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Organic Ur Pils - Brauerei Pinkus Mueller

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320 Ratings

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Ratings: 320
Reviews: 230
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 13.09%
Wants: 11
Gots: 7 | 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 bitterthebetter
4.45/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pours a rich clear, golden yellow with creamy white head

rich rich malty aroma, one sniff and I felt like I was standing over a mash, rich rich malt dominates with solid breadiness and slight apple notes and a slight slight dash of hops

on the palate it starts with fresh fresh malt, not too sweet, not too heavy, just a nice grainy taste, and then slight apple notes followed by a crisp dryness accentuated by the malt again.

very light at first, almost hard to notice, but the carbonation is smooth, crisp, very refreshing and a very different style of pils. Starts very light and crisp, yet somehow continues ever so nicely

I am not a fan of Pilsners or lagers but this offering is completely different than any Pils I've had. Much more bready, and toasty like champagne, yet with a sublime finish that pursues way longer than it should. This is the first Pils ever to last as long as this one. Well worth the money and USDA certification.

bitterthebetter, Jun 12, 2008
Photo of scottg
4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500 ml bottle poured into a weizen glass.

Pours a cloudy golden color with orange hues and a 1 finger white head with lots of little bubbles and dark colored sediment rising up the glass. Aromas are packed with yeast, banana, cloves, and fruity esters. Up front flavors of lemony hops and malt are very well balanced yielding to the banana flavor which finishes dry and sweet. Well carbonated, light bodied, this is a clean very easy drinking pilsener.

scottg, May 26, 2008
Photo of jklinck
3.08/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma: upfront I get the dark cherry smell from kettle carmelization, after that fades I get a slight lemon scent, no sulfur, some diacetyl, no hop aroma

Apperance: thin fizzy head that quickly dissipates, no lacing, medium golden color, some haziness because of being infiltered, noticed some floaties even after careful pour

Flavor: medium amount of bitterness that lingered, sweet dark cherry taste from kettle carmelization, some slightly grainy notes, yeast is not contributing much, no flavor from hops

Mouthfeel: medium body, medium high carbonation, some slickness on the tongue from diacetyl, dry finish

Overall impression: beer doesn't hit the style very well, the kettle carmelization is better suited to a scottish ale, the diacetyl is an off flavor, the dry finish and the color and the color as well as the hop usage is true to style

Total 28/50

jklinck, May 25, 2008
Photo of Natural510
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy, pale golden color with one-finger head which dissipates but leaves a soapy lacing on the glass.
Smells strongly of yeast and grain with a slight lemon kick.
Unfiltered hops, yeast & barley blend together well. Subtle citric overtone with an overall breaded flavor to the brew. Tastes almost like a wheat beer minus the banana spiciness of a hefeweiss.
Goes down very smooth & crisp; maintains carbonation throughout.
Overall a very drinkable beer of the style; nothing too extraordinary but nothing to critique either. The fact it is brewed organically is a plus.

Natural510, May 18, 2008
Photo of meatmallet
3.73/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A cloudy gold with a thick white head. The head leaves a great lace and stayed settled on top.
Smells of lemon, malt, and hopps were sweet and strong. Had a better aroma than taste and I was kind of disappointed with that. Taste is strong of hopps and sweet malt. Might be a bit of honey too. I think the after taste was stronger. Mouthfeel and drinkability were good overall but this beer kind of fell flat in the end.

meatmallet, May 13, 2008
Photo of largadeer
4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: A hazy straw-like color with incredibly good head retention. A bit of sediment can be seen floating around, but it's minimal.

Smell: Bready and yeasty, lemon, subtle spiciness from the hops.

Taste & mouthfeel: Bready and yeasty just like the nose. Medium in body. Dry malt character with a bit of husky grain to it and a hint of lemon zest. Excellent balance here, just enough earthy/herbal hop flavor to add a bit of spice to the finish but it's otherwise very clean.

Notes: Was surprised with this one, it's richer and more complex than most pils, but without compromising drinkability.

largadeer, May 13, 2008
Photo of ccrida
3.18/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500 ml bottle poured into a wiezen glass, Ur Pils is cloudy gold with active streamers forming a large fluffy, white head that slowly settles to tight,creamy skim and leaves nice lace. I like cloudy pale beers, so that's not a detraction for me.

