Organic Ur Pils | Brauerei Pinkus Mueller

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3.83/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: German Pilsner

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
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#20,962
Reviews:
254
Ratings:
407
pDev:
12.53%
 
 
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Reviews: 254 | Ratings: 407
Reviews by johlac66:
Photo of johlac66
3.05/5  rDev -20.4%
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 beerpadawan
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of keenberg87
3.71/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation - Brown 500ml bottle shown in the photo at the top of the page

Appearance - Light brown, slightly yellow. Pours a thin head which disappeared disappointingly quickly, leaving very little lacing

Smell - Fruity (apple), spicy, and bitter.

Taste Slightly Bitter with a sweeter apple finish. Spicy notes are a bit overpowering in the onset and throughout.

Mouthfeel - Light, crispy, and highly carbonated.

Drinkability - I'd have another if I had bought more. Pretty tasty, actually.

Notes - I might not have gotten the most authentic taste of this brew as I remembered to disrupt the yeast only after I had poured nearly the whole glass. I'd like to re-review this beer at a later date and pour the whole thing after setting the yeast in motion. The biggest shame though is that

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Photo of animal69
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Tucquan
3.95/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this on 2011-01-16 in Columbia, PA

A - Slightly hazy, straw color with a big 3-finger head with large bubbles that fade quickly.

S - Lemon, biscut, yeast. Smells very nice.

T - Big, lightly roasted grain, lemon, mild noble hops bitterness a nice sourness on the finish that clears the pallet for the next sip. There's some lingering lemon that is quite nice.

M - Light-medium body, medium-high carbonation. Mildly creamy, light and finishes crisp.

D - Very sessionable. I like the way the lemon shines in this brew. Good for a summer day in place of a wheat beer. A very good pils and quite different than a Pilsner Urquell.

Notes: It isn't my favorite style but for this style, it is really well done. My wife really likes this style and particularly this particular brew. She's tasting it with me now and would give it an A if it were her review.

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Photo of squirrelpirate
3.68/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Brauerei Pinkus Mueller Ur Pils pours a clear deep gold hue with a thick white head. Some lacing down the glass. Aroma consists of malty sweetness with citrusy hops.

Very malty taste, which comes across tasting like honey. Spicy hops slightly bitter in the finish. A light, crisp mouthfeel, but a little sticky on the palate for a pils. Medium body and low carbonation.

This was my first organic beer and a very pleasant surprise. A refreshing beer, and definitely worth a shot.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.8/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500ml bottle, at a local university area pub that seems to be getting better and better with their beer fridge offerings.

This beer pours a hazy pale golden straw colour, with three fingers of puffy, loosely foamy off-white head, which leaves a few sparse specks of island group lace around the glass as it evenly subsides.

It smells of sharply crispy bready pale malts, a prominent black pepper aerosol essence, a bit of tame apple skins, and softly earthy and grassy noble hops. The taste is much more of the same - pale crackery, bready grainy malt, a bit of spicy lemon pepper, and subtle earthy, leafy and mildly grassy hops.

The carbonation is middling, with a softly edgy astringency at times, the body medium-light in weight, and so-so smooth. It finishes somewhat off-dry, the fairly crisp graininess sticking it out, complemented by the residual noble hops.

A pleasantly drinkable pilsener, made true to spec, and well rounded between the malt and hop components. Sturdy like German ox, buffalo, yak, or whatever they've got over there.

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Photo of dsa7783
4.18/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Single bottle copped from Sparrow Wine and Liquors in Hoboken for $2.99...
Definitely one of the better German Pilsener's I've recently sampled...
Pours a light-golden hue with a minimal head that soon evaporated and deposited a minor amount of lacing around the edge of the serving glass...
Mild, grainy aroma with slight nuances of vanilla thrown into the mix...
Taste definitely had vanilla essences, a creamy, organic pilsener with a good mouthfeel and an excellent level of drinkability... Very crisp and refreshing and loaded with flavors usually undetectable in a standard Pils...
Good stuff...
Recommended...

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Photo of dfitch81
3.2/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Purchased 20oz. bottle from Whole Foods downtown; was looking for Pinkus' Munster Alt (which is excellent, by the way) but didn't find it, so I thought I try this. Pours a murky, hefeweizen-like gold - in fact, the only thing that visually distinguishes this from a hefeweizen is the lack of any head or lacing whatsoever. Smell is unmistakably pilsener - clean with some citrus and floral tones from the noble hops complemented malt graininess, nothing too exciting but pleasant nonetheless. Taste is obviously similar, although this is a rather raw example of the style - there is some roughness in the finish that makes this beer less quaffable then it should be. Mouthfeel is fine, with the correct amount of carbonation contributing to an appropriate crispness. However, the unpolished finish deters overall drinkability. I would not choose this over other accomplished examples of the style such as Trumer, Spaten, or Paulaner.

