Altenmünster Brauer Bier Urig Wurzig | Allgäuer Brauhaus AG

Altenmünster Brauer Bier Urig WurzigAltenmünster Brauer Bier Urig Wurzig
BA SCORE
39.7%
Liked This Beer
3.57 w/ 58 ratings
Altenmünster Brauer Bier Urig WurzigAltenmünster Brauer Bier Urig Wurzig
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Allgäuer Brauhaus AG
Germany

Style: Munich Helles Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by paterlodie on 02-15-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#35,250
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
58
Liked:
23
Avg:
3.57/5
pDev:
14.29%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
14
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 58 |  Reviews: 23
Reviews by IchLiebeBier:
Photo of IchLiebeBier
3/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pale gold; straw color; huge head

Aroma: Malty; biscuity; citrusy; almost like a Radler

Taste: Juicy, malty on start; zippy, carbonated; slightly bitter on finish; not complex, and unremarkable, but not that bad

Remarks: Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; disregard those scores

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Ciocanelu
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of DOCRW
2.74/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of F_riedrich
3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stampfler07
2.5/5  rDev -30%

Photo of MartynTaylor
3.52/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of RuudJH
3.45/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bought this on a short trip to Germany. 'Urig und Würzig'... the red label... It's been reviewed in several different identities, and I'm a little surprized to see the rating varies from A- to D+, when it defenately looks like the same product.

Looks golden colour, with a decent head, but hardly any carbonation.

Smell is faint... malty and little yeast, with some mild floral and citric notes.
Similar taste. Mild bitter aftertaste. Light body, missing the bubbles.

All in all an ok experience, but nothing special.

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Photo of JoeyV
3.03/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Light golden, perfectly transparent. Head dissipates almost as quickly as it forms, with just a little remaining at the top.

B: Maybe it's because I'm getting over a cold, but I hardly detect any aroma at all. Maybe a slight hint of the hops, but that's it.

T: Light and savory - There's a certain richness that I almost want to describe as "brothy" if that's not too out there. I get more yeast as the glass gradually warms. Prominent malty flavor, very lightly hopped. This is a very subtle beer, although I wouldn't quite call it bland.

M: Nice and full bodied without being thick. Somewhere between a Pilsner and a heavier beer.

O: This is really quite unique - and what's unique about it is what it lacks. It's a very light flavor, but somehow I don't find it dull. There's no single feature of the beer that reaches out and grabs your attention, but somehow it all forms a very nice, drinkable finished product.

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Photo of UniversitateaDeBere
3.52/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BlackHaddock
3.06/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Brown flip-top bottle holding 0.5 litres of a golden yellow beer which I poured into a Berliner Kindl 0.5 litre straight sided glass.

The beer looked fine, clear and wholesome, a fair sized clean white head sat on top of the glowing liquid, hoped it tasted as good as it looked.

Odourless, normal pilsner/lager/helles nothingness. Am I the only person on BA who struggles to pontificate about these styles of beers aromas? It gets my standard lager score of 3.

Maybe I wasn't thirsty enough, maybe I wasn't hot enough. This was just a normal German light beer to me. OK, it was soft, clean and smooth tasting, but it was nothing special in any aspects. Nothing made it stand out from the crowd (apart from the bottle design).

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Photo of eric5bellies
3.58/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of vinicole
3.25/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of aeolianshredhead
3.57/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- The quintessential, but distinctly unremarkable look of a typical lager. Hey, it's not necessarily a bad thing. The head does not stay around.

S- I'm surprised to note that a definite maltiness dominates the nose! Far from what I was expecting to be honest, as I thought this would be the familiar citrus/grassy smell. I am pleasantly surprised.

T- The taste, on the other hand, does not surprise at all. It is almost worthless for me to list what goes on here- all you need to do is look at the beer style to know EXACTLY what you're getting. I am noticing, though, that this does seem to finish quite clean. Bonus points for that.

M- A stereotypical carbonated, light mouthfeel. Meh, it isn't exactly letting the beer down.

O- Pretty good. Definitely better than all those macro brews, but a little lacking in some areas. Hugely sessionable.

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Photo of TasteFiend
4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

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

Bottled as part of Aldi's premium German seasonal bottle beer range with swing top lids and brewed at genuine German brewers under strict brewing laws
not my thing but enjoyable enough

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Photo of safaricook
3.25/5  rDev -9%

Photo of Clydesdale
3.81/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a bright, clear golden color. The clean white head is very tall, with a dense, frothy texture. Retention is very good, and a nice amount of soapy lacing sticks to the glass.

S: Doughy, bready maltiness in the nose. Somewhat grainy, with some sweetness. A bit yeasty and musty. Noble hops are pungently grassy and herbal, per the style.

T: Again, a doughy, bready character is most prominent. Yeast character is prominent, with some lightly fruity (white grape) notes. Noble hops are very pungent, with sharp floral and herbal character. Bitterness is fairly high for the style, building gradually into a strong bite. Slight alcohol in the finish, if that can be believed for 4.9% abv.

M: Medium body. Carbonation is perky but not overdone, lending a nice crispness. A dry, clean finish.

D: A raw, rather hoppy Munich Helles lager. The malt bill is definitely to style, but the hop presence is much closer to a pils than most other Helles lagers. It lacks some of the polish that the style typically has, but makes up for it with a bolder flavor and more assertive hoppiness. A nice offering at any rate.

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Photo of Purp1eOne
4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of AnitaBrewski
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of cdwil
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of Hyperionecta
3.17/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of TOMHONE
4.54/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Very refreshing beer with good flavor/taste. Very smooth indeed with no after taste which is what good beers do best.

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Photo of karait95
3.73/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Clear yellow color with a not totally thin body, rich carbonation that lets a layer get formed on top of the bear and build a big head at the beginning that dissipates but leaves traces behind.

S: Malty smell as the style dictates, almost no hops but maybe in the back they are present, the barley is the main ingredient in this beer.

T: The flavor is good based on malts basically barley malts with some little hops and some spicy character, very faint but present.

M: The sensation is nice and the drinking of this beer is good nothing complex but pleasant.

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Photo of SleepyMonk
2.86/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Chilled 0.5l bottle with swing top cage and ceramic and rubber stopper. Poured into a tall Pilsner glass.

Bright golden amber body with a very crisp clean appearance and haze or cloudiness. Generated a huge white and fluffy mass of head that dried away fairly rapidly.

Aromatically, there isn't much to report other then a very soft yeast and peppered with malt aroma that is rather one dimensional and consistent.

In the mouth this is definitely very fresh, clean and crisp with malty notes and floral hops coming through.

Light to medium carbonation and light bodied. Overall there is not a lot to jump up and down with this offering, particularly so if you have tasted the style from many other German and Austrian brewers.

It is always hard to critique this style, mostly because of the close similarities between them and the brewers requirements to fit within rigid parameters. However, great examples always stand out and this definitely isn't a stand.

Having said that, if you want a Pilsner and you love the style and this available to you then I recommend trying it.

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Photo of phaedrusovchaos
3.5/5  rDev -2%

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Beer rating: 39.7% out of 100 with 58 ratings
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