Organic Pinkus Jubilate | Brauerei Pinkus Mueller

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Organic Pinkus JubilateOrganic Pinkus Jubilate

Brewed by:
Brauerei Pinkus Mueller

Style: Munich Dunkel Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by RBorsato on 12-16-2002

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Reviews: 85 | Ratings: 125
Photo of ChainGangGuy
2.53/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Pours out a simple, modest-looking brown body with a thin, wispy, off-white head.

Smell: Wimly, altogether dreary aroma smelling lightly of roasted grains, discarded nut husks, ineffective cocoa powder, and grapes. Oh dear.

Taste: Thin, washed out tastes of roasted nuts and stale hot cocoa mix. Slight sour grain quality lingering in there as well, unfortunately. Faint sweetness. A few drops of grape juice. Very little hop character or bitterness. After presenting hardly any flavor, it just sort of fades out on the dry malt, watery finish. Well, that was a complete waste of money.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-light carbonation.

Drinkability: More than a bit bland and watery, making for a fairly uninteresting, unrewarding beverage. Pass on this, as I certainly will in the future.

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Photo of scottg
3.93/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle poured into a pint glass

Pours a brown/dark garnet when helkd to light with a one finger off white headwith good retention leaving rings of lacing. Bready malt aromas-one note. Caramel and molasses backbone with some subtle spices mixed in- all spice & cinnamon with the maltiness returning in the finish. Mediium high carbonation, medium body with a chewy consistency. Nicely balanced, an easy drinking beer with clean flavors.

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Photo of BradLikesBrew
3.6/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Tom for the samples.

Murky brown body, off-white head. The aroma is nutty, bread malt. The flavor has a primarily nutty character. Notes of toffee, caramel, brown sugar and some light fruity esters and a touch of spice. The flavors a balanced, soft, and rounded. The body crisp, yet smooth. Nothing earth-shattering here, but it is a solid offering. Another easy drinking organic lager from Pinkus.

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Photo of Slatetank
3.78/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I purchased this at Shawan liquors - poured chilled from the 500ml into a tulip pint.

A- A dark coffee shade of brown w/ light caramel color at the base.The crown is 1 1/2 fingers of light tan. the lace coats the glass and the bead is pin sized. The clarity is very good

S - Sweet dark malt scent w/ lots of toasted grain and subtle toffee-like aroma w/ accent of tobacco and biscuit

M - The feel is creamy w/ caramel feel and subtle toasted grainy texture. The yeast adds a mineral dryness to the finish w/ crisp carbonation

T - The flavor of dark toasted cereal w/ mild yeast flavor which adds a slight mineral note and subtle creaminess. A mellow biscuit-like toasted malt w/ subtle toffee and caramel w/ nutty flavor keeps the taste interesting. A nice dried fruit taste is evident w/ an almost chewy cocoa-like aspect. The malt is the layered taste in the lager yet a mild peppery hop accents the malt keeping the beer from seeming one dimensional

D - A very tasty dark lager- lots of nuance, a very good representative of the style. This was easy to sip while watching a dvd on the laptop

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Photo of MrHungryMonkey
3.93/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Nose is darkly malty with lots of bread dough and notes of butterscotch. Some sweet-smelling malt character. Soft balancing hop. Smells okay.

Pours clear very dark mahogany brown, moderate head with mild last. Looks pretty good.

Dark malt follows nose and is unexpectedly outshined by lighter flavors: tart, sour, hoppy. no butterscotch, much to my approval. Soft nutty character. Lighter flavors include grape, almost artificial grape, and the sourness of grape-flavored nerds candy. Minimal sweetness. Dry finish. Tastes good. Feels good. Highly drinkable and enjoyable.

The most enjoyable of the 3 Pinkus beers I've tried. Looks like it got mixed reviews.... I think it's delightful.

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Photo of wisrarebeer
3.25/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: deep copper color
S: clean, traditional dark lager, maybe needed a bit more malt, good
T: good clean taste, but lacking stronger malt backbone, actually a little watery
M: very good, easy drinking, no off flavors
D: decent enough, but not something I'd buy again

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Photo of BuckeyeNation
2.98/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Tree bark brown that becomes burnt orange when held up to the overcast morning outside my front window. A good-sized chunk of beige colored foam sits up top. It's deflating at an acceptable pace and is beginning to lay down some pretty good looking lace.

The aroma is par for the style course. I always want darker malts in my dunkel lagers and rarely get them. Oh well, I guess that's what schwarzbiers are for. This one has a bit of musky eartiness and also delivers an underlying off-aroma that is concerning.

Jubilate is the first Brauerei Pinkus Mueller beer (of the four that I've now reviewed) to earn less than an above-average flavor score. Munster Alt was especially solid. Munich dunkel lagers don't need to be porters, but they should be maltier, richer and less sour than this.

It wouldn't suprise me if age has taken a toll, though with no dating on the bottle or label, who's to say? Flavors include watery cocoa, baked nuts and a small splash of lemon juice. The Hallertau and Tettnang hops don't add much in terms of either flavor or bitterness. Lackluster is a word that keeps coming to mind.

Despite a decently loud 'pffft' on crown cracking, the beer is underbubbled... and I'm just now reaching the bottle of the first glassful. It's also too light, no matter the style and the ABV.

Organic Pinkus Jubilate is not worth the $3.89 that I paid for it. I'm not even sure that it's worth half that. If you want to try something from this brewery, go with Munster Alt or Ur Pils. Bottom line: sorry, no jubilation here.

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Photo of peterjk
2.9/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Beer pores reddish brown with a light brown head

Smell: Not overwhelming but nice notes of candy sugar/bock beer and ginger bread spice. As it warms up I get some caramel notes and the spice opens up into a medicinal / herbal snaps smell. Smells great but you really have to stick your nose in there to get anything.

Taste: Also not overwhelming, a little tangy, slightly sweet malt
Very slight hops bitterness on finish but that fades leaving a very mild raisin & cinnamon. Once again all very mild.

Mouthfeel: Big time carbonation up front finishes watery. Carbonation fades quickly and beer gets watery

Not bad but wouldn't search it out, bet it's richer on tap.

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Photo of elniko
3.62/5  rDev +0.3%
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 +6.1%
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 -6.9%
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 +2.5%
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 -25.8%
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 -1.4%
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 +6.6%
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 +21.3%
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 -13.9%
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 +14.4%
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 +0.6%
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 -6.4%
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 -2.2%
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 -16.1%
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 -14.7%
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 +12.2%
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 -0.8%
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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Organic Pinkus Jubilate from Brauerei Pinkus Mueller
3.61 out of 5 based on 125 ratings.
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