Brewed by Brauerei Pinkus Müller
Style: Altbier
Münster, Germany


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RATINGS: 548   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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Made of organic country malt, top-fermenting yeast, natural hops and first-class brewing water in long-proven brewing procedure, strictly after the German purity requirement.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JaBier (4730) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 1, 2014
Bottle at World of Beer Easton while watching the Germany vs. Algeria game on 6/30/14. Clear gold in color with a thick white head. Aroma of malt, a bit of bread and crisp hops. Malty flavor with mild tartness before a bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
alexsdad06 (5243) - Ohio, USA - JUL 1, 2014
Bottle from old backlog notes 07. Pours a dark golden color with a medium sized white head. The aroma and flavor have grainy, cereal malts, light caramel, grass, earthy notes, the nose was weaker, flavor is boring.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Patrickctenchi (3401) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUL 1, 2014
Bottle: Light, clear gold with a tall, but quick white head. Perfume, lemon aroma. Taste is sweet grain, tart green banana, acidic light fruit...bright. Different..qualities of a pale lager and a witbier in one.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
jbuskirk (404) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JUN 30, 2014
I’ve never had an Alt like this one. That’s not a compliment. This brew looked pale rather than having the lovely copper-amber shade that I associate with the style. Really, it looked more like a Lager than an Alt. The cereal grain aromas reminded me of one, too. I was also reminded of a Lager (a bad one, I should say) when I tasted it. Thin-bodied, light on flavor... just not very satisfying. As it warms, the flavor gets even worse; it takes on a skunky taste. Kudos to this beer for being organic (I guess) but when a beer sucks this hard I don’t care how it’s made.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
HuskerTan (447) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JUN 30, 2014
Bottle. A- Malts, cereal, hay, bread. A- Golden color, clear liquid, white head. T- Malty, cereal, wheat, subtle banana, subtle spice. P- Light body, average texture, average carbonation, crisp finish. O- Tasted a lot like a pale lager blended with a very subtle amount of a wheat beer. Not really anything to get excited about with this one. Just a let down in all aspects.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Davhgbrew (925) - Coconut Creek, Florida, USA - JUN 18, 2014
Wob cap. .bottle. Clear gold. Toasty malt aroma. Slightly corny, bready, and malt flavored moderate bitter beer. Clean tasting lager like. I understand it’s not the northern German alt style so it’s not as caramel and brown colored. Tastes very much like a Munich helles. Clean easy drinking malt forward, slightly fruity and spiced but mostly lager like. Slight grainy sweetness persists. Wouldn’t necessarily reach for this again, unless maybe in Germany.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
amaacks83 (1) - Niagara Falls, New York, USA - JUN 13, 2014 does not count
Bought on a whim at Consumers. Pours an opaque amber, light head. Overall an enjoyable beer, not blowing me away though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hockeybeerguy (1468) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUN 9, 2014
I poured this into a stange. For the appearance, it left a nice foamy concaved semi-laced head and left a good amount of nice white lacing. For an altbier, it sure does look a super light yellow color. The smell had a good German maltiness running about some super light bitter hops. The taste was mostly German maltiness with a nice slightly bitter hoppy background as it warms. On the palate, this one sits for the most part semi-light and ended up having a decent carbonation running about its body. Overall, a weird altbier as I’d almost want to call it a heavier German Pilsener, but okay still a good beer for the most part and worthy of having again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
czar (4109) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 23, 2014
pours hazy light yellow with a small white cap showing a poor retention and no lacing per say. honeyed pale malts, cereals, bland grassiness, faint fruitiness - some grape juice, unfortunately some cardboard and other oxidized molecules. moderate carbonation, light body, relatively dry herbal-grassy finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Onslow (1130) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Pour from a 16.9oz bottle. Slightly cloudy pale yellow brew with white head. Aroma fo lemon grass, light malt. Taste is light malt, tart fruit / lemon with a sour acidic finish. Thin palate. Meh.

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