Organic Pinkus Jubilate | Brauerei Pinkus Mueller

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Brewed by:
Brauerei Pinkus Mueller

Style: Munich Dunkel Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by RBorsato on 12-16-2002

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Ratings: 127 |  Reviews: 86
Photo of elniko
3.62/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 500ml bottle into tulip glass.

A: Rich deep amber coloring with nice frothy head that stuck around for a little bit. Really nice looking brew.

S: Not much on the nose, picked up some bready malt qualities but overall a little underwhelming.

T & M: First thing that I picked up was the carbonation in the mouthfeel, it was quite apparent but I don't think it really detracted from the drinking experience. Taste definitely has strong malty bready qualities with a little creaminess as well.

D: An enjoyable brew but nothing earthshattering. I do enjoy the fact that all Pinkus brews are organic.

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Photo of Halcyondays
3.83/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500 mL bottle,

A: Pours a dark mahogany brown, with a full white head, some spots of lace, good head retention.

S: Dark bread, pretty much it, but fragrant.

T: A lot more in tune with the direct dark malt flavour than other dunkels I've had in the past. Hop character is very light. Minor note of iron. Good flavour.

M: A bit too light on the body at times, medium carbonation, easy to drink.

D: I always like finding a new dunkel to try, and I certainly enjoyed this very solid effort from Pinkus.

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Photo of twiggamortis420
3.36/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Certified organic dunkel in a 500mL brown bottle. Pours a very pretty medium brownish-copper color with a large, creamy light beige head. Retention is off the hook and it leaves very impressive sheets of lace on the glass.

Nose is nutty and sweetly caramel with a mild hint of candy apples and brown sugar.

Taste is roasty malt, a bit of unsweetened chocolate with a slightly sour twang to it. The flavor profile is pretty decent, but it very watery and light. It is highly carbonated, but does not seem to affect the beer for better or worse. This would be a great session beer and could easily drink more than just a couple (if not for the relatively high price tag of $3.50), but it is lacking in body and depth of flavor.

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Photo of jbro434
3.7/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours clear brown with nice off white head that leaves a decent amount of lacing. Good chocolate carmel note in the front with a very slight metallic twinge that fades quickly,slight sour taste in the middle that is not offensive, yet present. The malty sweetness balances out nicely in the mouth finishing slightly dry and clean with a touch of sweetness again that is not cloying and fairly well balanced. The fact that it is organic adds to the appeal for me.

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Photo of noeldundas
2.68/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appearance is a rusty chocolaty brown, decent head with good lacing. The aroma is not very malty and bready - I always compare these "Dunkel" beers to Ayinger, which is outstanding.

The taste is really affected by the acidity though. It's not 'sour', but it seems like there was a fault in the brewing here, but maybe it was an old, or improperly stored bottle. It made it un-enjoyable.

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Photo of allengarvin
3.56/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into an English pint glass, this Pinkus beer is a dark reddish-mahogany, with a substantial and lasting head. The nose is a bit faint, but appropriate: lightly toasted malt, a touch of caramel. The flavor is mostly malt, but not as complex as the best dunkels. Again, lightly toasted, very slightly roasty malt. Bitterness is detectable but not a major component of the taste. The body is a tad watery.

Apart from the decent Hefe, I've been pretty disappointed by the Pinkus lineup.

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Photo of Domingo
3.85/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Got this at my local Old Chicago of all places. No complaints from me as it was fresh tasting.
Poured a medium to deep brown with a pretty aggressive head depending on your pour.
Smells very much like the dunkels I had in Germany. Malty, bready, but still very clean.
Tastes sweet and bready up-front, then the cocoa really comes out in the middle. A little hops to keep things from being overly sweet and a very clean finish that leaves you ready for more. Not super-bold like some examples (Augustiner, Ayinger, etc.) but still pretty tasty.
Texture's light and designed for consumption of several at a time.
Not bad at all. I couldn't care less about the organic nature of the beer, but it's nice that it didn't take anything away either.
Münster might not be anywhere near Bavaria, but this is tasty and very reminiscent of the dunkels from in and around Munich.
Grab it if you like the style or German lagers as a whole.

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Photo of KTCamm
4.38/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass. Poured a root beer brown, with 1 finger of white foam. Minimal lacing down the side.

Smell is sweet - caramel and malt. Somewhat grainy as well.

Taste is magnificent! Extremely tasty. There is caramel in there. I get a little bit of the alcohol, but its balanced in there nicely. Modestly carbonated in the mouthfeel. There's a spice in there I can't quite place, but it is wondeful.

Highly drinkable - I could have a bunch of these. What a nice surprise - expected a good beer, but this was fantastic.

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Photo of Anthony1
3.11/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Serving Type- Bottle poured into a 0.5L weissen glass.

pours a dark amber/brown color, with a clear body. a nice 2 finger off white head. lacing wasn't bad.

Beer had a very earthy aroma with toasted wheat and hops. little bit of a caramel/toffee smell. tasted similar, with another flavor that seemed almost (salty)? Not sure the flavor. I felt like a medium body that flowed smooth, but not too enjoyable after taste. I did not enjoy the flavor too much, but it got better as the beer developed and we progressed down the glass.

