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Organic Münster Alt - Brauerei Pinkus Mueller

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BA SCORE
82
good

332 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 332
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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Gtg642

Michigan

4/5  rDev +10.5%

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

Louisiana

3.2/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2012 06:14:15 | More by bmwats
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schopenhauerale

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

10-11-2012 07:31:17 | More by schopenhauerale
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kojevergas

Texas

3.23/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

High C+

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2012 05:51:48 | More by kojevergas
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DerwinWentworth

Utah

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

09-17-2012 23:29:26 | More by DerwinWentworth
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SocalKicks

California

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

09-01-2012 07:39:26 | More by SocalKicks
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barnzy78

Illinois

3.48/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2012 22:46:44 | More by barnzy78
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harrisjohnson

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

08-26-2012 18:52:12 | More by harrisjohnson
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slowdaddy

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

08-21-2012 18:02:33 | More by slowdaddy
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lvoutlawjlh

Nebraska

4/5  rDev +10.5%

07-30-2012 23:23:35 | More by lvoutlawjlh
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OtherShoe2

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2012 02:02:10 | More by OtherShoe2
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2012 00:46:39 | More by DrDemento456
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Rdstarr

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

06-14-2012 01:55:18 | More by Rdstarr
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MattSweatshirt

Texas

3.48/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2012 04:34:34 | More by MattSweatshirt
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Hanzo

Virginia

4/5  rDev +10.5%

05-06-2012 11:59:15 | More by Hanzo
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PhillyStyle

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2012 16:41:25 | More by PhillyStyle
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sdj5

New York

3.98/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2012 23:51:23 | More by sdj5
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Treyliff

West Virginia

3.45/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2012 18:04:47 | More by Treyliff
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enfield249

Michigan

3.7/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2012 22:49:20 | More by enfield249
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rsdaugherty

Colorado

3.58/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2012 05:40:34 | More by rsdaugherty
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cdwil

Texas

4/5  rDev +10.5%

12-29-2011 21:40:09 | More by cdwil
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weaselchew

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

12-20-2011 19:50:23 | More by weaselchew
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ROGUE16

Delaware

4/5  rDev +10.5%

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

Texas

4/5  rDev +10.5%

12-06-2011 18:54:57 | More by kjkinsey
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +10.5%

12-01-2011 15:38:28 | More by Rochefort10nh
Organic Münster Alt from Brauerei Pinkus Mueller
82 out of 100 based on 332 ratings.