Altenmünster Brauer Bier Urig Wurzig | Allgäuer Brauhaus AG

Altenmünster Brauer Bier Urig WurzigAltenmünster Brauer Bier Urig Wurzig
BA SCORE
3.57/5
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:
#35,715
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
58
pDev:
14.29%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
14
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 58 |  Reviews: 23
Photo of JCBears
2.95/5  rDev -17.4%
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 TasteFiend
4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

Photo of stampfler07
2.5/5  rDev -30%

Photo of rredshift
3/5  rDev -16%

Photo of ronin926
4/5  rDev +12%

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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Photo of Purp1eOne
4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of magpieken
3.25/5  rDev -9%

Photo of Beerman1977
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of EatonHops
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of AnitaBrewski
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of hopnerd
4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.44/5  rDev -3.6%
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 stevoj
2.83/5  rDev -20.7%
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 no8
4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of phaedrusovchaos
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of cdwil
3.75/5  rDev +5%

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 lacqueredmouse
3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

There appears to be two entries for this beer here. This one (with rating B+) and another under Urig Wurzig (with rating D+), both with the same label in the photo. Such disparity!

Pours a slightly hazed golden yellow colour, with a crackling head that dissipates rather quickly, leaving a slight collar of large white bubbles and a film that replenishes itself with the fine carbonation. It's a shame about the lack of head retention, but otherwise, it's a suitable looking Munich Helles.

Nose is pretty decent. Nice German grain character, with a rustic, cleansing crisp malt character, and just enough hops to balance—a slight hint of carbonic acidity and citric tartness. It's subtle, but it allows the malt to do its thing, and that's its job.

Taste is light, but pleasant enough, with a singing sweetness on the back that shies away from being sickly, what with the very light body, and the upswell of grain characters that give it a more savoury tone. Minimal hop bitterness, which is a little bit of a shame, because I can imagine the hops just cutting back the sweetness again a little.

It's a pretty decent stylistic example. Clean enough, with some classic characters. No, it's not a beer to knock your socks off, but beers of this style aren't meant to do that. It's just clean, correct and quaffable.

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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 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 dgilks
3.86/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Perfectly clear golden colour with a thick, fluffy white head. Good head retention.

Mild malty aroma with a hint of herbal hop aroma. Very light.

Light malty flavour with a crisp, bitterness. Slightly grainy with just a bare hint of fruitiness.

Medium-light body with moderately-high carbonation.

A nice, easy drinking Helles Lager with decent flavour. This is definitely not a challenging beer but a real step up from the standard Australian lagers.

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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 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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Beer rating: 3.57 out of 5 with 58 ratings
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