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Organic Ur Pils - Brauerei Pinkus Mueller

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349 Ratings

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Ratings: 349
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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Photo of zeff80
3.55/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle.

A - Poured out a cloudy, golden yellow color with a bubbly, white, two-finger head. No lacing at all.

S - It smelled very fruity. Also a good grain aroma and a yeastiness.

T - It tasted very sweet. It had an apple or pear-like flavor. It had a light caramel malt taste, too.

M - It was crisp and fairly smooth. A light-bodied beer.

D - A unique pils. The fruit flavors are unusual but good.

Photo of jcdiflorio
3/5  rDev -21.7%
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.

Photo of Brad007
3.23/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very pale color with a small head. Aroma is somewhat skunky but not too much. I can smell a nice combination of malt and sweetness still. Taste is very much of the same. A nice, smooth malt sweetness that leaves a sweet aftertaste in the back of the throat. It's quite drinkable and goes down well. Light and refreshing and organic as well. Not too bad.

Photo of Beerbuddha
3.97/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance- Poured a cloudy, golden color with an inch white head which disappears quickly.

Smell- The smell was a very yeasty smell with slight hint of malts and citrus.

Taste- The taste was mix of hops and yeast with just a slight hint of maltiness.

Mouthfeel- Medium body with medium carbonation

Drinkability -This was a nice beer. Easy to drink and nice taste.

Photo of HotterThanHell
3.3/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Never heard of this little brewery before today, and I quite enjoyed their UR Pils.

The beer pours an unfilitered straw yellow with a nice, light, white head. Head retention is not great but I had a little throughout my drinking experience.

The beer has a lite sweet Pils aroma with just a hint of hops filtering through. The taste was nice and what you would expect from a German Pils. Though not as good as some of the other German Pils that I have had, I did enjoy this beer and would have no problem drinking it again.

The organic angle is cool too, although with the German Purity Law, you generally don't have to worry about German beers being full of crap.

If you like the style you won't be overjoyed but you won't be disapponted either....Remeber it's the weight of my heart not the size...Prosit!

Photo of abcsofbeer
3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pilsner glass. The color is a pale yellow with cloudiness and ample carbonation. The head is pretty thin, white in color. The aroma was hard to figure at first, but, is a buttery smell that is pretty potent.

The taste is pretty good, but, has minimal hop taste. The mouthfeel is dry, light and refreshing. I think this is a good pilsner and would drink again.

Photo of bjohnson
3.63/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy perfect golden straw color with a fizzy two finger white head. Streams of bubbles rise to the top as if a bunch of fish were at the bottom of the glass. As it sits, dimples form in the fizzy head as if the beer is smiling broadly at me. Nice retention that holds. Toasted grains and biscuit malt notes hit the nose with a hefty blast. Grassyness is in there, but very slight. Fruity hop notes don't show up as much as I thought they would.

Toasted grain flavors give a crispness to the body thats quickly washed away by a heavier biscuit malt and slight caramel notes. Crispness of the body, which was present at first returns and sits well into the finish. Dry in the finish with a biting mouthfeel that prickles the roof of the mouth. There's a touch of butter in the mouth, but it evaporated quit quickly. A nice pils that I'd have again if given the chance. Nothing that blew me away however. Very drinkable session brew.

Photo of Shadman
3.12/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Cloudy straw yellow. Lots of suspended particulates as well. Bright white head receded quickly to a thin cap.

An almost fruity aroma, no doubt from the malt. Faint spiciness also detected.

Interesting flavour. By that I mean it’s tough to pin down. Very watery initially, than followed by some interesting malt/hop. Then I found it almost went blah/watery again before the malt(mostly)/hop returned in the aftertaste.

Found it was watery and quite fizzy on my palate.

Interesting flavour and look to it, but not sure I’ll run out and buy another. Certainly prefer their Hefe to this.

