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Organic Ur Pils - Brauerei Pinkus Mueller

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BA SCORE
86
very good

329 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 329
Reviews: 235
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 13.09%
Wants: 11
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brauerei Pinkus Mueller visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: xlperro on 04-16-2002)
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Reviews by dacrza1:
Photo of dacrza1
3.81/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

DATE TASTED: May 1, 2014... GLASSWARE: Weihenstaphaner pilsner... OCCASION: a 78-degree day begging for a pilsner!... APPEARANCE: cloudy, hazy; almost appears unfiltered and murky golden; thick white head recedes swiftly; zero lacing as well... AROMA: fragrant hops suggest lilac and heavy bubblegum; a bit of honey too... PALATE: smooth, mellow, and slightly fizzy at the teeth; extremely drinkable and thirst-quenching...TASTE: rather subdued, suppressed lemon-grass spritz; some doughy malts arrive late--not as clear in its profile as expected... OVERALL: a surprisingly soft, unsubstantially flavored pilsner from a place I expect pilsners to fall like leaves; not sure the organic element has much to do with the look or taste, but the smoothness offsets the weak profile slightly...not sure what to make of this one in the end, except that its end was rather swift, so something did its job.

dacrza1, May 07, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.63/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured nicely with orange/yellow hue,with pretty good rocky head.Nice balanced smell with a nice crisp hop tone,also a little bread-like.I like the maltiness of this pilsner some overhop for the style but not this one.The hop came through but it was not to promident.Was pretty drinkable,I have had better but this wasnt bad at all.

oberon, Feb 26, 2003
Photo of RoyalT
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance – This one poured a beautiful light hazy yellow in color with a big, light, puffy, delicate Pils head. Well, it looks the part.

Smell – The light, dainty Noble hop nose is right on queue. The light grain here is actually quite nice as well.

Taste – The light grainy notes come out nicely at the taste if a bit on the dominant side. The hops take a step back up front but are solid at the finish.

Mouthfeel – This light-bodied Pils has no sweetness whatsoever and some good dryness in the back of the tongue. The carbonation is light and delicate.

Drinkability – Much better than their effort at an organic Hefe Weizen.

RoyalT, Nov 23, 2004
Photo of Jason
4.3/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: Sleek brown euro style 17 oz bottle with no freshness date.

Appearance: Hazy yellow straw with a dense compact well formed white head.

Smell: Malty and grainy (bread like), very mild tartness with hints of fruit and lemon.

Taste: Sparkling wine like carbonation makes for a very crisp mouth feel. Very rich in flavour with lots of grain on the tongue, some spicy and fruity flavours from hops and esters merely add to this complex brew. Hops do a little more than balance and leaves a touch of herbal flavour. More on the dry side leaving little sweetness and a earthy yeast taste tags along ... finish is long lasting with grain and residual hop flavour.

Notes: Very interesting with raw complexities ... packed with flavour and could be paired with numerous types of foods, Pan-Asian worked best.

Jason, Apr 16, 2002
Photo of merlin48
4.08/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy, yellow body with a one finger, white head. Minimal lace, but no "floaties" observed. Aroma has a sweet, bready, pilsner malt backbone, and grassy/lemony hops character that produces an elegant and enticing bouquet. Mouthfeel is surprising for its robust, medium body. Adequate carbonation adds to the interest.
The taste is excellent for a pilsner, but this isn't your ordinary pils. Tart, citrusy lemon is smooth on the palate and matches very well with the sweet pilsner malt backbone. Apple and pear notes appear early on, and lend an amazing complexity to this "organic" pils. Finish is crisp and very clean. I love this offering, and plan to stock up several of these at my next opportunity.

merlin48, Jun 07, 2004
Photo of Billolick
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours cloud, dull light golden, frothy white heat, with moderate retention, leaves lts of fine and well stratified lacing. Nose is mildly herbal,and of bananas, wheat beer like. This is an earthy, crisply hoppy Pils, unusual cloudy appearance, and fruity yeasty nose. Refreshingly sharp, flavorful and tasty. Nice warm weather brew, try it with a salad and chicken or fish

Billolick, Apr 21, 2005
Photo of locckdown
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

locckdown, Mar 24, 2012
Photo of GreenMountainBoy
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

GreenMountainBoy, Aug 04, 2012
Photo of jcdiflorio
3/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500ml brown bottle,poured into my SA glass.

Cloudy,golden with a 1" white creamy head with fair retention and carbination. Lots of chunks of yeast at the bottom of the bottle.

Fruity,pear-like aromas,dried straw,doughy,clean with faint to moderate aromas.

Malt tastes at first,slightly burnt carmell,butterscotch,fruity,slightly sour. Good balance with a dry grassy clean bittering finish.

