Ur Pils
Brauerei Pinkus Mueller

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Style:
Pilsner - German
Ranked #73
ABV:
5.2%
Score:
87
Ranked #22,003
Avg:
3.86 | pDev: 12.69%
Reviews:
261
Ratings:
428
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Brauerei Pinkus Mueller
 
Germany
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Year-round
Wants
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Gots
  30
SCORE
87
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Hophazzard from California

4.07/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Kind of feels like a Hefeweizen, a little on the taste too. Sort of looks like a Kellerbier. Truly unique Pilsner. Different from all the others. Very good too!

Jul 10, 2021
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jlindros from Massachusetts

4.18/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a pillowy foamy almost 1 finger head with great retention, bits of lacing, very clear light golden color

Nose brings pilsner malt, grainy-sweet, a bit of corn, straw, a touch of bready dough, light floral hops

Taste brings more pilsner malts, grainy-sweet, little cracker and bread dough again, some straw, a bit of corn notes but not a lot, soft juicy malty lager, hops kick right in with herbal floral noble hops, then getting spicy late, with lighter then increasing to a med bitterness, crisp bitter finish

Mouth is med to a bit lighter bod, soft lager, med-higher small bubble frothy prickly carb

Overall not bad, not as good and deep as some of the great German pilsners, but done well enough, a nice hop character especially

Apr 04, 2021
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BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From the bottle, it pours a hazy golden color with a nice white head that slowly reduces. In the nose, it is a bit lemony and bready. In the mouth, it is lightly pilsner bitter, with notes of malt. Nice beer.

Mar 06, 2021
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Claude-Irishman from New Jersey

4.24/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a semi opaque deep yellow with a decent foamy head, nice carbonation and some visible sediment. Smell some grains ,slight Diacetyl (buttery) cracker,malt. Taste is refreshing and crisp,Nice cracker hop bite evened out with some delicious malt. Feels well carbonated finishes semi dry with a lingering cracker/hop taste.

Feb 16, 2021
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Thomas_Wikman from Texas

4.17/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look: semi-clear golden with nice thick white head

Aroma: biscuits, banana maybe

Flavor: biscuits, a bit sweet, banana, grassy hops with a hint of pepper.

Body/Overall: light to medium body, I think it is a pretty good pilsner.

Nov 04, 2020
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Troy-Hawaii from Hawaii

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bought a 16.9 oz bottle $3.74 Whole Foods
Light smell of wheat
Slightly hazy golden color, slight amber tinge
Medium mouthfeel
Medium carbonation
Taste of light sweet malts, a little citrus, slight bitterness
Overall pretty good for the style. Easy drinking, great for hot weather, enough taste to keep you drinking.

Aug 14, 2020
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shep82 from California

3.47/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pretty good beer overall. Price point wasn't bad either.

Lacing on the glass was very nice and is a nice tasting beer. Medium body, slightly sweet with a very light touch of bitterness and a hint of sourness. Reminded me of fresh beer I had in Germany. I would probably buy it again but there are other beers out there that are much better.

Apr 25, 2020
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Nass from Florida

3.92/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

I like the classy looking bottle label artwork but there is no date on the bottle. The pour is canary yellow with a moderate amount of carbonation flowing upstream in the pilsner glass. The taste is really smooth for an organic pilsner, it's not watered down tasting like some other organic beers that I've had previously. In addition to, the taste is herbal, light amount of hops & lemon, some cooked broccoli, & white bread. This is one of the best German Pilsners that I've had, it goes down smooth & clean. Cheers! B

Dec 27, 2019
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unlikelyspiderperson from California

4.54/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear pale straw, lots of active carbonation, and a monumental head with great body and some very light lacing.
Smell comes out strongly immediately upon pouring. Lots of light bready/crackery notes, some light notes of lemon and a bright grassiness.
Taste is a soft crackery start with some front end hop bitterness. Smooths out into a light, clean, bready flavor with a nice touch of bitterness on the tail end. Very clean and very refreshing.
Mouthfeel is wonderful, very soft and very crisp. This is a drinking persons drink for sure.
Overall this is a great pilsner. Very flavorful, very crisp. A perfect summer day drink.

Feb 15, 2019
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TheDoctor from Canada (QC)

4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving: Bottle
Indecipherable date code


A:
Pours a nearly clear chamomile color with a couple fingers of perfectly structured white head. Good retention; speckled lacing. (4)

S:
Bready malt and a whiff of hop spiciness. (4)

T:
Follows in the smell's heels. Dough, white pepper, mineral bite, suggestion of tartness/astringency along with the finishing bite. (4)

M:
Pretty light body with biting carbonation and a dry, lingering finish. (4)

O:
A very nice example of a pilsner.
It pours fairly clear with a nice, tight twp-inches of white froth on top. The smell and flavor are both to style and pretty in line with my tastes as well. Bready malt and Euro hop offsetting it. The flavor has a little more going on than the aroma, but they do fairly well separately and together.
This is a nice beer that I'd be happy to try again and thrilled to have super fresh. (4)

Aug 27, 2017
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Squire from Mississippi

3.68/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Light gold color with white cap and decent lacing.

