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 16.02%
Wants: 12
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

03-29-2014 22:32:08 | More by CWhite
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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

4/5  rDev +10.5%

02-27-2014 22:26:37 | More by squack
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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

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

2.9/5  rDev -19.9%

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.

02-23-2014 18:28:55 | More by cavedave
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3.59/5  rDev -0.8%

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..

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

4.75/5  rDev +31.2%

02-13-2014 03:25:02 | More by jpd026
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

02-11-2014 02:29:25 | More by sammyt728
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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

2/5  rDev -44.8%

01-24-2014 22:55:22 | More by RochefortChris
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2/5  rDev -44.8%

01-11-2014 01:58:40 | More by gritz147
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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

12-29-2013 06:13:41 | More by jaydoc
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

12-05-2013 03:31:08 | More by BillRoth
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

11-05-2013 17:19:35 | More by CreekyJarls
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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

4/5  rDev +10.5%

10-30-2013 03:54:12 | More by Chugs13
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British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

10-28-2013 03:16:45 | More by Boozecamel
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3.26/5  rDev -9.9%

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.

10-11-2013 01:40:18 | More by BMMillsy
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

10-03-2013 00:38:35 | More by Beermaine
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

09-29-2013 22:53:57 | More by Bear1964
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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

2.75/5  rDev -24%

09-28-2013 21:56:38 | More by djrn2
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Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +10.5%

09-23-2013 22:27:04 | More by Exeter
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3.94/5  rDev +8.8%

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.

08-10-2013 21:22:41 | More by Zraly
Organic Münster Alt from Brauerei Pinkus Mueller
82 out of 100 based on 337 ratings.