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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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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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marcobrau

Illinois

4.03/5  rDev +11.3%

Pours a hazy gold/amber color with a big thick foamy head that takes several minutes to fade away and it does so leaving some lacework. Flowery and fruity aroma. Strikes a good balance between the hops and malt, yet finishes a bit dry. Moderately spicy hops. There's a very interesting tart, acidic flavor that I like that I'm guessing is contributed by the yeast. Very soft mouthfeel. It would be nice if it was bit more bitter with a bit more body. A very quaffable, yet interesting alt -- very different from other altbiers!

09-22-2003 00:40:31 | More by marcobrau
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tai4ji2x

Massachusetts

4.03/5  rDev +11.3%

1pt, .9fl oz brown bottle. no date found.

pale golden straw, almost clear. some head, but fades to wispy layer. nice lacing.

aroma of toasty malts and noble hops. hint of white grape or yeasty esters.

similarly malty and toasted flavors with classic noble hops. gentle to moderate bitterness. clean finish with flash of more malt and even a trace of acidity beforehand.

light, but smooth. moderate, spritzy carbonation.

paler than i've come to expect of alts, but manages to retain quite a lot of malt character.

02-19-2009 09:18:23 | More by tai4ji2x
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BuckeyeNation

Iowa

4.03/5  rDev +11.3%

Lightly milky lemony gold that appears to clear only with bright backlighting. The head is a half shade darker than pure white and stays at two fingers long enough for me to appreciate its tight-bubbled, abundantly pitting nature. So-so lace in thick random scraps.

Munster Alt has an austere nose of flowers and fruit--pear blossoms and pear skins--that is delicate yet substantive. That's a good description of the flavor as well. There's less fruit on the palate (some peachiness now), but orchard fruit peels still come to mind. The floweriness takes on more of an herbal character, although what herb is hard to say. The relatively light body/mouthfeel hangs on long enough to provide a gentle, lingeringly sweet finish.

Pinkus Munster Alt is an easy drinking beer that has as much flavor and body as it needs to have and no more. It's a well-crafted package that is impressively quaffable and it 'alt' to go well with a multitude of foods, as long as they aren't strongly spiced or flavored. I don't see much wrong with this one.

10-24-2004 19:47:32 | More by BuckeyeNation
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

4.05/5  rDev +11.9%

Looks more like a pils than their ur pils does. This one is a straw slightly hazed, but no yeast sediment in the bottle. Vibrant golden with a nice brilliant white head to match, fine lacing billowing head beauty in a glass. Aroma has a nice honey malt fruit notes/tart citrus/tropical tones with herbal grassiness going strong this smells excellent. Strong tart cereal notes hints of citrus/tropical mango fruits/a touch of pineapple. Very nice expression of malt and German yeast strains, nothing like the brown versions found in Dusseldorf this is a pale Munster alt, totally different version. Carbonation is natural smooth light to medium bodied never heavy/light perfect crisp fruity qualities blend on the palate. Drinkability overall was killer, a beer I remember trying before I started writing reviews. I'm glad I decided to revisit these beers, each one is more interesting than the next. Next up the dunkel...

01-18-2011 02:56:01 | More by WVbeergeek
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scottg

Vermont

4.05/5  rDev +11.9%

500 ml bottle poured into a weizen glass.

Cloudy, meadlike honey color with a one finger white head with moderate retention. Fruity, floral aromas similar to a cherry blow pop. Lots of sweet fruit flavors going on up front, sour cherry, rose water, cotton candy/bubblegum, with a smooth malty middle and a dry light finish balancing out the sweetness. Medium bodied and lightly carbonated, the dry balanced finish reduces the overall sweetness of the smell and early taste to bring about a very drinkable beer.

05-26-2008 23:14:16 | More by scottg
Organic Münster Alt from Brauerei Pinkus Mueller
82 out of 100 based on 337 ratings.