Organic Münster Alt - Brauerei Pinkus Mueller
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3.7/5 rDev +2.2%
Bought in the brown pint bottle...lovelly old fashioned style label.
Ok after a shaky pour .and a monsterous head the beer settled down to a pale golden , honeyish looking beer..the head goes but leaves nice lace.
Very nice feresh malty, spicy aroma to this..almost Belgian in smell.
MM intresting taste..but its the weirdest altbier I have had..,ore like a Belgian golden ale..spicy, malty and very sweet..citrus tones at the end.
Its pretty nice on the tongue.
A nice drinkable beer..but not really a classic alt..worth a try though.
11-14-2003 03:13:58 | More by Reidrover
2.55/5 rDev -29.6%
Organic Munster Alt
Appearance- piss yellow with no head at all.
Smell- yeasty, pilsner. Sweet.
Taste- sweet and yeasty. Flat.
Mouthfeel- watery and disappointing. Went down smooth though!?
Overall- what is this?! Too watery, too cheap tasting. Maybe I have a bad bottle but this was a total waste.
04-25-2005 20:26:51 | More by NJpadreFan
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
3.4/5 rDev -6.1%
From a 500ml brown Euro bottle, red label, no freshness date.
Pours out a light chill hazed golden honey colour, small dash of white head that recedes to a thin film. Cut grass and hay on the nose, along with some faint bready malt, and just as faint metallic grain. The flavour starts out with some light malt, more grainy and dry in the middle, blending into a hop finish akin to thick wet grass, and somewhat floral. The aftertaste is sticky but dry, it coats the palate yet still has something of a parching effect. A fairly light altbier, but enjoyable for what it is. I'm not craving another, nor do I have any major plans to run out and buy more, but it's one of the more decent organic beers that I've sampled, it has it's own small charm.
04-19-2006 22:10:07 | More by IronDjinn
3.3/5 rDev -8.8%
got this one in a trade with stephenlouis. thanks stephen!
the label on this one doesn't quite match the picture. it says "original pinkus obergarig" and "pinkus alt" on the back, so i think it's the same one.
pours a pale straw yellow with a bit of pure white head. quickly drops and leaves no lace behind.
aroma is ok. corn and dms, but not overpowering. not much else to it though.
taste is ok. fairly plain and simple. hint of bitterness. little dms. touch of biscuity malt. hint of spicy hops. decent, but not wowing me.
mouthfeel is good. it's light and has a fairly low well integrated carbonation.
dirnkability is ok. at first the aroma threw me off, but it's a decent and enjoyable beer.
11-22-2006 02:06:53 | More by grub
3.98/5 rDev +9.9%
A - Slightly hazy blonde body, on the light side for an alt bier. No head or lacing present.
S - Sweet Riesling, raw honey, malt sweetness. Once again, a big presence of honey sweetness in the aromas.
T - Sweet malt base but not terribly rich or luscious. A lighter malt sweetness that is paired with a steady presence of honey. Light, filtered honey. Some chewy grains around, with a wet/metallic sort of bite to it.
M - Very drinkable, a light bodied alt, with a pleasant feel. Mildly carbonated.
O - A pleasant beer, I could see taking down a handful of these.
10-29-2011 23:01:55 | More by BeerForMuscle
4/5 rDev +10.5%
Single bomber bottle copped from Gary's in Madison for $2.75...
Very different than your average Altbier, with a pronounced mustard and butter flavor, very unique with a strong body and flavor to match...
Pours a hazy, murky hue with rising carbonation and a significant amount of lacing...
Smell: Replete with bread, butter, carmel, and slight sugars...
Taste: Flavor strongly complemented the aroma, and as mentioned before, had a mustard-like aftertaste, with bread and butter on the tongue as well...
Good, creamy mouthfeel along with a great level of drinkability...
Certainly a different-style beer...
Worth a try...
08-19-2008 22:32:15 | More by dsa7783
3.33/5 rDev -8%
Opaque gold, lighter than I expected. Bright white head of 1/4 inch and small bubble sizes. Sheets on the Imperial pint glass. Whopping malted chocolate milk aroma, like a Dairy Queen malt dessert or something. Flowery and nutty flavors, lots of cashew and a lot of persistant mouthfeel for style. While there is bit of hoppiness, its more like a seedy skin bitterness that permeates the sweet side from middle to finish. Not a dry finish at all, lots of aftertaste. Seems a lot bigger in profile than many Alts, you can either like it or go the other way.
05-11-2003 11:26:10 | More by ADR
3.2/5 rDev -11.6%
Hazy pale-gold hue, white fluffy head, reaches a modest half finger, held well. Unorganized lace. The nose is aromatic I just dont think I like the smell. Funky and tart, earthy, raw sweetness thats muted. Odd. The palate has raw sweetness, like fresh honey, lemony-tart with noticeable wheaty taste too. There is a strong acidic bite. The maltiness is weak. Odd but it was okay to drink. The hops are more available as it warmed, an improvement. Medium body. Indifferent carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel. I cant say Id recommend this one. I prefer the Dusseldorf-style of Alt.
09-08-2003 20:08:06 | More by bditty187
3.26/5 rDev -9.9%
My first altbier! Pours murky dark yellow with a small white quickly receding head. Aroma of sweetly tart cherries, some alcohol, not much else. Flavor is sweet up front with the cherry and honey, then fades into pilsner malt characteristics. Light and lots of carbonation, so would be fine for a hot day. Overall, a small step up from a pale lager if you ask me. Meh.