Light-bodied,slightly grainy,tangy. Expected more hoppyness,was more maltier than anticipated. Decent beer,nothing special.

jcdiflorio, Nov 15, 2007
Photo of ADR
4.08/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Opaque dark gold with a nice and bright head of 1/4 inch of consistant-sized small bubbles. Laces in sheets in a Pilsner glass. Slightly "dusty" and nutty aromas, sense of late summer harvests. Grassy and toasty malts, very flavorful in combination and yet restrained overall. Light body is well matched by a lack of overcarbonation. Finishes crisply but without a notable hop assertion.Minimal to no aftertaste. This is the last of the Pinkus selection at my store, I must say that I'm impressed by each as unique in their style while still conforming to overall style characteristics.

ADR, May 22, 2003
Photo of WVbeergeek
4.03/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 500 ml bottle appears much like a hefeweizen. Deep orang golden hue with some yeast sediment settling to the bottom of my glass. Aroma has a biscuit malt sweetness with herbal/grassy hops weighing in...a really nice noble hop nose. Flavor again nice malt presence/sturdy hop backing with herbal/grassiness that just works for the pils style. Biscuit malts dryness in the finish from the malt balance, a very nice drinking beer. Mouthfeel has easy going natural carbonation smooth easy going, on the palate. Drinkability overall is a nice sessionable organic pils the best version of any organic beer I've had thus far.

WVbeergeek, Jan 18, 2011
Photo of chinchill
3.51/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Served from a bottle.
Pours with a typical pils appearance, but with a weak head.
Aroma: Light malts and grains with only mild spicy hops.
Flavor: follows the nose: this is mild even for style.
Overall: a solid but unremarkable pils; well crafted but just too tame.

chinchill, Aug 27, 2013
Photo of rhoadsrage
3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in an imperial strange)
A- The slightly hazy golden body has a strong carbonation of big bubbles that pop to the surface and a head of white lumps that is soon gone.
S- The light green note has a slight herbal and candy quality with a raw grain hint that grows in the finish.
T- The slightly sweet grain flavor has a hint of pale malt to it and finishes with a mellow green note. The finish has a faint sulfur quality and as it warms a citrus tartness comes out in the hops just a bit.
M- The medium mouthfeel has a soft fizz that adds a nice fullness to the beer.
D- This beer has a clean and smooth flavor without a big sulfury quality and some nice subtle hints to it. It still has some Pils character but the unfiltered beer adds some nice depth.

rhoadsrage, Jan 17, 2011
Photo of biboergosum
3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500ml bottle, at a local university area pub that seems to be getting better and better with their beer fridge offerings.

This beer pours a hazy pale golden straw colour, with three fingers of puffy, loosely foamy off-white head, which leaves a few sparse specks of island group lace around the glass as it evenly subsides.

It smells of sharply crispy bready pale malts, a prominent black pepper aerosol essence, a bit of tame apple skins, and softly earthy and grassy noble hops. The taste is much more of the same - pale crackery, bready grainy malt, a bit of spicy lemon pepper, and subtle earthy, leafy and mildly grassy hops.

The carbonation is middling, with a softly edgy astringency at times, the body medium-light in weight, and so-so smooth. It finishes somewhat off-dry, the fairly crisp graininess sticking it out, complemented by the residual noble hops.

A pleasantly drinkable pilsener, made true to spec, and well rounded between the malt and hop components. Sturdy like German ox, buffalo, yak, or whatever they've got over there.

biboergosum, Jan 11, 2010
Photo of asabreed
3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle into a 12 oz. Samuel Smith nonic.

Appearance: Hazy yellow with mild orange coming through, a bubbling fizzy head that dissipates a bit too quickly and doesn't leave much retention, even with subsequent pours.

Smell: Big whiffs of grass, spicy citrus, and some earthiness. A nice hint of honey sweetness tops it and melds with everything nicely.

Taste: A solid balance of spicy citrus, honey and caramel sweetness, and raw earthiness comes together very well. Finish is slightly dry and citrus with nice earthiness and little sweetness.

Mouthfeel: A nice initial burst of champagne-like carbonation settles nicely, and oddly quickly, into the lighter body of the brew. It's a quick transition, but somehow it works, and it's lip-smacking in the process.

Drinkability: For around $4, this was a very solid purchase. Tasty, balanced, and quality stuff. I'd definitely pick up another one in the future.

asabreed, Mar 11, 2010
Photo of DruC4
4/5  rDev +4.7%

DruC4, Jul 16, 2014
Photo of AKBelgianBeast
3.3/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly hazy yellow gold color with a nice white head that retains for a couple minutes and leaves ok lacing.