Aroma of crackery malt and lightly spiced hops.

Taste is sweet, clean bready malt with a touch of spiced hops. Rich malt on entry with spicy hops riding along. Hops are the jockey but malt is the racehorse. Simple but well woven flavor threads last to the finish with a nice rounding off of these flavors in the aftertaste.

Light medium creamy texture with balancing carbonation.

As German Pilsners go this one falls into the 'oh that's nice' category which is to say a polite comment but the conversation continues on other matters.

Apr 03, 2017
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Dinglehacker from Wisconsin

4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into flute. No head at all. Light straw color, with flakey detritus.

Nose is a mix of grain, fruit, and honey.

Taste is cracker, malt, light fruity notes and honey. Light herbal hops bitter it a bit.

Crisp, yet smooth mouth. Goes down sweet with a carb finish.

A charming organic pils with a good flavor.

Feb 23, 2017
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GratefulBeerGuy from New Hampshire

4.3/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Worlds first Organic brewery since 1816

A mostly clear, solid gold color. Fizzy but firm white foam cap. Lots of life, well carbonated and jazzy look.

A crystal, pils, malty aroma. Canned corn, dry wheat, various grains, and very herbacious hops. Slight vanilla/cream.

A very crisp and clean German Pils. Light, crispy, bready and grain-filled malt taste, just perfect balance wise. Bold, herbal, earthy hops, multiple grain flavors, canned cream corn and lots of wonderful, funky yeast stuff. Once again: classicly balanced and rather bold without too much hop.

The mouthfeel is authentically light, crisp and maybe slightly dry in the finish with a smooth ride at the very end.

American Pils are usually hop-extreme for the style, while that works for hop heads, lovers of the classic pils have to seek out the imported european classics for authentisity. It's nice to have a readily available, German, Organic pilsner.

Jan 08, 2017
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GreesyFizeek from New York

4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle purchased at AJ's Beer Warehouse in Henrietta, NY.

This one pours a clear creamsicle orange, with a small tight head, and a good amount of lacing.

Smells like grassy hops, slightly sweet honeyed malt, and grainy bread.

This is a really solid pils here. It's maybe a little bit too sweet- and I'd prefer a crisper hop bite. However, it's still pretty delicious, and hits a lot of right spots. The hops are grassy and fresh tasting, with a bready bite for malt, and a slight fruity yeast character, kinda reminds me of dried apricot.

This is pretty crisp, with a good level of carbonation.

Not the most perfect pils ever, but still pretty damn good.

Sep 09, 2016
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edward_boumil from New York

3.74/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Harpoon Dark pils-style glass
L: Beer looks great. Dark golden yellow, bordering on orange in color, tons of carbonation tossing around the glass. Originally poured a huge fluffy head. Head retention is excellent. Beer is somewhat hazy
S: Smell is very faint. What I can smell is grass/hay, floral hops, and a touch of biscuit malt, and crackers.
T: Tastes different than most other pils I've had, though its certainly not bad. Hard to characterize though. Definately bready, biscuit like. Not sweet. Very faint bitterness on the finish. The malts taste different though, might sound weird but almost remind me of tomato or some spice found in a sauce. Really hard to pin down.
F: Good, really smooth, balanced. A little heavier than I prefer for the style, though.
O: Good pilsner, definately not my favorite but has unique characteristics I'm not accustomed to, which makes it memorable. Will revisit again certainly.

Aug 14, 2016
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WunderLlama from Massachusetts

3.81/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle poured into a Sam Adams glass

Pale yellow, slightly hazy, tons of micro carbonation, solid , dense frothy one finger white foam cap

Aroma of grassy, grains,

Taste follows aroma, grassy, grains, a bit of spice

smooth, crisp, dry finish

Good beer

Jun 12, 2016
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taxandbeerguy from Canada (ON)

3.65/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500 ml bottle served cool into a personalized glass mug. Purchased in Niagara Falls, New York.

Appearance - slightly cloudy rich golden color. A fine finger or head rests on top and stays a while. Some sparse lacing left behind.

Smell - clean and crisp with huge floral notes up front. Some grainy sweet notes in behind. A certain milky pasteurized atom mixed in.

Taste - clean and easy to drink, slightly herbal with fruity and flowery flavours. Light malt bill. Slightly doughy flavours too.

