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Organic Ur Pils - Brauerei Pinkus Mueller

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very good

315 Ratings

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Ratings: 315
Reviews: 230
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 13.09%
Wants: 11
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brauerei Pinkus Mueller visit their website

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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Photo of IronDjinn

Alberta (Canada)

2.73/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Picked this up on a recent trip to Edmonton. Comes in a 500 ml brown Euro bottle, blue and red label, no best before date.

Pours a hazy light apricot hue, lazy carbonation with a lot of suspended particles (hence the unfiltered statement right on the label). A quick shock of pure white head tops it off, and falls to a fairly thick creamy cap. Mild grainy malts on the nose, bready, with light grassy hops. The flavour is hit and miss in my books. Light watery flavour up front, the flavour really never does pick up, you get traces of bready malt, some spice, and some very faint floral hops, but not really in one cohesive package. It truly does taste like it's been watered down in general. The mouthfeel as well, no surprise, is very light bodied and watery, with only a quick rip of carbonation across the tongue on the finish, which does not positively contribute to the overall experience. Very waifish for a pilsner, even an organic one, this is a total wallflower, very easy to overlook, and with good reason. A pass on this one next time.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2006 21:40:27 | More by IronDjinn
Photo of elricorico

Alberta (Canada)

4.08/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours hazy orange-yellow with a fair sized foamy white head. Head stayed, but not too long. Lacing is left all around.

The smell is quite sweet. Dry cut grass and honey, flowery and grainy hop smells. Altogether pleasant for this style.

Taste leans more towards malt than any other German Pilsners I can recall having. A little bit fruity(fresh green grape flavour?) with some bread like malt as well. Hops show in the finish but are not powerful. The taste is made for quaffing, this one has one of the best lager tastes I've had.

Mouthfeel isn't bad at all, enough weight to be substantial. I do find the fizziness a little higher than I generally like, but it is not a major complaint.

A pleasant surprise, as my first experiance with Pinkus wasn't so pleasant. This would make a fine fair weather beer, very quaffable.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2006 13:04:18 | More by elricorico
Photo of petemoss14


4.08/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500 ml bottle.

Pours a golden straw color with a rocky, frothy white head. Strings of tight bubbles race there way to the top of this slightly hazy brew (unfiltered!).

Pleasant aroma of slightly sweet bread with mild fruit notes.

Smoothly malty upfront. A slight yeasty/fruity sweetness comes through in the center before a dry, grassy, herbal finish with a twinge of hop bitterness. Fine carbonation gives this beer a tightly rounded mouthfeel.

Overall, a very pleasant and highly drinkable German Pils. Beers of this style (pilsners in general) tend to be undervalued when it comes down to this rating stuff. But there's something to be said for well-made, cleanly drinkable beers like this one. Would make a terriffic session beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2006 01:50:31 | More by petemoss14
Photo of acrawf6


3.68/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

500 ml bottle, no dates.

Pours out a hazy darker golden, much like a hefe. One inch white head foams up.

Smell. Small flowery hop aroma. reminds me a little like wheat in a hefe. It is also a little grainy and grassy.

Taste. Instantly dry. A little woody with good amount of hops. Very earthy flavor. Absolutely no sweetness here. aftertaste is still dry and a bit bitter. Not bad.

Mouthfeel is good-medium. Pretty good amount of carbonation. good balance.

Overall, not my favorite of the style, but is good. I really do think this beer would be paired very well with many types of food. I keep thinking of a steak while drinking this.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2006 02:04:31 | More by acrawf6
Photo of wl0307

United Kingdom (England)

3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The bottle I've got is 330ml brown bottle, and has a green label of a different design, named "Pinkus Pils", 5.0%abv. But since the brewery's website shows but one result of German Pils in the product line, I suppose it's the same as the one, Ur Pils, listed here. BB date is 12/05?! (oops~~), served chilled in a 300ml weissbier glass.

A: pours a hazy (unfiltered) lightly straw-yellowish colour, coming with a thin but foamy beer head gradually settling down to a carpet of froth covering the beer; lively body but not too gassy~~
S: nicely composed, fragrant hoppy note and some vegetation/floral scent coming perhaps from the yeastiness, sitting on top of a bed of very soft bready malts, with very, very light flowery+lemony overtone in the background and even touches of grass. Pretty fragrant and different for a standard German Pils~~ and nicely so.
T: lightly malty with yeasty-bread upfront, underlined by a faint tinge of lemon and slightly grassy/leafy hops in the background, and leading to an intriguing tea-ish herbal bitterness in the long aftertaste. The palate in the finish is clean, yet also yields a subtle hoppyness and bitterness to complement the equally restrained malty body upfront.
M&D: overall the mouthfeel is very light and soft throughout, and carbonation feels quite balanced on the palate, this medium-bodied German Pils is distinctive from most other samples of this style I've tasted. It has more delicate elements in it and is not just superficially glossed over with a dash of hops--maybe also due to the fact that it's unfiltered? I truly like this beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2006 02:37:06 | More by wl0307
Photo of BigRedN


3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Poured from the 1 pint 0.9 fl oz. bottle into my pilsner glass a hazy gold. Slighly unexpected, until I notice on the bottle that it is an unfiltered pilsner. Never seen that before. A nice fluffy inch and a half head sits on the liquid. The head falls to a patchy cloud with a nice ring, spotty lacing. I only poured the first half of the beer, when I poured the rest, the liquid was a almost a golden brown.

