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Organic Münster Alt - Brauerei Pinkus Mueller

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BA SCORE
82
good

350 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 350
Reviews: 259
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 16.02%
Wants: 16
Gots: 9 | 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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Photo of moundbz
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Sharp and almost like a white wine(sweet kind) Minor dryness in the finish. Avg.

moundbz, Sunday at 10:02 PM
Photo of JohneHoodlum
4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

JohneHoodlum, Nov 15, 2014
Photo of maltlikker
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

maltlikker, Nov 15, 2014
Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.98/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a pale golden amber with a copious quantity of puffy white foam floating on top. Aroma is sweet grains and some bubble gum and cherry fruity notes, along with another earthy or perhaps musty element. Bready and quite sweet on the palate, with some breakfast cereal, popcorn and toast, classy floral hops and an emergent citrus note, orange I would say. Pleasantly assertive but not overpowering hops. Rather fruity. Light thin body and moderate carbonation. For some reason I am surprised that this is so appealing. More sweet and gentle than my conceptualization of the alt style but a great session brew, with enough complexity to hold one's attention.

CalgaryFMC, Nov 01, 2014
Photo of LutherBrau
4.18/5  rDev +15.5%

LutherBrau, Oct 26, 2014
Photo of ColdWaffles
4/5  rDev +10.5%

ColdWaffles, Oct 18, 2014
Photo of westyrun
4/5  rDev +10.5%

westyrun, Oct 15, 2014
Photo of KAF
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

KAF, Oct 13, 2014
Photo of howdiz
4/5  rDev +10.5%

howdiz, Sep 30, 2014
Photo of StephRai
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

StephRai, Sep 27, 2014
Photo of BrunEngr
3.52/5  rDev -2.8%

BrunEngr, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of WynnO
3/5  rDev -17.1%

WynnO, Sep 03, 2014
Photo of ACarp
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

ACarp, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of Wobbly
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Wobbly, Aug 15, 2014
Photo of mikefuski17
2/5  rDev -44.8%

mikefuski17, Aug 09, 2014
Photo of Big_Dave
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Big_Dave, Aug 06, 2014
Photo of SonOfKyuss
4/5  rDev +10.5%

SonOfKyuss, Aug 06, 2014
Photo of Cyrano41
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Cyrano41, Jul 25, 2014
Photo of BogAl
2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

BogAl, Jul 15, 2014
Photo of BryanK
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

BryanK, Jul 01, 2014
Photo of TheBrewo
3.83/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The brew shows a watered, golden coloring. It holds a two finger head of well-retained white snow, leaving honeycomb lacing as it eventually dissipates. Carbonation appears to be exceptionally high. The aroma is soft, but classically wheaty and yeasty. We pick up white grape and red apple fruitiness, fresh honey drips, wax, dusted lavender, crystal and powdered wheat maltiness, fresh clover, cloven phenols, and tannic breakfast tea leafiness. It is hard not to notice a few things about this beer’s flavor right off the bat. The prominent aromatic honey translates with strength, while the malt bill is comprised mainly of wheat, but this brings with it all the musk and dust to justify the style. Wet wheat, lime and lemon rind, mineral and mud, watered pale maltiness, resinous grassiness, freshly baked buttermilk biscuits, coiny metallics, and curry spice take us through the bulk of the taste. The body is lightly medium, and the carbonation is medium, but responsive. The mouth is left dried, with a curiously tart astringent bite towards the front of the palate. The abv is appropriate, and the beer drinks back as a decent sipper.

Overall, this is a nice and light beer that is easy to drink. Simple as that. The musk and “alt”-ness of it comes all from the malts, which are heavily wheated, and less to the darker, brown side of the spectrum. If this beer was put in front of us we wouldn’t turn it away, but we likely won’t actively seek it out again. Compare this to the Americanized version of the alt, with the musky old ales, and these unfortunately fall to fainter shells of those more robust, flavor-forward offerings. That is us being mighty nitpicky, so don’t get us wrong. This was pleasant, and we are always happy to sip down an organic beverage. Enjoyable, and something Germany should be generally proud to export.

TheBrewo, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of utopiajane
3.81/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours hazy golden and much paler than I expected with a white head foam that fell pretty quickly but left a ring and some spots of lace. Nose is malty and earthy. A bit of grass behind the malt. No fruit .A slight honey like sweetness. Just enough to be there and really no more than that.

Taste is round with malt. A bit of depth but no heaviness. Grainy. A slight honey sweetness and the roundness of the malt come together perfectly with a good little bite from carbonation. This finishes dry and with a slight bitter. The herbal is but a whisper in the drink. Just barely there. Crisp and lovely. The mouthfeel is on the thin side of medium.

utopiajane, Jun 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Oakenator, Jun 10, 2014
Photo of Kelp
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Kelp, Jun 09, 2014
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Organic Münster Alt from Brauerei Pinkus Mueller
82 out of 100 based on 350 ratings.