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Organic Münster Alt - Brauerei Pinkus Mueller

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BA SCORE
82
good

337 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 337
Reviews: 257
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 16.02%
Wants: 12
Gots: 6 | 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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Boozecamel

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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

Indiana

3.65/5  rDev +0.8%

This brew poured a full head of finely sized white bubbles with a fair lacing. This brew has a cloudy dark yellow color with carbonation rising continuously up the side of the glass. It has a citrus flavor with a hint of honey full bodied and flavorful with a corresponding citrusy honey aroma. I can tell already that this brew is going to go down well with dinner.

07-12-2003 15:00:24 | More by TheDM
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TheTrevor

New York

3.6/5  rDev -0.6%

This beer poured a cloudy golden color with a big foamy head. The smell was mostly malt with a little bit of spicy and slightly grassy hops. The taste follows the smell, starting off with a little sweet malt that gives away to some flavorful hops that aren't overbearing. The mouthfeel was slightly watery with some very refreshing crisp carbonation. This a very drinkable beer that doesn't sacrifice flavor for drinkability.

06-28-2009 21:48:26 | More by TheTrevor
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zerk

California

4.22/5  rDev +16.6%

Cloudy and gold with a thin white head. Aroma is malty and fruity... a grainy aroma mixed with sour fruit. Flavor is mild but interesting... some grain and bread like flavors with critus and sour apple notes. Finishes with a touch of spicy hops. Crisp and refereshing, with a light to medium body. Would make an excellent summer seasonal.

11-16-2002 08:40:59 | More by zerk
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kinger

Ohio

3.2/5  rDev -11.6%

Mellow aroma of sweet breads, lightly spicy. Dark yellow with a huge white creamy top and nice lacing, slow carbonation. Mouthfeel is full and creamy at the very start but finished with a little bit of a thin quality. Flavor is mild and easy on the palate making this alt very drinkable. Slightly sweet with a good breadiness. Enjoyable but slightly better than average.

08-12-2008 19:44:59 | More by kinger
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Beastdog75

New Jersey

3.73/5  rDev +3%

This is another organic brew from the folks from the Pinkus Brewery, and it happens to be an altbier. I don't have that much experience with the alt style, but if this one is any indication of how the rest of the style is, I'll be looking forward to trying more.

Pinkus Alt pours an "organic" hazy copper color, with some golden hints to it. A finger of foam forms and retains for about 30 seconds. The aroma also hinted at the "organic" qualities of this beer, as it had a somewhat distinct but not overpowering mustiness to it. Nice grassy notes, along with the citric/herbal hoppiness add to the aroma, and later on the sweet malts become more pronounced as well. The initial sip struck me with a very sweet, caramel-like maltiness. A rather prominent bitterness hit me within those first few sips as well, although it seemed to mellow out as I drank on. The citric/herbal qualities of the hops here balance out the sweetness of the brew nicely. The aftertaste had some lingering maltiness, nuttiness, grassiness, and a slight touch of bitterness. The brew finishes out with no alcoholic warmth.

I thought that this was an interesting brew, and it was quite easy to drink as well. I hope to track down more more alts to see how they comapare with this one.

09-17-2005 18:19:31 | More by Beastdog75
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Avagadro

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

A: Pinkus Alt is deep amber in color with a slight haze, and decorated with healthy lacing and a frothy white head.

S: This beer smells like a mash-tun, rich with grainy goodness. The honey and grain aromas are rich, bold, and let you know that you are about to enjoy a malty treat.

T: As the nose promises, This beer is saturated with flavors of raw barley, wheat, and oatmeal, topped off with a dose of honey to sweeten the deal.

M: Medium in body, carbonation, and chewiness.

D: This is a delightful, readily available Altbier that delivers the goods. I would highly recommend this to anyone looking to get to know German beer.

01-23-2011 22:29:58 | More by Avagadro
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squack

New York

4/5  rDev +10.5%

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

Massachusetts

4.23/5  rDev +16.9%

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.

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

Vermont

2.7/5  rDev -25.4%

oxidized and no head. color was not what i was expecting slightly sweet, nutty and fruity.
Nice medium bodied beer, but the typical alt color was missing this beer is a yellow peach color, not the typical brownish porter color of the dusseldorfer alt which I am accustomed to enjoying.
I may have gotten an old beer. I'll certainly keep my out for it in the future and give it another try. Clearly they are doing something right by the other reviews. I fear I just got a bad bottle of this stuff.

