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Organic Ur Pils - Brauerei Pinkus Mueller

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very good

351 Ratings

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Ratings: 351
Reviews: 241
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.79%
Wants: 14
Gots: 18 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: xlperro on 04-16-2002

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Ratings: 351 | Reviews: 241
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Photo of DevilDogBeer
4.97/5  rDev +29.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is truly what a Pilsener should be. The color was a beautiful deep yellow with a snow white head of small bubbles. The aroma was full of light malt and a subtle noble hop nose. The head did fade as it was drunk. The taste was spot on with a malt front and a smooth hop finish. An excellent offering & exactly what this should be!

Photo of meeekyh
4.94/5  rDev +29%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

What we have here is a 500ml brown bottle with an interesting, mostly blue label alluding to things old and German. I opted for my favorite pilsner glass (which is actually a belled flute), the glass really shows off the color and visual density of a beer.

The lager issues forth and reveals itself as a golden elixir with an orange tint and a haze. The head is bone white and dissipates kinda on the quick side leaving no lacing.

The smell is really pleasing with bread and citrus notes leading the way. Complexity doesn't seem to be the order of the day but the quality and quantity of the existing flavors is high and there is a clear focus on quality ingredients.

Taste is tart and refreshingly clean. There is a really nice malt note and a great tangyness from the carbonic acid, and the hops provide the smidgen of bitterness that rounds this beer out nicely. I would aspire to represent the basic ingredients of a pilsner beer so well as this one if I were ever to brew this style.

Mouthfeel is crisp,clean and dry as few beers could be, let alone a beer with this much beer in it (abundance of flavor). Also abound are the wonderful tiny bubbles (thank you grandpa) which carry the joy into the recess of ones mouth and effervesce happily on the tongue.

Drinkability is unsurpassed except maybe by water. This is a joy to drink and a testament to what a simple, clean beer should be, not in the slightest bit watery and as refreshing as lemonade.

Slainte! and Gesundheit!

Photo of pezoids
4.89/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured a cloudy golden yellow color with a bright and creamy white head of foam. The aroma has a wonderfully sharp graininess about it. Truly smells like fresh and musty cooking grains. The same ones that make your mouth water when you’re on a brewery tour, or brewing beer yourself. Something like musty Saaz hops come through, too. Really just a perfect aroma.

The taste is perfectly sweet and musty. An excellent sharp bitterness melds into a sweet, but dry graininess. There’s a solid body of pungent and grainy malt. This is very close to my perfect pilsner. Sharp with the fresh grains accented, which all pilsners really should have. A benchmark beer. Excellent.

Photo of hustlesworth
4.83/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A- groovy cascading bubbles as the big creamy dense head settles. the foam has a deep yellow tint to it, giving off sort of a custard color. the texture is absolutely perfect- firm and sturdy with a nice skin on top. best head on a pils i've seen since probably sam adams noble pils. nice lightly hazy unfiltered amber body with lemon yellow highlights with trails of fine rising bubbles still visible.

S- sweet malty aroma akin to pound cake with notes of pear and melon with just a touch of banana. buttery and vanilla and almost tropical aroma without being overly fruity. very floral hop nose with the slightest hint of lime zest. grassy, leafy, and dry white wine hop aromas emerge as the beer warms, similar perhaps to a nice rheinheissen sweet/dry riesling.

T- perfect balance between bitter and sweet with a mild tart accent. starts off with the buttery vanilla sweetness followed by zesty and somewhat white peppercorn spice hop bitterness backed up by a citrus twang. finishes crisp and dry with lingering grain husk flavor. very fresh.

MF- juicy and almost milky i'm assuming because it's unfiltered. very nice body on this one. almost the feel of a hefe without the super soft wheat. carbonation is on the low end until the swallow and that is probably what lends the body its nice feel. very clean on the cheeks.

D- i'm pretty sure this is my first organic pils AND my first unfiltered pils so i'll raise a bratwurst to that. this is just another log on the fire of my recent burning affinity toward german beers of both high and low quality. pinkus is at the ultra violet end of that spectrum.

