Organic Münster Alt - Brauerei Pinkus Mueller
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3.83/5 rDev +5.8%
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.
06-29-2014 00:22:16 | More by TheBrewo
3.81/5 rDev +5.2%
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.
06-23-2014 17:51:31 | More by utopiajane
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
4.31/5 rDev +19.1%
Poured from a 16.9 ounce Euro-brown bottle into a sampler. A moderate pour produces about 1/2 inch of a frothy, snow white head. The beer is a hazy pale golden with high carbonation. The color is surprisingly pale.
Wow. This is unique and different (and very tasty). The aroma is so unique that I can hardly describe it, but it is very nice. Delicate hop flavor-aromas are evident, producing hints of citrus and candy-like pale malts- pineapple comes to mind. I think the uniqueness that I can't quite describe might be from mineral water, yeast, or a combination of the two. A little bit of pleasant tartness is evident in the aftertaste. The brew feels tingly on the tongue and produces plenty of pleasant burpiness.
I bought this bottle for $3.29 at Front Street Market in Butte, Montana. This beer is a very reasonably priced treat, and I must extend kudos to my favorite local beer outlet. I've noticed a few of these German imports that are a very good value. Prost!
03-30-2014 03:27:38 | More by archyquaffer
Organic Münster Alt from Brauerei Pinkus Mueller
82 out of 100 based on 337 ratings.