06-06-2011 01:20:42 | More by deanhead
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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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Onslow

Texas

3/5  rDev -17.1%

altbier my foot!?! ... very pale gold... some foam but low .. some nice flavours, honey lychee- kinda of intriguing ... again, if this is an altbier, i'd be very surprised- i am not an altbier expert but it seems like a light version .. a decent enjoyable beer but nothing like i expected..

06-30-2008 16:58:30 | More by Onslow
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alkemy

Ohio

3.03/5  rDev -16.3%

Hazy straw yellow pour out of the 500ml bottle with a couple fingers of fluffy white head. Has some sweet banana yeast on the nose, but then the smell of a musty barn enters. Faint hops in the aroma and taste. A bit of lemon-like tartness mixed in with a touch of sweetness. This beer just doesn't do it for me. I'm not real familiar with this style, so I may have to come back to this at a later date.

01-15-2010 15:00:13 | More by alkemy
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CorgiDad

Mississippi

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

06-08-2014 14:37:45 | More by CorgiDad
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xgrigorix

Michigan

2.53/5  rDev -30.1%

Half liter brown bottle, no bottling date.

Burnished straw gold in color, with a small white cap that quickly reduces to a thin halo.

Has aromas of lemons, & herbs.

Wheat, a sour tingle, some pepper, solvent, & floral hops.

Medium bodied, slightly crisp.

Not really what I'm after in an altbier. Not a lot going on, and what was going on didn't interest me.

08-25-2003 16:57:47 | More by xgrigorix
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packetknife

Idaho

4.1/5  rDev +13.3%

Lighter than I'd expect. Relatively solid head that heald about an inch for a few minutes. Malts come through. A good amount of sweetness. Reminds me of a chocolate factory actually. Smooth.

09-06-2002 17:54:27 | More by packetknife
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BryanK

New York

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

07-01-2014 02:07:06 | More by BryanK
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beerbrains

Nebraska

2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

10-30-2012 06:13:01 | More by beerbrains
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moulefrite

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Light, lemony golden in color with only a tease of head. Aromas are of sweet malt and tangy citrus. Flavors are on the bright side-very lemony with a good crisp mouthfeel and basically clean flavors. Some tang to go with the malt here, and a very low hop profile. The mid palate and finish come off as almost sweet, with a lemon soda type of flavor. Perhaps better with food than alone.

04-06-2004 01:43:14 | More by moulefrite
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TenHornsProud

Colorado

3.98/5  rDev +9.9%

Pours light orange with a small white head that fades quickly, slightly cloudy.

Smells of pilsner malt, some sweetness, and floral hops. Light and delicate aroma like some pale ales.

Up front floral notes that move into a small honey/bready taste and finish with the slightest hint of noble hop bitterness.

Light bodied, smooth, and slightly dry. It is very easy to drink.

This is a subdued beers in many ways but subtle and tasty. Overall it is floral and bready. Some more complexity would go a long way, still I could easily drink several pints of this.

09-12-2011 20:23:42 | More by TenHornsProud
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gritz147

Louisiana

2/5  rDev -44.8%

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

Germany

4.53/5  rDev +25.1%

appearance; lighter colored then some Altbier, straw yellow with the slightest bit of cloudyness. Intricate lacing as a beautiful head retreats at a moderate speed.

smell; malty and some fruit and honey, slightest bit of floral hops as well.

taste; Hops are almost absent, just some floral flavors but slight. Very noticeable fruity malts, that linger into the aftertaste and turn almost toasty and warm. Some grape-like tartness like a Kölsch, but then is quickly neutralized by the malts. This is very solid with the malts, without being sweet, that's what I expect from this style....well done! Great aftertaste!

mouthfeel; Loose and smooth, with weak carbonation, certainly not flat though, nothing special just quality.

drinkability; smooth, light, and tasty, one could drink all night and day.

10-19-2010 18:16:14 | More by Sachsenfreude
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TinusTime

Virginia

3.65/5  rDev +0.8%

First of all Im not sure why this is concidered an alt.. But pours a golden light copper colour with a nice fluffy white head. Nose is of sweet malt and a bit of hops, but its lacking the usual malt profile of a true ALT. Taste is more of a lager than a Dusseldorf ALT.. Maybe I got the styles confused, but this beer was clean and crisp and with a little hoppy. Mouthfeel was good and it was very drinkable, but just not what i was looking for with the word ALT.

04-03-2004 05:22:48 | More by TinusTime
Organic Münster Alt from Brauerei Pinkus Mueller
82 out of 100 based on 337 ratings.