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Photo of Bitterbill
4.13/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bought at The Liquor Shed in Casper for $2.60

It pours from the 500ML bottle a brown red with a 1 finger, nah, closer to a 2 finger head of foam.

The smell is a very nice mix of caramel and roasted malt.

The taste has caramel malt and roasted malt with some flavours of toffee and nice earthy and bready notes that kick in after my first sip. The flavours are on the subtle side but that fits the style very well as I'm looking to relax with this beer.

Medium mouthfeel and lightish carbonation, it finishes slightly sweet and roasty. This is a *very* smooth Dunkel. Head retention is very good and it has some good lacing.

Drinkability? I find it very tasty and very "comforting" so...I give it great marks. An excellent example of the style and I'm glad it showed up locally and for a very reasonable price.

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Photo of adamette
3.63/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Review from notes. Enjoyed from a bottle at the Winking Lizard for $6.25 on Mother's Day evening. Poured into a large 22 oz. clean, clear pint glass. The bottle itself was 500ml.

A 2 inch off white head with dark brown translucent body. Little to no lacing but a nice creamy head. Nice look, appropriate to the style.

S Not a strong smell at all. Had to effort to detect some barley grains, light malt and very little if any hops.

T Nice thin, clean dark lager with many grains, barley able to be tasted. No strong tastes here and I think that this is appropriate to the style. I think that this is supposed to be a session beer.

M Light, appropriate to style.

D Good (the point, see comments above).

Notes: A solid Dunkel lager but nothing that inspires passion about the style.

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Photo of beerthulhu
3.38/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured a soft cola with reddish-orange hues. A paper white 2 finger high capping sits well for a few minutes before dissipating to a thin whispy covering. The lacing was nice forming a splotchy ring that encompassed the glass while a light visible carbonation of tiny bubbles was noticed.

S: sweet home brewed ice tea with apple and orange skins. The scent was rather light overall with a faint dry maltiness.

T: The initial flavor was rather sweet as the nose suggested with apple juice and ripe pears being the most distinguishable. A sweet worty flavor with light hints of oranges and melons add to the fruity overall nature of the drink. Light hints of honey and sweet buttered toast also come through while a light vanilla bean finish closes things out.

M: light bodied and very oily slick, A sweet worty feeling coats the tongue along with a fresh vanilla bean fade is left after the swallow.

D: Decent drinkability for one, wouldn't consider this session material, was a tad sweet and fruity but the smooth clean german malting makes this worthy of at least a try.

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Photo of Georgiabeer
3.53/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a chestnut color with a thin head that settles to a thin ring. Smells lightly roasty and with some bubblegum notes. Somewhat grainy as well. Somewhat similar in the mouth, but there is also a grainy sourness and a slight caraway spiciness. A little then, but interesting. I applaud the organic comittment of the brewery, and the beer isn't bad, but it could use a bit more character.

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Photo of cswhitehorse
3.03/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The Organic Pinkus Jubilate poured a dark brown color with a single finger foam head and not much retention. Not real sign of lacing on the sides. Originally when I saw this one with the name Jubilate in it made me think of Jubelale but soon I saw it was a dark lager.

The smell was sweet and of brown bread. The taste was malty sweet but not as full bodied as I was expecting. It was fairly thin. It was lightly carbonated and had a juicy fruit quality to it.

I haven't had many of this style but I felt it didn't quite match up to the Ayinger comrade.

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Photo of JohnGalt1
3.08/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

500 ml picked up today with some coaxing from Matt at the Boise COOP.. Matt knows I love good German lagers.. and Dunkels are probably my favorite.. poured into my small weizen glass..

1" head dies back quick with only touches of lace and a firm cap.. the brew is lighter than most.. chestnut liquid.. very clear.. deep ruby when held to a light.

Aroma is light for the style.. toasty malts.. and lite nuttiness and very very mild chocolate.. and now the "bad".. oxidized and sorta banana ester traces...

Flavor is better.. crusty bread and toast.. only traces of caramel and just hints of chocolate.. Munich malts are the main player.. again some wet cardboard and something that I associate with banana esters... tastes like a cross between a dunkel and a dunkelweizen and missing both by a long way.

the body is medium and so is the carbonation... very nice.. yet I don't know ... the overall package is lacking..


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Photo of dsa7783
4.05/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Dark, maroon, puple-tinted hue...
Smell: Malts, malts, malts...
Taste: Rich, purple grapes, slight mocha essences... Easily drinkable... Flavorful, light, refreshing... Great stuff... Organic too? I really liked this brew...
Good stuff...

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Photo of TheTrevor
3.58/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured a dark red-tinged brown with a big fluffy head. The smell is sweet toasted malt with some caramel. The taste starts off with some caramel sweetness that gives way to some nuttiness and a tiny bit of hops in the finish. The mouthfeel is slightly thick with some moderate carbonation. This is a tasty beer that while it isn't anything that's going to blow your mind, is still worth grabbing if you see a bottle.

