Organic Ur Pils
Brauerei Pinkus Mueller

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German Pilsner
Ranked #42
Ranked #17,344
3.86 | pDev: 12.44%
Brauerei Pinkus Mueller
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Photo of unlikelyspiderperson
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.

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

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

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

Follows in the smell's heels. Dough, white pepper, mineral bite, suggestion of tartness/astringency along with the finishing bite. (4)

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

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)

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Photo of Squire
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.

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Photo of Dinglehacker
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.

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Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
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.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
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.

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Photo of edward_boumil
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.

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Photo of WunderLlama
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

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Photo of taxandbeerguy
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.

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Photo of RyanK252
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.

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Photo of Beginner2
3.76/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer has good stuff: clean, family-owned and an innovator in organic ingredients.
While not clear like most Pils, it has a nice rich malt in the nose and initial taste makes me salivate for a second.
As I drained the bottle, the hops ended-up a bit dry for me.
OA: Despite those two relative flaws, this Ur Pils seems well put together and I would not be shy about having it again.

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Photo of mackeyse
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.

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Photo of johlac66
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.

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Photo of PicoPapa
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.

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Photo of ricke49
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.

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Photo of mactrail
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.

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Photo of CptBlackBeerd
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.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
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.

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Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Organic Ur Pils pours a crisp, crystal clear bright pale straw to gold with a 1” thick white foam cap. It has a grainy malt nose with hints of floral. The body is just below medium and the carbonation is moderate. A hint of initial sweetness gives way to a smooth, dry, crisp finish.

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Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.58/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Carlsberg pilsner glass.

Look: The body is slightly hazy, deep straw yellow color. The head is white and foamy, it recedes to a light film. Light spots of lacing are all that remain.

Aroma: Lots of grassiness, grains, malty sweetness. A very faint banana fruitiness.

Taste: Very papery and tastes like cardboard. But banana-like flavors coat a grainy, malty body, slightly musty.

Mouthfeel: Very smooth, creamy.

Overall: Perhaps I bought an old bottle, but this just tasted too musty and papery to me. It was lacking any real flavors that popped.

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Photo of superspak
3.42/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

500 ml bottle into lager glass, no bottle dating. Pours lightly hazy golden orange color with a small foamy white head with decent retention, that reduces to a ring of lacing. Slight spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon, cracker, toasted biscuit, light honey, herbal, grass, light pepper, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of pale malt, earthy hop, and yeast ester notes; with solid strength. Taste of lemon, cracker, toasted biscuit, light honey, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Light earthy/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, cracker, toasted biscuit, light honey, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Good balance and solid robustness of pale malt, earthy hops, and yeast ester flavors; with a solid malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied; with a smooth and lightly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is okay. Alcohol is well hidden with zero warming present after the finish. Overall this is a pretty solid Pilsener, obviously showing signs of age. Well balanced pale malt, earthy hop, and yeast ester flavors; and very smooth to drink despite lacking carbonation. It was still pretty enjoyable as it stood.

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Photo of avwrite
3.8/5  rDev -1.6%

Very interesting in flavor. Is a light golden color with some cloudiness to it. Taste is unique. Kind of sweet and perfumey with hints of banana, I think. It's also a bit nutty, and feels a bit heavy going down, but overall, pretty decent.

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Photo of Chico1985
3.69/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Ah, Pinkus. Pinkus Pils. Thanks to Cam and Dan for both sharing 500mls.

A - Dark yellow pour with some haziness. Plenty of rising bubbles and a nicely retaining white head. Good beer-y appearance.

S - Lots of grain, wheat, cereal, some herbal hop, kinda unfortunate cardboard note. Pretty straight up-dirty-sorta-skunked pils scent with a strange appeal to it.

T - Taste is much better, less paper. Very lager-y with grains, toasted bread, biscuity malt, also an improved hop bill with lemony and herbal flavors coming through.

M - Good spritzy carbonation and a decent body. Crispness.

O - The slightly skunky scent is a bit of a bummer but overall a pretty solid pilsner, wouldn't mind sessioning this one.

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Photo of cbutova
3.84/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A- 500ml bottle split into three glasses with a pale yellow body. A white crown builds up to half a finger with a frothy texture. Decent head retention down to a medium ring. Lacing is spotty.

S- Lager yeast slight funk with some sulfur but just a tiny hint of it. Herbal and spicy Noble hops make up the rest of the aroma. Pils grains hinting at a light sweetness.

T- Bitterness and hops pick up quite a bit from the aroma for me with herbal, grassy and spicy notes making up a slight majority of the flavor. Pils grains, lager yeast, a hint of fruits but mostly clean and just a bit sweet.

MF- Body towards the light end with a crisp, silky consistency. The carbonation is medium-high with a moderately bitter finish.

Not a hop-bomb pilsener but there is quite a bit of character from them. Spicy and herbal with a certain crispness and mostly clean yeast.

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Photo of dacrza1
3.84/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

DATE TASTED: May 1, 2014... GLASSWARE: Weihenstaphaner pilsner... OCCASION: a 78-degree day begging for a pilsner!... APPEARANCE: cloudy, hazy; almost appears unfiltered and murky golden; thick white head recedes swiftly; zero lacing as well... AROMA: fragrant hops suggest lilac and heavy bubblegum; a bit of honey too... PALATE: smooth, mellow, and slightly fizzy at the teeth; extremely drinkable and thirst-quenching...TASTE: rather subdued, suppressed lemon-grass spritz; some doughy malts arrive late--not as clear in its profile as expected... OVERALL: a surprisingly soft, unsubstantially flavored pilsner from a place I expect pilsners to fall like leaves; not sure the organic element has much to do with the look or taste, but the smoothness offsets the weak profile slightly...not sure what to make of this one in the end, except that its end was rather swift, so something did its job.

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Organic Ur Pils from Brauerei Pinkus Mueller
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 407 ratings