Brauerei Pinkus Mueller

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Brauerei Pinkus Mueller
European / Dortmunder Export Lager
Ranked #40
Ranked #25,736
3.52 | pDev: 16.76%
May 19, 2023
Nov 29, 2003
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Reviewed by BNSlums from Germany

2.54/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
Right off the pour aromas of light malts. Cracker, white bread, and a touch of honey. Very slight grapefruit esters. The color is pale yellow (4), with slow rising carbonation and a tall, lacey white head. Moderate retention. The liquid is slightly cloudy, but not hazy, given it is unfiltered. The flavor is spicy and malty, without a detection of alcohol. Sour, rancid lemon upfront that dominates the experience. Toasted white bread and again, crackers. There is a soft body with moderate carbonation and aftertaste of lemon. Finish is short.

Pinkus Special was not what I expected. The rotten lemon taste is surprising and overpowering, but one grows accustomed to it by the third sip. All other aspects are well balanced, so the abrasive lemon/grass notes are off-putting. The aroma is actually quite pleasant. It resembles something more to an Alster (beer+lemonade) than a standalone beer, minus any sweetness. I could only imagine drinking this again if I had just hiked 40km in summer and this was offered to me at the end.
May 19, 2023
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.23/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
500 ml bottle, from Vinmonopolet. ABV is 5.1%. "Naturtrüb und ungefiltert". Like all Pinkus beers, it is organic. Pale golden colour, big and lasting white head. Moderate carbonation in the glass. Fairly unremarkable but not unpleasant sweetish aroma, hints of flowery hops and honey. Soft mouthfeel. The flavour is delicate and tender, with a neat balance between the malts and hops. No "flavour bomb", but still much better than most of the industrial "fizzy and yellow" stuff.
May 01, 2022
Rated: 3.97 by Tiernan from Texas

Jul 06, 2021
Rated: 4 by NorbertB1974 from Germany

May 08, 2021
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Rated by elnachooo from Spain

3/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Dorada, con un dedo de espuma de retención media. Ligera y de carbonatación media. Aroma herbáceo y cítrico. Sabor equilibrado. Fácil de beber.
Nov 17, 2020
Rated: 3.79 by mike22ne from Massachusetts

Jun 09, 2018
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Reviewed by aleigator from Germany

2.52/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
Pours a vivid, hazy yellow-golden color with a huge, white head.

Smells of straw, toffee and a hint of white bread dough - pretty muted on the nose.

Has a soft mouthfeel with a light body to it, drinking a bit too easy, could use a little more flavor depth to entertain the tastebuds.

Tastes of straw, a faint flowery hop presence and cakey malts, heading to a soft but dull aqueous finish with absolutely nothing going on.

Very light and fairly boring. Well build, clean but thoughless.
Jul 09, 2016
Rated: 3.98 by dcmchew from Romania

May 20, 2016
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Rated by Beginner2 from Illinois

3.55/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Reviewed in Roger Protz' CAMRA classic "300 Beers To Try Before You Die!"
this also is on the "1001."
May 04, 2016
Rated: 3.63 by chebode2 from Germany

Apr 03, 2016
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Reviewed by Marius from Netherlands

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Clear orange, with a fine white head that gives way to a persistent lacing. Herbal hop aroma, pilsner malts. The taste is bitter hoppy and sweet, with notes of honey, lemon and bitter herbs.
Jan 03, 2016
Rated: 2.5 by Fettpopps from Massachusetts

Jul 04, 2015
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Rated by Mercarood from Netherlands

2.59/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
Gewoon maar niet speciaal. Deutschen Reinheitsgebot de oorzaak?
Naturtrüb und ungefiltert!
May 17, 2015
Rated: 5 by saharrier from West Virginia

Nov 18, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by lmaduells from Spain

Nov 09, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by clarknova from Germany

Apr 28, 2014
Rated: 3 by rredshift from Germany

Aug 13, 2013
Rated: 3.75 by herrburgess from South Carolina

Aug 04, 2013
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Reviewed by FLima from Brazil

3.58/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Slightly hazy golden color with a three finger head with low retention and leaving some laces.
Light aroma of pale malt and herbs. Hints of sour.
Refreshing taste of biscuit malt, floral hops and peppery yeast. Notes of green apples. Dry and bitter aftertaste.
Light body with low carbonation.
I have found this extremely mellow and pleasant with a perfect balance between all ingredients.
Jul 08, 2013
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Reviewed by sfprint from Germany

3.13/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
exp: 6/2013
A: Quickly disappating head, witbier like, a bit cloudy, with tons of rising carbonation
S: Grassy, like hay, plasticiness.
T: Watery but sour and grassy. Okay. A hair of sweetness.
M: A hair astringent. Light to medium body.
O: I remember it being better.
Dec 31, 2012
Special from Brauerei Pinkus Mueller
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 27 ratings