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Organic Münster Alt | Brauerei Pinkus Mueller

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3.65/5
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413 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brauerei Pinkus Mueller
Germany
pinkus-mueller.de

Style: Altbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Bierman9 on 04-16-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#33,950
Reviews:
274
Ratings:
413
pDev:
15.07%
Bros Score:
4.32
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
24
Trade:
0
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4.28/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

7/26/2017 - Savannah, GA

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Photo of tykechandler
4.5/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of constantine_272
3.59/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours light straw and clear with a little sediment at the bottom. Almost zero head despite being well carbonated. Wheat and oats on the nose with a sweet candy sugar. Taste is mellow and smooth oatmeal with maybe a little white peach. A prickly crisp carbonation finish. Zesty rye spiciness but very subdued. Dark bran finish with a light dry hop finish. Thin dry and refreshing with a mild dry finish. Easy drinking. Really tasty light beer. Not all that exciting, but tasty.

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Photo of mikeinportc
4.21/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Slightly hazy gold, creamy white head, with very fine bubbles.

Aroma is fruity/estery, yeast, and (unbaked) bread dough.

Flavor is bready, with just a touch of citrus (tangerine?) and rye bread-like sourness, followed by light sweetness. Finishes with pleasant mild bitterness, accentuated by fine, prickly carbonation on the tip of the tongue.

Seems like a combination of a Belgian blonde + a pils. I like it, and would have it again, especially considering it is $3.99/16. oz bottle. My first altbier, so not sure what it is supposed to be, and rating it as-is , not compared to some standard of the style. *shrug* It's good. I am enjoying it. That's what matters. ;)

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Photo of SSGCujo
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of morrowd3
3.67/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of windowside
3.73/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dinglehacker
4.16/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into stange. Rim of head, bubble lace. Dull straw color.

Malty biscuit nose, with some lemon notes.

Taste very similar to the nose, grassy, rose fruits and lemon, plenty of bread.

Mouth is wet, but not watery. A very refreshing ale.

My first altbier. If not indicative of the style, it is nevertheless an excellent beer that keeps one's interest throughout the experience.

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Photo of MikeyTomorrow
4.02/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jodio
3.92/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerAndFilm
3.53/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DBosco
4.34/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jcarriglio
3.69/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nobledust
4.27/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SamuelMiller
3.86/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cpmitchno1
4.21/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beervana
3.74/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of superspak
3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

500 ml bottle into pint glass, 09010N6 bottle code. Pours slightly hazy golden straw color with a 2 finger dense and fluffy white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Dense soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of cracker, white bread, pepper, light lemon/pear, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Nice aromas with good balance of pale malt, earthy hops, and light fruity yeast notes; with good strength. Taste of cracker, white bread, pepper, light lemon/pear, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Moderate herbal/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of cracker, white bread, pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Very nice robustness and balance of pale malt, earthy hops, and light fruity yeast flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Moderate dryness from bitterness as well. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly grainy/sticky balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5.1%. Overall this is a very good beer. This did not resemble an Altbier style at all; but was nearly spot on to a German Pilsner or Kolsch style. Very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink; and was very enjoyable as such.

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4.38/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.16/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of matcris
4.26/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

APPEARANCE: 2 Fingers of white, foamy head that linger and leave a thick layer on top of the beer, with nice thick lacing down the glass. The color is a mustard yellow up to the light with a few medium bubbles rising and the beer is very hazy.
AROMA: Lots of grassy hops. Buscuity, bready, cracker like. Hint of citrus.
TASTE: Good mix of cracker, bready malt and grassy hops. Slight citrus but mild, lemony.
FEEL: Soft, average carbonation, quite dry
OVERALL: Nice beer. Not super crisp, but refreshing, has a very soft feel. Thumbs up.

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3.9/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Limited experience with altbiers as a style, but this particular entry both looks and drinks a lot more like a kolsch than an altbier--light-ish gold/amber colour (rather cloudy, turbid, almost orange juice-y), relatively little head, and on the nose and taste a lot of the light, fruity, floral notes I associate with the kolsch as a style. The only difference is a wee bit of toasted malt backbone on the taste, and a slightly sweeter, richer body than I get from most kolsch beers. Perhaps the similarity stems from the fact that this isn't a Dusseldorf alt, but one from Munster? Who knows.

Still, tasty beer, however you want to classify it.

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Photo of Griphon
3.54/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Organic Münster Alt from Brauerei Pinkus Mueller
Beer rating: 3.65 out of 5 with 413 ratings
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