Smell is strong, sweet cereals and lots of diacetyl, like buttered popcorn.

Taste is not very clean, a bit sweet and grassy, but too much diacetyl and sulfer, with a quickly fading finish and lingering alcohol.

Mouthfeel is a bit on the thinner side, but a nice carbonation.

Drinkability is average, not my favorite pils, I like the fuller flavor, but would prefer less fermentation by-products. It really reminds me of another beer that I haven't had in while and can't place, maybe urquell?

ccrida, Apr 26, 2008
Photo of toolbrew
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bought this bottle at Sheffield Liquors in Chicago, IL.

Poured a pale golden color with a small white head.

Smells malty but sweet. Smells like a Pilsner. Earthy.

You get the malty taste at first with a slight hop finish. Some bitterness at the end due to the hops.

Light mouthfeel; somewhat watery.

A decent bottle of pilsner. Glad I purchased this on a whim.

toolbrew, Apr 21, 2008
Photo of BWMKappaSig
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle purchased at Table and Vine Liquors in West Springfield, MA.

Appearance: Slightly cloudy due to the unfiltered nature. A golden yellow with a nice quarter-inch thick slightly-frothy head.

Smell: Sweet light malts with a slightly grainy note.

Taste: Similar to the smell; malty and grainy with a slight hop bitterness that sticks in the back of the throat. A little astringent, but not offensively.

Mouthfeel: Crisp but with an agreeable body to it.

Drinkability: No complaints here.

Overall an extremely enjoyable organic pilsner.

BWMKappaSig, Apr 07, 2008
Photo of tempest
3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

tempest, Apr 06, 2008
Photo of Cyberkedi
3.63/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This pils pours a nice golden amber with a thick but not persistent head. Aroma is richly malty with a fruity hint. Flavor is fully malty with a whisper of sweetness and a little hop bitterness as a nice counterpoint, as well as some hints of apple. Texture is very smooth, more like a cider than a pilsner, and there is a little hop flavor in the aftertaste.

Cyberkedi, Mar 29, 2008
Photo of wedge
3.7/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pale yellow, a bit hazy, with a big lumpy white head. Aroma of sweet pilsner malts, flowery hops, bread, lemon, and yeast. Sweet grain and crisp hoppy taste...slight mustiness before the bitterness kicks in (which is fairly light). I'd say this pils has more of a yeasty aspect to it than usual, probably due to it being unfiltered. Some grass and honey. Slick and crisp...

Not stunningly great or anything, but nice on a warm March afternoon.

wedge, Mar 13, 2008
Photo of rtratzlaff
4.13/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thick brown glass bottle. 1 pint .9 oz.

Slightly hazy yellow due to not being filtered. 1/4'' white head with small bubbles, leave some lacing down the glass.

Smell is grains, a touch of hops, white bread.

Taste is the bread like malt up front with some hops kicking into balance it out a bit, but not taking over. More complex than most pilsners, but not as hoppy. Again, probably due to being unfiltered.

Mouthfeel is a bit more than what I expected.

Not exactly what you'd expect in a pilsner, but tasty nonetheless.

rtratzlaff, Feb 21, 2008
Photo of sacfly
3.08/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

500mL bottle, no date.
Pours a lightly hazy straw color with a head of large white bubbles. Sweet grainy aroma. Comes through in the flavor as well. A general "perfume" quality. Light body, but the perfume quality gets old towards the end. Not as refreshing as I would like in a pilsner.

sacfly, Feb 10, 2008
Photo of theopholis
3.28/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance- Pours a semi-clear, straw golden . A decent, loose, white head with good staying power but little lacing.

Smell- Aroma is typical Pils; except slightly sweeter. Lots of malt sweetness, with some notes of honey. Also, has a note of graininess. Of course, there is some aroma hops, but it's hard to identify them.

Taste- Nice blend of malt sweetness, maltiness, and both flavoring and bittering hops. Not a great example of a Pils, but very good tasting all the same.Just a hint of astringency, but it only adds to how interesting this beer is.

Mouthfeel- Medium body and just on the verge of being crisp.. Carbonation is not as high as most Pisners, but it works for this beer.

