Organic Ur Pils - Brauerei Pinkus Mueller
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Reviews by mtboozeaddict41:
4.29/5 rDev +12.3%
poured into yuppie wine glass for analysis purposes
A: very transparent golden straw color. Looks like sunlight and is extremely beautiful. Small bubbles and rising. Alittle bit of sediment also. Pale white ring of head
S: Scents of sweet malt and yeast. Also fresh grass and light fruit. Faint scents of banana and sweet herbal hops. Great layered aroma.
T: Light malt and alot of grass and grain on the palate. Alittle bit of stale bread also...herbal spices and mellow fruit. Surprisingly hop-bitter on the backend, extremely satisfying. Aftertaste is of bready dough, not bad though
M: Bright carbonation makes this beer palate cleansing. Crisp and medium to full bodied. Dry
O: I know i'm young to German Pilsners but this one might take the cake. Great layers of malt and hops make this borish looking beer extremely complex. Carbonation is spot on also making this beer perfect for summertime evening and late night extravaganzas. Too bad its march but soon I'll be drinking this in june. thx
03-20-2013 05:03:55 | More by mtboozeaddict41
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3.63/5 rDev -5%
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.
02-26-2003 17:32:57 | More by oberon
4/5 rDev +4.7%
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.
11-23-2004 15:51:23 | More by RoyalT
4.3/5 rDev +12.6%
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.
04-16-2002 21:59:31 | More by Jason
4.08/5 rDev +6.8%
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.
06-07-2004 22:46:00 | More by merlin48
3.85/5 rDev +0.8%
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
04-20-2005 23:53:34 | More by Billolick
3/5 rDev -21.5%
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.
11-15-2007 04:10:02 | More by jcdiflorio
4.08/5 rDev +6.8%
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.
05-22-2003 07:20:08 | More by ADR
4.03/5 rDev +5.5%
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.
01-18-2011 02:45:08 | More by WVbeergeek
3.51/5 rDev -8.1%
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.
08-27-2013 00:11:28 | More by chinchill
3.98/5 rDev +4.2%
(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.
01-17-2011 04:00:54 | More by rhoadsrage
3.83/5 rDev +0.3%
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.
01-11-2010 00:27:39 | More by biboergosum
3.81/5 rDev -0.3%
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.
05-07-2014 00:48:27 | More by dacrza1
3.98/5 rDev +4.2%
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.
03-11-2010 02:47:05 | More by asabreed
3.3/5 rDev -13.6%
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.
11-02-2009 21:36:15 | More by AKBelgianBeast
3.85/5 rDev +0.8%
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.
03-31-2011 00:53:10 | More by augustgarage
4.47/5 rDev +17%
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).
10-07-2002 17:51:06 | More by NeroFiddled
3.93/5 rDev +2.9%
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.
04-06-2008 05:45:39 | More by tempest
3.95/5 rDev +3.4%
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.
06-11-2013 04:31:22 | More by Fatehunter
3.85/5 rDev +0.8%
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
07-09-2006 02:53:47 | More by russpowell
Organic Ur Pils from Brauerei Pinkus Mueller
86 out of 100 based on 316 ratings.