Nose is alot of crisp grain and european hops. There is a grassy and old german lager malt profile in there as well.

Seems like it would be a nice pilsner if not for that wierd old dusty malt profile often found in german lagers that are too old. The hop profile is minimal, but still there.

Mouthfeel is a slight bit thicker than it should be. Carbonation is solid though.

Drinkability is pretty decent, would be better if it tasted better, haha.

Overall an ok beer, but i wont be revisiting it with so many other good pilsner options on shelves these days.

AKBelgianBeast, Nov 02, 2009
Photo of Dan114
4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

Dan114, Apr 05, 2014
Photo of augustgarage
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500mL bottle into my Radeberger pokal.

Cloudy titanium yellow body with a ghost white, heavily active head that recedes to a burbling collar and faint slick, both fed by a constant stream of rising bubbles. Average lacing and retention.

Weak but pleasant biscuity, crackery, and grassy aromatics with a hint of lemon zest.

Crisp malt with touches of winter fruit and a faint sourness on the palate from wheat and tangerine. Lasting zesty bitterness (from noble hops) leads into a clean, dry finish.

Light-bodied, crisp yet creamy, with punchy carbonation.

A touch more tartness that usual for the style (possibly from being unfiltered?) making it that much more refreshing, though not more flavorful.

augustgarage, Mar 31, 2011
Photo of NeroFiddled
4.47/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Quite hazy (bottle conditioned), golden with a creamy 1/4" head that holds excellently and leaves some good lace. The aroma is of a sweetly floral and grassy hop that's lightly backed by malt. Excellent. The body is medium with a very fine and lightly effervescent carbonation that gently caresses the tongue and becomes quite creamy as it warms in the mouth. The flavor starts with a great blend of rich, sweet malt and a unique floral hop flavor that's at least partially from Hallertauer. The sweet malt decreases as it crosses the palate, revealing some more grassy hop flavors and some bitterness. It finishes dry and fairly short with some lingering hop flavor and light bitterness as would be expected of a good pilsener. Very well balanced, allowing the malt and hop flavors to remain clear throughout while also giving an enjoyable bitter bite at the start, and maintaining enough bitterness to keep it dry and refreshing. Extremely well done, however, I must note that it's important to obtain a fresh sample. This is not a huge seller in the U.S., and I've had many old & damaged bottles before I came across this fresh one. I should also note that all Merchant Du Vin products are conspicuosly absent of any dating. (Sorry Charlie, but you know it's true).

NeroFiddled, Oct 07, 2002
Photo of tempest
3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Mmmm, certainly smells like a pils - grassy, herbal hops with lightly baked biscuits. The flavor matches with a crisp, dry bitterness, citrus rind, a slight malt sweetness and mineral note. The appearance is a clear, brilliant gold with a thin white head. This is very easy drinking and refreshing, yet full flavored. This is a great example of a German pils. Yum.

tempest, Apr 06, 2008
Photo of Fatehunter
3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured two fingers of head on a hazy, lighter straw colored body.
The aroma is great. Lots of grain with lemon and a little banana.
The taste is awesome too. It has a nice fruit flavor to it: banana and lemon again. There is a moderate bitterness back there too. Easy drinking.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
Enjoyable.

Fatehunter, Jun 11, 2013
Photo of jheezee
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

jheezee, Jun 05, 2014
Photo of russpowell
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy gold with a 4 fingers white head. Great lacing & good head retention

S: Slight floral hops nose & some fruittyness

T: Soft fruitty notes & grainyness up front. Floral hops notes follow as the pils warms. Finishes fruitty & refreshing

MF: Light to medium with good carboantion

Drinks pretty easy, but just a slightly above average german pils IMO. I can think of a dozen others I'd rather have

russpowell, Jul 09, 2006
Photo of bditty187
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy pale yellow with light gold tints, fluffy white head, easily reached two finger’s worth before slowly collapsing… no lace was produced. Very pleasant Pils nose, malty, bready, hints of yeast, lemon, hay… inviting, good potency. Very pleasant Pils palate as well, the malt is soft but substantial, bready, yeasty, lemon-grass… herbal hops for balance, light sweetness (very distant). This is a “complex” Pils. There is a slight tanginess in the aftertaste. Medium body, the carbonation is very relaxed… healthy mouthfeel (it feels fuller that it really is). Tremendously drinkable and rather enjoyable… even if you not into organic products Pinkus’ Ur Pils is worth trying.

My sample had LOTS of yeast sediment, rarely do I leave beer in the bottle, I did on this occasion and I left beer in the glass… there was a lot of yeast (image a chronic case of dandruff)!

bditty187, Aug 21, 2003
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Organic Ur Pils from Brauerei Pinkus Mueller
86 out of 100 based on 329 ratings.