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Photo of Brad007
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown color with a one-finger head into my pint glass. Seems par the style.

Aroma is sweet and just a bit roasty with the aroma of grain and a bit of caramel in the nose.

Taste is smooth and sweet with just a bit of graininess and a light hint of caramel. Only a tiny bit of roastiness.

Smooth and barely leaves much of a mouthfeel. A bit of the caramel and graininess lingers at the back of the throat. Inoffensive and delicious. Easy to drink.

Not a bad example of the style. Could be a bit thicker but otherwise, worth a try.

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Photo of nick76
3.06/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The aroma is sweet and somewhat sour with grain, hay, grass, and herbs. The appearance is deep amber with an average head. The flavor is like the aroma with a cereal finish. The palate is thin but OK. Overall its a quality beer but I am just not into it. It reminds me of an Oktoberfest beer.

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Photo of emerge077
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Reddish brown body, high clarity, looks like sun tea. Soft edges with fine lacing. One finger of foam that fades into a skim after a couple minutes. Aroma was a little funky after the first pour, but seems to open up a little after that. Bready with mild caramel, wood, and tobacco notes. More of the same in the taste, light and somewhat dry in the woodsy finish. It's not overly sweet like some MDL's, more like an imperial Maerzen or something. Body feels more moderate thanks to the carbonation. Overall easy to drink, sort of hearty, halfway to a doppelbock. Clean and fairly tasty.

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Photo of Morbo
3.34/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

An attractive shade of auburn in color, with about an inch of fizzy white head that quickly reduces to a thin film that sticks around for quite a while.

Toasted malts dominate the moderately sweet nose. There is a bit of a woody aroma and although I'm pretty sure there is no corn in this brew I can smell it. It reminds me of home ...I grew up not too far from an ADM corn processing plant.

Tastes biscuity with a honey-like sweetness and a hint of raisin. There is a bit of spiciness and faint herbal hops linger in the finish.

Pretty light bodied with a fair amount of carbonation and a dry finish.

There is just enough complexity here that I could drink a few before getting bored of it. It is light and smooth enough to be sessionable but the alcohol starts to peek through a bit too much, especially since it is only 5.5%

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Photo of Drew966
3.68/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Organic Pinkus Jubilate Special Reserve Dark Lager pours a dark brown color with a white head from a brown half liter bottle. The aroma is quite mild, a bit malty perhaps. The flavor is also malty. Very drinkable, relatively light body (as appropriate for the style).

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Photo of SilentSabre
4.12/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Let me preface this by stating the following. My review of this beer is predicated on the fact that it is a Munich Dark Lager and not a Dunkelweizen; I am rating it as such [Munich Dark]. Upon pouring it into my glass, I immediately knew something was amiss. It didn't take long to discover that this is listed as a Dunkelweizen whilst its label declares it a Dark Lager. Since anything with the suffix "weizen" is an ale....(A revision submission has been sent to the bros.)
I found this to be a wonderful example of the style, pouring a medium dark to dark brownish orange with medium orange highlights. Head was an off-white and didn't last long, but the web of frost laces the sides of the glass nicely.
Smell is fantastic with this one being an amalgam of sweet, toasted malts, brown sugar, and strangly, wet, freshly split hickoy logs. The only other beer I have found this in is Einbecker Schwartzbier. Very nice indeed. Flavour, too, reminds me of the afore-mentioned brew and is dominated by robust malts and sweet, dark cereal grains. Mouthfeel is a little "meaty" for a lager, which I really enjoy in this style. A nice Munich Dark, for sure.

It's also worth mentioning, that my label looks nothing like the one pictured. The label on my bottle is white with gold text and says, "Pinkus Jubilate Special Reserve Dark Lager".

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Photo of stcules
2.09/5  rDev -42.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Dark ruby colour, with black reflexes. Head very quickly falling.
Smell of malt, chocolate, blueberry and alcohol, berry-fruits. Lightly liqueurous, sheery (?). And then something warm, mouldy, humid..
At the taste is more simple. Grapes, peanuts, berry-fruits. After all, anyway, quite flat, Some liqueur very very watered down. Malt, lightly caramel, dry fruity. Light body.
In the aftertaste the alcohol is again more evident. Lightly toasted.
It is a beer quite variuos, with a smell that changes quickly. But the overall judgement it is not positive.

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Photo of Webby64
3.45/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Now were talkin" Thanks to some new friends at C.I.B.A.S., I aquired one bottle of this tasty brew! Thank You!

The look is slightly hazy due to the amount of carbonation which creates a thin ever present head. Nice lace. color is dark brown but you can see through it. Smell is spicy, malty and sweet. Taste is like it smells but with a dry finish.

Although not the best brew I have tasted, I am greatful to have aquired the one pint bottle. I would try again if given the chance.

I will now enjoy and watch the Bucs hopefully win the Super Bowl!

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Organic Pinkus Jubilate from Brauerei Pinkus Mueller
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 127 ratings