Organic Ur Pils | Brauerei Pinkus Mueller

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Organic Ur PilsOrganic Ur Pils

Brewed by:
Brauerei Pinkus Mueller

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

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

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Photo of Rhettbuck
1.98/5  rDev -47.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Appearance - a light golden color, with small amount of head around the sides of the beer

Smell - this is the best part of the beer, its light with just a hint of of orange/citrus.

Taste - bitter, which comes as a shock after the smell. the taste of the beer killed it for me

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Photo of beerthulhu
2.13/5  rDev -43.9%
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 JDV
2.36/5  rDev -37.9%
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 Cresant
2.65/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured this undated 16.9 oz. brown bottle into a pilsner glass. Head was brittle and quickly faded. Body was a cloudy golden yellow.

Smell was malty. Honey and grains.

Taste was lemony. Saltines. There was a light hoppiness with a mild sweetness and spiciness. Drying finish.

Mouthfeel was only moderately zesty, light/medium bodied.

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Photo of OBeerMeGreatOne
2.7/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

From notes:
Pours out a hazy, yellow/straw with a minimal head and no lace. The smell consists of wheat malt and bread. Not much in the hops department.
I like German Pilsners but this tastes more like a hefe than a pilsner. No real hop character. The mouth is smooth and light.
I'm just going to assume that I need to try a fresh one. I was unimpressed and of the belief that I got a bad beer.

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Photo of IronDjinn
2.77/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Picked this up on a recent trip to Edmonton. Comes in a 500 ml brown Euro bottle, blue and red label, no best before date.

Pours a hazy light apricot hue, lazy carbonation with a lot of suspended particles (hence the unfiltered statement right on the label). A quick shock of pure white head tops it off, and falls to a fairly thick creamy cap. Mild grainy malts on the nose, bready, with light grassy hops. The flavour is hit and miss in my books. Light watery flavour up front, the flavour really never does pick up, you get traces of bready malt, some spice, and some very faint floral hops, but not really in one cohesive package. It truly does taste like it's been watered down in general. The mouthfeel as well, no surprise, is very light bodied and watery, with only a quick rip of carbonation across the tongue on the finish, which does not positively contribute to the overall experience. Very waifish for a pilsner, even an organic one, this is a total wallflower, very easy to overlook, and with good reason. A pass on this one next time.

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Photo of JohnGalt1
2.81/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Picked this one up at Whole Foods today.. Poured into my HotD goblet... slightly hazed straw yellow.. good white head and retention.

Nose is pale maltiness with some significant sulfur/DMS... Hops break through and reveal a bit of spicy/earthy notes.

Flavor is sorta flat pils malt balanced only by just enough hop bitterness and not enough hop flavor.. seems very flimsy.. again there is a pronounced sulfur/corny note that lingers mid-palate to the finish.

Body seems a touch heavy, carbonation seems a little light.

Maybe an old bottle, but I am still unimpressed.


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Photo of mactrail
2.82/5  rDev -25.8%
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 ricke49
2.85/5  rDev -25%
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 MoreThanWine
2.88/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a 2" white head which quickly dissipated. Hazy light straw yellow color. Smells grassy but not much else. Taste is pretty much straight BMC pils with only a very brief finish and not much of hops. Other than being organic I just don't find much remarkable about this sample. Maybe mine was older than its prime (?), I don't know, because most reviewers seem to have a better impression of this beer.

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Photo of donkeyrunner
2.89/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Split this with my dad.

Translucent dark yellow with come yeast chunks floating around. Retention is weak.

Banana esthers and twinkies.

Due to the lack of filtration I get a lot of wheat beer qualities from this, i.e. mild yeasty umph with swallow, banana pudding esthers and spice (granted noble hop spice, not chamomille). Gingerale aftertaste.

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Photo of ybnorml
2.93/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A hazey golden yellow beer. Has a big bright white head. The aroma has a grainy sweetness with ahint of lemon zest in the background. A light grainey sweetness at the start of the taste with a dull bitterness sneaking thru the finish hiding a little biscuit flavor. OK so it's organic. The flavors are so muted that it is almost a bad as megaswill.
OK oddly enough this beer taste's better close to 55 Deg F. Not expected for a pils. The lemon zest in the bitterness comes out more then.

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Photo of shivtim
2.99/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Organic beer? Why not. Hoping this will be good, that way I can drink it and save our endocrine systems.
Very light but hazy yellow. Thin white head and lots of bubbles. Nose is grain and old moldy corn. Musty like a barn. Taste is mild and pleasant grains, and a funky hoppy ending (maybe with some anise?). Mouthfeel is very thin; drinkability is average.

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Photo of jcdiflorio
3/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500ml brown bottle,poured into my SA glass.

Cloudy,golden with a 1" white creamy head with fair retention and carbination. Lots of chunks of yeast at the bottom of the bottle.

