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Organic Münster Alt | Brauerei Pinkus Mueller

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BA SCORE
3.65/5
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414 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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Bierman9 on 04-16-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#34,252
Reviews:
274
Ratings:
414
pDev:
15.07%
Bros Score:
4.32
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
24
Trade:
0
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A world class beer. So smooth but complex. Malty without being sweet but also refreshing. Could drink stein after stein of this classic.

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Photo of TheBrewo
3.83/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The brew shows a watered, golden coloring. It holds a two finger head of well-retained white snow, leaving honeycomb lacing as it eventually dissipates. Carbonation appears to be exceptionally high. The aroma is soft, but classically wheaty and yeasty. We pick up white grape and red apple fruitiness, fresh honey drips, wax, dusted lavender, crystal and powdered wheat maltiness, fresh clover, cloven phenols, and tannic breakfast tea leafiness. It is hard not to notice a few things about this beer’s flavor right off the bat. The prominent aromatic honey translates with strength, while the malt bill is comprised mainly of wheat, but this brings with it all the musk and dust to justify the style. Wet wheat, lime and lemon rind, mineral and mud, watered pale maltiness, resinous grassiness, freshly baked buttermilk biscuits, coiny metallics, and curry spice take us through the bulk of the taste. The body is lightly medium, and the carbonation is medium, but responsive. The mouth is left dried, with a curiously tart astringent bite towards the front of the palate. The abv is appropriate, and the beer drinks back as a decent sipper.

Overall, this is a nice and light beer that is easy to drink. Simple as that. The musk and “alt”-ness of it comes all from the malts, which are heavily wheated, and less to the darker, brown side of the spectrum. If this beer was put in front of us we wouldn’t turn it away, but we likely won’t actively seek it out again. Compare this to the Americanized version of the alt, with the musky old ales, and these unfortunately fall to fainter shells of those more robust, flavor-forward offerings. That is us being mighty nitpicky, so don’t get us wrong. This was pleasant, and we are always happy to sip down an organic beverage. Enjoyable, and something Germany should be generally proud to export.

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3.82/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours hazy golden and much paler than I expected with a white head foam that fell pretty quickly but left a ring and some spots of lace. Nose is malty and earthy. A bit of grass behind the malt. No fruit .A slight honey like sweetness. Just enough to be there and really no more than that.

Taste is round with malt. A bit of depth but no heaviness. Grainy. A slight honey sweetness and the roundness of the malt come together perfectly with a good little bite from carbonation. This finishes dry and with a slight bitter. The herbal is but a whisper in the drink. Just barely there. Crisp and lovely. The mouthfeel is on the thin side of medium.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is an unusual beer.

I don't have a Stange glass, so I first tried a hefeweizen glass. I later switched to an imperial pint glass which worked well.

The beer poured a yellow-orange color, with a 4F head. Very nice looking beer.

The aroma was sweet clove with some fruit, different than in other German beers I have tasted.

The mouth feel is moderate.

The taste is unusual. Deep fruit, mostly pear, slightly different than other wheat beers. There was an off-taste to the fruit- actually quite good, but unlike other fruit tastes in German wheat beers.

excellent finish: slightly bitter with maltiness as it warms up.

In general, very different. The combination of a different fruit, sweet clove, and maltiness make an excellent beer. Worth seeking out.

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Organic Münster Alt from Brauerei Pinkus Mueller
Beer rating: 3.65 out of 5 with 414 ratings
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