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Organic Ur Pils - Brauerei Pinkus Mueller

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244 Reviews

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Reviews: 244
Hads: 366
Avg: 3.8
pDev: 15.79%
Wants: 17
Gots: 19 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brauerei Pinkus Mueller visit their website

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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Photo of mackeyse
3.48/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance is more cloudy and hazy than I am used to in pils. May have poured too hard? Head was huge and but it dissipated rather quickly. Left some nice lacing.

Smell was sweet. Caught some floral hops and citrus. More “Kolsh-like” in aroma.

Taste was wasn’t what I expected. Sweet malt and cereals. Some chalkiness. Some grassy notes really lingered long after on my tongue—almost disappeared and then came back stronger after a few seconds after the sip. Aftertaste wasn’t altogether pleasing.

Kind of unremarkable but not bad. The sweetness made it a more robust Pils. No bite at all to speak of. Not as clean (tasting or looking) but that may be what they were going for. Either the bottle was not fresh of the unfiltered style was just not my cup of tea.

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Photo of johlac66
3.05/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Poured a slightly murky gold with a two finger head that stayed for a little bit.
Sweet bready aroma. More bready than cracker on the flavor. Slight grassy hop bite.
Medium carbonation/mouthfeel. A bit sweeter and not the coarse citrus zest that I expected.

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Photo of PicoPapa
3.96/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

500mL bottle. Pours a murky, cloudy straw yellow with an inch of frothy head. Some lacing. The aroma is sweet grains, grassy hops, green apples, and maybe a faint hint of lemon. The taste is lots of grassy hops along with the sour green apple. Lots of malts with some nice toasted bread and cereal. More slightly sour Pilsner malt at the finish with the apple and grassy hops. Heavier body with a large amount of carbonation. Overall, very good Pils I'll be buying again.

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Photo of sporklift87
3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

From bottle to pils glass. Two fingers eggshell head. Good retention, no lacing. Cloudy darker straw color. Sweet and tropical fruits on nose, red apple, pineapple, apricot, a bit of mango. On delicate side with lots of floral scents. Tastes quite a bit muddled and blocked, but is basically reminiscent of aromas. Pretty off-balance. I feel like this may be a bit skunked, it isn't really tasting like a German pils should. Feels lower in carbonation and a bit on watery side. I'm curious about this one and want to find a fresher bottle and compare. Love the smell and feel the taste had more potential.

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Photo of ricke49
2.85/5  rDev -25%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

On a scale of 'muddled' to crisp/clean, you may expect a Pilsner to occupy the latter end. This offering is full-on muddled. The floral notes, the wired sweetness, the cloudy appearance, and the lack of cracker crisp Pilsner characteristics add up to not only disappointment, but a WTF? as well. I'd rather stick to the numerous domestic craft pilsners that are quickly becoming available...with higher likelihood of freshness.

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Photo of mactrail
2.82/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5

This is wierd stuff. Sweet, flabby, bitter, aromatic. Looks nice, though-- rich amber color with a long-lasting white foam. Sediment in the bottom, and it hazes the pour if you don't do it carefully. Pleasantly spritzy in the mouth.

Interesting perfumey aroma and a flavor like a pumped up Kolsch.But it has that skunky Eurotrash smell as well. I suppose this would go down well in a bower of elderberry blooms with the sound of gutteral German laughter, but here in the Betty Crocker test kitchen it's a raw-boned sweet and bitter sister.

The hops are bitter and faintly herbal, but mostly just the aspirin taste. There are so many better Pilseners. From the capped 500 ml bottle purchased at Hallam's Wine in La Conner, Wash.

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Photo of CptBlackBeerd
4.69/5  rDev +23.4%
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.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

i liked this pils a lot, a good brewery that i havent had nearly enough beers from. frothy in the glass, i mean a big tall white head with great retention and a lot of bubbles, but its not all that lighter, a darker shade of golden, goldenrod more, less yellow, more dense, richer. the nose and taste both produce fresh cereals, grassy hops, very german all the way, but less dusty on the grain, a touch more weighted crystal malt, and a yeast strain thats both clean and extremely flavorful, which is uncommon in the style to say the least about it. its bready and sturdy and unlike most others, which i think makes this beer special. a little filling for a pils with all the body, and maybe dominant for more delicate foods, but its a darn good beer, interesting its organic, and i think something a little more robust on the pils spectrum, nice in cold weather. well made.

