Altenmünster Brauer Bier Urig Wurzig - Allgäuer Brauhaus AG
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2.9/5 rDev -20.5%
Chilled 0.5l bottle with swing top cage and ceramic and rubber stopper. Poured into a tall Pilsner glass.
Bright golden amber body with a very crisp clean appearance and haze or cloudiness. Generated a huge white and fluffy mass of head that dried away fairly rapidly.
Aromatically, there isn't much to report other then a very soft yeast and peppered with malt aroma that is rather one dimensional and consistent.
In the mouth this is definitely very fresh, clean and crisp with malty notes and floral hops coming through.
Light to medium carbonation and light bodied. Overall there is not a lot to jump up and down with this offering, particularly so if you have tasted the style from many other German and Austrian brewers.
It is always hard to critique this style, mostly because of the close similarities between them and the brewers requirements to fit within rigid parameters. However, great examples always stand out and this definitely isn't a stand.
Having said that, if you want a Pilsner and you love the style and this available to you then I recommend trying it.
11-20-2010 12:27:15 | More by SleepyMonk
2.91/5 rDev -20.3%
appearance: clear almost seltzer like bubbles not much of a head
smell: pilsner like hop smell, woody with a bit of nuts on the edges
taste: bit bitter with a watery flavor, not what I thought it would be, sharp edges
mouthfeel: very watery not much body, weak surprisingly
overall: I was a bit disappointed in this brew just not what I expected. I am not a hop head
08-18-2013 19:52:02 | More by JCBears
3/5 rDev -17.8%
Appearance: Pale gold; straw color; huge head
Aroma: Malty; biscuity; citrusy; almost like a Radler
Taste: Juicy, malty on start; zippy, carbonated; slightly bitter on finish; not complex, and unremarkable, but not that bad
Remarks: Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; disregard those scores
06-15-2013 01:26:52 | More by IchLiebeBier
3.05/5 rDev -16.4%
A: Light golden, perfectly transparent. Head dissipates almost as quickly as it forms, with just a little remaining at the top.
B: Maybe it's because I'm getting over a cold, but I hardly detect any aroma at all. Maybe a slight hint of the hops, but that's it.
T: Light and savory - There's a certain richness that I almost want to describe as "brothy" if that's not too out there. I get more yeast as the glass gradually warms. Prominent malty flavor, very lightly hopped. This is a very subtle beer, although I wouldn't quite call it bland.
M: Nice and full bodied without being thick. Somewhere between a Pilsner and a heavier beer.
O: This is really quite unique - and what's unique about it is what it lacks. It's a very light flavor, but somehow I don't find it dull. There's no single feature of the beer that reaches out and grabs your attention, but somehow it all forms a very nice, drinkable finished product.
05-20-2011 20:24:38 | More by JoeyV
United Kingdom (England)
3.05/5 rDev -16.4%
Brown flip-top bottle holding 0.5 litres of a golden yellow beer which I poured into a Berliner Kindl 0.5 litre straight sided glass.
The beer looked fine, clear and wholesome, a fair sized clean white head sat on top of the glowing liquid, hoped it tasted as good as it looked.
Odourless, normal pilsner/lager/helles nothingness. Am I the only person on BA who struggles to pontificate about these styles of beers aromas? It gets my standard lager score of 3.
Maybe I wasn't thirsty enough, maybe I wasn't hot enough. This was just a normal German light beer to me. OK, it was soft, clean and smooth tasting, but it was nothing special in any aspects. Nothing made it stand out from the crowd (apart from the bottle design).
09-23-2008 19:16:47 | More by BlackHaddock
3.45/5 rDev -5.5%
Bought this on a short trip to Germany. 'Urig und Würzig'... the red label... It's been reviewed in several different identities, and I'm a little surprized to see the rating varies from A- to D+, when it defenately looks like the same product.
Looks golden colour, with a decent head, but hardly any carbonation.
Smell is faint... malty and little yeast, with some mild floral and citric notes.
Similar taste. Mild bitter aftertaste. Light body, missing the bubbles.
All in all an ok experience, but nothing special.
09-17-2010 13:48:40 | More by RuudJH
3.45/5 rDev -5.5%
A: The color is clear golden. The white creamy head is rather tall but quickly settles into nice lacings.
S: Malt, semi-sweet and strong bitter hops (considering the style).
T: Light, but true to the style; malt, semi-sweet. Citric notes and some bitter hops in the back.
M: Aftertaste is short, but bitter. Body is light and carbonation strong.
O: A nice Munich Lager, goes down so very easy...
07-09-2012 17:43:35 | More by Evil_Pidde
3.5/5 rDev -4.1%
There appears to be two entries for this beer here. This one (with rating B+) and another under Urig Wurzig (with rating D+), both with the same label in the photo. Such disparity!
Pours a slightly hazed golden yellow colour, with a crackling head that dissipates rather quickly, leaving a slight collar of large white bubbles and a film that replenishes itself with the fine carbonation. It's a shame about the lack of head retention, but otherwise, it's a suitable looking Munich Helles.
Nose is pretty decent. Nice German grain character, with a rustic, cleansing crisp malt character, and just enough hops to balance—a slight hint of carbonic acidity and citric tartness. It's subtle, but it allows the malt to do its thing, and that's its job.
Taste is light, but pleasant enough, with a singing sweetness on the back that shies away from being sickly, what with the very light body, and the upswell of grain characters that give it a more savoury tone. Minimal hop bitterness, which is a little bit of a shame, because I can imagine the hops just cutting back the sweetness again a little.
It's a pretty decent stylistic example. Clean enough, with some classic characters. No, it's not a beer to knock your socks off, but beers of this style aren't meant to do that. It's just clean, correct and quaffable.
08-29-2011 08:25:33 | More by lacqueredmouse
3.55/5 rDev -2.7%
A- The quintessential, but distinctly unremarkable look of a typical lager. Hey, it's not necessarily a bad thing. The head does not stay around.
S- I'm surprised to note that a definite maltiness dominates the nose! Far from what I was expecting to be honest, as I thought this would be the familiar citrus/grassy smell. I am pleasantly surprised.
T- The taste, on the other hand, does not surprise at all. It is almost worthless for me to list what goes on here- all you need to do is look at the beer style to know EXACTLY what you're getting. I am noticing, though, that this does seem to finish quite clean. Bonus points for that.
M- A stereotypical carbonated, light mouthfeel. Meh, it isn't exactly letting the beer down.
O- Pretty good. Definitely better than all those macro brews, but a little lacking in some areas. Hugely sessionable.
08-16-2011 14:17:36 | More by aeolianshredhead
3.75/5 rDev +2.7%
A: Clear yellow color with a not totally thin body, rich carbonation that lets a layer get formed on top of the bear and build a big head at the beginning that dissipates but leaves traces behind.
S: Malty smell as the style dictates, almost no hops but maybe in the back they are present, the barley is the main ingredient in this beer.
T: The flavor is good based on malts basically barley malts with some little hops and some spicy character, very faint but present.
M: The sensation is nice and the drinking of this beer is good nothing complex but pleasant.
12-01-2011 03:42:41 | More by karait95
Altenmünster Brauer Bier Urig Wurzig from Allgäuer Brauhaus AG
83 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.