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Organic Münster Alt - Brauerei Pinkus Mueller

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BA SCORE
82
good

331 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 331
Reviews: 257
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 16.02%
Wants: 12
Gots: 5 | 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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petermethot

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

06-25-2013 16:35:08 | More by petermethot
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Maillard

California

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

06-24-2013 09:32:25 | More by Maillard
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Jame515

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

06-22-2013 03:10:11 | More by Jame515
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KohlbeckM

Virginia

1/5  rDev -72.4%

06-14-2013 01:28:39 | More by KohlbeckM
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

06-14-2013 00:06:49 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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Luiz0930

California

4/5  rDev +10.5%

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

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

05-24-2013 00:16:26 | More by Slatetank
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falloutsnow

Illinois

2.79/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

From: Binny's, Schaumburg, IL
Date: None on bottle
Glass: Ayinger willi glass

While I'm not familiar with what differentiates a Munster Alt and a Dusseldorf Alt other than the usage of wheat malt giving the beer a more pale appearance and less-pronounced caramel malt flavors, based upon this sample, I generally think I'd choose the Dusseldorf representation. While my bottle clearly had some age to it, I still found the uncomplicated and light malt flavors to be not entirely satisfying. There's also little to suggest that this would be a world-class beer even when fresh. Without bottled-on dates being available, I wouldn't consider purchasing this again.

Pours a 1.5cm tall head of fairly clean, white bubbles, which are small to medium in size, resulting in a fairly non-compact mass of foam. Retention is around one minute, average for the style, the foam settling to a thin ring around the perimeter of the glass and a large island of thin, residual foam atop the body. Lacing is very modest, a few small dots remain affixed to the inner sides of the glass. The body is pale, dirty tan-brown color, with light bringing out a pale yellow-orange hue; this is the lightest alt I have seen. Carbonation is not visible through the hazy (50% opaque) body.

Aroma is mildly sweet, of light caramel malts with bread yeast, a touch of diacetyl and vegetal like hop usage.

The overall flavor combination is of light caramel malts with very modest hints of toasted nuts and mulch and herb-like hops; fairly one-dimensional and uninteresting. Front of palate notes light caramelized malt sugars with a hint of toasted nuts. The mid-palate notes an increase in caramel malt flavor and sweetness, the modest appearance of bread yeast, slighty mulch-like and herbal hops, and a continued faint hint of toasted nuts. Back of palate primarily features light caramelized malt sugars with pale malt sugars (Pilsner?) as well. Aftertaste reminds one of watered-down Grape Nuts cereal, perhaps indicating some percentage of Munich malt in the grain bill.

Beer is medium-light in body, with carbonation of medium-low intensity, resulting in a light, smooth, and slightly foamy mouthfeel that actually complements the body's weight quite well. Closes semi-dry, with little to no residual stickiness clinging to the mouth.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2013 16:01:28 | More by falloutsnow
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dalepryor

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

05-07-2013 22:49:34 | More by dalepryor
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guityler83

Wisconsin

4.31/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A: Mildly hazy honey colored (soft yellow-orange). Slowly recessing foam with large chunky bubbles, Two fingers tall when poured into a 1L mug.

S: Honey, white bread and honey malt aroma

T: grainy with a bread crust vibe. a bit of fruity, sweetness maybe from the ale yeast? earthy spice hop after taste.

M: moderate body and carb. very smooth

O: A very drinkable bier. My first Alt that wan't a Homebrew and it was much different then I expected. I could easily drink a Liter of this on a warm day, and to me thats a sign of a good German beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2013 00:36:18 | More by guityler83
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shigg85

Japan

4.75/5  rDev +31.2%

04-13-2013 02:45:34 | More by shigg85
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Arsenal0328

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

04-11-2013 01:01:51 | More by Arsenal0328
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Chucker17

South Dakota

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

03-29-2013 00:36:15 | More by Chucker17
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pknyc

New York

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

03-23-2013 16:49:04 | More by pknyc
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grittybrews

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

03-04-2013 04:11:53 | More by grittybrews
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Ryan011235

Ohio

3.34/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a Pinkus glass on 2/12/13

Dimmed golden straw color; rather clear. A one inch head of white, crackling foam is fed by constantly rising bubbles. Smooth, thinner retention. No lace.

Grass, straw, hay, floral and herbal hops are prominent in the aroma. Smells mildly spicy, too; maybe a little allspice? Toasted grains with a hint of biscuit.

The taste is similarly sharp in terms of the herbal grassiness of the hops; though it tames of time. There are some light juicy overtones especially in the middle. The malt bill is concise and dry. Biscuity malt fills out toward the end.

Light, juicy body with smooth, easy going carbonation. Grass notes linger on the finish.

I think this is my first proper German Alt. Pretty well enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2013 05:29:44 | More by Ryan011235
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matjack85

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

02-02-2013 21:41:32 | More by matjack85
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StaveHooks

Oklahoma

1.81/5  rDev -50%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

1pt, 9floz. served in a Dogfish Head pint glass

A - Pours a hazy orange color with an odd hue of green. Stark white sinks pretty quick.

S - Soured stone fruit, grapes, salty limes, hay, grain, faint sour berry aroma.

T - Stale grain, hay, chalky yeast, thin honey, faint peaches and general stone fruit. It turns more grassy in the middle and has a tangy sweetness to it. Finishes sweet and tangy.

M - Light thin body with low to medium carbonation.

A strange brew for sure. I almost thought it was brewed from lager yeast. Odd tangy notions that didn't blend well with a ho hum base beer. I like the fact that it's organic but this is a no go.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2013 01:35:09 | More by StaveHooks
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JDavidRice

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -17.1%

01-21-2013 17:02:47 | More by JDavidRice
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jmathis

Florida

2/5  rDev -44.8%

12-27-2012 22:27:30 | More by jmathis
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valkyre65

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

11-25-2012 16:30:57 | More by valkyre65
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sneaks2210

New York

4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

11-17-2012 17:05:30 | More by sneaks2210
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corby112

Pennsylvania

1.4/5  rDev -61.3%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2012 05:50:20 | More by corby112
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beerbrains

Nebraska

2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

10-30-2012 06:13:01 | More by beerbrains
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Gtg642

Michigan

4/5  rDev +10.5%

10-20-2012 02:26:08 | More by Gtg642
Organic Münster Alt from Brauerei Pinkus Mueller
82 out of 100 based on 331 ratings.