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Altenmünster Brauer Bier Urig Wurzig - Allgäuer Brauhaus AG

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BA SCORE
82
good

46 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 46
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 14.44%
Wants: 4
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Allgäuer Brauhaus AG visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Munich Helles Lager |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: paterlodie on 02-15-2005)
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Photo of titvs
2.4/5  rDev -33.3%

Review based on the BJCP2008 guidelines (style 1C). Bottle 50 cl - batch 14L128A152. AROMA: sweet and grainy aromas. no hop aromas. some metallic notes. no DMS. APPEARANCE: gold color and translucid. thin white head with low retention. TASTE: low sweet grainy flavour with low to medium low bitterness that lingers. odd wet fabric flavour (maybe oxidation). PALATE: thin body with low carbonation. OVERALL: a watered down premium lager with some odd flavours maybe due to oxidation.

Photo of stampfler07
2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

Photo of hogfish3
2.52/5  rDev -30%

Photo of SleepyMonk
2.9/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of JCBears
2.91/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 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

Photo of IchLiebeBier
3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of rredshift
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of JoeyV
3.05/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of BlackHaddock
3.05/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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).

Photo of safaricook
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of magpieken
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of SmashPants
3.26/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Format: a solid and stumpy, embossed brown 500mL bottle with a swing-top. No label on the side, just a macro label on the neck. Looks pretty cool.

Appearance: a pretty standard amber colour with a lively carbonation. Around a finger of white head that drops to a thick cap.

Aroma: some sweet malt and grain here with just a touch of hop aroma - grass and some citrus.

Taste: pretty much follows the nose - malt and grains with some grass, not so much citrus. Clean flavours.

Aftertaste: some hop bitterness with the grain hanging about.

Mouth feel: light to moderate in body with a medium carbonation.

Overall: not a bad lager at all - better than most. Comes across as more of a pilsener if I am honest. Pretty expensive too at AU$8 per bottle.

Photo of RuudJH
3.45/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.45/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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...

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of EmperorBevis
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

not my thing but enjoyable enough

Photo of AnitaBrewski
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of phaedrusovchaos
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Duff27
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of clarknova
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of dcmchew
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of MartynTaylor
3.52/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of aeolianshredhead
3.55/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of cdwil
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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Altenmünster Brauer Bier Urig Wurzig from Allgäuer Brauhaus AG
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