Drinkability- Not very representative of the style, but quite tasty.

theopholis, Feb 02, 2008
Photo of JDV
2.35/5  rDev -38.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Cloudy yellow, similar to a hefeweizen. Little bit of white head that doesn't last too long. Smell is mostly of the yeast which is much like a mild hefeweizen light spiced smelling yeast. Taste is some spiced yeast, a touch of malt, and almost no bitterness. I guess I prefer my beer non-organic because this isn't doing much for me. This does not taste like a pilsner to me. Tastes more like an American wheat. Not what I was expecting and not something I care for, although it is drinkable. I can't see ever having the opportunity to drink this for free anywhere, so I probably won't be having this beer again. Nothing special

JDV, Jan 31, 2008
Photo of daledeee
4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This pours a nice kinda cloudy yellow with a beautiful head. Nice blend of hops and malt and citrus. More like a Hefe than I have noticed in many Pilsners. The finish is very hoppy at first and then sweet. The carbonation and bite is also very strong. This is a very good beer.

daledeee, Jan 23, 2008
Photo of Finn
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Strong pour in pint glass reveals a golden crystal clear hue, with dense white head on top. The head recedes rather quickly.

Aroma: Biscuits, bread and light fruit scent dominate the nose. No sign of hops.

Taste: A warm, gentle buiscuit-like flavor which is balnced very well by a refined hop bitterness. Now I taste a bit of hops with the finish, though subtle.

Mouthfeel: Normal carbonation levels, but unlike some pilsners, this one has the body to back up the carbonation. Nice medium body.

Drinkability: High. Definitely a good session beer.

Finn, Jan 12, 2008
Photo of joe1510
3.7/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500ml Bottle
Binny's Orland

Pinkus' Organic Up-Pils is an unfiltered pils but pours surprisingly clear. The straw golden liquid is littered with large carbonation bubbles racing to the surface. A half-finger white creamy head appeared on the pour and dropped to half that size within a few seconds. The body looks really good but the head and lacing leave things to be desired.

Aroma is typical pils with one exception. There's a noticeable sweet honey presence that adds to things nicely. Fresh grain makes up the maltiness and there's a mildly spicy floral hop aroma. Smells good and the slight sweetness from the honey adds a nice touch.

The flavor is right on with the smell but the sweetness is a little more than I'd prefer for a pils. The sweetness takes away from the crispness that makes a good pils a good pils.

Medium body and just on the verge of being crisp, unfortunately the crispness is what I look for in a pils. Lively carbonation keeps things moving without turning prickly.

This is a beer you could without a doubt drink a lot of. IT's satisfying and goes down quite easily.

All around this is a decent pilsner from Pinkus. I don't know if I would spend $3.50 on another pint (at home) but I sure wouldn't pass one up if offered.

joe1510, Jan 06, 2008
Photo of RblWthACoz
3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy straw with a white head. Nose is a hint towards lemongrass. White grapes. Flavor is light and refreshing with a sweet and soft tang that stays fairly constant while delivering a lot of citrus tones. Feel is pretty decent. Nice bubble on it. Very drinkable. Smooth and even. Just probably not my style or something I would prefer to go for again. For me the lemon flavors come out way too much for it to be a repeat performance.

RblWthACoz, Dec 30, 2007
Photo of alysmith4
3.1/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Standard pilsner.. crispy, fruity, with a dry finish. Good mouthfeel, with just the right amount of carbonation. Found the flavors to be very mild, and it took a lot of sips to really get the full feel of this brew. I don't think the orgainic status made this beer any better or any worse. I just think the beer on the whole is average, and a good, clean, representation of this style. Worth a try.

alysmith4, Dec 14, 2007
Photo of zeff80
3.55/5  rDev -7.1%
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.

zeff80, Dec 09, 2007
Photo of jcdiflorio
3/5  rDev -21.5%
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.

jcdiflorio, Nov 15, 2007
Photo of Brad007
3.28/5  rDev -14.1%
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.

Brad007, Oct 14, 2007
Photo of Beerbuddha
3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
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.

Beerbuddha, Sep 24, 2007
Organic Ur Pils from Brauerei Pinkus Mueller
86 out of 100 based on 320 ratings.