Altenmünster Brauer Bier Urig Wurzig | Allgäuer Brauhaus AG

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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
Ratings:
58
Reviews:
23
Avg:
3.54
pDev:
14.41%
 
 
Wants:
4
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14
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Ratings: 58 |  Reviews: 23
Photo of titvs
2.4/5  rDev -32.2%

Review based on the BJCP2008 guidelines (style 1C). Bottle 50 cl - batch 14L128A152. AROMA: sweet and grainy aromas. no hop aromas. some metallic notes. no DMS. APPEARANCE: gold color and translucid. thin white head with low retention. TASTE: low sweet grainy flavour with low to medium low bitterness that lingers. odd wet fabric flavour (maybe oxidation). PALATE: thin body with low carbonation. OVERALL: a watered down premium lager with some odd flavours maybe due to oxidation.

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Photo of stampfler07
2.5/5  rDev -29.4%

Photo of hogfish3
2.52/5  rDev -28.8%

Photo of DOCRW
2.74/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of stevoj
2.83/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Bottle from Toom Getrankmarkt. A little flat and unexciting. not much stands out here, just an average lager...I had higher hopes, as several of their other biers are quite good.

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Photo of SleepyMonk
2.86/5  rDev -19.2%
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 JCBears
2.95/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

appearance: clear almost seltzer like bubbles not much of a head

smell: pilsner like hop smell, woody with a bit of nuts on the edges

taste: bit bitter with a watery flavor, not what I thought it would be, sharp edges

mouthfeel: very watery not much body, weak surprisingly

overall: I was a bit disappointed in this brew just not what I expected. I am not a hop head

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Photo of IchLiebeBier
3/5  rDev -15.3%
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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Photo of rredshift
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of JoeyV
3.03/5  rDev -14.4%
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 BlackHaddock
3.06/5  rDev -13.6%
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 Hyperionecta
3.17/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of vinicole
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of safaricook
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Photo of magpieken
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Photo of SmashPants
3.27/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Format: a solid and stumpy, embossed brown 500mL bottle with a swing-top. No label on the side, just a macro label on the neck. Looks pretty cool.

Appearance: a pretty standard amber colour with a lively carbonation. Around a finger of white head that drops to a thick cap.

Aroma: some sweet malt and grain here with just a touch of hop aroma - grass and some citrus.

Taste: pretty much follows the nose - malt and grains with some grass, not so much citrus. Clean flavours.

Aftertaste: some hop bitterness with the grain hanging about.

Mouth feel: light to moderate in body with a medium carbonation.

Overall: not a bad lager at all - better than most. Comes across as more of a pilsener if I am honest. Pretty expensive too at AU$8 per bottle.

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Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.44/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The color is clear golden. The white creamy head is rather tall but quickly settles into nice lacings.

S: Malt, semi-sweet and strong bitter hops (considering the style).

T: Light, but true to the style; malt, semi-sweet. Citric notes and some bitter hops in the back.

M: Aftertaste is short, but bitter. Body is light and carbonation strong.

O: A nice Munich Lager, goes down so very easy...

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Photo of RuudJH
3.45/5  rDev -2.5%
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 Samkabam100
3.46/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of DuncanMcBommer
3.49/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of F_riedrich
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EmperorBevis
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
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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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of phaedrusovchaos
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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