10-11-2013 01:40:18 | More by BMMillsy
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
4.4/5 rDev +21.5%
This is light but tasty, with a firm character, a little complexity, and high drinkability.
Slightly hazy straw-gold, it has a medium white head steadily shrinking to a thin foamy ring and a little weak lace.
Aroma is fully fruity grain, herbs, bread, apple, pear, yeast - a bit like a Belgian blonde/pale ale crossed with a helles bier.
Taste is similar, light, crisp, but with a solid, firm character and a little complexity well-rounded. It is strong, fruity grain, yeasty-tangy bread dough, mineral, light herbs, hay, light pear and apple. It finishes with a mineral-lemony dryness, slightly yeasty-lemony-earthy tartness, before a slightly sweeter, lingering aftertaste of grain.
11-23-2009 18:16:19 | More by Offa
4.47/5 rDev +23.5%
Pours a dark gold color (lighter than many alts i've had). Small white head, very sticky on the side of the glass. Smell is sweet and grainy, very earthy and pungent. Alcohol is present in the smell, but it tastes stronger than it is. Biscuity yeast and earthy. A very unique beer, i can't really compare it with anything else.
11-29-2004 22:47:36 | More by TastyTaste
3.59/5 rDev -0.8%
I picked up a bottle of Brauerei Pinkus Mueller's Munster Alt a couple weeks ago for $3.59 at The Lager Mill. I was looking for a new beer to try and I thought I would take a chance on it, so lets see how it goes. No visible bottling date, but it did have #06000a9, but I don't know what that means. Poured from a brown 500ml bottle into a imperial pint glass.
A- The label looks ok, it's pretty simple looking and it's not too eye catching. It poured a slightly hazy pale yellow color that took on more of golden color when held to the light with two and a half fingers worth of fluffy white head that died down to a thin ring that stayed till the end and it left some spotty rings of lacing behind. This is a pretty nice looking beer, it's a little light looking for a Altbier, but that could be because it's a Munster Alt.
S- The aroma starts off with a higher amount of medium sweetness with the malts being the first to show up and they impart some bready, sweet malts, grainy, and light caramel like aromas. Up next comes the yeast which imparts a fruity and doughy aroma. This beer had a pretty nice and unique aroma.
T- The taste seems to be very similar to the aroma and it starts off with a higher amount of medium sweetness followed by all those malty aspect that I got in the aroma with hardly any of that caramel aspect coming through and the grainy and sweet malts seem to stick out the most. Up next comes the yeast which imparts that same fruity and doughy aspect with the doughy flavors showing up just a little more. On the finish there's pretty much no bitterness with a little more sweetness and a grainy and sweet malt like aftertaste, This was a nice tasting beer, but it was a little on the sweet side.
M- Smooth, clean, crisp, medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. The mouthfeel was pretty nice and it worked well with this beer.
Overall I thought this was a nice beer and nice example a typical German Lager, it had all the aspects that I would expect from that style and it didn't seem to be all that similar to any of the Altbiers I've had, but I've never had a Munster Alt before so that might be typical for the style. This beer had nice drinkability, it was smooth, clean, crisp, not filling, and the taste did a nice job at holding my attention, I could drink a couple of these but the sweetness might start to wear on me after that. What I like the most about this beer was the aroma, that caramel aspect made it pretty nice. What I liked the least about this beer was the sweetness, if it was toned down a little it would help this beer out. I might buy this beer again when in the mood for this style, it's priced well and I would recommend it to anyone who likes German lagers. All in all I thought this was a solid beer, it was pretty similar to some of the better German Lagers I've had and it didn't have anything off about it. This made for a nice first impression for Brauerei Pinkus Mueller and i wouldn't mind trying a few more of their beers. Nice job guys, keep up the good Organic work..
02-16-2014 04:34:26 | More by StoutHunter
3.9/5 rDev +7.7%
A - Poured a straw color with a white head that leaves lacing behind
S - Is of sweeter malt
T - Follows the nose with a sweet malt taste
M - This beer has a medium body with medium carbonation to it
D - Overall this is a good enjoyable beer nothing crazy going on but Just being a good easy drinking beer it's like a chillout beer worth trying sometime
01-13-2010 23:47:38 | More by armock
4.22/5 rDev +16.6%
Pours cloudy pale golden yellow with high foam that recedes quickly and completely.
Wheaty smell that has a slightly sweet back to it.
Citrus taste, slightly sour, with a clean finish. Lingering sour taste. Tartness throughout.
Creamy and sour in the mouth. Virtually no carbonation is evident.
Drinkable, tasty, refreshing.
04-01-2009 01:55:07 | More by KTCamm
2.68/5 rDev -26%
Very light clearish yellow with a good sized big white head. Smell is light malty graininess, almost a spiced essence and a touch metallic. Taste is a mix of a light maltiness and subtle yeastiness. Very similar to a lightly flavored Wit beer. Not bad at all, but then again, nothing spectacular. It is the first organic beer I've tried that didn't taste strange in some way though.
02-22-2008 05:34:50 | More by JDV
Organic Münster Alt from Brauerei Pinkus Mueller
82 out of 100 based on 337 ratings.