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Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%
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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Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Carlsberg pilsner glass.

Look: The body is slightly hazy, deep straw yellow color. The head is white and foamy, it recedes to a light film. Light spots of lacing are all that remain.

Aroma: Lots of grassiness, grains, malty sweetness. A very faint banana fruitiness.

Taste: Very papery and tastes like cardboard. But banana-like flavors coat a grainy, malty body, slightly musty.

Mouthfeel: Very smooth, creamy.

Overall: Perhaps I bought an old bottle, but this just tasted too musty and papery to me. It was lacking any real flavors that popped.

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Photo of superspak
3.42/5  rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

500 ml bottle into lager glass, no bottle dating. Pours lightly hazy golden orange color with a small foamy white head with decent retention, that reduces to a ring of lacing. Slight spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon, cracker, toasted biscuit, light honey, herbal, grass, light pepper, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of pale malt, earthy hop, and yeast ester notes; with solid strength. Taste of lemon, cracker, toasted biscuit, light honey, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Light earthy/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, cracker, toasted biscuit, light honey, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Good balance and solid robustness of pale malt, earthy hops, and yeast ester flavors; with a solid malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied; with a smooth and lightly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is okay. Alcohol is well hidden with zero warming present after the finish. Overall this is a pretty solid Pilsener, obviously showing signs of age. Well balanced pale malt, earthy hop, and yeast ester flavors; and very smooth to drink despite lacking carbonation. It was still pretty enjoyable as it stood.

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Photo of avwrite
3.8/5  rDev 0%

Very interesting in flavor. Is a light golden color with some cloudiness to it. Taste is unique. Kind of sweet and perfumey with hints of banana, I think. It's also a bit nutty, and feels a bit heavy going down, but overall, pretty decent.

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Photo of Chico1985
3.69/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Ah, Pinkus. Pinkus Pils. Thanks to Cam and Dan for both sharing 500mls.

A - Dark yellow pour with some haziness. Plenty of rising bubbles and a nicely retaining white head. Good beer-y appearance.

S - Lots of grain, wheat, cereal, some herbal hop, kinda unfortunate cardboard note. Pretty straight up-dirty-sorta-skunked pils scent with a strange appeal to it.

T - Taste is much better, less paper. Very lager-y with grains, toasted bread, biscuity malt, also an improved hop bill with lemony and herbal flavors coming through.

M - Good spritzy carbonation and a decent body. Crispness.

O - The slightly skunky scent is a bit of a bummer but overall a pretty solid pilsner, wouldn't mind sessioning this one.

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Photo of cbutova
3.84/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A- 500ml bottle split into three glasses with a pale yellow body. A white crown builds up to half a finger with a frothy texture. Decent head retention down to a medium ring. Lacing is spotty.

S- Lager yeast slight funk with some sulfur but just a tiny hint of it. Herbal and spicy Noble hops make up the rest of the aroma. Pils grains hinting at a light sweetness.

T- Bitterness and hops pick up quite a bit from the aroma for me with herbal, grassy and spicy notes making up a slight majority of the flavor. Pils grains, lager yeast, a hint of fruits but mostly clean and just a bit sweet.

MF- Body towards the light end with a crisp, silky consistency. The carbonation is medium-high with a moderately bitter finish.

Not a hop-bomb pilsener but there is quite a bit of character from them. Spicy and herbal with a certain crispness and mostly clean yeast.

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Photo of dacrza1
3.84/5  rDev +1.1%
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.

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Photo of Pauline_K
3.79/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: The beer is a golden-yellow. More of a yellow straw color. The head is full and white. The foam dissipates slowly leaving a pretty lace around the glass. The beer is a bit hazy but good looking. There are also a nice amount of bubbles.

Smell: The nose is yeasty and bread like. There is a tad bit of sweetness from the malt. There is a very light aroma of citrus from the hops.

Taste: Ur- Pils has a nice sharp spicy flavor from the hops. It finishes dry with some grassy notes. The mouth feel is on the lighter side. There is an ample amount of carbonation to make it refreshing. There is a bit at the end that stays on my tongue.

Overall: Overall this beer is refreshing and a good drinking beer. A simple German Pilsner that is brewed to style. I enjoy the sharp bite at the end and the dry finish. It is also an overall good looking beer. Would buy again.