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Photo of Natural510
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy, pale golden color with one-finger head which dissipates but leaves a soapy lacing on the glass.
Smells strongly of yeast and grain with a slight lemon kick.
Unfiltered hops, yeast & barley blend together well. Subtle citric overtone with an overall breaded flavor to the brew. Tastes almost like a wheat beer minus the banana spiciness of a hefeweiss.
Goes down very smooth & crisp; maintains carbonation throughout.
Overall a very drinkable beer of the style; nothing too extraordinary but nothing to critique either. The fact it is brewed organically is a plus.

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Photo of jwat
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JDV
2.36/5  rDev -38.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Cloudy yellow, similar to a hefeweizen. Little bit of white head that doesn't last too long. Smell is mostly of the yeast which is much like a mild hefeweizen light spiced smelling yeast. Taste is some spiced yeast, a touch of malt, and almost no bitterness. I guess I prefer my beer non-organic because this isn't doing much for me. This does not taste like a pilsner to me. Tastes more like an American wheat. Not what I was expecting and not something I care for, although it is drinkable. I can't see ever having the opportunity to drink this for free anywhere, so I probably won't be having this beer again. Nothing special

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.64/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served in a bottle at Pilsener Haus in Hoboken, NJ

A: Pours a hazy to cloudy pale yellow in color with moderate to heavy amounts of visible carbonation and some lemon yellow highlights. The beer has a half finger tall sudsy white head that reduces to a thin film covering the entire surface of the beer along with a thin to medium thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of bready and cereal grain malts with slightly light aromas of grassy and floral hops.

T: Similar to the smell, upfront this beer has a moderate strength combination of bready and cereal grain malts. After that there is a light amount of grassy and floral hops. A moderate amount of bitterness lingers in the finish of this beer.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Just a hint of dryness in the finish.

O: Easy to drink and enjoyable but not as clean as a lot of other beers in this style (German Pilsener) - likely due to the fact that it seems to be unfiltered.

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Photo of AKBelgianBeast
3.33/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly hazy yellow gold color with a nice white head that retains for a couple minutes and leaves ok lacing.

Nose is alot of crisp grain and european hops. There is a grassy and old german lager malt profile in there as well.

Seems like it would be a nice pilsner if not for that wierd old dusty malt profile often found in german lagers that are too old. The hop profile is minimal, but still there.

Mouthfeel is a slight bit thicker than it should be. Carbonation is solid though.

Drinkability is pretty decent, would be better if it tasted better, haha.

Overall an ok beer, but i wont be revisiting it with so many other good pilsner options on shelves these days.

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Photo of Slynger
3.35/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy golden yellow with a tangerine tint, and a nice cap of fine bubbled milk white.

It's got some apricot fruitiness and a light pale malt sweetness to go along with some barely noticeable floral and grassy hops. Feels nice, slick lightly fluffy carb to a medium body.

Although my bottle looks pretty new, I think I may have gotten an old one. I will re-review this beer later as this one did not impress me much.

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Photo of meatmallet
3.77/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A cloudy gold with a thick white head. The head leaves a great lace and stayed settled on top.
Smells of lemon, malt, and hopps were sweet and strong. Had a better aroma than taste and I was kind of disappointed with that. Taste is strong of hopps and sweet malt. Might be a bit of honey too. I think the after taste was stronger. Mouthfeel and drinkability were good overall but this beer kind of fell flat in the end.

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Photo of MephistosCafe
4.06/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AleDrinkToThat
4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I'm still a bit of a new kid in the pilsener camp, but this was one of my faves thus far. Served in a weizen glass.

A: Deep yellow hue under a fluffy white 3-finger head, slightly opaque.

S: Smooth combination of grass, honey, and a very, very slight citrus aroma. The pale malt and honey aroma dominated.

T: Sweet malty notes hit immediately. The honey flavor comes out strongly, and the hops finish it off nice and dry. Great balance.

M: Medium carbonation, and a full body. This is something I could drink all afternoon on a sunny summer day (or really, any day). The balance is strikingly good, and leaves a wonderful aftertaste.

D: One of the most easily drinkable beers I've had in a while. I could really quaff this stuff for a good long while. American macros, eat your heart out.

