Organic Münster Alt - Brauerei Pinkus Mueller
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1.4/5 rDev -61.3%
Pours a very hazy, dark golden yellow color with a one finger frothy white head that slowly settles into a lasting ring. Sporadic chunks of lacing left behind. Much lighter in color than expected for the style.
The aroma of this beer is extremely bland with some bready yeast, subtle pale malt and a very faint earthy hop presence. There's really not much else going on and it's hard to pick up anything except the yeast and faint grassy hops.
On the lighter end of medium bodied with an odd combination of bready yeast, grassy hops, citrus and astringent metal. Really weird and off style with a very watered down mineral like flavor. Some zesty spice, bready yeast, citrus peel and rusted tin. Bland and very unpleasant.
11-02-2012 05:50:20 | More by corby112
3.2/5 rDev -11.6%
Poured from a 500 ml bottle into a stange.
A: Light golden hue. Heavy carbonation. Pours about a half finger, bubbly, white head. Settles quickly, but not completely. Fair sporadic lacing.
S: Fresh flora, bubble gum, molasses, and a little citrus.
T: Papery malt, with a certain plantlike character.
M: Light and crisp, with a lightly pungent and stale finish.
D: Session if you like.
Atmosphere is pretty solid. Nice hue, decent head, and plenty of lacing. Nose is full and floral. Flavor is of cardboard and fresh hay. Overall, this is a decent quaff.
10-19-2012 06:14:15 | More by bmwats
3.23/5 rDev -10.8%
1 pint .9 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap acquired at KnB Wines near San Diego for $3.99 and served into a Uinta brewing pilsner glass in me gaff in Los Feliz, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are high given its current ratings.
Served refrigerator cold. Poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated. I quite like altbiers.
A: Pours a 1.5 finger beige colour head of some cream, pretty good thickness, and favorable retention. Colour is a clear pale yellow. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Quite light for an alt. Fairly vibrant. I've seen far better looking beers in the style, but it's generally appealing.
Sm: Lime, lemon, salt, clean malts, artifical lime syrup, vague tequila, fresh citrus, full barley, vague lactic notes, and berry. A very interesting altbier aroma, though elements of it remind me of crappy Spanish lagers. I don't detect wheat at all. I'm intrigued, if suspicious. A pretty strong aroma.
T: Lime, lemon, and even some salt are all there. A bit gose-esque in that sense. Clean malts and full barley lend it some body. Some cream on the open. Lactic tang on the climax. Through it all, maybe a bit of middling wheat in the background. No yeast or alcohol come through. Not subtle or complex, but certainly...different. Alaskan Amber this is not. It's quite fresh - especially in terms of the clean pale malts and the lactic character. I do like it, but I can't place some of the notes. Hopping is background and vague; hardly noticeable.
Mf: Smooth and wet. A bit syrupy from the artificial crap I detect in it. (If it isn't artificial lime, that's even more of a problem. What real ingredient is causing this off-note?). Thickness is acceptable. Decent carbonation.
Dr: Drinkable but largely unremarkable. Worth trying for its intriguing build within the style, but otherwise forgettable. I'm not one to trust the organic health nut craze, and this is evidence of why. I like the freshness and the bold approach to the style, but it never enters any truly remarkable territory. I doubt I'd get it again.
10-09-2012 05:51:48 | More by kojevergas
3.48/5 rDev -3.9%
16oz bottle, pours super pale gold, super clear, topped with a fizzy white head that holds decent retention and leaves some lacing on the glass. Aromas are grassy, biscuity, fresh, grape juice, apple juice. Tastes are crisp, very dry, tart, white grape, chardonnay, apple juice, grassy, delicate noble hops. Mouth-feel is thin and bubbly, finishes dry. Overall, this is different than any other altbier I've had. Definitely sessionable, but not for the price. I probably wouldn't get this one again.
08-26-2012 22:46:44 | More by barnzy78
4/5 rDev +10.5%
Pours medium yellow with a foamy white head. No lace, moderate retention (about half a glass before gone).
Grassy notes with some herbal aromas, some light malt.
Nice light malt, with some sweet grass and bitter herb. Dries out a bit, and you get a grassy bitter bite. Clean brew with a nice bitter and light malt finish.