Photo of jettjon
3.53/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From the 500ml bottle, no freshness date noted. Probably not as fresh as it should be. Into a pilsner glass, a pale, slightly hazy golden color with a few large bubbles precipitating up. Smallish crown of white foam fades quickly leaving a solid cap and decent lacing. Nose of rich hops, floral and citrus notes in evidence. A bit bready on the nose. Good malt-to-hops balance. Slightly fruity though with a bit of off-flavor, perhaps from age. Slightly bready. Good pilsner flavor character. Mouth is crisp and middle-viscous, going down smoothly. Drinkability is good; it’s tasty and feels good on the palate.

Overall: Not the best pilsner I’ve had, but a good one nevertheless. This example has probably suffered due to age. Worth a try.

Photo of sleazo
3.57/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Gotta love fresh direct. They have a nice selection of beer delivered right to your door.

A-Slightly cloudy light golden. Nice head which dissipates quickly and leaves no lace.

S- First impression is Euro macro skunk. This could be to the age as pilseners dont travel well. No date on the bottle either. After this there is a bread smell but much yeastier than a typical pils. Faint medicinal hops too.

T-Very interesting. Light biscuit flavor hits you at first followed by a nuttiness then rounding out with those same medicinal hops. The aftertaste gives you yeast, a little more hops and a crisp bite. This is a very interesting beer, one I would like to have really fresh.

M-On the thicker side for a pils but it has a nice level of carbonation and a nice astringent dry finish. Well done.

D-This is a good beer. The unfiltered aspect of the brewing makes this a sort of hefe-pilsener. The appearence and smell would probably be better were it not for the long transatlantic voyage. i will seek this one out in Germany when i am there.

Photo of plaid75
3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a medium hazy straw hue with a two finger foamy white head. There was very good retention and lacing.

The smell featured an upfront tart lemon with a backdrop of grainy malt.

The taste featured a rich cereal-like malt with an earthy noble hop. Some lemon bitterness and slight diacytl as well. Some esthery yeast as well.

The mouthfeel was of average fullness and rather chewy.

Overall a nice and hearty unfiltered pils. Very drinkable.

Photo of McClungbrew2
3.43/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer was slightly hazy golden straw color, with bright, fluffy white head that fell to a slight bead of bubbles. It left some lace on the sides of the glass.

The aroma was mostly malty, with just hints of floral hops.

The flavor was very clean malt sweetness balanced by hop dryness. There was a slight hint of honey in the aftertaste.

The mouthfeel was light and crisp with a smooth balanced finish.

It is a very drinkable beer. Very nice balance of malt sweetness tempered by the dryness of the hops.

Photo of kgotcher
3.46/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Straw golden, hazy, light carbonation, small but creamy head with weak retention but for that last lingering haze.

Smells very crackery/bready. Nice and malty grain aroma. Hard to detect any hops over the malt. Mouthfeel is pretty chewy due to lack of filtering.

Taste is slightly bland with heavy cracker malt taste. Just a hint of some citrus hop flavor and bitterness toward the end. Aftertaste is a bit like after you eat a cracker, Grainy.

Actually this is not a bad beer at all but hard to compare to a typical German Pils. There is very little of that light refreshing malt and saaz hop bite that I would expect. This is one is higher on malt to the point were it almost taste like a bock. I imagine this is what differentiates a pils from an ur-pils. I really dig it, but not in the way I expected.

Photo of shivtim
2.99/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Organic beer? Why not. Hoping this will be good, that way I can drink it and save our endocrine systems.
Very light but hazy yellow. Thin white head and lots of bubbles. Nose is grain and old moldy corn. Musty like a barn. Taste is mild and pleasant grains, and a funky hoppy ending (maybe with some anise?). Mouthfeel is very thin; drinkability is average.

Photo of CharlesDarwin
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Originally reviewed on July 4, 2006. Fresh crisp aroma of sweetgrass and seminal light mediterranean salt herbs. Pour of lightly cloudy hot yellow. Flavor is a rich toothy bite of whole grain and rising minutia of toasted oats. Whispers with a drop of sweet lemon extract. Backed with a heavy hand of favoring hops in the high alpine mode. I think the heavy refreshing quality of this beer really helps it along.

Photo of Cresant
2.65/5  rDev -30.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured this undated 16.9 oz. brown bottle into a pilsner glass. Head was brittle and quickly faded. Body was a cloudy golden yellow.

Smell was malty. Honey and grains.