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Photo of steveh
3.05/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Another from my first days of trying new beers, and not having sampled in a long while.

A -- Hazy pale straw with a creamy white head that settles slowly. Since this is "organic" I wonder if it's filtered or not. The haziness reminds me of Kellerbier, but not a straight Pils.

S -- Spicy to citric hops. Small amount of bready malts, but pretty lean.

T -- Light, spicy hops. Some mild bready malts and a finish of herbal hops. The hops linger lightly into the aftertaste with some light malt sweetness.

M -- Soft to dry mouthfeel with a light medium body.

O -- A pretty lackluster Pilsner. Another rather disappointing example from a brewery that was once a sought-after import.

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Photo of utopiajane
3.44/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours a very hazy straw color yellow with enough bubbles rising to the top and a creamy head of bone white foam that left good lacing. Nose is exactly what it should be. Yeasty, with a sour twang. Little citrus and some grain and bready malt. Taste was flat and I will say that I thought it might be old. There is a freshness code on the bottle but not in date form and in the store I just bought it anyway. The taste was a little too smooth. I would say tame and it just wasn't crisp. The yeast had plenty of bite on the nose but that did not translate into the drink. It was even a little chalky in the middle and a bit drying. It had all the other elements of a good pils. It had a light lemon, little bit of grass and a soft bready malt. Finished almost dry but muddled overall. Mouthfeel was so soft that I thought it out of the ordinary for a pils.

I was a bit disappointed but I would say to try this one anyway. It's organic and it could simply be that this bottle was not fresh.

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Photo of chinchill
3.49/5  rDev -8.2%
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.

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Photo of hackmann
3.97/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: misty golden-yellow body with a two finger white head that stays around for a while and not much on the lacing front; champagne like bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass

Aroma: grains, white bread, fresh and clean

Flavors: sweet grains; buttered biscuit; herbal-mineral water; little grassy on the back and aftertaste; lime water on the finish

Mouthfeel: firm carbonation; sweet up front; grassy feel lingers on the palate; light tart-twang on the finish; the tart-twang is reminding me of lime water;

To the Point: a very tasty German Pilsener;

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Photo of Fatehunter
3.95/5  rDev +3.9%
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.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.64/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served in a bottle at Pilsener Haus in Hoboken, NJ

A: Pours a hazy to cloudy pale yellow in color with moderate to heavy amounts of visible carbonation and some lemon yellow highlights. The beer has a half finger tall sudsy white head that reduces to a thin film covering the entire surface of the beer along with a thin to medium thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of bready and cereal grain malts with slightly light aromas of grassy and floral hops.

T: Similar to the smell, upfront this beer has a moderate strength combination of bready and cereal grain malts. After that there is a light amount of grassy and floral hops. A moderate amount of bitterness lingers in the finish of this beer.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Just a hint of dryness in the finish.

O: Easy to drink and enjoyable but not as clean as a lot of other beers in this style (German Pilsener) - likely due to the fact that it seems to be unfiltered.

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Photo of thegodfather2701
3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Pours a lemon/honey yellow with a thick, bright white head that dissipates slowly.

S-noble hops, slightly sweet, malty, and yeasty

T-similar to the nose: lemon, noble hops, more yeast and bread notes than expected, and slightly on the sweet side. The malts seem to slightly outweigh the hops, but good flavor.

M-nice and syrupy with just the right amount of carbonation

D-Even though it is slightly on the sweet side, one could definitely drink many of these in a session. Its a great session beer.

Overall, this is a pretty good German Pilsner. Its not as hoppy and doesn't have as much bite as other versions of the style, but its still worth a try. It is a steal for the price, $1.49 for about a pint size bottle.

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Photo of mtboozeaddict41
4.3/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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Photo of JohnGalt1
2.81/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Picked this one up at Whole Foods today.. Poured into my HotD goblet... slightly hazed straw yellow.. good white head and retention.

Nose is pale maltiness with some significant sulfur/DMS... Hops break through and reveal a bit of spicy/earthy notes.

Flavor is sorta flat pils malt balanced only by just enough hop bitterness and not enough hop flavor.. seems very flimsy.. again there is a pronounced sulfur/corny note that lingers mid-palate to the finish.

Body seems a touch heavy, carbonation seems a little light.

Maybe an old bottle, but I am still unimpressed.


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Organic Ur Pils from Brauerei Pinkus Mueller
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