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Photo of jsh420
4.07/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

pours clear staw yellow with a 2 finger white head that leaves spotted lacing

smell is mostly lemon with grains in the background

taste/mouthfeel - is a nice balance of malts and lemon zest - this beer stings the tongue a bit with active carbonation and leaves a great crisp finish

drinkability - hell yes i wish a had more

overall - i am finding out i enjoy german pils the most because of the lemon/citrus zest

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Photo of MisterClean
3/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22 oz from the fresh prince of BEL AIR

A - Gold to straw yellow, light head, dissipates ultra-fast.

S - Honey, pears, & sugars. This beer might be slightly acetyl.

T - Honey, pears, sugar, and bittering hops.

M - Slightly acteyl and bitter. Otherwise good.

D - Not my first choice for an organic pilsener, but a good attempt.

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Photo of DousedInStout
4.11/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This beer poured a hazy, straw yellow with thick white head. The head retention was impressive, and lasted until the last sip. The aroma was mild - some spicy, noble hop aroma but not as much as I expected. The taste was perfect to style - some sweet malt up front followed by some spicy, saaz bitterness. Overall, it was crisp, and slightly lemony, and incredibly drinkable. One of the best imported, german pilseners I've had in the US.

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Photo of beerthulhu
2.13/5  rDev -44.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A: Poured a pale orange with a 1 finger, smooth and frothy off white head that dissipated after the first minute of pouring. Not much of a lacing was left behind after the short retention while the visible effervesce was faint and sporadic. The coloring was a little darker then normal per style, orangey, and the head was lifeless and weak not helping matters here.

S: Pale orange peels with a sickening sweet hard orange candy sweetness. A mixuture of sweet caramel chew, toffee and orange candy creates a sickening sweet and very odd aroma.

T: Sweetened oranges, with orange candy notes gives this an equally sickening sweet flavor from the start. The malting is sweet, and buttery loaded with caramel and lemon juice. Sickening sweet right from the start with only a light floral hopping fade to be found on the finish. unimpressive and bordline bad.

M: buttery, slick with a medium consistency. Smooth very little carbonation and average at best.

D: Unimpressive, barely finishable and rather unejoyable. Would never buy again or recommend.

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Photo of Rayek
3.74/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Deep gold, with a small cloud of yeast from my not quite careful enough pour. A small pillowy white head has OK retention, but leaves no lace.

S: Rather fruity, with scents of lemon and apple, plus a bit of fresh biscuits.

T: Starts with a sweetbread quality. It then gets a touch thin and watery before a mild lemon and pepper bitterness kicks in. Finishes rather clean.

M: Medium body is a touch chewy and grainy. Carbonation feels about right.

D: I found this to be a pretty decent, but not great Pils. It seemed a bit on the mild side to me. More like a Munich Helles than a true Pils. The low ABV makes for a nice session beer.

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Photo of mechamifune
4.37/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice gold/straw color with a nice white head that goes away a little too quickly. Some signs of carbonation but not really any lacing to speak of.

Smell is slight lemony/citrus notes with hints of grains/bread as well. A very nice smell for a pilsener, but not overwhelming.

Taste is, for me, about pitch perfect for the style. Dry upfront, slightly sweet, and finishing with strong herbal/hoppy notes.

Mouthfeel is spot on too for the style. Very crisp and well carbonated, making it very easy to drink.

Overall this is a great example of the style.... to the point where I'm not sure what else I could really ask for from a taste/mouthfeel standpoint. Wish it came in a little more of a convenient form but I will take what I can get. A great example of a relatively "small" beer packing in a great flavor profile without being overwhelming.

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Photo of Offa
4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a pretty tasty, fruity, slightly yeasty pilsner that is highly drinkable and well-rounded. However, though staying interesting, it ends up being a little thin and muted.

It is hazy light straw-gold with a medium-big, dense, rather creamy white head that slowly shrinks to a thin foamy top and leaves a tiny bit of lace but not much.

The aroma is overall very nice, with bread, bread crust, herbs, hay, hints of honey and lemon pulp and a faint metallic hint.

The taste is at first fruity, with apples, hints of pear and dry, tart peach up front followed by light yeasty bread, hay, lightly bitter herbs, grass, and hint of lemon pulp. The elements soon blend after the first sip and the hop quality and light bitterness just dominates the finish over faintly sweet, zesty-fruity-bready base. It has a light, lively, zesty quality and stays interesting. It is a bit on the dryish side, aspecially after the first taste. However, flavours become a little muted and it's slightly on the muted, watery side after the first few sips.

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Organic Ur Pils from Brauerei Pinkus Mueller
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 407 ratings