Smell: Malty with a touch of hops. Good aromas of bread, yeast, citrus. Unlike the appearance this smells "clean" and somewhat typical for what I expect for a pilsner.

Taste: Follows the smell. A nice malty taste, hop bitterness is really minimal with this one, some good malty flavor bready, yeasty, some lemony citrus zing. Refreshing comes to mind.

Mouthfeel: Light, well carbonated, crisp and clean with a slight dry finish. Would be good on a hot day.

Drinkability: Sure it's drinkable, but not really memorable. Kinda neat in that it is an unfiltered pilsner and organic. I can at least say I have had something good for me today.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2006 05:57:18 | More by BigRedN
Photo of TheEclecticGent


3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This Pils poured into my glass mug a slightly cloudy yellow. Decent head and carbonation. Whoa, this smells different from your average Pils. Crisp and dry taste, more flavorful than your average bulk Pils that’s for sure. The hops are not overwhelming and I like that. This is a really drinkable Pilsner.. Interesting.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2006 20:44:09 | More by TheEclecticGent
Photo of germaniac


4.05/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice yellow gold, not quite crystal clear. Due to the unfiltered nature, I'm sure. lacing leaves it's trail down the sides of my pilsner glass with every sip.

Smells just a little bread-like, with a slight grain aroma.

Mellow citrus notes in the taste, with a faint hop bitterness to finsh out the clean, crisp presence on my pallette. No aftertaste to speak of, but the carbonation leaves me with just a slight tingle on my tongue. Overall, a well done beer perfect for the warmer summer months.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2005 01:59:30 | More by germaniac
Photo of Mitchster


3.8/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours out to a cloudy dark golden/peach, forming a modest white head which quickly recedes to a skim. Lacing is sparse. Carbonation is mild to moderate. The aroma is interesting and peculiar...lightly sweet cereal grains, strong apple esters, munich malt huskiness and a very mild hop nose. The taste is akin to the aroma...sweet cereal grains with some grassy overtones, balanced by a crisp moderately strong bitterness. The hop flavor isn't quite Pils in the true sense...this is German Noble hops, not the traditional Saaz.

An enjoyable, yet overly simple and one-dimensional beer. I don't really see a reason to drink this. If I want a Pils, I'll get one. This tastes more like a sophomoric american pale ale.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2005 23:47:31 | More by Mitchster
Photo of DogFood11


3.48/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500ML bottle served in a pint glass. Cooks champagne like carbonation. decent lacing from a blanket type head. Straw to golden in color and a chill haze for a minute or two. I do not hold this against a beer but damnittt I hate it when the label says organic. vegan's vegetarians, organic freakshows, I dont' want any part of that stuff and if it is I don't care to know. I'm drinking beer/alcohol do I care how the ingredients were produced? anyway I digress.

yeasty,bread,citrus aroma up front almost heffe like in some ways as its an unfiltered pils, except I don't smell or taste any sweet fruits just citrus and yeast/bready. Fairly solid body, with a crisp dry finish. This is a highly drinkable beer very refreshing and cleansing. It's possibly a nice transition beer for your fellow BMC friends.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2005 02:11:30 | More by DogFood11
Photo of Beastdog75

New Jersey

3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is another organic brew from the folks at the Pinkus-Mueller brewery. The first beer I had from them was their hefeweizen, which was drinkable but pretty average overall. This pils however is quite nice and differs enough from your average pils to actually be considered "interesting."

Pinkus Ur Pils pours a slightly hazy light gold color. The haziness is probably a result of the organic status of this beer (probably no "clarifying agents" used here). Two fingers of foam form and last for about a minute before dissipating. The beer is grassy smelling (similar to the hefe in that regard) and a bit hoppy in the nose, but some grains show up as well. The brew has the typical pilsener mouthfeel: crisp and moderately carbonated. With the first sip, the grassiness and hops were the first things that jumped out at me. The hoppiness here isn't "powerful" here (not "imperial" by any means) but is mellow and accentuates the grassiness nicely. Some sweet grainy maltiness jumped out with the next sip, but further sips didn't detect the sweetness quite as much. There are some low citric and herbal qualities, and the beer is a bit dry in the finish. The dryness and grassiness lingers on in the aftertaste, and the brew concludes with no alcoholic warmth.

