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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 Brad007
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
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 -15.2%
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 +3.9%
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 -7.5%
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 +1.9%
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 +14.1%
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 -42.1%
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 -4.4%
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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Photo of Gusler
3/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Nice deep garnet, the head modest in size, frothy and the lace is quite decent. Nose is that earthy organic malt, slightly sweet, hints of caramel. Front is malt, the top slender in feel, the finish minimally acidic, the hops sparse in presence and bite, dry aftertaste, and a bit of a disappointment to me as I expected a bit more “Robustness” and body, average is the best I can do.

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Photo of RBorsato
4.53/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bronzish brown color with a nice tan head and good carbonation and lace. Malty, raisiney, rummy spice aroma and taste. Tastes just like it smells: delicious ! light bodied and smooth with a malty dry finish.

Label states "Special Reserve Anniversary Ale"

[17 oz / 500ml]

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Organic Pinkus Jubilate from Brauerei Pinkus Mueller
3.61 out of 5 based on 125 ratings.
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