Taste was lemony. Saltines. There was a light hoppiness with a mild sweetness and spiciness. Drying finish.

Mouthfeel was only moderately zesty, light/medium bodied.

Photo of MuenchenerKindl
3.65/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a .5L bottle to a pilsner glass. The liquid is a hazy pale yellow, with moderate to good carbonation. The head is big 3 fingers and white.

The smell is faint fruit, some hops

The taste is Grainy, with a sour finish, I'm not real impressed.

The Mouth feel is thin to medium body, Carbonation could be better.

The drinkability is ave. maybe a little better, I can find better. MK

Photo of CWiggins
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This may be my first Pilsener! I've avoided this style, believing it to be rather boring and insipid by my tastes. I really have no objective reason for thinking this; it must be some long, lost association. Here goes.

It definitely has the "straw-colored" appearance described in Beer Advocate's Pilsenser page. It's a deep yellow with hints of dirt-brown. The head is formidable: even with careful pouring the head reached a heighth of more than an inch!

Aromas of light malt and citrus can be detected as one sniffs this beer. Alcohol is present as well.

The first taste is of hop bitterness and citrus. Apples and pears dominate the taste, but the bitterness of hops is just around the corner! The aftertaste is mainly alcohol and hops.

Delightful! While I don't find this beer (and style) very complex and worthy of deep thought, it is quite easy on the palate and enjoyable. I look forward to trying more Pilseners.

Photo of treehugger02010
3.7/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was my first organic beer, and I really enoyed it. There wasn't smell. There wasn't much head, and there wasn't much lace. All that said and done, it tasted good. I got a couple Pinkus from a deli and I'm pretty stoked for the next one. Don't drink and review.

Photo of Drew966
3.78/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Organic Ur Pils pours a hazy golden color with a thick white head from a brown 500 ml bottle. The aroma is grassy hops and just a bit of malt. The flavor is similar, grassy hops matched nicely against some malt. Not a bad choice, certainly worth a try.

Photo of geexploitation
4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beaten gold body and very bright white head that dissipates a touch too quickly. Aromas are of pears on the fruit side, along with some earthiness and a bit of saltiness that came out at higher temperatures. On the tongue, bready malts first assert themselves, then give way to mild pear fruit and zesty hops. Lots of carbonation in the finish. Zesty, very carbonated mouthfeel, with a touch of acidity. Overall, a very smooth, easy liked beer that was very nice in the elements it presented, but lacking a bit in the variety of elements it puts forward.

Photo of jwc215
4.37/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pilsener glass - left the yeast sediment in the bottle.

Poured cloudy gold with a one-finger foamy white had that fell to a wisp, but left some rings of lacing down the side of the glass.

The smell was strong - floral and citrusy with a touch of grains. Very fresh and inviting - one of the best-smelling that I've had of the style.

The taste was complex and rich, yet had a lighter quality to it. The taste was of spiced yeast, sweet malt, and had a touch of a bitter bite - wonderfully balanced. It had a strong citrusy spin that was unique.
Despite complexities and richness, it had a light feel to it that made it feel refreshing. Very smooth. The unfiltered quality gave it more of a body than most pilseners. Fresh, clean, complex and unique.

Photo of BEERchitect
4.27/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

It's about as good as a German Pilsner gets. Rich, firm pilsner malts with light grainy flavors, a light citrus / apple character evident in the aroma and flavor, and a refreshing crispness in the finish. Hopped for a mild bitter balancea and a light earthy flavor. Bottle condition leant a mild haze, but otherwise strong straw color and moderately impressive head retention. More rich and full than most pilsners without pushing the gravity too high. Remains light and fresh throughout. Nice beer.

Photo of russpowell
3.83/5  rDev 0%
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

Photo of kimcgolf
3.66/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I had the Organic Ur-Pils, which is apparently a different name for this same beer. Pours to a hazy yellow, with suspended particles, and a creamy off-white head. Flavor is mostly hoppy, with a hint of malt caramel. Fairly dry, especially midway thru the glass, but overall a good tasting beer with a decent finish.

Organic Ur Pils from Brauerei Pinkus Mueller
86 out of 100 based on 349 ratings.