This is what an organic beer should be like. While many beers have grassy qualities to them, this is like some well-cultivated and carefully maintained greenery in a glass. Nice mellow hoppiness and crispness make this a pils that is definitely worth checking out, even if you generally find the style unexciting.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2005 04:32:57 | More by Beastdog75
Photo of JohnnyDuvel


3.25/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

An odd pilsner. As some others pointed out, tastes more like a lager. It tastes like something I've had before, but I can't remember what (maybe a Baltic lager?). Not the usual hop bite of a pils, kind of bready and dry. Appearance typical, and certainly this is a very drinkable beer. If you're looking for a more standard pils, skip this. Nice for something different.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2005 19:35:33 | More by JohnnyDuvel
Photo of blackie


3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The beer is straw in color with a hint of cloudiness. The head is generous and white.

Smells like a good pilsner. Cleanly malty and plenty of bright, green, spicy hops. Some notes of citrus.

The body is thin and the carbonation high.

The taste is somewhat disappointing, as the smell had my hopes a little high...but is good nonetheless. Again, cleanly malty. The hops not only bitter, but add a little grassy flavor to boot. A mild hop bitterness lingers well into the finish. Maybe a tiny hint of yeastiness in there.

One of the better organic brews I've had.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2005 06:03:15 | More by blackie
Photo of Beervis

Ontario (Canada)

4.28/5  rDev +12%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy pale yellow colour with a thick white head.

Smell is of bready malt, with slight floral notes and hint of lemony cirtus.

Taste is light and crisp with a good amount of carbonation that covers the tongue. Hops are light, and the malt offers a nice yeasty character. The mouthfeel is on the lighter side of medium, but there's a big complexity, more than I expected actually. A faint spicy quality gives way to some flowery hops, and these hops stay on the tongue long after the swallow.

This is an amazing interpretation of the style. Found it much different than the other pilsners that I've tried. I'll definitely be having more.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2005 18:36:58 | More by Beervis
Photo of mynie


4.15/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

That is one hell of a pour into a large pilsner glass! One of the very best pilsner heads I've ever seen lies atop a very hazy honey yellow pilsner. Excellent!

Smells of deep canned fruit mixed with cereal grain. Yeast and spice find there way into the mix, along with what can only be described as a Spaghetti-O's smell.

Tastes very grainy. Not like a macro grainy, like walking through a wheatfield grainy, replete with pollen and the generic "green" smell you get whenever your around wild plants. Hints of spice and fruit peels in the back. Nice.

This is one hell of a pilsner, is all I can say. If you see a bottle, pick it up and buy it.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2005 02:08:29 | More by mynie
Photo of WetCoaster


3.58/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Hmm. Slightly cloudy, slighty chalky lemonade yellow. Thick creamy head with excellent retention. Fine, fervent carbonation. Nice, but a bit murky for a pils.

Smell: Whoa, this is new. Unlike the cookie-cutter Saaz/Haller noseful you usually get, this is almost... Belgian. Sweet, fruity, saturated, yeasty, spicy. The pils hops are there, of course, and quite nice, but much more complex and engaging than the norm. Color me intrigued.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Meh. Thin, crisp and dry. The taste has a bit of the floral sweetness and yeast spice of the nose, plus a hint of malt, but by and large it's surprisingly bland and metallic. The hops are very muted, and it has a somewhat unpleasant grainy, wheaty dryness. Finishes quickly with a bit of bitterness.

Drinkability: While not a great pils, the monster nose makes it interesting enough to recommend. Not superb, but novel and solid.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2005 03:37:18 | More by WetCoaster
Photo of NEhophead


3.55/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Dense, foamy white head that fades to a porous half sheet. Faint foam-enhanced lace with not much durability. Thin, pale straw with a chill haze.

Stiff wheat, tobacco, and German hop aromas. Musty lemon, light tartness. A distinct clean and natural sweetness.

Metallic wheat/grain with a hefty sweet maltiness (sweeter than the average Pils). Clean and dry German hop profile; combined with the sweetness leaves an aftertaste of a lemon-like floor cleaning product. A good tasting Pils foiled a bit by its aftertaste.

Light bodied; fizzy on the palate and very carbonated. Crisp and dry.