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4.75/5  rDev +24%

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4.75/5  rDev +24%

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4.75/5  rDev +24%

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4.75/5  rDev +24%

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4.75/5  rDev +24%

Photo of CptBlackBeerd
4.69/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 500mL bottle into a pilsner glass. Bright golden color and dense long lasting white head. Great floral aromas. Taste is delicate and refreshing with the same floral notes and just enough tangy hops.. Good carbonation & medium mouthfeel. This is everything a great German pilsner should be. Darn near perfect.

Photo of DrewSnyc667
4.67/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500mL bottle into a Pinkus Pils Glass at Monk's Kettle in SF,CA

A - Light and bright lemony yellow. Very cloudy with a small column of bubbles rising to the small but lasting head
S - Citrus and earthy grasses. A bit farm and barn like but in a very pleasant way
T - Tangy Hops balance the earthy grains, yeast is slightly wild giving the beer a slightly acidic bight. Amazingly complex
M - Tight carbonation keeps the palate clean
O - Absolutely great, a must try and something I will look for again

Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Organic Ur Pils pours a crisp, crystal clear bright pale straw to gold with a 1” thick white foam cap. It has a grainy malt nose with hints of floral. The body is just below medium and the carbonation is moderate. A hint of initial sweetness gives way to a smooth, dry, crisp finish.

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of colforbin73
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

want a pilsner -- this is what you want!

perfect pour, very lively out of the bottle.... clear pale yellow liquid with inviting bubble fizz... 2 finger white head that fizzes out quick.

aroma is superb, clean bohemian hops and a touch of yeast.... the taste is excellent as well.... bright and dry... grassy, hints of apple and pear.... some herbal elements, tea-like.... very light and refreshing --- just what the doctor ordered.

this is the best pils i have ever had... i am going over the top with 4.5s here.... but i would buy a case of this if i could.


Photo of Greggy
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Nice clear with only light sedimentation. A 2 finger head recedes into a thin cap with some spare lacing. Really enjoying the light caramel color of this one.

S- Seriously nice lemon, honey, grahamcracker, floral hopiness, baking flour, with the faintest deep down note of skunk if you can even call it that. Very nice.

T- A very nice mineral content reminiscent of kolsch hits the palette immediately with a great hop citrus/hop oil backbone. Finishes with a nice sweet malty and hop dryness.

M- A little less carbonation that I like to see, but still quite good. The nice citric and dry components of this beer please the palette.

D- What a great german pils and @ 5.2% it's easily sessionable. IT was a little pricey at $4/ 16 oz bottle but I can see this in my fridge in the future.

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of PhillyStyle
4.48/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

1pt .9 oz. bottle:

The beer poured a hazy, light golden color and produced a big, light fluffy head that was maintained nicely and dissolved into a very thin cap. Pretty much exactly what I would expect from a good German Pils.

The aroma was nice and robust, bready and grainy with hints of a citrus fruit, maybe lemon.

The taste of the beer was exactly what I would want from the style. Full flavor, which consisted of a nice complex grain taste, but is very well balanced with only a very slight hop presence. The beer is light, clean, crisp, and leaves a slightly dry aftertaste. Frankly, after I was done with that bottle, I was wishing that I had another. The ABV was not noticeable at all and this is a beer that I could drink all day. I will be heading back to the store for this one. Overall, an outstanding brew that is indeed, World Class.

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4.48/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pint bottle into Kolsch glass.

Golden and bubbly. Leaves a nice,foamy white head.

Bready with a faint sweetness.

Awesome. Malty up front, with as tasty, not too sweet finish.

Nicely carbonated, with a creamy, dry finish. Very refreshing.

Amazing drinkibility. Incredible beer. New favorite German pilsner.

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.47/5  rDev +16.7%
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).

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Organic Ur Pils from Brauerei Pinkus Mueller
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