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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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ROGUE16

Delaware

4/5  rDev +10.5%

12-07-2011 13:09:49 | More by ROGUE16
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Luiz0930

California

4/5  rDev +10.5%

05-31-2013 07:33:04 | More by Luiz0930
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lvoutlawjlh

Nebraska

4/5  rDev +10.5%

07-30-2012 23:23:35 | More by lvoutlawjlh
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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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Gtg642

Michigan

4/5  rDev +10.5%

10-20-2012 02:26:08 | More by Gtg642
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kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev +10.5%

12-06-2011 18:54:57 | More by kjkinsey
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Sixpack595

Michigan

4/5  rDev +10.5%

Hazy body, golden orange in color with a thin yet persistant film of white foam. Sweet, fruity aroma with a musty, yeasty touch. Flavor is sweet and malty with a herbal note and light, hoppy finish. Well balanced and very drinkable. Rich, substantial mouthfeel.

06-07-2004 02:47:24 | More by Sixpack595
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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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allengarvin

Texas

4/5  rDev +10.5%

Into a half-liter mug, this beer is a very pale gold with a moderate head. Crystal clear. Sweet, grainy malt aroma. Good malt flavor for a light beer, like the best Helles. Balanced by a light-to-medium bitterness that dries out the sweetness, and adds a touch of floral hop character. Fruitiness is low but detectable. Light bodied with a crisp character.

Very drinkable beer, light but tasty.

03-21-2008 22:43:19 | More by allengarvin
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OtherShoe2

Massachusetts

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
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Bnoise11

California

4/5  rDev +10.5%

08-04-2013 04:22:17 | More by Bnoise11
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BillRoth

Maryland

4/5  rDev +10.5%

12-05-2013 03:31:08 | More by BillRoth
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Exeter

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +10.5%

09-23-2013 22:27:04 | More by Exeter
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Kelp

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +10.5%

06-09-2014 03:11:45 | More by Kelp
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cswhitehorse

Oregon

4/5  rDev +10.5%

The Munster Alt pours a straw clear yellow with a solid 2 finger foam head in a pilsner glass. It left some tight bubble foam lacing. A good looking beer. No freshness date.

The aroma was malty and grainy. It was chewy malt most of the way through. It has a little zest in the finish with a slight hop bitterness. It had a lemony taste as it finished. Overall it was refreshing beer after a balmy spring day.

04-14-2008 00:41:30 | More by cswhitehorse
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +10.5%

07-06-2013 21:51:29 | More by mrfrancis
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SonOfKyuss

Virginia

4/5  rDev +10.5%

08-05-2014 23:28:52 | More by SonOfKyuss
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

4/5  rDev +10.5%

05-25-2014 03:09:49 | More by oriolesfan4
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +10.5%

12-01-2011 15:38:28 | More by Rochefort10nh
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ReebShorts

Washington

4/5  rDev +10.5%

Poured from a 16.9 oz dark brown bottle, small label on neck proclaims "Organic".

Pours a very light (almost whitish) pale, cloudy yellow, with a lasting, sticky, foamy white head.

Aroma is a reminiscent of a healthy breakfrast cereal, grains, oats, some sourish citrus notes in there as well.

taste is fairly mild, malty and slightly sour and sweet at the same time. very slight hops become noticeable on finish as it warms up.

Not bad, not bad at all.

11-21-2005 04:13:16 | More by ReebShorts
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udubdawg

Kansas

4/5  rDev +10.5%

pours a surprisingly light color, peachy gold and quite hazy. Head is big and frothy, quite inviting overall, though so far it is far from what I'd expect from the style.
Aroma follows suit. There is big fruitiness here. Orchard fruits, some citrus, suggestion of doughy malt before hops and more likely yeast takes over. If blindfolded I'd have said this was more like something using the Fullers yeast strain than an alt.
Flavor continues the fruitiness. There is a honey-ish sweetness like a fresh peach to the flavor with moderate tartness in the finish. Moderate bitterness though it doesn't really linger. It's not particularly clean with a mildly sticky sweet fruit flavor coating the palate, again at odds with what I'd expect. Not particularly caramel-y either.
Carbonation is medium low, body medium, drinkability high after I quit trying to figure it out and just enjoyed it.

As a general beverage this falls somewhere between good and excellent. As an alt, I can't see how I'd even rate it as average. I shall have to do more "research" on this beer!

05-21-2010 21:41:26 | More by udubdawg
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sdj5

New York

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
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twiggamortis420

Texas

3.98/5  rDev +9.9%

500 mL brown bottle with no freshness code on it. Pours a mostly clear light gold color with a full three-fingers worth of fluffy white foam. Retention is excellent, as is the lacing. A bit lighter in color than expected, but it is a really good looking beer.

Smell is grainy and rye bread maltiness with a fair shot of grassy hops (Hallertau?). Malts continue to develop as it warms into some nice sweet caramel and toffee notes. Pretty big nose for an alt.

This is a pretty refreshing and tasty brew. The malts are slightly sweet and crackery. Hops provide enough balance and even a bit of hay-like grass flavors. Mouthfeel is a touch on the thin side and it is not exactly a complex beer, but its a nice drinker that I wish was cheaper and sold in six-packs. A good sessionable beer.

11-12-2009 23:08:36 | More by twiggamortis420
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GreenWBush

Oregon

3.98/5  rDev +9.9%

Dim peach. Constant 1/2" skim. Frothy 'latte' head.

Nose is fresh, clean, and slim. Faint suggestions of lemons, various other citric elements, hay, grain, and cream.

Tastes comes on very slowly and smoothly; grain, rainwater, wildflowers, mewn hay. Little sweeter than expected.

Mouthfeel is silk-smooth, and endlessly drinkable.

I've been gravitating towards well-built, subtle beer styles in the summer and this fits the bill perfectly. Went down fantastically while watching the sunset on the porch.

07-08-2006 15:14:14 | More by GreenWBush
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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
Organic Münster Alt from Brauerei Pinkus Mueller
82 out of 100 based on 337 ratings.