A crisp middle of the road German Pils. Nothing unpleasant besides the semi-bleach flavored aftertaste. Not my favorite style so I probably won't be returning to this one, but a decent Pils with most of the style's traditional character.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2005 03:21:33 | More by NEhophead
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New York

3.68/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Organic, unfiltered pilsner caught my attention.
Pours a hazy, golden color.
Even when warmer than it should be there isn't much in the way of an odor; whenst straining I found some floral and sweet herbal notes.
The flavor is smooth and mild for a pils. It may deserve more points for flavor but I like more of a sharpness out of my pilsners. Still better than average flavor and has an almost buttery mouthfeel... maybe from the organic or the unfiltered... has a pleasant lingering finish.
This is a great beer for this current, sweltering weather. It would be a little too easy to drink a lot of these. Both fortunately and unfortunately, I have only the one bottle.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2005 01:40:29 | More by ommegangpbr
Photo of fizzyfred


4.3/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nice hazy appearance fits in with the earthy, organic theme. I was kind of surprised it was so hazy, maybe a bit malted wheat in the background? Smell has a hint of noble hop and spicy, phenol sniff. Tastes like a German Pils, very clean with a stiff noble hop flavor. The carbonation is perfect at medium - medium high. This is a tasty beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2005 02:34:35 | More by fizzyfred
Photo of maek228


4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Organic! This definitly ups the appeal of the beer for me. Bought a 22 oz. of this for %3.75

Appearance: A cloudy pale yellow. Very hazy. Through the fog like haze you can see plenty of little bubbles bursting to up the beer, so I can tell its going to be nicely carbonated. A thick 2 finger head came upon pouring it...and as I drank it the foam clumped to the sides of the beer. Really nice.

Smell: Smells of yeast, wheat, and faint spices. Smelled good but it was real hard to get a good scent.

Taste: Damn this stuff is on point. This is what an easy drinking pilsner should be. So obviously a product of Europe....some American pilsners I've recently had like Prima Pils and Small Craft Warning have been pretty extreme interpretations of the pilsner style...not that they were bad...they were just extreme. This definitly isn't extreme, this is quite old school and to be honest with you, ba-da-bop-ba-bah...I'm loving it.
It's silky and tastes of raw yeast, barley, and with a minor presence of hops. I detect some spices and possibly some wheat? Is there wheat in this beer? If anyone reading this review knows please Beer Mail and tell me because by God I taste some wheat in this beer.

Mouthfeel: Creamy and medium bodied.

Drinkability: I could drink this till the sun goes down. This beer has nothing offensive or unlikeable about it. Nice clean taste. This would be a great breakfast beer.

Highly recomended

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2005 05:24:02 | More by maek228
Photo of Billolick

New York

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

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2005 23:53:34 | More by Billolick
Photo of travolta


3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Apperance: Golden straw in color. Head is a pillowy, foamy white marshmellow with very nice retention. the lacing is very nice, it painted the inside of my glass white.

Nose: Dry. A wood and straw aroma. Almost like wood shavings. Slight wet hops. Tiny bit of citrus.

Taste: A crips mouthfeel. Frothy at the end. Hops and slight bitter taste lingers on the palete for a while. A hard water taste at the end.

Notes: A very nice example of a pils. Nice job!

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2005 23:49:56 | More by travolta
Photo of Tballz420


4.18/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This brew is a darker-than-expected orange color, nice sized white head on the top. A few fish food floaters swimming in the body. Good lace. Nice light malt scent, lemons, hop flowers. Light bread malt front, citrus tones, light bitter hop backbone. Smoother mouth than i would have thought as well. A different look at the style than im used to, nice and refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2005 21:45:09 | More by Tballz420
Photo of donnebaby

North Carolina

4.15/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Turbid, mellow yellow gold neon color glows and is chock full of suspended matter. Thick hazing abounds, mottled with creamy bubble islands. Nose is medium in strength, with hints of lemon tartness and a smooth underlay of oaty grain.

Taste is pilsener, smooth (what is an ur-pils? unfiltered?). Lightly sweet, touches of lemon. Awesome, smooth and delicate mouthfeel. Slightly dry, white wine finish. Light, balanced body. One of the better composed pilseners I've had.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2005 04:53:29 | More by donnebaby
Photo of rousee


3.7/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I pour it deliberately to get a decent head and it lvs maybe 7-10mm cap of big bubbled foam which disappears pretty quickly. Murky gold color-no lace.

The smell is very mild and neutral--has a certain sourness to it which I have noticed in some of the helles style beers--one in particular that I think had too much of this trait--whereas here it is milder and better. Some biscuity aroma and maltiness too but rather faint.

Taste is nice and malty --quite smooth--it has some tart lemony character to it--kinda chalky too but tastes just plain dry after that. It does leave a little of the sourness on the aftertaste which is now not as pleasant.

Mouthfeel is nice carbonation--fizziness and then the sourness is present again.

Drinkability is good. Yes you could have a few of these in a session--it would also pair well with a lot of different types of food.

I should note that I am not in a huge hurry to seek this one out again, but it is certainly worth a try if you see it..

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2004 04:44:16 | More by rousee
Organic Ur Pils from Brauerei Pinkus Mueller
86 out of 100 based on 315 ratings.