Nice light body, decent carbonation.
What more can you ask for from a brewer. This is terrific and refreshing brew. Nice job.
07-22-2012 02:02:10 | More by OtherShoe2
3.95/5 rDev +9.1%
Picked up a 17oz bottle from my RT 8 Giant Eagle for $2.30.
A - Color is a nice hazy yellow, almost orange with a 1/2 inch of bubbly white head.
S - Tons of lemon and grass with some grains and a touch of caramel like sweetness.
T - On the palate it's sweet and grainy and to me almost has a sour apple like note mid palate. The finish has some hops and a sweet caramel malt.
M - Light to medium a good beer.
Overall this is a great German Alt. If I ever go back I will have to pick up the pils.
06-30-2012 00:46:39 | More by DrDemento456
3.48/5 rDev -3.9%
Clear golden stereotypical lager look with ample bubbles and a white head that falls down quick but sticks around for most of the drink drink before falling apart.
Grain, earth, honey, yeastiness, grass, and lemon.
Lots of grain the flavor. The earthiness also plays a big role in the flavor. It's got some breadiness to it. There is some subdued lemon flavour as well.
Light to medium body and crisp. There is a mild tartness about it. Slightly drying.
05-31-2012 04:34:34 | More by MattSweatshirt
4.5/5 rDev +24.3%
The beer poured a hazy golden color that produced a very nice, fluffy, white head that was retained very well and settled into a thin cap that lasted throughout the beer. Excellent presentation.
The beer produced a nice grainy aroma with a nice compliment of yeast. Pretty much as expected, but I was hoping for a slightly stronger aroma.
The taste of the beer is excellent; a grainy taste with a slight hop bitterness and some of the yeast baked in as well, but the beer leaves a nice grainy/sweet aftertaste. There was nothing in this beer that was overpowering, just a good solid taste.
The beer had a medium body to it, with a clean, crisp feel, which made the beer extremely easy to drink. Overall, this is a world-glass beer and one that I will enjoy often.
04-25-2012 16:41:25 | More by PhillyStyle
3.98/5 rDev +9.9%
A - Poured from a bottle into a perfect pint glass. Thick lacing, golden-orange color.
S - Yeast, sweet bread, spice and citrus.
T - Grain, grassy hops, some sourness, sour and grainy aftertaste.
M - Light body but nevertheless good mouthfeel.
O - A very interesting, flavorful and drinkable beer.
02-19-2012 23:51:23 | More by sdj5
3.45/5 rDev -4.7%
A- pours a pale straw color with a small white head and very little lacing.
S- grainy and malty, straw, and a bit of faint hops. Pretty earthy.
T- grainy malts, with a very earthy, barn yard like taste. Tastes like a tangy straw, meets forest floor. Finishes with just a bit hops linger.
M- light body, medium-high carbonation, crisp.
O- an interesting beer, very earthy and raw. I don't know of the organic part has anything to do with that but it's definitely intererting.
02-19-2012 18:04:47 | More by Treyliff
3.7/5 rDev +2.2%
A - Cloudy golden in color, with a thick white head that fades to a thin coating.
S - Slightly sour aroma, a little funky even.
T - Sour, funky, slightly grainiy.
M - Light to medium, lots of CO2 sharpness.
O - Not bad at all, but I wouldn't want much of it.
02-06-2012 22:49:20 | More by enfield249
3.58/5 rDev -1.1%
Bottle into tall pilsner glass
A – 4 finger white fine bubble head settles/coarsens at a moderate pace to a thin layer w/ no lacing, brew is a very pale light yellow 3
S – Granny smith apples, fresh fruity sweet aroma is crisp & light, milder floral and malt notes 4
T – Subtly sweet bitterness with mild florals, an almost hefeweizen like wheat quality, nicely built and well balanced 3.5
M – Light body with a mild dryness, carbonation was needed to give this mild profile some body but was almost fizzy 3.5
O – A much lighter alt than I am used to, refreshing, a very drinkable & sessionable beer I enjoyed but not my favorite of the style, may pick this up again for a summer time thirst quenching session 3.5
01-19-2012 05:40:34 | More by rsdaugherty
Organic Münster Alt from Brauerei Pinkus Mueller
82 out of 100 based on 337 ratings.