Fruity,pear-like aromas,dried straw,doughy,clean with faint to moderate aromas.

Malt tastes at first,slightly burnt carmell,butterscotch,fruity,slightly sour. Good balance with a dry grassy clean bittering finish.

Light-bodied,slightly grainy,tangy. Expected more hoppyness,was more maltier than anticipated. Decent beer,nothing special.

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Photo of MisterClean
3/5  rDev -21.1%
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 TheDM
3/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This brew poured a medium white head of finely sized bubbles that left very little lacing as it receded. It had a mild aroma of hops and malt and a wheat yellow cloudy body with yeast floating in it. It has a mild initial bite that smoothens in the finish. Its flavor was a bit fizzy and hoppy.

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Photo of farrago
3.01/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Huge, billowing head of highly agitated foam, pops and slides from three fingers down to a solid covering, leaves a good deal of sticky lacing behind. Sourdough, pretzel and semi-bitter hops pave the road through the nose, lemon peel, tobacco and earthy with a little bit of apple, apricot fruit in there, yeastiness lasts longer than any floral qualities. Medium-bodied, the carbonation is heavy like it's just a bunch of water balloons in the mouth, no real lift or energy from it. Spicier hops here but still devolves into bready notes of rye, sourdough and, at times, pumpernickel. Has a familiar organic beer wateriness to it, openly knit and not gathering the parts into a whole over simple fluid movement forward. Ends somewhat prematurely. A clean, traditional and inoffensive representation.

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Photo of Bartrob6
3.02/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

poured into a pint glass. looks a little cloudy (cause its unfiltered!) lots of carbonation bubbles. and no head retention at all. not the best looking beer.

smells of noble hops. some earthiness in there and pretty fruity tasting. BANANAS!

tastes like sweet bananas and yeasty like a german wheat beer.

pretty drinkable beer....just not my favorite!

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Photo of jwhawkins81
3.03/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Aroma - Sweet aroma with a hint of something off I can't place.

Appearance - Clear yellow and plenty of carbonation that lead to a quick dissipating white head.

Taste - Way too sweet at first with an off bitterness as well. Maybe I got a bad bottle or maybe I'm just got getting it but this isn't to my liking.

Notes - This beer had an OK mouthfeel but nothing special. I'm surprised that this beer is this off.

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Photo of hotstuff
3.05/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

First of all, I was not too impressed with this Pilsener. I just could not quite acquire a taste for this one. It poured a white creamy head. There was no lacing on the sides of my glass with this beer. The body was cloudy and the hue was yellow. The yeast was visible in my glass. It had a sweet aroma to it.

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Photo of steveh
3.05/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Another from my first days of trying new beers, and not having sampled in a long while.

A -- Hazy pale straw with a creamy white head that settles slowly. Since this is "organic" I wonder if it's filtered or not. The haziness reminds me of Kellerbier, but not a straight Pils.

S -- Spicy to citric hops. Small amount of bready malts, but pretty lean.

T -- Light, spicy hops. Some mild bready malts and a finish of herbal hops. The hops linger lightly into the aftertaste with some light malt sweetness.

M -- Soft to dry mouthfeel with a light medium body.

O -- A pretty lackluster Pilsner. Another rather disappointing example from a brewery that was once a sought-after import.

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Photo of johlac66
3.05/5  rDev -19.7%
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 sacfly
3.08/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

500mL bottle, no date.
Pours a lightly hazy straw color with a head of large white bubbles. Sweet grainy aroma. Comes through in the flavor as well. A general "perfume" quality. Light body, but the perfume quality gets old towards the end. Not as refreshing as I would like in a pilsner.

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Photo of jklinck
3.1/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma: upfront I get the dark cherry smell from kettle carmelization, after that fades I get a slight lemon scent, no sulfur, some diacetyl, no hop aroma

Apperance: thin fizzy head that quickly dissipates, no lacing, medium golden color, some haziness because of being infiltered, noticed some floaties even after careful pour

Flavor: medium amount of bitterness that lingered, sweet dark cherry taste from kettle carmelization, some slightly grainy notes, yeast is not contributing much, no flavor from hops

Mouthfeel: medium body, medium high carbonation, some slickness on the tongue from diacetyl, dry finish

Overall impression: beer doesn't hit the style very well, the kettle carmelization is better suited to a scottish ale, the diacetyl is an off flavor, the dry finish and the color and the color as well as the hop usage is true to style

Total 28/50

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Photo of alysmith4
3.1/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Standard pilsner.. crispy, fruity, with a dry finish. Good mouthfeel, with just the right amount of carbonation. Found the flavors to be very mild, and it took a lot of sips to really get the full feel of this brew. I don't think the orgainic status made this beer any better or any worse. I just think the beer on the whole is average, and a good, clean, representation of this style. Worth a try.

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