Mouthfeel- smooth and crisp, light body and mild carbonation.

Overall - Pinkus organic pils is a fine and easy to drink example of the style with plenty of floral flavours. Worth a try if not my favourite example.

Apr 25, 2016
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RyanK252 from California

3.52/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into a standard pint glass

A: Pours slightly hazy golden yellow with a frothy white head that settles to a thin layer and leaves a little light lacing.

S: Fruity, yeasty, some spice, and bready malt.

T: Fruity and spicy, floral notes, yeasty, bready malt, and a touch of sweetness.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: Drinks more like a kolsch. I wish it was lighter and crisper. What is there isn't bad, just not necessarily what I'd expect for the style.

Mar 18, 2016
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mackeyse from New York

3.48/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance is more cloudy and hazy than I am used to in pils. May have poured too hard? Head was huge and but it dissipated rather quickly. Left some nice lacing.

Smell was sweet. Caught some floral hops and citrus. More “Kolsh-like” in aroma.

Taste was wasn’t what I expected. Sweet malt and cereals. Some chalkiness. Some grassy notes really lingered long after on my tongue—almost disappeared and then came back stronger after a few seconds after the sip. Aftertaste wasn’t altogether pleasing.

Kind of unremarkable but not bad. The sweetness made it a more robust Pils. No bite at all to speak of. Not as clean (tasting or looking) but that may be what they were going for. Either the bottle was not fresh of the unfiltered style was just not my cup of tea.

Sep 27, 2015
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johlac66 from California

3.05/5  rDev -21%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Poured a slightly murky gold with a two finger head that stayed for a little bit.
Sweet bready aroma. More bready than cracker on the flavor. Slight grassy hop bite.
Medium carbonation/mouthfeel. A bit sweeter and not the coarse citrus zest that I expected.

Sep 12, 2015
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PicoPapa from Connecticut

3.96/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

500mL bottle. Pours a murky, cloudy straw yellow with an inch of frothy head. Some lacing. The aroma is sweet grains, grassy hops, green apples, and maybe a faint hint of lemon. The taste is lots of grassy hops along with the sour green apple. Lots of malts with some nice toasted bread and cereal. More slightly sour Pilsner malt at the finish with the apple and grassy hops. Heavier body with a large amount of carbonation. Overall, very good Pils I'll be buying again.

Sep 08, 2015
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ricke49 from Oregon

2.85/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

On a scale of 'muddled' to crisp/clean, you may expect a Pilsner to occupy the latter end. This offering is full-on muddled. The floral notes, the wired sweetness, the cloudy appearance, and the lack of cracker crisp Pilsner characteristics add up to not only disappointment, but a WTF? as well. I'd rather stick to the numerous domestic craft pilsners that are quickly becoming available...with higher likelihood of freshness.

Jun 22, 2015
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mactrail from Washington

2.82/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5

This is wierd stuff. Sweet, flabby, bitter, aromatic. Looks nice, though-- rich amber color with a long-lasting white foam. Sediment in the bottom, and it hazes the pour if you don't do it carefully. Pleasantly spritzy in the mouth.

Interesting perfumey aroma and a flavor like a pumped up Kolsch.But it has that skunky Eurotrash smell as well. I suppose this would go down well in a bower of elderberry blooms with the sound of gutteral German laughter, but here in the Betty Crocker test kitchen it's a raw-boned sweet and bitter sister.

The hops are bitter and faintly herbal, but mostly just the aspirin taste. There are so many better Pilseners. From the capped 500 ml bottle purchased at Hallam's Wine in La Conner, Wash.

Apr 18, 2015
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CptBlackBeerd from Pennsylvania

4.69/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 500mL bottle into a pilsner glass. Bright golden color and dense long lasting white head. Great floral aromas. Taste is delicate and refreshing with the same floral notes and just enough tangy hops.. Good carbonation & medium mouthfeel. This is everything a great German pilsner should be. Darn near perfect.

Feb 15, 2015
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.77/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

i liked this pils a lot, a good brewery that i havent had nearly enough beers from. frothy in the glass, i mean a big tall white head with great retention and a lot of bubbles, but its not all that lighter, a darker shade of golden, goldenrod more, less yellow, more dense, richer. the nose and taste both produce fresh cereals, grassy hops, very german all the way, but less dusty on the grain, a touch more weighted crystal malt, and a yeast strain thats both clean and extremely flavorful, which is uncommon in the style to say the least about it. its bready and sturdy and unlike most others, which i think makes this beer special. a little filling for a pils with all the body, and maybe dominant for more delicate foods, but its a darn good beer, interesting its organic, and i think something a little more robust on the pils spectrum, nice in cold weather. well made.

Feb 06, 2015
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