1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Altenmünster Brauer Bier Urig Wurzig - Allgäuer Brauhaus AG

Not Rated.
Altenmünster Brauer Bier Urig WurzigAltenmünster Brauer Bier Urig Wurzig

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
83
good

38 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 38
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 13.39%
Wants: 3
Gots: 4 | 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)
View: Beers (32) |  Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | next › last »
Ratings: 38 | Reviews: 18 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of stampfler07
stampfler07

Colorado

2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

08-08-2013 02:37:00 | More by stampfler07
Photo of SleepyMonk
SleepyMonk

Australia

2.9/5  rDev -20.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2010 12:27:15 | More by SleepyMonk
Photo of JCBears
JCBears

Germany

2.91/5  rDev -20.5%
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

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2013 19:52:02 | More by JCBears
Photo of IchLiebeBier
IchLiebeBier

Virginia

3/5  rDev -18%
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

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2013 01:26:52 | More by IchLiebeBier
Photo of rredshift
rredshift

Germany

3/5  rDev -18%

08-05-2013 17:46:07 | More by rredshift
Photo of JoeyV
JoeyV

Germany

3.05/5  rDev -16.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2011 20:24:38 | More by JoeyV
Photo of BlackHaddock
BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

3.05/5  rDev -16.7%
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).

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2008 19:16:47 | More by BlackHaddock
Photo of magpieken
magpieken

Australia

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

04-11-2013 16:26:07 | More by magpieken
Photo of RuudJH
RuudJH

Netherlands

3.45/5  rDev -5.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2010 13:48:40 | More by RuudJH
Photo of Evil_Pidde
Evil_Pidde

Sweden

3.45/5  rDev -5.7%
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...

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2012 17:43:35 | More by Evil_Pidde
Photo of Ciocanelu
Ciocanelu

Romania

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

04-11-2013 20:29:29 | More by Ciocanelu
Photo of AnitaBrewski
AnitaBrewski

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

01-01-2013 17:13:10 | More by AnitaBrewski
Photo of phaedrusovchaos
phaedrusovchaos

Romania

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

01-18-2012 10:41:59 | More by phaedrusovchaos
Photo of Duff27
Duff27

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

10-15-2013 14:21:35 | More by Duff27
Photo of clarknova
clarknova

Germany

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

05-25-2014 20:20:23 | More by clarknova
Photo of lacqueredmouse
lacqueredmouse

Australia

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2011 08:25:33 | More by lacqueredmouse
Photo of dcmchew
dcmchew

Romania

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

10-29-2013 13:49:37 | More by dcmchew
Photo of aeolianshredhead
aeolianshredhead

Australia

3.55/5  rDev -3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2011 14:17:36 | More by aeolianshredhead
Photo of cdwil
cdwil

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

12-30-2011 21:51:58 | More by cdwil
Photo of karait95
karait95

Mexico

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2011 03:42:41 | More by karait95
Photo of Beerman1977
Beerman1977

Austria

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

01-21-2013 21:09:43 | More by Beerman1977
Photo of EatonHops
EatonHops

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

01-16-2013 04:17:11 | More by EatonHops
Photo of stevoj
stevoj

Germany

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

06-22-2012 21:07:57 | More by stevoj
Photo of Clydesdale
Clydesdale

District of Columbia

3.83/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a bright, clear golden color. The clean white head is very tall, with a dense, frothy texture. Retention is very good, and a nice amount of soapy lacing sticks to the glass.

S: Doughy, bready maltiness in the nose. Somewhat grainy, with some sweetness. A bit yeasty and musty. Noble hops are pungently grassy and herbal, per the style.

T: Again, a doughy, bready character is most prominent. Yeast character is prominent, with some lightly fruity (white grape) notes. Noble hops are very pungent, with sharp floral and herbal character. Bitterness is fairly high for the style, building gradually into a strong bite. Slight alcohol in the finish, if that can be believed for 4.9% abv.

M: Medium body. Carbonation is perky but not overdone, lending a nice crispness. A dry, clean finish.

D: A raw, rather hoppy Munich Helles lager. The malt bill is definitely to style, but the hop presence is much closer to a pils than most other Helles lagers. It lacks some of the polish that the style typically has, but makes up for it with a bolder flavor and more assertive hoppiness. A nice offering at any rate.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2011 22:49:05 | More by Clydesdale
Photo of xylophonica
xylophonica

Australia

3.88/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 50cl bottle into a tulip.

A - Classic bier look! Beautiful finger of fluffy head with a golden ale below. Distinct column of carbonation bubbles streaming out from the middle of the liquid. Almost ad-worthy.

S - Malt & wheat. Typical Helles Lager.

T - Pale lager style, mildly wheat-like with an undercurrent of malt. Slightly sweeter aftertaste mixed with some more prolonged bitterness.

M - Slightly spicy on the tongue but with not much else going on..

D - Pleasant and easily drinkable but a bit strong on the wheat/malt thing at the start. No problem knocking back a few of these.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2010 11:37:16 | More by xylophonica
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | next › last »
Altenmünster Brauer Bier Urig Wurzig from Allgäuer Brauhaus AG
83 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.